What inspired you to become a Reiki Healer?
Lynelle was offering an Attunement class and I took it. I honestly didn’t 100% understand what I was signing up for. I know in my heart of hearts it was divine intervention that lead me to this class. Reiki is a direct universal current or channeling of what I am doing with my art. My body of work as an artist is designed to raise the vibrations of an individual by giving them tools to hold daily space for themselves and when I was taught that the universal energy could use me as a facilitator for that exact thing I was fully dedicated.
What IS Reiki??
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that involves the practitioner becoming a conduit of universal energy to a recipient's body. The word "Reiki" combines "rei," meaning universal, and "ki," meaning life energy. I use a hands-on approach to channel energy, aiming to restore balance and promote healing. Reiki is based on the belief that disruptions in the body's energy flow contribute to physical, emotional, and mental imbalances. It is a holistic practice that complements conventional medicine by addressing the overall well-being of an individual.
Please share with us a bit about your professional education/background.
I have done a little bit of everything. I went to art school to end up in the auto and insurance industries. Truth. But more seriously, I did a stint in grad school so that I could be an art educator. During the 11 years I was in K-12 education, I studied physical and mental health as well as movement and advanced my own art and writing skills. This stretch of my path lead me to new spaces as a yoga and aerial silks instructor which taught me so much about the mind, body, spirit connection.
Now I am on a journey to create a new space where all of these things are combined; movement, writing, the arts and health all showing up under an umbrella that is Alchemy and Art.
What would like to share about your family/pets/etc.
I am married to a nice man named Kirk Bright. He is my dream fella and we have been married for 10 years and love schnauzers and travel! We have a fur baby named Booker aka Booker Boo or Mr. Booker in formal settings.
Dream vacation spot:
A city for my mister to explore or a beach for me. When Kirk and I travel we make time for me to draw and be outdoors and for him to explore culture and go to a sporting event. We are advocates for making sure vacation is for inspiration and health no matter where we are.
What is a goal you hold for your professional future?
I want to have or join a space and a collective where people who aspire to be makers of taste and health can come together, as a real team, and do their arts, crafts, yoga, meditation, writing and metaphysical practices in a united space of support to support.
What is a little-known fact about you?
I did several murals in Queen City Clay as a trade for my ceramics education. Back breaking work but it changed my whole life and art practice. #worthit
Indian food, chicken tikka saga!
(Not together, please.)
Thank you Erin, for sharing a little about yourself. We are looking forward to your Open House on Saturday, January 20th from 12:30-5:30pm!