About Laura Thomas

Hi & Welcome to Three Cedars Reiki!

I am Laura and I am passionate about animals, Reiki and Nature.  I am excited to help animals and humans find healing, peace, understanding, harmony and balance through Animal Reiki and Animal Communication.

As a child, I always brought home injured, ill or stray animals; something I still do. Being with animals and helping them is a way of life for me. I share a deep connection with animals, domestic and wild, especially horses.  My parents put me on a horse before I could crawl and they have been my passion since.

After a successful 25-year career as a professional development trainer and management consultant, I left the business world to spend more time with animals and partnered with a friend to start a pet and farm sitting business.  Soon after, Reiki found me through a very special red mare and changed my life forever!  A year or so later, another very special mare led me to the world of animal communication.


Laura is an amazing Reiki instructor. Very positive & encouraging.  Clearly passionate & experienced about Reiki. -  MW

Not long after completing my Reiki Master training with Odilia Forlenza at the North Carolina Reiki Training Center, I learned about Kathleen Prasad and the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA).  I completed Reiki/Animal Reiki Teacher training with Kathleen and now practice and teach her Let Animals Lead® approach to Animal Reiki. I have found an amazing way to help animals and bring balance and harmony to my life.  I am passionate about making a difference in animal and human lives by sharing Reiki with them.

Laura helped me and my horse through a difficult transition! She is the real deal! Thank you Laura!  - BR


I initially studied animal communication with Anita Curtis and most recently with Thea Strom. I have also taken classes with Nancy Windheart.  I enjoy helping humans and animals understand each other better, problem solve, and strengthen their relationships.  Animals have so much to share if we are open to listening.   I am honored to be able to bridge the communication gap between animals and their humans.

I love combining my background in training, a deep connection with animals, and my passion for Reiki to create life changing learning experiences for my students. I believe in ongoing mentoring for my students as well as nurturing my own spiritual growth. Reiki is a journey, not a one time and done training.

Three horses, a donkey, a llama, a sheep, three dogs, eleven cats and some chickens -- most of whom are rescues -- and some wild animals let me live on their farm, Three Cedars, in South Carolina… as long as I share Reiki with them daily!

I am living my dream life, helping animals with my thriving Animal Reiki, Animal Communication and pet/farm sitting businesses.  I am also honored to serve on the SARA Ethics Committee.

I would love to show you how Reiki & Animal Communication can change your relationship with animals and your life!

Peace & Love,


Laura is an exceptionally gifted Reiki teacher and practitioner.  -  CM