First Degree Usui Reiki Course

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First Degree Usui Reiki Course

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What happens in this course?

In this course, you will be initiated into the healing energies of Reiki Level 1. Significant personal growth often occurs after this initiation.

This enables you to channel healing energy for yourself, your family, friends, pets and plants.

You will learn how to conduct a hands-on healing session. The focus of this level is on your own development and self-healing.

If you would like to talk to me before committing to a course – please feel free to book a discovery call, I shall be happy to advise.

I like to keep my courses informal and relaxing. My teaching follows a traditional format and observes the beautiful rituals as they were taught to me.
There is transparent integration between theory and practice – everything is brought together within a holistic learning experience.

As always, you are able to book individual tuition with my courses, don't hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in this option.

What's included in the price?

  • Level One Attunement
  • Course manual
  • A Reiki Lineage certificate
  • A First Degree Usui Reiki certificate
  • Ongoing support

Course content

  • Attunements
  • History and philosophy of Usui Reiki
  • Nature of Reiki energy
  • Introduction to doorkeepers and spirit guides 
  • Overview of energetic fields and systems
  • Understanding the concept of holism and holistic healing
  • Overview of the nature of consciousness and meditative practice
  • Practical instruction: Working on oneself, others, animals and plant life
  • Bringing Reiki into all areas of your life
  • Charging food, water, and crystals with Reiki




No prior experience or training is needed, just an open and inquiring mind and the time and commitment to continue practising the techniques.

Your Reiki teacher, Charmaine Howard

I have been teaching Reiki since 2015 and my love affair with it began way before then. No matter what else I have trained in, I always come back to the beauty and simplicity of Reiki.

My teaching is grounded, and practical with plenty of emphasis on theory and developing your own personal practical experience.

I have fostered a great love for Reiki over the years and incorporated it into my life daily, where it continues to guide and teach me.

I hope to create a space for you to truly experience the healing and spiritual growth reiki can offer you.

N.B I live in a caravan so In-person sessions will always change as and when we move around.

Is this course for you?

Absolutely, Reiki is for everyone. Reiki is perfect for people who are wishing to support themselves through life, manage transitions, deal with chronic illness and are interested in stress management, self-healing and personal growth, with the added benefit of learning how to channel healing energy to help family members, pets and friends.

All of my classes are designed so that anyone can benefit from the material presented. The class material is helpful for professionals such as nurses, massage therapists, physicians, or “regular people” who wish to use Reiki for spiritual growth, to help family, friends and for their own self-healing.

Finding the right Reiki Level 1 course for you

When you have decided to start your Reiki journey it is important that you choose a teacher that is right for you. Therefore I offer potential students a discovery call to discuss my approach so they can decide whether the timing is right for their adventure with Reiki to begin. If you are interested in the course but have never had a reiki treatment before, I would advise having at least 1 treatment before the course so you can experience the benefits of reiki for yourself. Please contact me for more information; call 07710 080487 or email


  • Delivered Online or In-Person

  • Delivered at your location

  • UK Wide

  • Beginner level

  • Full day

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I choose to study with you?

    My Reiki courses are straightforward, comprehensive, professional, and interactive and offer an excellent opportunity for personal growth and development. They are suitable for those wanting to work as a therapist as well as those for whom Reiki is for personal use only. They cover everything you need to treat yourself, your pets and others safely, effectively and professionally. They involve lots of hands-on practice so you get to grow in confidence by giving self-treatments & treating others. They include plenty of time for sharing experiences and for your own personal healing. 

    At the end of the course, you will receive the following:

    • Your comprehensive course manual
    • Your Reiki Lineage certificate as well as your First Degree Usui Reiki certificate
    • Ongoing Tutor support
  • Why are we initiated/attuned to Reiki if we are Reiki?

    Receiving a Reiki initiation/attunement is a gift as it invites you to come into harmony with yourself, to unlock your innate power to heal yourself. The word attunement means an act of making harmonious; when we are attuned with Reiki we allow our own internal state to shift, to come to resonate with the inner world of Reiki. This resonance is at the heart of the important sense of “feeling felt” that emerges in close relationships and initiation means ‘an occasion when someone is first introduced to an activity or skill’. So the Reiki attunement/initiation is an opportunity for us to begin afresh.

  • I have done Reiki Level 1/2 before but would like to refresh / retrain it with you, can I do that?

    Yes of course you can! You can attend the course at the refresher rate.

    There are many reasons why students come and repeat reiki level 1/2. I often have students coming to repeat that have either trained under another lineage or have done the training years ago and are wanting a refresh.

    Then there are those who are maybe interested in teaching reiki and would like the experience of seeing how others teach.

    No two reiki teachers are the same; even if they come from the same lineage. Every teacher will teach Reiki based on their own personal experience so there is always a benefit from learning from different teachers and lineages.

    You are not being ‘re-attuned’ as you always have reiki within you but the initiation attunement will give you a consciousness boost wherever you are at, so it will only build on your existing foundation.

  • Who am I able to treat after Level 1?

     After Level 1 you can treat family, friends,  pets and plants with the magic of reiki. Just don’t forget yourself!

    Reiki Level 1 is where we learn the importance of healing ourselves i.e. committing to our self-Reiki practice. Reiki is a path to rediscover our own inner self-healing power, which when practised, can create a certain radiance of healing around us, from which others can benefit.

    It is through healing ourselves that we can notice that our relationships with our family, friends, work and life begin to shift even though we haven’t given them a Reiki treatment. That is the wonder of Reiki, as we open our hearts and our minds we begin to interact with the world around us differently.

  • I do not live in the UK can I still study with you?

    Yes, of course. This course is great for anyone, anywhere in the world. That is why I have online training as well. 

    So that no matter where you are; you too can benefit from the wonder of our courses.

  • When can I do Reiki Level 2 or Level 3?

    The time between the courses is as unique as the individual. Please remember there is no Rush. The most important thing to focus on is the integration of each level's teachings and your own personal experience of Reiki through treating yourself and your family/friends/pets if you wish to share it with them.

    Per my teachings, the minimum wait period is as follows:

    Between Level 1 and Level 2 is 6 – 12 weeks

    Between Level 2 and Level 3 is 12 – 24 weeks

    There is no obligation to continue to Level 2 as for some people Reiki Level 1 is all they want for their self-healing

  • What Ongoing Support do Your Offer Students?

    The role of a Reiki teacher is very important to me. I want to be a part of your Reiki journey and not just at the beginning of it.

    I am available for any questions or support face to face, by phone, email or a DM via social media or post your question directly into my Facebook group (Spiritual Vitality Holistic Academy) so that others may learn from your question as well.

    I provide continued learning with Reiki shares, Reiki days, workshops and retreats. All with the aim to offer a space to deepen your reiki understanding, experience and practice whether you use Reiki for personal growth, practice it professionally or teach it.

    Charmaine is also available for one-to-one Reiki mentoring, this can be a great way to deepen your learning or adjust your practice etc.

  • Are your courses certified?

    I have not had my courses ‘certified’ by a Reiki governing body; as I believe and feel that Sensei Mikao Usui would not want Reiki to be restricted. When you study it you will see and feel that it is something that is ever-changing and growing per person. It is not to be contained in a box but let loose so it can wander, grow and evolve. Reiki itself can do no harm. You do however receive a Lineage and First Degree certificate of completion, upon completion of the course.

  • Refund / Transfer Policy

    A lot of energy & time goes into creating and preparing the space and material for my Reiki courses. The course cost is non-refundable, however, it can be transferred to the next course (in-person or online) if 14 days' notice is provided prior to the commencement of the course.

    I thank you for honouring my time and commitment to providing all my students with an excellent level of training and support.

About Spiritual Vitality

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Whether you are searching for meaning in your life, or whether you wish to raise your consciousness, spirituality, and psychic abilities, change your career or enhance your current life path, this is the place for you! 

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Please take note of when and where In-Person courses are being run. As we constantly move about; comes from living in a caravan.

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