For Beginners: First Degree  Reiki Training Program

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Level 1: Shoden

Overview:  This class is designed for the beginner Reiki student. In addition to being introduced to the history of the  Usui Shiki Ryōhō lineage of Reiki and its principles and precepts, this class will support the development of your natural intuitive senses. Students are taught the traditional Japanese Reiki hand positions for optimal practice on oneself and others, and are initiated to the First level of Reiki energy, known as Shoden, which translates as  "Elementary/Entry Teachings."  

This class places attention on the personal application of Reiki, such as self-practice and self-care, and gives you tools for working with others effectively.

 To enrich the learning environment and self-practice, students are also introduced to the basic principles and applications of mindfulness meditation practice from the Buddhist perspective.

Students can expect to explore and discuss the current medical benefits of practicing Reiki as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and will be expected to  actively engage in lively discussions exploring the rich intersection between spirituality and science.

New Course Developments! Post- Degree Self Development Coaching:
 To deepen each students' self-development throughout their training period, this program now offers 6 post-degree coaching sessions with Jennifer Kerns, Depth therapist and coach. Spiritual Coaching sessions hold space for deepening the psychospiritual development of each Reiki practitioner as they navigate and integrate their initiation into this profoundly healing  spiritual practice. Students can customize these post-degree coaching sessions to meet their specific training needs. 


This course closes with basic marketing and business management skills that support the clear communication of Reiki while working with others professionally. 

Course Dates:  Individual and small group courses designed to fit your schedule.

Pre-requisites:  One  Reiki Intake Session  with Master Teacher Jennifer Kerns.

Time:   8 classroom hours and 4 Reiki practicum hours in a total of 3-4 sessions,  plus 6 post-degree Self-development coaching sessions throughout Reiki training period.


Total Course:  12 classroom hours over 2 -3 months, plus six post-degree coaching sessions. Students are  expected to complete at-home self-study exercises, reading, journaling, and self-Reiki practices throughout the course. Past students report averaging 5 - 7 of self-study hours per week throughout their training period. 

Location:  Burlington, VT

Certification:  Students completing the course will receive a First Degree certification in the  Usui Shiki Ryoho Lineage of Reiki Natural Healing.

Instructor:    Jennifer Kerns  is the owner of Temenos Vermont. A clinically trained Depth psychotherapist (Jungian therapist, Pacifica Graduate Institute), teacher, and meditation instructor, Jenn has studied Buddhist meditation and Subtle Energy Medicine extensively, having lived and studied with teachers in  India, Bolivia, and Peru. She is a certified Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui lineage of Reiki Natural healing, and a member the Center for Reiki Research, a national organization that works to promote scientific awareness of Reiki. 

Tuition Sliding Scale Fees:  Sustaining: $2,800; Mid: $2450; Base: $2142;  

You choose.  
(Fees do not include required textbooks, $50.00).

 *Please note that 'sustaining' fees reflect the "actual" at-cost administrative fees for running this program. Students are invited to pay within their means,  at the sliding scale 'tier' that feels most manageable.  Please note that monthly payment programs are available for students. 

Scholarship:  VSAC Non-Degree Grants Available to Cover Full Tuition.