Om Reiki Centre


TEL : 0417 328 457

What Can a Reiki Course Really
Do For You?

Reiki courses.

Healing courses.

Complementary therapy courses.

So many to choose from. So many people making promises about this, that, and the other


But how do you know which one is right for you?

How do you even know if any of them are worth your time?

Having taught thousands of students and hundreds of Reiki Masters over the last 17 years, I’ve seen a lot.

I’ve also realized that most people come to Reiki for several key reasons.

So what I want to do on this website is give you the information you need for your specific circumstances.

I want to give you enough information to make an informed choice.

So before you scroll further down the page to look at my Reiki 1 course specifics, click on any of the links below that is relevant to you and then, if you’re still curious, take a look at what makes our Reiki Level 1 courses so unique.

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What Reiki Can Do For You (The Quick Summary)

At the end of our Melbourne Reiki 1 course, you will have learned skills to help you:

  • Stay safe and strong in the face of negative energy
  • Remain calm in stressful situations
  • Move through anxiety to a state of inner peace.
  • Connect to your innate healing ability so you can use energy to heal yourself and others
  • Find joy and balance in everyday life
  • Connect to chi energy for improved yoga, t’ai chi, qigong and the like
  • Clear energy blocks (including blocked chakras)
  • Enjoy greater clarity and enhanced intuition.

What’s more, unlike many Reiki courses (and all online ones that we know of) our courses will also be recognised by major Reiki associations around the world. So if you’re considering one day working as a professional Reiki healer, then you’ll be on your way to getting the qualifications you need.

"I did the Reiki level 1 course with Sapphire in Brisbane. It was an amazing and inspiring weekend and I felt very comfortable. The facilities were beautiful at stretch yoga. I got so much more out of the course than what I was expecting."
(Jessie Nickless)

Brisbane Reiki Instructor

Sapphire Neason, Om Reiki Brisbane's head trainer, is a vastly experienced healer with a gift for drawing out the natural talent of her students, while always bringing a sense of fun and laughter to her classes. She has worked closely with Jeremy for years, is an expert in the traditional Japanese Reiki system, and has a passion for Reiki that uplifts everyone she works with.

Reiki Master Sapphire Neason

The course designer, Jeremy O'Carroll, is an Amzaon best-selling Reiki author who has studied Reiki from many of the world's best teachers in India, Thailand, Hawaii, mainland USA and Australia. He has also visited Japan several times - and uses a unique 7-step learning process to guarantee powerful healing results.

Reiki Master Jeremy O'Carroll

In recognition of its work, the Om Reiki Centre has recently been awarded 'Best Reiki Practice 2019 - Victoria and NSW' in the GHP Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Awards.

Certificate for Best Reiki Centre in Victoria and New South Wales

Having taught thousands of students over the last 16+ years, we have seen Reiki positively impact countless lives. So why not see what it can do for you? We are confident you will be blown away by how powerful it is. (To see what students say about our courses, click here.)

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Bird twittering in tree for Reiki healing music
Small silver Fern - said to promote healing

Upcoming Brisbane Reiki 1 Courses

Instalment special: For all of our courses, we currently have 2, 3 and 5 monthly instalment options (and the total investment remains the same, no matter what option you choose). So you can get started for as little as $86. Simply click on the ‘enrol now button’ and select your preferred option.

Course Guarantee:All of our courses come with a unique satisfaction guarantee, so you never need fear you'll regret your decision to attend. (click here for details).

Brisbane Reiki Level 1

Instructor: Sapphire Neason

May 11-12

Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 / 5:30 pm

Investment : $430

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Brisbane Reiki Level 1

Instructor: Sapphire Neason

July 20-21

Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 / 5:30 pm

Investment : $430

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How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki uses a special form of 'ki' (Japanese for Qi or energy) to rebalance and then charge the body's energy system. It doesn't heal the body itself, rather it gives the body the resources needed to do so.

With regular practice, many Reiki healers feel happier, healthier, more productive and better able to deal with situations that would previously have caused large amounts of stress.

They also often report feeling mentally clearer and better able to make decisions.

The Speed and Power of Reiki

To give you an idea of just how powerful Reiki is - and how quickly it can work – watch the 2-minute video below.

Using the centre's high-tech aura machine, the video shows what happens when the founder of Om Reiki – Jeremy O'Carroll – heals a client.

Note how in less than two minutes, the client's chakras and energy system improve dramatically.

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Bamboo - a typical symbol of healing meditation
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18 things You Need to Know About Reiki Ebook

Sign up for our weekly Reiki newsletter and receive '18 things you need to know about Reiki' for free.

If you're looking to take a Reiki course, you need to read this ebook first!

Learn the critical mistakes prospective students make. Ensure you find the course that best suits your needs.

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Why Our Courses are Different

One reason that many Reiki courses fail to get optimum results is that they lack system and structure. This is particularly prevalent in Western Reiki lineages (i.e. those that have been part of Reiki's journey from Japan, to Hawaii to the rest of the world).

The reason for this is that many Reiki teachers have added techniques from other healing modalities. This has occurred over the last six decades and has resulted in much of what is currently called 'Reiki' having little or nothing to do with the original system.

That, of course, doesn't make these techniques bad. The problem is simply that the coherence of the original system has been lost. There are many valuable pieces, but they don't fit together in into a harmonious whole.

While the Om Reiki Centre teaches material (like the chakras) that was not part of the original system, the integrity of the original system is never lost. Where new information is taught, it is clearly highlighted, enabling students to get a better vision of why things were originally taught as they were and why - occasionally - it might benefit them to incorporate additional techniques into their practice.

The result of this is that they experience a system where each piece complements the other and they have a steady experience of energetic progress.

In particular, our courses cover the five pillars (or diamonds) of the Japanese system:

  • 1.Reiki attunements (energy ceremonies that connect students to the Reiki energy.
  • 2.Meditation techniques that refine and strengthen a student's connection to energy.
  • 3.Reiki healing which enables students to use energy to heal themselves and others
  • 4.Mantras and symbols (only introduced in level 2) that help students strengthen their connection to certain forms of Reiki energy.
  • 5.Reiki precepts or principles that promote a healthy energetic system, facilitate powerful cleansing and provide a philosophical and spiritual backdrop to Reiki practice.

(To find out why most Reiki courses are missing up to 50% of the original Japanese Reiki system, click here.

To read precise details on how our level 1 Reiki course is put together, visit our 7-step program web page.)

To learn more about the origin of the Om Reiki Centre and its mission, visit the About Us page.

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Bamboo forest Reiki healing meditation
Pink cherry blossom to decorate Reiki healing room

Reiki and Crystals

While not part of the traditional Japanese Reiki system, crystals can nevertheless be used to complement (and strengthen) Reiki healing.

During our Level 1 Reiki courses, we include a bonus section on cleansing crystals, meditating with crystals, and using them with Reiki for powerful healing.

At our course, we have a large selection of crystals which you can use throughout the weekend, and we will let you know which crystals will be most useful to you based on your energetic strengths and weaknesses.

Om Reiki Pre and post-Course Program

When Jeremy first started teaching Reiki 15+ years ago, he taught Reiki as he had been taught. This meant that students did pretty well what they did everywhere else: they rocked up for the course, attended it and then said 'ciao'!

Nowadays it seems crazy to teach like this, but this is what almost everyone – even to this day – still does.

They run their course and that's that. Students are not primed before the course to help them get the most out of it, and they are not guided afterwards (to ensure mastery and follow through of the techniques learned).

This means that even though almost everyone enjoys whichever Reiki course they take, most students don't get nearly as much out of it as they could.

Perhaps in part due to his background in teaching (Jeremy lectured and tutored at the University of Melbourne), and in part due to experience, Jeremy soon realized that students needed a lot more support to extract the maximum from his course.

As a result, he introduced both some pre-course exercises and a post-course 21-day program.

The pre-course work is simple to do, and includes two important meditation practices (with video instructions and downloadable audio files) as well as general information on how best to prepare for your course.

The meditations can easily be done by anyone – even students who haven't practised meditation before – and they will ensure you are energetically ready to get the most out of your course.

The post-course 21-day program is done principally via email, and involves us sending you daily emails with techniques to practice, and further information to deepen everything you have learned.

With thousands of students going through Om Reiki and ten years of experience, we know the likely challenges you will face post-course, and this 21-day program is designed to not just help you overcome these but also develop real confidence in everything you have learned.

In short, the pre and post-course materials will work beautifully with everything Sapphire teaches you at the course, adding extra layers and depth, and ensuring powerful results.

Big Red Cherry Blossom
Bamboo - a typical symbol of healing meditation
Silver fern

Om Reiki Video Portal

Although you sometimes see Reiki being taught online, the truth is you do need to learn it in person (surprise, surprise!).

That said, there is no doubt that once you have attended a course, online video support can help a lot.

To make sure students can both remember and go over material taught (and, quite often, even extend it!), we have developed a beautifully presented and detailed Level 1 video portal which you can access on both your desktop and mobile devices.

The video portal includes instructional videos on pre-course work, post-course work, as well as all typical challenges students are likely to encounter.

The portal also includes bonus Reiki articles, mind maps, and downloadable meditations (so you can go over the meditations we did in the course).

It is a unique feature of our courses that helps take your Reiki to a deeper level.

To get an idea of how our video portals work, you can sign up for our free introductory portal 'Everything You Need to Know About Reiki'.

It has videos on all of the commonly asked Reiki questions, and will show you the quality of our video portal platforms.

Reiki Master Jeremy O'Carroll's Video Portal

To sign up, click here.

(Note: None of the videos shown in the Level 1 portal are found in this introductory portal).

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Small silver Fern - said to promote healing

Post-Course Phone and Email Support

Sometimes you have a unique question/situation that isn't covered in any of our teaching materials. If this is the case, then we're happy to answer your questions – no matter how silly or weird you think they might be!– via email or phone.

Simply call us on 1300 853 356, or write to us at

Course Contents - Reiki Level 1 (Shoden Level)

Our Level 1 course (also known as 'shoden' level) helps students connect to Reiki energy. At its completion, students will:

  • Be able to use Reiki to heal both themselves and others
  • Know all key hand positions and how they help you increase the power of your healing sessions.
  • Have an understanding of the 5 Reiki precepts and how they can help you overcome past hurt and energy blocks.
  • Have practised several meditation methods - like breathing into the 'hara' (an energy centre below the navel) - for increasing the flow of chi and strengthening healing.
  • Know how to smooth the aura and cleanse the body of energetic impurities.
  • Have a basic understanding of the chakra system, how it effects our wellbeing and how Reiki can strengthen it.
  • Learn to use crystals with Reiki
  • Learn techniques for developing intuition when healing with Reiki.
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All courses at the Om Reiki Centre are recognised by the ARC - Australia's leading Reiki association - and the Association of Australian Reiki Professionals.

Our certificates will also be recognised by all traditional Reiki associations around the world.

This is important to anyone who is considering becoming a Reiki practitioner or using Reiki as part of an already established healing modality.

Reiki Course Manual

Sad to say, but in many Reiki courses you attend, the manuals are little better than a collection of plagiarized photocopies!

Taken from a multitude of sources, these materials hardly fit together, making them of scant value.

To ensure the Om Reiki Centre didn't fall into this trap, he has created a high quality, 70-page original manual that covers all of the course information in a logical, coherent, and step-by-step manner.

As a result, you will never be left struggling to recall any of the key concepts that we teach. It is all there in precise detail.

The manual is the fruit of many years' experience and research and will prove a great reference tool for any personal or professional Reiki work that you go on to do.

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Brisbane Reiki Venue:

We are located at the gorgeous Stretch Yoga Studios in the CBD.

Address: Turrbul and Jagera Country, Level 2, 129 Margaret Street, Brisbane 4000. (Just above Jees Burgers)

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Next Brisbane Level 1 Reiki Course

May 11-12
Reiki Course Satisfaction Guarantee logo

My Reiki courses come with a 100% no-strings-attached satisfaction guarantee.

In fact, I'm so confident you will be delighted by what you learn that If you do the pre-course to prepare yourself (you’ll find it in the bonus video portal), come along to the course, see it through to the end (you have to attend both days), and for some remarkable reason aren't happy with what you learned, simply tell us at the conclusion of the final day, hand in your course materials (manual and certificate) and I'll happily refund your entire course fee! (Note, you can't ask for a refund further down the track).

To enrol, simply click on the 'Add to Cart' button below.

(*Click here for cancellation / change of date policy)

Bamboo forest Reiki healing meditation

Date : May 11-12

Instructor: Sapphire Neason

Venue: Stretch Yoga Studio, Brisbane CBD.

Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 / 5:30 pm

Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 / 5:30 pm

Monthly Instalment Plan

Investment: $430

(1 x $430)

Date : May 11-12

Instructor: Sapphire Neason

Venue: Stretch Yoga Studio, Brisbane CBD.

Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 / 5:30 pm

Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 / 5:30 pm

Monthly Instalment Plan

Investment: $430

(2 x $210)

Date : May 11-12

Instructor: Sapphire Neason

Venue: Stretch Yoga Studio, Brisbane CBD.

Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 / 5:30 pm

Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 / 5:30 pm

Monthly Instalment Plan

Investment: $430

(3 x $143.34)

Note: Please contact us if you wish to attend our course but have difficulty making the investment.

2024 Level 1 Reiki Courses in Brisbane

Further Information

All courses have a full-refund satisfaction guarantee.

For more information, please contact the Om Reiki Centre.

Tel: 0417 328 457


For details of our upcoming level 2 course, see our Level 2 course homepage.

Reiki Courses Refund Policy

Although we offer a full-refund satisfaction guarantee for those who attend our Level 1 course, we do not offer a refund if you change your mind about our course without attending it. If you give us two weeks' notice, however, we will be happy to alter the date of your course.

If you wish to change dates between 13-3 days before the course, you will be charged a $100 change-of-date fee.

We cannot change the date of the course if we are given 2 or less days.

So if you decide to enrol, commit to coming, be there rain, hail or shine. There is great power in that, and it will ensure you have an amazing experience.

Remember: after enrolling, doubts sometimes come up. This is normal. Your ego - your small self - is not just afraid of change, it knows that Reiki will create change! It knows how powerful it is. So if your ego resists, laugh at it and trust the intuition, the inner guidance or inspiration that had you enrol in the first place. It will never fail you.

Crane: symbol of healing and energy expansion
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