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Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners

Calling all Reiki Practitioners and Reiki Masters!

Have you tried Reiki on animals and are not getting results?

Are animals trying to leave or actively run away when you start your session?

Do they show signs of nervousness and possibly even aggression when you offer Reiki?

If you’ve tried human Reiki with animals and are not getting results, there is a very simple reason why! Animals are not human! They need a different approach.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn Animal Reiki and practice with the amazing wild animals at the C.A.R.E. Foundation in Apopka, Florida!

Taught by Animal Reiki veteran and Shelter Animal Reiki Association* Vice President and Co-Founder, Leah D’Ambrosio, and renowned Reiki teacher, author and scholar Nicholas Pearson, this class covers everything you need to know about sharing Reiki with animals and getting results.

BONUS! Nicholas Pearson will be offering rare insight into the history of Reiki and will be teaching how to use the precepts and traditional symbols and mantras for the biggest impact in your practice!

The Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki, created in 2004, has empowered Reiki Practitioners and Teachers and supported thousands of animals across the globe. This unique method, created by world renowned Animal Reiki expert, Kathleen Prasad, allows animals choice, freedom of movement and creates a space where true healing can occur. It is successfully being used in 72 shelters around the world!

This class is for all Level II or higher Reiki practitioners (all lineages welcome!) who are interested in successfully bringing animals into their Reiki practice. Let us help you create amazing connections with the animals in your life!

Description of class:

This unique course is an overview of the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki Levels I and II classes. With teachings and support from your instructors, Leah D’Ambrosio and Nicholas Pearson, you will be able to create a powerful, effective and very successful Animal Reiki practice. All students will receive a beautiful manual, Kathleen Prasad’s Healing Virtues: Transforming Your Practice Through the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics ebook and a paperback copy of Nicholas Pearson’s best selling book, Foundations of Reiki Ryoho: A Manual of Shoden and Okuden.

What you will learn:

  • How the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki is different from traditional human Reiki and other Animal Reiki methods and why these differences make it the most effective and ethical Animal Reiki method in existence.
  • Why hands-on is not as powerful as hands-off with animals.
  • Traditional Shoden (Level 1) and Okuden (Level 2) Japanese Reiki practices - taught by Reiki Teacher and scholar, Nicholas Pearson.
  • Guidelines and techniques for sharing Animal Reiki with animals including when and how to use physical contact ethically during an Animal Reiki session.
  • A simple hands-on treatment for humans to help offer support during difficult times (this is a self-practice you will be able to share with others).
  • Guidelines and techniques to support ANY animal under ANY condition!
  • An overview of the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics including why these ethics are a crucial foundation to your practice and how they can help open doors for you at a vet office, shelter, or any other animal care organization.
  • Hours of in-person practice with the amazing animals living at the C.A.R.E. Foundation!
  • An invitation to join the Shelter Animal Reiki Association - an international animal welfare organization that is only open to students certified in the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki.

At the end of class, you receive a beautiful certificate and will be certified in the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki. You will be prepared to practice reiki with any animal, in any situation and you will have learned from Nicholas the most accurate version of the history of Reiki as well as how to effectively use the precepts and traditional symbols and mantras. But more importantly, you will have confidence and tools that will empower you to easily overcome any challenges you face.

If you want to work with animals and feel confident in your practice, you can’t afford to miss this class!

Prerequisite: Level II Reiki in any lineage.

Cost: $400** with 25% donated to the CARE Foundation
Teachers: SARA Vice President Leah D'Ambrosio and renowned Reiki Teacher, scholar and author, Nicholas Pearson
Dates/Times: Saturday, February 5th and Sunday February 6th from 10am to 3pm, Eastern Time, each day

Sunday February 6th from 3pm to 4pm - special meet and greet and photo opportunities with some of the special animals of C.A.R.E.!

*Kathleen Prasad and Leah D’Ambrosio founded the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) in 2008 and SARA and its members have been supporting shelters and the animals in their care for over 13 years with the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki. This method is so effective, vets, professional trainers, caregivers, animal welfare activists and many others have incorporated it into their daily lives.

**If you are a shelter, rescue, or sanctuary staff member please contact shelterreiki@gmail.com for special pricing.

Special Perks of Taking this Class:

An ethical approach: You won’t find our method anywhere else! Our unique approach with animals is gentle and based in meditation, where animals always lead. You’ll also receive and have permission to use the Animal Reiki Practitioners Code of Ethics. This Code of Ethics was created in 2007 and is the foundation of this practice.

A professional and extensive manual to refer to: Your manual is filled with guidelines for ethical approaches to all animals, unique meditations and teachings and tips for getting the best responses! You will not find an Animal Reiki manual of this high caliber anywhere else!

Complimentary books: All students will receive Kathleen Prasad’s Healing Virtues: Transforming Your Practice Through the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics ebook and a paperback copy of Nicholas Pearson’s best selling book, Foundations of Reiki Ryoho: A Manual of Shoden and Okuden. BONUS! Nicholas will be able to personally sign your book!!

An invitation to become a SARA Practitioner: Graduates of this special program are also invited to join SARA at the Practitioner 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 and be a part of a global Animal Reiki movement. SARA Members have access to all kinds of special perks!!

Special meet and greets: As part of your tuition, students will receive a guided tour of C.A.R.E. by its founder Christin Buford. Christin will share the moving stories of the animals and on the last day, will offer a special opportunity for close interaction and photos (please note, photos are only taken with animals who are trained as educational ambassadors for schools and events). As an added bonus, you will also be invited to a special dinner with Christin and her monkey son Amos! (Please note: the cost of your meal will be your responsibility.)

Class Location Details:

Class will be held daily from 10am to 3pm ET at the C.A.R.E. Foundation in Apopka, Florida. Class will be held outside so dress warmly and layer - we never know what the weather will be doing!

We ask that you bring lunch, snacks and water for yourself each day. If you are traveling and need suggestions for places to purchase provisions, we will provide lots of information for you in your confirmation email.

Speaking of traveling, if you are joining us from out of town, below are suggestions for transportation and lodging.


The nearest airport is Orlando International Airport (MCO). Door to door shuttles are available through Concierge Transportation (407-485-5986) at the price of about $65 each way. There are also many car rental companies located at the airport should you decide to rent a car.


The two hotels we suggest are:
The Hampton Inn
The Holiday Inn Express

Room amenities at both hotels include a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and a daily substantial breakfast (includes a hot item). Rooms are available with two queen beds if students would like to share.

A third hotel to consider is the Hilton Garden Inn. Please note, this hotel does not include the amenities listed above.


During your time in Apopka, students will be responsible for their own meals. On the first night of class we will have a unique opportunity to dine at one of the local restaurants (each student will be responsible for the price of their own meal cost) with C.A.R.E. Founder Christin Burford and her adorable monkey son Amos!

*Not able to join us live in Florida? Consider signing up for either our 8-week Zoom class that starts on March 2nd or consider taking the audio course which is an 8-week self study course with live support from Leah!


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4609 W Ponkan Rd, Apopka, FL 32712
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