Discover the Transformative Power of Reiki Therapy

Who would have thought that something as simple as laying your hands on another person’s body could have such a transformative effect  on their general well being. With the practice of Reiki, this is what can happen.

Reiki, has it origins in early 20th century Japan. It is a extensive touch therapy designed to minimize stress and promote relaxation.

It works  by transferring universal energy from a practitioner to a patient to facilitate healing on physical, emotional, and spiritual basis.

It can help alleviate any emotional, mental, or physical pain or trauma that is being experienced, and has become a go-to technique for holistic practitioners around the world.

Reiki” is comprised of two Japanese words: Rei, meaning “God’s wisdom/Higher Power” and Ki: “Life force energy”.

Combining the two word to form Reiki, you instill in your body “spiritually guided life force energy”.

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What is the basic principles and how does Reiki work.

Reiki interacts with the body to balance the body’s main energy points.

These energy points are know as known as chakras,

Chakras when stimulated correctly can nurture physical, mental, and emotional well being.

In our own experience at the Kushi Learning Centre, students who practice or receive Reiki training often describe describe a sense of profound relaxation and calm.

Why Professional Reiki Training is Crucial for Effective Healing

Like any subject you approach for the first time, Reiki should be navigated in a structured, systematic manner following a predefined curriculum and training path.

Although the principles behind Reiki are simple, you will only able to explore its full potential by receiving guidance from a fully qualified professional.

Enlisting the services of a professional will ensure you understand the basic core principles which are:

  • Understanding the energy makeup of the human  body
  • Why intention is important
  • The ethical concerns of energy healing and the body

Without understanding these core basics you will not get a proper understanding of Reiki and could inadvertently channel harmful energies through a body

In addition, professional Reiki training encompasses attunements, which are unique to each individual.

Here a  Reiki master creates openings and balances and connects the student’s channels of energy to the universal life energy.

Attunening the body in this way is essential to gain the maximum understanding and energy boost from each Reiki session.

Also during the training students are shown a variety of hand positions and advanced Reiki techniques which they can then in turn adapt to the needs of their clients when they establish their own practices.

Providing Reiki skills should not be a solitary experience and the correct Reiki training will allow you to build a community of other practitioners where you can share experiences, build up your skill base and empower your practice and those that you heal.

About Kushi Holistic Learning Center

After traveling and discovering so many of the holistic practices of various cultures around the world, Kushi Holistic Learning Center was founded to bring you the power of ancient healing and restorative natural remedies that otherwise might be difficult to embark by yourself.

In our holistic retreat we create the perfect environment and schedule classes in Reiki and other subjects based on the needs of our guests, surrounding the concepts of universal, holistic practices that calm and cleanse the mind, body, and spirit naturally.

Our skills and knowledge have been gained by studying various practices from the natives in Peru, Brazil, Nepal, Europe, and the USA.

This is an ongoing practice and we continue to travel and discover – ensuring our guests are given care of the highest quality.

Kushi Holistic Learning Center integrates universal atmospheres that combine the teachings of all we’ve learned, creating a true sanctuary for the mind, body and spirit of all those who visit us.

More on the history of Reiki

Reiki’s roots can be traced back to Japan. The creator was a man named Mikao Usui who was a Buddist monk in the 20th Century

Usui, was on a quest to discover a form of healing that would not deplete his own energy levels.

His discovery of Reiki came on a 21 day meditation retreat on Mount Kurama in 1922.

For him it was a profound spiritual awakening discovering how Reiki could harness the universal life energy that would help with healing in the body.

The principle he created formed the basis for Reiki and which he felt would create for each human a happier more peaceful life

The principle were :

      • Do not get angry
      • Never  worry
      • Always be grateful
      • Work diligently
      • Be kind to others.

Usui’s techniques were  passed on to a new generation of Reiki teachers and practitioners.  One of Ursi’s students’ was  Chujiro Hayashi, who went on to teach a woman by the name of  Hawayo Takata, who was of  Japanese-American origin.

It was she who brought Reiki to the USA, founding a number of clinics across the country during the 1930s and 1940’s

As the reputations of the clinic grew, this lead to a springboard effect across the world and Reiki clinics and practices opened up internationally.

The Mechanics of how Reiki Works

Reiki works on the basis of there being a universal life force that flows through every individual.

In Reiki it is understood that this life force of energy can be harnessed for good in all of us.

The practical application of Reiki works in the following way.

The hands of the Practitioner are place on or just above the body. Their hands acts as a conduit for the energy moving through the human body.

The practitioner then guides their hands across the body. The client often noting they feel a release or a tingling sensation coming across their whole body at this point

Once the tingling reduces they then feel a deep sense of relaxation.

What is happening here is energy is moving  around the body and unblocking any areas where it cannot flow.

Reiki is designed not to treat just one specific part or area of a body, but instead works on the body in its totality.

Common Myths About Reiki

There are a number of common myths about Reiki which we will address here.

  • Reiki is a religious faith that requires strong adherence to a set of rules. Wrong.Reiki is not a religious belief system. What it is is a universal technique to  channel energies through the body for relaxation and does not require you to follow a set of beliefs in a religious faith
  • Reiki does not imbue you with superpowers! What it is a universal energy system which if attuned correctly through your body can allow for spiritual healing and much better feeling within ones self
  • The final myth is that Reiki can heal conventional illness. This is definitely a myth. Reiki cannot replace proper medical care. What it can be seen as is a complement to medical treatments but not a magical solution to cure all health problems.

Benefits of Reiki

  • Physical and Health Benefits. Reiki has been used in promoting and enhancing the body’s healing process. This is particularly the case in reducing types of pain and inflammation.
  • Reiki has been shown to improve sleep quality as can be seen in this study of hospital nursing professionals. Sleep deprivation can have an extremely negative effect on the body by lowering the immune system defenses and impairing judgement of daily tasks, affecting work performance.
  • Mental and Emotional Health Benefits.Regular Reiki sessions can bring a state of calmness to the body. It can also lead to greater focus and raised mental awareness. Reiki also helps to reduce stress and anxiety by inducing a state of deep relaxation.
  • This relaxation response can lower cortisol levels, which are linked to stress in the body and bad health, and promote a sense of calmness and tranquility. Regular Reiki sessions can lead to improved mental clarity, better focus, and enhanced emotional resilience.It can also help expel negative feelings in the body and provide an opportunity for individuals to address past hurts.
  • It can also play a part in improving Emotional Intelligence, allowing an individual to become the owner of their own personal feelings and in turn improve relationships with those around them.
  • Spiritual Growth and Connection. Reiki can open up oneself to have a deeper understanding of the universe. It encourage focus on the inner self which in turn can lead to a higher state of consciousness, bringing them close to their life’s purpose
  • Reiki is also good at bringing a person into the present moment, being mindful of what is around them in the Here and Now. This can bring with it reduced levels of anxiety as the mind is not constantly running back and forward, from past to the future.

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Why Choose Professional Reiki Training?

Importance of Certified Training

Getting the foundational understanding right in Reiki are the first steps on your Reiki journey.
The certification program curriculum we offer allows you to follow and practice all the main principles of Reiki in a structured and cohesive way.

  • Certification programs are designed to provide a structured and comprehensive curriculum that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of Reiki.
  • With a certified training path all Reiki practitioners will be properly prepared to offer healing session to their clients. Without proper preparation there is a risk that the wrong methods or techniques could be used on customers.
  • Becoming Reiki certified also adds to the professionalism  and reputation of the Reiki movement as a whole.
  • A standard of practice that all Reiki professionals has to adhere to is important for clients but also builds  trust with other healthcare professionals if referrals are required
  • Certified training is also important if you tend to move around with your Reiki practice. In certain countries certification is required for you to receive liability insurance in order to set up your practice. Certification will help you achieve this recognition s as well as allowing you to comply with local laws and guidelines.

Benefits of Learning from Experienced Practitioners

Receiving training from an experienced, certified Reiki  practitioner can provide greater insight for a student of the subject and get them to understand more easily how Reiki works. The practitioner will be able to share real world experiences gained through their extensive experience.

The nuances of receiving this mentoring from an experienced trainer can in turn allow the student to improve their technique when it comes to moving their hands around over the correct energy points on your body.

Also, experienced teachers will encourage student feedback and develop a community for them to participate in, asking questions and receiving online support and feedback.

Reiki Courses Offered at Kushi

Overview of Our Reiki Courses

  • Reiki Level 1

    Our beginner’s Reiki course will guide you through the wisdom of Reiki, an ancient Japanese touch therapy that reduces stress and induces relaxation.
    It can help alleviate emotional, mental, and physical pain or trauma being experienced, and has become a go-to technique for holistic practitioners around the world.

  • Reiki Level 2

    After completing the Reiki 1 course, you’ll obtain the necessary skills to improve your attunement skills to harness both your own energy and the energies surrounding you. This new knowledge will guide you in the Reiki 2 course, where we’ll focus on the etheric body rather than the physical.

  • Reiki Master Course

    Reiki 3 offers its students Reiki Master Teacher training, providing the knowledge and skills needed in order to teach Reiki to others and perform healing attunements. During this course, you’ll learn enlightening Reiki Meditation,  Reiki Master Symbols, how to perform healing attunements, and the ethics and responsibilities of Reiki Mastership

Course Details and Structure

The following is some of our course details and schedule for Reiki.

You will be able to access the full Reiki courses here.

Reiki 1

  • How to connect to your higher self through meditation.
  • Acquainting yourself with the seven chakras including their positions, colors, and meaning.
  • What the aura is and how to protect and cleanse it.
  • How to scan yourself for energy blocks.
  • The full course details are available here

Reiki 2

  • Perform a Spiritual Clearance.
  • Assess how past lives affect present healing.
  • Protect yourself through spiritual and psychic energy.
  • Use symbols in Reiki healing.
  • As an addition to completing this course, you’ll also receive a Tera-Mai Reiki Two manual and Reiki Two Certificate, entitling you to professionally practice Reiki as a level two healer.

Reiki 3

  • During this course, you’ll learn enlightening Reiki Meditation and Reiki Master Symbols,
  • How to perform healing attunements, and the ethics and responsibilities of Reiki Mastership.
  • Increase the amount of power and energy available for your use in healing and increase your focus on spiritual restoration.
  • We include a third Reiki Master’s Symbol, which can be used for attunements.
  • You’ll receive a Reiki Master Teacher Manual as well as a Master Teacher Certificate, enabling you to teach others the advanced healing powers of the technique.

Reiki Share

  • Our “Reiki Share” course provides an inviting environment for those of us that wish to share our knowledge of Reiki, meditate, practice distance healing, as well as give and receive Reiki healing.
  • Join us on our venture in fine-tuning our potential Reiki skills, improving how you work with both yourself as well as others. You’ll be able to speak with others and share experiences, improving your knowledge of the healing powers of Reiki on a personal, experience level.

The Learning Environment at Kushi

We operate a supportive and encouraging learning environment at Kushi. Create this type of environment allows our students to achieve their maximum potential during their stay with us.

As we are situated in the heart of the Irish countryside, there are no distractions for our students, just the joy of being at one with nature.

Remember with  Reiki training there is quite a bit of introspection involved. This introspection requires concentration in a quiet, serene environment.

This is what you will find at the Kushi Learning Centre.

In addition to the ambience, you will find our training facilities are extremely well  laid out with plenty of space for the student to explore and practice their Reiki.

Interaction with Instructors and Peers

All our instructors at Kushi encourage full feedback.

Regular interaction between the students and instructors enhances the learning process leading to successful educational outcomes and an improved understanding of the discipline of Reiki.

Also fluid interactions ensures all students learn together from the instructor, and sometimes of each other. In this way no one is left behind.

You’ll information on our instructors, Leita Carey and Simone Ross here.

Good communication during the class and between students, fosters a sense of community and could lead to long lasting personal and professional connections long after the course has completed.

Testimonials and Success Stories

Leita Carey… one of life’s earth angels.

Leita Carey from Kushi Holistic Learning Centre, Coolaknick, is for me, one of life’s earth angels.
At Kushi, Leita combines her Spiritual Counselling experience, with her spiritual gift of Reiki healing, which in mind is a winning combination. I have been attending Leita’s healing centre and completed my Reiki training with her for over 10 years and she has literally transformed my life.

My daughter has also been attending Leita for quite some time and to be honest, I can safely say the Leita has literally saved her life. Leita provides you with the tools and insight into how to cope with challenging circumstances, how to delve deeply into what lessons you are being shown, how to work towards healing yourself, due to her robust experience in the area of healing on every level.

If you find yourself struggling with the challenges and situations that life can throw at you, then look no further than Kushi Holistic Learning Centre. Leita’s energy is very light and this reflects strongly during your healings with her. Her main aim is to help people and bring peace to her clients and she will work tirelessly to ensure that you become the best version of yourself.

Leita has an innate ability to bring the underlying issues to the forefront, without you even realising it. When you visit her centre, you immediately feel a wave of calmness and feel fully safe in her presence. Her deep connection to the spirit world enhances her healing ability and after your session, you feel centred, light and at peace.

I cannot recommend Kushi and Leita highly enough and would recommend anyone whom is on a spiritual journey and seeking an alternative to conventional medicine, to contact Leita immediately. I promise you; she will change your life for the better and you will never look back.

Wishing you every deserved and continued success Leita

How Reiki Training Transformed Their Lives

I was guided to Leita following a breakup and major life changing period of my life in 2013. It was my first experience of Reiki, and energy healing. I had no idea what to expect. I came away from my first session feeling lighter, brighter and my mind was quieter. After sessions with Leita, I always felt calmer, with my hope in my heart and clarity of the next steps to take.

Little did I know that my path as a healer, energy worker was unfolding from the moment I walked through the door. Reiki was a life saver for me. I felt drawn learn it for myself and others. I was delighted that Leita would be my teacher. Over the next few years completing Reiki 1, 2 and master with Leita, all wonderful experiences which lead me in many new directions.

Ready to Transform Your Life with Reiki?

Our next Reiki course starts on 28th and 29th September 2024. Secure your spot now and begin your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Enroll Now or call us at 087 136 8700 for more information.

Click here to be taken to be taken to the Kushi Courses booking page. You will find our full list if courses there. Select your course. If you have a question please type that in the form field provided. Then click Book Now button. Any queries at please call us on tel:087 136 8700

The next Reiki Classes will be held on the **28th and 29th September 2024**

Contact Us to Enroll

In our About page you will find our full contact information. There is our mobile phone number, our email address, our physical address, a map of our location and an email form if you have a more detailed inquiry.

Your Reiki journey starts here by visiting our booking page.


So in conclusion the key benefits to doing Reiki are as follows

  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation: Reiki is effective in reducing stress and creating deep calm through the channeling of a spiritually guided life force energy.
  • Physical and Emotional Healing: It helps reduce emotional, mental, and physical pain or trauma by balancing the chakras also know as the body’s main energy points.
  • Enhanced Well-Being: Consistent Reiki practice helps with and improves sleep quality, anxiety, and sharpens mental focus.
  • Spiritual Development: Reiki builds spiritual growth by getting an individual to understand themselves through mindfulness and then also understand the universe that surrounds them
  • Complementary Therapy: Reiki is not a replacement for  conventional medical treatment but components of it can be used along with conventional healthcare in supporting the body’s natural healing processes.

Any questions please call us on 087 136 8700


  1. What is Reiki? Reiki is a form of energy healing that originated in Japan, which involves the transfer of universal energy through the palms of the practitioner to the patient to promote healing and balance.
  2. Who Can Learn Reiki? Anyone with an interest in holistic healing can learn Reiki. There are no prerequisites, and it is suitable for all ages and backgrounds.
  3. How Long Does It Take to Become a Reiki Practitioner? The time required varies depending on the level of certification. Typically, it takes a few months to complete the initial levels, with additional time for master and teacher training.
  4. What Should I Expect During a Reiki Session? During a Reiki session, you will lie down fully clothed while the practitioner places their hands lightly on or just above your body. You may feel warmth, tingling, or deep relaxation.
  5. Is Reiki Safe for Everyone? Yes, Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle healing technique that is safe for everyone, including children, pregnant women, and the elderly.