Reiki Level One Independent Study Class

Learn to use the healing energy of Reiki for yourself and your human and animal friends and family!

Do you:

  • want to learn an effective method for relieving stress and anxiety, reducing pain, and promoting healing that is effective for both humans and animals?
  • want to receive high-quality, online Reiki training from an experienced professional Reiki Master-Teacher?
  • want Reiki training that specifically addresses the unique considerations of using Reiki with animals?

Reiki is a simple and powerfully effective form of energy healing for all species.

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Nancy teaches… and is an excellent, trustworthy guide into new territory. I come away from this class having grasped a great deal of very new concepts. 

– Linda Foor

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a holistic healing modality for stress reduction, relaxation, and spiritual growth that also promotes healing.

Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of energy healing that anyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Reiki can also be used with animals, and animals tend to love it. Reiki can help animals in the same ways it helps humans: to balance and nourish the physical body, and to balance mental and emotional energy.

Reiki is particularly effective in helping animals who have been traumatized, or who are experiencing physical or behavioral difficulties. Reiki in combination with telepathic animal communication can assist animals in very powerful ways.

Reiki has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds all over the world.

In Reiki Level One, you’ll learn:

  • What Reiki is
  • History of Reiki
  • How Reiki heals
  • How Reiki can be used
  • The different levels of Reiki
  • How the attunement process works
  • Self-treatment with Reiki
  • How to give a Reiki treatment to another person
  • Reiki hand positions (when and when not to use them)
  • How to feel and work with the Reiki energy intuitively
  • Practice guidelines for giving and receiving Reiki

I enjoyed self-pacing, and the ability to review a lesson again and again.

– Diane D.

I feel that Reiki has helped me to become more emotionally centered and more aware of my intentions as I proceed through each day. It has helped me to become more compassionate in my dealings with clients in my volunteer work. My cat and I seem so much more closely connected as she joins me when I practice Reiki for myself or include her in a session. Beth

The Reiki Ideals

Just for today, do not be angry
Do not worry, and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Usui Mikao

Reiki Level One Independent Study Structure

The class contains 3 Class Modules that may be completed at your own pace. The class materials will be available to you indefinitely on the Ruzuku platform.

Each Class Module contains materials to help you on your journey to becoming a Reiki Level One Practitioner:

  • Instruction and Information: class materials and instruction
  • Experience: guided practice to help you to work with Reiki energy
  • Reflection: Guidelines for integrating your experience
  • Guidance and Feedback: three 25-minute private sessions with Nancy where you’ll receive your Reiki 1 attunement and have the opportunity to ask questions
  • Certificate: students will receive a course certificate from as Level One Reiki Practitioners upon completion of the class.

A new class module is posted each week of the course. All class modules remain open and available for the duration of the course.

This class includes: 

  • Three instructional modules of class materials including reading materials, resources, video, and audio recordings)
  • Three 25-minute private sessions with Nancy (including the Reiki 1 Attunement)

Private sessions will be recorded and available to listen to online and download.  Calls are on the Zoom platform, audio only,  using either phone or internet access.

About Nancy Windheart, Reiki Master-Teacher

Reiki is one of the most powerful tools that I use in my daily personal life, as well as in my animal communication and intuitive healing practice. As a Reiki Master-Teacher (I am a Professional Member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals), I use Reiki daily for myself, my animal family, and with my human and animal clients.

My journey with Reiki started after I began my professional practice as an animal communicator. I was interested in Reiki because I wanted additional tools that I could offer to my clients and their animals, particularly those who were healing from trauma, or had emotional, behavioral, or physical issues that could benefit from the supportive holistic healing energy that Reiki provides.

I was initially drawn to Reiki as a supportive service that I could offer to my clients and their animal friends. What I didn’t expect, really, was how much Reiki would change MY life.

As a Reiki Master-Teacher, my mission is to share the gift of Reiki and to train people who wish to become Reiki Practitioners. Because of my work as an animal communicator, Reiki for animals is a large part of my professional and teaching practice. Reiki has also become an intimate part of my personal spiritual practice, connecting me more deeply to source energy and the divine love that is available to all beings.

I invite you to join me in discovering the benefits and blessings of Reiki!

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ruzuku-twitter-200-75Ruzuku Course Platform

This course is taught on the Ruzuku platform.

Here’s the deal: I’ve been a teacher all of my working life, and I have (ahem) more than a fair bit of experience, including high school, university, and adult education programs. I know a wee something or two about curriculum design.

So, I’m fussy about how I teach what I teach.

I searched and searched for a way to present my classes online that had the curriculum design elements that I wanted and knew my students needed.

This one has it. I was impressed…and, well, it’s not always easy to impress me.

I love this platform, both as an instructor and as a student. It has everything you want in an online class format:

  • easy-to-use class navigation
  • feeling of accomplishment as you complete the steps of the course
  • easy-to-use format that makes accessing course materials simple and fun
  • fabulous support from the Ruzuku team for any technical questions

The Ruzuku platform holds all of the class materials–handouts, recordings, videos–so that they are always accessible online from wherever you are, using your computer or mobile device.

The feedback from students about the Ruzuku platform has been fantastic. You’ll love it!

The Ruzuku platform was so easy to use–even on my Kindle!

– Amy B, FL

I loved the Ruzuku platform and its ease of use. I had no problems with it at all!

– Susan B, NY

What Some of My Graduates Have Expressed…

“My expectations were exceeded. There was enough background information to help me understand the development of Reiki, and practice exercises to help me become more comfortable with the technique, how the energy works through me, etc. I’ve taken Nancy Windheart’s animal communication classes and feel she is a talented and intuitive teacher, healer and animal communicator — so I was confident that this would be another excellent course.”  –  Deanna S.

“As always, it was a well structured and wonderfully taught class. The curriculum was easy to understand and to follow. Not only do you have the gift of your knowledge to share, you have such a genuine and deep passion for wanting your students to… excel that it shines through in your teaching. Thank you for all you give to each of us.”  – Jennifer Nicolella

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can learn Reiki?

There are no educational prerequisites required to attend beginning Reiki classes. Anyone can learn Reiki who has an open heart and an open mind and a desire to help others. Even people who are skeptical have learned to embrace Reiki as a result of direct experience.

Although many health care practitioners, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, nurses, doctors and therapists use Reiki in their profession, most people who are trained in Reiki begin by using it for their families and friends.

Is Reiki a religion?

No, Reiki is not part of any specific religious practice or tradition.  Working with the Reiki energy can help enhance one’s religious or spiritual practice, but it is not a religion within itself. Reiki is practiced by people within many spiritual traditions, and it is also practiced by people who have no religious or spiritual belief system.

How is Reiki for animals different than Reiki for humans?

Reiki is Reiki; there is no difference in the Reiki energy whether it is used with humans or animals.

How humans and animals receive Reiki, however, can vary greatly. When sharing Reiki with animals, it’s important to understand these differences. The Reiki for Animals classes that follow the Reiki One and Two classes address this topic specifically.

I’ve never taken an online class before. Do I need any special technical skills?

No special technical skills are required! All you need is a computer or mobile device with Internet access, an email address, and a telephone for the live calls.

The Ruzuku platform is designed to be easy to use, even for novice online learners. The Ruzuku support staff is excellent and consistently available.

How long will I have access to the online class materials?

The class materials will be available indefinitely on the Ruzuku platform.

Reiki Level One Independent Study Class

Refund Policy:

Most of my courses, ebooks and mentoring programs are non-refundable. If you’re considering a course and wondering if it’s right for you, please take some time to check out my work through my blog, newsletter and free resources so that you can become familiar with me and make an informed decision about whether or not to move forward with a purchase.

Are you still unsure? Take a moment to get quiet, breathe, and become grounded and centered. Then, ask yourself a simple question: What do I feel in my heart is the best choice for me right now? Trust what you get.

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