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Dr. Smith was attuned to the level of Reiki Master in 2011.  He practices Reiki at his office on a daily basis and has provide treatments for thousands of clients.  Dr. Smith approaches Reiki Instruction in Noe Valley in a very unique way.  He combines his scientific background with years of experience as a healer to provide both clear and practical instruction.  His classes integrate audiovisual learning, crystal bowl meditation, group activities, and discussion.  He offers practical insights for those who plan to go into practice.  You will leave with confidence in your ability to provide Reiki to both yourself and others.

Reiki Instruction Noe Valley

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Reiki Instruction in Noe Valley

 There are as many different ways to teach and learn Reiki as there are Reiki Masters in the world.  Each brings their own experience and view of the universe.  At the same time, each group of students brings their own energy, understanding, and expectations to the table.  No two lessons are ever quite the same.

Dr. Smith began his career working in the scientific arena and later transitioned into alternative healthcare.  He is adept at discussing concepts from both Eastern and Western perspectives.  This is quite helpful when introducing students to new and foreign concepts. 

If you choose Dr. Smith as your Reiki Instructor, prepare to have your mind blown.  He will help you gain an understanding of energy work based on physics, history and practical application.  You will have ample time to practice, feel, discuss and discover your innate ability to work with energy. 

You will laugh while being intrigued.  You might cry as energy works its way through your body.  You will discover a new perspective on your body and the world.  Ultimately, you will leave having learned a meaningful tool to use for yourself and if you choose others.


Dr. Smith’s Approach to Reiki

Reiki is classically taught in 3-4 modules bases on the teacher’s discretion.  Dr. Smith chooses to break his teachings into 3 sections.  The first two can be taken in tandem especially if the student is traveling from afar to learn.  However, individual practice and personal development is recommended before proceeding further.

Reiki 1 Classes

In Reiki 1 you will learn how to talk about Reiki which can be difficult.  You will learn the history of Reiki, and as a group we will explore your “energetic anatomy.”   We will do several group activities to help you see and feel the energy in and around you.

We will do several meditations with the aid of crystal singing bowls to help raise our vibrational level.  You will learn hand positions for self-care and have several opportunities to practice.  We will discuss the ethics around energy healing, and you will receive your first attunement.

Reiki 2 Classes

 In Reiki 2 you will learn about power symbols and how to use them.  You will deepen your understanding of the Chakras through hands-on activities.  You will learn how to channel Reiki energy for others, how to provide energy at a distance, and you will receive your second attunement.  There will be ample opportunity to practice both giving and receiving Reiki.

Reiki 3 Classes

For most students, Reiki 1 and 2 are all of the knowledge needed for practice.  In Reiki 3 you are attuned to the level of Reiki Master.  You will learn how to give attunements and how to approach teaching Reiki to others.  For those who are seek to become Reiki Masters, it is recommended that they subsequenly audit or repeat the earlier Reiki classes to help solidify their knowledge and grasp of the material.  Also, it is recommended that they actively practice Reiki for at least 6 months before continuing to this level.

Reiki Class Costs & Class Schedule

Reiki 1 ($300):  Reiki 1 Classes are offered the last Sunday of Every month. Sessions are held in the morning (8 am – 12 pm) and last approximately 4 hours.  Wear something comfortable, preferably in layers as your temperature may vary as you work with energy.  Feel free to bring something to drink and a healthy snack.  It is advisable to have a vegetarian diet the week leading up to a class and refrain from drinking alcohol and caffeine if possible.   You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.*

Reiki 2 ($300):  Reiki 2 classes are taught on the same days and in the same space as Reiki 1 classes following a lunch break.  This is done intentionally for those students who choose to do both classes in the same sitting.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.*

*:  The location of the class may vary depending on the size of the class.  It will either be in Noe Valley or the Castro.  Dr. Smith likes to keep his classes small and tends to have either 3 or 6 students for any given session.  Payment is required in advance of the class.  Payments are non-refundable but transferable to a different date with at least 48 hours notice.

Reiki 3 ($600):  Reiki 3 classes are offered once every 3 months depending on the need.  The price includes the cost of revisiting the Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 classes.  If your prior Reiki training was with another instructor, it is required that you audit classes with Dr. Smith prior to the Master Level class.