Learn Reiki Online - Helen Leathers, Teaching Reiki since 1997

Is it possible to learn Reiki online?

I love Reiki and believe that learning it is a life-changer. Plus, every person I’ve met in the personal development world has learnt Reiki at some level.

I absolutely believe Reiki is a key for change and transformation in everyone; A foundation stone for all sorts of growth and development, from mindfulness, to emotional intelligence, part of a personal and spiritual journey.

I’ve taught Reiki since 1997. Way back then no-one knew what it was or how to pronounce it. Hell, I didn’t know what it was right up until I was sat at my first Reiki 1 weekend training. (If you’ve jumped to this article and you’re thinking ‘I still don’t know what Reiki isgo here to find out more)

The process of learning Reiki in-person and with a group of people is awesome. It generates wonderful discussions and increased awareness, plus a great chance to practice the hands-on healing side of it.

If you don’t like groups, can’t afford to attend, or are super-busy,  is it an option to learn Reiki online instead?

Weekends away and workshops don’t work for everyone. Especially if you

  • are limited financially
  • are time-poor and have lots of commitments, or can’t get childcare
  • don’t feel comfortable with groups, especially if they think they are going to have to work together to practice ‘hands-on’ healing
  • or are in the middle of a lockdown!

So, here’s the first secret: I don’t believe Reiki was originally taught as a healing modality. This is something I always talk about at my courses. I believe it was originally taught as a process of spiritual growth, enlightenment and personal development. I believe the ‘healing’ aspect came later as a wonderful side-effect and much later, became the main focus. (I might, of course, be wrong but this is my belief after teaching for so long, and much reading and research.) So, if you don’t get to practise ‘hands-on healing ‘ it’s really not the end of the world.

And here’s the second secret: For many years I didn’t think it was possible to have the same impact learning Reiki remotely as if you’d learnt it in person and been present with your Reiki Master. However, before I launched my online courses, I worked with a number of people over quite a few months to ensure that the distance learning and remote Reiki attunements that you receive are just as effective as doing it in person. So I know you will still be able to use Reiki in the same way as you would if you’d attended a course or workshop.

(if you’re already thinking you’d like to learn Reiki, go here to find out more about how you can learn online with me)

Why Might It Not Be Appropriate For You To Learn Reiki Online?

  • If you want to go on and teach Reiki it would be best for you to attend a Reiki course in person so that you have the experience and learn how the content can be delivered
  • If you want to use Reiki as a healing method in a professional practice with actual clients – you will benefit hugely from the practice element of a course or workshop
  • If there’s a group of you that want to learn, it might be fun, bonding and powerful for you to go on a course together (contact me if this is the case, I’m open to running bespoke workshops just for your group.)

If you’re thinking that you’d like to learn Reiki online I’d love to share this wonderful gift with you.

Simply click on the button below, pop your details in the box, and hit submit. You’ll be taken to an information page straight away and you’ll receive a discount code for the online training by email.

If you’ve already done an online Reiki course and you need to receive Reiki attunements get in touch using the contact form here and I’ll send you the information you need.

Helen Leathers

Womens Coach, Trainer, Speaker & Author

Combining a spiritual outlook, a pragmatic approach, and a sense of humour Helen seeks to help you to understand, accept and develop your true self and be the best person you can be – flaws and all.

What are your thoughts or questions? Let me know below


  1. Donna


    I am looking for details on learning, Reiki 1 to masters and teachers levels with you online.

    Would love the information.

    Currently reading your book The Spiritual and Pyscic development workbook. Excellent read and come at a time where confidence is needed thank you

    • Helen

      Hi Donna, It’s great to hear you’re reading one of my books and enjoying it. You can find out about my upcoming Reiki 1 dates here: https://t4s.site/understanding-energy/reiki-1-online/ ONce you’ve undetaken the first level I will stay in touch to let you know dates of further trainings. I am currently working on how I will be delivering the Reiki Masters /Teachers level online but in all honesty, I don’t recommend you do that until you’ve been working with Reiki for a year, with 9 months at level 2. So by the time you’re ready I will have it all worked out! Where are you based?


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