Shoden & Equine Reiki: Foundation Training

Shoden & Equine Reiki: Foundation Training is a four day course that offers a practical approach to understanding the system of Reiki, its benefits for you and your horse. It provides the foundation for your Reiki training and healing journey with horses.

During the course you'll learn how to utilise Reiki as a healing support for a wide range of health conditions and behavioural issues in humans and horses as well as being able to reduce the effects of stress and stress related conditions, ease pain, calm fear, promote deep relaxation and more. The course also offers an opportunity for you to learn how to deepen your relationship, build trust and enhance your spiritual connection with your horse, through the practise of Reiki.

This course is perfect for you if you are a person who wants:

  • to learn how to heal yourself and the horses in your life, naturally
  • a deeper, more spiritual connection with your horse
  • to improve your confidence around horses
  • to do more to serve the animals and the planet

Here's what you'll learn during our time together

During our time together you'll learn how to:

  • reconnect with your inner self and the natural world through the practise of Reiki
  • utilise Reiki for healing yourself, your horse and your loved ones
  • deepen your relationship with your horse by creating harmony and balance through mutual healing, meditation and spiritual connection
  • practise the sacred art of 'being' for inner peace, balance and harmony
  • become more in tune with the needs of your horse, more able to 'listen' to what he or she has to say

About the Course

Topics covered during Days 1 & 2:

  • A brief history of Reiki and its founder, Usui Mikao
  • How to conduct a hands on healing treatment for yourself and others
  • The Reiki Precepts
  • The five fundamental elements of the system of Reiki from a Japanese perspective
  • How to set up a routine of daily self practise including self treatment, meditation and contemplation on the precepts
  • Japanese Meditations
Topics covered during Days 3 & 4:

  • Asking permission before you begin a healing treatment
  • Introducing yourself and letting the horse know what you are offering
  • Setting your intention
  • Offering your horse choice
  • Conducting a safe healing session with your horse
  • Tuning into your intuition
  • Listening to the horse and reading body language
  • Signs your horse is receiving Reiki
  • Knowing when your horse has completed his healing
  • Transference of energy imbalances from you to your horse
  • Meditation techniques for connecting with your horse
  • Health conditions, behavioural and performance issues that can be treated with Reiki

Your investment includes

Course Content

  • Four days, facilitated by Reiki teacher, Julie Abrahams, in a small group setting
  • Instruction, discussion and group learning, as well as practical application of techniques
  • Working one on one with the horses during practicals
  • Extensive course manuals provided
  • The ability to continue your Reiki training to Okuden and Equine Reiki: Advanced Techniques and Shinpiden and Equine Reiki: Teacher Training courses if desired
Upon successful completion of the course (including case studies) you will receive your Shoden (Reiki Level 1) certificate and Equine Reiki: Foundation Training certificate, essential for membership to professional organisations and insurance purposes for those wishing to go on to develop a professional practise

Course Details

The course is run over four consecutive days starting at 9am and finishing approximately 4.30pm each day. Classes are taught in small groups to ensure quality one on one interaction so early registration is advised. To view our upcoming course dates Click here

Course fees

  • Cost: $1250 pp includes extensive course manuals, Shoden (Reiki Level 1) Certificate & Equine Reiki: Foundation Techniques Certificate

  • Payment Plan: 4 payments of $325 - with final payment due two weeks before course commencement

  • Registration: closes two weeks before course commencement

  • Resit fees: $200 for full course or $100 for Shoden only - This is a reduced payment for students of Four Winds Reiki only. If you have already taken Reiki Level 1, 2 or 3 with Four Winds Reiki, then you need only pay a minimal fee to resit.

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