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The Japanese Friendship Garden and San Diego Reiki's Dr. Maria Danilychev, MD are excited to offer reiki within the settings of the Japanese Friendship Garden! Reiki is a holistic wellness method for body and mind. It was developed in Japan by Mikao Usui sensei in the 1920s, and in recent years has gained tremendous popularity around the world. During a Reiki session, the client is usually lying (fully clothed) on a massage table, and a practitioner places his or her hands on the client's body promoting the movement of Ki (the life force energy) and thus facilitating the natural self-healing. Reiki is very gentle, yet effective healing art, and it usually feels very relaxing.

Appointments can be scheduled for Fridays by filling out the form below. Please note that blackout dates may apply. Please call San Diego Reiki in advance if any questions or concerns arise when booking. 

"Dr. Maria Danilychev, MD, is a board-certified medical doctor, a hospice medical director and a clinical researcher. She has found that Reiki had a noticeable benefit for her hospice patients, and was so impressed with the effects, that she has learned Reiki herself and became a Jikiden Reiki Shihan (master/teacher), credentialed by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan. Notably, Jikiden Reiki is the only Reiki style that has been preserved in Japan without any western influences, and it is the most authentic form of this mind-body healing art that one can find today."


We are now offering authentic Japanese Reiki training!

Our Reiki seminars are taught by Dr. Maria Danilychev, MD, the only medical doctor in the United State who practices and teaches Jikiden Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese holistic healing art for mind, body, and soul. It utilizes several gentle techniques, most of which use a light touch to enhance a person's natural self-healing potential. Many people practicing and receiving Reiki find its effects to be quite remarkable, and some even describe Reiki as "life-changing". Many Reiki styles exist today, but unlike any other form of Reiki, Jikiden Reiki is the only style that has been preserved in Japan without modifications or Western influences. Anyone is able to learn the basics of Reiki in just a few days.

In Shoden (beginner class), you will learn Reiki principles, Reiki history, and the most essential Reiki techniques. You will also experience Reiju (a special Reiki process sometimes referred to as a Reiki attunement). Not only will you discover the theory behind Reiki and how it works, but you will also have plenty of hands-on practice during this seminar.

In Okuden (deeper, second level class), you will learn a uniquely Japanese technique for psychological concerns and bad habits, as well as a special distance Reiki modality. You will also learn how to give Reiki to yourself, and improve your ability to give Reiki to others. You will experience Reiju and have hands-on practice. Upon successful completion of Okuden, you will receive an official Jikiden Reiki Practitioner Certification. The Certification includes an English language certificate, as well as an authentic Japanese Certificate from the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan, a certificate identical to what was originally used by Usui Sensei, the founder of Reiki.

Each of the two levels is generally taught over a period of two days (four days total), and you can start using Reiki on yourself and others as soon as you are done with the class. After you complete your training, you are also cordially invited to join Dr. Danilychev for ongoing weekly Reiki practice to help you maintain and improve your Reiki skills.

Banner Photo Credit: Dominic Nepomuceno