Animal Reiki Workshop: Core Curriculum by Correspondence

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Gain confidence and competence in your practice by studying Animal Reiki with the world’s leading expert in the field, from the comfort of your own home!

Prerequisite: at least Reiki 1 certification in any lineage

Kathleen Prasad has distilled 20 years of Animal Reiki experience into 5 weeks of tried and true lessons that will uplift your practice from doing Reiki to animals, to being Reiki with them. You’ll be amazed at the successful healing responses Kathleen’s unique approach will create (even for those animals who may be shy, traumatized or abused).  If you’re serious about discovering the profound difference Reiki can make in the health and wellbeing of the animals you love, this class is for you.

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Learn everything you need to become a competent, ethical Animal Reiki Practitioner, from the world’s leading Animal Reiki expert, Kathleen Prasad.

If you are at least Reiki 1 certified in any lineage and you had to choose just ONE course to take in Animal Reiki, this is the course that will truly transform your practice! You’ll learn a new way to approach animals with Reiki, very different from human Reiki’s approach, that animals resonate with and respond to. The lessons, meditations and creative and fun assignments will show you the most successful, ethical way to share Reiki with animals. This course will give you everything you need to honor animals with your approach and to troubleshoot difficult situations effectively. This course contains so much valuable information, you’ll find yourself re-reading and re-listening to the lessons again and again as you put Kathleen’s advice to practice.

What you’ll receive:

• 5 1-hour mp3 audios and accompanying written lessons in pdf format (sent via email once a week on five consecutive Mondays)

• a Certificate of Completion upon turning in all 5 assignments

• If you want to join SARA and can’t join Level 1, 2 or 3 with Kathleen or another SARA Teacher in person, this course can serve as a partial prerequisite to join The Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) as a Practitioner member. You must also take SARA’s online  Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners, taught by Leah D’Ambrosio. Once both of these online courses are completed, you will be invited to join SARA as a Practitioner member.

Suggested supplemental materials and support:

• Kathleen’s latest book: Healing Virtues: Transforming Your Practice Through the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics

• The “Be Reiki” Pawprint Journal to record experiences and reflections

The Animal Reiki Talk: a free monthly meeting live with Kathleen, via teleconference

Curriculum – Lesson 1:

  • Goal and Overview
  • The Approach, And A Few Golden Rules to Keep in Mind
  • Assignment: Create a symbol and description

Lesson 2:

  • Considerations before you begin treatment; Communicating with humans about what an animal Reiki treatment is and is not
  • Assignment: Vision Board

Lesson 3:

  • Staying Positive
  • The healing ripple effect
  • Affirmations
  • Building a healing partnership suggestions:
  • The treatment space
  •  Length of treatment
  • Introducing yourself/setting intention
  • Assignment: Reiki partner discussion/feedback: Affirmations and Introductory Practices

Lesson 4:

  • Signs of Acceptance
  • Intuition
  • Hands-on Treatments
  • How to tell if an animal doesn’t want treatment
  • Assignment: Three Photos w/Captions

Lesson 5:

  • Healing Reactions
  • Ending and After Treatment
  • Suggested Treatment Programs
  • Suggestions for Practitioner Excellence
  • Special Issues:
  • Wild Animals
  • Dying Animals
  • Other modalities
  • Volunteering at Shelters and Sanctuaries
  • Assignment: Spiritual Sculpture, Final Contemplation
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45 reviews for Animal Reiki Workshop: Core Curriculum by Correspondence

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eleanor Lewis

    This course is a great opportunity to work with Kathleen and especially if you cannot make it to any of the in-person training. You’ll work one on one with Kathleen via email, offer Reiki, and spend time reflecting about your experiences. It is also an opportunity to talk with Kathleen about any questions or areas you particularly want to work on in your practice. She really listens and gives great feedback. I learned a lot and felt more confident as I began my animal Reiki practice, but I think it would be helpful for experienced practitioners as well.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Kathleen’s depth of understanding and compassion, and her insightful feedback alongside the practical nature of the course made it a transformative experience. I took this course when my cat was diagnosed with cancer and it made for a very special last few months together. I’ve since gone on to practice with other animals and the teachings they offer never cease to amaze! Many thanks Kathleen for opening that door for me.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vicki Heck

    I found Kathleen after reading Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals in Your Life, which led me to her latest book and telecourse, Heart To Heart With Horses: The Equine Lover’s Guide to Reiki. All excellent! Her Reiki philosophies, compassion, and leadership in the field resonated with me deeply. This Animal Reiki Workshop is a quality 5-week program that has helped me with my practice immensely. The coursework, discussion and assignments are well planned to expertly guide students through with both knowledge and experiential work. I loved the assignments designed to tap into our inner creativity and an opportunity to branch out to get a variety of Reiki experiences. Thank you, Kathleen for helping us along on our Reiki journey! Will definitely be taking more coursework with Kathleen.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marylin Lesperance

    An inspiring and enlightening course along with being practical and informative. Kathleen shares her love and compassion for the animals and shows the way to a deeper understanding of Reiki. And she’s fun and funny.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon Ortega

    This relaxed Animal Reiki Online Course with Kathleen has helped me tremendously with my practice. It has also given me new insights on animal behavior. The course outline, meditations, and homework are so well-written and planned. The feedback Kathleen gives on each homework are both helpful and inspiring. Thank you, Kathleen for this amazing journey.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patti Andrasak

    I highly recommend this course for everyone who is interested in sharing Reiki with animals, no matter what your Level Certification is with Reiki. I just received my Certificate of Completion for the Animal Reiki Workshop and I couldn’t be more excited about that! Even though I have a Reiki Master Level certification, in all my studies, animal Reiki was never touched on with the depth, that it was, in this course. Between the audio Kathleen sends you, her written notes based on her insights and experiences, the fun and creative homework assignments, and the live monthly call available to everyone, it really didn’t “feel” like just an online course. This was truly an amazing experience for me and has totally changed the way I share Reiki with animals. It has also help me better understand their behaviors when receiving Reiki and also the responses I have experienced from them in return. I also love that the monthly live calls with Kathleen, will always be available to me now, which will help further my education with Animal Reiki! I can’t thank Kathleen enough for putting this course together! Thank you again, for all you do. I am forever grateful!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy Brenn

    Took this class several years ago, in person. Very helpful to my work with shelter cats and foster cats. Hope she does a book on Cats soon!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandi Means

    Wonderful course! I really enjoyed each week’s lesson and assignment. Just the “push” I needed to begin offering Reiki at my local animal shelter.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sheena Campbell

    Great course! With lots of opportunity to practice and learn through a weekly audio file, detailed notes and a homework assignment that allows you to get intuitive and creative. I really enjoyed it.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Wickens

    I found this course to be a wonderful addition to Kathleen’s reiki books and it has really helped take my practice to the next level. I feel I have a deeper understanding of animal reiki now. There are so many useful tips that you can put into practice instantly. Definitely highly recommended for those wishing to offer animal reiki.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Pease

    This course is amazing. Kathleen is a gifted teacher and helps you throughout to really learn how to work with Reiki with all animals. Highly recommend taking it.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle Hancock (verified owner)

    Taking this course was one of the BEST decisions I’ve made in regards to having a much deeper and better understanding of Animal Reiki. You will learn a great deal of valuable information, meditations and so much more by taking this course. Kathleen is very supportive, wonderful teacher and I am very grateful for everything I have learned with this course. I highly recommend it.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Margo Hepner-Hart (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course and came at a time when myself and my dearest companion dog needed it most, she passed away during the course, it brought me closer to her while I was the conduit for Reiki for her. The meditations helped both of us. I have done Reiki for Animals now for several years now and this class helped so much more in depth, I look forward to the one in England, Thank you Kathleen!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynne Carlson

    I have been working with animals & humans for years as Reiki Practitioner and this course brought me to a deeper level of understanding in ways to offer Reiki to animals. It was an interactive course that brought me a lot of joy & insight. The animals I have come in contact with since taking this course have all benefited, both during in person sessions and remote healings. Thank you Kathleen for making this course available and sharing your compassion & knowledge! I recommend this course highly!!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Myriam (verified owner)

    Wonderful course ! Easy to follow from a distance although very rich. The course is clear and full of insight. Kathleen is very encouraging and is always happy to answer the questions asked. Thanks for this nice experience, that leaves me with the desire to do more !

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole (verified owner)

    This course was amazing! Each week’s lesson and assignment, brought a deeper understanding of how to offer Reiki to animals. Kathleen offers her guidance and support throughout. I would highly recommend this course.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane Wolfe (verified owner)

    I loved this course. I learned so much. This course has strengthened my connection to Reiki and to my own animals as well as the animals at my local shelter. Kathleen’s weekly lessons are easy to follow and she is always available for questions. You will be amazed at the things you will learn.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly H. (verified owner)

    This was a great class! I was already trained elsewhere up to the Master/Teacher level but really wanted to know more about Reiki with animals. I loved that I could just jump right into the animal part without having to redo the basic Reiki information. Thanks, Kathleen!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kris Azzarello

    For me, this was the class that started it all! I had taken Reiki in the 90’s and came across Kathleen’s book and then this course. It brought new understanding and depth to my practice (both for animals and people) and has helped me help so many animals in all sorts of situations; shelters; friends’ animals, wildlife, etc. This class is an absolute jewel and will give or strengthen your foundation in Reiki. I highly recommend it!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda Watch (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the course! I especially liked connecting with another practitioner and sharing our experiences. Working with animals is so rewarding and the course taught me how to relax and enjoy the process.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy Egri (verified owner)

    What a wonderful 5 week workshop. Each week I looked forward to the new lesson. The meditation where wonderful to start me with really getting grounded and freeing my mind. I felt encouraged to step out of my comfort zone and was always thrilled withKathleens encouraging words with each assignment I submitted. I will be continuing this journey with Kathleen’s online courses.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beth Cavalier

    I was skeptical at first, wondering how a correspondence course would work. The answer is… wonderfully! I learned a great deal about Animal Reiki and how to incorporate Reiki for animals into my Reiki practice. I found the exercises to be fun, and thought provoking. Definitely a class to take if you are wondering about Animal Reiki. Thanks to Kathleen for making this information so accessible!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Irene Rio (verified owner)

    I really loved doing this course! It has deepened my connection to Reiki and specifically animal Reiki. I now feel much more confident in “being Reiki” with animals. I have really enjoyed listening to the audios while out walking my dogs, and the assignments were creative and self-questioning. I would highly recommend this course.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Thomas

    This class is rich. Kathleen’s perspective and stories drive home the essence of Animal Reiki. If you are a Reiki practitioner and are considering an Animal Reiki class, make this the one. It will deepen your understanding of Animal Reiki and give you the basics to start “Being Reiki” with animals. The assignments were fun and “outside the box”. Extremely thought provoking and informative. The beginning of an amazing journey with Kathleen into Animal Reiki!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yolanda Riley (verified owner)

    When I signed up for this course, I had no idea what to expect. I wanted to expand my Reiki practice that included all beings, not just human. Kathleen’s course went above and beyond anything I imagined. Her approach was genuine, warm, and compassionate. It helped me communicate and connect more deeply with animals. I enjoyed the exercises; they were fun and very creative. This course broadened my perspective on being a conduit for Reiki. The animals in my life (and those that I’ve come across) really enjoyed it!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jorgenson, Vickie

    Thank you Kathleen. The course was incredible and inspiring. The results amazing. Practicing each lesson on my and my neighbors animals was a great learning experience and seeing the animals reactions so humbling

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Lincoln (verified owner)

    Kathleen is an inspired teacher who leads this course with compassion and creativity. The remote nature of the training was not an issue at all. The assignments were challenging and generated into not only into Reiki but into myself as a person, a healer, and a lover of animals.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Halpern (verified owner)

    Kathleen is an amazing teacher and person. Not only does love pour through each lesson and assignment, but her perspective is unique and inspiring. I have learned so much about patience, presence and healing with animals through this course.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roxia B. Bullock (verified owner)

    This was a wonderful course incorporating a combination of learning and hands on experience. I recommend this course to anyone regardless of level of Reiki. I am glad I signed up for it just before I did my Level III it was perfect timing. Thank you .

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shelley Seitz

    I initially began taking Reiki to work with animals, so I started reading everything I could find on Animal Reiki, which led me to Kathleen. I’m so filled with overwhelming gratitude at the lessons I’ve learned and the shifts I’ve seen in the shelter animals I’m working with. Reiki is the most beautiful amazing gift, and to be able to share it with animals is the brightest blessing I could imagine. I know they have so much more to teach me, and I’m open and excited to learn from them.
    Thank you to Kathleen for helping teach me how to be a partner in healing with the animals.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dawn McMenamin (verified owner)

    Such a wonderful and inspiring course. Kathleen really breaks down the how to’s of really connecting to an animal and the true simplicity of it by letting them lead the way. It helped me immensely. I can’t wait to review it over and over again and so should you!!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Connolly (verified owner)

    I thoroughly enjoyed doing Kathleens online course. ( in fact my companion dog Dora enjoyed it too) As she would listen to the audio material with me. Felt like a beautiful meditation It really assisted in getting me into the Reiki headspace. I have kept up the daily practice.
    Was lovely to meet the creative side of myself again.
    My take home, is simplicity is key.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brandy (verified owner)

    I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect introduction to animal reiki. Kathleen’s approach is so practical and holistically applicable to any species. I also found a lot of self healing through the process of taking this course and practicing the meditations with various animals around me.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Terri C. (verified owner)

    Taking this course expanded my view and practice of Reiki in working with animals and beyond. The course reading materials were insightful and informative, and Kathleen is very responsive and supportive in her feedback. I looked forward each week to receiving the reading and homework assignments!

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle Briggs (verified owner)

    What a amazing opportunity to learn from a great teacher! Kathleen’s course was so easy to follow and learn from. Her calming voice and all loving personality really came thru. Each lesson was perfectly illustrated and I really loved the downloadable portion of each lesson so I may review anytime I need to. This is a must do online course to further your animal reiki knowledge.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heidi P (verified owner)

    I am a Reiki Master and had started practicing Reiki with animals shortly after receiving my attunements and completing my training. My primary interest is working with dogs. It was clear that the approach I was taking wasn’t what they needed, but I wasn’t sure what to do differently. This course was exactly what I needed to understand how to approach Reiki with animals differently, and it has completely shifted my practice. I have much more confidence when working with them, and it has been great to allow them to teach me! I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to do Reiki with animals!

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin McLaughlin (verified owner)

    I was certified in Reiki I and the focus was on people. I became certifed to help animals, but the approach for people did not work with my animals. Kathleen’s books were recommended reading from my reiki 1 teacher. I read the books and signed up for this course. This course made all the difference. I learned so much, the handouts and audio files are so helpful. This course has provided me with a solid foundation for my practice. Thank-you Kathleen!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam Roe (verified owner)

    This was a wonderful course and I highly recommend this to any person no matter what level of Reiki you are. I looked forward to the assignments each week which were informative, practical and creative. They also provide a form of structure throughout which you can continue to build upon after the course has finished. If you only learn one thing, this course is well worth taking but you will find you will learn so much more!!

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy Bittner (verified owner)

    Enjoyed this course very much! Loved learning different techniques as it’s mostly animals I work on.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Esther Motley (verified owner)

    I highly recommend this course if you are interested in providing Reiki for animals. Animals need a different approach which Kathleen teaches in this course. This course has a wealth of information and I am sure I will be referring to my notes for much time to come. Kathleen is also very supportive and gives very helpful advice. I plan to take more classes!

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patricia Hartman (verified owner)

    Loved this class. Deepened my knowledge base about myself and animals and Reiki and meditation. Highly recommend it to others. The projects were interesting and found myself letting creative energy flow through me which is something I have not done in a while either. I had started meditating with my own animals before I read Katherine’s books. Friend gave me a copy of Heart to Heart with Horses which opened more doors for me and lead me to taking this class as I wanted to learn more. Has been an amazing journey. Well worth the time and effort.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Darlene Harris (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the class and connecting with the 2 ladies as cohorts. This was my first class on line and being a little older I had difficulty with getting the lessons in but Kathleen was very patient with me. The parts on meditation were easier that for some others because I do meditation twice a day as part of my daily spiritual practices. The only thing that was of concern was listening to the audio Your voice is soft and when you had your head lowered it made it difficult to hear you so perhaps the next time you might use a microphone or speak a little louder.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    I highly suggest this wonderful opportunity to learn from Kathleen. Her coursework is delivered in a way that you can practice, understand, and absorb the information. The opportunity to share, work and learn from your peers is very valuable as part of the experience. You will not be disappointed. Thank you again Kathleen!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Bishop (verified owner)

    This course was so insightful and supportive for my practice. I’ve been a Reiki practitioner for 3 years but had struggled with the patience and confidence to pursue more animal sessions. Kathleen’s books had been very enlightening and now with the additional depth and focus of this course, I am truly blessed to connect more deeply with animals, their humans, and myself. Kathleen provided creative and detailed lessons, a wealth of experience, and personal feedback to assignments and questions. I am grateful for such a beautiful experience. Thank you.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nisha Jaggi

    The animal reiki course with Kathleen has been an amazing experience for me . I absolutely loved all her meditations especially. Somewhere along the course and putting it in practice I got healed too . Thank you Kathleen. Highly recommend her

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