Category Archives: Reiki

Shima Vision

  • Sunset Tolendos

Shima Healing is honest, humble and wise in everything we do, say and touch.

We are devoted to always act in the utmost integrity. May it be relating to our students, partners, our local communities or our associates within the organisation.

We are committed co-creating abundance. This is done through our many open house events, charity concerts and facilitating well being for the local communities.

We use simple and clear communication that touches the heart. Our words are always expressed with kindness and compassion.

Our Vision

To be a beacon of excellence in the spiritual development of individuals and communities.

Our Mission

  • To be custodian to uplifting space that promotes healing and balancing for self-care and cultivating mindfulness through the mediums of sounds, energy and Yoga.
  • To provide a platform for training and mastery through the practice of service at Shima Healing through the Little Elephant Project, and at our affiliated centres in ASEAN countries.
  • To guide individuals on a path of becoming a professional healers and therapists


Reiki Share

For Reiki practitioners from any school and lineage, and also those new to Reiki are welcome. Please contact us to save you a space.

  • Time: Every other Wed 20.00 – 21.30
  • Suggested Donation: THB400


Who is this for:

  • You wish to experience Reiki energy within
  • You want to receive and give Reiki healing
  • You hope to understand what is Reiki

Benefits of Reiki:

  • Heal physical ailments chronic or acute pain
  • Relax mind and body
  • Clear any old pattern or blockages

Thailand 2018|2019

Shima Healing Institute offer Singing Bowl and Reiki Therapy courses for Therapists and Shima Healer Within™ for self healing in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Scheduled Dates in 2018

  • 2018 Jul 29 – Aug 4 (Sun – Sat) Shima Healer Within™
  • 2018 Aug 5 – 11 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner Course
  • 2018 Sept 30 – Oct 6 (Sun – Sat) Reiki Shoden | Chuden (similar to Level  1 & 2)
  • 2018 Dec 6 – 9 (Thurs – Sun) Shima Healer Within™ Specialised Program : Detox & Declutter
  • 2018 Dec 9 –  15 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Foundation

Rates for 2018:

  • Shima Healer Within™: THB35,000
  • Reiki Courses: THB30,000
  • Singing Bowl Foundation: THB30,000

Scheduled Dates in 2019

  • 2019 Jan 27 – Feb 2 (Sun – Sat) Reiki Shoden | Chuden (similar to Level  1 & 2)
  • 2019 Feb 3 – 9 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Foundation Course
  • 2019 Feb 17 – 23 (Sun – Sat) Shima Healer Within™
  • 2019 Feb 24 – Mar 2 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner Course
  • 2019 Apr 21 – 27 (Sun – Sat) Tibetan Singing Bowl Foundation Course
  • 2019 Apr 28 – May 4 (Sun – Sat)  Shima Healer Within™ (in Chinese)

Rates for 2019: New rates will be posted in July.

Registration will be closed 3 months before the start of chosen course date and/or when class is full. Please send us a request for application form well in advance.

All course fees payments are to be made in via Paypal to secure your bookings. See Contact Us form. Morning practices such as movement based meditation, Yoga, Breath and/or Tai Chi are also included in this course.

What is not included: accommodation, meals, Thai massage and personal expenses. Please take note to book your own accommodation upon confirmation with us.

On Demand Courses can also be scheduled after the above week-long courses. Prior booking is recommended. Rates are given upon requests.

  1. Kundalini Reiki All Levels
  2. Singing Bowl Specialized Courses 1 day each with introduction course
  3. Energy workers such as Reiki practitioners
  4. Yoga Teachers and meditation facilitators
  5. Physical therapists such as physio, acupuncturists  and massage therapists

The centre also offers Reiki sharing, meditation and children day open to everyone on the island. Please see Activity Menu for more details.

Daily Schedule

  • 6.00 – 7.30: Flow in Stillness Movement and Meditation practices. ( Optional for Singing Bowl and Reiki Courses )
  • 7.30 – 9.00: Breakfast
  • 9.00 – 12.00: Daily AM class
  • 12.00 – 17.00: Afternoon Break to explore island
  • 17.00 – 19.00: PM class (three classes spread over 6 days)

Note: We may change the timing according to the weather condition.



  • Sunrise Reiki, Phang Nga Bay

REIKI is a Japanese word that pronounces as Lei-ki instead of ‘Rei’. In fact, technically, in the Japanese language, there is no word or letter with R as its pronunciation.

REIKI means Universal Life Force Energy. Simply put, this ‘hands-on’ therapy restores our physical, mental and emotional imbalances into original state of wellness. Once you learn the technique on how to channel the abundance of natural resource that is energy, it will be with you the rest of your life as a way to heal yourself, to heal others and any living beings such as animals and plants. It is not based on a belief system of any sorts – but simply follows the natural law of physics. You can be a conduit of Reiki energy so long as you do your daily practices.

Followings are few benefits which everyone could obtain from using Reiki

  • Feeling less tired/stressed
  • Relief of physical and emotional pain
  • Increase in vital energy and feeling happier
  • Reduction in old patterns of habit

 Shima Healing offers two different types of classes for level 1 and 2.

Type 1 – Short: 12 hrs over 2 or 3 days – On Demand, in various locations
Learn level 1 and 2 together or individually but focused purely on theory, attunement with limited hands-on practices. This course is also suitable for those coming from other schools of Reiki and would like to take the Reiki Master class at Shima Healing. If you like to gain more hands-on experiences after the course, you are welcome to come back to sign up for charity activities at our Little Elephant Foundation on the island.

Type 2 – Long: 30 hrs over 6 days – On Schedule twice a year. Dates & Rates
This level 1 and 2 combined 6-day course is for people who would like to learn in a Retreat setting. It starts with early morning Meditation and Yoga, followed by morning classes and evening practical training (on certain nights). It provides for a more comprehensive approach and experiences. Please see bi-annual schedule on Dates and Rates page.

Level 3 (Master)

Information available upon request.

Level 4 (Teacher)

Information available upon request.


A Clear, well guided education course done with lots of heart, wisdom and dedication is very much needed in the healing and wellness industry.

Josephine Ong, Yoga instructor and Reiki teacher


  • Singing Bowl Workshop in Turkey

We offer the following classes in 3 steps.

  • Learn the healing skills for self-healing and others
  • Practice the skills at our associated centres and the local foundation
  • Introduced to opportunities as therapist in various venues after completing practical training

Community Service at our local community on the island
Upon completion of our courses, we offer an optional practical training to share your new skills in helping local communities to improve their health. If interested, please check out Activities/Little Elephant Project on this website.

Akiko Igarashi

Akiko Igarashi is a distinguished teacher of healing. She is a Reiki Instructor, a Qigong practitioner, a Yoga teacher, and a Tibetan Singing Bowl Master. Above all else, Akiko is a dedicated student of life.

The practice of inner stillness and focus began at a young age with Akiko. Born in Hokkaido, Japan, she was raised in the Eastern tradition of mindful living and the knowing of the interconnectedness of all beings in our existence.

For many years, even though Akiko chose a corporate life path, the practice of cultivating inner wisdom was never far from her heart, or her mind. Whilst many who worked in the same field holidayed in cities or on the beach with a cocktail in hand, Akiko walked the pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago Compostela three times, volunteered in orphanages, and studied healing with teachers in far-off places of Nepal, India and Japan.

Through her own journeys, Akiko embodies the understanding that to heal others we must heal ourselves. This healing of the self comes from a willingness to see, feel and listen to the messages within. And from that point of bliss, greater joy is experienced by giving, and receiving in return. This is the gift Akiko wishes to share with the world through the Shima Healing Institute and its associated projects.

Akiko can be found at the Shima Healing Institute in Thailand facilitating courses, or conducting workshops in Asian countries and Europe in the summer. When she is not teaching, practicing or traveling, Akiko is rock climbing, composing children’s science fantasy literature, writing calligraphy works, and creating new projects that uplifts communities. And of course, she makes sure there is always time to just do nothing, and be.



Yoga and Meditation

2005 Yoga Teacher Training in India. (250 hrs) Yoga Vidya Dham, India.
2005 Initiated in TM (Transcendental Meditation) technique, Mumbai, India.
2006 Yoga Therapy (250 hrs) Yoga Vidya Dham in Nashik, India.
2006 Vipassana 10-day silent meditation in Kyoto, Japan.  

2010 Vipassana meditation, Singapore.

2011 Vipassana meditation, Singapore.

2012 Vipassana meditation, Singapore.
2017 Meditation Phuket Meditation Center, Thailand.

Therapy Training

2003 Usui Reiki Masterby Chikako Uehara , Japan.
2010 Usui Reiki Teacher Training at Kathmandu Reiki Center, Nepal.
2010 Ancient Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy by Kathmandu Center of Healing, Nepal.

2011 Kundalini Reiki Master by Shirley Tay, Singapore.
2012 Lama Fera Master by Kathmandu Reiki Center, Nepal.
2012 Komyo Reiki Shihan by Kathmandu Reiki Center, Nepal.

2013 Lama Fera Teacher training by Sivvyachetna Temple , India.
2014 Jikiden Reiki Okuden by Frank Arjava Petter in Lesvos, Greece.
2015 Jikiden Reiki Shihan Kaku by Frank Arjava Petter and Yamaguchi, Germany.


My experience at Shima Healing was without a doubt life changing. I first met Akiko five years ago on Koh Yao Noi, and she administered a Singing Bowl Therapy Session for me. I found it to be deep, gentle, and transformative. Years later, we reconnected, and I was lucky enough to be among the first class to study with her at Shima. The course is unlike any other I have ever experienced, and this unique approach to healing has been so beneficial in my life and the lives of my clients. In addition to the coursework, Akiko is a gifted healer, a generous soul, and it is an honor to call her a teacher and a friend. Learning from her and working alongside her is a blessing for which I am beyond grateful.
Rae, Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist, Vietnam, 2016 March



  • Seven Chakra Bowls

“Only in stillness can we receive the gifts life has in store for us.”

SHIMA means ‘Island’ in Japanese, ‘Love’ in Sanskrit and ‘Mother’ in Navajo, Native American.

Shima Healing Institute is a training centre of traditional healing arts on the beautiful and enchanting island of Koh Yao Noi, southern Thailand. The instruction at Shima Healing is focused on imparting unadulterated ancient practices, and empowering students to cultivate and embody the true essence of healing.

The path of a healer is a lifelong one. Completing a course at the Shima Healing Institute is only the start of a rewarding journey of dedication and commitment to living in authenticity.

The modalities taught at Shima include: Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy, Reiki, and Flow in Stillness.