Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association




Kathy Edwards

SARA Teacher - California

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Kathy Edwards is a SARA Teacher who was born and raised in the San Francisco area. She has studied with Kathleen Prasad since 2010 and recently opened her own alternative animal health business. She currently volunteers in San Mateo County and is available for in person and distant treatments.


Leonora Velasquez

SARA Teacher - Colorado

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Leonora is a SARA teacher based in the Boulder/Longmont Colorado area.  She is an active volunteer with Evergreen Animal Protective League.  Other volunteer activities include being a Reiki provider for  cancer patients through another local non profit organization.  Leonora enjoys traveling the world, often to enhance additional skills as an energy worker.  Leonora resides in Longmont with her family which includes several canines and often includes foster pups.  Reiki instruction or in person and distance Reiki sessions are available for animals and their people.


Marylou Laughlin

SARA Teacher - Connecticut

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Marylou is a Reiki Teacher and Practitioner in Granby Connecticut. In 2000 she was certified as a Master/Teacher. In 2010 she studied Animal Reiki with Kathleen Prasad and Shinpiden Level III Usui Reiki Ryoho with Frans Stiene. She is a certified wildlife rehabilitator and volunteers at Safe Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation. She is available for in person Reiki sessions in the Hartford Springfield area as well as distance sessions for domestic animals and their caregivers and also wild animals. She teaches classes in Granby and around the world.


Allison Chun

SARA Teacher - Hawaii

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Allison Chun lives in Hawaii on the beautiful island of Maui. She is a Level III Reiki Practitioner/Teacher and owner of her own wellness center for animals and companion people. Her favorite places to share Reiki with animals are Haku Baldwin Center and Maui Humane Society. Allison offers in-person treatments on Maui island.


Deanna Iris Sava

SARA Teacher - Illinois

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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.

Amber Shaner

SARA Teacher - Illinois

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Amber is dedicated to animals, nature, and energy work. After studying all four levels of Reiki for humans, she completed Animal Reiki Teacher training through Kathleen Prasad. Currently, Amber is an Animal Reiki practitioner and teacher practicing in Naperville, Illinois.  She enjoys giving back to the community by sharing Reiki with multiple animal rescues and shelters. Amber’s mission and passion is to offer Reiki to all animals in need to promote a loving balance of well-being.


Linda Crabtree

SARA Teacher - Massachusetts

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Linda is a SARA teacher living outside the Boston area.

Czammy, Linda’s first partner and equine teacher is the reason that Linda studied and practiced to become a Reiki Practitioner/Teacher and to create her business in 2007, with the intent to offer Reiki not only to equines, but to all animals, and to teach Reiki to humans so that they can offer this healing energy to the animals in their circles of life.

Linda is associated with and offers Reiki to animals through two integrative veterinary care centers. Linda has volunteered at Lucky Horse Equine Rescue, Tomten Farm and Sanctuary, and MSCPA at Nevins Farm. Linda offers meditation classes at equine therapy centers to support the equines and humans on the therapeutic team.

Linda and her equine partner and spirit horse, Ka.Wa, have fun together doing groundwork, trail rides, dressage, western, and simply being together.


Jane Joy Sparks

SARA Teacher - Montana

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Jane's great love for animals has lead her to the practice of Reiki. A long-time horsewoman, she also volunteers at the Humane Society of Western Montana. Jane is available to travel to your shelter or sanctuary to teach staff and volunteers the benefits of Reiki. She strongly believes that animals are our teachers and wishes to share the knowledge she has gained.