At Reiki Evolution we routinely ask our students to let us have their feedback about the Reiki training and support that they receive. We have set ourselves high standards and want to make sure that our students are happy with their Reiki courses, and soliciting feedback is a good way of making sure that we are on track.
Below you can read Reiki testimonials from people who have attended Annie Robertson’s Reiki Evolution training courses in Edinburgh, Scotland.
“I thought the course was great very relaxed atmosphere Annie was amazing and I left knowing I could contact her if I require any assistance or have any enquiries. I will definitely be booking to go back for level 2 it was an amazing course !”
Chevonne Beveridge, North Lanarkshire, March 2016
“Here are my thought of the course I just took part in:
The course content was presented in a way that made it easy to understand and follow. The course fully met my expectations… The CDs are great, very helpful and will be used a lot in future too.
The live training was very good thanks to Annie’s warm and welcoming way, her clear and simple way of explaining the content of what we did. Her empowerments were excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the day.”
Sylvi Alvestad, Renfrewshire, April 2016
“I have just completed my 2nd course with Annie and once again it was great , I love this way of learning and the atmosphere that is created is why I returned to do my second course with Annie at Reiki Evolution, the way of learning is so clear and easy to understand and once again I am left knowing I can contact Annie with any issue or question I may come across I cannot recommend Annie enough.”
Chevonne Beveridge, North Lanarkshire, August 2016
“I really enjoyed my Okuden course with Annie. I also did Shoden with her a few months ago and it felt like going to see a friend this time. Annie is very welcoming and loves sharing Reiki so its a privilege to train with her. I loved the course.
Also the workbook and CD’s are a fantastic support both in terms of learning before the course and to refer to. I also use the meditations and love having the to guide my journey.”
Beth Kirkpatrick, Midlothian, August 2016
What did you think of the course content? It is clear that a lot of clear thinking and careful planning has gone into the creation of the content and I think that, consequently, the course is both enjoyable and effective.
Did the course meet your expectations? Definitely – I feel I have been gently supported and encouraged by the whole process
What did you think of the course materials (manual and CDs)? The manuals and CDs are very helpful – it is definitely a great advantage to be able to learn via the different media.
What are your comments about the live training, and your teacher? Annie is a very warm, intuitive teacher making the whole live training experience both interesting and informative. I feel that I will be able to contact her any time in the full knowledge that she will come back to me promptly – and helpfully.
Sheilagh Tennant, Midlothian, December 2016
“What did you think of the course content? Excellent. The course provided comprehensive study for the second degree.
“The course content Exceptional, very well prepared and presented
Expectations I started with an open mind so did not have any preconceived ideas as to what to expect I very much viewed this as a learning and growing experience, although I would have to say I do feel as though I have grown in many ways since undertaking the course.
Course material Is exceptional, it has obviously been prepared by someone who is very passionate about the subject and covers all basis.
Live training Was a great way to round off the learning experience it validated the learning process.
Teacher Annie was exceptionally welcoming, well prepared and delivered a quality day, was knowledgeable and reassuring. (Thank you Annie)
Improvements The course met my needs 100% I wouldn’t change anything”
Anne Young, Edinburgh, August 2017
“I’ve just completed my reiki first degree with Reiki Evolution. I attended my course in Livingston with Annie Robertson. I booked online and had my study pack sent out to me within a couple of days. I had quite a few questions but Taggart and Annie were always there to answer everything.
The study pack is so easy to follow, you can’t go wrong with it and then there’s the 2 audio CDs that go along with the pack , these are also very easy to listen to and follow. From the moment I received my pack I meditated and studied studied studied until the day of my live course.
On arrival and meeting Annie I was made to feel very welcome. She is so friendly and made me feel at ease from the get go. She answered all my questions and is overall a great teacher. I learned a lot from her. The whole day was such an amazing experience, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking of doing this. I felt a lot from the 3 empowerments from tingly hands to light shows behind my hands and heat all over. Lovely.
Thank you to Taggart and Annie for helping me on my Reiki journey.”
Bridget Mallon, West Lothian, September 2017
“I really loved the course content, there was so much value put into 2 days, and my exceeded my expection , the course materials where excellent it had amazing information and went beyond what I would need for the course it’s self, which I really loved as I love everything about reiki and the amount of detail put into the materials ensured I felt confident when I went on my live training days. Annie is an amazing teacher she lives and breath the teachings of reiki and explained in detail everything, I felt comfortable and at ease and felt confident that I could reach out at any time if I need be.
This course has been a full journey for myself, it has taught me so much about myself and the engery of reiki and I feel this is only the beginning of my journey.”
Sam Littlejohns, Midlothian, February 2018
Ann Brown, West Lothian, February 2018
“I really enjoyed the reiki first degree course and very much appreciated having the course manual and CDs in advance. It makes such a difference to be able to work through the material at your own pace prior to the live training day and to know that everyone is coming in at the same level of understanding. Such a pleasure to be able to concentrate and enjoy fully the day as it happens rather than having to worry about taking notes!! The inclusion of manual plus CD is a great idea as not everyone assimilates information in the same way so nice to have it presented in 2 different forms that compliment each other.
I really liked the fact that there was so much background information about Mikao Usui himself and the system that he developed and that there are references to follow up on. Obviously, it is not necessary to know this in order to practice reiki, but it gives such a solid basis to the course and more of an appreciation of the techniques he developed with spiritual improvement and self-healing at its heart. In a fast moving, materialistic world, I think it is important that Usui’s principles should not be overlooked or forgotten.
I thought that the manual was well written and easy to follow… The CD was very easy to listen to………. and like everyone else, I have to comment on Taggart’s liquid voice!
I went into the live training day with an open mind, ready to accept whatever happened and therefore in a relaxed frame of mind. Annie was very good and supportive, giving each of us time to say what we experienced at each stage throughout the day and the whole atmosphere was conducive to enjoying the experience and being uninhibited about asking questions. It is also great to know that there is such a good support network available and open to us after training.
Overall, I have been delighted with the course and very much looking forward to embarking on the next stage of training with you.”
Diane Redmond, Edinburgh, February 2018
“I attended the Okuden course and would like to give the following feedback:
Absolutely fantastic course it was so easy to follow, the course materials were fantastic they suit all learning styles, a fantastic resource that you can re-visit again and again.
I continued my live training with Annie and was once again impressed by her knowledge, skill and relaxed nature. We had a few very intense moments during our empowerments and treatment sessions and by the end of the day we were both zoned out, thank you Annie you are an amazing person.
I find the more intuitive style of Reiki resonates strongly with me and it was extremely liberating and vindicating to be encouraged to develop my intuitive practice. I now make good use of the symbols during meditation the outcomes are intense.
At present I am more looking to further my spiritual self rather than employ another form of treatment technique and I most definitely have found what I have been seeking … the universe most certainly does provide. I would not change anything for the course it works so well.
Once again I thank you and Annie I really do feel a great sense of freedom and look forward to the next steps in the future, in the meantime I intend to practice, practice, practice.”
Anne Young, Edinburgh, March 2018
I am privileged to have had Annie as my teacher for all the courses I have attended.”
Margaret Dickinson, Angus, November 2018
“I thoroughly enjoyed my course with Annie. She is an excellent teacher and puts everyone at ease. The course content is great with both manual and CDs so you can choose how and when to use either and/or both to suit personal circumstances.
It’s a great way of learning.
I really like this approach which is one of the reasons why I chose Reiki Evolution in the first place. I know I made the right choice for me. I guess your methods are simply on my wavelength and also on those of the others who attended with me. I intend to do the animal Reiki next.”
“The okuden course very much met my expectations I felt supported throughout and knew that I had contacts if needed. The content was broken down to bite size pieces avoiding sensory overload. The course materials are clear and concise with no jargon and written, matches, well with audio.
My live training was a relaxed and happy day, Annie was an absolute joy and such a lovely down to earth person who put everyone at ease. Thoroughly recommend reiki evolution to anyone considering a reiki journey.”
Susan Milne, Perthshire & Kinross, June 2019
“I attended my second degree Reiki course on 25.5.19 with Annie Robertson. I found the live course extremely enjoyable. Annie was so kind and patient and had a great sense of humour. It didn’t feel like a teacher/ student course, it was so relaxed. I met some lovely people, it was nice that Annie encouraged us all on the course to get to know each other and keep in touch.
The course content is really good and something I can refer back to regularly. I’ve had an absolute blast learning Reiki and the feedback I’ve had from people after their treatment is amazing. What better way to live this life than to help others. Thank you for helping me to do that.”
Eileen Wotherspoon, West Lothian, June 2019
“Firstly thank you for allowing me to attend another course with reiki evolution. As always the literature sent prior to the course is comprehensive and excellent quality. I think it’s vital to prepare for the courses and receiving them early and we’ll laid put is a real help.
The course exceeded my expectations. I was not expecting the power of your chi ball empowerment. Wow. I had my course 1 to 1 with Annie which was amazing . A real pleasure.
Annie is a lovely soul and I look forward to her teachings. As always she is attentive and caring in what she is teaching. Now I’ve completed 4 courises with Annie my only sadness is I may have covered them all.
I like that you provided audio, visual and reading material.
You have been in my ear for the last 6 months during my commutes. If anything, I’m sad that my study is over, it’s definitely become a habit to wake and reach for my manual.
On that note I must say that I have started to reread my first manual and am enjoying it even more than the first time round.
Thank you so much once again. I’m so happy to see along which path Reiki will lead.”
Julia Downie, Dumfries & Galloway, July 2019
“Thank you for your email and the ongoing support from Reiki Evolution.
I received my First Degree certificate which I love. Thank you.
Feedback for the course is all very positive. The course content, the materials and live training were all enjoyable to read and experience. I feel as though I gained lots of relevant information to start and develop my Reiki journey. Annie is a beautiful person and I immediately felt connected and at ease with her in her home.
I can not think of any improvements that could be made and I am excited about continuing my experience with Reiki Evolution.”
Karen Milligan, South Lanarkshire, August 2019
Tracey Millar, Midlothian, January 2020
“What a lovely day of learning I had on Saturday! After completing the Reiki first degree in January with Annie Robertson at her base in South Queensferry, I had immediately booked a place for the second degree schedule to take place on the 28th of March. I engaged with the excellent course materials in preparation and was looking forward to the course day.
Little did anyone know at that time that Coronavirus would prevent the face-to-face course going ahead. However, all was not lost since Annie offered to run the course virtually for myself and another participant, each in our own homes (with our respective ‘guinea pigs’ to hand for our reiki treatments). I was so glad this was an option, rather postpone until the current crisis is over.
Annie had spent the day before the course exploring different platforms for conference calls to ensure everything went smoothly, and on the day we found Google Hangouts worked very well to connect us. Annie was a super teacher, so kind in her approach and clear in her explanations. Plenty room was given for me and the other participant to reflect on our experiences of the reiki empowerments, use of symbols and other practical activities.
In addition, the following day Annie sent a summary of the learning with suggestions to establish a routine of reiki practice such as self-healing, meditations, distant healing of others and empowerments. All I’m all, the experience of carrying out the course at distance was excellent.
Thank you so much Annie, the other participant and our ‘guinea pigs’ for making this an amazing course.”
Susan Thomson, Fife, March 2020
“Just want to say thank you I received my certificate and the course has been amazing!
Here is some feedback –
The Shoden course content was very clear, informative and easy to understand. The course 100% fully met my expectations and could not have been any better.
Having the book and CD to begin with before the live course was excellent and allowed me to work though it at my own pace and absorb the information more easily. I can also refer back to these throughout my Reiki journey.
Annie was so warm and welcoming on the live training day. It felt like visiting a friend and having an informal and lovely day discussing and practicing all things Reiki.
I would definitely recommend Reiki Evolution and I will be doing my Okuden course with Annie soon.”
Rachel Hunter, Dumfriesshire, October 2020
“Thank you Reiki Evolution for the Okuden course. It has been amazing just like Shoden. What I do appreciate is learning Reiki as close to the original Japanese system as possible.
Again I really enjoyed having the books and CD well before the live day. This gave me lots of time to learn and practice as much as possible, so I felt totally prepared and ready for the live day.
Annie is a wonderful teacher and a very inspiring person. She creates a warm, relaxing and friendly atmosphere in her home and I had some lovely experiences, including a full treatment from Annie. Another highlight for me was practising Reiji ho successfully for the the first time.
Overall I feel Okuden has supercharged things for me and I look forward to this next part of my Reiki journey.
I will be back to do the Reiki Master course with Annie once I have lots of experience behind me.
Thanks again Annie and Reiki Evolution. I am very grateful.”
Rachel Hunter, Dumfriesshire, June 2021
“I absolutely loved the course with Annie. I felt the course work before the practical course was really easy to navigate through and it was very clear. I spent a lot of time reading through the book and taking notes along with practicing.
On the day of the course, Annie made me very welcome in her home. She has her room set up so that it has a lovely vibe and is very professional. I enjoyed the way the day was planned out: going over what we had studied in the morning along with energy exercises then giving and receiving a treatment in the afternoon. It felt like the right time to do it and I felt more confident to do my treatment.
I really cannot think of anything I would change. The book along with audibles were and will be a great source. My plan is to practice with family and friends for the next couple of months then book on to level 2.
Thank you for your wonderful course. And a big thank you to Annie who made it a real pleasure going through the course.”
Nicola Ritchie, Fife, July 2021
“I just wanted to make sure I gave Annie the feedback as she was amazing.
I really enjoyed the course. I have been fortunate and I suppose you could say a little unfortunate to have already completed my reiki level 1 with another individual and there is no comparison. This course was and is extremely thorough. I really enjoyed that I had materials to work through beforehand as it really did give me a great insight before the face to face tutorial with Annie. It allowed me to go over any questions I had at the practical session.
The course content is very well organised. I loved how easy it was and the step by step guide instructions on what to read, when to read it, what and when to listen is perfect. It felt fool proof. It didn’t leave many questions I felt unanswered.
As for Annie, superb host/ teacher. So friendly and welcoming who oozes calm and tranquility, with such a wealth of knowledge and experience in reiki. I loved the practical and was so intrigued by the reiki drum and she was helpful in advice for ongoing practice. Annie definitely has an energy that encapsulates positivity. I could have spent days listening to Annie and practicing reiki, it was such a different experience to my previous level 1 where I came away with more questions and feeling lost with practising reiki.
This course I purchased the 21 days doing your reiki guide which has been helping me whilst poorly.”
Amy Armstrong, Midlothian, May 2023
“I have enjoyed the course so far. This was the only Reiki course I could find in my area that didn’t involve crystals or angels. I wasn’t too sure how much I could learn in just one day’s live training but it turned out to be a lot. I was warmly welcomed and looked after by my teacher Annie and her teaching style was clear, relaxing, and practical.
I was blown away by the Reiju empowerments and the practice session – I felt a lot of powerful energetic sensations. The course manual is comprehensive and easy to read. The MP3s meditations are amazing – you voice is both relaxing and energetic at the same time, also the music is very good. I can’t think of anything needing improvement – the course is very well structured.”
Yue Wu, Glasgow, July 2023