Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Educating animal rescue professionals and volunteers in the Let Animals Lead® Reiki method, for the well-being of animals

Kathleen Prasad and Leah D’Ambrosio formed Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) with the goal of educating the world about the healing benefits of Reiki for rescued animals and their caregivers. Shelter Animal Reiki Association practices and teaches the world’s first specialized, extensive and professional curriculum in Animal Reiki. Our practitioners and teachers only use the ethical and effective Let Animals Lead® approach, created by Kathleen Prasad, the world’s renowned Animal Reiki expert.

Kathleen’s Animal Reiki curriculum is the first in the world that teaches Reiki meditation as the foundation for healing connections with animals. This method is ideal for rescued animals who have suffered from stress, abuse or trauma, because it never pushes anything on an animal. SARA members learn how to let go of judgments about what is “wrong” with animals or their pasts, and instead focus on their wholeness and perfection in this moment.   SARA members passionately believe that Reiki meditation provides powerful healing connections with animals, and Kathleen’s teachings provide a clear and easy path from “doing” Reiki, to “being” Reiki with them.

Since our founding in 2008, Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) has grown to hundreds of practitioner and teacher members around the world. Dozens of shelters and sanctuaries have implemented SARA’s programs with great success. SARA members’ high ethics and professionalism are respected by animal care professionals and animal organizations around the world.

The Let Animals Lead® approach to Animal Reiki will transform your rescue work! Our volunteers won’t do Reiki to Animals, they’ll be Reiki with them, for an unparalleled experience in the healing power of presence and compassion.

What are you waiting for? Join our team and be a part of the Let Animals Lead® movement, for the good of rescued animals and their caregivers! Do you have an organization that could benefit from SARA? Contact us now.

Shortly after SARA's formation, a wonderful fiscal sponsor, MarinLink, took SARA under its wing so donations could be accepted. This allowed SARA to operate for several years pending IRS review of nonprofit status. In June 2014, SARA received independent 501(c)3 status from the IRS. This was another big milestone for SARA as we could now accept donations directly, as well as apply for grants to assist our teachers and practitioners to reach more animals worldwide!

A special thank you to for supporting us from the very beginning! Please visit MarinLink online to see all the wonderful non-profits they support.

SARA is a 501(c)3 Charity