Kathleen Lester, MS, CMRM, Founder, Animal Reiki Alliance and Board Member At Large, Medical Reiki Works. Kathleen is an Animal Reiki Practitioner & Teacher, Certified Medical Reiki Master, a certified animal massage therapist, an animal communicator, and medical intuitive. Kathleen founded the Animal Reiki Alliance in 2010 to bring together Reiki practitioners and other complementary healing practitioners in an effort to develop professionalism and standards to our work with animals and human companions.
Kathleen's vision is that Reiki and other complementary healing modalities will become a standard part of everyone's, human and animal, healing team. For now her primary focus is with animals and building integrity among these healing practices and bridging the gap with veterinary care.
Training & Certifications
Kathleen received her Shinpiden Master Teacher training from Frans Stiene, International House of Reiki & Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Sources and her Medical Reiki Master Certification from Raven Keyes, Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International. Additionally, Kathleen studied Animal Communication with Terri Diener, Pet Speak and has her Veterinary Aromatic Medicine Certification from Dr. Melissa Shelton, DVM. Kathleen is also a Mesa Carrier in the Andean Shamanic Tradition, studying with Land Spirits and Jose Luis Herrara.
Kathleen is the author of Animal Reiki Research: Implications for Practice, as well as numerous published articles.