Reiki Training

All Classes are taught by Bridget Riddler-Mendelman
Certified Usui, Holy Fire® and Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher
In Practice Since 1998

My purpose is to provide courses and workshops that bring about healing through self-mastery. I offer Reiki workshops in Austin, Texas or alternatively I offer Zoom Training as well as a self-paced Reiki on-line course.

Each level of Reiki is taught on a one-to-one basis or in a very small group with lots of personal attention and on-going support. Each class is thorough and focused on your individual needs or concerns. I truly believe that being personally initiated into Reiki is a life changing experience.  It is my wish that through the Reiki training you experience a deep connection to Reiki’s sacred tradition and the lineage of teachers and masters that have manifested and cultivated Reiki for humanity’s healing, re-alignment and a deeper connection with life.  

Reiki, therefore, is a deeply nurturing and nourishing life-force energy given to us as a gift to renew and heal ourselves. When we connect with Reiki energy we ultimately connect with an incredible source of Love. As this Love begins to flow through our Reiki practice, there are two very important things we can do on our spiritual journey: first, know ourselves; and second, love ourselves.  Reiki helps us do both.


Reiki Classes

I offer the following Reiki classes on a monthly basis:

Usui Traditional Reiki (Also called Usui Reiki Ryoho)

  • Usui Level I (1-Day Class)
  • Usui Level II (1-Day Class)
  • Usui Level III -Advanced Reiki (1-Day Class)
  • Usui Master Teacher (1.5-Day Class)

Holy Fire® Reiki

  • Holy Fire® Level I & II (2-Day Class)
  • Holy Fire® Level III & Master Teacher (3-Day Class)

Holy Fire Karuna Reiki®

  • Holy Fire Karuna® Master Teacher (3-Day Class)


Class Schedule

Reiki classes are 10am-4pm and can be scheduled Monday through Saturday. Please contact Bridget for class schedule info for this year.

Class Descriptions

All classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and practice time. At the beginning of the class, you will receive a Reiki manual, and upon completion you will receive a Reiki certificate.

Tuition Payments

Deposits for in-person trainings can be made either through PayPal or Venmo.

Usui Traditional Reiki (Usui System of Natural Healing)

There are many different styles of Reiki. Usui Reiki is the original Reiki style and is what I consider to be the authentic foundation of all the other branches of Reiki that have been developed from it. The Usui System is a way of working with Reiki for healing of self and others. The word healing is used in the sense of regaining harmony and wholeness.

As a Traditional Reiki Master, I emphasize the following foundational components in my Reiki trainings as well as my connection with students and fellow Reiki Masters:

  • A Path of Self-Cultivation.  This path evolves through each level of Traditional Reiki Training beginning with self-healing and Attunement with Reiki energy in Reiki I.  In Reiki you learn the use of Symbols, distant healing, and a deeper connection with your inner passions.  In Reiki III you experience the union of self and Higher Self, and finally at the Masters Level, you achieve the full embodiment of Reiki as a path of harmony and wholeness that can be shared with a high level of skill and compassion as a Reiki Master.
  • The Philosophical and Psychological Roots of Zen. Reiki is rooted in Zen and the formless nature of Universal Life Force Energy.  Zen is experienced as a state of being at peace with your own thoughts, and being self-aware of your place within the universe.
  • Master/Student Transmission Through Lineage. Reiki is passed from Master to student through teachings, a defined form of practice and initiation, and the immediate, student/teacher relationship that forms from the moment one expresses one’s intention to accept Reiki in one’s life and receive training from a particular Master/Teacher.  This Master/Student-centered way of transmitting Reiki traces back through our Reiki lineage, down through the ages of Reiki Masters who gave their lives both to Reiki and to those students who opened themselves to receive Reiki’s blessings.
  • Emphasis on Traditional Reiki Symbols. In the trainings that proceed Reiki I, traditional Symbols are given as a component of the expanded application of Reiki healing technique.  Traditional Reiki Symbols were transmitted directly to Master Usui in his original Reiki awakening.
  • 21 Day Chakra Cleanse.  After one’s initiation into Reiki through the Reiki I training and Attunements, a period of 21 days is recognized for integration and cleansing to bring awareness to and assimilate Reiki’s profound changes and healing work.  This important time is when you get to know Reiki on a deep level and begin to feel it flowing from the cellular to auric dimensions of your being.   

There are many styles of Reiki, such as Holy Fire and Karuna Reiki that I also teach. These Reiki styles can powerfully enhance your practice if you desire to continue and expand your Reiki education and self-cultivation.

Usui Level I

Prerequisite: This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning about Reiki.

Cost: $350 per person (Includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)

The focus of Reiki I is on self-healing and Attunement to the Reiki way of life. Reiki energy is deeply restorative, and simple to practice. After your Reiki I Training and Attunement/Activation, you will be a Reiki I Practitioner and offer Reiki treatments to yourself, family and friends.  Reiki I includes the following:

  • A Tibetan Healing Attunement
  • A Reiki I Attunement/Activation
  • An overview of Reiki history, including how Reiki has evolved and changed
  • A Guided Meditation to activate your healing energy and clear blockages
  • Gassho Meditation to open the heart, clear the mind, and provide the stillness needed to connect more fully with our intuitive side that will guide our hands in a Reiki session.
  • Byosen Scanning to detect energy imbalances in the person to which you are giving a Reiki session.
  • Instructions on Reiki hand positions
  • An opportunity to learn and practice self-Reiki and be guided in a full Reiki self-treatment
  • Step-by-step guidance in giving a full Reiki treatment
  • Training in techniques for grounding and chakra balancing
  • Suggestions for how to integrate Reiki into your everyday life
  • A 21 Day Chakra Cleanse

Following Your Reiki I Training

It is most important to understand that when you invite Reiki into your life, you are not simply learning healing techniques.  You are going on a spiritual journey with a new companion at your side: activated life force through Reiki. Setting aside time to assimilate your new relationship with Reiki means giving time to assimilate and bring awareness to a new relationship with yourself. 

What is most remarkable about the Attunement Process and the activation of Reiki in your life is that no work is required by you.  All one needs to do is bring awareness to how Reiki is now moving through your body and your life.  In Traditional Reiki as I teach it, we recognize a 21 Day integration period that is initiated through your Reiki I Attunement.  Following your Reiki I training, Reiki energy will consciously go to work on your system in what is called a Chakra Cleanse.  For 21 days, Reiki energy will move up through your seven major chakra centers to cleanse and renew your system in preparation for your new, Reiki-activated life.

During this time, I encourage my students to maintain a clean diet (avoid drugs and alcohol and emphasize a plant-based diet as much as possible), meditate, journal, practice self-healing Reiki, and schedule follow up Reiki and coaching sessions through the IndigoIntentions Energy Spa, to discuss the importance of self-care, how to develop your own healing style, and how to develop and trust your intuitive guidance.

Please keep in mind this 21 Days is a critical time.  Completing Reiki I is by no means an end.  It is a very significant renewal and a launching pad for a new way of being.  I strongly encourage you to move mindfully through this 21 Days and to honor your conscious emergence into the limitless being and infinite Love that is Reiki.

Usui Level II

Prerequisite: Level I Reiki training from an accredited Master Teacher

Cost: $350 per person (Includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)

In the Reiki II class you will be entrusted with higher level healing techniques that will be activated through a Reiki II Attunement and instruction regarding Reiki II sacred Symbols. Upon completion of Reiki II, you will gain the knowledge, confidence and integrity to become a substantially more powerful Reiki channel.    As a Reiki practitioner you will be qualified to give Reiki to the public (and not just family and friends).  Reiki II includes the following:

  • A brief review of the Reiki I techniques
  • The Reiki II Attunement/Activation
  • A Chakra Cleanse activated by the Reiki II Attunement that follows the progression of your Reiki I Chakra Cleanse but at a much deeper level
  • Guided meditation and techniques to help you connect with your intuition
  • Development of your intuitive perceptions through reading the auric bodies to expand the field of your healing work
  • Presentation and explanation of three Reiki Symbols or “Sacred Keys of Reiki”
  • Instruction on what each Sacred Reiki Symbol represents, how it works, and practice of techniques for using the Symbols
  • How to physically and energetically protect self and others
  • Training on using the Reiki energy to assist in healing emotional and mental blockages
  • Practice techniques that use the Reiki energy to change unwanted habits and balance and heal relationships
  • Training in Distant Reiki and learning how to energetically connect with the person or animal you are treating
  • Exercises to heighten your intuition
  • Beaming and manifesting techniques

After your Reiki II experience, you begin a new phase of your journey in Reiki.  This is a time to reconnect to your passion, to your true purpose and who you are when you feel most like yourself.  As always, I am available for supportive Reiki sessions, life coaching, as well as other guidance services that I offer through IndigoIntention’s Energy Spa.

Usui Level III (Advanced Reiki Practitioner)

Prerequisite: Level II Reiki training from an accredited Master Teacher

Cost: $420 per person (Includes a $100 non-refundable deposit)

In the Advanced Reiki Training class, you will enter the third phase of self-cultivation that I emphasize through the Traditional Usui Reiki path.  You will receive the Usui Master Attunement/Activation. This will increase the strength of your Reiki energy and enhance the effectiveness of the Reiki second degree Symbols. The Usui Master Symbol creates a powerful channel between the physical self and the higher self, thus allowing more unlimited wisdom to manifest directly on the physical plane. It generally brings about a greater feeling of wholeness and empowerment.

Advanced Reiki teaches the importance of compassion and respecting the oneness of all life. This compassion is the foundation of living a full and conscious life. To live consciously, you need the blending of wisdom, awareness, and compassion.  Usui Level III training includes the following:

  • A brief review of Reiki II as well as a “check-in” on your development as a Reiki Practitioner
  • Advanced Reiki Attunement/Activation
  • Instruction and use of the Usui Master Symbol
  • Training on how to incorporate the Residual Trauma Release process into your sessions
  • Training on how to make and use a crystal grid for healing and manifesting
  • Training on how to use Reiki for personal transformation
  • Opportunities to work through and release any fears and blockages inhibiting your growth into your fullest potential
  • Advanced chakra affirmations to bring about profound healing
  • Guidance and techniques for aligning with your Soul’s purpose
  • A Reiki meditation to dissolve self-imposed limitations

In the days and months that follow your Advanced Training you will incorporate into your daily life and Reiki sessions all the techniques and practices you have learned since Reiki I.  Your forward movement will always be experienced as a returning to your true essence and potential.  As your Reiki teacher, one who knows you well and has supported you along your path of self-cultivation, I will continue to be present and available to reflect back to you what I see and what I know to be your true and unique gifts and to ensure that Reiki continues to grow as your luminary guide.

Usui Master Teacher

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Reiki III training from a qualified Reiki Master, practice at the Reiki III level for at least six months, ability to draw from memory the Reiki II and III Symbols.

Cost: $570 per person (Includes a $125 non-refundable deposit)

Becoming a Reiki Master requires a deep commitment to the Reiki Way of Life and its practice in healing others and the Earth.  In the Reiki Master/Teacher training, you will receive the complete Usui/Tibetan Master Attunement/Activation. The Master Teacher Attunement energy is pure love. Love is an active force that can dissolve all self-imposed limitations. At the Reiki Master level of self-cultivation your motivation will be to empower others and to help them find happiness and fulfillment within themselves.  The Reiki Master/Teacher training includes:

  • A brief review of previous Reiki levels and a brief “check-in” on your Reiki journey
  • A powerful healing experience not bound by time and space that touches on every dimension of your being, through all your life experience, relations, and ancestors
  • The Usui/Tibetan Master Attunement/Activation
  • The Reiki Master Teacher Attunement
  • Presentation and instruction on the activation and use of the Master Symbols
  • Instruction on how Attunements work and how to pass them
  • Information on the differences between the Usui and Tibetan Attunement methods
  • Lots of practice and guidance passing Attunements
  • Valuable course material on how to live life honoring the sacred spiritual values of a Reiki Master
  • Instruction on how to use specific Ancient Tibetan technology to further empower yourself, your goals and the healing of planet earth
  • Guidance on the importance of living life centered in love and compassion
  • Teaching information and techniques that ensure you have the ability to pass Reiki to others
  • Important information on how to establish a thriving Reiki practice
  • Ceremonial acknowledgement and recognition of your completion of the Reiki Journey into Mastery of the Healing Life



Holy Fire Reiki® was developed and introduced by William Lee Rand, Director of the International Center for Reiki Training, in 2014. In 2020 I was trained in Holy Fire III Reiki by William Rand. The Center holds a registered trademark for the Holy Fire system of teaching. Holy Fire Reiki is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.

Holy Fire® Level I & II (2-Day Group Class Only)

Prerequisite: This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning about Reiki

In this two-day class, you will be attuned to Reiki energy, connecting you to this universal source of love. You will be opened to the flow of Reiki, enabling you to channel its energy to others and yourself.

This beginning training includes both Reiki I & II and is a combination of the Western style as introduced by Mrs. Takata and the Japanese style. Two Placements (Attunements) are given. On completion of the class, you will be able to give Reiki treatments to yourself and others. This training includes:

  • The standard Reiki session hand positions
  • A complete Reiki session for self and others
  • Japanese Reiki Techniques, as taught by Usui Sensei including: Gassho meditation, Reiji-ho – developing your intuition, Byosen Scanning – detecting where Reiki is needed, Gyoshi ho – sending Reiki with the eyes, Kenyoku – dry bathing or clearing one’s energy field
  • Hayashi Healing Guide
  • Techniques for using Reiki for specific conditions
  • The Reiki II Symbols, how to use them, including practice time
  • Ways to use Reiki to heal unwanted habits
  • Distant healing techniques

Contact Bridget for pricing and available training dates.

Holy Fire® Level III/ Master Teacher (3-day Class)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Reiki I&II from a qualified Reiki Master and having practiced Reiki II for at least six months. Also, a student must be able to draw from memory the three Reiki II Symbols.

Cost: $1295.00 ($325.00 non-refundable deposit)

The Master training combines the complete Usui/Holy Fire® III Master training into one 3-day class.  This class is a deeply healing experience and includes the following:

  • The Usui Master Symbol which increases the effectiveness of the Reiki II Symbols and can be used for healing
  • The Usui/Holy Fire® III Master Placement (Attunement) which increases the strength of your Reiki energy and empowers the Usui Master Symbol
  • Practice using the Usui master Symbol for treatments
  • The Holy Fire® Symbol is given for a total of five Symbols for the entire system
  • Four Ignitions (Attunements)
  • How to make a Reiki crystal grid that will continue to send Reiki to yourself and others after it is charged
  • The Ocean of Holy Love Experience
  • Hands-on practice using the Holy Fire® Symbol during Reiki sessions
  • Instruction on how to give Reiki Placements for Reiki I&II, III and how to conduct the Healing in the River of Life Experience and the four Ignitions for Reiki Master
  • The Holy Fire® Healing Experience that can be given to anyone and directs the powerful Holy Fire® energies to heal
  • Instruction on how to give yourself Experiences, Placements and Ignitions
  • The values and spiritual orientation of a true Reiki Master
  • Instruction on how to teach, including review of class outlines as well guidance on how to develop and promote your Reiki business
  • Question and answer sessions


Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki®

Karuna is the Reiki of compassionate action guided by wisdom. Karuna is a Sanskrit word which translates to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others. It can also be translated as “compassionate action.”

Karuna Reiki is considered a natural progression of Usui and Tibetan Reiki and is often described as a higher vibrational form of Reiki that possesses multidimensional properties.

This powerful Reiki Master training is the next step for Reiki Masters of any lineage who wish to increase their vibration and learn compassionate ways to move toward a more enlightened consciousness. This is both a practitioner and a Master class. Those who take the class will be able to use the Karuna Symbols in their Reiki sessions and teach all levels of Holy Fire®III Karuna Reiki®, if desired. Karuna Reiki® is complete with eight practitioner Symbols, one Master Symbol, four Ignitions and two meditations that are guided directly by the Holy Fire® consciousness.

The Karuna Reiki system was developed by the International Center for Reiki Training in 1995, and incorporates eight Symbols used in several ancient healing practices. I was trained in Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® by the center director, William Lee Rand. The Center holds a registered trademark for the Karuna Reiki system of teaching.

Karuna Reiki® opens you to work more closely with the supreme being.

Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® (3-day Class)

Prerequisite: To qualify to take this class, a student must have been a Reiki Master for at least six months.

Cost: $1295.00 ($325.00 non-refundable deposit)

In this Master class, you will learn to give Placements which are Ignition-like experiences for Reiki I&II and the first part of Reiki Master. (Placements and Ignitions are the same as Attunements.) The Placement system empowers the Symbols with more effective healing energy.

Both levels of Karuna Reiki® and four Ignitions will be given as well as instruction and practice on the use of all nine Symbols. You will be able to teach both levels after taking this class.  In addition to receiving the 8 Karuna Reiki® Symbols and Master Symbol, this class includes instructions on:

  • 4 Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki® Master Ignitions
  • 2 Holy Fire® Experience meditations
  • How to facilitate Holy Fire® meditations, placements and ignitions for others
  • Meditations for deep healing and removing blocks to living your most authentic life
  • How to give a treatment with all Karuna® Symbols, including lots of practice time
  • Teaching outlines for all levels of Reiki training
  • Chanting and toning with Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki®

Much time will be devoted to practice, and to experiencing the unique vibration of each Karuna Reiki® Symbol. Opportunities to share your experiences will be provided. This is a very powerful and transformational class, as Karuna Reiki® vibrates at very high frequencies.

After completing this class, you will be able to teach all levels of Holy Fire® Reiki as well as Holy Fire Karuna® Master Teacher, both in-person and online.



This home study course is written in a simple, clear, easy-to-understand style that you can study at your own pace.

The on-line course is available for the Usui Traditional Reiki I through Reiki III/Masters. There are many advantages of doing a Reiki on-line course:

  • You can become a Reiki practitioner in the comfort of your own home
  • You can study in your own time and progress at a pace suitable to you without interrupting a busy schedule or family routine
  • You will receive on-going support while you’re doing Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki III Advanced Training and Reiki Masters as well as after you’ve completed your training
  • You will receive personalized attention

When you sign up for the on-line course, you will receive:

  • A Digital Reiki manual
  • Reiki distant Attunements (see below)
  • Online support
  • A Reiki certificate and follow up support to help you integrate Reiki into your life

Special Note for Online Students

The “Attunement” process is what makes Reiki different from other healing techniques. An Attunement is a sacred initiation which can only be passed on from Reiki Master/Teacher to the student. A distant Reiki Attunement will initiate you into Reiki the same way as an in-person Attunement does.  This is because Reiki is not limited by space or time. Distant healing or a distant Reiki Attunement is proven to be just as powerful and effective as healing and Attunements done in-person.

I have been doing distant Attunements since 2006 and have received some miraculous feedback from students across the globe. Often times, people who enroll in the online course do not have access to a Reiki Master in their country. Therefore, receiving the distant reiki Attunements can bring a sense of hope and peace to people who are living in war-torn countries around the world.



Reiki I or II Training: $150.00
Reiki Advanced Training: $220.00
Reiki Masters Training: $320.00

Energy Spa

To help facilitate your training and the changes that can occur as a result of your Reiki Attunement/Activation, Placement or Ignition, and the 21 day Chakra Cleanse that follows, I offer supportive therapies to help you integrate the energy shifts and changes:

Energy Spa therapies can be booked a couple of days before Reiki Training or after your Training. You may choose from the following:

  • Reiki Session- Energy healing therapy
  • Angel/Tarot Reading- Insight for your Reiki Journey
  • Numerology Report and Consultation-Discover the qualities and characteristics encoded in your unique number profile
  • Swedish and Deep Massage-Relaxation, detoxification, and integration through body work
  • Sports Massage-Address and prevent common sports stresses and injuries
  • Manual Lymph Drainage-Facilitate lymphatic flow for grounding, detox, and tissue healing
  • CranioSacral Therapy-Balance the deep rhythms of the nervous and craniosacral system to give rise to inner healing resources
  • Zero Balancing- balances the body’s energy systems by working with skeletal and ancestral energies
What some of Bridget’s students are saying:
After receiving the Reiki II Attunement I have more awareness of living in the present
and I feel more responsible about my actions. It’s really hard to express the joy and
happiness that Reiki has brought into my life. For the first time in my entire life I feel
that I can make difference. I am able to do something to help others achieve well-being .
Not only my closest ones… but whoever and wherever it may be.
~ Smiljana, Croatia
I am just sending a little note about the energy exercises. I am truly amazed at the
magnetic force, in the beginning I wondered a bit about how it works. I must admit that
I truly felt it today. The force between my hands was amazing for me. Reiki Energy is
indeed powerful.
~ Yolanda, Saint Maarten