Usui Holy Fire Reiki Courses

I teach all levels of traditional Usui with contemporary Holy Fire Reiki.  Levels I and II are spread over two consecutive Half Days  
(or online with  two-hour videocalls or Zoom meetings, followed by in-person meeting in Grasse St Jacques when it's safe after lockdown)  
to allow you to comfortably absorb the higher energies and for feedback and questions the day after your initiation.   Initiations/attunements/placements are recognised by the UK Reiki Federation and ICRT Reiki Membership Association (USA).  The  courses are detailed, practical, in-depth (details below) with ample time to practice on yourself and others and learn all you need to know at each level, and more.  Lunches, soft drinks and fruit are included.  

With lockdown, the Courses take place on line and finish in person when it is safe to do so, following safety and social distancing guidelines.  
Level I Course: 
 £175. Group discounts available.
Level II (Practitioner) Level Course: £255. Group discounts available.
ART/Master/Teacher Levels: please enquire.

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All Courses are also available in London:  

Upgrade your Reiki, boost with higher energies

If you're already attuned to Reiki and would like a booster attunement to Holy Fire III

A Holy Fire Placement enables the Reiki energy to go straight to the recipient, rather than through you the Practitioner.
On presentation proof of your existing Reiki Certificate and/or Reiki membership, you can upgrade your Reiki with a Holy Fire III Placement, at your current Reiki level.  
Allow 2 hours, Zoom meeting / in person when safe to meet.


"The process of attunement is what sets Reiki apart from every other laying on of hands or touch healing. The attunement is not a treatment, it creates the healer. From this point on, the person who has received the attunement is a Reiki practitioner."   Diane Stein, author "Essential Reiki".

Level I Course

Level I courses are for adults and accompanied children from 7 years old.  During lockdown, most of the Course is with videophone / live online Zoom meetings.  If you run a business, hair salon or spa facility, consider including Reiki for you and your staff to calm and increase productivity.  Your training can start virtually straight away: contact me with your queries and availability.

 After attending Reiki First Degree, also called Reiki I, and sufficient self-practice, expect to feel confident to give reiki to your family, friends and pets.  Typically, Reiki I promotes physical changes.

You will be able to use Reiki on yourself straight after this course.  After self-practice as instructed, you can expect to confidently give yourself full reiki treatments to promote self-healing and balance your chakras.  Positive physical changes are commonly experienced after Reiki I.  

This Course takes approximately 8-10 hours, depending on attendees.  During lockdown, this is spread over three 2-hour online Zoom / videophone calls, with an in-person meeting when it's safe to do so, at Grasse St Jacques in the garden or indoors respecting COVID distancing guidelines.  I prefer to teach over two consecutive days to see and hear how you are after your reiki attunement, before the follow-up reiki experiences the following day.  Everyone needs time to absorb and adjust to Reiki's high vibrational energies.  

Accommodation, after lockdown, is also available - see below. 

After the Course, follow up includes email / phone support and Healing Attunements if required in the event of a personal crisis within the following 21 days.  

Occasional Reiki shares, after lockdown where you can meet other reiki friends and relax with guided Reiki meditations/Holy Fire Experience before we exchange reiki with each other in a small group (10 euros).   After attending the course, you can still receive Reiki treatments as well as your self-treatments.  I run Zoom online Reiki meditations and Experiences - see the Reiki Treatments page.

Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki, Level 1, Course content :

learn about Reiki, history, Reiki ideals, lineage, time and space

receive Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Placements (initiation attunement into Reiki)  

how to treat yourself, friends, family and pets (after 21 days self=practice) 

how to scan yourself, people and things

4 or more guided reiki-specific meditations and visualisations and experiences  

understand the energy body - chakras, meridians, auras and our body's systems

eastern and western Reiki hand positions for healing yourself, family, pets, computer, car; and ample time for practice

contraindications, cautions; healing crises in case they arise; ways to clear a space of harmful negativity

Manual and Usui Holy Fire III Reiki Level I Certificate.

refreshments and lunch


It's important to keep yourself properly hydrated as this enhances reiki.

Follow up with self-treatments for 21 days to allow the Reiki to be fully absorbed at all auric levels and to escalate your energy

Follow-up support with email/phone.

50% discount for children 7-16 years when Course attended with accompanying paying adult.  Consult the family - they might all want magical  healing hands!

Contact me for dates and times that suit you and you could be attuned to Reiki within a few days.

I had an amazing experience the past two days, a lot of different physical feelings and emotional feelings, some of them I had never experienced before.  I was very tense and worried before I came for the first session, but I am now so glad that I went through this process; I have a feeling of relief (huge relief) inside of me but also peace, joy, happiness and contentment.  I hope to hold these feelings with me always.  Thank you for much Kathy for making this experience as gentle and smooth as possible, it has made all the difference, I guess, and thank-you for sharing this gift."   Pauline, after Reiki I attunements, January 2018.

Kathy, thank you so much for this amazing day..."  

Some weeks later: "This is just to let you know that everything is ok on my side.  I'm back to work now and Reiki is working its magic there as well, as you told me it would, and it feels great... It is very interesting, I have a lot of new sensations in my hands and within my body.  I can feel more."    Paula, Levels I and II, 2018.

After spending time with Kathy and teaching me reiki course 1, I have kept practising self healing everyday and I'm learning more and more about the power of reiki. For 15 years I've had a very self destructive daily habit that, as much as I tried over and over again, I kept on failing to stop the repetitive behaviour. During my 21-day self healing, I've found the strength to just stop! I can't tell you how much of a miracle it feels to me. It has and will continue to make a positive difference in all areas of my life. And I'm so so thankful to you Kathy - you are a warm, caring, shining light. 

Chrissie, 2017.  (After an attunement, there is a 21-day period of self-Reiki at home to fully absorb at every auric layer.)

Usui Holy Fire III Reiki, Second Degree Course

Level II, Practitioner level

Take this Level II course if you'd like to develop your reiki further, become certified as a Reiki Practitioner, and help more people in this uniquely healing way.  Personally for yourself, Reiki II typically promotes additional mental and emotional changes.  A few months after taking this course and sufficient home practice, you can expect to confidently send distant reiki, and set up as a Reiki Practitioner.   

Usually 1 and-a-half day course, during COVID lockdown most of this 8-10 hour course (depending on attendees) is with two-hour videophone calls / live online Zoom meetings with an in-person meeting at some stage when it's safe to welcome you here.  You may be able to start virtually straight away.

Level II Course content

Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki, Level II Placement (attunement)

learn 3 powerful sacred Reiki symbols

the Holy Fire symbol

how to use symbols

discover what you could experience when giving reiki to others

practice giving reiki to others

scanning people and things

distance reiki

reiki to the past and future

learn about the heavens

all you need to develop your own Reiki practice should you wish to become a Practitioner of Reiki.   

You will be asked to invite a friend or family member in person (if safe) and online, for an hour to practice scanning and Reiki - they'll get a lovely Reiki treatment, from you!

My Level II Reiki Manual

Level I and II Reiki Holy Fire Manual by William Lee Rand

Level II course Certificate.

After lockdown, you're most welcome to relax after the course in the saltwater pool and gardens until 7pm.

Follow up with email / phone support

after lockdown, you will be invited to occasional, monthly Reiki shares with Holy Fire Meditations (10 euros in Grasse, £10 in London) where we exchange reiki in small groups, to chat with others and talk about your Reiki. 

Tell me when you'd like to start.


Sadly, accommodation is not available until after COVID lockdown.  

ACCOMMODATION  is at our spacious, ancient mas (farmhouse) in Grasse St Jacques.  3 large double bedrooms may be available to you and your group.   Fresh fruit/vegetable juices, teas and mineral water, a sumptuous, nutritious 3-course Welcome Dinner and light lunches during the Course are all included in the price; swimming and bath towels are provided.  Meals are prepared by French restaurateur Robert: please tell us of any special dietary preferences in advance.  Additional meals are available: 30 Euros for 3-course dinner; 20 Euros for 2-course lunch on non-course days  -  please let us know in advance.  Transport to/from Nice airport, 40 Euros (35 minutes).  Robert can also pick you up from Grasse train station or Grasse bus station, 10 euros (12 minutes).
With social distancing, we respect each others' space and also privacy;  gels, handwash etc are encouraged!  

Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki, ART (advanced Reiki training) / Master level; and Reiki Teacher Courses

Most of this training needs to be in person, so this Level is available outdoors in our garden (weather dependant) until after lockdown.

ART/Master Courses are on 3 consecutive days.  Separate Reiki Teacher training is spread over several days during a year, with mentoring and support throughout.  The commitment to become a Reiki Master is a vocation, and to become a Reiki Teacher is a stronger calling.  

£380 for ART/Master level (3 consecutive days, follow-up by phone and email);  £300 for Teacher level (several meetings over the course of a year, practicing on other students or people that you choose to bring; phone support and email progress reports).

Contact me to talk about your healing journey and Reiki aspirations and to find some dates for you to start virtually straight away.

Kathy is a wonderful reiki practitioner and it was a real joy to do the reiki course with her.  She is patient, passionate and has a beautiful sense of calm when teaching.  Since completing the course, I have felt a profound shift within the way I approach life.  I feel my old unhelpful habits are loosening and that there is a new path opening up in front of me.  I would strongly recommend studying with Kathy."   Kathryn,, Drama Teacher, Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki, Level II Practitioner Course, 2018.