19th-20th October 2018  | Bournemouth, Dorset

Discover the healing benefits of the Reiki practice. Deepen your understanding and practice of the hara energy, chakra balancing and other grounding methods that are essential to this experience.

This two-day non-residential course is in line with the National Occupational Standards & Core Curriculum as laid down by the Reiki Council. You will gain the skills to help balance & align your energy flow using Self Reiki techniques to encourage greater balance from a physical, mental, spiritual and emotional perspective.   

How this Course Benefits You

  • At Reiki Level 1 ~ Sho-den, you will learn how to apply the Self Reiki techniques to create a therapeutic beneficial support for yourself.
  • You will receive a Reiju Reiki Attunement during the course through a one-to-one experience with your tutor, which helps you develop a positive Reiki channel.
  • You will be encouraged to explore a deeper understanding of the Reiki practice from a range of perspectives.

Witness the power of Reiki’s natural healing benefits. Through learning various meditation & breathing practices, you will expand your capacity to share the experience with other people. The techniques passed on will help you to be aware of your connection with a greater energy while helping others to do the same.

Topic Summary

Please note the topics covered are provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience.


Topic 1 – Reiki level 1 Sho-den personal Attunements (Reiju)

You will discuss the background of Mikao Usui & Reiki with the Reiki Master Teacher before receiving a one-to-one Reiju (Reiki Attunement) from your Reiki Master Teacher. The Reiju (Reiki Attunements) help you to connect with Reiki flow (Universal Life Flow Energy) and become a channel through which the energy can begin to flow at a higher vibration. Your Reiki Master Teacher will be a guide through the whole experience.


Topic 2 – Reiki Precepts

Expand your understanding of how to use and work with the Reiki Precepts, as the core principles behind Reiki. The Reiki Precepts are powerful keys to help your inner healing journey & act as on-going guides for your personal and spiritual development. Integrating these daily Precepts into your life will help you to support and work with others in this same light.


Topic 3 – Kenyoku Ho (Dry brush/bathing practice ~ energy clearing)

You will be introduced to Reiki techniques which help clear negative energy flow from within and around your Aura field. Kenyoku Ho is a dry brush/bathing practice for energy cleansing on all levels of your being. Your Reiki Master Teacher will guide you through how and when to use Kenyoku Ho, before and after working with others.


Topic 4 – Joshin Kokyu Ho (Reiki breathing meditation practice)

Explore a greater self-awareness from an energetic perspective. You will be taught Reiki Breathing Meditation practices which support your inner flow of Ki energy, helping to clear the Meridians & develop a strong energy centre in your Hara.


Topic 5 – Grounding exercises the Reiki lifestyle

As your knowledge of Ki energy; Hara; Chakra energy centres; Aura field; grow in understanding & deeper awareness, you will be taught the importance of ‘being grounded’ and how to practice daily grounding exercises which help you stay grounded in your practice & life. Reiki will naturally begin to flow into all aspects of your life, helping you to help others.



Bournemouth, Dorset, UK. More address details upon inquiry/booking.

Please email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk for more details

Class Size & Times

Please note that the number of slots available for this course have been limited to seven to allow each participant to have enough time with the Reiki Master Teacher.

Sessions will take place on a 10 am – 5:00 pm schedule. An arrival time of 9:45 am is advised.

Course Fees

Full price: £200 including a vegetarian lunch and refreshments. (Full payments only)

What does my fee cover?

  • Full tuition
  • ‘Reiki Training Level 1’ Manual
  • Personal contact with the Reiki Master Teacher
  • Lunch and light refreshments throughout the day
  • The course is non-residential.

What does my fee exclude?

  • Accommodation
  • Parking / travel


Course Certification

Your success in completing the ‘Usui Reiki Ryoho Level 1 ~1st Degree Sho-den’ course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation from the Special Yoga training centre of excellence.

Reiki Level 1 is the first stage of any Reiki journey, which is the stepping stone onto Reiki Level 2 & Reiki Practitioner Level for those that might like to learn how to work with Reiki on clients & develop their own practice further. There is a minimum of 3 – 6 months in-between these levels, which allows time for Self Clearing & Alignment through daily Self Reiki Practices. It is recommended to stay within the same Reiki tradition & Reiki Master Teacher through each level you progress onto.  

Course Tutors

Harshani Curbishley-Brown

As an experienced Usui Reiki Ryoho Master Teacher, Harshani Curbishley-Brown has been working with Reiki since 1999 & has been teaching & training Usui Reiki Ryoho since 2007.

Harshani is a Professional member of the UK Reiki Federation & the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council; her courses have been recognised through these associations as an approved Reiki Master Teacher.

Alongside her Reiki therapy practice, Harshani is also a Heart of Living Yoga & Integral Yoga Teacher; & has a Psycho-sensory Therapy practice, working with clients with Cognitive Hypnotherapy & Havening Techniques.

Useful Information

What experience do I need for this course?

This course is open to anyone who feels drawn to Reiki. However to have a Reiki treatment with your chosen Reiki Master Teacher before taking the course would be beneficial.

Please note ~ Reiki is not suitable for people who have experienced psychotic episodes or have Schizophrenia.

Can I become a yoga practitioner after completing this course?

Completing the ‘Usui Reiki Ryoho Level 1’ course is a part of your journey which helps you in your own Yoga practice & teachings. This CPD is designed to enhance your existing yoga therapy skills in how you use your own energy flow around others. Progression onto Reiki Level 2 at a future stage helps deepen this practice to work with Reiki therapeutically with others. If you are looking to become an accredited yoga practitioner with us, please contact email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk

What courses could I do after this course?

To see the extensive range of CPDs we have designed to give you practical tools that can further develop your personal practice, view our Special Yoga training courses.

Can we support you in choosing your course?

Take a look at our teacher training journey if you are unsure about your suitability for this course, or if you have any queries please let us know at teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk

Policies & Procedures

For the full course policies and terms & conditions, please click here.



Course Tips
Who can do this CPD Training?
This CPD is open to anyone and particularly benefits students undertaking our training courses seeking to expand their skillsets
Is this course recognised?
You will receive a Special Yoga Foundation Certificate of Participation after completing the course.
Can I practice professionally with this course?
As a Training Centre of Excellence we offer a SYF Practitioner Development Programme for those considering practicing professionally. If you are interested please visit the Plan My Journey Section.
What courses could I do after this CPD training?
After completing the Reiki CPD we suggest taking our flagship course Special Yoga for Special Children. We highly recommend it as it provides a comprehensive guide across all conditions and is the first steps towards becoming a professional practitioner.
Need help booking this course?
We are always ready to help anwser your questions regarding taking our courses. Either contact +44 208 968 1900 or email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk