First Degree (Shoden)

Prerequisite: None

Reiki means Cosmic Life Force Energy. In this class, students will learn how to use this cosmic energy to help heal themselves and others. Reiki works to restore balance, promotes relaxation, and induces a sense of inner peace. Reiki can have a positive effect on your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being.

The Reiki Preservation Society is devoted to maintaining the traditional teachings of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho.
Unabridged Teachings
Unbroken Lineage

Internationally known Reiki Master/Teacher Robert N. Fueston has been practicing and teaching the system of Reiki for over 20 years. Robert has literally written the book on the traditional system of Reiki!

The History and System of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho (Reiki: Transmissions of Light)

The traditional First Degree teachings are in depth and students learn and receive:

  • A permanent connection established with the Cosmic Life Force Energy (Reiki) by a series of four energy activations/initiations.
  • Reiki self-treatments.
  • How to perform Reiki treatments on others.
  • The five Reiki precepts to effectively improve our life.
  • The history of the Reiki system.
  • And much more….

* All First Degree classes are approved for 12 Continuing Education hours (CE hours) for Massage Therapist: NCBTMB Provider #451005-09

We offer classes in two formats: Intensives and Multiple weekly training /practice meetings (Kenkyūkai)

Intensive Training Weekly training/practice meetings
Students are taught the entire First Degree (Shoden) over a 2-4 day period for a total of approximately 12 hours of instruction. These classes are taught to both individuals and groups and are scheduled upon request . Students are taught the First Degree (Shoden) slowly over a period of time. This allows the student to assimilate the information while acquiring practice experience.
Use the contact form to let us know you are interested in taking the First Degree and we will set up a customized time that will fit your schedule. (Occasionally we have intensive classes listed at the bottom of this page you can register for.)


An initial meeting with the president of The Reiki Preservation Society, Robert N. Fueston is required before attending.  During this initial meeting students will learn The Reiki Preservation Society’s protocols, pay the initial membership training fee ($150), receive the basic teachings, membership booklet, and  the first initiation.


 Students previously trained by a certified TRPS Master/Teacher may audit scheduled classes for $50. (The initial meeting is still required for prior TRPS First Degree intensively trained students to learn the Society’s meeting protocols. However, the fee for prior TRPS First Degree students is reduced to the Society’s annual 1st/2nd Degree Practitioner membership fee  of $35.)


All students may attend as few or as many weekly practice meetings as they wish. Each meeting cost is $10. Everyone is welcome, both those with no prior Reiki training and those with Reiki training in any lineage or level. However, regardless of prior training, all students start at the beginning (Shoden) to maintain the integrity of the lineage and the system we teach. Reiju (Reiki Blessing/Initiation) is received by students at every meeting to further their spiritual growth and to cleanse/strengthen their energy channels. The student’s Reiki ability increases through regular attendance of these meetings and their personal practices.

Meeting times each week are:

Tuesdays: 6:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

First Degree Class Intensives:

Currently there are no First Degree Class Intensives scheduled. If you are interested in having a class in your area please  contact us us to set up your personalized class dates.

A First Degree Class Intensive taught individually is $300. In groups of 4-6 students, there is a flat rate for the class of $1,000. For groups with 7 or more students, each student pays $150.