Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS

UNITED STATES

ILLINOIS

Deanna Iris Sava

SARA Practitioner - Illinois

Deanna Iris Sava is a SARA teacher based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She has completed 4 levels of Usui Tibetan (Western) Reiki, plus Level 3 (Shinpiden) of Usui Reiki Ryoho with Frans Steine. Deanna also completed 3 levels of the Let Animals Lead Method of Animal Reiki with both a student of Kathleen Prasad's and later with Kathleen. In addition, she has taken other Animal Reiki classes with Kathleen and Leah D'Ambrosio. Deanna shares Reiki on a voluntary basis for dogs, cats, horses, and farm animals at various shelters, sanctuaries and rescue centers in Illinois, including The Buddy Foundation (no-kill shelter), Stardust Animal Sanctuary, and Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society (HARPS). Deanna loves all animals, nature photography, dancing, and crystals.

MARYLAND

Suz Letschin

SARA Practitioner - Maryland

Suz Letschin is an animal Reiki practitioner from Forest Hill, Maryland. She trained with Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki and with Kathleen Prasad.  She has volunteered with a local Greyhound rescue group for the past 20 years. Six years ago, she and her husband started a program at their local hospital gifting Reiki to cancer patients.

MASSACHUSETTS

Karen Satz

SARA Practitioner - Massachusetts and Florida

Karen Satz is a SARA practitioner who practices in both Massachusetts and Florida.  She began her Reiki journey when her beloved cat, Decaf responded well to Reiki.  She has studied with Kathleen Presad of Animal Reiki Source and Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki.  She volunteers at Angell Memorial MSPCA in Boston.

MONTANA

Judy Clucas

SARA Practitioner - Montana

Judy Clucas became a SARA Practitioner in January 2020 and is based in Missoula, MT. She spends her extra time volunteering with AniMeals Shelter and Food Bank in Missoula, MT. AniMeals is a non-profit organization that provides shelter to abandoned animals and finds them their forever homes. AniMeals also provides food to animals whose owners cannot afford to feed them as well as helping neglected and abused animals, critical care for homeless animals, assistance for families in crisis, animal foster programs, assistance for the homebound and disabled pet owners, seniors program, spay and neuter program, and hospice program.

Judy likes to travel and is always happy to go anywhere there are animals. During her travels she likes to volunteer her animal Reiki abilities while promoting animal welfare. She lives in Missoula, MT. with her husband Tom and all her neighborhood fur babies.

Elizabeth Dunn

SARA Practitioner - Montana

Elizabeth is a SARA practitioner from Stevensville, Montana. Her path to reiki began many years ago, and her beloved cat, Miss Kitty, was her first teacher. A personal healing journey further affirmed her ability to work with the dynamic aspects of universal energy.

Elizabeth was led to reiki certification for animals and people while volunteering at the Humane Society of Western Montana in Missoula. Becoming a certified reiki practitioner was the perfect way to blend her deep connection and love for animals and nature with her passion to benefit others as a healer.

Elizabeth brings years of experience as a licensed veterinary technician to her work with both small and large animals. She offers pet-sitting services, in-person reiki sessions, and provides reiki for animals at area rescue organizations. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, trekking in Nepal, yoga, travel, and Tibetan Buddhist study and meditation.

NEVADA

Brandy Lovingier

SARA Practitioner - Nevada

Brandy Lovingier, a SARA practitioner is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is an Animal Reiki Practitioner/business owner where she provides Reiki along with sound therapy and vibrational healing. Brandy is currently training to become an Animal Reiki Teacher. For some time now, twice a month, she volunteers at Windy’s Ranch and Rescue. Brandy loves spending time with animals and works closely with parrots, bunnies, cats, dogs, pigs, chickens, horses, goats, donkey’s and ducks. In her spare time she loves being outdoors with nature and wild animals, as well as painting. She aims to bring animal awareness and animal respect to her community and to all she encounters. Distant healing and in person treatments are available.

NEW JERSEY

Suzanne Bird

SARA Practitioner - New Jersey

Suzanne has practiced various Reiki styles for several years, and recently received her three levels of animal Reiki training with SARA animal Reiki Teacher William (Bill) Stevens.  Thanks to Bill and SARA Practitioner Sally Williams, she now volunteers as an Animal Reiki Practitioner and cat socializer at the Monmouth County SPCA.  She lives in Tinton Falls, and owns a nearby relaxation business where she offers Reiki sessions, Reiki classes and stress reduction workshops for humans.  She is owned by three indoor rescue cats and a backyard TNR, and her passions include yoga, spending time in the woods, and studying Bön Buddhism.  Suzanne and her husband also help a local TNR rescue group. She is grateful that her cats remind her to meditate - often by sitting on the empty cushion. Suzanne is available for both distance healing and in person treatments for animal companions and humans.

OREGON

Heidi Hart-Zorin

SARA Practitioner - Oregon

Heidi Hart-Zorin is a SARA practitioner who lives in Portland, Oregon.  Heidi's interest in Animal Reiki began while reading a book written by Kathleen Prasad in hopes of supporting her rescue dog Skye and adapted rabbit Patsy.  After receiving distant Reiki with Kathleen Prasad and seeing the positive impact with Skye and Patsy, Heidi went on to complete Animal Reiki trainings with Kathleen Prasad and SARA teacher Victoria Kress.  Animal Reiki has been a blessing and fulfills a lifelong dream of helping animals and showing gratitude for all the gifts and grace animals have brought to her life.  Heidi seeks to connect with all animals and nature in a compassionate, heart-centered way in person as well as distant Reiki treatments.

Jean Nesta-Berry

SARA Practitioner - Oregon

Jean Nesta-Berry is an Animal Reiki Practitioner/Teacher who lives in Cottage Grove, OR (just south of Eugene). She offers in person and distance Reiki sessions to animals, as well as teaches a variety of Animal Reiki classes. She initially took a beginning Reiki class, for the self-healing aspect, and immediately knew she wanted to learn how to offer Reiki to animals. She learned about Kathleen Prasad in that class, contacted her, and began training with her. She'd finally found a way to pursue her heart's desire, working with animals. She volunteers offering Reiki at Duchess Sanctuary in Oakland, OR, which is home to almost 200 horses and donkeys.