Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

UNITED STATES

N-Z

NEVADA

Vanessa Gomes de Pina

SARA Teacher - Nevada

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Vanessa Gomes de Pina is a SARA Teacher & Practitioner based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vanessa grow up in Brazil surrounded by a variety of animals species and truly believe they are teachers of love, humbleness and compassion. Vanessa got her certificates for Veterinarian Reiki I and II in Brazil with Ricardo Garé and her Animal Reiki III certificate from Let Animals Lead® methodology with Kathleen Prasad. She spends her extra time volunteering at local animal shelters or with her neighbors trying to help animals and their lovely people to heal themselves. Vanessa loves to travel with her husband Abel and once traveling she practices Reiki with all the animals she meets. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English and is available for in person and for distant sessions.

Jamie Lee

SARA Teacher - Nevada

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Jamie Lee is a Las Vegas, Nevada based Animal Reiki Teacher and believes animals are our teachers and healers. Besides being certified as a SARA teacher, she is certified in small animal massage, color light therapy, and veterinarian aromatherapy. Helping animals is her dharma and the vision of her Animal Reiki business. She volunteers for Hearts Alive Animal Rescue, All One Family Animal Sanctuary, and RoosnMore Animal Sanctuary. In addition to teaching Animal Reiki classes, she is available for in person and distant sessions for all species of animals, and the people that love them.

NEW JERSEY

William Stevens

SARA Teacher - New Jersey

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Bill Stevens is a Reiki Master who has practiced Reiki for twenty years with a focus on people dealing with life threatening illnesses.  More recently he has also studied with Kathleen Prasad as an Animal Reiki practitioner and teacher.  He presently lives in Asbury Park NJ, works with the VNA Hospice as a Reiki Practitioner, and has volunteered at both the local Humane Society and  the SPCA in offering Reiki to their animals.  He also maintains a private practice to respond to both human and animal needs with the goal being to encourage people to learn Reiki to care for themselves and their pets.

NEW MEXICO

Pat Barnett

SARA Teacher - New Mexico

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Pat Barnett is a SARA teacher located in Santa Fe, NM. Pat has had a life-long love affair with animals, especially horses, dogs, and cats. She offers in person and distance Reiki sessions for people and animals. She also offers Reiki and Animal Reiki classes for individuals who want to learn the practice. Pat and her partner Tony share their home with Sasha, a blue Pit mix, who spent most of her first 5 years in shelters - the last 2 1/2 years at SAVE.

Rachael Beuchler

SARA Teacher - New Mexico

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Rachael is a SARA Practitioner living in Santa Fe, NM. Rachael was originally drawn to Reiki as a healing modality for herself. Through her self practice and compassion, Rachael started seeing calming effects on her animals. She then took Animal Reiki with SARA East Coast Director Kelly McDermott-Burns and was active on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Reiki Association. While in Vermont, Rachael volunteered at the Central Vermont Humane Society and took many trips to volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. In Santa Fe, Rachael is a staff member at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and enjoys "being Reiki" while at work. Rachael is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

NEW YORK

George Belev

SARA Teacher - New York

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George Belev is a founding member of SARA and has been practicing complementary therapies since 1997.  He is a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Shinpiden Animal Reiki Master/Teacher, Healing Touch for Animals Certified Practitioner, a Pet Massage Instructor, and a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. George is co-founder of a business that offers cooperative, energy-based modalities to people and animals in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. George is the certification director for Healing Touch for Animals/Komitor Healing Methods (HTA/HKM) and is on the advisory and education councils for the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB).  He is a Pawsitive Partners Prison Program Dog Trainer (Monty’s Home, Wilmington, NC) and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Sheryl Schlameuss Berger

SARA Teacher - New York

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Sheryl Schlameuss is a Reiki Master Teacher in Old Bethpage, (Long Island) New York. She offers Reiki sessions for both people and animals, as well as both Usui Reiki classes and Animal Reiki training. She volunteers with Forgotten Friends of Long Island Animal Rescue, an organization that is dedicated to rescuing some of the neediest, most difficult cases, ensuring they receive focused care and rehabilitation, and then placement in forever homes.

Briana Clements

SARA Teacher - New York

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Briana Clements is a SARA Teacher residing in New York City.  She also serves as an Animal Reiki Volunteer for Animal Haven, an amazing no-kill shelter in Manhattan.  Briana enjoys helping all animals - young or old, wild or domestic, living in a forever home or still looking - and their human companions.  Her goal as a Reiki Practitioner is to create a space of healing filled with warmth, compassion, hope, unconditional love, and genuineness, where the animals and people who work with her can receive whatever they need most at that moment in time.

Jeanne Clune

SARA Teacher - New York

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Jeanne is an Animal Reiki Teacher/Practitioner from Mount Kisco, NY. She received her Animal Reiki training with Kelly McDermott-Burns, and has completed her Usui Advanced Reiki Training. She is the Behavior & Enrichment Coordinator at the SPCA Westchester. Jeanne offers Animal Reiki classes and monthly Animal Reiki Circles for the SPCA volunteers. She is also the owner of Joyful Pets which offers Animal Reiki and Gentle Obedience Training for SPCA Animal alumni.

Jeanne is a forever animal lover and has shared her home with a variety of wonderful animal angels. She also enjoys visiting animal sanctuaries when she travels. In South Africa, she had an amazing experience offering Reiki to cheetah cubs. After several minutes of meditation, she opened her eyes to find first one, then all six, licking her palms. Cheetah tongues are great exfoliators!

Tenney Gravatt

SARA Teacher - New York

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Tenney Gravatt lives in the Hudson Valley of New York State. She has been compelled her entire life to be an advocate for all animals. When she started her Reiki journey thirty years ago, she knew it would be a modality for which to base all others. With even further study of Reiki and becoming a Reiki Teacher she found her purpose as a practitioner and teacher of the craft so others could share Reiki with animals in need. Facilitating a harmonious life for her animal clients  and their people with Reiki is what she loves to do every day. Tenney is a practitioner of Reiki with animals (“Let Animals Lead” method), a Reiki level trainer and a Reiki with Animals trainer. She also volunteers at a local equine sanctuary.

Mariann Smith

SARA Teacher - New York

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Mariann Smith is SARA Teacher residing in Rockaway Beach, New York and offers in person treatments to both humans and animals in Rockaway and all five boroughs. Mariann was trained in the Japanese Art of Reiki by Frans Steine of the International House of Reiki and trained in Animal Reiki by Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source. She is a member of the Long Island Reiki Connection and manages a non-profit animal organization/rescue whose mission is to raise awareness to the plight of all creatures as well as our moral and ethical obligation to care for them.  She offers classes in both Japanese Reiki and Animal Reiki for those looking to care for both humans and animals; and particularly those who care for feral cats and other homeless animals.

OHIO

Alice Kay Lovelace, D.Min

SARA Teacher - Ohio

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Alice Kay Lovelace, D.Min., is a SARA teacher who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She volunteers at The Humane Society of Greater Dayton, where she practices Animal Reiki and trains new volunteers.  Alice and her husband, David, are parents of six adult children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They share their home with their feline family members, most of whom are seniors and/or cats with special needs. Known to many of her friends as AK, she is a pastor, educator, and entrepreneur.  Her doctoral work focused on spiritual formation with emphasis on holistic human health.

OKLAHOMA

Karren O'Sullivan

SARA Teacher - Oklahoma

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Karren O'Sullivan lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She believes in the healing power of animals and being in service to the community of shelter and sanctuary animals along with their staff and caregivers.  As a Reiki III practitioner and teacher, she is committed to living her passion by offering Reiki healing to animals of all kinds in gratitude for their service to humanity.  She is open and willing to discuss travel options for teaching SARA Reiki classes and providing both in person and distant Reiki treatments for pets. In Karren's spare time, she volunteers at the City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter.

PENNSYLVANIA

Kimberley Harrington

SARA Teacher - Pennsylvania

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Kimberley Harrington is a Scranton, Pennsylvania based SARA Animal Reiki Teacher along with being a registered pharmacist. She was thrilled to attend SARA teacher training with Kathleen Prasad at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in New York State where she was quite taken with the personalities, forgiveness, and love of the animals who reside there. Sharing Reiki with animals and their caregivers has been pivotal in her life as she found they are partners in healing in Oneness. Through her Reiki business, she volunteers with local shelters, sanctuaries, rescues and an aquarium sharing Reiki and compassion with all animals and their caregivers. She teaches and practices throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and is available to connect worldwide with distance Reiki. She feels all animals deserve respect and to be on this planet walking alongside of  us as they are true teachers and gifts.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Laura Thomas

SARA Teacher - South Carolina

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Laura is a SARA Teacher and Practitioner in South Carolina.  She is available for in person and distant Reiki treatments, SARA Level I classes and speaking engagements. Laura enjoys working with all types of animals.  She is a lifelong animal lover and shares her farm with four horses, a donkey, a llama, three sheep, thirteen cats, three dogs and some chickens, most of whom are rescues.  Laura also is a owner/partner in a pet and farm sitting business serving her local area.

TEXAS

Lisa Hughes

SARA Teacher - Texas

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Lisa Hughes is a SARA Teacher.  Lisa started her Reiki journey after adopting two rescued puppies (one who is visually impaired) and found Animal Reiki Source. She has been an SARA Practitioner since 2014.  She believes that every being needs to be "balanced" with the universe and with the support of her husband and mother she founded a holistic animal business in Crawford, Texas. In her practice she offers in person/distance animal Reiki and Bach Flower Essence Remedies to animals and humans.  She resides with her husband and three dogs Hunter, Ryder (pictured and not puppies anymore) and Bandit, who are all rescues. When she is not providing services to her clients, she is a high school special education teacher.

Mary Martinez

SARA Teacher - Texas

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Mary Martinez is a SARA Practitioner and a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, based in San Antonio, Texas. She spends her extra time volunteering as a Reiki provider with VETTRIIP.org, a nonprofit volunteer service organization that provides innovative methods such as Therapeutic Massage, EFT, Energy Techniques, Chiropractic Adjustments and Acupuncture to relieve stress and chronic pain for veterans, active duty service members, their families and service providers. She also volunteers with a local dog rescue Heart of Texas SPCA in Boerne, Texas.

Hannah Setu

SARA Teacher - Texas

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Hannah Setu has been an educator in health, dance and wellness for over 40 years. Since 1991 she been a health practitioner in massage, reiki, hypnosis and over the last several years has been drawn to working within the animal wellness field after discovering Kathleen's Animal Reiki Source. In the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex she founded the longest running Reiki Share (twice monthly Meetups since 2011) to introduce Reiki practice to the public. Her business is located in Hurst and has a classroom for Reiki instruction. Her home includes 2 doggies, Boogie and Bowie plus Teto, the wise and awesome kitty who tolerates her boisterous terrier brothers! Hannah is available for in-person as well as distant reiki sessions for our animal friends be they furred, feathered or finned.

INTERNATIONAL

CANADA

Monique McMillan

SARA Teacher - Ontario, Canada

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Monique McMillan is an Animal Reiki Teacher/Practitioner. Today, horses are her newest passion and she feels right at home at the horse facility where she is learning to ride. Monique is a volunteer at the North Bay Humane Society where she offers Reiki to the shelter animals on a weekly basis. She lives in North Bay, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two fur children, Samurai and Chloe.

JAPAN

Rie Fukui

SARA Teacher - Japan

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Beside being a vet, Rie Fukui is an animal reiki teacher in Japan. Her first animal reiki teacher was her pet dog, Kotaro. When she was taking care of hlm who had broken his leg in an accident, she realized that animal reiki worked more gently and much better than a shot for pain killer, for when she gave him animal reiki, he took a deep breath and fell asleep peacefully even though he had barked with pain.

She's been deepening traditional reiki originated in Japan, while she's studying Shinto, old Japane medicine and Aikido with her students.

The relation between human health and animal one is like a mirror. They reflect each other.

She tells that we should live well feeling one world.
She specializes in natural medicine such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and bio-resonances.

UNITED KINGDOM

Ali Carrington

SARA Teacher - United Kingdom

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Ali Carrington is a SARA Teacher based in London and Sussex, UK.  When not working she can be found in the garden or enjoying natural surroundings further afield with her husband and two boxer dogs, Chili and Ludo.  Ali is a big supporter of dog rescue organisations in the UK, in particular Home Counties Boxer Welfare and Saving Balkan Boxer Dogs, two wonderful organisations whose seriously hard work is always for the best life quality for each and every dog that comes through their doors.  Ali always begins getting to know a new dog in shelter through Reiki first, and then supports that dog’s behavioural progress throughout the rehoming process and beyond.  She is the owner of a business that offers Reiki treatments, Reiki training and also natural dog behaviour coaching.

Samantha Roe

SARA Teacher - United Kingdom

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Samantha Roe is a SARA Teacher based in the South West of the UK.  She spends her extra time volunteering at the St Giles Animal Rescue Centre in Taunton, Somerset.  St Giles is a rescue centre who care for abandoned and abused dogs, cats and small animals. Samantha is a business owner providing a service of reiki treatments (in person and distant) and reiki teachings. She loves to visit Big Cat Sanctuaries and has even travelled to Mexico to spend precious time with Tigers, Lions, Jaguars and Leopards at a foundation.  She also supports several animal foundations throughout the world. Samantha happily lives with her partner of over 25 years, Janson.  And currently has 2 cats, Lilly and Miesha, though that number may grow in the future.