Level 1 Animal Reiki Online Certification Class – Afternoon Session

(16 customer reviews)


Session 2: Afternoon

8 Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:15 PM Pacific Time

July 7 – Aug. 25, 2021

If you can’t come to study in-person with Kathleen, this class is the next best thing! This Level 1 online certification course will give you a transformational and in-depth foundation in Kathleen’s unique and groundbreaking Let Animals Lead®  method of Animal Reiki.  Whether you want to deepen your own spiritual journey with animals or to begin a professional journey towards Animal Reiki Teacher certification, this class is for you! This course is also a great way for Kathleen’s Level 3 students to brush up on the basics before teaching a Level 1 course in-person. Each session will meet 8 times via webinar. In order to receive your certificate, participants must have animals they can practice with daily and must attend at least 7 of 8 webinar meetings. Students must also submit written homework for any week that they are unable to share with the group.  In order to ensure that all students are being supported, registration for each session is limited to 8 people, so sign up before we sell out! 

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After many requests and much heartfelt contemplation, Kathleen has thoughtfully created an 8-week online version of her popular and life-changing in-person Level 1 course.

Kathleen’s vast experience, having taught over 60 in-person Level 1 Animal Reiki classes over the past 16 years in various shelters and sanctuaries around the U.S., makes her uniquely qualified to teach you, in an online and interactive format, the important foundations and ethics you need to make Animal Reiki a lifelong practice. You won’t find Kathleen’s Let Animals Lead® method anywhere else, unless you train in person with one of her teachers!

What you’ll learn:

The traditional Japanese meaning of Reiki and how it relates to the healing of self and others

Traditional practices of Joshin Kokyu Ho and Seishin Toitsu, and how to use them with animals

The Reiki Precepts, and meditations for working with them with animals

Hands-on Reiki self-treatment, and how to incorporate animals into these sessions

Overview of the Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics and discussion of its importance when approaching animals with Reiki sessions

Tried and true methods for sharing Reiki with animals and people together

Techniques for grounding, expansion and connection to help you become an animal magnet to even the most sensitive animals!

Kathleen’s groundbreaking philosophy of “being” Reiki “with” your animals, rather than “doing” Reiki “to” them

What you’ll receive:

Eight 75-minute teaching sessions via webinar, recorded in both video and audio formats (Each meeting also includes a guided meditation, distant attunement and time for discussion.)

Daily practice assignments and weekly notes and resources to guide your journey

A free copy of Kathleen’s newest 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 may serve as a prerequisite to Kathleen’s Level 2 in-person courses. 

An invitation to join SARA (Shelter Animal Reiki Association) as a Practitioner member

An invitation to join a private FB group for Kathleen’s Level 1 online graduates, to stay connected with other like-minded animal lovers


Students will need to be able to participate live at scheduled times (attendance required at a minimum of 7 of 8 sessions to receive certification). You must be able to connect via video (preferably) or audio on the webinar platform Zoom.

Students will need to be able to download and open pdf documents in order to read the weekly lessons and assignments. All assignments must be shared either verbally during class, or if that is not possible, written up and sent to Kathleen via email.

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 (weekly assignments will be given). The main purpose of this requirement is to help you experience the power of Reiki practice 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 from a 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!

16 reviews for Level 1 Animal Reiki Online Certification Class – Afternoon Session

  1. Deanna

    This is a wonderful class. The pace (8 weeks) gave us plenty of time to practice the meditations and absorb the resources. Kathleen covered all the pertinent information during the course to help students begin to establish their own daily practice and gain an understanding of her ‘let animals lead’ method of Animal Reiki. The small class size was beneficial in that we all had an opportunity to share our experiences during the session. I personally felt the energy of the Reiju that Kathleen offered us during every class. If you find it difficult to travel and attend one of Kathleen’s in-person classes, I highly recommend her online Level 1 Animal Reiki Online Certification class. Thank you, Kathleen.

  2. cheryl.parrett

    This class is amazing and taking it online is a great way to train with Kathleen if you are not able to get to one of her in-person classes.

    I finished my degree online and I work remote, so the online venue is very comfortable for me. Video support makes a huge impact in bringing a virtual group together. The timing and availability of the homework packets are prompt and applicable to our work for a given week. The ability to share experiences within the class adds to a very moving online experience.

    Kathleen helped me to understand how simple her approach is to work with Reiki and animals can be. Who would have thought that one can create a healing space anywhere! Kathleen is an amazing animal ambassador and I feel very blessed to be training with her virtually.

    I highly recommend this Level 1 Animal Reiki Online Certification class and am very grateful to Kathleen for making Level 1 available online. Thank you, Kathleen!

  3. Sandra Harada

    Thank you for this wonderful class.. to put a one liner.. Excellent class! So much information, was so glad this was a webinar for 8 weeks instead of a day class. Having the class notes and the video/audio from the class will be very helpful for review. Having the time with others helped to understand where everybody was in the training, appreciated their inputs. So sad at Week 8 that it was ending.. but looking forward to future classes. Onward with my practice….

  4. Deanna

    When I first started looking for an online animal reiki certification, I was very wary of being scammed and worried about finding a well taught course. I happened to stumble upon this class, and let me just say Kathleen has changed my life.

    The class took place over an eight week period of time, and we moved at a pace that let us digest and practice the techniques and information we learned each week. One of the other fantastic things about this course is that it’s not just a premade video; it’s completely interactive. Each week, we would have a video meeting and discuss how our meditations and practice went. This made it so that each week we all got to know each other a little bit more, and it made it so that we could all bond. Also, it allowed us to learn from each other as well as from Kathleen.

    Moving on to Kathleen’s teaching, saying she is wonderful is an understatement. I came into this class knowing little about animal reiki and left so full of knowledge it’s amazing. And through what she taught me I am healing myself as well as offering my help to animals. She has a light about her, and a kind, learned soul that shows through in her teachings.

    So all in all, if you are looking for a fantastic animal reiki class, this one’s for you.

  5. Danielle Barker

    I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in the Level 1 Animal Reiki course on line. I learned so much about animal reiki and myself. Kathleen was such a great teacher. She provided the knowledge we needed and the support as well. I can’t explain the personal change this course has given me. I am unable to share in an inperson class because of my cats personal needs. This was perfect. I enjoyed the homework every week and the sharing. I look forward to the Level 2 animal reiki class on line as well.

  6. Dave

    Very professionally done. Clear instructions, respectful atmosphere, and multiple content delivery styles (e.g., live videos, recorded videos, website links, .pdf files, etc.) made this one of the best online courses I’ve seen, and the students were literally from all over the world. Well done!

  7. Kathleen Delaney

    Kathleen Prasad’s class offered such insight into not just an incredible soul-connection with the animals I work with, but into my own daily mindfulness practice. In-depth information and guidelines into Reiki background, principles, ethics, and beliefs, as well as practical application and meditations. I recommend this class with all my heart, and cannot wait to take her Level II class!

  8. waterw

    This class has the perfect classic learning structure: get info, spend a week practicing, come back for correction, then repeat. We all learned so much more than if we’d trained for just a weekend. The interactive video format is perfect, and Kathleen is a calm and patient teacher full of knowledge that she imparts with mastery. Kathleen’s version of animal reiki has had such an impact on my own life, on the lives of the animals I interact with, and on all my interactions with animals in the world. I can’t recommend this class highly enough.

  9. Danielle Barker

    I took the animal reiki 1 course in April of the year online with Kathleen. And it has changed my life. I wanted to share a story with you about my animal reiki practice. Over the summer I was sharing reiki at a friend’s farm. Horses, goats and mini pigs. I was asked to share reiki with one specific pig, Lucy. They didn’t tell me her history. The first time I sat with her she barely noticed me. She was so shut down. I continued sharing reiki once a week. She seemed to notice me in her paddock but was still pretty shut down. It wasn’t until last week that I had returned to the farm after 6 weeks away that her guardian said “have you seen Lucy? “ I hadn’t gone to see her yet. She said “ I have had this pig for 7 years and only after you started coming by have I seen a change. It’s been gradual but go see”. I saw Lucy, and she was spry and following me along the fence and even allowing me to touch her. She would poke her snout to my hand. She even looked like a different pig! The back story is that Lucy was sold to a home as a piglet and after three months was returned to my friend abruptly. A question of abuse was raised. It has been an honor to share reiki with these animals. Taking this class has opened up my world. I am so very grateful to make a difference in animals lives.

    • Kathleen Prasad

      Thanks so much for sharing this Danielle, it’s wonderful! And a true testament to the power of peaceful presence 🙂 I’m so proud of you, keep up the great work!

  10. Kelwyn

    I am forever grateful to have been a part of the Online Level 1 Reiki course with Kathleen, it has truly changed my life. The 8 week format allowed the perfect amount of time in between the beautifully written lessons and meditations and I really enjoyed sharing our experiences with my lovely classmates throughout. Kathleen herself is one of the most kind, loving, patient, light filled beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. It is an honor to see someone living their purpose fully and creating a more compassionate world for all beings through the work she does. To be able share this practice with the animals in my life, friends/family, and myself has been the the most incredible, transformational gift. My connection with animals, nature and myself has deepened, I feel a sense of peace, oneness and connection to all living things I’ve never felt before, it has been a wonderful experience and blessing. I am beyond thankful I found Kathleen and her courses, I can’t wait to continue my journey with the next online course offering.

  11. Brandy Lovingier

    I cannot fully put into words the true gratitude of Kathleen and her class. My whole life I have wanted to make a difference and wanted to work with animals but didn’t know what that would be? Finding Animal Reiki, not only are you learning to be there and really make a difference in animals lives, but it heals and changes you as well. From the inside out. It’s life changing. Truly life changing. A priceless, life changing experience.

  12. Tamara

    I have recently completed the 8-week Level 1 online Animal Reiki course with Kathleen Prasad. During the past few years of my life, I had been on a quest for deeper spirituality and self-discovery. Being an animal lover, I happened to accidentally stumble upon the topic of Animal Reiki, and began to read Kathleen’s books. I immediately felt that I had found what I was looking for. Kathleen’s unique Let Animals Lead method (offering Reiki to animals with gentleness, reverence and respect) resonated with my personal values and compelled me to deepen my knowledge about the subject even further. Unable to attend a course with Kathleen in person, I decided to take the online course, although I was afraid that it would not live up to my expectations. I am very happy to say that I was completely wrong! From the very beginning, the course was well organized, providing useful and inspirational reading material (beautifully written by Kathleen) and practical homework every week, guided meditation practices, and clear explanations that helped everyone progress smoothly. The small group size (8 participants) permitted each student to have a chance to share their personal experiences during each class and ask questions, and helped to form a lovely and supportive bond between everyone. The tone of the class is informal, and Kathleen makes everyone feel at ease and welcome. She takes the time to answer all questions precisely, honestly and respectfully. Kathleen is a true inspiration to her students, in that she so gracefully embodies all the Reiki precepts that she teaches, which is the real key to this course’s success. This course has been transformational for me and has definitely encouraged me to pursue my spiritual journey in Animal Reiki even further. I am looking forward to begin the Level 2 Online Animal Reiki course with Kathleen tomorrow, and hope to attend one of her courses in person in the near future.

  13. Kya

    Kathleen’s on-line course was amazing! I was unsure about on-line courses but loved Kathleen’s course! This began my journey with the Let Animals Lead Method which is profound and beautiful! Kathleen creates and holds an incredible space to learn, grow and share where you truly feel deeply encouraged and supported. You have the opportunity to deepen the journey with practice between each week. Having this opportunity for a longer class you also develop special bonds with other classmates and your experience and learning are enriched! I highly recommend this course! I attended Level one along with Level two and they have been life changing! Thank you Kathleen! With love, gratitude, and blessings!

  14. Caitlin

    I was lucky enough to join in Kathleen’s level 1 course this fall. The online aspect was perfect for me since I am on the east coast. The class was very organized and we were provided with so much detailed information. Being able to meet on a video chat each week allowed for us to have a safe space to connect with the class. Kathleen always had insightful and thoughtful answers to any questions asked and was very supportive.

  15. Kathy Wolff

    I just completed my Let Animals Lead Reiki Level I learning.
    I had read 2 of Kathleen’s books when my sweet Malamute girl Luna said it was time to transition. We honored her wishes and while this was one of the most heart wrenching experiences, what I learned reading just 2 books blessed Luna and I with a beautiful sacred journey. Luna lead the way and I followed her, supporting her as best I could. She teaches me today and forever will. We are never apart.
    I want to help facilitate these connections now and in the forever for those who wish to receive. Learning to be Reiki, that we are all One, and even during these sad times, all is well and happening as it should creates a deep connection that is sustained through the veil.
    What I have learned with Kathleen is hope, love, and joy is always there even in the darkest times. What a gift, this knowledge. I am humbled to be able to offer some small comfort and love to any who ask. Thank you Kathleen for shining your light and showing us the way ❤
    You will find your self here…

  16. Lisa Peronne

    You will definitely leave this class with a new perspective. Not only with a different form of Reiki, designed specifically for animals, but also a different perspective of yourself. The students from my Level One class, we all came away with the same experience of transformation of the self first, so that your cup is full enough to hold space for the animals.
    I searched high and low for a teacher training, and even took two other Reiki Level 1&2 for humans and for animals and when I finally found Kathleen’s class, I immediately resonated with this technique! I highly recommend this class for anyone that wants to focus on Animal Reiki.

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