Friends Of Baxter

Animal Reiki Level II (Practitioner)

As an Animal Reiki Practitioner you need to understand and be confident in offering Reiki to different animals in a wide range of situations – competently, effectively and safely. This requires you to be proficient in Reiki as well as having a good understanding of animals.  To do this training you need  to be trained to level II in Reiki  and have completed Animal Reiki level 1/ Foundation that is comparable to our level 1.

An animal’s emotional issues can sometimes stem from the owner’s/ carer’s emotions and so you need to be qualified as a Reiki Practitioner and be insured to work with people before being awarded an Animal Reiki Practitioner, after which insurance needs to be extended to offering Reiki to animals also.

What This Training Includes

Understanding Animals training (see the Understanding Animals workshop for content)

An in-person practical day

Mentoring support

Assessment of Animal Reiki session notes prior to certificate being awarded


This training requires your own dedicated practice. A minimum of 30 Animal Reiki sessions that demonstrate your competency in understanding animals and also Reiki, must be submitted and assessed before you will be awarded with an Animal Reiki level 2 (Practitioner) certificate.

Longer term, it may be possible for the training to be conducted at venues near you if suitable facilities are available for the theoretical learning and animals are available for the practical sessions. however, this is likely to involve additional costs. For staff and established volunteers at rescue centres and animal care centres, we are setting up a special arrangement for Animal Reiki training – please enquire if interested.

Dates and Price

Cost: £270
       (or £190 for Animal Reiki level 2 if  the Understanding Animals workshop has already been              completed) 
This comprises of the Understanding Animals workshop and level 2 Animal Reiki theory as well as a practical day. The level 2 Animal Reiki theory is taught via a zoom session of 1.5 – 2 hours in advance of the practical day. Assessment of your practical work and a certain amount of mentoring support is also included.  

Animal Reiki 2 Practical in-person day: arranged to suit availability of students and animal venues
2023 dates organised for current level 1 students:  March 12th and March 25th, more will be added

Understanding Animals via Zoom: see Understanding Animals workshop above (regular events)
Understanding Animals in person: Dates are organised to tie in with in-person Animal Reiki training  

Practical day: 9.30 – 3.30pm (approx)
Understanding Animals Workshop: 10am – 4:30/ 4.45pm)

Includes manual and certificate
Animal Reiki Practitioner Certificate is provided after successful assessment of written up notes from Animal Reiki sessions that demonstrate student competence.

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