Animal Reiki Certification Classes


Animal Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive practice in which animals control the amount of healing energy that they receive. It involves meditation with animals and traditional Japanese Reiki techniques. Treatment is given from a short distance away, and is only hands-on if the animal places his or her body into the practitioner’s hands. Reiki relieves stress and supports healing for all animals including pets, farm animals, shelter animals, feral cats, wild animals, injured animals and traumatized animals. For healthy animals, Reiki helps maintain their health, enhances relaxation and provides emotional peace. For ill animals, Reiki complements all veterinary and holistic treatments, can speed up recovery with less pain, and reduces the side effects of chemotherapy. For dying animals, Reiki provides relief from pain and anxiety, easing the transition for both the animal and the animal’s people.

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.

Oct. 6 & 13, 2018
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monkton, Ontario

$300 per student. 25% donated to Feline Friends Network, Stratford, ON.



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.

Spring 2019, TBA
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monkton and Princeton, ON

$400 per student. 25% donated to FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary, Princeton, ON.



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.

Spring 2019, TBA
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monkton and Barrie, Ontario

$800 per student. 25% donated to Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Barrie, ON



Teacher Michelle Kyle trained under Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source, the founder of the Animal Reiki movement in North America, and under Kathleen’s teacher, Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki. Michelle completed Reiki Two and Reiki Animal Training Advanced Techniques 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 at The CARE Foundation wildlife sanctuary in Florida, where she worked mostly with big cats, including tigers, a black leopard and a panther. Human Reiki portions of these classes are based on traditional Japanese Reiki teachings, as taught by Frans Stiene. Michelle’s classes follow traditional Japanese teachings and principles, as taught by Frans and Kathleen. Therefore, Level One is a full two days, including four attunements. Level Two is a full two days, including three attunements. Level Three is a full three days, including one attunement. 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; it is suggested. Classes include Animal Reiki Canada class manuals and certificates.

Animal Reiki Certification Canada

All our animal reiki classes are held in person in Ontario, Canada. We do 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. Level 2 and 3 animal reiki courses include working with diverse animals in other Ontario locations, including Gowanstown, Mount Brydges, Kincardine, Princeton, and Barrie.

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