Guidance choosing a teacher
If you are thinking of taking a Reiki course there will be many questions you will want to ask the potential teacher. First you will want to know a little bit about Reiki Classes and how Reiki is taught before you contact the teacher. Then you will want to talk with the teacher to see if you are compatible with one another. The most important thing is to feel confident and comfortable with your decision.
Know what it is that motivates you to search out a Reiki Teacher. Express those intentions to the potential teacher so they will know what it is you are looking for from this experience. Each teacher is a little different from the other. You will find that by talking to several different teachers, one will stand out to you, follow your intuition and you will have chosen correctly.
Be wary of teachers that offer to take you to the Master level over a weekend or classes that are taught over the internet. The practice of Reiki is just that, a practice that deserves commitment on the students part and the part of the teacher.
QUESTIONS YOU MAY WISH TO ASK A POTENTIAL REIKI TEACHER
When you are looking for a Reiki Practitioner or Teacher, it is a good idea to have a list of questions to ask them. This comprehensive list may help guide you in your search for the right Reiki Teacher or Practitioner for you.
How long have you been working with Reiki?
What training have you had?
How do you incorporate Reiki into your own life?
How long did you train for?
Who did you train with?
What is your lineage?
Were you attuned in person by your Reiki teacher? ~~The answer to this should be yes
How often do you teach?
Will you provide books and course materials?
How many hours in-person study does the course entail?
Will there be hands on experience throughout the course?
Is there post course support?
How much does the course cost?
What qualifications are required to take Reiki Training? ~~The answer to this is, there are none.
Will I get a certificate upon completion of the course?
Can I take notes and tape record the class?
Is there a Reiki support group in my area or can you help me establish one?
Will you openly support me in being a successful Reiki practitioner or teacher?
What is your attitude towards other Reiki practitioners and teachers?
The most important thing is to be aware of how you feel about their answers.
Are they responding in a loving manner that is supportive and empowering?
Listen to your heart and you will be guided to the right teacher for you.