Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Online Classes

These online classes qualify you to become a member of SARA. Please consider taking one today to become a member of our amazing community!

Animal Reiki allows animals to be at the forefront of their own healing. It is not about “fixing” something that is wrong; rather, it is about providing a positive space where healing can occur. We offer a variety of classes that will help you understand how to use Reiki to not only benefit yourself, but also improve your animal's quality of life.

Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners - Teleclass

Calling All Level II+ Reiki Practitioner Animal Lovers!

Are you interested in bringing animals into your Reiki practice? Have you tried human Reiki with animals and are not getting results? If so, this class is for you!

This unique class is an overview of Animal Reiki levels I and II classes. With lessons from the world’s foremost Animal Reiki expert, Kathleen Prasad, and support from SARA co-founder and course instructor Leah D’Ambrosio, you will be able to create a powerful and effective Animal Reiki practice.

This course includes Animal Reiki treatments in every course lesson and assignment. Through this hands on approach, you will develop a deeper, personal connection with animals, as well as with people in your life!

For each lesson, you will receive:

  • PDFs with information regarding the lesson, along with a link to all class recordings.
  • An assignment, which includes a suggested Reiki practice.
  • And many other bonus resources!

Each Reiki practice assignment deepens your understanding of how Reiki heals animals, and how animals respond to treatment. This is the perfect safe space to share experiences, and express your biggest “takeaway” from each week's lesson! 

The cumulative effect of eight weeks of Animal Reiki? Certainly, you will feel prepared to practice reiki with any animal, in any situation. On top of that, the self healing you experience will make it easier to practice with people, and fortify yourself against the challenges of daily life!

Instructor Leah believes that personal connections with each of her students are extremely important, so she is available for supports through email, as well as Skype sessions when requested.

Once you turn in all eight of your assignments, you will receive your course completion certificate via email.

Prerequisite: Level II Reiki in any lineage.

This course meets each Monday for eight weeks, from 6pm PT/9pm ET to 7pm PT/10pm ET. Students will call in to join the teleclass for discussion and Reiki practice.

Dates: July 9th to August 27th

Time: 6pm PT/9pm ET to 7pm PT/10pm ET

Cost: $275

Teacher: SARA Vice President Leah D'Ambrosio

Curriculum Overview:

Week 1: Japanese Reiki Fundamentals

Week 2: Shoden and Okuden Techniques

Week 3: Meditating with Animals; Healing Treatments for the Self and Others; Creating a Reiki Space

Week 4: Treatment on Animals

Week 5: Symbol and Mantra 1

Week 6: Symbol and Mantra 2

Week 7: Symbol and Mantra 3

Week 8: Review and Discussion

Testimonials:

Taking this course has made my shelter practice go more smoothly and effectively. I love that I can plant myself in a busy room and offer a session with all the kitties there and be confident that they are getting whatever they want from it. I still greet each one individually to offer whatever social contact they want as well which is also fun for me! And I know that every time I'm there I will be improving more and more. - Debbie

It was an absolute pleasure and an illuminating experience taking SARA Reiki with Leah. She is an outstanding teacher and it was apparent that she is passionate about SARA and is exceedingly knowledgeable. I am attuned in 2nd Level Western style Reiki, but this Japanese-based form of Reiki felt so much more natural and relevant in working with animals. I highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to positively impact the lives of others. I am glad I participated and look forward to using it in my volunteer work at Humane Society of Southwest Washington, and upon completion of my Small Animal Massage Therapy certification.  - Jaan

I went into this class thinking it would mostly reinforce the Reiki training I already had, with the exception of adding Reiki for animals into the mix.  Wow, was I wrong!  This class is thorough and deep and taught with compassion.  This class brought me to a deeper level in my own Reiki practice and instilled in me a humbling appreciation for working with animals.  A very valuable and worthwhile course.  Thank you Leah for your warmth and sensitivity. - Nancy

The course brought a new awareness to how I practice Reiki with animals as well as people.  Learning more about breathwork, chanting and finding my place "within" myself, have opened up a deeper level of healing, understanding and oneness.  I'm truly blessed to have been a part of this course. – Carolyn

After practicing Reiki on a personal level for five years, I started looking into Reiki for animals when one of my cats was diagnosed with kidney failure.  After reading Kathleen’s books I came upon SARA and started looking into the courses offered. I was already feeling drawn to offer Reiki to animals in shelters but didn’t know how to go about it and needed the confidence to be able to approach local shelters so taking this course seemed an obvious choice. I didn’t know what to expect from the course and wanted to approach it with an open mind but it really did exceed any expectations I could possibly have had. My experiences from the practice with my own animals has been a real eye-opener and learning more about the Japanese way has taken my own personal Reiki to a whole new level. Leah is a wonderful teacher and someone you feel you can really connect with even if it is only via email from another country! Listening to other peoples’ experiences is so interesting and just knowing you have a supportive network available to you through SARA as and when you start offering Reiki to animals is an added bonus. If you are interested in offering Reiki to animals but need some confidence to go out there and do so I warmly encourage you to take this course. You won’t regret it.  - Amanda

I enthusiastically recommend the class, "Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners".  Leah was so welcoming and she immediately created a space where it was safe for us to share our experiences.  I'm not one to voluntarily open up, but I felt comfortable doing so with her.  This class really opened my eyes as to the connection one can establish with an animal by creating the "Reiki space" and inviting that animal in.  Who wouldn't want to experience that?! - Dorothy

I had the pleasure of taking this class with Leah last fall. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in working with animals with Reiki to take this extremely informative teleclass. It opened up a whole new perspective on Reiki, specifically animal Reiki. The class is extremely well run and Leah shared knowledge that you could never get from any book as it was directly from her heart and her personal experiences. I looked forward to each and every week with this wonderful group of people. It definitely left me wanting more knowledge in this field. I recently had the pleasure of meeting one of my fellow students in person and have kindle a new friendship. So, if you would like to practice animal Reiki for a business or simply for your own animals, this class is an event you will never forget. - Michele

Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners - Audio Class

Calling All Level II+ Reiki Practitioner Animal Lovers!

Are you interested in bringing animals into your Reiki practice? Have you tried human Reiki with animals and are not getting results? If so, this class is for you!

This unique class is an overview of Animal Reiki levels I and II classes. With lessons from the world’s foremost Animal Reiki expert, Kathleen Prasad, and support from SARA co-founder and course instructor Leah D’Ambrosio, you will be able to create a powerful and effective Animal Reiki practice.

This course includes Animal Reiki treatments in every course lesson and assignment. Through this hands on approach, you will develop a deeper, personal connection with animals, as well as with people in your life!

For each lesson, you will receive:

  • PDFs with information regarding the lesson, along with a link to all class recordings.
  • An assignment, which includes a suggested Reiki practice.

Each Reiki practice assignment deepens your understanding of how Reiki heals animals, and how animals respond to treatment. This is the perfect safe space to share experiences, and express your biggest “takeaway” from each week's lesson!

The cumulative effect of eight weeks of Animal Reiki? Certainly, you will feel prepared to practice reiki with any animal, in any situation. On top of that, the self healing you experience will make it easier to practice with people, and fortify yourself against the challenges of daily life!

Instructor Leah believes that personal connections with each of her students are extremely important, so she is available for supports through email, as well as Skype sessions when requested.

Once you turn in all eight of your assignments, you will receive your course completion certificate via email.

Prerequisite: Level II Reiki in any lineage.

This is an 8 week audio course where students will receive their first assignment on the Monday after registration and for every Monday thereafter for eight weeks.

Cost: $275

Teacher: SARA Vice President Leah D'Ambrosio

Curriculum Overview:

Week 1: Japanese Reiki Fundamentals

Week 2: Shoden and Okuden Techniques

Week 3: Meditating with Animals; Healing Treatments for the Self and Others; Creating a Reiki Space

Week 4: Treatment on Animals

Week 5: Symbol and Mantra 1

Week 6: Symbol and Mantra 2

Week 7: Symbol and Mantra 3

Week 8: Review and Discussion

Animal Reiki Workshop: Core Curriculum by Correspondence

Gain confidence and competence in your practice by studying Animal Reiki with the world’s leading expert in the field, from the comfort of your own home!

Starts March 5th, 2018

Prerequisite: at least Reiki 1 certification in any lineage

Kathleen Prasad has distilled 20 years of Animal Reiki experience into 5 weeks of tried and true lessons that will uplift your practice from doing Reiki to animals, to being Reiki with them. You’ll be amazed at the successful healing responses Kathleen’s unique approach will create (even for those animals who may be shy, traumatized or abused).  If you’re serious about discovering the profound difference Reiki can make in the health and wellbeing of the animals you love, this class is for you.

Learn everything you need to become a competent, ethical Animal Reiki Practitioner, from the world’s leading Animal Reiki expert, Kathleen Prasad.

If you are at least Reiki I certified in any lineage and you had to choose just ONE course to take in Animal Reiki, this is the course that will truly transform your practice! You’ll learn a new way to approach animals with Reiki, very different from human Reiki’s approach, that animals resonate with and respond to. The lessons, meditations and creative and fun assignments will show you the most successful, ethical way to share Reiki with animals. This course will give you everything you need to honor animals with your approach and to troubleshoot difficult situations effectively. This course contains so much valuable information, you’ll find yourself re-reading and re-listening to the lessons again and again as you put Kathleen’s advice to practice.

What you’ll receive:

• 5 1-hour mp3 audios and accompanying written lessons in pdf format (sent via email once a week on five consecutive Mondays)

• a Certificate of Completion upon turning in all 5 assignments

• an invitation to join The Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) as a Practitioner member, upon completing the course

Suggested supplemental materials and support:

• Kathleen’s latest book: Healing Virtues: Transforming Your Practice Through the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics

• The “Be Reiki” Pawprint Journal to record experiences and reflections

• The Animal Reiki Talk: a free monthly meeting live with Kathleen, via teleconference

Curriculum – Lesson 1:

  • Goal and Overview
  • The Approach, And A Few Golden Rules to Keep in Mind
  • Assignment: Create a symbol and description

Lesson 2:

  • Considerations before you begin treatment; Communicating with humans about what an animal Reiki treatment is and is not
  • Assignment: Vision Board

Lesson 3:

  • Staying Positive
  • The healing ripple effect
  • Affirmations
  • Building a healing partnership suggestions:
  • The treatment space
  •  Length of treatment
  • Introducing yourself/setting intention
  • Assignment: Reiki partner discussion/feedback: Affirmations and Introductory Practices

Lesson 4:

  • Signs of Acceptance
  • Intuition
  • Hands-on Treatments
  • How to tell if an animal doesn’t want treatment
  • Assignment: Three Photos w/Captions

Lesson 5:

  • Healing Reactions
  • Ending and After Treatment
  • Suggested Treatment Programs
  • Suggestions for Practitioner Excellence
  • Special Issues:
  • Wild Animals
  • Dying Animals
  • Other modalities
  • Volunteering at Shelters and Sanctuaries
  • Assignment: Spiritual Sculpture, Final Contemplation