2019 Upcoming Events
April 13 & 14, 2019 – Level 1 class, Monkton, ON
May 25 & 26, 2019 – Level 2 class, Monkton & FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary, Princeton, ON
June 7, 2019 – Animal Reiki Retreat at Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary*, Barrie, ON
July 13 & 14, 2019 – Level 1 class, Monkton, ON
August 28, 29 & 30, 2019 – Level 3 class, Monkton & Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Barrie, ON
* Event for graduates.
- Past Events
2017-2018 Past Events
February 5, 2017 – World Animal Reiki Day*, Allies for Alley Catz, Kincardine, ON
April 1, 2017 – Spring Retreat*, Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Barrie, ON
April 8 & 15, 2017 – Level 1 class, Monkton, ON
May 13 & 20, 2017 – Level 2 class, Monkton & FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary, Princeton, ON
July 8 & 9, 2017 – Level 1 class, Monkton, ON
July 30, 2017 – Reiki Workshop for Animal Reiki Practitioners*, Monkton, ON
August 26 & 27, 2017 – Level 2 class, Monkton & FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary, Princeton, ON
September 16, 17 & 18, 2017 – Level 3 class, Monkton & Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Barrie, ON
November 4 & 5, 2017 – Level 1 class, Monkton, ON
Dec. 28, 2017 & Jan. 5, 2018 – Level 2 class, Monkton, ON
February 5, 2018 – World Animal Reiki Day*, The Village, Listowel, ON
April 21 & 22, 2018 – Level 2 class, Allies for Alley Catz, Kincardine, ON
May 5 & 6, 2018 – Level 1 class, Monkton, ON
June 22, 2018 – Retreat*, Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Barrie, ON
August 26, 2018 – Animal and human reiki share and vegetarian pot-luck*, Monkton, ON
Oct. 6 & 13, 2018 – Level 1 class, Monkton, ON
* Event for graduates.
World Animal Reiki Day
February 5, 2017. Six of us met at Allies for Alley Catz animal rescue in Kincardine, Ontario founded by Donna Coughlan. We shared a pot-luck lunch, a traditional Japanese Reiju spiritual blessing, and good company. We shared Reiki with the animals and each other.
Virginia and Jill met some cats, who greeted them with happily raised tails. Our host, Donna, is in the middle. The cats really enjoyed the massage tables with comfortable quilts that we brought in for the day. On the right, a curious cat climbed the tower of cat food that we donated to the rescue.
The house is well organized with groups of cats with similar ages and needs in their own rooms on different floors, some cats in heated enclosures outside, and dogs in the yard during our visit.
We took turns visiting the animals in their various locations throughout the house, and offering them Reiki.
All the felines, from playfully active kittens to more sedate senior cats, responded well to the Reiki that they received, and relaxed into Reiki naps. Here are some blissed out sleepy kitties!
We also shared Reiki with each other. Human caretakers of animals need care too!
After a snowy drive, a tasty vegetarian pot-luck lunch, and sharing Reiki with animals, it felt wonderful to lie down on soft quilts in front of the fireplace, hear inspiring music, and receive Reiki from fellow practitioners.
The cats were keen to participate in all the Reiki sessions, including the ones for humans. They made themselves comfortable in between and even right on top of the reclining humans.
On the left, Donna sat with two FIV positive kitties.
On the right are Mary Jane, Donna, Michelle, Virginia, Heather, Jill, and some friendly cats.
It was a snowy February day, and we appreciated everyone making the effort to drive in winter road conditions to Kincardine from Listowel, Monkton, Stratford, and London. It was a wonderful day shared with like-minded friends.
Animal Reiki Retreat at Bear Creek 2017
April 1, 2017. Julie, John and Michelle shared Reiki with the exotic wildlife of Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary and an injured person, meditation, Reiju, and a vegetarian pot-luck lunch, and learned a lot from Mary of Bear Creek about the animals and the care they receive.
Bob the bobcat Baloo, a North American black bear Burt the emu A sweet tiger Tiwi the wallaby Julie, Mary of Bear Creek, and Michelle Darwin, a coatamundi Nadezdha, a female Siberian tiger Bob and Julie Fonzie, a lemur
Reiki Workshop for Animal Reiki Practitioners
July 30, 2017. 9:30 am – 4 pm. A one-day experiential Reiki workshop, open to all our graduates. $100 per person. Learn some new traditional Japanese Reiki information and techniques taught by Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki. Kotodama: Chant the precepts in Japanese and experience the energy of their sounds. Form and no form; seiza with a meditation bench; Koki Ho; Gyoshi Ho; Nentatsu Ho …
Sheila, Michelle, Nicole, Shireen and Angie enjoyed a wonderful day learning and practicing new Reiki techniques.
Nicole: “Amazing day with beautiful ladies. Thank you so much!”
World Animal Reiki Day
Feb. 5, 2018. Virginia Bowman of Soul Paws, our Level 3 graduate, organized an event to share Reiki with the feral cats and their volunteers at The Village in Listowel, Ontario. Virginia, Jill and Michelle braved the cold weather to do an outdoor session at the cat colony location, then Virginia led a group meditation for about a dozen volunteers, followed by a pot-luck supper. Here is an article about this event in the Listowel Banner, Village cat care volunteers host World Animal Reiki Day Celebration.
Animal Reiki Retreat at Bear Creek 2018
June 22, 2018. Hermien, Michelle, Virginia, Jill, Caroll and Julie, pictured here between Mary and Mary of Bear Creek, shared Reiki with the Bear Creek animals and an excellent vegetarian pot-luck lunch, and had a wonderful day.