Reiki 1 Class – August 1st/2nd


This Reiki level 1 class (Shoden) is being taught by Seth Nickinson of Santa Barbara Reiki. The Shoden level means “First Teachings,” and it is meant to align and orient you to the Reiki energy.



I will share with you the Reiki teachings as they were offered to me, adding the knowledge I have gained in the last decade of actively practicing Reiki. More important than any detailed “system,” I believe learning Reiki rests on two things: aligning to the specific nature of this healing energy, and receiving a direct transmission from teacher to student – that is what we call the “attunement.”

Course Structure


reiki circle

We will meet in an intimate group (capped at 8 students). We will meet in a comfortable room to read, talk together, and do experiential exploration of the Reiki energy. It will be both a sacred and a playful space. We will learn to place Reiki hands on ourselves and others. There will be no formal test, but we will be helping each other learn.

The first day will be approximately 6 hours, held in a lovely healing space. On the second day, we will reconvene to identify how the Reiki has affected us, refresh our knowledge, and toward the end, you will receive your Reiki 1 attunement. We will do the second partial day outside in nature, if all participants are able.


Course Content

Reiki 1 course content will include:

  • Basics of Reiki energy
  • History of Reiki
  • 3 Pillars and 5 Principles of Reiki
  • Chakras
  • Hand positions for self care
  • Hand positions for working on others
  • Practice with other class participants
  • Reiki shares and Reiki mawashi
  • Professional ethics
  • ATTUNEMENT – the formal process of transmitting the Reiki healing practice


plus, you will receive:

  • Reiki 1 binder with all kinds of helpful handouts
  • Reiki 1 certificate
  • Personalized Lineage chart
My Own Reiki 2 Class

My Own Reiki 2 Class




Saturday, August 1st, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, August 2nd, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Sage Center for Health, 22 N. Milpas St., Suite D, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (map)

Sunday to be held outdoors if participants are able.


The cost for this course is:

$165 prior to July 26th

$195 after July 26th

registration is limited to 8 participants


You may pay by cash, check, credit card or Paypal. Please contact me at or at 415-305-3058 to arrange for cash or check.

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Feel free to contact me to learn more about this class, or other upcoming classes.



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