Reiki III and Animal Reiki Teacher Training at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

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*Due to the pandemic, this class has been postponed until June 7 – 9, 2021


Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn from Kathleen on the east coast: June 7 – 9, 2021! This class will be held from 9AM – 5PM each day at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, and will include a private tour, lunches each day and a special class dinner!

Learn how to truly live and be Reiki for animals in your life from the world leader in the Animal Reiki profession. Learn the most important ethics and practices to include when you teach Animal Reiki levels 1, 2 and 3 from most highly regarded teacher in the field. Experience heart-to-heart connections with many species of animals that will deepen and transform your Reiki practice!

This class is for Level II Practitioners interested in learning to teach Reiki and Animal Reiki classes, and Level III Practitioners and Teachers interested in deepening their Reiki knowledge and/or teaching Animal Reiki.

Becoming a Shinpiden Level Practitioner is the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in your personal healing journey with the animals. This class is unique in its emphasis on traditional Japanese Reiki techniques integrated into Animal Reiki practice. Get ready to transform and heal with our farm animal teachers!

25% donated to Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

About Catskill:

The Sanctuary is a 148-acre refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley for eleven species of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, over 4,000 animals have been rescued since 2001. Between 250 and 350 residents call the Sanctuary home at any given time.

We believe that looking an animal in the eye and seeing someone — not something — looking back is one of the most profound shifts human beings can make in their understanding of the world and their place in it. And so they welcome visitors through toursovernight stays, and events.

As the very best way to end animal suffering, improve health, and heal the ailing planet, Catskill Animal Sanctuary advocates veganism and provides support and encouragement through a culinary program.

Prerequisites: Reiki 2 or 3 certification in any lineage. The Animal Reiki Workshop online class.

This class includes:

  • Discussion and practice in the traditional Japanese techniques for Levels I, II and III and how to share them with animals
  • Learning the 4th Symbol and Mantra (as well as review of the first 3 Symbols and Mantra) and how to use them with animals
  • The Reiki Master Initiation/Reiju
  • Instruction and Practice in how to perform Initiations and Reiju
  • How to share Reiki ethically and for the best success with animals
  • Discussion of the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics and its importance to your work as an Animal Reiki Master Teacher
  • Instruction on creating successful lesson plans for your students
  • Professional Certificate of Completion
  • A private 90-minute tour of the sanctuary
  • Delicious vegan lunches, served on-site each day
  • A special class dinner on Tuesday evening
Special Perks of Kathleen’s Reiki 3 Class:
 A special Reiki lineage: Graduates of this class are certified as Shinpiden Reiki 3 Practitioners and Teachers in the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki.
 An ethical approach: You won’t find our methods anywhere else! Our unique approach with animals is gentle and based in meditation, where animals always lead. You’ll learn to focus inward on your own state of heart and mind, rather than focusing on what’s “wrong” with the animal and then “sending” Reiki mentally to problems.
 A professional and extensive curriculum to use: All graduates have permission to use Animal Reiki Source manuals to teach Levels 1-3 Reiki/Animal Reiki. You will not find Animal Reiki manuals of this high caliber anywhere else!
 An invitation to become a SARA Teacher: Graduates of this special program are also invited to join SARA at the Teacher level. SARA is a one-of-a-kind charitable organization with hundreds of members around the world. You’ll be able to join this amazing community of animal lovers at the highest level of Teacher!

Travel Suggestions

Location and Directions:


Stay on-site and explore the grounds at your leisure:

There are also several hotels close by, including the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Kingston-Ulster:


During your stay, lunches will be served on-site on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Our group dinner on Tuesday is also included in your tuition.


Your tuition fee also includes a 90-minute guided tour on our first day!

More adorable residents:

3 reviews for Reiki III and Animal Reiki Teacher Training at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

  1. Patti Andrasak

    For the past year, I have had the honor to be a volunteer at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, sharing Reiki with the animals. I have experienced many amazing connections with them, and wanted to further my education in animal Reiki, teaching and practicing. When I saw this class was being offered at CAS, I was in! Being a part of this class and spending 3 days, at this very special place, training with Kathleen, has been truly one of the most beautiful experiences in my life, and has forever changed the way I will practice Reiki with animals. Kathleen’s knowledge of Reiki, the depth of the information shared in this class, her teaching skills, her “let animals lead” approach, which is like no other out there, her class manuals, and her support, far exceeded all the expectations I had for this class. If you love animals and wish to deepen your connection with them, I highly recommend this class. I am forever grateful. Thank you, Kathleen, for lighting the way…..

  2. Debora Poynter (verified owner)

    I truly loved this class. I understand Reiki like I never have before and especially how to approach animals with respect and humility. It’s rare to find a teacher like Kathleen who teaches Reiki the way Usui did and then to weave that teaching in with the animals made this class really magical. Kathleen is also a gifted storyteller and she brought humor and fun into the class along with practical exercises we could do directly with the animals. I now have a really solid foundation to begin teaching Animal Reiki myself and I’m just so grateful for her support and for paving the way for all of us to help the animals of the world! Thank you Kathleen!

  3. Cristina van Bladel (verified owner)

    Taking this course was life changing.
    It brought everything I knew about Reiki to another level.
    Kathleen’s knowledge , peaceful approach to animals and all beings permeated every minute of the three days spent together.
    She is a great , empowering teacher and an amazing person.

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