About Us


To encourage whole person growth, healing and wellbeing through learning and practising the Usui System of Reiki as an art and a science.

The Asia Pacific Reiki Institute honours the Usui Reiki tradition whilst actively fostering and advancing the teaching and practice of Reiki to ensure the respect that Reiki deserves.

Underpinning its day to day operation, the Asia Pacific Reiki Institute strives to comply with and to uphold codes of ethics, professional benchmarks and standards of education governing the practice of Usui Reiki System.

The Reiki Institute also directs its efforts in working with Usui Reiki colleagues in Australian organisations for the recognition of Usui Reiki as an accepted professional healing practice amongst the range of healthcare services in Australia.

Asia Pacific Reiki Institute prides itself on having, for almost two decades, provided a home, a safe haven and a tranquil place for Reiki students and practitioners to learn and to share the healing and practice Reiki, without being judged or loyalty demanded.

Asia Pacific Reiki Institute has developed ways to help students of Reiki who for diverse reasons have not achieved the standards of training required by the various Reiki Associations and assists them to re-align to acceptable standards.



About Robert Thuan

Robert (Bob) is a professional Reiki Practitioner, Master/Teacher of the Usui System of Reiki and Karuna Reiki® Master with almost two decades of experience in the alternative and complementary health domain.

He is a founding member and former President of AURA Inc. and co-director of The Firebird Connection Pty Ltd, which trades as Asia Pacific Reiki Institute at the Firebird Centre.

Robert is an accredited Naturopath with the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association and also has had an extensive career in health science and engineering, having worked for over two decades as an engineer and national manager in the design and development of equipment & systems and standards and policy for national applications.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree, an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy, a Diploma in Iridology and is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and a member of the New York Academy of Science.

About Elizabeth Thuan

Elizabeth (Betty) is an Usui Reiki Master/Teacher/Practitioner and Karuna Reiki® Master.

  • President, Company Secretary & Co-Founder of Australasian Usui Reiki Association (AURA) Inc.
  • Founding & present Member of Australian Reiki Connection (ARC) Inc and former Member of ARC Committee of Management
  • Former Co-ordinator for Victoria of Usui Reiki Network (URN)
  • Director & Company Secretary of The Firebird Connection Pty Ltd
  • Director of Arumba Pty Ltd

Betty says she was “kidnapped” by Reiki in 1994 and has since been active not just as a practitioner and teaching Master, but in the inception of a number of Reiki associations and the development of standards of Reiki practice. She is the author of “Benchmarking Reiki”, a book which sets out the ground rules for the professional practice and teaching of Reiki in Australia.

She is passionate about the development of human potential in all its forms and has worked extensively and developed techniques using distant Reiki to release blocks and constraints upon potential and to encourage Reiki channels to work actively and intelligently upon their own healing