Reiki Level One for People and Animals

January 7 – February 10, 2018

5-Week Class


Learn to use the healing power of Reiki for yourself and your human and animal friends and family!

Do you want to:

  • Learn an effective method for relieving stress and anxiety, reducing pain, and promoting healing that is effective for both humans and animals?
  • Experience high-quality, online Reiki training from an experienced professional Reiki Master-Teacher?
  • Receive Reiki training that specifically addresses the unique considerations of using Reiki with animals?
  • Use Reiki with humans and 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 am so excited to use Reiki for our dogs and horses, and I can’t wait until the next class!

Candy Rotering, AZ

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) 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, or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Reiki can 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.

This class will be followed by the Reiki Level 2 for People and Animals, which begins February 11.

Reiki has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds all over the world.

In Reiki Level One, you’ll learn:

  • What Reiki is
  • History of Reiki
  • How Reiki heals
  • How Reiki can be used
  • The different levels of Reiki
  • How the attunement process works
  • Self-treatment with Reiki
  • How to give a Reiki treatment to another person
  • Reiki hand positions (when and when not to use them)
  • How to feel and work with the Reiki energy intuitively
  • Practice guidelines for giving and receiving Reiki
  • 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

Reiki is one of the leading safe Energy Medicine approaches.

C. Norman Shealy

M.D. Ph.D.

Reiki … may ultimately be the most important alternative treatment of all…. Dr. Mehment Oz

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


90-Minute Live Conference Calls:

Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:30am (Mountain Time)

January 13 (required)

January 27

February 10

Please note:  The first class includes the Reiki One attunement, and attendance is REQUIRED. If you want to take the class, and cannot attend this class live, please contact Nancy to discuss private session options (additional fee).

Reiki Level One Online Class Structure


This class is offered in an online format that also includes three live class teleconference calls.

A new Class Module is posted each week of the course; all class modules remain open and available for the duration of the course.

Each Class Module contains materials to help you on your journey to becoming a Reiki Level One Practitioner:

  • Instruction and Information: class materials and instruction
  • Experience: guided practice to help you to work with  Reiki energy
  • Reflection: Guidelines for integrating your experience
  • Sharing and Connection: online class community where you can share questions and experiences with Nancy and other class members
  • Guidance and Feedback: live and recorded calls where you can receive instruction, expertise, and feedback
  • Certificate: students will receive a course certificate from as Level One Reiki Practitioners upon completion of the class.

All calls will be recorded and available to listen to online and download. You are strongly encouraged to come to all of the class calls live, and the first class call (Jan. 13) is required.

Calls are on a US-based conference line; long-distance fees, if any, are the responsibility of the student. Some local international access codes are also available.

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-twitter-200-75Ruzuku 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
  • online community where you can interact with other students and the course teacher
  • 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

 Graduates Say…

“My expectations were exceeded. There was enough background information to help me understand the development of Reiki, and practice exercises to help me become more comfortable with the technique, how the energy works through me, etc. I’ve taken Nancy Windheart’s animal communication classes and feel she is a talented and intuitive teacher, healer and animal communicator — so I was confident that this would be another excellent course.”  –  Deanna S.

“As always, it was a well structured and wonderfully taught class. The curriculum was easy to understand and to follow. Not only do you have the gift of your knowledge to share, you have such a genuine and deep passion for wanting your students to connect, transform and excel that it shines through in your teaching. You have an amazing way of having your class come together as one, learn as the individuals they are and finish a class wanting more. Thank you for all you give to each of us.”  – Jennifer Nicolella

“In addition to learning about Reiki, I participated in practicing it. I felt the energy flow. I realized that this is really something that I can give to myself – and others. It really is possible! I am thrilled and looking forward to continuing to expand my world. Nancy’s support has been instrumental, as well as the unexpected and delightful support of the other participants. I now look forward to being able to continuing to connect with them and share issues, tips, and stories..”  – D.D.

“I feel that Reiki has helped me to become more emotionally centered and more aware of my intentions as I proceed through each day. It has helped me to become more compassionate in my dealings with clients in my volunteer work. My cat and I seem so much more closely connected as she joins me when I practice Reiki for myself or include her in a session.”  – Beth 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can learn Reiki?

There are no educational prerequisites required to attend beginning Reiki classes. Anyone can learn Reiki who has an open heart and an open mind and a desire to help others. Even people who are skeptical have learned to embrace Reiki as a result of direct experience.

Although many health care practitioners, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, nurses, doctors and therapists use Reiki in their profession, most people who are trained in Reiki begin by using it for their families and friends.

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.

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. In this class and in the Reiki Level 2 class which follows, we’ll address these differences specifically.

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.

I’ve never taken an online class before. Do I need any 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.

I can’t make the live phone calls. Can I still take the class?

Yes, except for the January 13 class, which is required. This class is designed so that people from all parts of the world and all kinds of schedules are able to participate. All of the calls are recorded, so that you can listen to them at any time.

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

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

Reiki Level One for People and Animals

January 7 – February 10, 2018

Refund Policy:

If you find that this program isn’t right for you, you can receive a refund of your registration, minus a $50 nonrefundable registration fee, until the end of the first week of the class.

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

Contact Nancy Windheart

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