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Natural Awakenings Metro Phoenix & Northern Arizona

Reiki Benefits Animals and People

Mar 31, 2017 09:20AM

Kat Forgacs, owner of BLISS Animal Reiki, will conduct a three-day experiential healing retreat May 27, 28 and 30. Instruction will take place at the Center for Divine Awakening, in Phoenix, and guided practice sessions will take place with local animals. The retreat includes Japanese Reiki 1: Discover Your True Self and Animal Reiki 1: Sharing Peace with Animals.

Participants in the retreat will experience traditional Japanese reiki meditations and chanting practices, as well as how to offer reiki to all species of animals respectfully and without touch.

Forgacs says, "Animal Reiki emphasizes non-touch meditation practices for sharing a peaceful, loving, grounded space of well-being with all creatures.

"We will practice tools for finding and maintaining a grounded feeling of peace, no matter what is happening in our daily lives, and for helping to facilitate that feeling of calm and well-being for others."

The Animal Reiki retreat welcomes all animal lovers and reiki practitioners from all lineages. 

Cost is $350; $395 after Apr. 28; closes May 17. A portion of proceeds donated to local animal welfare. Location: 15801 N. 40th St., Phoenix. For registration, email [email protected] or visit

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