Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

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.

Class Descriptions

Level I Reiki & Reiki for Animals

This class is for animal people who want to deepen their relationships with animals and learn practical ways to heal the animals in their lives. This class offers in-depth coverage of the Japanese and Animal Reiki techniques, philosophy and ethics practiced by all SARA members. Topics include the background and elements of the system of Reiki, Shoden techniques, meditations for the animals, and healing treatments and treatment guidelines for animals. Most Reiki I classes focus on Reiki for people, but SARA's classes emphasize Reiki for humans as well as shelter and sanctuary animals.

The Animal Reiki portion of the class is based on the teachings and principles of Kathleen Prasad, who developed the SARA manuals and curriculum. All human Reiki portions of the classes and manuals are based on the traditional Japanese Reiki teachings, as taught by Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki (IHR). Portions of SARA's manuals have been taken from IHR with their consent.

Level II Reiki & Reiki for Animals

This class is for people who have completed Level I Reiki and are interested in deepening their personal healing path with Reiki and animals. This class offers in-depth coverage of the Japanese and Animal Reiki Techniques, philosophy and ethics practiced by all SARA members. Topics include the background and elements of the system of Reiki, Okuden techniques, meditations for the animals, healing treatments, treatment guidelines for animals, symbols and mantras and their use with animals, and professional Animal Reiki considerations, as well as a discussion of SARA membership guidelines and benefits. Most Reiki II classes focus on Reiki for people, but SARA's classes emphasize Reiki for humans as well as shelter and sanctuary animals.

The Animal Reiki portion of the class is based on the teachings and principles of Kathleen Prasad, who developed the SARA manuals and curriculum. All human Reiki portions of the classes and manuals are based on the traditional Japanese Reiki teachings, as taught by Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki (IHR). Portions of SARA's manuals have been taken from IHR with their consent.

 

Reiki III and & Animal Reiki Teacher Training

This class is for Level II Practitioners interested in learning to teach Reiki and Animal Reiki classes, and Level III Practitioners and Teachers interested in deepening their Reiki knowledge and/or adding an Animal Reiki program to their curriculum. Becoming a Shinpiden Level (Level III) Practitioner is the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in your personal healing journey with the animals. This class is unique in its emphasis on traditional Japanese Reiki techniques integrated into Animal Reiki practice.
This class includes:
  • Discussion and practice in the traditional Japanese techniques for Levels I, II and III
  • Learning the 4th Symbol and Mantra (as well as review of the first 3 Symbols and Mantra)
  • The Reiki Master Initiation/Reiju
  • Instruction and Practice in how to perform Initiations and Reiju
  • How to share Reiki for best success with animals
  • Discussion of the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics and its importance as a Reiki Master Teacher
  • Instruction on creating successful lesson plans for your students
  • Permission to use Animal Reiki Source manuals and certificates for your students
  • Certificate of Completion

 

Self-Healing for Animal Caregivers

Especially designed to support animal care staff and volunteers, this class offers a basic understanding of Reiki's relaxation and stress-relief techniques and teachings, as well as Reiki's 5 Precepts for balanced living.

 

 

 

5 Powerful Meditations to Help Heal Your Animals

Developed by SARA President Kathleen Prasad and based on her book, the 5 Powerful Meditations class is designed to teach students how to harness the healing power of meditation to help their animals. Students will learn five transformational meditations that they can use to help shift situations, even the most stressful ones, into peaceful, compassionate and loving moments. Because our animals are so sensitive to our emotional states, it is essential to their well-being (not to mention our own) that we practice balance and peace through meditation. Students will receive a copy of the book 5 Powerful Mediations to Help Heal Your Animals. This class is for all animal lovers and requires no previous Reiki experience.