Felecia Calaman Childress – Shelter Animal Reiki Association Teacher

Felecia Calaman Childress SARA Teacher

Felecia Calaman Childress Charlottesville, Virginia

Felecia is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia with a BA in Politics and a Minor in Dance.  She has been a Dance Instructor for the past 28 years working with students age 3 to adult. She has always had a strong passion for animals since early childhood and that passion led to her interest in Animal Reiki. After receiving her first Reiki treatment several years ago she took the Level 1 & 2 Reiki class and began working as a practitioner focusing on animals and volunteering at her local SPCA. Because of her love for teaching she went on to become a Reiki Master Teacher and a Karuna Reiki Master and teaches both Reiki classes for humans and animals through her business Dances With P.A.W.S. (People and Animal Wellness Solutions).

She also offers private individual sessions for both animals and humans. Felecia volunteers her time offering Reiki sessions to the animals at the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA and teaches Animal Reiki classes there as well.  She splits her time between Martinsville and Charlottesville, Virginia where she makes her home with her husband, Ford, an attorney in Charlottesville and their beloved animal family, Montana, Mr. Bojangles Dance, and Tony their 3 dogs, Kalli their cat, and Kimba their bird.

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What People are Saying:

“I appreciate the blending of meditation with the human/animal connection.  I have been able to truly “see” animals for some time.  I am grateful to be able to connect now to their beings.” -Leslie Hervey, Executive Director of the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA

“Felecia is amazing.  I love her and all she does for our shelter and all of the animals.  Please keep doing all you can do because Animal Reiki is needed worldwide.  We all will benefit from this for years to come.”
-Nicole Cooke, Facility Manager at the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA

“Would do this class again anytime.  It was so enjoyable and when the results are instantaneous it is so rewarding.  It is irrefutable evidence to the power of Reiki” -Carol Berlauk, Member of the Board of Directors for the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA

“This class opens you up to a whole new world of animal work, compassion and respect.  The class made such an impact because of how it helps the animals and me.” -Chase Inman, Director of Marketing/Development and Volunteer Coordinator for the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA

“Reiki is amazing!  I could really see a difference in the animals.  I also feel a difference in myself.  I feel more calm and I love that I can feel like I have done everything possible for these animals.  Felecia is an excellent teacher and I thank her for all she has done.” -Courtney Allen, Animal Care Specialist for Martinsville Henry County SPCA

“Felecia was an exceptional teacher.  She took plenty of time to explain what we had questions about.  It was a great class and everyone needs to experience it.” -Caroline Frith, Animal Care Specialist for Martinsville-Henry County SPCA