Reiki Level 2 Training


Next course: 25-27 October 2019 

Learn a series of new symbols and skills to go deeper with your Reiki healing journey (whether you plan on practicing professionally or not).

Deepen and share your Reiki skills

Building on the skills of Reiki Level 1, this weekend is about continued self-healing, growth and empowerment. It is a significant step along your personal healing journey, making Reiki an essential part of your daily routine and deepening your own inner/spiritual development.

By providing you with a wide range of additional techniques and skills, this level will enable you to work with clients and facilitate their healing journeys. You will learn the meaning and application of three sacred master symbols, as well as six non-traditional power symbols. New techniques will be demonstrated so that you can apply these symbols not only to energise and heal your own body and emotions, but also send positive energy across space and time, ask for protection, and cleanse spaces from negative energies.

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Reiki Level 2 Training

Expand Your Understanding with Our Reiki Level 2 Training

As a Reiki level 1 practitioner you will already have experienced shifts in your energy, your perception of the world around you and your ability to have more compassion and gratitude for yourself, others and the Universe. By signing up to our Reiki level 2 training, you will have the chance to work with our Reiki Masters Joan and Steven to deepen this understanding and experience new growth in your spiritual awareness.

At Reiki level 2 you will learn a series of additional Usui Reiki symbols and non-traditional Power Symbols to enable you to progress, both in terms of your day-to-day use of Reiki and your spiritual growth. This will allow you to start working with clients and facilitate their healing journeys.

During your Reiki II initiation, you will learn and see a series of new healing symbols. Once learned, you will be able to use these symbols to:

  • Focus power healing and direct a channel of focused energy
  • Facilitate emotional healing
  • Practice distance healing

Move to Reiki Practitioner Level 2

By joining one of the wonderful Reiki 2 immersion weekends held at Krishna Village, the qualification you receive at the end of the course will enable you to apply the energy and techniques you have learned to other people as clients to help with their healing journeys. Our course will teach you how to send Reiki to someone at a distance, so you can also practice distance healing should you need to. Studies have shown that this method of Reiki is just as effective as treating a client in the same room.

To take part in a Reiki II course, you need to have already completed level 1 training and be able to show us your certificate of completion.

Prepare for your Reiki 2 Attunement

We usually ask that you wait for a period of 2-3 months before progressing from Reiki level 1 to Reiki level 2. However this is very much dependent on the person. In any event, we ask that there is a gap of at least 21 days between the two levels.

To prepare for your Reiki 2 attunement and to clear your energy fields, we suggest that you avoid drinking alcohol for up to seven days before you arrive at Krishna Village and refrain from caffeine and nicotine for at least 24 hours before the start of the course.

We would also suggest that you eliminate or reduce the intake of meat or fish from your diet three days before the course starts. During your time with us here at Krishna Village, you will enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals a day.

If you are taking medication, you can continue to take it. You may also want to reduce the amount of outside stimulation such as television, social media, newspapers and spend some time meditating, walking or sitting in nature and increase your intake of water.

Krishna Village is NSW's best yoga retreat for people looking to relax & recharge. We offer yoga teacher training for visitors who want to become yoga instructors. If you are looking for a retreat, we offer yoga classes, meditation and spiritual retreats to help you relax. Enquire online or call us to learn more.

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This weekend will include hands on practice for working on another people, lying down on a massage table or seated in a chair, including hand positions for clearing and balancing the chakras and sweeping down the aura.

Working on other people requires a high level of trust and responsibility. We will discuss professional conduct and ethics so you are aware of relevant regulations and Professional Practice Principles when setting up a practice and working on clients. 

To find out more, have a look at the course schedule.

Please note: To join this Level 2 course, you need to have completed your Reiki Level 1 at least 21 days prior to course start. To be able to participate, you need to provide evidence of your Reiki Level 1 certification and lineage to before course start.

To see if this experience is for you, read our FAQ for retreat guests and have a look at our Code of Conduct. If you are dealing with any physical or mental health issues, please also check our Are you ready page to make sure this is a suitable course for you.

What's included:

Australian Reiki Connection  recognised certificate

Australian Reiki Connection recognised certificate

  • Over 14 hours hands-on instruction and experience with Joan and Steven:

    • Two Level 2 attunement processes to open up your channels to receive life force energy

    • Three Usui System of Reiki symbols with practical applications for hands on, distant healing and cleansing a room

    • Six additional non-traditional symbols from the Tibetan Usui lineage for enhancing work with specific situations

    • Ethics when using symbols

    • Instruction and guidelines on professional principles when working on other people or in a private practice

    • How to cleanse and seal a room

    • How to scan, clear and balance chakras and aura

    • Methods of practising distant and absent healing

  • Certificate for Level 2 Tibetian Usui Reiki upon completion of workshop

  • Copy of Master Teacher lineage recognised by Australian Reiki Connection

  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day

  • 2 nights accommodation

  • 3 Yoga classes (optional)

For more details, please have a look at the Reiki Level 2 course schedule.

Optional additions

  • Private single/double room (available at additional cost)

  • Kitchen facilities for self catering

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Cost & payment 2019

The cost of the course incl. 3 meals/day and 2 nights accommodation is:

Without accommodation: AU $385

In your own tent: AU $485

In twin share accommodation: AU $565

In a single room: AU $595

For full time volunteers: AU $350

Before you book, please read our terms and conditions including our refund policy. Payment has to be received in full upon booking.

Booking steps

Your Reiki course starts on Friday at 7pm and finishes on Sunday around 5pm. Your accommodation will be booked for Friday and Saturday night, checkout is on Sunday morning. Included are all meals from lunch on Friday at 2pm until dinner on Sunday at 5pm.

Meet your facilitators

Joan and Steven are a dynamic and inspiring couple from Sydney and as a husband/wife team have a unique approach to teaching this wonderful modality. They have been receiving intensive training in the Tibetian Usui System for almost two decades and have been facilitating Reiki courses (up to Reiki Master Teachers level) together in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. 

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Joan is a practising Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher trainer and has been faculty on teacher training programs for over 12 years. She teaches Reiki in Sydney and at the Krishna Village in Northern NSW and has trained a number of practicing Reiki Master/Teachers throughout NSW. Joan became a Reiki Master Teacher in 2003. Her passion for teaching Reiki has grown over the years and her main focus is sharing her experience and insights to others who feel drawn to healing and helping others.

Steven visited a spiritual retreat centre with his parents at a young age. Ever since, he felt and intuitively knew that our body is capable of having great awareness and ability to heal itself. Over many years, after working with different modalities, he was drawn to Reiki and became a qualified Reiki Master Teacher in 1999. 
Steven has found Reiki to be essential in making better life choices and developing a stronger spiritual practice. He has worked with many people from different walks of life, especially supporting men, and has found the ability to hold space in a safe grounded environment a cornerstone to his success. Over the last 10 years in a professional capacity as Executive Officer he has developed management and life skills specialising in quality management and found Reiki an invaluable tool to complement his skill set. 

Joan and Steven are both members of the Australian Reiki Connection, Australia’s leading Reiki Association. 

Venue and accommodation

Krishna Village is located on a beautiful organic farm in the scenic foothills of Mt. Warning, half way between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. Closest town is Murwillumbah, and the nearest airport Coolangatta (the Gold Coast airport).

We can host up to 75 people in a combination of rooms, dorms and camping spots. There are usually around 25 full time volunteers who work in our organic gardens and maintain the grounds, 10 long term community members and 15-25 retreat guests or Karma Yogis.

All rooms have shared amenities. The amenities block includes showers, toilets and a coin operated laundry (byo laundry powder).

Common areas include the kitchen & campfire area (the heart of the Krishna Village), the reading room (with Internet hotspot) and the yoga hall where we gather for classes. 


Single & double rooms

The Krishna Village has 3 double, 5 twin share and 8 single rooms. They are all set in former shipping containers that have been renovated and turned into simple but comfortable accommodation. Most rooms are equipped with bunk beds, bedding is being provided. 

Camp ground

Set among beautiful mango and lychee trees in our eastern garden, our camp ground can host up to 20 tents and 10 camper vans. The area for the vans is equipped with electricity. The amenities block is only 50m away.

Delicious Vegetarian Food

The Krishna Farm has been producing organic veggies since the 1980s and has therefore fantastic conditions to grow excellent produce. We grow as much of our own food as we can, and otherwise buy locally wherever possible. 

We provide 3 delicious vegetarian meals every day, with lunches taking place at the Krishna Village community kitchen, and breakfast and dinners - mostly Indian style - served at the prasadam hall, next to the temple. 

All our food is prasadam - sacred food prepared in a consciousness of loving service. Like in other cultures, we offer our food before we eat to say Grace and thank the Divine for the sun, the rain, and all the visible and invisible blessings necessary to co-create a delicious meal. Feel free to sing along with us, or just listen and enjoy...


The Krishna Farm

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Warning, in the heart of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, the Krishna Farm “New Govardhana” is a 1000 acre property with orchards, certified organicveggie gardens, cows, horses, streams and swimming holes in abundance. 

From the moment when you cross the rustic wooden bridge over the Oxley River and pass through the beckoning avenue of trees which comprises the entrance to the farm, you will notice that this Vedic Yoga Sanctuary is a special place and that your soul finds peace and a sense of coming home.

New Govardhana serves as an ashram to a community of yogis who aspire to live according to their deepest vows and commitments on their path of service, spiritual contentment and happiness, Bhakti Yoga. Their service and dedication make this location a beautiful place of growth, healing and spiritual awakening. If you are interested, please come along and visit our beautiful Radha Govardhandhari temple. 



I feel completely blessed that I have been guided over the years through to Level 4 Teacher by Joan and Steve. Their passion for and dedication to Reiki is inspiring. The way in which they show honour to this energy by teaching it with utmost respect ensures that it will continue to be treated with the highest regard by all who are taught by these two incredible people in the future. 

- Carolyn


I studied Reiki level 1 & 2 with Joan in 2012 and found her knowledge and mindful approach to sharing the teachings highly valuable. I walked away with clarity and understanding of how I could incorporate the teachings into my own personal practice and into my work. As a Movement educator and Manual therapist, it has been hugely valuable to have Reiki as a tool to balance my own energy and that of my clients. Joan’s knowledge of the human body and awareness of energy through touch allows for a supported learning environment where you will feel safe and respected. I have studied with Joan as a Yoga Teacher and body worker and believe she is a Teacher of Teachers. This will be an investment well made.

- Amy


I have attended  numerous Reiki workshops and shares hosted by Joan and Steven. It's amazing how knowledgeable they are, and how they always manage to create a warm and interactive environment. They form a great team and I can highly recommend working with them". 

- Vincent


Joan's experience and affection for Reiki totally inspired me to focus more on self-love and healing. Before studying level 1 & 2, I thought of Reiki as being a service to others and was completely missing the point that we’ll be limited in what we can facilitate as practitioners if we’re not committing to our own energy and consciousness first. I'd say this is the profound gift Joan shares with you, and in a way that you discover it for yourself so it resonates and sticks! She’s one of the best, most humble and funniest teachers I know.

- Phil


I am so grateful to Joan for her masterful space holding and gentle way of imparting her wisdom to us during our Reiki 1 and 2 transmission. I felt held in a container of pure light, and Joan was truly authentic and clear with every aspect of our course, and beyond. So much gratitude.

- Erin

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