Animal Reiki Classes


Our classes are limited to six students per class, to ensure that students receive enough individual attention, practice time,  and opportunity to ask questions and participate comfortably in discussion. Our typical class sizes are two to five students. Level One is a full two days, including four Reiju (attunements). Level Two is a full two days, including three Reiju. Level Three is a full three days, including one Reiju. Recommended time between levels to integrate learning is three months or more between levels one and two, and six months or more between levels two and three. This timing is not enforced, and students can progress to the next class when they feel ready. All classes include class manuals and certificates.

Reiki Level One and Basic Animal Reiki Training (Shoden)

This class is for people who want to deepen their relationships with animals and learn practical ways to heal the animals in their lives. It is suitable for reiki practitioners of all levels, and beginners. Topics include the system of reiki, Shoden techniques, meditations for animals, self-healing, hand positions to treat people, healing treatments and treatment guidelines for animals.

July 13 & 14, 2019
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monkton, Ontario. $300 per student. 25% donated to Feline Friends Network in Stratford, Ontario. More information


Reiki Level Two and Advanced Animal Reiki Training (Okuden)

This class is for people who have completed Level 1 (or more) reiki and wish to deepen their personal healing path with Reiki and animals. Topics include the system of reiki, Okuden techniques, meditations for animals, healing treatments, treatment guidelines for animals, symbols and mantras and their use with animals, and professional animal reiki considerations.

May 25 & 26, 2019
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monkton and Princeton, Ontario. $400 per student. 25% donated to FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary, Princeton, ON. More information

Oct. 5 & 19, 2019
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monkton and Princeton, Ontario. $400 per student. 25% donated to FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary, Princeton, ON. More information


Reiki Level Three and Animal Reiki Teacher Training (Shinpiden)

This class is for Level 2 reiki practitioners who would like to teach animal reiki, and Level 3 practitioners and teachers who would like to deepen their knowledge and/or add animal reiki to their curriculum. It includes discussion and practice in the traditional Japanese treatments for Levels 1, 2 and 3, reviewing the first 3 symbols and mantras, learning the 4th symbol and mantra, Shinpiden techniques, Reiki Master initiations and Reiju, instruction and practice performing initiations and Reiju, discussing the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics and creating successful lesson plans.

August 28, 29 & 30, 2019
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monkton and Barrie, Ontario. $800 per student. 25% donated to Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Barrie, ON. More information


Animal Reiki Certification Canada

Teacher Michelle Kyle trained in animal reiki, based on traditional Japanese reiki, under Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source, the founder of the animal reiki movement in North America. Michelle completed Reiki Two and Reiki Animal Training Advanced Techniques with Kathleen at BrightHaven animal hospice in California, where the normal lifespan of cats is late 20s and one cat was 36 years old. She completed Level 3 teacher training with Kathleen at The CARE Foundation wildlife sanctuary in Florida, where she worked mostly with big cats, including tigers, a black leopard, and a panther.

Michelle trained in traditional Japanese reiki under Kathleen’s teacher, Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki, formerly of Australia and currently of The Netherlands. Michelle has completed Frans’ teacher training class twice. Human reiki portions of her classes are based on traditional Japanese reiki teachings, as taught by Frans Stiene.

All of Michelle’s animal reiki classes are held in person in Ontario, Canada. Michelle does not teach online. Classes in Monkton (Level 1, and Day 1 of Levels 2 and 3) are held in a Bunkie studio in a small forest, providing students the benefits of Forest Bathing, a recognized relaxation and stress management activity in Japan. At this location, students can share reiki with each other, cats, chickens, fish, and trees. 

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Level 2 and 3 animal reiki courses include working with diverse animals in other locations, which have included Gowanstown, Mount Brydges, Kincardine, Princeton, and Barrie.

To register for a class, you need to provide your contact information and a deposit. You can do this through the website page for that class, or you can use the Contact Us page to arrange to register via email and eTransfer. Deposits paid are not refundable, and can be applied to any of Michelle’s classes.

Ongoing Support

Graduates of Michelle’s classes are invited to join the Animal Reiki Ontario Facebook group to stay in touch and share animal reiki related information. Michelle also leads weekly online mantra shares for level 2 and 3 graduates to support all beings of all species of earth. Michelle’s students are also eligible to participate in monthly online group practice sessions with Frans Stiene. All graduates are invited to participate in an annual one-day animal reiki retreat in the summer at Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary.