Frequently asked questions
Which Reiki system do you teach?
Kate's lineage is that of the Usui Reiki tradition. Her teachings are based on traditional Japanese Usui Reiki, combined with a selection of complimentary practices from other spiritual traditions.
It is important to understand that the practice of Reiki has undergone a steep evolution since it was brought to the West in the late 1930s. As a result, there are very few Reiki Masters, even those practicing in Japan, who are teaching in 100% alignment with Mikao Usui's original practices.
Although many people think they are practicing traditional Usui Reiki, this is usually not the case. For example, it is common to find Reiki trainings that include teachings and practices related to the chakra system. Although this system is not part of traditional Reiki, it actually compliments it very well. As Reiki practitioners and teachers it is our reponsibility to make ourselves aware of additions or changes to traditional practices and consciously decide if they are of benefit or not.
Are remote attunements as effective as in-person ones?
As Reiki has the ability to transcend space and time, attunements are just as effective when given by distance, as they are in-person.
Mikao Usui would often attune his students by simply sitting in meditation with them. There was no physical contact; only energetic transmission.
Whether you are receiving an attunement in-person or by distance, everyone's experience is always unique. Some people report having profound mystical experiences, whereas others may not feel much at all. In either case, the attunement will still be just as effective.
Do your courses qualify me to teach Reiki professionally?
You may not be aware of this, but there are no set standards for Reiki education or practice. It is the responsibility of the Reiki community to maintain its own standards.
The benefit of this is that it has allowed Reiki to become more accessible; helping to heal people worldwide, to whom it may not have been available to under different circumstances.
The negative impact is that unfortunately not all Reiki courses are taught to a high standard. For this reason it is important to do your research and find a Reiki Master that you feel aligned with.
Kate's ongoing devotion to personal growth and transformation has led her to train worldwide with international Reiki Masters, Yoga and meditation teachers, Pranic, Shamanic and Buddhist healers. After training as a Reiki Level 1 & 2 practitioner in Cambodia, Kate completed her Reiki Master studies, 200 hour Yoga Instructor, and 55 hour Meditation Teacher certifications in Thailand, going on to study Shamanic Reiki healing and a further 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Indonesia.
Kate has had the pleasure of guiding over 300 individual Reiki healing sessions. She has over 1,000 hours experience teaching Reiki, Yoga and meditation trainings, workshops and classes, and taught Reiki as part of the first Gili Air Slow Food and Yoga Festival.
The courses Kate offers are comprehensive, thorough and of a high standard. They include an even balance of theory and practice, that will provide you with the knowledge, practical skills, confidence required to teach professional Reiki trainings.
Kate has a clear, reputable lineage that traces directly back to Mikao Usui, the founder of traditional Usui Reiki. This lineage will be passed onto you during your attunements.
To teach Reiki you must have completed the Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 trainings.
To take the Level 3 and 4 trainings, a minimum of 6 months consistent Reiki practice is required.
To teach Reiki professionally, a minimum of 1 year's consistent Reiki practice is expected.
If at the time of taking the Level 4: Master Teacher course, you have only been practicing for 6 months, it is recommended to spend a further 6 months developing your practice through self-healing, treating others, attuning and teaching friends and family members.
Can I join this course if I did my previous training with another Reiki teacher?
You will need to have completed Reiki Level 1, 2 & 3 (Master Practitioner) with either Kate or another Reiki Master to join this course.
What payment options and currencies do you accept?
Although our prices are stated in USD, we accept worldwide currencies.
Full payment must be made before a course commences.
Payments for all private courses are to be made via bank transfer. Accepted currencies include USD, AUD, NZD, EUR, GBP and IDR.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
As a small business, every cancellation has a significant financial and energetic impact. If you are unable to attend a course please give a minimum of 24 hours notice, and arrangements will be made to re-schedule your booking. It is also possible to pass your booking onto another person upon agreement. Unfortunately refunds are not available.
Sometimes last minute schedule changes, due to unforeseen events, may require that a course be rescheduled or cancelled. In the event that a course is cancelled by us, then you will be notified immediately by email and/or phone and offered a reschedule date or full refund. Refunds will be made within 24 hours of cancellation, via the same method as the original payment was received.