About Kelly

Kelly McDermott-Burns has been practicing Reiki since 2004 and teaching since 2006.

She is a Teacher/Practitioner trained in the Japanese Art of Reiki by the International House of Reiki and trained in Animal Reiki by Animal Reiki Source.

Kelly is a Founding and Teaching Member of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) as well as the East Coast Director of Operations.  She is also a certified teacher of the Shibumi International Reiki Association. A past President of the Vermont Reiki Association (2006-2009), Kelly remains active as the VRA’s Rutland Regional Coordinator.

In addition to volunteering Reiki at Rutland County Humane Society, Kelly is a trained hospice and palliative care volunteer. She worked for several years as a Reiki volunteer at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Educating the public and private sector about the benefits of Reiki is a major focus of Kelly’s work leading to the first Reiki programs at Gifford Medical Center and Rutland Regional Medical Center. Her students are as diverse as doctors, nurses, senior groups, alternative medical practitioners, hospice workers, children, and animal shelter employees in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and Maryland. Kelly speaks on Reiki frequently to a variety of groups including cancer centers, hospice, community groups and animal caregivers.

In 2016 Kelly traveled to India as a SARA ambassador sharing Reiki with the animals of TOLFA, India, Animal Aid, LTD, and Wildlife S.O.S.

Please contact Kelly for more info or to schedule a session, class, mentoring session, or speaking engagement.