Why you should say ‘YES’ to Reiki!

Reiki, Healing, Workshops

Have you been asked to learn Reiki before?


Are you interested in Reiki, but feel hesitant? Then please read on!


I am always excited to write a blog about Reiki. And considering we have a course coming up, I thought now is the perfect time to do another one.

I think a lot of people hesitate when they are asked if they know what Reiki is or if they are interested in learning it. They also wonder if it is something that they would ever be able to do themselves. I was exactly the same.

About a year ago I was asked if I would take part in a Reiki 1 course at Calm Chi, and I had absolutely no idea what that meant. But I decided to say ‘yes’ to the universe and go along to be a part of it. And I am so grateful and pleased with myself that I did. It has changed my life for the better!




So here is a bit of a guideline as to what you can expect when you say ‘yes’ to learning the beautiful Reiki modality.


Feeling unsure what to expect?

My first day of the weekend I was SO nervous. I didn’t know what to expect or what I was about to learn or who was going to be there. It was like the typical first day of school where you don’t know where to sit or whether you are wearing the right thing. The thing is, you are surrounded by likeminded people who are all in the same boat as you. When you arrive, the energy of Calm Chi is so welcoming, you instantly feel relaxed and at home. You are offered a delicious cuppa and an opportunity to chat amongst the other participants before the teachings start. I felt instantly relaxed and my nervous energy changed to excitement.


A super important thing that you will leave Reiki with and something I didn’t at all expect, is the ability to love yourself! There is so much amazing information taught over the weekend. I can promise you will leave feeling completely revitalised and relaxed. This is the power of the beautiful Reiki energy! So many people come in with the intention to try and help their families or loved ones, but it is also really important and really powerful to  love and be kind to yourself and your own body, unconditionally. Absolutely everyone deserves an opportunity and guidance to help themselves as much as others. Reiki is a powerful start to that process.

Knowledge and Openness

Knowledge is an obvious thing you will gain with learning a new skill. From my experience, I realised Reiki also teaches you to develop a sense of empowerment in relation to your health, as well as a whole new level of openness to spirituality and alternative health options. You will find once you allow yourself to be open and welcome Reiki energy into your life, you will also be allowing other warm and positive new vibes as well.


As Mandy often says “everyone in this room today is supposed to be here”. I have still felt to this day that everyone I did my course with was put together for a reason. The people who were with me in the class last year worked so beautifully together and as Reiki is so hands on, you are really supported and encouraged, as you connect with the individuals in your group on many levels. I feel such a warm connection with the people I first did my course with. And there are often Reiki “catch-up” meetings at Calm Chi to rekindle that connection and boost your Reiki knowledge even more.

These are just some of the things you can expect when learning Reiki with Calm Chi. I won’t give away too many secrets, but I know there are so many incredible benefits and trust that it will help everyone in different ways.

Once attuned to Reiki, you have this amazing skill forever!!

If you are anything like me last year, you will make up many excuses to try and convince yourself you can’t go. Here’s just a few you might be thinking……

  • You’re too busy
  • You don’t have enough money
  • You don’t have enough time
  • You don’t know anything about Reiki
  • You’re scared you won’t do it right
  • You’re scared you might fail
  • You think the people around you might not approve of Reiki


The last one is important. I’m lucky I have so many open-minded people who already know Reiki and already have experience with it – but if you are looking for some sort of permission or approval from other family members or friends, you don’t need it. This is something you can and should do for yourself, no matter what others say.

But if you do desperately need the permission and approval, here it is..

“You have permission to learn Reiki.”

Do what I did, say ‘yes’ the next time it is offered to you. You will feel so much better when you do, I promise!

It will change your life for the better!

Click Here to find out more about Reiki and the courses we run at Calm Chi, please.  We hope you will join us!

Peace and love hippies,