Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) is a non-profit organization that
teaches and promotes the Let Animals Lead® method which uses
meditation practices to bring peace and wellness to shelter animals. Our goal
is to create a calm, healing environment within shelters and other animal care
settings. We work closely with staff and volunteers of shelter/rescues,
veterinarians, and service organizations to help create a positive healing
space for all.
Zeb’s Wish Equine Sanctuary is a shelter member of SARA
Victoria Kress, resident animal reiki teacher and practitioner,
teaches the Let Animals Lead® method developed by Kathleen Prasad, president
and co-founder of SARA.
The SARA Way (from the website)
We believe our greatest healing power lies in compassionate
service, and therefore we give back to our animal rescue community through
Reiki treatments and training programs using the Let Animals
In the tradition and teaching lineage of Animal Reiki expert,
Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source, our Reiki practice is meditation based
and we let animals direct all healing sessions.
In order to always honor animals’ preferences, we do not
approach Animal Reiki in the same way as human Reiki. For this reason, we do
not rely on physical touch, do not teach a prescribed set of hand positions,
and never use energetic techniques which focus on what’s “wrong.”
To heal ourselves, support others, protect animals and model the
highest ethics of Animal Reiki in the community, we follow the Animal
Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics.
To honor the wisdom and journey of each unique animal, we do not
consider ourselves healers, but rather practitioners and/or teachers of a
mindfulness healing practice. The peace and harmony of our meditation practice
radiates out to help the animals around us.
Please read Healing Virtues for a detailed look at The
See Zeb’s event page for upcoming animal reiki classes or
visit Victoria’s website at