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Let Animals Lead® Teachers

Leah dambrosio stands smiling with her hand on a horse named willow

Level 3 Let Animals Lead® Teacher & Practitioner

Co-Founder & VP of SARA

Years teaching: 15

Specialties: Shelter & wild animals


Leah D'Ambrosio is an entrepreneur and animal advocate. In 2008, she co-founded with Kathleen Prasad, the globally recognized Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) to support animals and their caregivers through meditation and animal reiki. Since that time, they have grown SARA from 28 members to over 400 members who have helped support thousands of animals through the power of meditation. She has been teaching since 2008 and is a Let Animals Lead® Teacher of Excellence and a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher. Leah has been a featured guest speaker and host on various podcasts, as well as a featured speaker at online conferences. She has taught Animal Reiki classes at the Humane Society Silicon Valley, Homeless Cat Network, The CARE Foundation, Keepers of the Wild, Rabbit Haven, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary and Pregnant Mare Rescue. She is currently teaching the following online classes: SARA Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners and the Level 3 Animal Reiki Teacher Training certification courses. She generously donates 25% of her class fees to animal welfare organizations. Based in Portland, Oregon, Leah shares her life with her dog, Nica.

WEBSITE: Shelter Animal Reiki Association



Level 3 Let Animals Lead® Teacher & Practitioner

East Coast Operations Director of SARA

Years teaching: 17

Specialties: Shelter, companion, and farm animals

Since 2006, Kelly McDermott-Burns of HeartSong Reiki and HeartSong for Animals has been bringing heart-centered healing to people and animals in central Vermont and around the northeast. Kelly has trained in the Let Animals Lead® Method of Animal Reiki with Kathleen Prasad and is a Certified Online Teacher and a Teacher of Excellence.

Kelly has also trained with Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki and Hyakuten Inamoto of Komyo Reiki Do. She is a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher and End of Life Care for Companion Animals Doula.

Kelly is the East Coast Director and Ethics Officer for the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA), and is on the board of Tree of Life for Animals (TOLFA), Inc, US. In addition to volunteering at a local humane society and farm sanctuary, Kelly was the Reiki Volunteer Coordinator for several years at Rutland Regional Medical Center where she was instrumental in creating their Reiki program. A Hospice and Palliative Care volunteer, Kelly was also part of the team that developed the Hospice Reiki program in
Rutland as a trainer and volunteer. In addition, Kelly worked with Gifford Medical Center to bring Reiki to their patients.
Kelly has taught at many shelters and sanctuaries in the Northeast. In 2016 Kelly traveled to India as a SARA ambassador sharing Reiki with the animals of TOLFA, India, Animal Aid, LTD, and Wildlife S.O.S. In 2019, she joined SARA VP Leah D’Ambrosio to
bring the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki to a wildlife sanctuary in Arizona.

WEBSITE: HeartSong Reiki


Kelly mcdermott burns a licensed online let animals lead® teacher smiles cheek to cheek with a sheep in a flock
Alice Kay Lovelace sits on the ground smiling with two dogs and a hand on each

Level 3 Let Animals Lead® Teacher & Practitioner

Years teaching LAL®: 8

Specialties: Teaching multicultural LAL® online classes. Companion animals, especially cats. Shelters. Animal Hospice. Pet loss grief care.

WEBSITE: Meditation with Animals



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