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.

One day training (In-person)

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

  • Other ways of using Reiki

  • Reiki meditations and Techniques

  • Reiki I attunement

You receive a comprehensive manual and certificate of completion.

Classes in 2021

Regarding the government announcement training and therapies in person are suspended. Sing up for our newsletter below to be updated when we are coming back or consider the online Reiki training. See the information below.

* Currently, I do extra small groups ( three people) following the social distancing and the Covid-19 Policy requirements.

*If for some reason the scheduled dates don`t suit you, please get in touch. I can do another day by request. The price remains the same.

Please, read our COVID-19 Policy below and be aware before the training you will be asked to fill in the Health Declaration Form.

Online training dates:  

Saturday  13th March    

Saturday 27th March or request your day.

One day training  10 am - 5 pm. Cost £100. 

Training will be streamed live via Zoom, before the workshop I will email you a comprehensive manual and other required materials. 

During the training, I will guide you through the system of Reiki using slides and videos to support the explanation. 

You will receive distance Reiki attunements, we will practice Reiki meditation techniques and self-healing. I will also train you on healing your friends and family members, plants, and pets. Also, there will be available time for Q&A. The certificate will be posted.

After the training: 

You will be asked to do some homework: the 21-day self-healing practice.

I will be happy to support you if you have any questions during your practice.

Join my monthly online Reiki practice if you wish to practice with me and other practitioners.

Contact me.

Friendly environment and small-group training

You’ll learn Reiki in a small group of like-minded people (up to 4 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. 

Join the Reiki community on 

Joining the workshops you will be motivated to practice regularly to discover more about Reiki and you will feel that you are not alone. I will be happy to guide you on this exciting journey. 


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

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 practising already to the best of my limited ability and welcome the journey ahead. Today, on day one, my mind wanders during self-healing, but in time I will get much better.                                                         Kor N.  Edinburgh

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.    Manchester

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

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


  • On the day before the training, please fill up a Health Declaration 

  • The class will be up to 4 people.

  • On your arrival, please sign-in at the desk using a Contact Tracing system

  • Our studio will allow the following required 2 meters distancing.

  • We will ventilate the studio as often we can, before and after the workshop, on the breaks and lunchtime.

  • Please wash/sanitise your hands when you arrived for your training and throughout the day. Hand sanitizer and tissues provided.

  • Distance in Place and face coverings. Face covering is mandatory throughout the building in common areas such as corridors, lift, kitchenettes and wherever the distance of 2 meters cannot be respect​

IMPORTANT: If you develop coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new cough, or experience a change or loss of your sense of smell or taste) before the workshop, please let me know. There will be no cancellation fee for missed or cancelled appointments due to the coronavirus symptoms and you can reschedule your training to another available date.


151 London Road, St. Margaret`s House

 Edinburgh  Scotland EH7 6AE

Shibumi International Reiki Association

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