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Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ)
  1. Can Reiki attunements be performed distantly?
  2. Is Reiki Rays Institute accredited?
  3. What can I do with my training when I am done?
  4. Can I study with you in person?
  5. What are the credentials of the instructors?
  6. What exactly is an attunement?
  7. How long does it take to complete a program?
  8. I studied some courses elsewhere. May I transfer these credits?
  9. What are your shipping policies and procedures?
  10. Are there any entrance requirements to Enroll?
  11. Does RRI issue diplomas or degrees?
  12. What are your payment options and privacy policy?

Can Reiki attunements be performed distantly?

Yes, and distance attunements and sessions are just as effective as those performed in person. Reiki Rays has performed hundreds of distance attunements for students all around the world, and we do so everyday successfully.

Usui Reiki provides a symbol in Level 2 that allows for performing Reiki, including attunements, distantly. While there is great benefit in working with a local Master, receiving a Reiki attunement or healing in the comfort of home may be preferred by the recipient, as you can relax in your own sacred space, free of distractions, and prepare for your experience in your own unique way.

These are done without connection to the internet or telephone, in a silent state, so that you can relax and enjoy while your instructor energetically does all of the work!

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Is Reiki Rays Accredited?

Yes. Reiki Rays Institute received full accreditation from  the International Natural Healers Association in 2005.  We also obtained accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in July, 2003.

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What can I do with my training when I am done?

There are numerous options upon completion. Many use their newly found knowledge to supplement other holistic fields such as massage, chiropractic, or nursing. Others bring their training to salons and day spas. Several have opened stores and centers of their own, whereas others decided to give lectures, conduct workshops, or write. Our main goal has always been to assist others in achieving understanding and personal growth, so we encourage you to share what you learn here with those called to learn.

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Can I study with you in person?

 Since expanding to the internet, we no longer offer our courses in local workshops or private instruction.

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What are the credentials of the Instructors?

For the most up to date profiles about our teachers, visit our Instructor Profile Page

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What is an attunement?

An attunement is the procedure used to pass hidden knowledge of a system or way of like from teacher to student. This procedure is often done in solitude and silence, and if performed distantly is not done while on the phone or in front of the computer. Officially, the attunement process is designed to empower the recipient to be able to perform the service or system from that time on. Nothing is required of the student other than scheduling an appointment and relaxing using our suggested techniques for the duration of the procedure.

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How long does it take to complete a program?

It depends on the course. Our experience has shown us that the typical student takes 1 to 2 months to complete most attunement and energy related courses, with holistic courses such as aromatherapy and reflexology often taking a bit longer to fully master and absorb the materials.  Certification programs, which consist of 5 courses, often take 6 months, depending on the amount of time the student wishes to dedicate to his or her studies. However there is no time limit, so you can take as long as you need and still receive our assistance at any time.

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I studied some courses elsewhere. Can I transfer those credits?

Reiki Rays Institute recognizes many holistic and spiritual healing schools and teachers, and we do our best to honor your previous experiences. We also understand that many holistic and spiritual arts are often learned at home, in church, or learned independently, and we do our best to accept your self-taught skills whenever possible. We gladly exempt up to 2 courses for our certification program at no cost to you. We do not however, issue school certificates for classes not studied with us.

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What are your shipping policies and procedures?

Reiki Rays Institute uses email to send almost all of our course materials, unless previous arrangements for mailed materials is requested. Manuals are emailed unless you have opted to purchase printed books for those courses that offer it as an additional charge. Those books will be shipped directly from the publisher and all purchase monies will also be collected and transacted by them as well.

When we mail certifications, we use the US Postal Service, using first class depending on its destination. We package our course certificates in flat envelopes packed with cardboard so they are less likely to bend to preserve your documents.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for US mailings, and 2-4 weeks for international delivery.

In the case of inclement weather, national holidays, or other events that prevent postal pick up, we will resume our schedule on the next business day. We do our best to inform you of this breaks with an automated message or personalized email.

We cannot be responsible for goods seized by customs, so we suggest you contact your country's postal service about their list of restricted goods before enrolling in our herbology and aromatherapy courses especially.

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Are there any entrance requirements to enroll?

Unlike traditional four year colleges that have many requirements, Reiki Rays Institute, as a spiritual educator, chooses to have as few limits as possible. We expect that our students are legal age and are willing to expand their horizons. Other than being legal adult age in their home country and being fluent enough in the English language to be able to read and communicate with your instructor. 

Does RRI issue diplomas or degrees?

Reiki Rays Institute issues individual course completion certificates, certification in holistic health, as well as a degree in Spiritual Health. We do want to be very clear that our programs are industry accepted but not equivalent in course credit nor transferable to any community college or four year degree program available at traditional universities. Our purpose in issuing our documentation is for personal and spiritual enrichment and to show for achievement and completion of work. We do not claim to be equal to a vocational school, but many of our graduates have been successful in working in the industry, as well as opening their own schools of holistic or spiritual study.

What are your payment options and company privacy policy?

Reiki Rays Institute uses 2Checkout for all payment processing services. They are trusted by more than 50,000 merchants, and work with 196 countries through 8 payment currencies, and 15 languages. Through 2Checkout, you are able to use your debit or credit card, PayPal, and e-checks. Your payment and personal information is 100% safe and secure with 2Checkout.

We will never share or sell your personal information, and we are not given your credit card or paypal information. We also do not sell or share your email or home address with anyone. Any mentioning of our students on social media such as Facebook is only done so with permission in advance. Otherwise we keep our students names and identity 100% confidential. You get to decide if you wish to advertise your affiliation with us.

What is your Refund/ Exchange policy?

Reiki Rays Institute willingly allows for a refund at any time within 30 days of purchase for any reason. We process the refunds by crediting the same method of payment used at time of purchase.

We also have a generous exchange process. If you find the course you selected does not suit your needs, we are willing to exchange it with another course at any time, no questions asked, within one year of the purchase of the original course.

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