Usui Reiki Workshop Student Reviews

🌸 I really enjoyed the course last weekend with Karen, it was good to have a diversion from all the troubles over the last while, all necessary precautions were in place regards Covid so, the environment felt safe and we felt protected whilst carrying out practical work, absolutely, no concerns / worries.

Regarding the Master/teacher course, there was a good balance between theory and practical work , Karen also spoke about some of her own work and experiences which, I felt were an added bonus to the content, (examples of sessions I could relate too especially in regard to the work I presently do.)

There was a very good mix of course materials which I found very helpful, the manual , the cds and dvd were all followed through and used at different times during study. All used along with the teaching brought everything together for me.

My husband acted as a model so I feel I was rather spoiled in regards to getting 1:1 tuition regards practise . For me the live course was definately the best choice, I feel I learned more in regards to having a greater understanding of all the theory and the practise sessions were of particular benefit especially in regards to gaining confidence in using all the techniques.

Karen as always was a fabulous teacher, sharing lots of knowledge, making you feel at ease during practise and giving lots of pointers in regards to setting up . A very worthwhile and enjoyable course”. Many thanks, Liz Sullivan – Perthshire


🌸 Cannot thank you enough Karen. Already huge shifts within myself. Your an amazing teacher, and an amazing group of ladies to have begun this journey with 💛 Suzie, Aberdeen


🌸 Have completed my Reiki Masters course with Karen. Her teaching style and personality makes you feel so relaxed it is easy to take in information and achieve your goals. Karen goes above and beyond to ensure the courses fit your individual needs. Just a very special person.x   Anne MacEwan


🌸 I’ve been lucky enough to be going to Karen Summers for a number of years now. She’s one of the best Reiki therapists I know. I tend to go for the 90 minute sessions as I can totally relax and usually end up falling asleep!  Karen has treated me through some very difficult times at points when my health was not good. Every treatment is unique but Karen’s kindness and expertise underlies each session. I look forward to many more blissful sessions with Karen   Heather – Aberdeen


🌸 Thank you so much Karen ..  I’m just so so tired this evening – worth it though – you are so patient and really really enjoyed my final course .. mx


🌸 Hi Karen. It’s Gail from yesterday. I just wanted to thank you for the treatment & to say I had the best sleep I’ve had in ages last night & I think you helped that. I left with a spring in my step & before I got to my car I was stopped by a sweet elderly couple for a chat then another lady. That rarely happens to me & I felt great! I think your message hit immediately & today I feel so calm so thank you so much x         Gail – Aberdeen


🌸 Karen is an excellent Reiki Master and with such healing properties and empathy – would thoroughly recommend Karen as a Reiki professional, trainer and healer. Karen is an excellent teacher and brings with her a wealth and depth of knowledge and Reiki skills. Her emphatic nature puts you at ease and she makes learning fun. Would thoroughly recommend attending any of Karen’s workshops and also as a Reiki client.

Patricia – Aberdeen


🌸 Thank you again Karen for this weekend and an amazing experience 🙏💜🙏  Laura Hill, Perth


🌸 Thank you Karen really enjoyed the weekend, and was able to put healing into practice on way home in the bus. You are a great Teacher xxx       Helen Turner, Banff


🌸 Thanks Karen for this weekend. Amazing, informative and enjoyable.
Looking forward to developing my connection to reiki through regular practice and experimenting. Thanks again.    Derek Scorgie, Aberdeen

🌸 I really enjoyed the Reiki 2 course last week. It was well structured and included a lot of practice that supplemented the workbook . The theory was helpful and built on our existing knowledge. Karen was a super facilitator. I found the workbook and audio CD very helpful.        Sally – Aberdeen


🌸 I thoroughly enjoyed the live training with Karen in Aberdeen on the weekend of 4/5 November 2017. Karen is a warm, friendly and welcoming Reiki Master. She immediately set myself and the other student at ease. She is a very knowledgeable and experienced therapist and shared her journey with Reiki with us.

We covered the revision of what we had studied and I personally loved experiencing the Kotodama chanting led by Karen. That was an eye opener and it was great to do a practical Reiki session using the Kotodama. Coming from the Western style of Reiki I was used to the attunements, and I initially still felt drawn to them.. From reading the manual and watching the DVD I thought that the empowerments did not seem to have too much to them. How wrong I was!

I was totally blown away after experiencing the 3 Reiju empowerments from Karen at Master level on the live course weekend. I found them very powerful and although we were also attuned to master level later on the 2nd day it was the experience of the Master empowerments that resonated deeply with me. For the above reasons, (experiencing the Kotodama, seeing how it can be used in treatments and how it is used in the empowerments) I strongly feel that having a ‘Live’ weekend course is essential. The home study (e.g. the manuals, Audio and DVDS) are professional and set up for the Student’s success. However, I believe it is the marriage of the two I.e. home study plus the live weekend course that provides the student with the ultimate experience of Reiki, the theory and as important the practice. –

Nameste, Charmaine


🌸 I really enjoyed the course, many thanks. I hope to continue on to do the next level. The course content I found to be very thorough & very easy to follow, easily explaining all you need to know without complicating things for a novice, the book and cd’s were faultless, and they compliment each other well. I particularly find the cd content easier to follow for the daily self treatment & Hatsurei Ho, as since I’ve not yet mastered the sequences by memory yet listening to the cd means I can fully concentrate on each, rather than having to halt, put on my glasses, read, then continue… which breaks my concentration. The course did meet my expectations, both the home study aspect & the class based learning, I enjoyed learning at my own pace before the class based teaching, I found it an ideal way to learn.
Karen was absolutely fantastic, I love her! She is so knowledgeable, friendly & puts you totally at ease, I could not have hoped for a better teacher. I can think of nothing that could improve either the course materials or the class based learning experience∼           Jacqueline Stuart, Aberdeen
🌸 The live training was both exciting and relaxed. It was amazing learning the power of Reiki. The teacher’s ( Karen ) style of delivery ensured that we were relaxed enough to assimilate the information and this relieved any anxiety I had about trying the treatments. I feel able to keep in touch with the teacher and Reiki Evolution if I have any questions about Reiki. I wish I had done this years ago!               Trisha – Aberdeen
🌸 Thanks very much KAREN. Thanks for a great day – time passed so quickly! Will sleep tonight! Thank YOU Karen- today was excellent also. I thoroughly enjoyed both days and feel buzzing with energy. Thank you Karen for a fantastic experience this weekend! It was great to see the empowerment’s in action. Feel very blessed. Thanks again for everything.🌈🌈😊Charmaine – Aberdeen
🌸 Perfect thank you so much for today and I loved it. You are an incredible teacher with such an amazingly beautiful energy. Thank you once again for everything. I appreciate it so much🌈💗Amanda – Peterhead
🌸 I’ve just done the Reiki First Degree Level course with Karen. The self-study part was easy to follow and the practical exercises were fun and fascinating! Had a great day with Karen and the other women on the course. Thank you.  Trisha Harvey
🌸 Did my 1st Reiki workshop with Karen yesterday, a fabulous tutor who made the class informative, interesting, and fun. A very chilled day with a laid back approach. Making it easier to learn a new skill which I loved .thanks    Pauline Mackie
🌸 Highly recommended. My life is already starting to change for the better since I did this course with Karen. So excited to see what happens after my Reiki 2 course in June.    Angela Walker
🌸 I am so looking forward to my Level 2 course on Sunday. Just done my first meditation with the symbols and was surprised by how strong and different they are.
The Cho Ku Rei was very strong and I felt a great weight pushing down and through me but not at all unpleasant.
With Sei He Ki the energy was again very strong but also very light (if that makes sense). I saw some lovely colours and when I initially started became quite short of breath but this soon passed. My hand also tingled .
I am so looking forward to working with these energies💕💕 Michelle McHardy

🌸 I completed my Reiki Level One with Karen Summers and thoroughly enjoyed it. The training manual and cds were so practical and accessible. Really helped me to understand what was happening. The atmosphere on the day was amazing and I saw an aura for the first time ever! Karen is incredibly kind and very intuitive lady. Felt as if I had known her a much longer time. Looking forward to reiki shares and meeting more people from the community. I can already feel the benefits. Thank you. ~                Sarah Mouat, Aberdeen


🌸 Karen is a wonderful lady who made me feel at ease throughout the course.The setting was relaxing and I really enjoyed Karen’s down to earth and informative teaching style. She gave examples of using Reiki in everyday life and this facilitated further discussion with other students about how we could use Reiki personally.
I certainly felt that everyone enjoyed themselves. Karen’s personal touch was certainly evident that day and still is as she keeps in regular contact with her students and I look forward to joining her course again in April.” ~     Karla Langdon, Aberdeen


🌸 I found the course content really interesting. I was not aware of any of the history surrounding Reiki so found this particularly interesting. It was also interesting to learn that it has been taught in many different ways over time.

I have to admit that the course exceeded my expectations. While I had been for Reiki treatments many years ago, I was not convinced that they had provided much benefit other than to make me relax. As such I was not sure if I would feel anything when I attended but I am delighted to report this is not the case.

The materials are fantastic, the manual is clear and easy to read. The CD helps to reinforce what you have read in a more relaxed way. I find the combined reading and audio beneficial as I spend a lot of time at work reading and therefore my mind can wander after a long day but the audio brings you back into focus.

The meditation CDs have proved invaluable to keep me focused on my meditations, they are calming and centre my thoughts which often drift off in different directions but I have noticed that after a week of daily meditation this is happening less frequently.

I cannot praise Karen enough, she is a lovely person who delivered the course in a way that made everyone feel welcome and relaxed. I am so looking forward to continuing my Reiki journey. ~         Michelle Brady, Aberdeen


🌸 Hi Karen, my experiences have been with doing Reiki 1 is a greater understanding of our spirituality.

You explained things in a very easy way that I constantly want more reiki input all the time.I love the way that you are so good at keeping in touch after our attunement and are always there to answer our questions or problems.

I feel more in tune and understand myself better than I ever have and I am not so quick to judge others. Reiki love is a wonderful thing – Thank you Karen for being there! ~        Wendy, Kemnay


🌸 I felt the content of the course was just right. Luckily (and selfishly) for me, there was only one other student on the course, so we had lots of time for questions as we went along. We covered many things and had plenty of time for energy work, Empowerments and treatments too.

Did the course meet your expectations? Yes, it was exactly as I thought it would be. I knew I would feel comfortable with Karen as the teacher as a friend had received a treatment from Karen several years ago, and I in fact had booked reflexology with her, but couldn’t attend as I went into labour that morning! She was open, encouraging, passionate about the subject and engaging.

What did you think of the course materials (manual and CDs)? These were great and it was particularly useful having them before the practical session. I’ve listened to the CDs over and over again, so when it came to the class I felt right at home. The manual is great, easy to read, not an effort in any way.

What are your comments about the live training, and your teacher, or the home study approach? I definitely need live training but have found the method of getting the materials first and then meeting the teacher particularly beneficial.

How do you think the course could be improved? The maximum number of students is 6. I found the course spot on with just 2. I’d be a little nervous that if there were 6 student that the practical course would be diluted somehow, or rushed.

I have enjoyed the course so much that I am definitely going to book onto the Reiki 2 course. I love Karen and spending time in her company and can’t wait for her to teach me even more. ~       Angela Walker, Aberdeen


🌸 I thoroughly enjoyed doing my Reiki 1 with Karen. The personal attention on the day made it really special, and she continues to be totally thoughtful and supportive in my Reiki journey.  ~     Ruth , Aberdeen



🌸 Very thorough teaching, knows her stuff, makes sure students do too and cares about the people she works with. ~     Amanda, Aberdeen


🌸 Having had the opportunity to experience doing my Reiki has been a spiritual awakening, enlightening my journey each day. An unconditional gift of pure love. ~   Denise, Aberdeen


🌸 I have done both my Reiki part 1 and 2 with Karen and thoroughly enjoyed both courses. A most uplifting experience. I hope to do my next stage in the not too distant future. ~   Lindsey, Banchory


🌸 A uniquely life changing experience! Thank you ! ~   Dana, Aberdeen


🌸 Firstly, I would like to say how I very much enjoyed the Reiki 1 training day! The course content was as I expected. An interesting and informative day. The course met my expectations and was all that I hoped it would be. The course materials were excellent. I particularly liked having both the CD and manual.

The live training day was most informative and enjoyable. Karen was very approachable and I felt instantly at ease in her company. She was very knowledgeable and worked with all the students present in a calm and supportive manner. Karen was in touch before the training day and has been in contact since. I appreciate that the support does not end after the training day but continues if required!

I honestly cannot think of any way in which my experience of Reiki 1 could have been improved!” ~     Debbie Davidson, Aberdeenshire


🌸 What did you think of the course content? Content was really good, a lot to cover and interesting to learn more about Reiki during the course.

Did the course meet your expectations? Yes and more

What did you think of the course materials (manual and CDs)? I really liked that we had the manuals and CDs to practise ahead of the live training.

What are your comments about the live training, and your teacher? I liked the one day course, Karen Summers is very experienced and the day was very enjoyable. It’s also nice to practise on people who have the same interests.

How do you think the course could be improved? There is still a lot to cover in the live day, but, I think having the material to refer back to is really beneficial.”

Kelly Signorini, Aberdeenshire


💜 The course was great: really good, simple and informative.

Did the course meet your expectations? I did not really have any expectations, I am completely new to Reiki. It was for the first time I was able to relax and meditate. I tried in the past and was never able to do it before.

What did you think of the course materials (manual and CDs)? Absolutely great. I was surprised how easy the book was to read and the CD. Everything is simple and straight to the point.

What are your comments about the live training, and your teacher? Live training was good. Karen is excellent and makes everything at ease.” 

~ Olga Gardner, Aberdeenshire,


🌸 The course content was excellent and gives the student detailed information about Reiki, its origins and history, practical applications and treatments etc.

The course surpassed my expectations. The course manual was detailed and very informative and presented in a professional manner. It covered many other aspects which were very helpful.

The CD’s were very helpful (although I couldn’t play the meditation one as cd player stopped working).

The live training – although the course numbers were small the atmosphere was relaxed. Karen was approachable and delivered the practical content in an effective way. ~     Susan Forbes, Aberdeen


🌸 Hi, the course was a very good experiance. Course materials: the book and the CDs are perfect. I got an good idea and knowledge about Reiki. So we had time to practice on the course itself. And I read that it is not necessary to do some notes at the course itself. And thats perfect as well. It was new for me and I think we had really time to practice and not to spend much time for the theory. When I’m really interessted on Reiki and spend much time with them, the theory will get more important and I will spend time with that.

The CDs are very good to use them at home regulary, special after the course. Thank you.

So, the course met my expertations!

We were 6 students, which was a good size (partner exercices, speek about individual experiances). The size of the room was good and for 6 people it worked.

Karen was lovely and I got a very good impression about her knowledge, experiance, character and personality. She is lovely! It was important for her, that her students feel well in the Centre. I am looking forward to make more experiance with Reiki, Karen and the centre.  ~   Simone Baumgarthuber, Aberdeen


🌸 I have thoroughly enjoyed both of the courses that I have completed with yourselves. The small class sizes were more beneficial as Karen was able to impart more information and was able to provide a broader knowledge base session.

Karen is very knowledgeable and she made the sessions motivating, relaxing and a positive experience overall. Karen was able to project a positive attitude that was able to instantly put us all at ease.

The written course material was very informative and I especially like the audio cd material which worked well for me. The cds were very useful in explaining the practical aspects of the course and enhancing the writing material.

Looking forward to completing the equine Reiki as soon as possible and going on to partake in the masters course later on this year. May I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all of your assistance to date and for in the future as I progress through the learning experience.” ~      Elizabeth Sullivan, Perth & Kinross