Japanese Usui Reiki classes with Shihan Roberta Barnes

Levels Shoden, Okuden, Chuden, Shinpiden, Gokuikaiden and Pre-Shoden for children listed below.

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For more details in learning Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai taught in the same essence as I learned in-person from Hiroshi Dori and Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto  go to my Learning Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai <click here>

 In all classes I explain the meaning behind the Japanese words for each of the exercises and techniques; the need for this is obvious as in one exercise the meaning is the exact opposite of the English translated word. 

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. 

The Usui Reiki Gokai is the key to Health and Happiness; in classes I explain the depth of meaning in those 5 short lines and how to live the Gokai . 

The manual you receive in the level of Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai you are studying at that time is only available to my students.

Each manual is a combination of Doi Sensei’s or Hyakuten Sensei’s student training manuals and the notes I took in their classes.  Factual history and the Japanese exercises, technique and meditations are included in detail.  

While in 1999 one of Hiroshi Doi’s books was translated into English, it is only an introduction to Gendai Reiki-ho, the style he created. The training manuals he gives in classes include much more. I have a copy of his originally translated book, which I asked him to autograph, so I know the difference. 



Beginning Reiki classes

Shoden translates as first teachings.  Gendai Reiki-0ho and Komyo Reiki Kai honor the essence in which Mikao Usui created his “method to achieve personal perfection” © international 1999 .  

In this powerful beginning to the Usui Reiki Ryoho journey the focus is on self-healing; when you heal yourself, you heal your family, your group, your community, and our world 

Click here to see current scheduled classes.  For other times or levels/degrees not shown at this time on the calendar page Call 207-445-5671or Contact Roberta R. Barnes by Email today and begin your healing journey

This is a $210.00 investment you make to improve the quality of your life. This covers all classes and a detailed manual for my students only.

  If it is not possible to travel to the Natural Healing & Learning Center nestled quietly in the trees in Windsor Maine, USA,  I will travel to teach a group of people. Call 207-445-5671 or Email  Roberta R. Barnes for possible dates. 

In classes you come to know “why you exist at this time and this place”–international ©; as I introduce Usui Sensei’s ‘first‘ awakening you learn the importance of Now and being aware of what is new to you.  

When your mind, body and spirit are aligned

you can harness your full potential 

How I teach is best described by my students: 

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 Shoden (level 1), Okuden (level 2), and just completed Shinpiden (level 3) in Gendai Reiki-ho. 

“It is hard for me to express to others what has happened within me and around me after completing each level. I see the world and those in it differently. The best change has been within myself. I feel more balanced and open to the universe and what it wants to share with me. I feel more happiness and peacefulness then I have felt in a long while. I am finally able to just let go. For me that is a big one.  So hard to put into words when the emotions are so overwhelming. Roberta is understanding and all of so many questions she answered patiently.” –Patty C. 


 The classes were planned and organized well. They evolved at a good pace, with time to practice and incorporate into daily life. The principles/teachings really are priceless and something that can be beneficial in all areas of life. Too many takeaways/gifts to escribe.”  Ashley 


Usui Reiki level two  After having completed the fist level in a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho, and taken the time to practice exercises, feeling vibrations and living the Gokai you are ready for this level/degree.   

The meaning of Okuden and Chuden in Usui Reiki Ryoho is deeper teachings as you go deeper into the spiritual practice Usui Sensei founded

The three symbols Mikao Usui created are introduced to use until you no longer need training wheels. You will see how universal energy is not bound by time or distance and feel yourself opening to more universal vibrations of unconditional love and harmony.

In classes you are guided to allow Usui Reiki to flow to over time and distance. What lies behind you and what lies before you is nothing compared to what lies within you now.

  • You are introduced to the symbols and their kotodamas/jumons that Usui Sensei created in 1925, which you can use as training wheels as you move forward from Shoden.
  •  You are introduced to the second of the three important deep healing techniques in Usui Reiki Ryoho.                                                                           .

A certificate for the first level for a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho is required when registering for this level.

 This level is $330.00, which covers all classes and the detailed manual based on my Shihans’ manuals and notes I took in their classes, available to my students only. 

 Click here to see scheduled classes, or call 207-445-5671, or Contact Roberta R. Barnes by Email today and begin your healing journey


 One of my students wrote — “I just don’t even have the time to write down all the ways that Reiki is pouring into my life and those around me.  I feel so blessed and grateful.  Each day is like an adventure deeper into Love and Light.” — Jenny


Level three in Usui Reiki Ryoho

In this level Japanese exercises take you very deeply into spiritual growth so that your wave of consciousness becomes even higher.  Shinpiden translates into English as teaching of the mysteriesIn those early years when Usui Reiki Ryoho was first taught in Japan this level was extremely difficult for anyone to reach, and referred to as the secret level because you had to feel oneness with all before being accepted into this level.   

Go to Japanese Reiki classes & workshops page to see currently scheduled classes  Call 207-445-5671or Contact Roberta R. Barnes by Email today and begin your healing journey

When you have completed the second level in Gendai Reiki Ho or Komyo Reiki Kai with me, the fee is  only $495.00. This covers all classes and a detailed manual for my students only. 

If you have not completed the second level in either Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai with me but have completed the teacher’s level in another style honoring the essence of Usui Reiki Ryoho the fee is $695.00.  You will receive the first manuals and extra class time as needed to cover the essence of the first two levels.

Most people find it more beneficial to first complete the second level in either style with me.




Usui Reiki training for children

The younger we are the less filters we have put in place to block out new ideas.  Children easily open to Japanese styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho, which makes their future path in life smoother.

This is a  $135.00 investment in a child learning that with balance and harmony everything in life goes smoother. When the child later wants to study the Shoden level with me I offer a discount to him or her for that level.


To know more about Japanese styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho and the benefits of  Japanese exercises and techniques you can read about Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo /reiki Kai on this site or contact me at 207-445-5671.





Teacher level in Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho

This is the level when you combine all your studies together into a rhythm that allows you to invite others into the light (Usui Reiki). There are two purposes for completing this level.

I offer a internship that all each person to review and learn at his or her pace.  I suggest and offer that upon completion of this level the student can attend any classes in any of the prior levels for review at no charge.

The first purpose is to complete the circle allowing for continued personal growth. The second purpose is wanting to be able to teach Gendai Reiki-ho as Hiroshi Doi created or Komyo Reiki Kai as Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto created, with no alterations. Both Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki are spiritual practices as Mikao Usui intended.

The prerequisite for this level is either a certificate of completion of Shinpiden in Gendai Reiki-ho, or Okuden in Komyo Reiki Kai (third level/degree),

Hiroshi Doi-Sensei said, “It is more proper to call it a training course for Reiki teachers than another step.”  You should have already learned to transcend symbols and other such supports prior to beginning this level.

At this level you do not “do” Reiki, you have the goal of becoming Usui Reiki for personal growth.  There are no known recorded documents of anyone reaching this goal, but each step of the journey is blissful. Usui Mikao in his humbleness rated himself as a two rather then a one even though he was described as a furnace of energy; since that time no one in the Gakkai has rated themselves higher then a three.  This is the reason why this is the master instructor level and not master of the piece of universal energy we call Reiki level.

Click on calendar page to your left to see scheduled classes.  Call 207-445-5671or Contact Roberta R. Barnes by Email todayand begin your healing journey

This includes many hours of instruction, exercises, practice, integrated empowerment, Reiki Shihan manual, and completion certificate. A certificate for Level III, Shinpiden in Gendai Reiki Ho or Okuden in Komyo Reiki Kai is required before taking this level– $1,495.00

As I learned from Hiroshi Doi, review of levels you have completed is best. My students can sit in at no charge on classes of levels they have completed with me.  Those having completed the Gokukaiden level sit in on even the Shoden level to remind themselves of the importance of the beginning of this blissful journey.   

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