Amanda Jayne teaches Jikiden Reiki worldwide but is based in Kent and Cornwall, UK. She was lucky enough to live in Japan for 5 years, where she met and learned Jikiden Reiki from Chiyoko and Tadao Yamaguchi. During that time she helped with the editing for the Jikiden textbooks and the book, "The Hayashi Reiki Manual" by Tadao Yamaguchi and Frank Arjava Petter. In addition she contributed two short chapters to the book, "Light on the Origins of Reiki" by Tadao Yamaguchi. Recently, she edited the translation of, "Reiki and Japan: A Cultural View of Western and Japanese Reiki" by Masaki Nishina.
"There are many kinds of Reiki available today and what drew me to Jikiden Reiki was the feeling I had on meeting the teachers, the simplicity of the method - unchanged from the original method learned by Mrs Yamaguchi and her family, the quality of the theoretical concepts they were teaching and the experience they held in successfully treating people year after year using only Reiki."
Having studied with the Yamaguchis in Kyoto, Japan for nearly 4 years, Amanda became a Shihan and began teaching Jikiden Reiki around the world. She was delighted to be one of the speakers at the Jikiden Reiki World Congress in Barcelona in August 2014 and is looking forward to finishing her book about her adventures walking the 1,200 kilometre Shikoku pilgrimage in Japan.
In September 2016 Amanda became a Dai-Shihan (Senior Teacher) in Kyoto, Japan.
She is now available to teach Shihan-kaku in addition to Shoden and Okuden classes.
"Thank you for being just the best teacher for me on this first step of learning more about Jikiden Reiki. Really thorough, supportive, knowledgable, and down to earth!! I feel really, very lucky to have found you as a teacher in this part of the world! Jikiden Reiki feels very true, deep rooted, honest and natural to me and I'm looking forward to practicing it as soon as possible."