Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Online Classes

These online classes qualify you to become a member of SARA. Please consider taking one today to become a member of our amazing community!

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.

Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners - Audio Class

Calling All Level II+ Reiki Practitioner Animal Lovers!

Are you interested in bringing animals into your Reiki practice? Have you tried human Reiki with animals and are not getting results? If so, this class is for you!

This unique class is an overview of Animal Reiki levels I and II classes. With lessons from the world’s foremost Animal Reiki expert, Kathleen Prasad, and support from SARA co-founder and course instructor Leah D’Ambrosio, you will be able to create a powerful and effective Animal Reiki practice.

This course includes Animal Reiki treatments in every course lesson and assignment. Through this hands on approach, you will develop a deeper, personal connection with animals, as well as with people in your life!

For each lesson, you will receive:

  • PDFs with information regarding the lesson, along with a link to all class recordings.
  • An assignment, which includes a suggested Reiki practice.

Each Reiki practice assignment deepens your understanding of how Reiki heals animals, and how animals respond to treatment. This is the perfect safe space to share experiences, and express your biggest “takeaway” from each week's lesson!

The cumulative effect of eight weeks of Animal Reiki? Certainly, you will feel prepared to practice reiki with any animal, in any situation. On top of that, the self healing you experience will make it easier to practice with people, and fortify yourself against the challenges of daily life!

Instructor Leah believes that personal connections with each of her students are extremely important, so she is available for supports through email, as well as Skype sessions when requested.

Once you turn in all eight of your assignments, you will receive your course completion certificate via email.

Prerequisite: Level II Reiki in any lineage.

This is an 8 week audio course where students will receive their first assignment on the Monday after registration and for every Monday thereafter for eight weeks.

Cost: $275

Teacher: SARA Vice President Leah D'Ambrosio

Curriculum Overview:

Week 1: Japanese Reiki Fundamentals

Week 2: Shoden and Okuden Techniques

Week 3: Meditating with Animals; Healing Treatments for the Self and Others; Creating a Reiki Space

Week 4: Treatment on Animals

Week 5: Symbol and Mantra 1

Week 6: Symbol and Mantra 2

Week 7: Symbol and Mantra 3

Week 8: Review and Discussion

Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners - Teleclass

Calling All Level II+ Reiki Practitioner Animal Lovers!

Are you interested in bringing animals into your Reiki practice? Have you tried human Reiki with animals and are not getting results? If so, this class is for you!

This unique class is an overview of Animal Reiki levels I and II classes. With lessons from the world’s foremost Animal Reiki expert, Kathleen Prasad, and support from SARA co-founder and course instructor Leah D’Ambrosio, you will be able to create a powerful and effective Animal Reiki practice.

This course includes Animal Reiki treatments in every course lesson and assignment. Through this hands on approach, you will develop a deeper, personal connection with animals, as well as with people in your life!

For each lesson, you will receive:

  • PDFs with information regarding the lesson, along with a link to all class recordings.
  • An assignment, which includes a suggested Reiki practice.
  • And many other bonus resources!

Each Reiki practice assignment deepens your understanding of how Reiki heals animals, and how animals respond to treatment. This is the perfect safe space to share experiences, and express your biggest “takeaway” from each week's lesson! 

The cumulative effect of eight weeks of Animal Reiki? Certainly, you will feel prepared to practice reiki with any animal, in any situation. On top of that, the self healing you experience will make it easier to practice with people, and fortify yourself against the challenges of daily life!

Instructor Leah believes that personal connections with each of her students are extremely important, so she is available for supports through email, as well as Skype sessions when requested.

Once you turn in all eight of your assignments, you will receive your course completion certificate via email.

Prerequisite: Level II Reiki in any lineage.

This course meets each Monday for eight weeks, from 6pm PT/9pm ET to 7pm PT/10pm ET. Students will call in to join the teleclass for discussion and Reiki practice.

Dates: TBA soon!

Time: 6pm PT/9pm ET to 7pm PT/10pm ET

Cost: $275

Teacher: SARA Vice President Leah D'Ambrosio

Curriculum Overview:

Week 1: Japanese Reiki Fundamentals

Week 2: Shoden and Okuden Techniques

Week 3: Meditating with Animals; Healing Treatments for the Self and Others; Creating a Reiki Space

Week 4: Treatment on Animals

Week 5: Symbol and Mantra 1

Week 6: Symbol and Mantra 2

Week 7: Symbol and Mantra 3

Week 8: Review and Discussion

Testimonials:

Leah’s class created so many wonderful shifts in my Reiki practice. She’s provided me with an incredible set of tools that no doubt will continue to teach me and expand my practice for years.  I’m deeply grateful to have found this class and to have been able to take it from home! - Shelley Seitz

Taking this course has made my shelter practice go more smoothly and effectively. I love that I can plant myself in a busy room and offer a session with all the kitties there and be confident that they are getting whatever they want from it. I still greet each one individually to offer whatever social contact they want as well which is also fun for me! And I know that every time I'm there I will be improving more and more. - Debbie

It was an absolute pleasure and an illuminating experience taking SARA Reiki with Leah. She is an outstanding teacher and it was apparent that she is passionate about SARA and is exceedingly knowledgeable. I am attuned in 2nd Level Western style Reiki, but this Japanese-based form of Reiki felt so much more natural and relevant in working with animals. I highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to positively impact the lives of others. I am glad I participated and look forward to using it in my volunteer work at Humane Society of Southwest Washington, and upon completion of my Small Animal Massage Therapy certification.  - Jaan

I went into this class thinking it would mostly reinforce the Reiki training I already had, with the exception of adding Reiki for animals into the mix.  Wow, was I wrong!  This class is thorough and deep and taught with compassion.  This class brought me to a deeper level in my own Reiki practice and instilled in me a humbling appreciation for working with animals.  A very valuable and worthwhile course.  Thank you Leah for your warmth and sensitivity. - Nancy

The course brought a new awareness to how I practice Reiki with animals as well as people.  Learning more about breathwork, chanting and finding my place "within" myself, have opened up a deeper level of healing, understanding and oneness.  I'm truly blessed to have been a part of this course. – Carolyn

After practicing Reiki on a personal level for five years, I started looking into Reiki for animals when one of my cats was diagnosed with kidney failure.  After reading Kathleen’s books I came upon SARA and started looking into the courses offered. I was already feeling drawn to offer Reiki to animals in shelters but didn’t know how to go about it and needed the confidence to be able to approach local shelters so taking this course seemed an obvious choice. I didn’t know what to expect from the course and wanted to approach it with an open mind but it really did exceed any expectations I could possibly have had. My experiences from the practice with my own animals has been a real eye-opener and learning more about the Japanese way has taken my own personal Reiki to a whole new level. Leah is a wonderful teacher and someone you feel you can really connect with even if it is only via email from another country! Listening to other peoples’ experiences is so interesting and just knowing you have a supportive network available to you through SARA as and when you start offering Reiki to animals is an added bonus. If you are interested in offering Reiki to animals but need some confidence to go out there and do so I warmly encourage you to take this course. You won’t regret it.  - Amanda

I enthusiastically recommend the class, "Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners".  Leah was so welcoming and she immediately created a space where it was safe for us to share our experiences.  I'm not one to voluntarily open up, but I felt comfortable doing so with her.  This class really opened my eyes as to the connection one can establish with an animal by creating the "Reiki space" and inviting that animal in.  Who wouldn't want to experience that?! - Dorothy

I had the pleasure of taking this class with Leah last fall. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in working with animals with Reiki to take this extremely informative teleclass. It opened up a whole new perspective on Reiki, specifically animal Reiki. The class is extremely well run and Leah shared knowledge that you could never get from any book as it was directly from her heart and her personal experiences. I looked forward to each and every week with this wonderful group of people. It definitely left me wanting more knowledge in this field. I recently had the pleasure of meeting one of my fellow students in person and have kindle a new friendship. So, if you would like to practice animal Reiki for a business or simply for your own animals, this class is an event you will never forget. - Michele

Level 1 Animal Reiki Online Certification Class

This Level 1 online certification course will give you a transformational and in-depth foundation in Kathleen’s unique and groundbreaking Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki.

Dates:
Sept. 4 – Oct. 23, 2019

Morning Session:
8 Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:15 PM Pacific Time

Afternoon Session:
8 Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:15 AM Pacific Time

Whether you want to deepen your own spiritual journey with animals or to begin a professional journey towards Animal Reiki Teacher certification, this class is for you! This course is also a great way for Kathleen’s Level 3 students to brush up on the basics before teaching a Level 1 course in-person.

Each session will meet 8 times via webinar. In order to receive your certificate, participants must have animals they can practice with daily and must attend at least 7 of 8 webinar meetings. Students must also submit written homework for any week that they are unable to share with the group.  In order to ensure that all students are being supported, registration for each session is limited to 8 people, so sign up before we sell out!

What you’ll learn:

The traditional Japanese meaning of Reiki and how it relates to the healing of self and others

Traditional practices of Joshin Kokyu Ho and Seishin Toitsu, and how to use them with animals

The Reiki Precepts, and meditations for working with them with animals

Hands-on Reiki self-treatment, and how to incorporate animals into these sessions

Overview of the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics and discussion of its importance when approaching animals with Reiki sessions

Tried and true methods for sharing Reiki with animals and people together

Techniques for grounding, expansion and connection to help you become an animal magnet to even the most sensitive animals!

Kathleen’s groundbreaking philosophy of “being” Reiki “with” your animals, rather than “doing” Reiki “to” them

What you’ll receive:

Eight 60-75 minute teaching sessions via webinar, recorded in both video and audio formats (Each meeting also includes a guided meditation, distant attunement and time for discussion.)

Daily practice assignments and weekly notes and resources to guide your journey

A free copy of Kathleen’s newest e-book, Healing Virtues: Transforming Your Practice Through the Animal Reiki Code of Ethics

A beautiful certificate to show your accomplishment and official certification. This certificate may serve as a prerequisite to Kathleen’s Level 2 in-person courses.

An invitation to join SARA (Shelter Animal Reiki Association) as a Practitioner member

An invitation to join a private FB group for Kathleen’s Level 1 online graduates, to stay connected with other like-minded animal lovers

Requirements:

Students will need to be able to participate live at scheduled times (attendance required at a minimum of 7 of 8 sessions to receive certification). You must be able to connect via video (preferably) or audio on the webinar platform Zoom.

Students will need to be able to download and open pdf documents in order to read the weekly lessons and assignments. All assignments must be shared either verbally during class, or if that is not possible, written up and sent to Kathleen via email.

Students must have animals to practice with daily.  A variety of animals is preferable (ask neighbors and friends to support you!), but 1 or 2 of your own, at the very minimum, is needed.

Students must commit to 10-20 minutes/day minimum of daily meditation practice during the course (weekly assignments will be given). The main purpose of this requirement is to help you experience the power of Reiki practice in a personal way, thus giving you the foundation you need to build a lifelong Animal Reiki practice. With dedication and commitment, Animal Reiki can heal and transform your life, as well as the lives of the animals you love!