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ICRT Animal Reiki Master 

ICRT Animal Reiki Master Training Workshop

~ Upon completion of this 3 full day training workshop, you will be certified as an ICRT Animal Reiki Master and will able to teach ICRT Animal Reiki I & II and ICRT Animal Reiki Master level classes, both online and in person.


Our Reiki Training Workshops are available either In-Person and Online.

*Note: This training has prerequisites.  Please see below for details.

About this Training:

The ICRT Animal Reiki Master course provides the Animal Reiki energy, as well as the tools and techniques needed to practice, share Reiki with animals, and teach Animal Reiki with skill and expertise. You will learn the advanced tools and techniques for sessions, as well as how to teach the tools and techniques should you decide to teach Animal Reiki as a Master practitioner. 

The ICRT Animal Reiki energy was developed by the Holy Fire® III Reiki energy and is Reiki energy specifically for animals. The Animal Reiki symbol received in this Master class empowers the vitality and life force in both animals and people. It unifies the human and animal consciousness in the Reiki practitioner. The Animal Reiki energy and this Master class is deeply healing for people, as much as it is for the animals. 


This Master course is a great fit if you:

  • Feel called to help animals or are already working with animals but want to deepen your skills and technique

  • Want to deepen your experience, knowledge, communion with the animals and the Divine Earth

  • Want to learn additional practitioner healing tools and Animal Reiki healing tools – including how to attune animals to Animal Reiki energy

  • Feel called to teach Animal Reiki to others & want to learn how to conduct the experiences, placements for Animal Reiki 1 & 2, & ignitions for Animal Reiki Master

  • Want more hands-on practice time with feedback from the instructor and classmates

  • Want to learn the tools and techniques for creating an Animal Reiki class including online class techniques

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn additional skills to help heal and work with animals using Reiki

  • Receive four Ignitions to the Animal Reiki Energy

  • Receive the symbol for Animal Reiki Energy

  • Receive experiences and meditations

  • Be qualified to teach Animal Reiki I & II and Animal Reiki Master upon completion of the course

This workshop includes ICRT Animal Reiki Master attunements, certificate of completion, and a manual, "ICRT Animal Reiki Master Manual" by Colleen Benelli, Sioux Strong, Robyn Benelli, and Pamela Allen-LeBlanc.


The class is a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration, and practice time. Each student experiences giving Reiki to an animal in---person (if the student has an animal at their location) and by distance (students will practice on each others animals) using the Animal Reiki symbol and human Reiki 1 & 2 symbols and techniques such as Byosen scanning, Koki-ho (sending Reiki with breath), and Gyoshi-ho (sending Reiki with the eyes). Practice time is given using the Animal Reiki symbol. 

It's not necessary to have an animal companion to complete this workshop.


To be eligible to take this class, students must have completed the following:

  1. Successful completion of ICRT Animal Reiki 1 & 2

  2. Successful completion of Reiki Master training (Can be any lineage; however, Reiki Master in this case is defined as having all the Ignitions or attunements to ALL FOUR Usui Reiki symbols (the Power symbol, the Mental/Emotional symbol, the Distance symbol, and the Master symbol)

  3. Proof of Reiki Master and ICRT Animal Reiki 1 & 2 Training Required: 

    1. Legible copies of your ICRT Animal Reiki 1 & 2 certificate and your Reiki Master certificate (signed by your instructors and with completion dates) are required at time of registration.  Admittance to the workshop is contingent upon verification of previous training.  Please submit copies via email to immediately upon registration.

  4. There is no practice period required after completion of Reiki Master and Animal Reiki 1 & 2 in order to take this training.  You may take this training immediately after receiving Reiki Master and ICRT Animal Reiki 1 & 2 certifications.

WORKSHOP COST:  $1,295 or *6 payments of $229.50

  • Workshops can be paid for in full at time of purchase or a payment plan with monthly installments is available. 

    • Regarding payment plans:  It is not necessary for all payments to have been made before the workshop begins.  Payment plans are made between you and our payment processor, Stripe, as part of their "Buy Now, Pay Later" payment options.  This allows you to pay in monthly installments based on your agreement with them.  Please refer to the Purchase Terms & Conditions page for more details.

  • ​Refunds & Rescheduling:

    • Workshops are refundable up to 14 days prior to the start of workshop.  After that date, refunds will not be issued. 

    • If a workshop needs to be rescheduled after the refund date has expired, please refer to the rescheduling terms listed on the Purchase Terms & Conditions page.


  • Registration for upcoming workshops is done through our Soul-Smudge Classroom website. 

  • Click on the images below to be taken to the Classroom registration page for either the In-Person or Online workshops.  Or click here to visit the Classroom homepage.

  • To register, you will need to create a login for the Classroom.  Save your username and password.  You will access course materials (and the Zoom workshop, if you're taking online) through the Classroom.

  • *Note: workshop resources/materials will become available in the online Classroom module after the refund period has expired.  Modules will be activated and access granted approximately 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Waitlist:  If a workshop is not currently scheduled or for trainings that are run less frequently, you will see a Waitlist option.  Sign up on the waitlist for the workshop you are interested in.  You will be emailed as soon as that workshop is available for registration.

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Workshop Locations: 

  • In-Person Workshops:  Note: locations will vary based on availability and may include:

    • Soul-Smudge office in Cypress, TX 

      • Due to building restrictions, we cannot have animal companions in the office.  So, lecture will be held at the office and practice time will be conducted virtually using animal webcams or at a local facility that has access to animals, if available.​

    • Local shops, community centers, or other venues, pending availability.

    • A Personal Residence

      • These can be private classes or a group class, with permission of the residence owner.​

    • A local facility that has access to animals, if available.

    • The location will be listed for each specific workshop on the Soul-Smudge Classroom website.

  • Online workshops are held through our Soul-Smudge Classroom website.  They are conducted using Zoom video conferencing in the Soul-Smudge Classroom learning environment.  Workshops are conducted real-time and are not pre-recorded.

Length of training:  Three full days (9hr 30min each day); usually Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Time: 9:00am - 6:30pm Central Standard Time each day; several short breaks & 1 hour lunch will be taken


Attendance & Participation: Attendance is required for the entire workshop, as well as participation in discussions, meditations, and practice time, in order to complete the training and receive certification.


Training Manual:  "ICRT Animal Reiki Master Manual" by Colleen Benelli, Sioux Strong, Robyn Benelli, and Pamela Allen-LeBlanc

  • In Person students will receive their manual on the first day of class.

  • Online students will receive a digital copy of the manual. 

    • Instructions will be sent prior to the 1st day of the workshop via email for accessing an digital version of the training manual.  *The email address you provide at registration will be used to access your manual, so please provide a valid email address when signing up.  Please check your spam folder!

    • The digital version of the manual is accessed through the ICRT website.

      • Notes regarding digital manuals:

        • You will have permanent access to the digital manual through the ICRT website; however, the manual cannot be downloaded or printed.

        • If you prefer to have a hardcopy of the manual, they are available for purchase from the ICRT at  Please note:  This information regarding the availability of hardcopy manuals is provided for your information only.  I do not receive any payment or commissions from purchases made through the website.


Symbols Quiz:  You will be asked to draw the symbol from memory (you'll have it in advance and have plenty of time to practice prior to the quiz)

What you'll need:​​

For ONLINE students taking the class via Zoom:

  • Computer or tablet with webcam and microphone (I will be screen sharing documents, images, videos, etc. so you will want to have a device with a screen large enough to see what is being shared.)

  • Zoom is required and will need to be downloaded to your computer, smart phone, and/or tablet device.  We use phones and tablets to video the animals during practice sessions.  

    • Please see the Zoom website for instructions on set up if you are new to using Zoom.​

  • A tripod for your phone or tablet is recommended but not required.  The class is all day, so if you will be using a phone or tablet, a tripod is highly recommended.  It's also useful for practice sessions.

  • Internet connection/access

  • Headphones or earbuds, if needed for better sound

  • Quiet, private location to attend the workshop

    • *Meditations are an integral part of the workshop and how you receive your attunement.  You'll need a quiet space. It's important to find somewhere you won't be disturbed.

  • Training manual: "ICRT Animal Reiki Master Manual" by Colleen Benelli, Sioux Strong, Robyn Benelli, and Pamela Allen-LeBlanc

  • Pen/pencil, highlighter 

  • Notebook for taking notes & journaling about meditation experiences

  • Surrogate:  have something to place your hands on when practicing distance Reiki on, such as a stuffed animal, doll, or pillow

  • Beverage & Snack

  • Dress comfortably:  I highly recommend loose, comfortable clothing​, as we will be meditating and practicing giving & receiving Reiki.

  • Pillow/blanket for use during meditations, if desired

  • Music for meditations, if desired.  Smooth, calming music without lyrics is recommended.

    • Here's one on YouTube that I like and recommend.  Click here to access.​​​​

  • Animal Companion: It's not necessary to have an animal companion for class.  However, if you have an animal available, please let me know at the beginning of class, what kind (i.e. cat, dog, goat) and how many. We may take the opportunity to have you or other students work with them in practice sessions. 


​*Keep an eye on your email for any additional details, instructions, or reminders. Please check your email and spam folder.

For IN PERSON students:

  • Training manual: "ICRT Animal Reiki Master Manual" by Colleen Benelli, Sioux Strong, Robyn Benelli, and Pamela Allen-LeBlanc - You will receive your manual on the first day of class.

  • Pen/pencil, highlighter 

  • Notebook for taking notes & journaling about meditation experiences

  • Beverage & Snack

  • Dress comfortably:  I highly recommend loose, comfortable clothing​, as we will be meditating and practicing giving & receiving Reiki.  Depending on location, we may be outside, so please dress for the heat/cold and wear enclosed shoes to protect your feet and toes.

  • Animal Companion: For health and safety of your human classmates, as well as your animals and the animals at the class location, please DO NOT bring your animal to the class.  It's not necessary to have an animal companion for class.  If there are animals available at the location, we will be working with them.  If not, we will work with animals via animal webcams or (if available) we will drive to a location that has animals that we can work with.  Instructions will vary per workshop.  I will email you with instructions regarding your particular workshop.


*Keep an eye on your email for any additional details, instructions, or reminders. Please check your email and spam folder.

To view upcoming class dates, click here: Calendar


*Please review the Purchase Terms, Refund Policy, Cancellation Policy for information regarding methods of payment, refunds, deposits, late cancellations, and no-shows.  By using this website, you agree to the terms outlined in these policies, so please review them carefully.

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