Reiki has been practiced in mainland United States since the early 70’s, but remains relatively unknown in many parts of the country.  It is not taught in the traditional sense of instruction, but is transferred to the student during the Reiki class.  The Reiki Master passes the ability to connect fully and tap directly into the source of this unlimited supply of “life force energy” by way of “attunements.”  No specific intellectual capacity is required, nor is it dependent on one’s spiritual development.  Once attuned, the ability to connect to the energy is never lost.

All classes are now being individually scheduled on Mondays. Please call to arrange a class date. (803) 551-1191

Reiki Level I


This course is the entry point for Reiki and is based in Traditional Usui Reiki.  It includes:


  • The history, philosophy, concepts, and principals of Reiki
  • A review of the Energetic Body; Chakras, Meridians & Chi
  • Discussion of the connection between the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual bodies
  • Ethical and legal aspects of Reiki
  • Benefits of Reiki, both as a stand alone practice and in conjunction with other modalities
  • Proceedures for treatments and practice time
  • Attunement to the level I Reiki energy
  • Illustrated  student manual
  • Reiki I Certificate


 The four Reiki I attunements connect the student to the Reiki energy on a level that can be used in any situation   to promote healing and wellness.  It can be used on oneself and others, as well as on animals and plants.  There is no prerequisite for this class as this level of Reiki is suitable for all individuals, however, it is highly recommended that students who have never experienced Reiki schedule a treatment session beforehand with a Reiki practitioner of choice.


Fee for this class is $300.  Preregistration and payment is required.  To pay by check, please request a registration for me sent, then return it with your payment attached.  To pay by credit card, please request an online invoice be emailed to you.


Reiki Level II


This half day course attunes the student to a higher, more focused vibration of the Reiki energy.  It includes:


      A review of Reiki I and the practice experience

  • Introduction to the three Reiki II symbols and instruction as to how to use them for initiating the level II energy, sending Reiki at a distance and techniques for mental emotional healing
  • When to use level I or level II energy
  • Attunement
  • Procedures for treatments and practice time
  • Information for starting a Reiki practice
  • Illustrated student manual
  • Reiki II Certificate

Prerequisite for this level is a minimum of two months practice at level I.  If level I was taken from another instructor, acceptable proof of certification/in person training must be submitted.

Fee for this class is $350.

Reiki III – Master/Practitioner

This half day course attunes the student to the Master/Practitioner level of energy.  It includes:


A review of prior levels and experience

  • Introduction to the Master symbol and how to use it.
  • Attunement
  • Instruction
  • Review of technique
  • Discussion and practice time
  • Student Manual
  • Reiki III Certificate 


  Prerequisites for this level are completion of levels I and II and a minimum of two months practice at each level. 


  Level III classes are individually scheduled and taught unless they are part of the 6 month Practitioner



   Fee for this class is $550.

Certified Reiki Practitioner Program

This is a six month program designed for individuals who wish to set up a Reiki practice of their own.  It includes a more in depth course of instruction than the above self-paced classes, covering Reiki levels I, II, and III.  Homework includes outside reading and documented practice sessions at each level.  Completion of this program qualifies practitioners to enter the Master/Instructor Program.



 Registration                 $1000 

(must be received at least 30 days prior to class date)


The above fee is discounted for advance payment in full.

Reiki IV Master/Teacher

This course is for established Reiki Practitioners who wish to become teachers of Reiki.  It is taught through an apprenticeship and includes an additional attunement, instructions for passing the attunements and practice time in and outside of class.  During the apprenticeship the Master/Student will co-teach a number of classes with the Master/Teacher. They will also be required to demonstrate knowledge of the philosophy and concepts of Reiki as well as the ability to teach them to others.  Prerequisite for this class is completion of the Certified Reiki Practitioner Program and six months practice as a Master Practitioner.  Call for fees and scheduling.

About the Instructor

Rev. Margaret B. Self, Reiki Master, NHD

Margaret is a Registered Reiki Master/Teacher through the International Association of Reiki Professionals. She graduated with Highest Honors from Clayton College of Natural Health as a Doctor of Natural Health and is certified (CNHP) by the National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals.  In addition she is a Master Herbalist and Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner. 


Her holistic training includes Ayurveda, the Chakra system, Herbology, Iridology, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Nutrition, Reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi, Homeopathy, Touch for Health Kinesiology and more; Margaret is an Ordained Minister in the Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc. and has served as a Stephen Minister in a hospital setting.


Her interest in natural health therapies began in 1993 after twenty years of struggling with her daughter’s illnesses only to find that the allopathic medicine therapies were causing more problems than the underlying illnesses themselves. This search for a better, less toxic way led her first to energy medicine, with Reiki and Kinesiology. In 1998 she left the corporate world to open Carolina Reiki Institute, Inc. for the purpose of extending to others the benefits of receiving Reiki treatments as well as to train individuals and practitioners in treating others. Then in 2000 she returned to school to pursue a wider range of knowledge, receiving her Doctorate in natural health in 2003.  She continues to study and keep abreast of natural healing methods in order to help clients in ways that are tailored to their specific needs.

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