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Equine Assisted Reiki and Animal Reiki I

April 23 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a fulfilling weekend sharing peace with animals through Japanese Reiki & Animal Reiki!

Equine-Assisted “Self-Care with Reiki” (Japanese Reiki 1) and Animal Reiki 1
with Kat Forgacs
Portland, Maine area
Classes meet Thursday-Sunday and Tuesday
(Daily schedule shown below)

In this immersive course, we cover the essential foundations of traditional Japanese Reiki for mental-physical-spiritual wellbeing, and the practice of “offering” Reiki (often without touch) to all species of animals and their human companions, safely and respectfully.

This course is for all animal lovers, including those who are new to Reiki, as well as Reiki practitioners who want to add Animal Reiki techniques to their practice.

The training offers special appreciation rates for animal rescuers, veterans, first responders, and resitting students.
Learning objectives:

Participants will learn how to help reduce the effects of stress for all kinds of creatures, with and without touch, using traditional Japanese Reiki meditations (such as Joshin Kokyu Ho, Seishin Toitsu) and the Let Animals Lead® method developed by Kathleen Prasad.

After the Shoden & Animal Reiki 1 course, you will have the essential skills and training to practice compassionate Reiki meditation for your own self-care and as a volunteer for all kinds of under-served animal populations, including rescue animals, wildlife, farm(ed) and working animals, companion animals, therapy animals, animals in captivity, and more!
This course is for you if:

❤️ You are excited about facilitating heartfelt spaces for wellbeing for loved ones and creatures of all varieties, including wildlife, rescue animals, foster animals, companion animals, service animals, working animals, and animals in captivity

💛 You are intrigued by the idea of creating peace and relaxation from within to support individuals and animals experiencing stress, illnesses, and nearing transition

💚 You want help in developing more focus, becoming more present, and easing suffering

💙 You are committed to a path of deepening integrity and personal wellbeing, and softening your relationship with yourself and the world

💜 You relish the path of personal improvement through gentleness, mindfulness, intentionality, self-responsibility, and enduring compassion towards self and others.
Course schedule:

Instruction will take place at Solid Ground Equine Assisted Life Coaching in Scarborough, Maine (south of Portland). The training will begin with an introduction to Reiki self-care techniques on Thursday & Friday evenings. This part of the training will cover Japanese Reiki 1 (Shoden level) techniques, and especially welcomes animal rescuers, veterans, first responders, school staff and educators, emergency staff, and others who are on the “front lines” of caring for others, to help with maintaining personal wellbeing in high-stress environments.

We will continue with Animal Reiki 1 training on Saturday & Sunday afternoons. This part of the training is suitable for all Reiki 1+ students and practitioners. Practice will be conducted on-site with resident life-coaching equines. The training will conclude on Tuesday with a day of guided Reiki practice sessions at a local animal shelter.

Registration includes a followup private coaching session, which will be scheduled for each student after the course.
Earlybird rates are available through January 1, 2020.

More details:


Course schedule & fees:

The full course content and learning objectives can be found at:

Explore other BLISS Reiki classes and events at www.blissanimalreiki.com.

Questions are welcome! Please contact your instructor Kat Forgacs at aboutblissreiki@gmail.com.
About the Instructor:

This course is led by Kat Forgacs, founder of BLISS Reiki and Animal Reiki, and a certified Teacher of traditional Japanese Reiki and Animal Reiki. Kat has trained directly with Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki and Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source.

Kat has led Japanese Reiki and Animal Reiki practicums and practice sessions at animal shelters and sanctuaries in New England, the Midwest, the Southwest, Europe, and online.

Kat’s gentle style of teaching honors the insights, practices, and ethics of traditional Reiki and highlights how they can support us when we integrate them into our everyday life. Her insights and personal findings emphasize mindfulness, meaningfulness in the mundane, and creating personal wellbeing through choice and practice.

A New England native, Kat currently lives in restful Bloomington, Indiana.

Kat Forgacs, BLISS Reiki and Animal Reiki
(617) 758-7496
Facebook group for uplifting posts and information about Reiki practice, mindset, and mindfulness: BLISS Animal Reiki – Info & Q&A

Meditation recordings and more:

Youtube channel: http://bit.ly/BLISSReikiYT

Vimeo channel: http://bit.ly/BLISSReikiVimeo

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April 23 @ 9:00 am
April 28 @ 5:00 pm

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