All classes are taught by Reiki Master/Teacher, Helene Williams. She is a student of Frans Stiene, co-founder of the International House of Reiki and has completed the Shoden, Okuden, and Shinpiden (teacher) levels. The International House of Reiki's work is devoted to the original practices of Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki. Helene offers classes for students of all levels. Whether you are looking for ways to supplement your own healing process or interested in becoming a Reiki Practitioner to support others on their healing journey, Helene is ready and excited to share her knowledge with you.  


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Wed, May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019

Shoden means beginning the path of self-discovery. Taking a Reiki class is transformative, empowering and allows you to delve deeply within for self-healing. In four day experiential hands-on class you will learn how to do Reiki for yourself and others. You will be taught the Reiki Precepts, which are essential elements of Reiki practice, the history of Reiki, and techniques and meditations to help you to become focused and grounded. In first degree training, you will receive four Reiki Attunements/Reiju which will help to strengthen your connection with spiritual energy. This four day class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience.

Following the attunement is a 21 day period in which you are encouraged to give yourself a treatment every day. Many students find themselves undergoing positive personal changes and spiritual growth which can be very powerful and rewarding.

The class manual, Reiki I Shoden, by Bronwen and Frans Stiene is included in class fee.

Attendance at all four classes is required in order to receive Reiki I Shoden practitioner certificate.

May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019 6:00PM - 9:00 PM

No Prerequisite

Cost: $185.00 (50% non-refundable deposit required at time of registration)

Location: Liberty Place, 313 West Liberty Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

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Okuden means inner or hidden teachings which take you deeper into your personal and spiritual Reiki journey.  Reiki II introduces three of the Reiki symbols and mantras. The symbols will help you to continue to expand your understanding of Earth and Heavenly energy as well as the concept of Oneness.   A large part of the training received in Second Degree Reiki is centered on the understanding and use of the symbols and mantras.   You will receive three Attunements/Reiju during the class.  Additional Japanese Reiki Techniques and meditations will also be learned as well as significant hands-on experience.

The class manual, Level II Okuden, by Bronwen and Frans Stiene is included in class fee.

Class Date:  August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   

Location: Liberty Place, 313 West Liberty Street, Lancaster, PA 17603          

Prerequisite: Reiki I

Attendance at all two classes is required in order to receive  Reiki II Okuden practitioner certificate.

Cost: $225.00 (50% non-refundable deposit required at time of registration)

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Reiki III - Shinpiden - Helene Williams


Shinpiden means “mystery teachings” and is a class intended for students who wish to delve deeper into their spiritual journey. In this three-day intensive Reiki III class, students will learn the fourth Reiki symbol and mantra, the techniques used to perform attunements/Reiju, and additional meditations to enhance personal growth. By the end of this class, students who wish to teach, will be able to comfortably move towards helping others learn the traditional Japanese system of Reiki. A year-long mentorship is offered with this class.

The class manual, Level III Shinpiden by Bronwen and Frans Stiene is included in class fee. 

Prerequisite: Reiki I Shoden & Reiki II Okuden

Class dates: April 12, 13 & 14, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Attendance at all three classes is required in order to receive Reiki III Shinpiden Teacher certificate.

Cost: $600.00 (50% non-refundable deposit required at time of registration)


  • I had been searching the Philadelphia area for almost almost a year for a teacher who teaches Reiki from an Eastern, more traditional Japanese perspective. I knew from the moment I found Helene's website she was the teacher I had been searching for. After completing the Shoden course, I am even more convinced, as she is very special, talented, passionate and humble. As her student, she helped me feel comfortable and inspired. It's freshing to come across someone who is so "in the flow" of what they are practicing and teaching. Helene's teaching style seems effortless and natural and encapsulates all that Reiki is. I walked away from the class wishing it lasted longer. I have a deeper understanding of Reiki, but more importantly, I have a much deeper experience with Reiki than I ever had before. I am looking forward to taking the Okuden class in the autumn. Whether your interests lie in becoming a teacher, practitioner, or in discovering a new path for self-healing, Helene's classes are an excellent choice as part of your Reiki journey.
    — Francoise D.
  • I completely loved the class. I found it to be a completely enjoying experience, with a comforting, relaxing, welcoming environment, with a wonderful thoughtful teacher. I especially liked the space between Sunday to Sunday to digest and practice. The fact that this is an authentic traditional Japanese Reiki class is the best part . So glad I found this class before any other. Thank you so much for the wonderful gift of Reiki.
    — Karen F.
  • I'm so incredibly honored to have had this opportunity to learn and grow from you. Your love, wisdom and amazing energy shines so brightly and I am so appreciative to have been able to spend the weekend with you and everyone.
    — Carolyn J.
  • Thanks to you we are all filled with the Reiki Spirit today and forward! What a wonderful class you provided for all of us! I cannot thank you enough for your clarity, compassion and loving gifts
    — Rennie S.
  • Helene is a gifted, down-to earth, humble and caring practitioner. I scheduled Reiki with Helene weekly through recovery from mastectomy, port placement, chemotherapy, port removal, and radiation. Whether the session was remote or in person, it felt the same. I literally felt lighter, more balanced, and energized. Through my reovery from a breast cancer diagnosis, I didn't skip a beat. My numbers were always where they needed to be, my healing was accelerated and I had very little to no pain or side effects. Reiki with Helene greatly contributed to my experience.
    — Deb W.