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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Note: If you want to find out more about me (Jeremy O’Carroll), and why I founded the Om Reiki Centre, you can click through to the ‘About Us’ page or keep reading further down this page.

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.

"It opens people up to something bigger than them and gives them connection to a deeper part of themselves. Quite, quite beautiful. Jeremy is a gorgeous character!"
(Antje Janssen)

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Crane: symbol of healing and energy expansion
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Upcoming Melbourne Reiki Courses

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).

Level 1

April 27-28

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days

Melbourne (Fitzroy Nth)

Instructor: Jeremy O'Carroll

Investment : $430 (or 3 X monthly 143.34)

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Level 1

May 25-26

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days

Melbourne (Fitzroy Nth)

Instructor: Jeremy O'Carroll

Investment : $430 (or 3 X monthly 143.34)

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Level 1

June 29-30

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days

Melbourne (Fitzroy Nth)

Instructor: Greg Riddell

Investment : $430 (or 3 X monthly 143.34)

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Chairs, Massage Tables and Comfort : While participants are welcome to sit on the floor, we provide chairs since this is more comfortable for most people. We also use massage tables when giving Reiki. This is a lot more enjoyable than working on the floor!

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How Do I Know Which Reiki Course Is Right for Me?

With all of the Reiki courses and info out there, it can be challenging to figure out which course to take.

You don’t want to get ripped off, and you don’t want to take a mediocre Reiki course that doesn’t give you the tools you need to go deeply – and powerfully – into your Reiki healing practice.

But here is the rub: until you have learned Reiki, you don't know what you don't know. So you don't know what things should be taught in a Reiki class, and you don't know what things should be left out.

As a result, it’s easy to simply choose a course based on location and price, even when, deep down, you know this isn’t the best  way to make a decision. For even at a glance, it’s clear that no two courses are the same, and the last thing you want to do is regret your decision for the rest of your Reiki years.

You don’t want to discover that Reiki associations won’t recognize your certificate, and you don’t want to discover that you haven’t been taught up to 50% of the original Reiki techniques (this, sadly, is more often than not the case!).

The issue when doing your research, however, is that most Reiki websites don't say much about their courses. They tell you that Reiki is good for relaxation and healing. They give you a few course dates, maybe a price, and they hope you'll choose them.

If you are like many people, however, you want more than that. And that is why we’ve included a lot of information on this site.

But don't worry if it feels like too much. In that case, just skim through the bits you like.

Should you want an in-depth understanding of what you'll be learning, however, simply keep scrolling down the page, and you won't be short of info.

"Surprised me and exceeded my expectations. Thank you."
(Rebecca Hatton)

Or, if you don't much care for reading, you can also check out my YouTube channel for more ideas and inspiration.

Ultimately, when choosing a Reiki course, you need to ask yourself how much it would be worth to learn to connect to chi (energy) whenever you wanted.

How much would it be worth to be the brightest version of yourself with your friends and family?

How much would it be worth to not need to fear taking on the negative energy of people or places?

And that’s why I’d always recommend choosing what you consider to be the best course, even if you have to make an extra effort to attend it.


My Reiki Course Bonuses

My courses are simple and easy to follow. Yet they are also detailed and thorough. In fact, with Om Reiki, you’ll get a host of bonus materials that other centres don’t offer. Bonuses include:

  • A free high-tech aura scan + 14 page aura report (value = $57)
  • A detailed video portal that includes videos, articles and a pre-course program to help you get the most out of your Reiki class. (Value = $149).
  • A 21-day post-course program (value = $19.95)
  • Post-course phone and email support (priceless!)
  • App to easily access video portal meditations and videos ($67)

A Little About Myself

I have studied with Reiki teachers in India, Thailand, Hawaii, mainland USA and Australia – teachers who guarantee my lineage goes back to the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui.
Having trained over 300 Reiki Masters, I'm what some would consider a 'teacher of teachers' (even if I always consider myself a student!), and I get a lot of satisfaction seeing my students not only go on to forge professional healing careers, but also heal themselves, their families and friends with the skills they learned in my classes.

Reiki Master Jeremy O'Carroll

Previously, Iwas a lecturer and tutor at the University of Melbourne. But, as much as I enjoyed it, it was a touch dull compared to working with the magical, mysterious world of energy, Reiki and healing!

I love exploring ideas, and am the author of over 100 Reiki articles and one Reiki book: 'The Perfect Reiki Course – Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Class'.

I've also written three novels: Full Speed, The Slob's Guide to the Perfect Job, and The Call of the Silver Cockatoo – novels about finding your true self amid the pressures and expectations of everyday life.

So if you want to check out these books and get an even better feel for my style, click on the links above.

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In recognition of the work the Om Reiki Centre has done, it has even been awarded 'Best Reiki Practice in Victoria and NSW' in the GHP Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Awards on more than one occasion.

Certificate for Best Reiki Centre in Victoria and New South Wales

So scroll down and read all about my Melbourne Reiki classes. Or if you'd prefer to chat and ask some questions, you can do so by calling me on 0417 328 457. (Yep, you'll actually get to speak to me!)

Or if you’d like to check out any of our 100+ 5-star Google reviews, you can click here.


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Crane: symbol of healing and energy expansion
Birds playing in trees
Crane: symbol of healing and energy expansion
Fern to decorate Reiki Class Studio
Bamboo Bird Reiki Music
Tree Energy spiritual healing

A Little About Reiki Master Greg Riddell

If you are lucky enouh to take a course run by my super-experienced colleague Greg Riddell, than you'll be pleased to know that he not only has a vast amount of personal experience, he has also studied with world class teachers, including world-renowned Japanese Reiki experts Frans Stiene and Hyakuten Inamoto.

He has been our centre's head Melbourne Reiki healer for as long as I can remember (I'm guessing 10+ years) and is much loved both for the clarity of his teaching and his ability to cultivate his students' innate healing potential.

Reiki Master Greg Riddell

He is also an expert in immediately putting everyone at ease and building group energy. As a result, his students typically absorb and embody his teaching faster than they ever imagined possible.

So whether you learn with Greg or me, you know you'll not only be learning from some of the most experienced Reiki teachers in the country, but also getting the complete, 'unabridged,' traditional Japanese Reiki training.

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Who Will Benefit from My Melbourne Reiki Courses?

Students of my Melbourne courses have found Reiki helps for:

  • Dealing with negative energy
  • Healing health issues
  • Greater emotional balance
  • Increased energy and clarity
  • Healthy chakras
  • Higher quality meditation
  • Eliminating stress
  • Improving overall wellbeing

My courses are also ideal for anyone who is susceptible to the 'negative energy' of people and places. Through a series of classical Japanese meditations, I'll teach you how to 'protect yourself' by strengthening the 'hara', one of your body's key energy centres.

To find out how this works and why most 'protection methods' fail, click here.

"Didn't know what to expect. In a way it has left me with a sense of 'wonder' & some type of deep respect for Reiki & what possibilities could come from learning and practicing techniques. Everyone would benefit."
(Lesley Harris)


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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

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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 our centre's high-tech aura machine, the video shows what happens when I heal a client.

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

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Why Om Reiki 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 we teach 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, we clearly highlight it, so you'll always have a clear idea of why things were originally taught as they were and why - occasionally - it's useful to incorporate additional techniques into our Reiki practice.

The result of this is a system where each piece complements the other, where you find yourself – almost without effort – going deeper into your healing journey.

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

"Well constructed, flows well, professional delivery, interesting content."
(Karen Evans)

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Five Pillars of Reiki

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 my level 1 Reiki course is put together, visit the 7-step program web page.)

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

"It is presented in a very down-to-earth way, very intelligently and doesn't take itself too seriously but still treats Reiki with the utmost respect. I didn't expect to get so much in tune with energy so quickly."
(Sharon McKerchar)

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Om Reiki Video Portal

To make sure you can both remember and go over everything I teach (and, quite often, even extend it!), I've developed a detailed Level 1 video portal that you can access on both your desktop and mobile devices (yep, I've a snazzy app you can use).

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

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

The portal is a unique feature of our courses that will help take your Reiki to a deeper level.

To get an idea of how the Om Reiki 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 (and, ahem, a more youthful version of myself!).

Reiki Master Jeremy O'Carroll's Video Portal
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Reiki Goes High Tech with A State-of-the-Art Aura Machine

My Reiki courses all use the most advanced (and expensive!) aura camera that I know of to provide a deeper understanding and analysis of all students' energy data.

The aura camera gathers information on your:

  • - Auric field
  • - 7 chakras
  • - Yin/yang balance
  • - Mind/body/spirit balance
  • - Emotional/energetic calmness
  • - Energy levels and,
  • - Relaxation levels
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It then summarizes your basic energy type and gives you a comprehensive written analysis of your strengths, challenges and opportunities.

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The Comprehensive Reiki Course

One of the major reasons many Reiki students fail to continue with their practice in the years following a course is that they are given little - or no! - structure or guidance after it

As a result, their Reiki becomes a little like most gym memberships: it's used and enjoyed for a short burst of time but is then forgotten about the moment life grows busy

To ensure you get consistent, long-term benefits from the course, Om Reiki promises to support you well beyond the end of it. In fact – as mentioned –, we''ll even send you some pre-course material to help you energetically prepare for the weekend.

Reiki and Crystals

Crystals are a great way to complement (and strengthen) Reiki healing.

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

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At my courses, I have a large selection of crystals which you can use throughout the weekend, and I'll even let you know which crystals will be most useful to you based on your energetic strengths and challenges.

Reiki Training for Professional Healers

My Reiki classes are ideal if you are considering working as a Reiki healer. Having not only trained thousands of Reiki students, but also over 300 Reiki masters (many of whom have gone on to become professional Reiki teachers and therapists), I know what you need to do to take the 'professional leap'.

So if you feel intuitively drawn to go all the way with Reiki, I'll not only teach you the most advanced Reiki techniques for your personal practice, I'll also help you develop the healing skills needed to work professionally.


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Bamboo - a typical symbol of healing meditation
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Om Reiki Pre and post-Course Program

When I first started teaching Reiki full-time 15+ years ago, I taught Reiki as I'd been taught. This meant that my students did pretty well what students 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 a course over two days – we hope! – 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 my background in teaching, and in part due to experience, I soon realized that students needed a lot more support to extract the maximum from a Reiki course.

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As a result, I 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 meditations (both guided with video instructions) as well as general information on how best to prepare for your course.

The meditations are simple and easy – even if you haven't practised meditation before – and they will ensure you are energetically ready to get the most out of your weekend.

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

Having taught full-time for the last 16 years, I've a good idea of the likely challenges you will face post-course, and I've designed the 21-day program to not just help you overcome them but also develop real confidence in everything you have learned.

"Exceeded my expectations. Reiki is such an effective self-help tool and the workshop was a very safe and comfortable place to be. Jeremy, you are a very easy person to be around which made learning that much more enjoyable."
(Helen Argyrou)

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Post - Course Phone and Email Support

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

Simply call us me on 0417 328 457, or write to us at

Reiki Practice Nights

I've been holding regular monthly practice nights in Fitzroy North for about 15+ years. They are the perfect place for you to continue with your Reiki practice, learn new meditation and Reiki healing techniques, ask questions and make friends with like-minded people.

With 2000+ members and a 5-star rating, we are most likely Australia's largest and most trusted group of its kind

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Course Contents - Reiki Level 1 (Shoden Level)

My Level 1 course (also known as 'shoden' level) will help you connect to Reiki energy. At its completion, you will:

  • Be able to use Reiki to heal both yourself 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 your wellbeing and how Reiki can strengthen it
  • Learn to use crystals with Reiki
  • Learn techniques for developing intuition when healing with Reiki.

"Was worried I wouldn't feel the energy or be able to treat others. That I would be too different to others attending and feel self-conscious. All fears put to rest! "It was exciting, relaxing and mind-opening. It puts you in touch with different aspects of yourself. It's extremely calming...Joyful experience to meet others and give them Reiki."
(Lara Williamson)

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All courses at the Om Reiki Centre are recognised by the ARC - Australia's leading Reiki association - and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

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

This is important if you are considering becoming a Reiki practitioner or using Reiki as part of an already established healing modality.

Reiki Course Manual

Sad to say, but in lot of Reiki courses, the manuals students receive are little better than a collection of plagiarized photocopies!

Taken from a multitude of sources, these materials seldom fit together, making them of, well, dubious value.

Om Reiki Course Manual

To ensure the Om Reiki Centre didn't fall into this trap, I created a detailed, 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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Drinks and Nibbles

I provide complimentary tea (mostly herbal) and a selection of chocolate and sweets for energy! (Sounds crazy, but your body will appreciate it.)

Reiki Course Venue

I hold my Melbourne Reiki courses in our beautiful studio in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North, opposite the Edinburgh Gardens. The studio is light and luminous, has a state-of-the-art aircon unit for both heating and cooling (we're talking unbelievably fresh air!), and is perfect high-energy oasis that's close to everything.

Public Transport and Free All-Day Parking

The Reiki venue is blessed with public transport to within 70 metres of the door and free all-day parking opposite (along the park in Brunswick Street).

It is also within easy cycling distance for anyone who lives in Clifton Hill, Carlton, Northcote and Collingwood.

What Students Say About Om Reiki Courses

Click on the link and see what participants say about my Reiki courses.

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Next Melbourne Level 1 Reiki Course –
April 27-28

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)

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April 27-28

10 am - 5pm both days

Instructor: Jeremy O'Carroll

Monthly Instalment Plan

Investment: $430 (or 3 X monthly 143.34)

April 27-28

10 am - 5pm both days

Instructor: Jeremy O'Carroll

Monthly Instalment Plan

Investment: $430 (or 2 X monthly 215)

April 27-28

10 am - 5pm both days

Instructor: Jeremy O'Carroll

Monthly Instalment Plan

Investment: $430 (or 3 X monthly 143.34)

More 2024 level 1 Reiki Courses in Melbourne

April 27-28

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days

Melbourne (Fitzroy Nth)

Instructor: Jeremy O'Carroll

Investment : $430 (or 3 X monthly 143.34)

May 25-26

10 am - 5pm both days

Instructor: Jeremy O'Carroll

Monthly Instalment Plan

Investment : $430 (or 3 X monthly 143.34)

June 29-30

10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days

Melbourne (Fitzroy Nth)

Instructor: Greg Riddell

Investment : $430 (or 3 X monthly 143.34)

Free Reiki Video Portal

Get free access to our new 'Everything You Need to Know About Reiki Video Portal' and have all your Reiki course and healing questions answered!

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Reiki Courses Refund Policy

Although I offer a full-refund satisfaction guarantee for those who attend our Level 1 course, I don't offer a refund if you change your mind about our course without attending it. If you give me two weeks' notice, however, I'll 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.

I cannot change the date of the course if we are given 2 or less days (unless, of course, you are sick.)

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 enroling, 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.

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