Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

If you would like to join SARA…

Thank you for your interest in SARA! Currently, SARA is only accepting practitioner and teacher applications from students of Kathleen Prasad, Leah D’Ambrosio and any SARA teachers. If you are a student, please email your own teacher (i.e., Kathleen, Leah or your SARA teacher) and request the official link to join.

If you are not a student, there are many options available for you to take a class and join SARA. Kathleen Prasad has many in-person classes in different locations across the U.S. and England and teaches many teleclasses throughout the year that are eligible for SARA membership.

Leah D’Ambrosio teaches an official SARA Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners teleclass, open to all Level 2 practitioners from any lineage, that includes SARA Practitioner membership in the price. This teleclass does not require you to be present during the call; you can listen to recordings and email your homework.

Another option is to join at the Community Supporter level. At this level, you will be invited to the monthly SARA telemeetings, where we have special guest speakers on holistic healing for animals. All telemeetings are recorded so if you cannot make the live call, you can listen to it at a later time.

We encourage you to join us on Facebook and also join our mailing list as we frequently announce upcoming classes on both.

Finally, a wonderful way to learn about the way SARA practices and teaches Animal Reiki  is to read the Animal Reiki Handbook, which offers tips and guidelines for using Reiki in a shelter environment.

Other helpful books written by Kathleen follow (click the title for book details):

Thank you again for your interest in SARA and the work we are doing to bring balance and healing to the animals who need it the most! We hope this information will help you on your Animal Reiki journey and that you will some day soon become a member of SARA!

Blessings,

Kathleen Prasad and Leah D’Ambrosio
Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Join hands with us for a better life and more beautiful future for rescued animals!

SARA Memberships

Becoming a SARA member makes you a part of a group of animal lovers who are holistically minded and forward-thinking. You will be supporting an organization that brings gentle, yet powerful healing to the animals who need it most: those in shelters, sanctuaries and rescues.

SARA membership dues support:

  • SARA administrative expenses, such as website and email costs.
  • Public outreach programs, with the highest standards in professionalism and ethics.
  • Teacher stipends, so SARA can send our members to educate shelter staff, volunteers and local communities at the grassroots level about the many benefits that Reiki can provide for animals in any condition and any situation.

 

SARA Basic Supporter

Annual: $25

The Shelter Animal Reiki Association is open to the public at the Basic Supporter level. Become a SARA Basic Supporter today, and help us expand our work in shelters and sanctuaries around the world!

If you love animals and support our mission and code of ethics, we welcome you! We need your help in funding our top-quality, ethical and “animal-friendly” Animal Reiki treatment, education and outreach programs, which bring healing and balance to the animals who need it most. You do not need to be a Reiki practitioner to join at the Basic Supporter level.

As a SARA Basic Supporter, you will:

  • Receive a FREE downloadable mp3 interview with SARA President Kathleen Prasad about Reiki in animal shelters and sanctuaries (a $20 value).
  • Receive a web link that you can add to your website to help spread the word about SARA.
  • Be added to our mailing list, with all the latest good news about Reiki for shelter, sanctuary and rescue animals around the world!

SARA Community Supporter

Annual: $50

The Shelter Animal Reiki Association is open to the public at the Community Supporter level. Become a SARA Community Supporter today, and help us expand our work in shelters and sanctuaries around the world!

If you would like to support SARA’s many programs, as well as connect with our members via teleconference and participate in our monthly telemeetings where we feature wonderful guest speakers, we invite you to join us at the Community Supporter level! You do not need to be a Reiki practitioner to join at the Community Supporter level.

Benefits

Participate in educational telemeetings with wonderful guests who enlighten our thinking about holistic animal care! Here are some past speakers we have featured:

  • Frans Stiene, Co-founder of the International House of Reiki
  • Gail Pope, Co-founder of BrightHaven in California
  • Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in England
  • Ellie Weiner, Founder of Gentle Barn in California
  • Allie Phillips, Author of Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets
  • Robert Mueller, Vice President of BARF World Inc.
  • Carol Buckley, Founder of Elephant Aid International

As a SARA Community Supporter, you will:

  • Be invited to join SARA’s monthly teleclasses, featuring guest speakers and community discussions on holistic topics for animals, with a special emphasis on Reiki. All calls are recorded in case you can’t be there live!
  • Receive a FREE downloadable mp3 interview with SARA President Kathleen Prasad about Reiki in animal shelters and sanctuaries (a $20 value).
  • Receive a web link that you can add to your website to help spread the word about SARA.
  • Be added to our mailing list, with all the latest good news about Reiki for shelter, sanctuary and rescue animals around the world!

 

SARA Animal Organization

Shelters, sanctuaries, rescues and all nonprofit animal organizations are invited to become SARA organizations! There is no cost to staff members of animal organizations that wish to be a part of the SARA program. If you are a director of an organization providing care to animals, support our mission and code of ethics and would like to be invited to our monthly telemeetings, please register below.

Depending on your location, SARA may be able to match a local SARA practitioner or teacher member to offer treatments and/or training to your staff and volunteers. If you are not located near any of our SARA members, as funds allow SARA may be able to send a trained SARA teacher to your location to train interested staff and volunteers in providing Reiki treatments to the animals in your care.

 

SARA Practitioner

Annual: $75 for the first year | $50 per year after

 

Who is Eligible?

Level 1, 2 or 3 Reiki Practitioners who are students of Frans Stiene, Kathleen Prasad, Leah D’Ambrosio, or any other SARA Teacher and who wish to volunteer Reiki as an official SARA member are invited to join as Practitioners.

Currently, SARA is only accepting practitioner and teacher applications from students of the aforementioned SARA teachers. If you are a student, please email your own teacher (i.e., Kathleen, Leah or your SARA teacher) and request the official link to join.

SARA also offers an 8-week teleclass, Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners, for Level 2 Practitioners of any lineage. Completion of this teleclass also qualifies for SARA Practitioner membership. Click for class schedule.

Benefits

  • Free ongoing professional development meetings. Past guests have included speakers such as:
    • Frans Stiene, Co-founder of the International House of Reiki
    • Gail Pope, Co-founder of BrightHaven in California
    • Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in England
    • Ellie Weiner, Founder of Gentle Barn in California
    • Allie Phillips, Author of Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets
    • Robert Mueller, Vice President of BARF World Inc.
    • Carol Buckley, Founder of Elephant Aid International
  • Free ongoing support from SARA directors
  • An invitation to get word out about the work you are doing by contributing Animal Reiki stories to the SARA blog
  • Public recognition of Practitioner member status (and recognition of the member’s animal organization if applicable) on the SARA website
  • Member certificate
  • Access to extensive online materials:
    • Presentation packet that members can use to introduce Animal Reiki to their local shelter
    • “What is Animal Reiki” PowerPoint presentation
    • “What is Animal Reiki” talking points handout
    • Course Codes of Practice
    • “Self-Healing for Animal Caregivers: A Class for Shelter Staff and Volunteers,” which includes handouts and a class outline
    • Mp3 recordings of most classes and meetings
    • Access to mp3 recordings of past meetings
    • Practitioner Code of Practice
    • Treatment guidelines
    • Access to SARA business cards, banners, weblink and email banner

Requirements

In order to qualify as a SARA Practitioner, members must:

  • Have received training from Kathleen Prasad, Leah D’Ambrosio or another SARA Teacher
  • Sign the following documents:
    • Practitioner Membership Form
    • Practitioner Member Agreement
    • Statements of Policy
    • Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk Form
    • Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics
    • SARA Practitioner Code of Practice
  • Follow all codes, guidelines and policies outlined in the SARA Member Forms you have signed.
  • Strive for a volunteer commitment of once a week, offering Reiki treatments at your shelter, sanctuary or rescue.
  • Attend all professional development telemeetings, either “in person” or by listening to the recording afterwards.
  • Participate in SARA’s member evaluation program.

Annual Dues: $75 (first year; $50 per year thereafter).

SARA Teacher

Annual: $200 for the first year | $150 per year after

Teachers are given educational and support materials to approach their local shelters, sanctuaries, and rescues to volunteer and teach Reiki. Teachers are encouraged to bring the organizations on board as official “SARA Shelters” and are encouraged to teach Reiki classes to shelter staff, volunteers and the general public. They are encouraged to train interested parties to participate in the SARA program.

Who Is Eligible?

Any Level 3 Reiki Practitioner who is a Level 3 student of Frans Stiene, Kathleen Prasad, Leah D’Ambrosio, or any other SARA Teacher, and who wishes to volunteer and teach Reiki as an official SARA member is invited to join as a Practitioner/Teacher.

Currently, SARA is only accepting practitioner and teacher applications from students of the aforementioned SARA teachers. If you are a student, please email your own teacher (i.e., Kathleen, Leah or your SARA teacher) and request the official link to join.

Benefits

In addition to all benefits of the SARA Practitioner level, SARA Practitioner/Teachers have access to:

  • The complete Level 1 Animal Reiki teaching packet, which includes a teaching manual, class outline, class certificate, instructional mp3 for teaching the Level 1 class and a class evaluation form
  • "Self-Healing for Animal Caregivers," a class for shelter staff and volunteers, which includes handouts and a class outline
  • A feature page on the SARA blog

Teaching Packets (for SARA Teachers only) available for purchase include:

  • "Introduction to Animal Reiki," which includes class handouts, class outline and an instructional mp3
  • "Animal Reiki for Reiki Pracitioners," which includes a teaching manual, class outline and class certificate
  • "Level 2 Animal Reiki," which includes a teaching manual, class outline, certificate and instructional mp3

Requirements

In order to qualify as a SARA Teacher, members must:

  • Have received training from Frans Stiene, Kathleen Prasad, Leah D’Ambrosio or another SARA Teacher
  • Agree to follow SARA’s policies on donations and fees
  • Follow all codes, guidelines and policies outlined in the SARA member forms you have signed
  • Strive for a volunteer commitment of once a week, offering Reiki treatments at your shelter, sanctuary or rescue
  • Be willing to teach Reiki and Animal Reiki at your organization (only after participating in SARA’s training program) using the SARA Manual and Handbook and following SARA Course Codes of Practice
  • Invite interested staff, volunteers and students to participate in the SARA program
  • Attend all professional development telemeetings, either “in person” or by listening to the recording
  • Participate in SARA’s member evaluation program
  • Document your work by writing regular Animal Reiki stories or educational Animal Reiki articles for the SARA blog
  • Support SARA and SARA projects by promoting SARA with your contacts
  • Add your SARA membership status to your bio, and add a link on your website to the SARA website