What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy healing technique for stress reduction, pain relief, and better health. Anyone can learn it and use it to help oneself or others.

Why should I learn about Reiki?

A Reiki practitioner is able to give Reiki to oneself or others to enhance restful sleep and healing for body, mind, soul and spirit. Reiki brings a heightened sense of well-being, release of painful muscle tension and relief from anxiety and depression. Regular Reiki sessions can help restore immune function and improve circulation, enhancing healing throughout your body.

Why RAA?

  • We offer live classes with experts who are highly skilled master teachers.

  • We offer classes in energy healing, the metaphysical arts, and how to put it all together into a business if you so desire.

  • You can learn from home or wherever you have internet access. Join us with webcam, mic, or just chat.

  • Our teachers offer ongoing support.

  • All classes you take are recorded for you to review any time.

  • Students are invited to interact as part of a community that meets on Facebook.

Do I need to take a certain number of classes?

Register for the Academy and sign up for as many courses as you would like. Some are several sessions, and some are one night workshops.

Where do classes meet?

Online classes meet via Adobe Connect, an online classroom website. All who register for courses will be emailed a link to enter the course on the scheduled date and time. Please note: all class times listed are in Eastern Time. Use this Time Converter. Local classes meet at our Ohio or DC Metro branches.

Can I take any courses that interest me or do I have to follow a “track”?

Learn at your own pace! All courses and workshops are a la cart, although some have prerequisites. Students are responsible for ordering any needed materials listed on the class page. We do have a Certificate of Holistic Studies available for students who complete the required courses. Learn more about the Holistic Studies program

What if I can’t make the time/date of a class but still want to attend?

Some courses may be available for independent study by watching the video of a recorded class and completing the required assignment.

How will I know if a class is cancelled?

If, for any reason, a class is cancelled or rescheduled, students will be notified by email no later than twelve (12) hours before the class, and will receive a full refund of registration fees paid for that class.

Are credits/transcripts/CEUs available?

Certificates of completion and transcripts are available after classes are complete. CEUs may be offered for individual classes.

What are some other benefits of taking classes with The Reiki Awakening Academy?

Students who have earned the Certificate in Holistic Studies have the option to have a recommended listing on the Reiki Awakening Academy website and may be invited to be teachers for The Reiki Awakening Academy.

How do I apply to teach for The Reiki Awakening Academy?

We welcome new teachers! Learn how to apply to teach for RAA here.


Independent Study

How will I receive materials needed for classes?

When you register, you will also receive by email any materials provided with the class. (You will also be able to order any additional materials needed using the links on the registration page).

Are certificates of completion available for recorded classes?

Yes! If you’d like to receive a certificate of completion, simply complete any required follow-up assignment from the class (if applicable), and submit it by email it to the teacher.

What if I have a question about something taught in the class I viewed?

Whether live or viewing a recording, you’re a RAA student! Our teachers are there to provide support, answer questions, and interact with you by email, just as they are for all of the students who attend live.

How long will I have access to a recorded class for which I registered?

Your online access to the recording is active through the 2012-13 school year, and it will enable you to watch the class as many times as you’d like.

Why aren’t all classes available recorded?

Some of our classes are specific and personalized classes that simply must be taken live to fully benefit the student. We are also replacing last year’s classes with new recordings on the Adobe Connect system. The list will grow as the year continues!

What if I want to take a class but know I can’t be there live, or I miss a class I had registered to take live?

That’s what recorded classes are for! Whether you register for a class before it’s held, or after it has concluded, you will be able to watch the recording. Either way, register and you’ll have access to the live class or replay, as you choose.

Is it possible to take classes that offer attunements by watching the recording?

For classes that include attunements, such as Practical Reiki, attunements will be arranged by distance via email with the teacher after you have viewed the class. You receive complete email support and guidance through the process of your remote learning, and beyond.

For more information, please contact us below.


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What our Students say

  • This class had a lot of coooool information. This is a great introductory class. So glad I decided to take it! I learned Cleansing, Meridians, how to Find Chakras. I love that there is a place like this where I can learn about things I may not typically look for locally.

    Nicole Kimiko
  • I liked that you could feel Connie’s deepest sincerity in giving the rites. I felt a real part of the ceremony and not just like an observer. There was real power in the class. I learned that there is more to learn and to be open to new experiences.

    Susan Pendleton
  • I liked the flow of the class. The presentation was great. I learned that I want to take the “whole” course… I liked the sneak peeks of the advanced techniques. As an Intro class… it was well done. I can’t think of a way to improve on what was related.

    Jody L. Blackwell
  • “Stephanie’s class was brilliant! It broadened my understanding of the many aspects of meditation and tools that can be used to aid in meditation. The most important thing I learned was that you can fill a library full of books on the information out there about meditation, self-healing through intention, mantras, etc, and you still probably would not have all the information. Part of this is because meditation is such a powerful yet personal action. I would highly recommend this class to anyone that feels they are not meditating properly but want to learn how to be better at it, or just want to learn more about it. The techniques are very simple and user-friendly.”

    Amber Tate
  • I appreciated Connie’s down-to-earth style and sharing more of her personal stories. I now understand how to set myself apart from other intuitive readers in my area and how to ‘set the mood’ so that clients feel taken care of and are receiving a more authentic reading in person.

    Monica J. Foster
  • I loved the teacher, John Soriano. Loved the technique and it really worked. I did this through independent study- it would have been great to have been in the class but the replay was very good – basics covered very well and all questions answered without it being live. I was totally new to meridians and tapping and found learning about these energy points and the tapping technique to be of great interest. The basic technique seems to come natural as practical reiki did for me. I am interested in learning more.

    Mari J Morrison
  • It was great to receive that one on one attention. As always Alice’s classes are not only informative, but fun as well! I learned that we go through life with not only one guardian, but as we grow older another one will come into your life at the right time to guide you along your path. Alice makes learing fun and she treats you as a friend more than teacher/student.

    Debra J. Hewitt
  • This is the first class that I’ve actually taken with Alice and I loved her energy in the class! I have her book on Practical Reiki and had already started doing distance healing with only intention. This class was awesome! I actually saw the invisible person method and that helped me more in my visualization of the method. I had been doing as though the person were laying down in front of me, but the way shown was much easier to scan!

    Debbie Naillon