Reiki Level III

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Referred to in Japanese as Shinpiden, or the Mystery Teachings, Reiki III (also referred to as Reiki Master training) is the final level in the system of Reiki.

Reiki III is designed to bring Reiki into your life in a powerful way, both in your personal life and/or to prepare you for professional practice.

Reiki III Class Details:

Dates: Tuesdays, twice a month, TBA 

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Time: 6-9pm
Location: 135 West 29th Street, Suite 604A, NYC
Investment: Early bird tuition: $1,250 if paid in full by first day of class;
or monthly payment plan: $1,400 ($350 for 4 months)
Prerequisite: Reiki I & II. (It’s not necessary to have taken Reiki I & II at the Center for True Health.)
This is a 60-hour professional training.

Dive deep into the final level of your Reiki journey.


Deborah—simply—thank you. You are one of the best mentors I’ve had in my life. I cherish your teachings and Reiki continues to improve my life in remarkable ways." — Kate L., Midtown, NYC

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Reiki III Training

When does the training take place?
This advanced training is limited to 6-8 students and is offered once a year. Classes take place 6-9pm on Tuesday nights every other week over four months, giving you time to incorporate what you learn and have ongoing support.

Do I need to have taken Reiki I and II at the Center for True Health?
It’s not necessary to have taken Reiki I & II at the Center for True Health. Meditating and practicing Reiki self care regularly is important before beginning the Reiki III training. We will review elements learned in Reiki I and II the first night of class.

Is Reiki III the same thing as Reiki Master class?
Yes. I tend not to use the term Reiki Master, since the system of Reiki is such a life-long practice toward mastery!

What type of Reiki do you practice?
I was trained in both Eastern and Western traditions of Reiki, and my approach in my teaching is to blend the two with emphasis on the traditional Japanese teachings. I meditate and practice daily Reiki self care. You can read more about my Reiki lineage here.

What will the Reiki III training cover?
Here’s what you’ll learn and experience:

  • Strengthen your intuition during hands-on healing Reiki table sessions (Bonus: You’ll give and receive lots of full sessions.)
  • Apply 8 Japanese healing techniques to direct and move energy in a session
  • Deepen your understanding of energy by working with the Reiki III symbol and mantra
  • Receive attunements to increase your ability to transmit Reiki
  • Listen to guided-imagery meditations to help you sense energy and connect to your intuition
  • Develop your own personal ethics of touch and energetic boundaries
  • Discover powerful ways to hold space for your client and cultivate a healing presence
  • Practice communication skills to effectively talk about Reiki and its benefits
  • Gain confidence in how to handle the various components of a Reiki session—from preparation to follow up and everything in between
  • Prepare for professional practice
  • Learn how to give attunements

How is this class different than a Reiki III two-day class?
Because this training takes place over the course of four months, there will be time to practice what you learn–including giving and receiving numerous Reiki sessions. You will be in a supportive environment to integrate what you learn and ask questions with the support of the class. At the beginning of each class, you will briefly review what was covered in the previous class.

Will this class prepare me to teach Reiki to others?
This training is geared toward becoming a professional practitioner and/or for your own self development. While you will learn how to give attunements, giving yourself time to fully take in and practice what you learn in Reiki III is recommended before starting to teach Reiki, and additional training is advised.

What if I’m not sure if I want to become a professional Reiki practitioner? What if I’m not sure if I’m ready in general?
Personally, I didn’t feel ready when I signed up to take Reiki III–I wasn’t confident of my Reiki abilities. All I knew was that I loved this work and wanted to learn more. Did I think I would become a professional practitioner and see clients full time, let alone become a Reiki teacher? Absolutely not! And this was part of the beauty of my journey–letting things unfold as I incorporated Reiki into my life.

Past students are using Reiki in unique ways–some are seeing clients, some are focusing on their own well being and healing, some are using it to balance their very hectic and stressful existing professional careers, while others have found it helpful in healing their personal relationships. If it feels right, see how Reiki can unfold in your life. I’m also happy to discuss where you are in your practice and make recommendations.

Does this training offer certification?
There are optional Reiki certification requirements at the end of the class including: attending a certain number of classes, practicing self care, giving and receiving a certain number of sessions, and completing a short written assignment.  Students have two years from the date of the last class to complete these requirements, and once completed,  you will receive a beautiful Reiki certificate.

To take Reiki III to deepen your Reiki practice personally and/or professionally, sign up or contact me with any questions.

Attendance Policy for Reiki I, II, & III Certification & Class Cancellation Policy

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Here’s what past students say about their experience in the Reiki III program:

I see Deborah for Reiki sessions, and she is also my Reiki teacher. The results have been nothing short of mini-miracles.  Since I learned Reiki, I’ve quit smoking, gotten off medication, and become more passionate about my life in general. My advice: if you’re struggling in any area of your life take a Reiki class or get a session, and be open to the possibility of shifting your life and watch for the transformation.  You’ll thank me! Thank you for the experience of this class, Deborah: you are helping to  enhance our lives so very much.” Joe L.

This program focused on more advanced techniques of Reiki and on starting a professional practice. In class, we performed these advanced techniques on each other while lying on the Reiki table and it was always a very comforting experience. Also, I noticed that the class really honed my psychic intuition. I did not really have a strong desire to start my own professional Reiki practice, but I still felt that the Reiki III program was an extremely valuable experience for me. Out of all Reiki I, II and III, Reiki III was my favorite! Our small class had a very supportive environment: we developed a strong shared connection through Deborah’s guidance. The best part of the program for me were exercises which let us experience and learn that there are so many possibilities with Reiki. These possibilities felt quite magical and deeply bonded our class. It was so heart-warming at the end of the program when we affirmed each other of the positive transformations we noticed. I wish our Reiki III class never ended!  –Stephanie C.

This class was amazing and I feel like I’ve been reborn with new perspectives on life and the world. –Ana R.

Really loved how simple and down-to-earth, yet deep and fulfilling the class was. Before I took the Level 3 class with Deborah, my life was split in two: Reiki practice and the rest. In addition to her knowledge of Reiki, Deborah—by being grounded, caring, wise, supportive and overall non-judgmental—guided me towards a deeper practice. A practice that is starting to integrate into my life, instead of being used as a way to escape it. And that is a wonderful gift.  —Nathalie J.

My experiences taking Reiki I and Reiki II were so wonderful that I didn’t hesitate for a moment to enroll when Deborah offered the chance to continue to advance my practice with a Reiki III class. The class was so well thought out, with plenty of opportunity to practice and experience what we were learning. She designs her classes to be small and intimate, and that really lends to the feeling of being part of a special group of people. I have made great connections with my fellow classmates that continue to this day. I so highly recommend any of Deborah’s classes and feel so blessed to know her and share space with her. Trust me, you will not be sorry! –Kelly Y.

Whether you have a private session or take classes, Reiki is an empowering way to take care of yourself, enabling you to connect with your inner wisdom and find true health.

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