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Reiki Level I Shoden Class March

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Reiki Level I Shoden: In-person certification training in March

Traditional Japanese Reiki I/Shoden Training

About this event


An 8-hour Reiki certification class in the Japanese form of Reiki the “Usui Reiki Ryoho”.

Class Dates: 4 Fridays: March 8, 15, 22 and April 5 from 12PM to 2PM. Students are expected to arrive 10 minutes prior to class.

Participants need to attend all sessions to certify.

This class has a minimum of two students, if the minimum is not met students will be transferred to the next month’s class.

About the class:

Reiki is a spiritual healing method that promotes balance, wellbeing, and personal growth. Developed in Japan in the 1920s by Usui Mikao, Reiki is now practiced around the world in many different forms. Its original name “shinshin kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho” translates to “Usui Healing Method for improving body and mind”.

This class is a 2-week training in the traditional Japanese practice of Reiki. Attendance to the entire program is required to certify.

In this class, you will learn the practice of Reiki for yourself and others. This training has a strong focus on self-care which will enable you to create the foundation of a solid personal practice that supports you in your life. It is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced practitioners interested in the traditional Japanese way of Reiki. All are welcome. There is no prerequisite.


-Learn to relax, meditate, and cultivate balances, wellbeing, and compassion in life

-Live with greater ease, clarity, joy, and equanimity

-Empower yourself and others

-Establish a personal practice to support wellbeing for oneself and others

-Learn to respond rather than react to stress, anger, and worry

-Connect deeply with the essence of who we are as human beings and what it means to live fully


-Reiki history, its origins, and evolution

-What is Reiki and how to practice it

-The 5 foundational elements of the system of Reiki

-How the Japanese energetic system works

-Breathing meditations to strengthen and clear your energy

-How to perform hands-on healing for ourselves and others

-The 5 Reiki precepts as life-guiding principles to live life in balance and harmony

-Receive Reiju or spiritual blessings


-8-hour training in the traditional Japanese art of Reiki, the “Usui Reiki Ryoho”

-Tools and practices that will remain available to you throughout your lifetime

-Lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and practice time

-Manual and certificate of completion

-Official training that follows the International House of Reiki standards of practice

-Class led by an experienced Reiki teacher, trained in the US and Japan, and direct student of world-renowned teacher Frans Stiene

-Ongoing teacher support and access to the International House of Reiki/Ki Campus/Community


-Commitment to practice is key

-Attendance to the 2 sessions (8 hours total) is required to receive a certificate of completion

-Additional reading: The Japanese Art of Reiki” by Frans Stiene and Bronwen -Logan (Stiene)

-Makeups may be scheduled at the discretion of the teacher

-Thank you for being on time

For any questions about the training, please contact the Reiki instructor, Veronique Frede at moonstonesanctuary@gmail.com and visit her website www.moonstonesanctuary.com

Student quote:

“This class was a blessing. Veronique is knowledgeable, insightful, and has a very pleasant energy. The four-week course was well rounded and allowed me to fully appreciate the information between classes. The student portal has also been a valuable resource in my continued practice. Although there will always be much more to learn I feel this class was truly a pivotal point in my spiritual journey. I look forward to my Level 2 training.” – Alexandra

“This class was exactly what I needed, and something I was looking forward to every week. Veronique’s style of teaching and sharing is loving, knowledgeable, and accessible. Reiki taught me about “holding space” and the importance of moment-by-moment presence and awareness. By the end of Level I I felt confident in practicing on myself, friends and family. I highly recommend it. Moreover, the environment at the Japanese Institute is calm, clean, and serene, perfect for learning.” – Laura B.


Veronique is a certified Reiki Teacher/Practitioner in the Japanese lineage “Usui Reiki Ryoho”. Originally from France, Veronique has been studying and practicing Reiki in various parts of the world and settings since 2008. Aside from her private practice, Veronique has worked and volunteered in a hospital, a cancer wellness center, yoga studios, and a senior living community. She became a Reiki Teacher at the Japanese Culture Center in Chicago in 2019.Veronique has been exploring both traditional and more contemporary approaches to the practice of Reiki. She has pursued these varied interests in the US as well as in Europe, and Japan where Reiki originates from. Veronique believes in daily practice and continuing education. She is a graduate student from the International House of Reiki and the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP), a professional member of Shibumi International Reiki Association, the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). For more information, please visit her website www.moonstonesanctuary.com


March 8
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Japanese Culture Center
2940 N Lincoln Ave Unit 2
Chicago, IL 60657 United States


March 8
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Japanese Culture Center
2940 N Lincoln Ave Unit 2
Chicago, IL 60657 United States