Reiki Classes

Reiki Classes

Shoden Class

Teacher: Anne Bentzen, Shihankaku

Dates: November 12 – 14th  (3 Day Event)

Place:  Holmes Camp and Conference Center, Holmes, NY

Time: Friday Meeting Time 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday All Day, Sunday until 2 pm

More Info:
Surround yourself in the beauty of nature at Holmes for this special Reiki Retreat.  Enjoy extra time to immerse yourself in learning the beginning level of Reiki. Jikiden Reiki Shoden teaches the most authentic Reiki history, principles, and how to follow energy. Supervised treatment sessions give students an opportunity to develop their sensitivity to energy and gain confidence. Students receive 3 Reiju and learn 1 shirushi. Japanese/English certificates. All meals are included with course, room and board.  Reviewing students welcome as well as commuting students.  The Holmes COVID-19 policy is modelled after the most recent CDC Guidelines for all indoor programming. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

Shoden Class

Teacher: Anne Bentzen

Dates: June 6 & 13 (2 Day Event)

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: $350

More Info: Level 1 teaches Reiki history, principles, how to follow energy. Students receive 3 Reiju and learn 1 shirushi. Japanese/English certificates

Upcoming Events

Virtual Jikiden Reiki

Ongoing Discussion Series

Mondays at 8 pm 2x per month

​All Jikiden Reiki trained students and teachers are welcome to join via Zoom for support during COVID Restrictions, to share insights on Japanese culture, the Gokai teachings, and to keep our Jikiden Reiki community strong. Q & A regarding Shoden teachings is available at this time. Group Enkaku Chiryo is available for those students who have completed Okuden. All questions related to Okuden are addressed by Okuden teachers.

Contact Anne at 914-588-4079 for an online invitation.

Monthly Restorative Yoga and Meditation Class

Teacher: Rona Levine, Advanced Yoga Teacher

Date: November 18th – Inaugural Class

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Price: $45 Paypal and Zelle accepted at registration

More Info: Reduce stress on heart, mind and body with 1 hr. 15 minutes of restorative yoga poses and breath work designed to bring you into a state of deep relaxation as you release layers of stress followed by 45 minutes of meditation. Register early. Capacity 8. Bring your own yoga mat, pillow and blanket.

Future classes will be the first Thursday of each month beginning December 2nd, 2021.

To Register: Call/Text: 914-588-4079

 or send an email to:

Awaken Wellness Fair

Healer: Anne Bentzen

Date: November 21st

Place: Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center
            450 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

More Info: Treatments are available for 15 or 30 minutes. Discount prices will be available prior to 11/21/21. Free parking


Teacher: Shihan Jan Mizushima

Dates: June 27– 1 Day Class

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: $400

More Info: Jikiden Reiki Level 2 Okuden provides more in-depth teaching for the application of Reiki for emotional/mental issues as well as distance Reiki for those who cannot be treated directly with an in-person session. Students receive 1 Reiju and learn 2 shirushi. Japanese/English certificates.

“Everybody even the people who have received only the Shoden Level, (Reiki 1) have clearly achieved the ability to heal dis-ease.”

~ Mikao Usui, founder of Reiki

What is Shoden?

Jikiden Reiki Shoden class is taught in either 2 or 3 days.  It is never taught in 1 day.  Shoden is the Japanese word for beginner class. Anyone can learn Reiki.  Shoden class is about providing direct hands-on healing for loved ones, friends, and pets. There are no prerequisites or prior experience required to learn Shoden.  All applicants should be over the age of 16. Tuition: $350.00  There is a non-refundable deposit of $50 for Shoden. Reviewing students are welcome to attend the entire seminar for $150 and receive credit on theor attendance card.

Jikiden Reiki Shoden Course Curriculum

  • Reiki History
  • The five principles of Reiki (Gokai).
  • Learn about Reiju, what it does and Receive Reiju (3x).
  • Explanation of the Japanese character for Reiki and the meaning behind it.
  • Learn what Reiki is and how it works.
  • Find out how you can give Reiki treatment.
  • Learn the concept of “Byosen” and how to search for problematic area(s) in the receiver’s body.
  • The Blood Rejuvenation Technique (Ketsueki Kokan Ho).
  • First aid techniques
  • Exercises for practicing Reiki alone
  • Balanced cleansing and the body’s natural cleansing process
  • Learn the first Reiki shirushi (symbol), what it means, how to use it and when
  • Practical sessions giving and receiving Reiki treatments

    Jikiden Reiki Institute

    The Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan was founded by Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi in 2000 to preserve and teach Reiki in its original form as Chiyoko Sensei was taught in 1938 by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. Jikiden Reiki is the “dento” or traditional Reiki without any western influence. The Institute headquarters serve as an office, training center and treatment clinic. A standard curriculum tuition have been established by the Institute for all practitioners and teachers. The Jikiden Reiki Institute has practitioners and teachers worldwide. To date World Congresses have been held in Barcelona, SP and Kyoto as well as a North American Congress in Vancouver, CA in 2019.

    Chairman, Tadao Yamaguchi is my Shihankaku teacher. He has taught Jikiden Reiki worldwide and leads the institute to preserve, teach and promote Jikiden Reiki to traditional medical doctors and nurses as a complementary method to be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Jikiden Reiki is excellent for practical use with every day medical care in the home and can contribution to the reduction of unnecessary use of medications and reduce global medical waste.

    Shihankaku Training, Nova Scotia, June 2019