This class is for Level Two Reiki Practitioners who would like to teach Animal Reiki, and Level Three Practitioners and Teachers who would like to deepen their knowledge and/or add Animal Reiki to their curriculum. Becoming a Shinpiden Level Practitioner is the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in your personal healing journey with animals.
The class focuses on Reiki for animals, which involves meditation with animals and inviting the animals into the healing space. Reiki for animals is only hands-on if the animal requests it by placing his or her body in the practitioner’s hands. Animal Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive practice in which the animals control how much healing energy they receive. It relieves stress and promotes healing for pets, shelter animals, farm animals, feral cats, and wild animals, as well as humans and plants. 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 the animal and the animal’s people.
This class is unique in its emphasis on traditional Japanese Reiki techniques integrated into Animal Reiki practice. Being able to connect energetically with the exotic wild animals of Bear Creek makes this class truly a transformative experience!
This class includes:
• Discussion and practice in the traditional Japanese techniques for animals in Levels I, II and III
• Learning the 4th Symbol and Mantra (as well as review of the first 3 Symbols and Mantras)
• The Reiki Master Initiation/Reiju
• Instruction and Practice in how to perform Initiations and Reiju
• How to share Reiki for best success with animals
• Discussion of the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics and its importance as a Reiki Teacher
• Instruction on creating successful lesson plans for your students
• Permission to use Animal Reiki Source manuals and certificates for your students
• Animal Reiki Source Certificate of Completion
Locations: This class will take place at two locations. Day One will be at Michelle’s rural home near Monkton, N0K 1P0, where students will work with cats and chickens. Days Two and Three will be at the Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, near Barrie, L4M 4S4, where students will have the opportunity to work with many amazing animals! Animals who live there include lions, tigers, cougars, jaguars, jaglions, lynx, servals, wolves, coyotes, foxes, bears, birds, spider monkeys, lemurs, vervets, raccoons, a kinkajou, a wallaby, a cavy, a sloth, a deer, and more!
Class Length: 3 days (approx. 23 hours).
Class Materials: Students will receive the most recent, up-to-date class manuals, and a certificate of completion of Animal Reiki Source.
Prerequisites: Level 2 or 3 Reiki, and Animal Reiki Workshop: Core Curriculum by Correspondence, with Kathleen Prasad. This is a five-week online class that must be completed in advance. Kathleen is offering this prerequisite class in July. Please contact her directly to sign up, and mention that you are taking her class in preparation for this Level 3 class.
Waiver: Participants must sign a waiver at Bear Creek agreeing to abide by the sanctuary’s rules. The rules are in place for the safety and well-being of the animals, as well as human guests. Any student who violates a rule will be expelled from the class, will not receive a certificate or a refund, and may incur greater penalties depending on the severity of the infringement. Respect is essential.
Teacher Michelle Kyle completed Level 3 teacher training with Kathleen Prasad in February 2014 at The CARE Foundation in Florida, where she worked with tigers, leopards, a cougar and a panther. She also completed Level 3 teacher training with Frans Stiene in 2017.
We will donate 25% of proceeds from this class to the Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary.