Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Teaching in Person

I've been teaching local Reiki classes for the first time this month, and tonight my Kundalini Reiki class of eight wonderful students will receive their final attunement. I'm also teaching Reiki for Parents, and it's going very well.

I was nervous at the start, because all of my Reiki teaching, with the exception of one-on-one classes, has been remotely via my website. There have been over 200 students in the past year and a half, and that's a lot! I am confident and absolutely adore teaching Reiki. But facing a class full of people in a room was somehow a little daunting to me. It's funny too, because I'm a teacher, and have been teaching kids and teens various subjects for over 13 years. But a room full of adults? That felt different!

I took a leap. I trusted that all would be well, and that my teaching ability and passion for Reiki would support me in helping everyone understand and feel the energy. I had to decide how I would attune everyone, since I knew I could do it all at once by simple intention. Instead, I decided I would pass along the attunements individually to everyone in class (I touched each person on the shoulders, intending for him or her to be attuned as he or she intended to accept the attunement). Then I moved to the next person, and at the end, I sat at the table and felt the energy flowing between my hands as it continued working. After about 20 minutes, everyone opened up their eyes, having felt the attunement energy reach completion. Kundalini Reiki attunements don't have the ritualized aspects of Usui Reiki attunements, so no more is needed than simple intention for passing the attunements along. Once everyone had opened their eyes, each person spoke of his or her experience, and each person's was unique and yet powerful. I can't express how grateful I am for the ability to help open people to Reiki energy and that it works every time.

Everyone returned the next week with stories about helping other people with Reiki, or their pets, and one person even saw his plant improve after he gave it Reiki! Some of them had sent distance healing, and it was felt and the recipient felt better. It was really exciting to see how they had all started realizing the benefits of Reiki, and experienced the results for themselves.

Some of my students have been in touch with me via email in between classes, with questions, or to share their excitement about the power of Reiki. I love hearing from them.

So this has been a wonderful experience for me as well, and a learning experience too. I learned that I am capable of facing a class full of students, and giving the information about Reiki clearly, as well as passing on attunements in person. I learned that I can share my passion for teaching Reiki in person as well as via email, and it's equally well received. I shed my anxiety over teaching adults, and feel much more confident now.

I look forward to more opportunities to teach local Reiki classes and more distance students as well. I truly believe that everyone should learn Reiki because there are so many benefits and we all have this power inside us to tap into for our own healing and wellness. I am blessed and so very grateful for the opportunity to work with each person that gives me the chance.



BruceMiller said...

Just a quick congratulations to you. Getting the feet wet for the first time takes a lot of courage. Well done. I'm a Reiki Master and I'm also a broadcast announcer with a local radio station in Queensland Australia so I'm well aware of some of the jittery feelings that can suddenly come over you at the wrong time not only with a new type of Reiki class but also I can vividly remember the first Time in front of a mike knowing that there were probably 20,000 people listening... So good luck with every new challenge Reiki can present for you..... Light and peace to you......Bruce Miller

Alice Langholt said...

Hi Bruce,

Thank you so much for your comment! I'm glad there are others out there who can relate to the feeling, and I'm grateful for the success of my first local class endeavor. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and for your congratulations, light and peace that you extend as well.


Star said...

Hi Alice. I'm a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher in Southern California. I love teaching Reiki in groups. It gives a real Reiki brothers and sisters feel. I like them to exchange numbers so that they may share their Reiki experiences. The Attunements are always incredible, with a ton of energy and HEAT in the room.
Sending Love, Light and Laughter,

Mary Reiki said...

Alice, that is interesting. You thought reiki over the computer. I can't wait to get my master/teacher certification.

Alice Langholt said...


I do teach Reiki remotely and it's extremely effective. If I can be of any support to you, please let me know.


TN said...

believe it or not you can also Usui Reiki empower people just by intent with out formal rituals. Have you read the book REIKI: The True Story by Don Beckett, who is one of my Reiki Master teachers.

Love and light my holy sister!!