I’ve been a practicing Usui Reiki Teacher from 1996 to 2020 and have grown a deep love and respect for the profound shifts my Reiki clients and students have received with the Usui Reiki energy.
I’ve been a national committee member of Reiki NZ Inc on two separate occasions and a founding member of Reiki Waikato. This year, 2020, I’ve invited Frank Arjava Petter to NZ in Nov 2020 to teach us Jikiden Reiki Levels 1 & 2, Japanese Reiki Techniques and give talks to our NZ Reiki Community.
I love teaching others the life-changing shifts Usui Reiki can bring to their state of health, happiness, relationships and workplace.
My Usui Reiki Classes are small, fun, and focused on giving deeply nurturing and healing experiences for every student. As a qualified teacher and lecturer, I bring comprehensive information and techniques to my students’ classes.
Every student’s experience and practice with the Reiki energy is honoured, every Manual for every level of training is clear, simple, informed and comprehensive and my Reiki Certificates are beautiful!!.
Over the last 24 years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching hundreds of Usui Reiki students and I’ve been blessed with teaching wonderful Reiki Masters and Teachers are contributing to mainstream Usui Reiki throughout NZ in Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and the Waikato.
Like all good things, I first heard about Reiki through word of mouth
After receiving a few professional Reiki treatments, I was astounded to hear I could learn and use Reiki for myself in a weekend. I signed up straight away!
I love what Reiki has done for me and my students
The wonderful thing for me is that I love to see the amazing changes that happen for my Reiki students – as they move from their initial questioning to the personal experience and awareness of the Reiki flowing through their hands, bodies and lives. SIMPLY AWESOME!
Taught fully, Reiki will change your life – for the better
What I did learn (repeatedly) was that Reiki is only limited by us
As you learn each Degree you simultaneously experience for yourself that there’s virtually nothing Reiki can’t do, balance or harmonize
I’ve also trained many successful Reiki Teachers who have gone on train their own Reiki students and Masters in their families and communities
I was trained in Australia by two different Usui Reiki lineages
As you may know, Reiki is passed down from Teacher to student. Arising from an Asian culture Reiki is an ‘energy lineage’ and is passed from Teacher to student over the generations
Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree 1994
I was taught First and Second Degree Reiki in Sydney, Australia in 1994 by Beverly Bultitude, a direct teacher of Beth Gray’s who was one of Mrs Takata’s original 22 USA-trained, Reiki Master Teachers
Reiki Master Teacher 1996 – 2018
2 years later, after 1000’s of hours sending and giving free Reiki, I was attuned to Reiki Master/Teacher by Reiki and Seikhem Master Ian Davies, whose lineage included well known Australian Reiki Teachers plus Phyllis Lee Furumoto, Mrs Takata’s Grand-daughter
I challenged Reiki!
I was determined to personally experience that what I was told Reiki could do, it would.
I invested thousands of hours practising, sending and teaching Reiki so I could personally prove to myself that everything I was taught about Reiki was possible for everyone, particularly my students
My Reiki contribution and volountary work
Since I returned from living 26 years in Australia (1998), I’ve twice been a member of the National Reiki NZ Committee and was a founding member of the Waikato Reiki Committee
I offer free Reiki Support Groups regularly for my students and Masters and stay in touch via regular newsletters and articles
For my students – on-going Reiki support, practice and care
To support all my students in getting the full benefits of their Reiki Training, I offer on-going support with regular (free) Reiki Reviews and (free) Reiki Support groups.
My classes are fun, focused and distilled from years of personal and professional Reiki experience
I hold small, boutique Reiki classes at home to ensure you get the very best training with plenty of time for Q & A, practice and up-to-date information as possible.
Our Reiki Classes are fun and deeply nurturing experiences for every student – we learn and grow faster and more happily together!
‘There are no words to express the immense gratitude I have for the privilege of learning 1st and 2nd degree Reiki with Yolanda ….
She has been the most professional, passionate and caring teacher as she continues to guide me along on this incredible journey.
Reiki has really already changed my life in so many ways and I feel excited to see where this incredible journey will take me’
Marise, Hamilton NZ 2018
I live in Hamilton, New Zealand by the lake
Hamilton is an awesome city built around the River Waikato, full of secret beauty, heaps of great cafes and a great lifestyle
We’re an easy 1.5 hr drive from Auckland, 40 mins drive to the Raglan and West Coast beaches and 75 min drive from Tauranga and The Mount East Coast beaches.
I feel privileged and excited to support you on your Reiki Journey – Reiki’s been a game-changer for me and I know it will be for you, too,
(C)Copyright Yolanda Cholmondeley-Smith 1996 to 2020