Frans Stiene

Based in Australia, Frans Stiene (pronounced stee-nuh) teaches annually in North America, Europe and occasionally Asia. Frans is honoured to have been voted in as's Readers' Choice "Favourite Reiki Teacher of the Year".

Senior Teacher

Teaching Shoden Level I, Okuden Level II, Shinpiden Level III (often called Reiki Master). 

Specialising in

  • Teaching Teachers
  • Teaching Retreats
  • One-on-one personal development sessions
  • Reiki treatments

Frans has been a major influence on global research into the system of Reiki since the early 2000s. His practical understanding of the Japanese influences on the system have allowed students around the world to connect deeply with this practise.

Students naturally respond to Frans' warmth and intelligence. His own personal spiritual Reiki practise is a model that many students wish to emulate and offers great encouragement to those on the same path.

Frans is a co-founder of the International House of Reiki and Shibumi International Reiki Association with Bronwen Logan (Stiene). He has also co-authored with her the critically acclaimed books The Reiki Sourcebook The Japanese Art of Reiki, A-Z of Reiki Pocketbook, Reiki Techniques Card Deck and Your Reiki Treatment.

Originally from Holland, Frans is now based in Australia and since 1998 has trained in a variety of countries such as Japan, Nepal, Italy, UK and Australia. His teachers include Hyakuten Inamoto, Doi Hiroshi and Chris Marsh. Frans' research has included interviewing Yamaguchi Chiyoko (now deceased) and other Japanese teachers including Dr Matsuoka. Frans is currently training with a Japanese Shingon priest, Takeda Hakusai Ajari (see photo left), who was once a Tendai monk as a disciple of the great Sakai Dai Ajari, learning about Shinto, Shugendo, Tendai and Shingon. Frans is also studying with Reverend Yamabushi Priest Kûban from France.

Frans keeps researching and practicing traditional Japanese teachings to find out what Mikao Usui himself was practicing to get a deeper understanding about what the system of Reiki is really about. This will help him to become a better teacher and to support students in their understanding of the system and their own personal spiritual practice.
Frans is one of the rare Reiki teachers who is undertaking these practices. - Reverend Yamabushi Priest


Although Frans is trained as a Gendai Reiki Ho Shihan (teacher) and a Komyo Reiki Shihan (teacher) he prefers to teach a traditional form of Japanese Reiki that he feels reflects a desire to bring the teachings back to their very source, Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method). The contents of what Frans teaches is formed by what has been practised in Japan since the early 1900s, long before the system of Reiki left Japan, and the researched influences on the system (see the five elements of the system of Reiki for more information). This particular method includes physical and energy enhancing exercises to help practitioners delve deeper into their Reiki practice. The earlier teachings consider the system not just to be a hands-on-healing practice but one that also focuses on a student’s spiritual path.

The spiritual level of the practitioner directly reflects the effect of Reiki. In a sense, the more you are enlightened, the more the effectiveness of Reiki enhances. The more you practice Reiki for saving others, the brighter your innate light shines to drive away clouds covering your mind. I think this is the quintessence of reiki. I hope your way of understanding Reiki spreads in the world to enlighten those who practice Reiki based on a superficial understanding of the tradition. - Takeda Ajari

Frans and Bronwen's open, informal style of teaching has been an inspiration for students and clients throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. Their aim is to provide students with the most comprehensive and up to date information about the system of Reiki as well as a strong energetic connection to Reiki's founder, Usui Mikao.

Frans is a senior teacher (sometimes known as Reiki Master) for the International House of Reiki. Apart from teaching all three levels of the system of Reiki and specialised classes, he offers limited one-on-one training sessions for students and one hour Reiki treatments in both Australia and on his teaching tours. 

Read about Frans in the book by Judith Pennington: Your Psychic Soul 

Read some articles by Frans:

Frans is also the author of The Inner Heart of Reiki - Rediscovering Your True Self. The Inner Heart of Reiki is the first Reiki book to look at the inner heart of the spiritual teachings of the system of Reiki. It will take practitioners and teachers to a whole new level of understanding about their practice and about the way they teach.


1. Judith Pennington tests Frans Stiene's brainwaves while working with the system of Reiki.To find out more go to blog Testing Reiki Brainwaves.

2. Frans travelled from Australia to the Shômudo Shugen hermitage in the French Alps in 2013 to receive teachings from the Reverend Yamabushi Priest Kûban.


You were my favorite speaker. Your lecture was so refreshing! I loved your sense of humor along with your ability to break down concepts sothat they could be understood on many levels. - Radha Sukhu writing about Frans Stiene's Keynote speech at the 2012 New York Reiki Conference "Mainstreaming Reiki"  

I've just got 'Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind' and I see in you (from only a glimpse of your life - 3 days!!) the description of roshi found in Richard Bakers' introduction - you have the 'buoyancy, vigour, straightforwardness, simplicity, humility, serenity etc etc.. you are extraordinary yet you are also ordinary and you are an inspiration to me - my role model. By being an ordinary human being you have opened the gates for me to see what can be attained with diligent practice - thank you. 
Sandy - UK

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