Laurie Berke is a third-level, or Shinpiden, practitioner and teacher of Animal Reiki in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Lineage. Her teacher is Kathleen Prasad, who is internationally known for her pioneering work in the field of Animal Reiki. Laurie has traveled to work with exotic animals and birds, with rescued farm animals, and practices extensively with companion animals and their people in northern New Jersey and the Naples, Florida area. She also volunteers to offer a healing Reiki space to shelter and rescue animals and their caregivers in need of comfort and ease. She offers Reiki treatments both in person and remotely. Laurie creates a quiet space, a pause in the day-to-day, to connect with the universal spiritual energy that flows through all sentient beings, and to deepen the bond between our animals and ourselves.