Training Opportunities 

Learning Reiki 

When you've experienced the benefits of Reiki treatments, the natural step for many people is to deepen their understanding and spiritual connection by learning for themselves.  The courses take just a couple of days and, while simple to learn, the practice of Reiki will last for a lifetime.  Proud of her Reiki lineage, Melanie teaches a traditional form called Usui Shiki Ryoho (USR) - "the Usui System of Natural Healing".

Melanie fundraises so that she can offer training Bursaries to NHS nurses (..... "Nurs-aries") and support workers:

Level 1 - £25 bursary 

Level 2 - £50 bursary

Please contact Melanie to find out more and to complete a simple application form. 

Reiki level 1

This is the First Degree Initiation into the USR system, honouring the spiritual lineage of grand masters Usui, Hayashi, Takata, Furumoto and Reindl.  Students will receive four initiations and will become confident in using a sequence of hand positions for self-treatment and for treating others. You'll learn about the history of Reiki and the Reiki principles, and will practise self-treatment and giving treatments to others, with the emphasis on good practice and ethics.  

The focus of the course will be the practical integration of Reiki into everyday life, for self-healing, for use with friends, family and children, as well as plants and animals.  You will have lots of time to practise with each other and to start to experience the potential of Reiki to become a spiritual practice.  If you're already a Level 1 student, you're welcome to come along to review the course (50% discount), specially before attending Level 2 training. 

Reiki 1 (£250) is generally taught over a weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 - 16:00 (approximate end time):

Course dates

  • Saturday & Sunday, 10th & 11th February 2024 - Booking closed
  • Saturday &  Sunday, 20th & 21st April 2024 - Open for bookings now
  • Saturday & Sunday, 8th & 9th June - Open for bookings now
Reiki Level 1 students are warmly invited to attend regular Reiki Shares at Melanie's home practice.
Reiki master images present at Reiki training

Traditionally, photos of Reiki Masters are displayed at Reiki classes and events, honouring the spiritual lineage of the ascended Grand Masters: Dr Mikao Usui, Dr Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata & Phyllis Lei Furumoto and with gratitude for the dedication of Johannes Reindl who succeeded Phyllis Lei Furumoto as Grand Master and current Lineage Bearer in 2019.

Reiki level 2


This is the Second Degree Initiation and is for those who wish to deepen their Reiki practice.  The focus is on distance healing and learning tools to further support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. As well as those who are new to Level 2,  Usui Shiki Ryoho students wishing to review this level may find it helpful for re-connecting with the teachings and deepening their understanding.  Classes are held in small groups over two days over about 8  - 10 hours.  Reiki 2 (£400) is generally taught over a weekend between 10.00am -  3.00pm (approx) daily.  


2023 Course dates:

  • Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th February - Bookings closed
  • Saturday & Sunday, 4th & 5th May - Open for bookings now
Regular Reiki Shares are for all students, while Circles are offered for Level 2 students and above.

Both courses will close with a question and answer session and you will receive a certificate. Students will be invited to attend an informal review a few weeks after training.  

To book a place on a Reiki 1 or 2 course, Contact Melanie 


'Stepping into Public Practice' workshop

This annual training opportunity is aimed at Level 2 students who are preparing to give Reiki treatments to members of the public, which can mean working from home or in a clinic environment.  Since 2010 Melanie has been in professional practice in both clinics and the NHS so it's natural for the emphasis of this workshop to be on best practice, ethics, national occupational standards, record keeping, feeling confident in communication about Reiki and all aspect of ensuring the highest standards as you offer treatments beyond friends and family.  

Keeping the practice of Reiki at the centre of everything we learn, the workshop will blend theory, practice and role play and you will receive a helpful resource pack.   Limited to small numbers, ongoing mentoring and check-ins can follow the workshop.

  • Approx fee £200.  Please enquire about dates.

Just for today... the Reiki principles

The Reiki principles are honoured when learning and practising Reiki.