Kathleen received her Usui Reiki Master Teacher training from Tanja Anderson, MD, LMT (raphaelholisticportal.com), and her Shinpiden Master Teacher training from Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Teacher (animalreikisource.com), and Susan Czemmel, RMT, KMT, ARMT (woofandwhimsy.com).
Kathleen received her Canine Massage Therapist Certification (CCMT) from Brendenburg Massage Therapy in Ohio.
Kathleen believes that what you put into your body and how you treat your body greatly impacts your health and well being. Kathleen uses organic products (not tested on animals), she eats organically and only eats organic free-range meat. Read about Kathleen in the Baltimore Sun.
Kathleen believes in holistic health, she receives Reiki treatments
for general health and has experienced the many benefits. She then went
on to explore how Reiki is used in treating animals. After her first
level training, she began to work on healing her own animals and found
how easily animals accept Reiki and how quickly the benefits can be
seen. In addition to her practice, she believes that giving back to the
community is important, and volunteers her time at BARCS Animal Shelter.
Kathleen has been a trainer, facilitator and public speaker for the past 20 years. Kathleen has developed curricula, participant materials, and training documentation in multimedia formats. Kathleen presents at conferences and workshops and the author of several journal articles, most recently on the topic of Reiki: Reiki Healing for Animals by Kathleen Lester and Tuning Into Your Animal Companion Through Animal Communication and Reiki by Terri Diener and Kathleen Lester both published in the Virginia Maryland Dog Magazine.
Kathleen is the President of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Sailing Center, and she serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Educational Research & Development.
Kathleen lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, Michael, stepdaughter Annie, Althea, a lab/rotweiller mix, Jones, a “no one is sure” mix, and Sasha and Misha, two beautiful Bengal kitties.