Jikiden Reiki Shihankaku training
While Reiki is a simple technique that any one can do, teaching Reiki is a big responsibility. One needs to understand and live with the true essence of Reiki and to be able to pass down the Reiki teaching well.
There are strict requirements to become a teacher in the Jikiden Reiki system. One is required to continue offering Reiki treatments as a dedicated practitioner. Once one became a Reiki teacher, it is required to continue practice Reiki while being a dedicated Reiki teacher.
Shihankaku Class requirements
* Practice Jikiden Reiki for at least 6 months after completing the main course (Shoden /
Okuden). Practice Reiki to over 40 different people and a total of over 120 hours of
treatments. (in person Reiki only. Distant Reiki, animal Reiki, and psychological Reiki do
not apply for this practice)
* Repeat Jikiden Reiki Shoden/Okuden class with Mari Okazaki (or a Dai Shihan teacher
who is teaching you a Shihankaku course at least once.
* Write an essay why you would like to become a teacher of Jikiden Reiki
* Join Shihankaku workshop (1 day)
* Live with Gokai
Course fee: CAD $1450.00 (Fee includes Shoden and Okuden Review, manuals, English & Japanese certificates, registration)
Review fee : CAD$200
As a Shihankaku teacher, you will be able to:
* Hold Shoden part 1, 2 and 3 seminars giving a maximum of 2 Reiju per day
* Hold workshops: Reiju-kai, Koryu-kai or Fukushu-kai and Taiken-kai as described on
* Attend the Jikiden Reiki Shihan teacher training course after fulfill Shihan training
Note: Shihankaku teachers are not permitted to teach Shihankaku training.
"I had a most wonderful experience during our four days workshop. The review was very rewarding as you added much depth and insight into the concepts and especially history of Jikiden Reiki. I have always wondered about Shinto concepts as many have resonated with me over the years.
Your unassuming, humble style of teaching reflected what I can only surmise is the traditional instructional approach of respected teacher to students with a relationship of respect and equality. You never once assumed an attitude of "I know more than you and you must learn."
As I mentioned, one of my take-aways from this workshop is not directly related to Reiki: it is your style of gentle respect and willingness to share knowledge in a manner of equality. I am going to try very hard to weave that attitude of humbleness and sharing of knowledge (rather than "teaching" in the western sense) with my university classes from now on.
I feel empowered and humbled at the same time by what we learned. I cannot wait to practice at Shihankaku level although the homework will require some effort with my schedule as it is. I hope my future will allow a reduction in time spent working as I am now, and allow more time for practising and teaching Jikiden Reiki.
As you can see from this rambling, I have had an amazing experience and am finding it difficult to put into words. Thank you so much for this."
~Dr. Cyril M. Coupal, Saskatoon, SK.