Lineage refers to the line of Reiki Masters that have taught students, much like a family tree.  The lineage begins with Mikao Usui, and continues with one of his Reiki Masters, and then to one of theirs and so on. For a healing system to be called Reiki the lineage must trace back to Mikao Usui.

Joanne’s Eastern Lineage

Usui Reiki Ryoho
Usui Mikao (founder of the system)
Kanichi Taketomi (3rd President of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai)
Kimiko Koyama (6th President of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai)
Doi Hiroshi (current member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai)
Frans Stiene
Stephen Lovering
Joanne Tinsley

Jason’s Eastern Lineage

Usui Reiki Ryoho
Usui Mikao (founder of the System)
Kanichi Taketomi (3rd President of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai)
Kimiko Koyama (6th President of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai)
Doi Hiroshi (current member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai)
Frans Stiene
Stephen Lovering
Joanne Tinsley

Our Western Lineage

Usui Shiki Ryoho
Mikao Usui
Chujiro Hyashi
Hawayo Takata
Phyllis Lei Furumoto
Claudia Hoffman
Mary Shaw
Christine Henderson
Bruce Way
Neal Lyster
John Pickering
Martin Lee
Gary Steadman
Stephen Lovering
Joanne Tinsley
Jason Tinsley