Introduction to Animal Reiki:  How We Begin

Learn about the beautiful healing practice of Reiki for animals.  Reiki for animals is quite different from Reiki sessions you may have experienced in your human form.  It is a meditative, non-invasive practice developed specifically for animals to reduce stress and promote healing in a way that feels right to them. In this class, we learn a little bit about where Reiki came from, the core Reiki precepts and animal Reiki ethics, how and why Reiki is used with animals, and how to create a gentle Reiki space for connecting with your own animal friends.

Introduction to Animal Reiki is for those of you  who would like to know more about the practice and find out if pursuing further training in Reiki would be of interest to you.  You might find your animals suggest it!

Fees for this class are $45 per person.  Shelter staff:  Free  Shelter Volunteers:  $25 per person


5 Powerful Meditations to Help Heal Your Animals (SARA)

If you are looking to explore the nature of sharing the healing energy of Reiki with other species, this course will give you powerful meditations that will grow your ability to deeply connect with the animals in your world.  

The 5 Powerful Meditations gently guide us into the Reiki space.  We become the balanced, peaceful beings who can offer kindness and compassion to our own animals and to those in need of comfort and support.  We can turn even the most stressful and challenging moments into a time of balance and healing.  We share the energy of oneness and connection with our cherished animal friends, and we develop the foundation and practices that will transform our relationships with animals forever.  

Participants will receive the 5 Powerful Meditations book, a 69-page guide to heart-centered animal Reiki meditations.

Fees for this class are $135 per person.  Shelter staff:  Free, $10 materials fee.  Shelter Volunteers:  $65 per person, $10 materials fee.


Reiki with dexter

Reiki with dexter


Reiki Level I and Animal Reiki Training:  The Basics

Begin your journey as a Reiki healer.  You may wish to expand your meditation skills and your experience with your own companion animals. You may have the desire to begin sharing beautiful Reiki energy with your family and friends and their animals.  Or you may want to augment your volunteering skills and bring animal healing techniques to shelters nearby.

This class is a Reiki Level I, or Shoden, certification and animal Reiki basics training.  Shoden means "beginner teachings".  You will learn about the system of Reiki and why it is so ideal for animals.  You will explore Reiki meditations, the Reiki precepts, and will have the opportunity to practice hands-on treatments, beginning the practice of self-healing and the healing of others.  You will learn how animal Reiki is different from human Reiki and yet deeply grounded in the same practices of contemplation, breathing techniques, and the creation of the Reiki space.  And you will experience the gentleness, peace and ease of sharing the gifts of Reiki with heart-centered love.

Classes are offered to a minimum of four students, and may be taken as a one-day course or spread over two consecutive days.  Participants will receive a 148-page course book and a Reiki I completion certificate.

Fees for this class are $300 per person.  Shelter Staff:  $100.  Shelter Volunteers:  $175.


Reiki Level II, or Okuden, takes the practice of animal Reiki into a deeper realm of spiritual connection.  In this class, you will build upon the skills learned in Reiki Level I and develop the focus, grounding and practices that will be with you forever.  You will learn the first three symbols of Reiki, what they mean and how to use them in your work.  You'll learn about the all-important Animal Reiki Code of Ethics, the "Do's" and "Don'ts" of animal treatments, what Reiki can and cannot do, and how to structure your animal sessions.  You will learn about "distant healing" for helping animals and how the spiritual energy of Reiki goes beyond the limitations of time and space.  As you develop your daily practice of self-healing and connection with the animals, you will gain a level of experience that will allow you to pursue Reiki professionally and charge for your services, if you should choose.  Of course you are always encouraged to bring your gifts to those most in need at local shelters and rescues.

Classes are offered to a minimum of four students, and may be taken as a one-day course or spread over two consecutive days.  Participants will receive a 153-page course book and a Reiki II completion certificate.

Fees for this class are $350 per person.  Shelter Staff:  $125.  Shelter Volunteers:  $200.

Reiki Level II and Animal Reiki Training:  Advanced Techniques


"We think we are the teachers of animals. Through the practice of Reiki, we discover that our animals are here to teach us. And the lessons they teach are both profound and transformational." - Laurie Berke, Healing Paws Reiki


Animal Reiki Sessions are offered in and around Summit, NJ and Naples, FL.