It is our simple aim to bring more Reiki into the world.
Everyone involved in the Reiki Academy has experienced the gentle, loving, but transformative power of Reiki, and we want to share this with as many people as possible.
Reiki is both: An energy healing therapy, as well as a spiritual path for self-development.
Therefore, our approach is slightly more holistic than in other courses, with particular emphasis on using Reiki for self-growth and understanding.
At the Reiki Academy, we have all experienced this to be true – and healing to take place in an often unexpected way…
Although the guidelines for “Complementary Therapies” in the UK state that they must not be promoted as to be used instead of conventional treatments, we would like to stress that we have found Reiki achieving tremendous results of physical healing.
Our advice: See your GP and use Reiki. You might end up with a very surprised GP…
All our teaching is based on personal experience and comprehensive research.
The style is personal and relaxed, with hopefully the right balance of theory, experience, and fun.
Reiki is mainly learned and understood through experience. Therefore, we are offering many exercises working in pairs to get “hands-on” experience.
At present, all courses are taught by Torsten Alexander Lange unless stated otherwise. Some workshops are taught by visiting Reiki Masters.
Our research is two-fold:
History: We are researching the history of Reiki to make the teaching as authentic and comprehensive as possible.
Use: We are working on case studies, and are researching the ways Reiki works on different levels.
We feel the purer Reiki is kept the more powerful it can work. Therefore, we do not offer other courses in “alternative treatments”.
However, we recognize that many people combine Reiki with other treatment methods, and that indeed Reiki will lead everyone along their own personal path and may even guide them find additional techniques, therapies and spiritual ways. We hold this in great respect. Complimentary therapies can also complement each other
Our courses comply with the National Occupational Standards and the Core Curriculum set out by The Reiki Council and the UK Reiki Federation.
Students will receive a professionally recognized certificate at the end of each course.
Courses and workshops also qualify as CPD for complementary practitioner
After leaving school, Torsten spent 15 years on a career in business and politics.
Having obtained a degree in Political Sciences and Art History from Hamburg University, he moved on combining a career in politics (as chairman of the local party association) with starting his own business.
Having build a successful chain of retail outlets in his native Germany, in 1999 he moved to London to pursue his dream: Opening an international flagship store on London’s famous Regent Street.
After 4 years of struggle, it spectacularly collapsed – and Torsten – having personally guaranteed for the business, lost everything almost overnight.
For a few months he was even homeless, but thankfully allowed to stay in a friend’s spare bedroom.
Today he feels that homelessness is possibly one of the – literally – most unsettling experiences, and seeing homeless people sheltering in a shop entrance at night became a completely different meaning, thinking that he may have become one of them.
Having learned “the hard way” that financial success and social reputation can be rather short-lived, Torsten spent the next 7 years slowly re-building his life.
Torsten started to study various spiritual paths, gradually realising that their essence is always the same.
Finally discovering Reiki as one of these paths, he was amazed to find that one can actually physically feel the connection to spiritual energy. Initially mainly stunned by the effect of physical healing and relaxation, his studies brought him to realise that Reiki was in fact a complete system of spiritual awakening.
He has now been able to develop an attitude of gratefulness towards having gone through such a difficult phase in his life, as this has allowed him to find Reiki as a gateway to discovering his spiritual self.
Through his Reiki courses, he has learned that many other people also have had profoundly unsettling experiences in their lives, be it healthwise, personal, to do with family, or financially. He feels deep empathy and understanding for people in difficult circumstances.
Today, Torsten feels privileged (if sometimes a bit overwhelmed) to be able to share his understanding and enthusiasm for Reiki in his courses and workshops, and sees the formation of the Reiki Academy London as the highlight of his life.
Among his students, he is known for his thorough knowledge, personal approach, and relaxing sense of humour.
Torsten is a Reiki Master/ Teacher of the Western Lineage of Reiki, as well as a Shinpiden (Reiki Master) of the Japanese Lineage. He trained with renowned Reiki Masters Penelope Quest and Frans Stiene, as well as various other Reiki Masters and spiritual teachers. He also practises Yoga (rather occasionally, though) and meditation.
Rupert was first introduced to Reiki over 15 years ago and was initially fascinated by the healing aspect of it. As his training and practice has grown, he has also come to recognise the spiritual elements of Reiki and brings this into his everyday life. As well as running his own practice, Rupert regularly offers Reiki at a cancer care hospice in London.
Rupert says, “I am thrilled to be able to pass on my experience and knowledge to those finding their own path to Reiki. Having trained at all levels with The Reiki Academy, I take great pleasure in continuing my own journey with others on both a spiritual and physical level”.
At the Reiki Academy, he teaches some Reiki 1 & 2 courses and workshops.