Reiki Awakening Academy

Reiki Awakening Academy offers several programs for beginners, practitioners, teachers and enthusiasts. Our programs are designed to provide valuable resources and tools to support you on your new journey. Wherever you are in terms of intuitive development, Reiki Awakening Academy can help you rise above challenges and meet your personal and professional goals. Learn healing for yourself, and develop it into a thriving practice, wherever your journey takes you!

Dr. Alice Langholt, Ph.D.

Alice Langholt, Ph.D., has authored The Practical Reiki Companion workbook, and many articles and e-books on holistic subjects.
Alice lives in the Washington, DC Metro area. She is an ordained Metaphysical Minister and author of 13 books. In addition, she has authored specific curricula in Reiki for Parents, Reiki for Nurses and Caregivers (approved by the Ohio Board of Nurses for continuing education units), and more. Alice completed 100 hours in the Transdisciplinary Holistic Care Program at The Cleveland Clinic and is a hospice volunteer and Group Leader with The Distance Healing Network ( She taught Practical Reiki in Lily Dale, NY for two summers, and gives workshops at holistic expos around the US. Her husband, Evan, and their four kids know and use Reiki.
As a teacher, Alice believes that close guidance and mentoring are essential elements for learning energy healing. She provides this support to each student, getting to know each and assist him or her in growing intuition and becoming confident practitioners.

Here is what people are saying!

Modern, concise, straight forward
Practical Reiki™  is a modern, concise and straight forward practice of Reiki. Intention is the basis for accessing and facilitating others to receive Reiki energy, but without the use of Reiki symbols or hand positions. For new students, this book is used in conjunction with class work to learn Practical Reiki™ so the basics about understanding and sensing energy, as well as the groundwork for Levels 1, 2, and 3 are covered.
Exactly what I have been looking for... 
Practical Reiki is exactly what I have been looking and waiting for. I've been a student of Reiki since 2007, knowing that someday I would be pursuing my Reiki Training and Attunements. 2011 was the year...I first had a traditional Usui 1 Reiki Attunement; although I learned a lot, I found myself in the position of "not quite feeling " the energy. Three weeks later, Practical Reiki was released; it very much resonated with me. I read the book and was VERY intrigued, and then pursued my Practical Reiki training and Attunements, to the Master Level, directly with Alice Langholt, author of Practical Reiki.


What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy healing method for stress relief, pain relief, and better health. It’s a natural, holistic way to bring your mind, body, emotions, and spirit back into balance, so your body can heal itself more effectively.
What’s Practical Reiki™?
Practical Reiki is a strong, simple way to learn Reiki healing. It’s an “unplugged” approach, which doesn’t require hand positions, symbols, or complicated rituals. Instead, Practical Reiki™ teaches you how to work with Reiki using a two-step process. You also learn how your intuition works, and how to observe it. 
Who should learn Practical Reiki™?
Learning Reiki is for EVERYONE! Regardless of your experience with intuition or energy, you CAN easily learn this powerful energy healing technique that will put healing into your own hands and change your life. Practical Reiki offers clear, down to earth explanations and analogies that most Reiki classes don’t cover. Learn what energy healing is, how to feel it, and how it works. Learn many ways that you can affect your health and circumstances, and help others. Learn what attunements are and how to give them.
How can I learn Practical Reiki™?
We recommend starting with our FREE intro to Practical Reiki™ Mini-course. This offers a great introduction to reiki, using intention, intuition, and the chakras. It is also a prerequisite for the Practical Reiki™ Independent Study course where you will receive your attunements.

Can Practical Reiki™ really be learned online/ by distance?
Yes! Reiki is life force energy. It’s everywhere and connects us all. Distance healing works, and distance attunements (the transmission of the ability to practice Reiki), are as effective as learning in person. Your teachers are passionately dedicated to your complete confidence and success in learning Reiki, so your learning experience will be effective. Your teachers are there for you for life to offer support, guidance, and encouragement. You won’t find a better program anywhere.

What can I do with Practical Reiki™ once I’ve learned it?
You can practice Reiki for yourself, for others, open a professional practice, or even teach Reiki! Go as far as your heart takes you! At Reiki Awakening Academy, we offer full support for your Reiki practice, personally and professionally.

How do I know that Practical Reiki™ works?
The textbook you’ll learn from, Practical Reiki: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health, won second place in the Reader’s Choice Awards. The course, Practical Reiki for Nurses, has the approval of the Ohio Board of Nursing (8 CEs are available for RNs in most US states). The method has been taught to over 2,000 people, with complete success. Practical Reiki was taught for two summers in Lilydale, NY, as well as practiced at The Cleveland Clinic, in Washington, DC at The Institute for Spiritual Development, and the award-winning Practical Reiki textbook and workbook are sold in many holistic stores nationwide. It’s the new, modern approach to learning energy healing, developed for mainstream people as well as professionals.