Hello, my name is Jordi Ibern Novell. I was born in Lleida, Spain. I live in Barcelona. I am a father, husband, son, friend, teacher, and therapist.
How did I become a teacher of meditation, mindfulness, and Reiki?
I never imagined becoming a teacher of Reiki, meditation, and mindfulness. My journey into these practices began naturally when, in my youth, I realized I wasn’t leading a fulfilling life. After exploring various options, I discovered Reiki in 2002, followed by meditation and mindfulness.
These practices transformed my life, filling me with vitality, motivation, and hope, while providing me with serenity and understanding. My desire to delve deeper led me to complete extensive training, including mastering the Western school of Reiki, Usui Reiki Ryoho. Later on, I undertook courses in Karuna Reiki, Tibetan Reiki, also from the Western school. I then discovered Japanese Reiki in Kyoto, Japan. I studied Jikiden Reiki with Yamaguchi Sensei, and Gendai Reiki ho with Rika Saruhashi, falling in love with the Japanese school of Reiki. I also trained in Japanese Reiki techniques with Frank Arjava Petter.
Furthermore, I immersed myself in a fifteen-day mindfulness retreat with the venerable Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, France. I obtained the Advanced Degree in Mindfulness and Emotional Management from La Salle University, and completed the Mindfulness Applied to Education course at the University of Barcelona. Additionally, I have attended various workshops and Qigong trainings, including a three-week intensive at the prestigious Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School in Yangshuo, China.
Throughout this journey, I not only became a teacher of Reiki, meditation, and mindfulness but also a student of psychology at the National University of Distance Education (U.N.E.D.). However, beyond diplomas and titles, my teachings are based on the experience gained through consistent practice since 2002.
I teach meditation, Reiki, and mindfulness with the purpose of promoting a full and balanced life
For over 20 years, I have had the privilege of visiting places that have left an indelible mark on me. My first conscious trip to India changed the course of my life. In Japan, especially on Mount Kurama in Kyoto and in Tono in Iwate, I discovered what it means to feel at home. In the Czech Republic, I explored the beauty and depth of Traditional Chinese Medicine; in France, I experienced the strength of mindfulness, and in China, I understood the healing power of a simple life and regular practice.
Throughout these years, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with outstanding professionals, such as José de Groot (Netherlands), a Yoga teacher specialized in Yin Yoga, Yasmine Sinno (Italy), a Yoga and meditation teacher, Joana Sánchez (Spain), a Yoga teacher and physiotherapist, Renata Piazza (Italy), a graduate in Japanese Culture and Asian Politics, Mariona Royo (Spain), a psychopedagogue and Yoga teacher, and Olga Hierro (Spain), a physiotherapist and Reiki teacher.
Additionally, I have conducted courses and workshops in various countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, where I have also worked as a therapist.
I am also an author. I have published the book “The Spiritual Path of Reiki” in both Spanish and English, and I am about to finish a meditation book that I hope will be published by the end of 2024.
My journey includes Voluntarios Reiki, a non-profit association that I founded with the purpose of bringing Reiki to communities at risk of social exclusion. The association was active from 2006 to 2013. In my present and future lies Kisetsu, Reiki & Meditation School, a project conceived in 2015 and consolidated in 2023.
Kisetsu, Reiki & Meditation School is based on principles that, although may seem idealistic, are fundamental to us: teaching with honesty, seeking simplicity, and promoting kindness. The school, with its prominent Online Academy, offers meditation, mindfulness, and Reiki in a simple and accessible manner in multiple languages, bringing these disciplines to the homes of many individuals.