Classes


Classes and Events

In my Reiki classes, I teach Mikao Usui’s Japanese traditional teachings of Reiki. The Animal Reiki portion of class is based on the Let Animals Lead® method created by Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source, who also developed the manuals I follow in class. I am a SARA teacher, therefore, you are able to become a member of SARA after taking any of my Animal Reiki classes.


Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki

Reiki I students are offering Reiki to Possum,
an equine at The Bridge Therapy Center.
Possum is yawning, a sign of stress release
and healing of the body.

Shoden in Japanese means 'first teachings'. This is the beginning of a student’s journey in self-healing using traditional Japanese Reiki teachings.

This two-day class is for individuals who wish to support their well-being and the health of the animals in their circle of life -- animals at your home, volunteers who want to offer Reiki healing to animals at shelters and rescues, animal lovers who wish to deepen their connection with animals, dog walkers, pet sitters, and/or animal body workers who wish to enhance their work with their animal clients. Animals are present both days in class and are invited to join us in our meditation practice!

On the first day, we come together to learn the lessons of Shoden Reiki I which are the foundation of the system of Reiki. We discuss the basics of Reiki. Tools are taught and practiced that will help you to develop your meditation practice which is the key to a deeper connection with the animals, and help you to develop and strengthen healing of the self. These tools are the Reiki precepts, Japanese techniques and meditations, hand positions for self-care, and for family and friends. Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

On the second day, we discuss guidelines for treatment and ethics, and the Let Animals Lead® approach for offering Reiki to animals. Using Japanese techniques and meditations, we learn and practice how to BE and connect with the animals, offering a Reiki healing space of respect, honor, love and compassion. Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

There will be lots of practice time giving you the opportunity to feel and experience the Reiki energy with the animals.

A manual and certificate are given to each student.

As your Reiki teacher, I am here for any questions or assistance for as long as you need it.

Fee: $300

I am finally in a place mentally and physically where I could offer Reiki to Moon, and Linda dear, she moved RIGHT into my hands... saying HERE and HERE and HERE MORE. I thank you with my whole heart and spirit once again, Linda.
Susan G., student of Reiki I

I finally took the time to try this meditation. It was beautiful and powerful and I plan to do it at least daily. Thank you for everything.
Deb G.


I had taken a Reiki I course in the fall but felt that I didn't quite "get it". So I jumped at the chance to learn from Linda! I know her personally and have seen her in action, working with her horse Ka.Wa. I knew she had something I wanted. Linda is calm, compassionate, thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and patient—even with skeptics like me. She continues to learn and grow in her own practice and shares that knowledge as a gifted teacher. Although I am still on the path of understanding Reiki and its benefits, Linda has given me a firm foundation on which to build that understanding. I'm looking forward to learning Reiki 2 with Linda, and I strongly recommend her classes.
Joan P.

Shortly after my Reiki weekend, I was out riding my horse. We were making our way down a road to a trail head when Patrick noticed some balloons bobbing and dancing in the gusty breeze. He refused to go forward, and I would not let him go back up the hill. Our compromise was to move back and forth across the road, stopping often to study the balloons but making slow progress toward the trail.  After several minutes, it occurred to me that if anyone needed some Reiki support, it was Patrick! I began to meditate in the saddle, stating my intent and inviting him to partake of whatever energy he needed. Almost immediately, he bobbed his head and blew out the two loudest snorts I think I’ve ever heard. Then, completely relaxed, he proceeded down the hill and onto the trail. I will never doubt the power of offering Reiki to an animal!
Jean M.


Okuden Reiki II + Animal Reiki

Education and TrainingOkuden in Japanese means 'inner teachings'. These lessons strengthen and provide a deeper, inner understanding and connection to yourself and the animals with the Reiki energy.

This two-day class builds on the groundwork of Shoden Reiki I. It’s for individuals who wish to go deeper into their personal healing development, who want to be able to offer Reiki at a distance, and/or who want to professionally offer Reiki. Animals are present both days in class and are invited to join us in our meditation practice!

On the first day, we come together to delve deeper, through discussion and meditation practices, into the elements of the system of Reiki taught in Shoden Reiki I. Additional Level II meditations and techniques are taught and practiced, as well as learning and practicing the different energies of the first three symbols and mantras of Reiki. A method for healing for those not within physical reach is introduced and practiced. Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

On the second day, we continue to learn and work with the symbols and mantras, and to practice Reiki meditations and techniques. Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

There will be lots of practice time on both days with the animals.

A manual and certificate are given to each student.

As your Reiki teacher, I am here for any questions or assistance for as long as you need it.

Fee: $350

I took the Okuden Reiki II and Animal Reiki course with Linda in the fall of 2016. I found the experience to be intensely satisfying, from the quiet ambiance of the room in which we worked to her thorough answers to my questions. Linda was attentive and perceptive and guided me with grace and humor. By the end of our two days together, I felt I truly had a teacher who would aid me in my continuing growth - and a friend, as well.
Jean M.


Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners Workshop

Animal Reiki for Reiki PractitionersThis one-day workshop is for Reiki Level II or III practitioners of any lineage who wish to work with animals on a professional and/or volunteer basis.

In this workshop, we discuss and practice the Japanese elements of Reiki – the precepts, the first three symbols and mantras, and traditional Japanese meditations and techniques. The Let Animals Lead® approach for offering Reiki to animals is introduced, as well as ethics and treatment guidelines. We take plenty of time to practice various meditations and learn to BE and connect with the animals, offering a space of love and compassion for healing. A Reiju (a Spiritual Blessing) is offered to each student.

A manual and certificate are given to each student.

As your Reiki teacher, I am here for any questions or assistance for as long as you need it.

Fee: $275


Introduction to Equine Acupressure

This 5-hour class is for individuals who want to help themselves to help the equines in their circle of life to feel better. Acupressure, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, is an effective, non-invasive method that regulates, restores, replenishes, and maintains the flow of energy, bringing the body into balance. Balance = Health.

We discuss the What, Why, How, When, and Where of Acupressure. Students get plenty of time and the opportunity to practice acupressure points on the equine for common concerns of hoof issues, colic, anxiety, and back and hip pain.

Participants must have experience of working around equines.

Handouts and a certificate are provided to each student.

Fee: $225

Linda’s class was perfect. She provided the history of acupressure and its connection to Traditional Chinese Medicine; modeled how to find and hold each point, and what response to look for in our equine friend.  There was definitely enough time for practice and questions.  It all flowed, just like her wonderful energy~!  I would highly recommend her class as an introduction to this wonderful ancient art of healing.
E.B.

Linda was fantastic to work with! She made this a very informative and fun day! Her loving and caring personality shines so brightly in the work she does. I can’t wait to take another course with her soon!
G.


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Classes & Events
2022

I continue to offer my services of Animal Reiki and Equine Acupressure to vaccinated clients.

If you wish to be placed on my email list, please notify me.

If you are unable to attend a group class, I also teach on a one-on-one basis. Please contact me with questions.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to hold your space in class. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to apply the deposit towards a future class. Checks are accepted as well as paypal. Upon your registration, I will provide you with an address or paypal link.

Classes may be pre-paid in full or the remaining balance paid at the time of service.
 

Classes

  • Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners Workshop
    December 4, 2021

    Host: Doggone U, Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
    Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    9:30AM – 4:30PM
    $275
    A % of class fees will be donated to Tomten Farm & Animal Sanctuary.
    For more information and to register for this class, click here.
     
  • Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki (Practice with Canines) Cancelled due to Covid
    January 15 + 22, 2022

    Host: Doggone U, Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
    Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    9:30AM – 4:30PM
    $300
    A % of class fees will be donated to Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA).
    Information and registration will be available in a couple of weeks on Doggone U/Bancroft website at this link, click here.
     
  • Okuden Reiki 2 + Animal Reiki (Practice with Canines)  Cancelled due to Covid
    February 12 + 19, 2022

    Host: Doggone U, Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
    Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    9:30AM – 3:30PM
    $350
    A % of class fees will be donated to a shelter or sanctuary (TBD).
    Information and registration will be available in a couple of weeks on Doggone U/Bancroft website at this link, click here.

    CLASSES TO BE DETERMINED
    It is my intent in April and May 2022, when the warmer weather is upon us, to teach Reiki classes with practice with equines, and Introduction to Equine Acupressure.

     
  • Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki (Practice with Canines)   Cancelled due to Covid-19
    February 22 + 29, 2020
    Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    9:30AM – 4:30PM
    $250
    25% of class fees will be donated to Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA).
     
  • Introduction to Equine Acupressure   Cancelled due to Covid-19
    May 3, 2020
    Co-hosting with Emerald Isles Eventing Center, Westborough, MA
    9:30AM – 3:30PM
    $150
     
  • Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki (Practice with Equines)   Cancelled due to Covid-19
    May 9 + 16, 2020
    Co-hosting with Emerald Isles Eventing Center
    Day One: Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    Day Two: Emerald Isles Eventing Center, Westborough, MA
    9:30AM – 4:30PM
    $250
    25% of class fees will be donated to Rosemary Farms Sanctuary in NY.
     
  • Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners
    September 20, 2019

    Co-hosting with Emerald Isles Eventing Center
    Westborough, MA
    10:00AM-4:00PM
    $150
    A % of class fees will be donated to NEER North (New England Equine Rescue).
     
  • Okuden Reiki II + Animal Reiki
    October 5 + 12, 2019

    Co-hosting with Emerald Isles Eventing Center
    1st day: Congregational Church of Harvard, Harvard, MA
    2nd day: Emerald Isles Eventing Center, Westborough, MA
    9:30AM - 4:30PM
    $290
    A % of class fees will be donated to Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary.

     
  • Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki
    May 11 and 18, 2019
    Co-hosting with Bancroft School of Animal and Equine Massage Therapy
    Congregational Church of Harvard
    Harvard, MA
    9:30AM - 5:00PM
    $250
    A % of the class fees will be donated to Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

     
  • Introduction to Equine Acupressure
    May 25, 2019

    Emerald Isles Eventing Center
    Westborough, MA
    10:00AM - 3:00PM
    $150

    Class size is limited.
     
  • Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners
    June 2, 2019 (Rain date of June 9)
    Peace for Ponies Animal Rescue
    East Wareham, MA
    10:00AM-4:00PM
    $150
    A % of the class will be donated to Peace for Ponies.

Events

  • November 11, 2021
    Equine Affaire, presenting Acupressure: A Therapeutic Method to Support Your Equine's Mind Body, and Soul

    1:00PM, Demo Ring, Mallory North
    W. Springfield, MA
    https://equineaffaire.com/
     
  • November 12, 2021
    Equine Affaire, presenting Grooming with Gratitude: Using Therapeutic Acupressure and Massage

    12:00PM, Equine Fundamentals Forum, Mallory South
    W. Springfield, MA
    https://equineaffaire.com/
     
  • November 12, 2021
    Equine Affaire, presenting Reiki: A Meditative Method to Support Your Well-Being and that of the Equines in Your Circle of Life

    2:00PM, Demo Ring, Mallory North
    W. Springfield, MA
    https://equineaffaire.com/
     
  • September 12, 2021
    Paws in the Park, Fundraiser for Save a Dog

    Sudbury, MA
     
  • April 28, 2019
    Celebration of Reiki Conference
    Boston Area
     
  • May 5, 2019
    Paws in the Park, Fundraiser for Save A Dog
    Sudbury, MA
     
  • May 10, 2019
    Greeting and Grooming with Gratitude with the Veterans at Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program
    Bridgewater, MA
     
  • September 21, 2019
    Woofstock, Fundraiser for Buddy Dog Humane Society

    Hudson, MA
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