Living in the Light

Katarina Tilley MBSR

Qualified Holistic Practitioner - Reflexologist - Reiki Master
Meditation Tutor - Mindfulness Based Awareness Coach

Katarina Tilley


Learn.  Expand.  Grow. 

Here you will find a variety of Reiki training courses: Original Usui Reiki, Tibetan Reiki and Karuna Reiki®, 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Courses, Certified Meditation Teacher Training and various spiritual workshops to meet your needs.

The Original Usui Reiki is Reiki in its undiluted form. It has been passed down to us from Dr Usui's original disciples and contains the Reiki kotodama (sound energies) instead of symbols.

It also contains techniques that strengthen the practitioner's Reiki, previously unknown in the west. Furthermore it contains empowerments instead of attunements, all to bring you closer to the original Reiki.

I am very passionate about training you properly, to develop your inner self and the Reiki healer in you. The days spent on the courses are full of spiritual bliss.

The courses offered by Living in the Light are transformative in nature and tailored to the individuals in the group.

Your journey begins...

Contact Katarina to book your place or request more details about any of these courses. For course related information such as dates, please click on the Calendar page.


› First Degree Reiki

2 day course, £140 - includes manual and certificate.

Full payment at the time of booking, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

This is a lovely beginner's course introducing you to Reiki. It may be the start of a wonderful spiritual journey that may assist you in your own inner development and healing.

The course is packed with information, to help you understand Reiki's history, how Reiki works and the Reiki Principles. You will receive several original Dr. Usui Reiju empowerments and attunements.

You will be shown how to practise the twelve western hand positions and Dr Usui's original five hand positions in Reiki healing sessions. You will also be shown how to carry out intuitive Reiki treatments which may enable you to practise on yourself, friends and family.

Intuitive inner healing work, seeing auras, gaining an understanding of chakras, sensing energies and scanning the body are interesting features.

Meditation is also part of this very relaxing but busy two day course and you will be introduced to Dr Usui's original Gassho meditation.

You will also be shown an original Dr. Usui breathing method, for cleansing your spirit and another original method for disconnecting yourself from (negative) energies, and to strengthen your reiki energy and much more.

› Second Degree Reiki

2 day course, £180 - includes manual and a certificate

Full payment at the time of booking, all payments  are non-refundable and non-transferable.

This is a wonderful and relaxing but busy hands-on Reiki healing course. It contains higher Reiki energies and many tools for facilitating Reiki healing, for those wishing to become practitioners or for those wanting to further their personal spiritual journey.

This course has the potential to deepen your existing Reiki energies and your spiritual growth.

You will receive three original Dr. Usui Reiju empowerments and an attunement, for this level. This will enable you use the three Reiki kotodama -sound energies, used by Dr. Usui and the three western Reiki symbols.

During the course you will learn how to chant these energies, for use in Reiki treatments, for yourself and others.

One of the kotodama is technically not an energy but a way to experience oneness. This is a truly lovely experience and previously unknown in Western Reiki.

We will practise Reiki healing with intention, you will learn a visualization technique and gain knowledge of how imbalances manifests with one's being. Furthermore you will learn how to work with the root cause of a condition. How to set up a Reiki practice, record keeping, insurance, meditation and mindfulness are also vital parts of this course.

› Reiki Masters Training

2 day course, £450 - includes manual and a certificate

Full payment at the time of booking, all payments  are non-refundable and non-transferable.

This is a high vibrational Reiki course, which has the potential to deepen your Reiki energies further and propel you on your spiritual path.

During this course, you will learn the essential elements that you need to consider, in order to become a successful Reiki Master with good ethics and integrity. Discussion of preparation for teaching, is part of this course.

You will receive Dr. Usui's Reiju empowerment and the Master kotodama, the Reiki Master attunement, along with the Usui Master, Tibetan Master and the Fire Serpent symbol.

You will be shown step-by-step how to carry out original Reiju empowerments and attunements on yourself and on others, so that you may have a proper understanding of why certain things are done, in order to confidently establish yourself as a Reiki teacher.

In addition, an original, self-empowerment with an energy ball, is an interesting feature of this course.

Upon completion of this course you may teach Reiki to others and carry out powerful treatments on your clients. Furthermore you will be able to attune your house or garden to Reiki.

Anybody wishing to do this course without wanting to teach is also welcome.


› Okuden Level

1 day course, £70 - includes certificate

Full payment at the time of booking, all payments  are non-refundable and non-transferable.

This course is a real gem - Dr. Usui's original Reiki. It is designed for those who have attended a western Reiki II course but not yet learned Dr Usui's original Reiki. This method has been passed on from Dr Usui's original and elderly disciples. It has been suggested that this method may help students to become more intuitive.

You will learn about the origins of Reiki and what Dr Usui taught at all the levels. You will receive the original three Reiju empowerments of the Okuden level (Reiki II). These are the equivalent of the second degree attunements. You will learn five new hand positions.

Chanting and sitting down Reiki healing with the three Reiki kotadama (sound energies) are part of this course. One of the Usui Reiki energies differs greatly from western Reiki because this kotodama is not an actual energy but relates to the concept of oneness instead of being connected to distance Reiki healing.

You will be taught two energy exercises; Kenyoku and Joshin Kokkyu Ho. In addition we will recap the Reiki history and discuss mindfulness. Dr Usui's Gassho meditation forms part of this course.


› Karuna Reiki® Practitioner I & II and Master Level

3 day course, £525 - includes manual and a certificate
Prerequisite: Reiki mastership for 1 year prior to attending the course

Full payment at the time of booking, all payments  are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Karuna Reiki® contains the most beautiful Reiki healing energies. It is an advanced Reiki course that may open your heart to become more compassionate. The more you activate compassionate action and love, the more beautiful your life may become.

Karuna Reiki® is considered more powerful than Usui Reiki. During the course you will be attuned to Karuna Reiki® levels I, II and Masters, which awakens you to compassionate action and love, in due course.

It may open you to work with all enlightened Beings, including Ascended Masters, Angels and Archangels. All incarnate enlightened masters are deeply compassionate and as such, are able to do untold good in the world. You may be able to follow in their footsteps.

You will receive 8 new symbols, with which to do Karuna Reiki® healing. In addition, you will receive 4 Master symbols to be used in attunements. You will be shown step-by-step how to attune yourself and others. Upon completion of this busy 3 day course, you will be able to become a registered Karuna Reiki® Master, with the International Centre for Reiki Training. This will enable you to teach Karuna Reiki®.


› Eight Week Mindfulness Meditation Course

Cost of mindfulness course £185, if paid in full by start of course or £25 per week, a total of £200.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Learn the simple art of mindfulness and meditation, through practice and guidance. This eight week meditation course consists of 2 hour classes in a group setting.  You will learn about meditation and mindfulness and their benefits. You will be encouraged to maintain a beginner's mind and practice stepping off the automatic pilot.  We start with a guided meditation to introduce you gently into meditation, we proceed with many different types of mindfulness meditations.  We will explore self-inquiry and complete the course with the beautiful Pure Awareness meditation.  

During the course we will explore mindfulness and you will learn about meditation and how to implement both mindfulness and meditation in your daily life. Furthermore, you will learn how to recognize the present moment and understand the importance of living in the NOW.  You will learn some techniques to increase awareness of what is going on inside you and to help you interrupt your thoughts.  

Other topics of the course include the thoughts are not facts, power of thoughts and beliefs, the effect of stress on your mind and body, open awareness, allowance, letting go, acceptance of the here and now, the witness state. In addition, we will examine the authentic Self and the subject of awakening.

This course may be the start of a peaceful journey.


› Certified Teacher Training Meditation Course

This course spans 5 months - 1 weekend per month.  60 hours of tuition.  

Cost of the Teacher Training course £750 - includes manual and certificate.

Deposit £250, all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Following the payment of the deposit, this course can be paid in 5 monthly instalments of £100, thereafter.  The first instalment must be paid at the commencement of the next module.

This course will give you the opportunity deliver my 8 week Pure Awareness Meditation Course to to others. Upon attending this course you will be able to get insurance and will get the initials MTLITL (Meditation Teacher Living in the Light) after your name.  

The structure of the course is in 5 modules, in which we will cover many aspects of mindfulness and meditation including awareness and research, we will also cover all the topics of the Pure Awareness course and you will practice and deliver the meditations of the Pure Awareness Course .  You will learn many important teaching skills, including planning a lesson, organisation, delivery, communication and listening skills and much, much more.

By participating on the course, you will take an active role and as such you will get plenty of opportunities to deliver short meditation sessions to your peers, so that you may gain confidence, in your delivery.

As part of your assessment, you will be asked to write a 500-600 word essay on your understanding of mindfulness and meditation and explain how you intend to use it in your life and work.  You will also be asked to write a 800 word essay demonstrating your understanding of the course material, as specified in the assessment criteria.  Both these essays have to be passed before a certificate will be issued.

After the course you will be asked to deliver a case study course, to a minimum of 3 people, one of which must not be related to you. You are also required to participate in two yearly retreats and agree to purchase the Pure Awareness manuals from the teacher.

Prerequisite:  Having completed the 8 week Pure Awareness Course.

Minimum of 3 people and maximum of 6 people. 


› Awakening Out of Your Story

1 day workshop, £55.

(£10 of each participant's fee will go to Amma's charity).

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Come and experience this transformative workshop, which may help you change the way you perceive things, within the context of your own life.

This mindfulness and meditation workshop is the first stage in helping you wake up out of your story - the story of your life. Usually the story of our life consists of an incessant search for happiness, which is always short lived and a continuous seeking to avoid emotional burdens and unease. There must be another way...

The aim of this workshop is to learn about the hidden, limiting and negative conditioned patterns that are operating within you, such as learned behaviour, parental beliefs, your life experiences and external influences. Much emphasis will be placed on starting the process of letting go of the patterns that hold you back and prevent you from realising your true Self.

In this workshop you will be given the opportunity to examine your own deep held beliefs that help shape your life. You will be encouraged to begin to question those things that you hold as true. You will examine some of the hindrances to living a more awake life and the strategies you use to control your life. We will also discuss how to deal with the difficulties, which arise in the course of day to day living.

The time is now to start living life more fully and enjoy the journey.

›Abiding In and As The Self Workshop

1 day workshop, £55.

(£10 of each participant's fee will go to Amma's charity).

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Hours: 11:00 - 18:00. 

YOU are not the story of you. YOU are not your body or mind. So what are YOU?

It is not enough to know who YOU are intellectually but here has to be a realisation in your direct experience.

In this workshop we will explore those things that stand in the way of realising your SELF.

Although no techniques can take us directly to our SELF, we also cannot do nothing It is a paradox. How and what are you to practice?

Meditation and awareness techniques that you may practice, in order to remember your True Self are part of this workshop.

Comments about this workshop: Abiding in and as Your Self Workshop can help you if you are experiencing emotional issues or is struggling with worries or a negative mindset or if you are in the midst of some issues that you would like to be free of. Life can feel like one long struggle with only moments of real happiness, when we are believing what our mind tells us. By understanding who you are and by questioning your beliefs, you may come into a whole new reality that may free you of unnecessary suffering. We are not who we think we are and by learning to stay out of the mind you can begin a new journey into freedom from suffering.

Please click on the Calendar page for dates and times of classes.

Contact Katarina today if you would like more information or if you would like to book yourself on a course or workshop.