Japanese Reiki classes & meditationClasses in Gendai Reiki ho and Komyo Reiki Kai, Healing Sessions, and Guided Meditations take center stage in my healing studio to create and maintain Wellbeing in Mind, Body, and Spirit.


Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai, bring the healing balance and harmony of universal energy to mind, body and spirit together as needed, for complete wellbeing. 

The balance and  harmony created through styles honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho as Milao Usui created heal in the best way for the life receiving at that moment. While healing commonly happens faster and better than expected,an imbalance that could manifest as an illness, is often healed before symptoms appear.  <What is Reiki


When balance and harmony naturally happen everything in life is better.


Mind, body, spirit, and energy field (aura) are not separate from each other. Usui Reiki, a piece of universal energy, flows to the core of the cause of symptoms of an  illness or injury in the mind, body, and spirit together. 

Because more than the body may be in need of balance and harmony, the healing that happens can seem transformational, while all the receiver is doing is laying fully clothed, enjoying the relaxing energy.  


You can hear or read words about Usui Reiki, but to experience is to know.  You can experience Usui Reiki in Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai classes, or you can experience healing at a unique level during healing sessions.


My healing studio being nestled among the trees in Maine adds to the experience in classes, healing sessions and guided meditations

The detailed manuals, for my students only, are backup for the exercises, meditations, and techniques you are guided through in classes. Your awareness expands as you are ready, allowing you to feel subtle differences in vibrations. Beginning in Shoden, besides the healing of others and yourself, you can uncover the true universal you.  <learning Gendai Reiki-ho/ Komyo Reiki Kai>


My Guided meditations into the past have helped others balance negative vibrations from past events that affect their present life in a minus way. <healing sessions>

My Bluebird guided meditation has helped others discover the good luck that has been within them.  At this present moment you can enjoy  my Bluebird meditation at no charge on my Meditation & Beyond page  <Meditation and Beyond>   


Your mind, body and spirit being pain free while having a clear head is a beautiful way to live each present moment.

Your life is but a collection of present moments.


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The first question everyone asks when he or she hears Reiki is, What style of Usui Reiki Ryoho do you practice or teach?

I (Shihan Roberta Barnes) practice and teach Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai as I learned directly from the creator of each style. Each of these styles was created in Japan by a Japanese Shihan (instructor/teacher of high standing) with only 2 Shihans between him and Usui Sensei.  Each style embraces the quintessence of what Usui Sensei (honorable teacher) created and was practiced in Japan in the 1920s.  

While these styles recognize that the world has changed since 1922,  Neither Gendai Reiki-ho nor Kmoyo Reiki Ka, as created, has added in rituals/methods from any other practices.  One of my students said, They are pure Usui Reiki Ryoho.“-Kathy 

Each life is unique, each illness/injury in mind, body or spirit is unique, each healing through Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai is unique to the receiver at that moment.  In the first level you are shown how to feel vibrations, which is the first of the three most important techniques, in the first level.  <Learning Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai > 


The second question everyone askes is,  Who did you directly study under, what is his or her lineage, and do you teach/practice as you were taught? 

 I (Shihan Roberta Barnes) was blessed to be able to complete the highest level directly under Hiroshi Doi who founded Gendai Reiki-ho, and Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto who founded Komyo Reiki Kai. When teaching any of the 4 levels in either style I honor my Japanese Shihan for his dedication to keeping the piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki pure and the practice of Usui Reiki Ryoho as Mikao Usui created. 

I teach each style in the essence in which it was taught to me in 2002 and 2003.  <What are Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai>


The piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki in its pure form does not mask symptoms. It flows to the cause of the illness, injury, etc. that is causing the pain and other symptoms; at the core of the atoms it begins and shines outward healing all that it passes through. 

The receiver experiences the well-being that is best for him or her at that junction in time and the quality of life improving. 


Usui Reiki is complementary to other positive healing modalities.  Many licensed healing professionals add Usui Reiki into what they have already studied and practiced to give that positive extra. without changed their methods.  <What is Usui Reiki>


You may not see pure Usui Reiki or be able to touch it, but you can see and experience the healing effects.  

As you are guided to know the meaning of each of the five simple lines that Usui Sensei brushed in 1921 you can find balance and harmony weaving into all of your daily life.  <Learning Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai


You might hear or read the words describing Usui Reiki Ryoho, but when you experience, feel the vibrations, you can understand the true meaning within the spiritual practice/healing art that Usui Sensei created. This is why multiple in-person classes are required for each level.


In Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai the focus is on bringing the healing balance and harmony to what is causing the symptoms.  

When the cause of the imbalance is brought into balance and surrounded with harmony the symptoms are no  longer present. When the focus is on the symptoms it is like putting the cart before the horse and waiting for the horse to fly over the cart.


Energy healing is the phrase commonly connected to Usui Reiki Ryoho; the meaning is much deeper. <Read What is Reiki>


Imprints of experiences and the feelings they create exist in all of us. If the imprints are negative the subconscious will not easily accept positive ideas. My original guided meditations, healing sessions, and the exercises in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai can help you to replace negative imprints with new uplifting thoughts and positive ideas that are best for you.<healing sessions & guied medtations>



  Experience natural healing energy

2020 was a year of challenges. This is a paragraph from one of my monthly newsletters that I send to my students,  “While you are doing what is best to keep others and yourself safe, take time throughout the day to focus on positive things. Disasters happen, they are not good but they pass leaving us with lessons; disasters do not define our lives unless we allow them to. 2020 © Shihan Roberta R. Barnes 


COVID changed some things. However, Doi-Sensei, Hyakuten- Sensei and the URR Gakkai have made it clear that they have not changed their stance in that Usui Reiki Ryoho cannot be learned over distance. 

Styles honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho as created by Usui Sensei  must be done in-person with a qualified Shihan (master instructor/teacher of high standing) “Touch” (the laying-on of hands or holding a few inches away) plays a pivotal role in Reiju/empowerment process (attunement).

In styles honoring Usui reiki Ryoho, there is an unbroken succession of Teachers and Shihans, linked by the sacred touch of empowerment/initiation (attunement) ritual, directly back to the founder, Usui Sensei


Learning how to weave Usui Reiki Ryoho as practiced in Japan in the 1920s into today’s life allows you to step away from the negative and focus on universal unconditional love and harmony .  <What are Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai>  


Vibrations are all around, above, beneath and within us.  You create vibrations with all of your actions and thoughts. The piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki is the healing vibrations of unconditional love and harmony. 

As with many things in life, Reiki myths have been created <10 common myths>

Usui Reiki is light, in its true nature it is pure light”. international © 1999



Usui Reiki forms a restorative healing rhythm within the whole life form Integrated healing at its best! 



Usui Reiki is a piece of universal energy so it is never out of stock, does not have office hours and does not stop working on holidays.  <What is Usui Reiki> 


How I teach is best described by my students below and on other pages: 

“To those of you who are thinking of enlightening your lives for the better, I would recommend taking classes from Roberta R. Barnes. I have taken . . . <read more>


Another of my students wrote She is truly the Real Deal, unpolluted and pure, a fountain of love and harmony.  If you are truly looking for a pure honest and factual learning experience then you need to spend time with Roberta <read more

Experience natural healing energy


Continuing Education ProviderI am an Approved Provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Body work (NCBTMB) for continuing education credits. After completing any level in Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai you can give your client’s that extra without changing the way you already do massages.  Also, in each of the first 3 levels you are shown a technique that you add into your sessions for extra healing when appropriate. 


Gendai Reiki-ho has a much deeper meaning than the English translation of ‘Modern Reiki method for healing’Hiroshi Doi Sensei, founder/president of Gendai Reiki-ho describes it as, nothing fishy, nothing odd, nothing difficult. international ©  

The spiritual practice Usui Sensei created does not discriminate.  Usui Reiki flows to where is needed in the mind, body, and spirit of people, animals, birds, and all life.


As your awareness expands through the hours in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai classes and practicing exercises, peace, tranquility and joy can become your life’s internal GPS. 


Usui Reiki  cannot be measured, manipulated, or touched, but it is as real as the air you breathe and the gravity that keeps your feet on the ground. You may not be able to see the force of a magnet that attracts things, but the attraction cannot be denied.


Just as gravity does not require symbols to bring anything down once it has been thrown into the air, Usui Reiki does not require Reiki symbols for it to flow. <What is Usui Reiki>


Styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho, such as Gendai Reiki-h & Komyo Reiki Kai,

are integrated healing at is best;

improving the quality of life in all areas. 


Integrated healing is not a new idea, as we see in Plato’s words–“The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole”.   

When your mind, body and spirit are in-balance and with harmony, a healing rhythm begins that can make all areas of your life take on a magical glow. 


In classes I help you to recognize the importance of the present moment.  Your life is a collection of present moments; when each moment is in-balance and with  harmony health and happiness naturally follow.Shihan Roberta R. Barnes ©2004


“There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path”.– Buddha


When every corner of this world is in-balance and with harmony 

there will be World Peace.

You can begin changing your corner of the world Today.

This includes all that is in and on land, water and air. 


Experience natural healing energy

You are much more than the atoms that make up your physical body. 

Gendai Reiki-ho, Komyo Reiki Kai  and my guided meditation help you to replace the habit of looking for problems with seeing possibilities.

When you are in the habit of looking beyond a problem to see the solution life changes gears; listening to Finding Your Solutionscan help you to get in the habit of switching gears.  

Through the meditations I teach in classes and my original guided meditations you can find answers in the stillness, and feel your own life’s rhythm,

The first guided meditation on Finding Your Solutions guides you into meditation.  The second guided meditation helps you to form the habit of looking beyond problems, enabling you to see possibilities.  <Meditation & Beyond>


An example of the power within the stillness  is after years of meditation and then 3 years of daily disciplined Zen meditations Mikao Usui attained enlightenment, opened to an actual piece of Universal Energy, and  created his original Usui Reiki Ryoho. <read What is Reiki


The natural abilities you were born with can sometimes become overshadowed by opinions of others, experiences or technology. 

You can regain those abilities through the exercises and meditations you are guided through in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai classes, daily meditation as shown in meditations classes or through one or more of my original guided meditations. <guided meditation and Reiki healing packages> 

Join with the many people around the world who are enjoying the simple healing balance and harmony of the profound healing spiritual practice/healing art that Mikao Usui founded in 1922.

2013 center summer 2Classes I teach in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai, and healing sessions are offered in my healing studio in Maine in all seasons.

Usui Sensei’s original spiritual practice/healing art brings Reiki healing and learning in Maine the healing light of balance and harmony regardless of the weather.

Usui Reiki is similar to the sun that shines, trees that grow and snow that falls from the sky without human interaction. 

Universal energy is all around us, but the vibrations of unconditional love and harmony from the highest dimensions require a body to flow through in which a pathway has been opened by a qualified Usui Reiki Ryoho Shihan. <learning Gendai Reiki-ho–Komyo Reiki Kai>

As Hippocrates said,  “The physician treats, but nature heals.”  


Today there are many different froms of energy, some good and some not good. Usui Reiki being a piece of universal energy/the source is extremely good,  Usui Reiki Ryoho as Usui Sensei created is a journey to bring you and others back to a natural state of Wellbeing.    

My healing studio nestled in nature is the perfect place to learn the spiritual healing art Mikao Usui created, enjoying a healing session, or discover and heal through an original guided meditation.


The photographs on this website were taken around and in my healing studio, Natural Healing & learning Center, Maine, USA.

Call 207-445-5671 or Contact Roberta R. Barnes by Email today and begin your healing journey.

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Roberta R. Barnes, Gendai Reiki-ho Shihan, Komyo Reiki Kai Shihan (master instructor/teacher of high standing), Master Herbalist, Author, and Speaker.

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last updated 08/23/2021