Calendar - Courses & Events

©​ Mara Berendt Friedman


Foundational Courses - Reiki 1 & 2

Established by the Reiki Arts Continuum
For Yourself, Family and Friends

Reiki 1

Begin your Reiki journey with:

  • Daily self-care treatment
  • Spiritual centering practice
  • Receive 4 Attunements (reiju)
  • History of the Reiki System
  • Reiki living principles (gokai)
  • Guided-imagery meditations
  • Basic chair protocol

In this two-day course you will learn practical
ways of incorporating and integrating
the Reiki System into your life.

  • Current Schedule: See Calendar

  • Tuition: See NYOC's Registration

  • Prerequisite: None

  • To register: New York Open Center​

  • 22 E. 30th Street, NY, NY 10016

  • (212) 219-2527

Reiki 2

Deepen and expand your Reiki journey with:

  • 3 western Reiki symbols
  • 3 mantras
  • Chanting and spiritual centering practice
  • Absentee healing techniques
  • Receive 3 Attunements (reiju)
  • Guided-imagery meditations
  • Basic table protocol

Learn how to focus and transmit rei-ki energy to
non-physical levels through space and time, and experience
an even deeper exploration of spiritual healing.

  • Current Schedule: See Calendar

  • Tuition: See NYOC's Registration

  • Prerequisite: Reiki 1 from all lineages

  • To register: New York Open Center​

  • 22 E. 30th Street, NY, NY 10016

  • (212) 219-2527

Register for both Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 at the NY Open Center: Discount Available with NYOC

CEUs:  Please check with your own professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.  Although the Open Center does not issue CEUs, the Open Center will furnish the appropriate Certificate of Attendance if requested by you for a small fee.

Cancellation Policy:
Refer to the New York Open Center for their cancellation policy.


Advance Courses - Reiki 3 & 4

Reiki 3 (Advance Reiki)

A 100-hour Certification Program:
Reiki 3 Program aims to provide the students with structural training and supportive mentoring. The program is divided into four modules following the teaching of the four western Reiki symbols. These four modules are to be taken in the stated sequence.

Program Modules (60 hours):

  • Japanese Healing Techniques
  • Chakras and Mind-Body Symbolism
  • Clinics and Supervision
  • Attunement

Certification Requirement (40 hours):
Outside practicum required for Reiki 3 Certification.

  • Current Schedule: See Calendar

  • Tuition: See NYOC's Registration

  • Prerequisite: Reiki 2 from all lineages

  • To register: New York Open Center​

  • 22 E. 30th Street, NY, NY 10016

  • (212) 219-2527

Reiki 4 Teacher Training

A 150-hour Certification Program:

  • Teaching Principles and Techniques
  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Presentation Skills
  • Personal Teaching Philosophies
  • Program Mentoring
  • Prerequisite: Reiki 3 Program students

  • Class Size: Limited

  • Starts: Full

  • Teaching Practicum:

    Eight Weekends of Teaching/Assisting
    Outside Practicum and Assignments Required for Certification.

  • Tuition & Location:

    Provided Upon Request

  • Reiki 4 is a Private Event:

    For information, please email:
    [email protected].

Mastery Courses: Reiki Rhapsody

Upcoming 2021


Other Workshops

Reiki 0.5: An Introduction to Basic Reiki Hand Positions for Self-Treatment

The Reiki System of gentle, non-invasive healing touch, is one of the most in-demand complementary modalities in the U.S. and around the world. Increasingly accepted and used in hospitals, hospices, spas and wellness centers, because it is so effective at stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, supporting mental and emotional healing, and providing an overall sense of profound well-being. In this one-day workshop of learning basic Reiki for self-healing, we will: receive a guided-imagery meditation; an “attunement” (spiritual blessing); reflect on experiential self-awareness exercise; and learn basic daily self-care treatment.

Learning the basic hand positions for daily self-healing treatment is the foundation of a Reiki practice. A self-treatment can be used to improve and maintain one’s well-being; balancing and centering the mind/ body/spirit system; reduces stress; increase internal energy flow in the body; strengthen immune response and reduce symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, allergies, and other chronic illnesses; and enhance the ability to access inner guidance and help to navigate day-to-day life more effectively. This is a powerful health-boosting method and one of the few practices that can really empower you to heal yourself.

  • Public Venue: New York Open Center Program Registration

Ordination with Rev. Dan Chesbro

The Sanctuary of the Beloved & The Order of Melchizedek

Books by Rev. Dan Chesbro:

  • The Order of Melchizedek (Jul 2012)
  • The Gospel of Thomas (Mar 2013)

Ordination with Rev. Dan Chesbro is opened to everyone, Reiki practitioners and non-practitioners. This is a private event. Please email [email protected] for Reservation. Class size may be limited to 20+ registrants. Full payment is due with reservation. Our cancellation policy is 100% refund until one week to the event. No refunds thereafter.

  • Public Venue: New York Open Center, 22 E30th Street, NYC, NY

Healing Ways for Cancer

Reiki as healing ways for cancer offers people with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers the opportunity to live with more ease. One of the most profound challenges facing people with cancer is unexpressed mental, physical and emotional pain as well as fear of the unknown. For loved ones and caregivers, the hardest thing is standing by while their family member or patient suffers in silence. In this class, Reiki teacher and cancer survivor, Joanna Crespo will guide people dealing with cancer on any level through a series of tools, exercises and skills that will help you approach the illness more peacefully. It will help you interact with pain instead of hide from it. Through techniques like guided meditation, family constellation (or ancestral) resource exercises, chakra balancing, and gentle body dialogue, you become an active participant in the healing process.

  • Public Venue: New York Open Center Program Registration

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Reflections in My Field

Our Field is a knowing field.  What are the sounds and images in our Field?  Who stands in our Field?  What if your interest can take shape and sound-out its teachings to you?  What would it said?  The theme of this workshop was inspired by my last workshop on the "Healing Ways for Cancer".  Life and Death took the floor, and Cancer gave its voice relevant to each class participant.  

Our Field is a moving field.  How much are we opened to new possibilities in our life?  My late Reiki teacher once said outside the ‘field of probability’, there is also a ‘field of possibility’ around us.  What if by excavating the field, we can increase the probability for new possibilities?  Come to this workshop with open mind and open questions and see what we may receive from our Field.