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Course: Okuden Reiki Level II + Animal Reiki
Instructor: Linda Crabtree
Dates: 01/27/18 - 02/03/18
Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $275.00
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Description:

Dates: Saturday, January 27 and Saturday, February 3.

This class is for those want to go deeper into their personal healing journey with the system of Reiki and who want to strengthen their connection with the animals. It is for volunteers who want to offer Reiki healing in person or distantly to animals in shelters and rescues, and/or for animal body workers who wish to enhance their work with the animals. Students will be able to professionally practice Reiki after taking this class (with further experience and continued practice with the system of Reiki.). This class is based on the Japanese traditional teachings of Reiki taught by Frans Stiene of the International House of Reiki. The focus is healing of the self so that you can help others to heal.

Prerequisite: Reiki Level I of any lineage. Reiki Level II students of any lineage are also welcome to join our circle.

The first day of class we will come together in a circle to delve deeper, through discussion and meditation, into the elements of the system of Reiki taught in Shoden Reiki I. Additional Level II meditations and techniques will be taught and practiced, as well as the first three symbols and mantras.

On the second day of class distant healing will be introduced and practiced. We will discuss the approach for treating animals and take plenty of time to practice various meditations, developed by Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source, with the canines!

A manual and certificate will be given.

Maximum number of students is 8. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit.

Both days held at Bancroft Doggone U.

Students will be asked to practice Reiki with their own animals, or animals at a rescue/shelter/friend's home during the week between classes.

***Friendly canines that get along well with people and other dogs are needed for our practice on February 3. They need to be happy to settle after we begin class, either on a lead next to their human or in a safe space such as a crate. No Reiki experience is necessary ; )  Please email Lisa Ruthig if you are able to bring a dog.

 

Bio
Linda began her Reiki work in 1999 with equines during her studies as a therapeutic riding instructor. During her 10 years as a therapeutic riding instructor working with children and horses, Linda studied to become a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher and in 2007 created her own business, Circle of Peace. She later retired from the therapeutic riding industry to commit fully to the well-being of the equine and other animals. In 2014, Linda completed a 300 hour equine acupressure program, graduating from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Linda offers Reiki to All Animals and Equine Acupressure, and teaches Shoden Reiki I, Okuden Reiki II, and Animal Reiki.

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Course: Origin/ Insertion Technique in Small Animal Massage
Instructor: Lisa Ruthig
Dates: 05/13/17 - 05/13/17
Times: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $215.00
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Description:


Learn a technique that quickly relaxes chronically tight muscles, often in minutes, rather than over several sessions.

Invented by Marlene Narrow at Bancroft, this technique has been taught in the human and equine programs for years, and was so powerful it was adapted to small animals  by Lisa Ruthig. We began teaching it in the small animal program two years ago as part of our routine for CCL tears.

If you haven't learned this techique, or if you learned it but haven't applied it to it's fullest, this workshop for certified small animal massage therapists (200 hour training prerequisite) is for you. We will review the anatomy of all the muscles of the body where this technique is useful, review what we know of the science, and will practice it on humans and dogs. (This technique can also be used on cats.)

At the end of the session, there will be a bonus optional cadaver review so that you can see the actual locations of origins and insertions of the muscles learned. There is no charge for this section and you can feel free to leave if this does not appeal to you.

Dogs that are relaxed around dogs and people are welcome. Please let us know in the comments if you are bringing a dog. Please send any questions to [email protected]

Your instructor is Lisa Ruthig, certified by Bancroft in Small Animal and Equine massage, and Director of Animal Programs. She has a private practice serving dogs, cats and horses and uses this technique in nearly every session. You can learn more about Lisa at Lively Animal Massage.

 

 

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Course: Shoden Reiki I + Animal Reiki
Instructor: Linda Crabtree
Dates: 09/23/17 - 09/30/17
Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $250.00
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Description:

September 23 - Class held at Bancroft Doggone U in Worcester, MA
September 30 - Class held in Woodstock, CT at a private farm (practice with equines, chickens + peacocks)

This two-day class is the heart of the system of Reiki and Reiki with Animals. This class is for individuals who wish to heal themselves and their animals at the same time, for animal lovers who wish to deepen their connection with animals, for volunteers who want to offer Reiki healing to animals at shelters and rescues, and/or for animal body workers who wish to enhance their work with the animals. This class is based on the Japanese traditional teachings of Reiki, as taught by Frans Stiene of International House of Reiki. The focus is on healing the self so that you can help others to heal.

First Day: We come together in a circle to discuss the history of Reiki, and the What, How, When, Where and Why of Reiki. You will learn and practice tools that will help you to develop and strengthen healing of the self and with the animals -- the Reiki precepts, Japanese techniques and meditations, hand positions for self treatment, and a brief review of the hand positions for the treatment of family and friends. 

Second Day: We discuss guidelines and ethics for working with animals and practice the various techniques and breathing meditations with the animals.

There will be lots of practice time on both days giving you the opportunity to feel and experience the Reiki energy.

A manual and certificate will be given.
Maximum number of students is 8.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required.
Students will be asked to practice Reiki with their own animals, or animals at a rescue/shelter/friend's home during the week between classes.

Please send any questions to Lisa Ruthig

Bio
Linda began her Reiki work in 1999 with equines during her studies as a therapeutic riding instructor. During her 10 years as a therapeutic riding instructor working with children and horses, Linda studied to become a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher and in 2007 created her own business, Circle of Peace. She later retired from the therapeutic riding industry to commit fully to the well-being of the equine and other animals. In 2014, Linda completed a 300 hour equine acupressure program, graduating from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Linda offers Reiki to All Animals and Equine Acupressure, and teaches Shoden Reiki I, Okuden Reiki II, and Animal Reiki.

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