This Reiki Level I is a beginner`s course where your journey begins.
In the Japanese system of Reiki, it`s called Shoden and means `first teachings'. These are the first teachings of the system of Reiki. In this practical Shoden courses you will learn how to help yourself with a daily healing practice and how you can help your friends and family using Japanese healing techniques. 

Who can learn Reiki?

Anyone can learn Reiki. There are no special requirements. You just need to be open-minded and be prepared to spend a day with like-minded people, exploring an exciting energy method.

Friendly environment and small-group training

You’ll learn Reiki in a small group of like-minded people (up to 6 people) to make sure that you receive individual attention from your teacher in a relaxing and peaceful environment.

Peace of your mind.

When you learn Reiki, you’ll find that this brings a sense of peace, and helping you to feel more positive and better able to cope. Reiki helps you to de-stress and find your spirituality free from any religion or dogma.

Experience self-healing

Spend a little time each day working on your self-healing and share these benefits of Reiki with your friends and family. 

Your teacher will support you

Your friendly and experienced Reiki Master will guide you through everything you need to be able to use Original Japanese Reiki straight away, for yourself and to help your family and friends. And she will be on hand to deal with any questions or concerns that you have in the weeks and months after your course.

Become a part of our community after the training

-Join our Facebook group `Healing Hands Edinburgh the Reiki group`

-Attend our monthly Reiki shared practice

-Ongoing support and advice from the teacher.

-Take an opportunity to join our workshops and retreats.

I have been receiving Reiki from Maija for many years now. It has helped me in so many ways so much so that this year I decided to learn the incredible healing system for myself. What a brilliant day I had. Maija created a peaceful environment in which to learn. She had a great way of explaining everything giving a good understanding of which to build. The notes are thorough, clear and easy to process, everything you want when starting something new. I am looking forward to my first meet up to practice and get advice on moving forward and developing my skills in the system. :)                   Holly T. Edinburgh

One day training 10 am-5 pm           Cost £150

(£70 deposit required to secure your space)

During the course you will learn:


  • History of Reiki

  • What is Reiki

  •  How to use Reiki in daily life

  • Practical guidelines for using Reiki.

  • Reiki principles

  • How to practice Reiki yourself, your family and friends

  • Reiki meditations and Techniques

  • Reiki I attunement

You receive a comprehensive manual and certificate of completion.

Classes in 2020:​​

Due to pandemic coronavirus all dates where cancelled till further notice.

Please, get in touch if you wish to be informed when the dates of the training will be available for bookings. 

To enrol for the course:

STEP 1: Choose a date, and fill up the booking form below

STEP 2: pay a deposit of £70 to secure your space

When you have completed your booking we will send you a confirmation. The outstanding balance has to be paid on the day of the course.  I accept cash/card payments.

Cancellation policy is 48 hours to get a full refund or you can reschedule to another available date of the training.

If you can`t do weekends or wish to have one to one training, please get in touch.

Once again, thank you very much for your teaching.  It was a beautiful inspirational day and I think I have fallen in love with Reiki!  I haven’t been so happy in years and changes that I feel in my energy are tremendous.

Danka N. Edinburgh

Thank you, Maija for a wonderful course with you yesterday.  Annie and I are really inspired by your teaching and we feel very grateful to you.  I have started the 21 days of healing and am practising also on a sickly peace lily that forgot to get water.                                            

Ellie C. Edinburgh

May I  thank you for the wonderful gift of Reiki you gave me on Sunday. It was a wonderful experience and a wonderful introduction to something I hope will now form part of the structure of my life ahead. I am practicing already to the best of my limited ability and welcome the journey ahead. Today, on day one, my mind wonders during self-healing, but in time I will get much better.                                                         Kor N.  Edinburgh

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience on Sunday, I found it fascinating and empowering, and have been practising. This morning I awoke and lay in bed doing self-healing Reiki. And I have an intention to make this a part of my daily routine so thank you for teaching me this practice.                               

  Liz T.  Edinburgh

Thank you for the training session today. It was a very intense session for me, full of knowledge, wisdom, relatable examples, experiences and practices. After the session, I felt like I had come for a retreat. It was so refreshing and in a way, you answered all of the questions I had in mind - about my own well being, about life in general, about being gentle towards myself, about staying in the present moment.    Thank you!

Vandana P.      Edinburgh

Reiki is a whole new world and once you start you can develop your skills all your life. However, in just one day, Maija managed to explain it all in a very understandable and easy to follow way. We were part of the process from the very beginning, interacting in discussions and later on practising as well. The atmosphere was very relaxing. Being a small group helped me to easily open up and share personal thoughts and experiences. I will strongly recommend the course because you can learn a lot about yourself, about who you are and whom you’d like to be. You can learn how to develop your instincts and trust them. I don’t think many people give themselves a lot of credit but you should start by learning how to love yourself first. For me, the journey has just begun.                                             Iliana V. Devon

Healing Hands Edinburgh The Reiki School

Shibumi International Reiki Association

21 Albert Street, Edinburgh. EH7 5LH


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