About Yolanda

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Yolanda Cholmondeley-Smith – Usui Reiki Master Teacher 1996 – 2019 has been practicing and teaching Usui Reiki for over 20 years and is well known for the profound shifts her clients and students have received  with the Usui Reiki energy.

She has invested 1000’s of hours of giving, sending and teaching Usui Reiki to her clients and students and has a deep respect and love for what Reiki has done for both herself and her students.

Twice a national committee member of Reiki NZ Inc and a founding member of Reiki Waikato, Yolanda’s Reiki Classes and Treatments are fun and deeply nurturing and healing experiences for every student and client.

Yolanda has trained hundreds of Usui Reiki students and her Usui Reiki Masters and Teachers are contributing to mainstream Reiki in Christchurch, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, 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

I’ve seen just about every one of my Reiki student’s lives shift and change (for the better) after learning Reiki First and Second Degree. I take this for granted now!

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

Whenever possible, I try to publish regular (free) articles in Reiki News NZ, on my online blog, in spiritual magazines and on our Reiki Health New Zealand Facebook page

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

AIRBNB cafes

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,

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The 11 Benefits of Reiki    l   Experience Reiki   l   Learn Reiki   l   Learn Reiki First Degree

Reiki Second Degree   l   Reiki Third Degree   l    Reiki Master 3A   l    Reiki Teacher 3B

(C)Copyright Yolanda Cholmondeley-Smith 1996 to 2019