Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Carrie Dorsey-Higdon
Carrie Dorsey-Higdon
SARA Teacher

Carrie Dorsey-Higdon is a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher in East Tennessee. Following her Level I, II and Teacher training in Usui/Tibetan Reiki 2007-2009, she completed her Animal Reiki Teacher training with Kathleen Prasad in December 2009. She was initiated into Shinpiden Level III Usui Reiki Ryoho with Frans Stiene, in April 2010.

Carrie is a volunteer at Horse Haven of Tennessee, Tennessee’s oldest and largest equine humane organization. She is continually inspired by the strength and courage of these amazing animals, who have suffered so much at the hands of humans. She will be teaching Animal Reiki classes in the Knoxville area starting summer 2010. Carrie and her husband Tommy live on a small farm just outside of Knoxville, with their animal family including horses, dogs and cats.


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Level 1 Reiki and Animal Reiki Class

What People Are Saying:

Great job! Can’t wait until Level 2!  – Michelle Ellis

Wonderful instruction! I had such a great time and cannot wait to work with Carrie again!
Holli Chapel

Loved it! The skills I learned will help me in my work with the rescue horses. – Sonja Cowsert, Equine Manager, Horse Haven of Tennessee

Sharing stories of experiences so that we could compare/contrast was very helpful and made me feel like I was “doing it right.” – Linda Clinger

Carrie helped clarify so much, I have had some Reiki training and found Carrie’s so much clearer and practical.  I would love Level 2. – Gail MacLennan, Volunteer, Horse Haven of Tennessee

My first day I had come with a “bad” animal cruelty case in mind.  By the time I completed this course, I felt joy, happiness, peaceful and with the knowledge that I needed to improve the life of the animal. Thank you, Carrie!
– D. McCulluch

Carrie offers wonderful description of the process and clearly has an excellent understanding of Reiki.  I appreciated the non-new age attitude.  A wonderful experience with Carrie, the group and for myself. It is something I will practice.
Joyce Richman, Volunteer, Horse Haven of Tennessee

The most beneficial aspects were the potential to better understand our animals and the tools needed to help them heal.
Sue Salter

Level 2 Reiki and Reiki for Animals

Carrie’s gentleness and authenticity created a beautiful, sacred space for the divineness we all shared. – Rita K. Davis, Horse Haven volunteer, Reiki Master

Wonderful, peaceful sharing of energy and support. – Michelle Ellis

It is obvious that Carrie is the perfect, passionate soul to be leading others down a spiritual path. – Linda Clinger

Carrie is a Goddess and such an inspiration. Thank you, Reiki, for the transformation in my life. I hope I can give a small portion of the love I have received from the animals back to them. – Holli Chapel

Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners

Carrie, thank you for bringing Animal Reiki to Knoxville, TN. You are so appreciated for sharing your passion with people and animals. – Rita K. Davis, Horse Haven volunteer, Reiki Master

Carrie is an amazing individual and full of insight and knowledge. Her caring about animals is exceptional. – Marty Lawson

The class was wonderful, I feel much more connected with my purpose as a Reiki practitioner. Great instruction and I could instantly feel that Horse Haven is full of love and great people. – Michelle Reynolds

A truly beautiful experience. The horses were so accepting. Everything was explained fully and all questions were answered. Wonderful day. – Cindy D. Poston

Level 1 Reiki and Reiki for Animals

An informative and practical instruction for anyone who loves animals. Thank you, Carrie! You are a special healer with unique gifts. – Barb Monnerjahn

This class was lots of fun and I really learned a lot about animal Reiki! – Karen Davis

Thought she did great, a wonderful teacher. One of the best courses I’ve ever taken. – Mary Klein

This was an amazing experience. I’ve learned so much. Thank you!! Thank you, Carrie! – Nicki Constantinos

I so enjoyed this. I came into this as a novice, and know that I have lots of growing still to do and am so excited to continue this journey. Amazing class, amazing groove, awesome instruction! – Curtis Dush, Horse Haven volunteer

Level 2 Reiki and Reiki for Animals

I already am assured this is changing my life for the better, which will allow me to be more “available” for others, people and animals! Thank you so much, Carrie! You are awesome! – Curtis Dush, Horse Haven volunteer

I love how the Universe led me to find Carrie. I had taken Reiki before, but this class (both 1 and 2) far surpassed the others. And to have the class at Horse Haven was absolutely perfect. – Nicki Constantinos

This class, this teacher, helped me reach a new level of understanding of Reiki I’d never had before. The chanting was unbelievable. Oh, the places you can go! – Gail Mac Lennan, Horse Haven vounteer, Healing Touch for Animals practitioner