Reiki 1 Shoden Course

Reiki course for beginners

Reiki 1 Shoden is for beginners and the first step on your Reiki journey. It’s very easy to learn and Julie will teach you simple tools that you can begin using immediately.

By the end of the course you’ll know how to perform a reiki treatment on yourself, facilitate a reiki treatment on a friend or family member and develop a personal reiki meditation practice to find balance and clarity each day.

The Reiki 1 Shoden course is delivered in small personalised groups in a relaxed and friendly environment. Most reiki courses are held at Rainforest Reiki — Julie’s home reiki studio in Cairns — but (depending on availability) she also delivers private courses and regional workshops from time to time.

What’s included:

  • Benefits of Reiki and practical ways to work with the system in your own life.
  • Explanation of the 3 Diamonds of the Japanese energy system and the 5 elements of Reiki.
  • Japanese meditations for your own self development.
  • A guided self healing session.
  • Experience and give a seated reiki treatment.
  • Experience and give full body reiki treatment.
  • History of how the system of reiki came together from traditional Japanese practices.
  • Why right intention is essential.
  • Explanation of an attunement  (you’ll receive 4 over the 2-day Course).

What you will receive:

  • Morning tea, afternoon tea and nibbles
  • 4 x attunements
  • Reiki 1 Shoden Certificate
  • A full instruction manual to take home

Please bring:

  • Lunch to share

Suggested reading:

  • The Japanese Art of Reiki by Frans & Bronwyn Steine

Next Course Dates:

Check out the latest dates for Reiki 1 Shoden courses in Cairns. To book your space, or for more information please contact Julie by phone 0438 537365 or email

Weekend Dates: 

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October  (9.45am to 4.30pm)

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November  (9.45am to 4.30pm)




Learn Reiki in One Day

For people who have limited time, Julie can teach the Reiki 1 Shoden course in one day.  One day courses run from 9am to 4.30pm and are limited to 1 or 2 students per course.

Cost: AUD$425

Please contact Julie for available dates.

Private Reiki Courses

One-to-one Reiki 1 Shoden courses can also be arranged by appointment with Julie at Rainforest Reiki in Cairns.  These are held over 1 day or over 4 x 1.5 hour sessions at a time convenient for you.

Cost: AUD$450. On Special: $425 

Organise a Private Reiki 1 Shoden Course

If you would like to learn Reiki 1 Shoden with your family, friends or workmates, Julie is happy to run private courses (for 4 people or more) in your home.

Come & Stay

Why not come on a Reiki Holiday in Cairns? You can relax in Julie’s beautiful home in the rainforest, take the Reiki 1 Shoden course, and enjoy beautiful Cairns. Julie offers a range of options — from overnight stays to reef and reiki tour packages.

More information

Take the first step in your reiki journey and get in touch with Julie Heskins from Rainforest Reiki today.