Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners

Learn to use the healing power of Reiki with animals of all species

This class is a self-paced course OPEN to certified Reiki Practitioners
who wish to learn effective ways to use Reiki to support animals.

If you are not yet a certified Reiki Level One Practitioner, please see the Reiki Level One Online Class, the Reiki Level One Independent Study Class, or take a class from a Reiki Master-Teacher in your area.

Are you:

  • a Reiki Practitioner (Level 1 or beyond) who wants to understand how to use Reiki with animals most effectively?
  • interested in receiving high-quality animal Reiki training from an experienced professional animal communicator and Reiki Master-Teacher?
  • seeking Reiki training that specifically addresses the unique considerations of using Reiki with animals?
  • dedicated to using Reiki with animals with the greatest ethical integrity?

Reiki is a simple and powerfully effective form of energy healing for all species.

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I enjoyed self-pacing, and the ability to review a lesson again and again.

– A.

What is Animal Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic healing modality for stress reduction, relaxation, and spiritual growth that also promotes healing.

Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of energy healing that anyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical, veterinary, and therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Reiki can also be used with animals, and animals tend to love it. Reiki can help animals in the same ways it helps humans: to balance and nourish the physical body, and to balance mental and emotional energy.

Reiki is particularly effective in helping animals who have been traumatized, or who are experiencing physical or behavioral difficulties. Reiki in combination with telepathic animal communication can assist animals in very powerful ways.

Animal Reiki is Reiki practiced with an understanding and awareness of the unique considerations of using Reiki with animals. Reiki is Reiki; there is no difference in the Reiki energy when used with animals or humans. However, sharing Reiki with animals can differ from sharing Reiki with humans, and Animal Reiki Practitioners understand and are trained to work with these differences.

 In Animal Reiki, you’ll learn:

  • how animals experience and receive Reiki (it’s often different from humans!)
  • how to share Reiki with animals both on and off the body
  • how to allow an animal to determine her own preferences in a Reiki session
  • tips and tools for sharing Reiki with companion, shelter and rescued animals, and wild animals
  • how to structure an animal Reiki session
  • ethics, permission, and safety considerations in sharing Reiki with animals
  • how Reiki can support and enhance intuitive and telepathic communication with animals

I came to understand and appreciate that Reiki is sentient and moves through the animals’ energy field exactly where it is to go to support the animal in its highest Good. That the relationship between Reiki and myself is a personal one and each practitioner establishes that relationship with Reiki personally/individually. Reiki can be “on” at all times.

– Janice R.

Reiki with animals was a new concept to me, although I have utilized its benefits with humans for years as a nurse. I have practiced with my own pets, family’s animals, and with our wild outdoor residents, with noticeable and surprising results. Lots of good little lessons in the course all along the way. 


I loved that I was able to complete the class in my own time…it was easy to follow.

– Umerah

The Reiki Ideals

Just for today, do not be angry
Do not worry, and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people

– Usui Mikao


Animal Reiki Online Class Structure

Prerequisite: You must be a certified Reiki Practitioner (Reiki Level 1 or higher in any Reiki tradition or lineage) to enroll in this class.

If you are not yet a certified Reiki Level One Practitioner, please see the Reiki Level One Online Class, the Reiki Level One Independent Study Class, or take a class from a Reiki Master-Teacher in your area.

The class is organized in 2 Modules, plus and Introduction, that you can access and work with on your own schedule.

Each class module contains materials to help you on your journey to becoming a competent Animal Reiki Practitioner:

  • Instruction and Information: mp3 recordings, video, printed class materials, and helpful resources
  • Experience: guided practice session suggestions to help you to learn to share Reiki with animals effectively
  • Reflection: guidelines for integrating your experience
  • Reiki for Animals Class Recording: Reiki for Animals live teleconference call–90 minutes. Listen online or download to your computer or mobile device.

About Nancy Windheart, Reiki Master-Teacher

Reiki is one of the most powerful tools that I use in my daily personal life, as well as in my animal communication and intuitive healing practice. As a Reiki Master-Teacher (I am a Professional Member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals), I use Reiki daily for myself, my animal family, and with my human and animal clients.

My journey with Reiki started after I began my professional practice as an animal communicator. I was interested in Reiki because I wanted additional tools that I could offer to my clients and their animals, particularly those who were healing from trauma, or had emotional, behavioral, or physical issues that could benefit from the supportive holistic healing energy that Reiki provides.

I was initially drawn to Reiki as a supportive service that I could offer to my clients and their animal friends. What I didn’t expect, really, was how much Reiki would change my life.

As a Reiki Master-Teacher, my mission is to share the gift of Reiki and to train people who wish to become Reiki Practitioners. Because of my work as an animal communicator, Reiki for animals is a large part of my professional and teaching practice. Reiki has also become an intimate part of my personal spiritual practice, connecting me more deeply to source energy and the divine love that is available to all beings.

I invite you to join me in discovering the benefits and blessings of Reiki!

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Ruzuku Course Platform

This course is taught on the Ruzuku platform.

Here’s the deal: I’ve been a teacher all of my working life, and I have (ahem) more than a fair bit of experience, including high school, university, and adult education programs. I know a wee something or two about curriculum design.

So, I’m fussy about how I teach what I teach.

I searched and searched for a way to present my classes online that had the curriculum design elements that I wanted and knew my students needed.

This one has it. I was impressed… and, well, it’s not always easy to impress me.

I love this platform, both as an instructor and as a student. It has everything you want in an online class format:

  • easy-to-use class navigation
  • feeling of accomplishment as you complete the steps of the course
  • easy-to-use format that makes accessing course materials simple and fun
  • fabulous support from the Ruzuku team for any technical questions

The Ruzuku platform holds all of the class materials – handouts, recordings, videos – so that they are always accessible online from wherever you are, using your computer or mobile device.

The feedback from students about the Ruzuku platform has been fantastic. You’ll love it!

The Ruzuku platform was so easy to use–even on my Kindle!

– Amy B, FL

I loved the Ruzuku platform and its ease of use. I had no problems with it at all!

– Susan B, NY

 What Class Participants Have Expressed…

“Through Reiki I have been able to help my dog overcome some of her social aversions and fears.”  – Hartley

“The lesson structure helped address a lot of the “on the fly” questions in the day-to-day with Reiki, as well as the responsibilities we bear, offering just enough information on broad spectrum issues so it “sticks.”  – Linda Foor

“I feel more confidence in my Reiki practice and guidance. Now I understand more about how to use Reiki for animals.”  – Yaarit Yanovsky

“I would absolutely say my expectations were met, and then some! A class like this draws in many types of people, from the beginner to more advanced… In my opinion, Nancy was able to deliver a wonderful class in a solid format and with information that beginner or advanced was able to gain solid information. I don’t think it was over the heads of the more novice students, and advanced students got a wonderful refresher class with great lessons.”  – Kim Sloboda 

“The course modules and discussions provided great offerings and support for continuing to learn about Reiki, as practiced specifically with animals.”  – Diane

Frequently Asked Questions

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How is Reiki for animals different than Reiki for humans?

Reiki is Reiki; there is no difference in the Reiki energy whether it is used with humans or animals.

How humans and animals receive Reiki, however, can vary greatly. When sharing Reiki with animals, it’s important to understand these differences. The Animal Reiki classes address this topic specifically, and help Reiki practitioners learn to share Reiki effectively with animals.

What is the difference between Reiki and other forms of energy healing?

Everything in our world is energy. Everything is comprised of vibration or frequency.  The higher the vibrational frequency, the more ethereal it is.  The lower the vibrational frequency, the more dense or solid it is.

There are many forms of healing energy and Reiki is one form which assists in healing by increasing the vibrational frequency of anything or anyone it is focused on. Reiki is just one of many of the healing frequencies, with its own unique energy signature and vibration.

Is Reiki a religion?

No, Reiki is not part of any specific religious practice or tradition. Working with the Reiki energy can help enhance one’s religious or spiritual practice, but it is not a religion within itself. Reiki is practiced by people within many spiritual traditions, and it is also practiced by people who have no religious or spiritual belief system.

I have never taken an online class before. Do I need special technical skills?

No special technical skills are required! All you need is a computer or mobile device with Internet access, an email address, and a telephone for the live calls.

The Ruzuku platform is designed to be easy to use, even for novice online learners. The Ruzuku support staff is excellent and consistently available.

How long will I have access to the online class materials?

The class materials will be available indefinitely on the Ruzuku platform.

Will there be Question and Answer times for this class?

No. Open Access classes do not offer Q&A times via calls or email.

 Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners

Refund Policy:

This class is non-refundable. If you’re considering a course and wondering if it’s right for you, please take some time to check out my work through my blog, newsletter and free resources so that you can become familiar with me and make an informed decision about whether or not to move forward with a purchase.

Are you still unsure? Take a moment to get quiet, breathe, and become grounded and centered. Then, ask yourself a simple question: What do I feel in my heart is the best choice for me right now? Trust what you get.

Have a specific question? Contact my team here for more help. Thank you!

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