Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Clarity of Practice with SARA

Clarity of Practice with SARA

One thing that I think about a lot since I really got into Reiki years ago is that there are so many schools of Reiki out there, and there’s no regulation. I belong to another association where there are many practitioners from many lineages and nobody is practicing the same

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Reiki & the Red Mare: Reiki Finds Us When We Need It Most

Reiki & the Red Mare: Reiki Finds Us When We Need It Most

Some years ago, my young, chestnut, off the track Thoroughbred mare (you horse people get it), was just home from colic surgery.  It was day one of 30 days stall rest, with five-minute grazing sessions throughout the day.  She had many complications and was not out of the woods. I

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The Power of Reiki Chanting with a Herd

The Power of Reiki Chanting with a Herd

Duchess Sanctuary is located on 1120 acres in Oakland, OR and provides a forever home to 191 horses and 5 donkeys; all formerly abused, abandoned, neglected or homeless.  The majority of the horses are mares and their offspring who were rescued from the Premarin industry (to learn more about this

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SARA Changed the Way I Approached and Taught Reiki

SARA Changed the Way I Approached and Taught Reiki

I was a Reiki practitioner for over 15 years before I heard about Kathleen and her work with animals. In 2008, I heard about Frans Stiene, and went to Virginia for a level three training with him. It was there that I heard about Kathleen. I followed up by contacting

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Getting the Resources to Start Teaching

Getting the Resources to Start Teaching

I first started with human Reiki a while back, and after reading Kathleen’s first book, I immediately fell in love. I finally found a path that I could take to pursue deeper connections with animals, and that was because of Kathleen’s book. One thing led to another, and when I

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Reflection on the Animal Reiki Code of Ethics

Reflection on the Animal Reiki Code of Ethics

The Animal Reiki Code of Ethics was written in 2008 by Animal Reiki Source founder and Shelter Animal Reiki Association president Kathleen Prasad.  I was introduced to the Code of Ethics in Shinpiden class with Kathleen after studying Animal Reiki with another teacher.  I did my best to follow the

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We Can Be the Beams of Hope that Shelters Need

We Can Be the Beams of Hope that Shelters Need

It’s really coming from a place of privilege and honor that I’m a part of the SARA organization. I remember back in 2013 when I became a SARA teacher after going to many retreats, meeting Kathleen in 2009, and then Leah. We as SARA practitioners and members and teachers are

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With SARA, Everybody Wins

With SARA, Everybody Wins

I am so incredibly grateful to be a member of SARA and to have met Kathleen and Leah. I would probably not be doing Reiki at all if I had not met Kathleen in ’07. I first learned the Western approach to Reiki and to be honest, I didn’t really

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Fulfilling My Own Soul Path

Fulfilling My Own Soul Path

From day one, I loved the Code of Ethics. I happened to teach basic animal Reiki class, not a SARA class, and some of my students were just demanding and demanding to work with the animals. I always discussed SARA and what a light that has been for me personally,

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Reiki for a Calmer Ride

Reiki for a Calmer Ride

It was a cool, breezy spring morning on two fresh, bouncy Thoroughbreds. Instead of settling as we went along, my friend’s gelding became agitated – prancing, bucking and spooking. My friend’s attempts to settle him weren’t working. My mare was feeding off the other horse, becoming nervous and tense. I

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