Welcome to the Arura Reiki Centre.

The Arura Reiki Centre was founded in 1998 and was run by Carol Knox in a central suburb of Durban South Africa. It has now moved to the Western Cape and I am living in the Overberg region.

 The Arura Reiki Centre offers the following Reiki healing sessions: 

First consultation session 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes: R300
45 minutes – 1 hour Reiki Treatments / Healing Sessions: R350
Distant Healing Sessions: To be negotiated

The Arura Reiki Centre offers the following Reiki courses: 
Usui Tibetan Reiki Levels I – III
Master Teacher training
Karuna Reiki Masters training

For more about these courses, please visit the ‘Courses’ page

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About Reiki


A Brief Overview of Reiki

The extracts below are from the web site of The International Centre for Reiki Training in America. This centre is run by William Rand, Internationally renowned Reiki Master and teacher.

The knowledge that an unseen energy flows through all living things and is connected directly to the quality of health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. The existence of this “life force energy” has been verified by recent scientific experiments, and medical doctors are considering the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process. Reiki was originally developed by Mikao Usui in 1922.

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve health and enhance the quality of life. An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and surrounds you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being.

Rei – Spiritual Wisdom

Mrs. Hawayo Takata, who introduced Reiki to the West, said the word Rei means universal and this is the definition most have accepted. However, Mrs. Takata also indicated that this interpretation is a very general one.

The word Rei as it is used in Reiki is more accurately interpreted to mean supernatural knowledge or spiritual consciousness. This is the wisdom that comes from God or the Higher Self. It understands each person completely. It knows the cause of all problems and difficulties and knows what to do to heal them.

Ki — The Life Force

Ki means the same as Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit and Ti or Ki in Hawaiian. It has also been called, odic force, orgone, and bioplasma. It has been given many other names by the various cultures that have been aware of it. Ki is the life force. It is also called the vital life force or the universal life force.

Reiki Principles

Just for today I will not anger

Just for today I will not worry

Just for today I will be grateful

Just for today I will do my work honestly

Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings

Just for today I will be kind to every living being.

Photo taken by Carol Knox on Fish Hoek beach, February, 2015.

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Usui Tibetan Lineage:

Dr. Mikao Usui
Dr. Chojiro Hayashi
Hawayo Takata
Phyllis Lei Furumoto
William Rand
John Williams
Harold Bliss
David Swanepoel
Brett Pelser
Carol Knox

Karuna Reiki Lineage:

William Rand
Bev Moss
Carol Knox


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Usui Tibetan Reiki Level I:

You will receive the first level attunement and gain practical experience of using hand positions and giving treatments. This course covers the history of Reiki, Reiki Principles and how Reiki works. You will receive instruction on laying on of hands, chakra balancing techniques, sealing auras and on grounding and centering techniques. The cost of this course is R1 000.00. You will receive a manual and a certificate. A bring and share vegetarian lunch will be offered.

Usui Tibetan Reiki Level II:

You will receive a higher-level attunement and three Reiki symbols. In this course, you will learn how to use the second-degree symbols to increase the power of Reiki I, psychically protect self and others, heal emotional and mental issues, change unwanted habits, send Reiki to others at a distance, send Reiki to heal the past or prepare for the future and to achieve goals that you set for yourself. Cost of the course is R1 100.00. You will receive a manual and a certificate. A bring and share vegetarian lunch will be offered.

Usui Tibetan Reiki Level III/Advanced Reiki Training:

You will receive the Usui Master attunement, which increases the power of one’s Reiki. This course covers advanced techniques for solving problems, achieving goals and protecting oneself. You will receive instruction on how to make a Reiki grid and use psychic surgery that allows for the removal of negative psychic energy. Cost of this course is R1 800.00. You will receive a manual and a certificate. A bring and share vegetarian lunch will be offered.

Master Teacher:

After a period of practical experience with healing, including treatments and distance healing, you may approach your Reiki Master for Master Teacher training. Together we will discuss your experience and healing case histories. You will learn how to pass on attunements in order to teach and train others. Enquire about cost.

Please enquire about the Karuna Reiki Masters training.