Reiki FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions to Ask a prospective Reiki Master about Reiki Training

Written by William Lee Rand, ICRT

“There are many people teaching Reiki classes now. Some are highly qualified and may be just the right teacher for you, and others may not have the right energy for your needs. So, the question is often asked about how to choose a Reiki teacher that is right for you.

Here is a list of questions to ask any Reiki Master who you are thinking about taking a class from:

  • How long have you been working with Reiki?
    What training have you had?
    How often do you teach?
    How do you personally use Reiki?
    What is your lineage?
  • Will this training initiate me into, or progress me within the Usui lineage?
    If not, then which lineage is it a part of?
  • What qualifications are required to take Reiki training?
  • What do you cover in your classes?
    How many hours of class time is included?
    How much time is instructional, and how much is hands on practice?
  • What are the specific things I will be able to do after taking the training?
  • What are your fees?
    Will I receive a certification and a manual?
  • May I take notes and tape record the class?
  • How many symbols will I learn?
  • Is there a Reiki support group in my area or can you help me establish one?
  • Will you openly support me in being a successful Reiki practitioner or master?
  • Do you have a positive respectful attitude toward other Reiki practitioners and masters, regardless of lineage or affiliation?

Be aware of how you feel about their answers and if they are responding in a loving manner that is supportive and empowering.

‘Listen to your heart and you will be guided to the right teacher.’ 

Since 1999 … 

or as we like to say “since the turn of the century


We welcome questions regarding the Academy, what we believe in, what we teach, and why we teach.

We offer guidance in choosing a career path suitable to you, your lifestyle and your personality.

Both Niki and Susan (AHM Co-founders) have their own private practices where they work with small business entrepreneurs coaching them to success. Contact either of them for more details.

Why Choose Us

20 Years of Experience

Literally 2 decades as co-founders of the Academy of Holistic Modalities Inc. but, together, almost a full century of teaching/educating experience
between us!

Small Classes

It has been a key focus since inception that our classes remain small. It is that way with purpose and intention —
we want our students
to feel heard, supported and
have their questions answered.

We Deliver

As our many, many testimonials attest, the Academy delivers.
Quality content, individual attention
are important to you and to us!

Our Co-Founders

Niki Klein and Susan Crutcher — very different and very similar individuals — are voracious readers, life-long learners and long-time friends with an inner drive to share their knowledge and experience to help others along life’s journey.

Niki Klein

Niki Klein

President of the Academy, Teacher, Coach

Susan Crutcher

Susan Crutcher

Co-Founder of the Academy, Teacher, Coach


“I like the small, personal classes. The highlight for me was meeting Susan and Niki. You two have a lot of fun interacting; I would definitely take another course in the future.” A.K., Mississauga