The deeply spiritual, interconnected healing art of Reiki (pronounced ray-key), is a specialty of choice for those who wish to tap into the healing energy of the universe. Reiki is a widely known form of energy healing, considered a holistic system for healing, balancing and personal growth. With roots in ancient Japan, Reiki is based on the customs handed down for generations. As practitioners align with the ancient healer within them, they learn to use ‘Universal Life Energy’ or ‘God-directed Energy’ for healing and relaxing themselves and others, developing higher consciousness, and fulfilling their spiritual purpose.
SWIHA provides the highest quality Reiki training in Arizona. This comprehensive 100-hour Traditional Reiki program may be taken to fulfill part of your primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional skillset, or to further your own personal growth and development.
Students gain the knowledge and experience necessary to incorporate Reiki healing into their own lives and begin practicing and sharing this honored healing art. Graduates of this program earn a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 100 hours of specialization in the field of Traditional Reiki.
* NOTE: Certificates of Excellence are not necessarily designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training and may not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently of a diploma or degree program.
The term “Reiki” is a combination of two Japanese characters – Rei which means “spiritual” or “sacred” and Ki which means “energy.” In the West, Reiki is often described as healing therapy for the universal life force energy – an unseen force that gives us life and flows through us. It is believed when this life force energy is low, we are more likely to become stressed or ill. When it is high, we are more joyful and healthy. Reiki is a clothed modality administered by channeling energy through the hands, and can have remarkable healing effects. Treatments are often described as feeling like a warm, glowing radiance flowing through and around the body.
Although Reiki training involves learning symbols and techniques, the healing ability itself is not “taught” in the usual sense. It is transferred to the student by a Reiki Master during an “attunement,” allowing the student to tap into the unlimited supply of universal life force energy.
SWIHA offers both Traditional and Transformational Reiki programs. Traditional Reiki is based on techniques that have been developed and practiced for many years. Transformational Reiki is a newly evolved teaching of this healing art, incorporating elements from Native American and world ceremonies into the training. Transformational Reiki includes using sounds, chanting and an accelerated revealing of the sacred symbols.
Students in the Traditional Reiki Certificate of Excellence program learn the symbols of Reiki with their function and meaning, attunements and techniques for long distance healing, receive the Reiki Master/Teacher initiation, and share the healing properties of the symbols during a Reiki exchange and in clinic hours. For a complete list of classes, click on “View Program Sheet” above or download our latest class schedule.
Are you interested in Traditional Reiki, but not sure about signing up for the full 100-hour program? At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping you achieve your dream, we invite you to take a test drive and sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before you decide whether to enroll. Get a first-hand feel for what SWIHA is all about!
SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans. Students may be eligible for Federal financial aid for Yoga-integrated programs and both the 600 & 800 hour YTT diploma programs. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
We also offer a 10% concession on tuition* for all programs paid with cash in full at the time of enrollment. **
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
** Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.