Let Animals Lead® Level 1 Animal Reiki Online Certification Class

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January lessons released beginning on Monday, January 8, 2024. The Level 1 Let Animals Lead® online course runs for 8 weeks with 7 live sessions on Wednesdays (from 10–11 AM OR 6–7 PM Pacific time ), beginning January 17, 2024 and running until March 6, 2024 (note: No classes the week of Feb 19th).

25% of proceeds donated to an animal charity of Kathleen’s choice.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment plans are available if you contact Kathleen at [email protected]


See animals with fresh eyes and a positive view with an online certification course in Level 1 of Let Animals Lead® Animal Reiki!

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January lessons released beginning on Monday, January 8, 2024. The Level 1 Let Animals Lead® online course runs for 8 weeks with live sessions on Wednesdays, beginning January 17, 2024 and running until March 6, 2024.

Two live class times are available:
Morning Session: 10–11 AM Pacific Time
Evening Session: 6–7 PM Pacific Time

PLEASE NOTE: Payment plans are available if you contact Kathleen at [email protected]

Here’s how Let Animals Lead® training will benefit you:

  • Create a more mindful relationship with your animals!
  • Embrace dark, challenging moments with compassion.
  • Ease the suffering of animals you love, while staying respectful of their agency (choices) and independence.
  • Practice mindfulness of the gifts your animals give you each and every day!

It can be so challenging to support our animals when they are suffering (and to stay calm and balanced while supporting them)!

Kathleen Prasad—who founded Animal Reiki 25 years ago—has used Animal Reiki to heal from breast cancer,—twice—as well as support countless animals through life and death moments.  These experiences have given her a unique perspective on the role of Animal Reiki in healing.

Introduction to Level 1 of Let Animals Lead

Kathleen’s Let Animals Lead® method is an amazing approach to connecting with animals by creating a space of light, compassion, and healing.

Kathleen has done all the trials and tribulations of discovering how animals attend to their own healing with the support and love of humans so that we can be successful in partnering with them in their healing journey. Not only did we learn how to be with the animals but how to be with ourselves in a focused and intentional way. My life will never be the same nor will my animal companions.
Carrie Westlake
February 28, 2022

This 8-week, in-depth online Animal Reiki certification course will positively transform your bond with animals and the way they connect with you!

Kathleen’s vast experience as the world’s pioneer and leader in the Animal Reiki profession, having taught over 150 Level 1 Animal Reiki classes over the past 25 years—in various shelters and sanctuaries around world and online—makes her uniquely qualified to teach you an Animal Reiki method that will truly change your life! You won’t find Kathleen’s Let Animals Lead® method anywhere else (unless you train in person with one of her teachers)!

IAAMB-ACWT Approved Preferred Educational ProviderAnimal Reiki Source is approved by the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork/Association of Canine Water Therapy as an Approved Educational Provider. Contact Kathleen if you want to earn 10 CEU for this course.

IAAMB-ACWT Approved Preferred Educational ProviderAnimal Reiki Source is also approved by the National Board of Certification for Animal Accupressure & Massage as an Approved Educational Provider. Contact Kathleen if you want to earn 15 Hours of CE for this course.

Kathleen is an amazing teacher.

The format of her lessons and the videos she provides are very insightful. I recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn how to create a healing space for animals so that they can begin their healing journey. You will learn that animals have much to teach us as well and if we open our minds and connect, the healing process is profound. As a Reiki practitioner for people, this also enhanced my practice, building on the foundation I had started. Now my practice has expanded to helping not only people, but people and their animals.
Kimberly Franze
February 26, 2022

What you’ll learn in Level 1 of Let Animals Lead® Animal Reiki:

  • How and why the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki is different than traditional human Reiki and other Animal Reiki methods, how and why it evolved, and why these differences make it the best and most ethical practice Animal Reiki method in existence.
  • Traditional Shoden (Level 1) Japanese Reiki practices and how to modify them so that animals are given the choice whether they want to step into the healing space and lead the meditation sessions.
  • When and how to ethically use physical contact during an Animal Reiki session, as well as hands-on protocol for humans. 
  • The importance of seeing the animal’s perfection (and not what’s “wrong” with it or what has happened to it in the past) during Animal Reiki sessions, and why this shift in view is pivotal in developing trusting connections between you and animals.
  • The 3 energy centers and how to develop them to ensure gentle, animal-led meditations.
  • An overview of the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics and why these ethics are a crucial foundation to your practice. 
  • The difference between holding space for an animal and “doing” an energy treatment “to” an animal, and why this distinction matters.

What you’ll receive in Level 1 of Let Animals Lead® Animal Reiki:

  • Eight weekly video teachings, guided meditations and written supplemental materials to support each week’s lesson.
  • Free membership to Kathleen’s highly engaging Let Animals Lead® Community on Mighty Networks (a place to meet other students of the LAL® Method and to learn from practitioners and teachers from all over the world). The online membership currently has over 300 Let Animals Lead® graduates from all over the world!
  • Seven hour-long live sessions via webinar, recorded in both video and audio formats. Each meeting includes a virtual Reiju and Q&A from students. These live meetings are your opportunity to submit questions and receive personal feedback and coaching from Kathleen. 
  • A gorgeous and practical 250-page manual/workbook filled with inspiring, interactive teachings
  • Daily practice assignments and weekly homework to guide your journey.
  • A free copy of Kathleen’s e-book, Healing Virtues: Transforming Your Practice Through the Animal Reiki Code of Ethics
  • A beautiful certificate to show your accomplishment and official certification. This certificate serves as a prerequisite to Kathleen’s Level 2 Animal Reiki courses. 
  • An official Seal of Certification showing your status as a Let Animals Lead Practitioner (for use on professional materials and in online spaces).
  • An invitation to join SARA (Shelter Animal Reiki Association) as a Practitioner member.

Requirements to take this Animal Reiki certification course:

  • Students will need to be able to participate live at scheduled times. Attendance is required at 6 of 7 sessions to receive certification. You must be able to connect via video (preferably) or audio on the webinar platform Zoom.
  • Students must turn in (via email to Kathleen) weekly homework assignments as well as questions for the live calls. Students will need to be able to download and open video and pdf documents in order to watch and read the weekly lessons and assignments. 
  • Students must have animals to practice with daily.  A variety of animals is preferable (ask neighbors and friends to support you!), but 1 or 2 of your own, at the very minimum, is needed.
  • Students must commit to 10–20 minutes/day minimum of daily meditation practice during the course. The main purpose of this requirement is to help you experience the teachings in a personal way, thus giving you the foundation you need to build a lifelong Animal Reiki practice. With dedication and commitment, Animal Reiki can heal and transform your life, as well as the lives of the animals you love!
Healing Experience Testimonial from a Level 1 Let Animals Lead® Student:

” I just wanted to share this while it is still so fresh. I have been dealing with some significant chronic pain in my neck/shoulder area. It has been getting increasingly worse over the last several weeks. 

Anyway, after the meditation/Reiju during class today, I sat up and noticed that the pain had all but left that region! I was so surprised by this feeling (or lack thereof) that I had to move my head from side to side to make sure this was real! I also noticed that after doing the hara breathing this ball of uneasiness in my gut was no longer weighing me down either! Just an overwhelming sense of calm and peacefulness. 

The pain isn’t completely gone but on a scale of 1-10 it was a 15! Now it’s 2-3! I am truly blessed to be able to attend your class and so grateful that you even offer it!

Level 1 Let Animals Lead®: $439 USD

Discounts for this course are available for:

  • Members of the Canadian Reiki Association
  • Full-time staff of shelters and sanctuaries.
  • Level 3 LAL® students who want to resit for a discount

    Please email us at [email protected] to get discount code.

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Morning 10–11 AM Pacific Time, Evening 6–7 Pacific Time

6 reviews for Let Animals Lead® Level 1 Animal Reiki Online Certification Class

  1. Sara Boan

    This class was an absolute pleasure from start to finish, and changed the trajectory of my life. Kathleen is an incredibly kind, patient, and generous teacher, and has clearly put a great deal of time and energy into creating online courses that feel as intimate and connected as in-person offerings. The class manual is absolutely beautiful and chock-full of information and exercises. Thanks to this course, I now have a daily meditation practice that is supportive and nourishing, and was able to offer Reiki to my beloved senior kitty in his final weeks, which brought him peace and relaxation before crossing over. I’ll carry these teachings with me always, and share them with all the animals in my life.

  2. Sherry

    I feel so blessed to have been able to participate in this class. Each week I grew in my understanding of Animal Reiki. I came to a greater awareness of the light we share with animals and the many ways in which animals teach us. I have grown in love and compassion for myself and others. My relationship with animals has deepened as well as my relationship with people. Kathleen is full of grace. The manual she has written is a treasure trove of insights. I am so grateful!

  3. Monica

    I really enjoyed Kathleen’s Level 1 Reiki class and learning this meditation based Reiki . The workbook, structure of the class and the way Kathleen taught it made for a wonderful experience where I felt immersed in Reiki the whole time and left with the knowledge and motivation to keep up the practice. It has definitely effected me in all aspects of my life and most importantly how it helps me to help animals. Kathleen is an inspiration!

  4. Andrea Lane

    I just completed the Level 1 Animal Reiki course and I can’t say enough good things about Kathleen. She is an amazing teacher and I learned so much from her. Kathleen’s method of teaching is thoughtful, thorough, and clear. I’ve been doing human reiki for years and I can’t believe how transformative the Let Animal’s Lead method has been for me. It opened up an entirely new way of being with animals, and the world in general. One of our cats, Teddy, is now asking for reiki all the time! I look forward to learning Level 2 in the near future.

  5. Corine Graham

    This course changed everything for me. Prior to the class, I thought I was connected and open, but this class is the next level! So much pause for reflection, so much deep soul searching, and I notice such a difference in myself, my movement in the world, how my dogs react in my presence, even the wildlife is reacting differently to me! Such a deep learning of calm, beautiful connection, in ways that I didn’t know even existed. Such a beautiful, life-changing experience.

  6. Jill Johnson

    Prior to Kathleen’s class I had attempted energy healing with cats at my local shelter with poor results. My traditional approach frightened the cats. Through Kathleen’s teachings, I transformed my mindset and approach to Reiki practice with animals leading to a calmer, more peaceful process and end result. Kathleen is an outstanding instructor who combines multiple methods of teaching and amazing stories that helped me to more fully integrate this knowledge and practice.

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