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Reiki, Path of the Awakened Heart


The essence of wisdom in the martial arts as in the spiritual arts is within its lineage. Lineage is the connection to the consciousness of the ancestral line. It is the ability to receive direct knowing or direct transmissions from one’s master or master's. It is far beyond technique. It is also the ability to receive and pass on living wisdom to other students in the line.


Acknowledging and honoring the Japanese roots of the practice of Reiki in deep gratitude for the gift we have received from Usui Sensei and the Japanese people that we have shared around the world. My lineage includes both the Japanese and Western branches.

My Japanese lineage is Usui Reiki Ryoho:

Usui Mikao, founder of Usui Reiki Ryoho and Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai

KanichiTaketomi, 3rd President of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai

Koyama Kimko, 6th President of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai

Doi Hiroshi, Member of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai

Frans Stiene, co-founder of IHReiki

Veronique Frede


Many systems and branches of Reiki have emerged since the practice was developed in Japan in the early 1900s, blending with the varying cultural beliefs and traditions across the world. Over the years, I have explored extensively several of them before choosing to teach the Usui Reiki Ryoho, a more traditional system, as a foundation of my practice. For more information about my background please check my BIO.

Usui Reiki Ryoho is the original name of the system of Reiki. It follows the way the practice was originally understood in Japan, as a spiritual healing practice and path to wholeness. This system was brought by Frans Stiene and Bronwen Logan, Reiki Teachers and founders of the International House of Reiki. It is based on years of comprehensive research, studies and practice in Japan and consistent with what was practiced at the time of Mikao Usui, the founder. It provides students with a solid foundation and tools they can use to create a more balanced and meaningful life. These include meditation, breath-work, hands-on healing, techniques and exercises, and more. 


Frans Stiene (Usui Reiki Ryoho)

Bronwem Logan (Usui Reiki Ryoho)


William Lee Rand (Usui/Tibetan Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Usui/Holy Fire Reiki)

Colleen Benelli (Usui/Holy Fire Reiki)

Laurelle Shanti Gaia & Michael Baird (Usui/Tibetan Reiki))

Frank Arjava Petter (Jikiden Reiki)

Tadao Yamaguchi (Jikiden Reiki)

Pamela Miles (Medical Reiki)

Brenda Peterson (Rainbow Reiki - Walter Lubeck lineage)

Ramaa Krishnan, my first Reiki Teacher (Usui/Tibetan Reiki)

Veronique complete lineage tree..


First and importantly, the ethical foundation of my practice is the embodiment of the Reiki Precepts in my daily life:

Just for Today,

Do not Anger,

Do not Worry,

Be Grateful,

Practice Diligently,

Show Compassion to Yourself and Others

As a member of the Shibumi International Reiki Association, my classes Usui Reiki Ryoho meet the minimum standards and guidelines of the International House of Reiki (IHR) and Shibumi International Association.  Students who participate in my Reiki I, II, and III  classes will receive the IHR manual and a certificate for their training. For any questions, regarding the content and format of my classes, please contact me. 

Being dedicated to self-practice and continuing education, I also offer students on-going support according to their needs. Please check my page Mentoring.

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