Healing energy, meditation, natural nourishment, and spiritual study threads through my life and has since childhood, continuously shaping me into the healer and teacher I am today. I have woven together a Reiki energy healing practice with my passion in vegan and raw foods, for this is all – on an energetic level – almost synonymous. It all works beautifully in tandem, heightening consciousness, compassion and opening the third eye, encouraging healing, inspiring purpose, and igniting a higher frequency in one’s own spiritual energy and functionality. One does not have to eat vegan or raw foods to be an effective Reiki practitioner, nor does one have to dabble in the healing arts to enjoy vegan or raw food nutrition, but I thrive with this healing, harmonious, loving, high-vibe conjunction.
Vegan and Raw Foods
I have spent most of my adult life experimenting with both vegetarian and vegan diets. I have been a professional weight loss consultant since the mid-90s, encouraging healthy lifestyle, balanced nutrition and a more radiant sense of well-being.
It was in 2004 that I discovered raw foods and was immediately heart-struck. I formally and blissfully dove right into the world of raw food by furthering my education and enrolling in Living Light Culinary Art Institute in Fort Bragg, California. I graduated as a raw food chef and instructor and immediately formed an inspirational, educational company called High Raw Foods. I jumped right into teaching culinary raw food classes. I gave talks and culinary demonstrations at potlucks and raw food expos around Northern California. Though I no longer have this business, you can still find my High Raw Food fan page on Facebook HERE.
Currently, within the nutritional portion of my Healing Arts practice, I offer coaching with:
♥ Vegetarian, vegan and raw food transitioning
♥ Juicing guidance
♥ Culinary and kitchen set-up advice
♥ Weight loss and weight maintenance support
(Scroll down this page to find my Reiki energy healing and class offerings)
It was a natural evolution for me, moving from the weight loss, raw food and the nutrition sector and into professional energy work. Deeply compassionate service, light work, healing, and spirituality are all part of my innate, natural essence. This is who I really am. Yes, I will always be a passionate health foodie, and I love to help people be the best they can be physically and healthfully, but my spiritual and Higher Self is the absolute core of my entire awakening Being. It is what I resonate with at deep, sacred levels, and it is what makes my life poetic, beautiful and light. Having a healing practice allows me to comingle higher truths with right work. It allows the Divine within me to honor the Divine within those I work with as I heal, guide and support them.
This strong, expansive, creative, spiritual connection I have began many, many years ago. As a young child, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, my parents were closely connected to a communal ashram (a group of like-minded spiritual seekers meeting together with the guidance of an enlightened guru) where meditation, yoga and spiritual discussions took place. As a family, we lovingly referred to the ashram as “church,” and we would go to “church” every Sunday. In addition to this experience, my father is a healer, faery lover, multi-religion theologian, Tarot reader, art teacher and freelance artist by trade. My mother, a retired teacher, is also an artist as well as a lifelong devotee to meditation influenced by Buddhism. As a result of all this, I was raised with a very wide spiritual, non-denominational, multidimensional perspective influenced by years of meditation, yoga, acupressure, energy bodywork, creative artwork and lots of magic in my life. It’s safe to say that spirituality, healing, art and teaching are also in my blood, for all this was my childhood reality, and it is what fulfills me now.
In addition to my multi-cultural and eastern-religious foundation, I do feel a deep kinship to Native American shamanism and earth-based spirituality. I am keenly connected to higher transdimensional reality, the higher dimensional angel and fae realms, Christ-Consciousness, sacred geometry, Universal Life-Force Energy, unconditional compassion, unconditional love, crystals, color therapy, Tarot, past lives, Ancient Egypt and the universal collective consciousness to name just a few of my growing interests and modalities. It is difficult to encapsulate in words everything I embrace and all the realms and energies I work with, for it is an ever expanding evolution and awakening that seems to build upon itself daily.
Reiki and High-Level Energy Bodywork
I am an Usui Reiki Master Teacher and a certified Karuna® Reiki Master. I eventually closed my High Raw Food company, because I wanted to create a more holistic business that would support not only my nutritional work but also my healing light work. I launched Earth Spirit ~ Reiki Healing Arts (click HERE to find it on Facebook), and I began offering healings and teaching certified Usui Reiki classes. It wasn’t long after opening my healing practice that I expanded my offerings to serve my global community by providing distance healings around the world. I feel divinely blessed to be able to offer the work I do without geographical, time, space or physical limits. My business is an ever evolving entity, for it grows and changes with me. I certainly feel that I am constantly reaching newer and higher realms personally and professionally. (This is truly the beauty of energy work!)
I am a natural medium, a sensitive, and a highly intuitive healer. I am currently working with angels, spirit guides and totem animals through channeling and meditation. I also use sacred symbols and color frequencies alongside Reiki and other advanced energy healing techniques. I call what I do Reiki, but in reality what I do is way beyond Reiki. I truly cannot emphasis this enough. Reiki is the foundation of my practice, but from this platform I’ve added layers of other energy healing modalities and have tapped into the gifts of my Higher Self and other high-level, love-conscious realms. Common comments I’ve heard from clients after a healing session with me have been:
* You’ve been doing this for a very long time, in many lives.
* Wow, that wasn’t just Reiki was it?
* I received a vision of you doing this work in Ancient Egypt.
* I saw and felt your angel work with you during the healing.
* It was as if a little faery was inside my body, tending to all of its needs.
* I had a vision of you as a Native American medicine woman while you worked on me.
Click HERE to find my Testimonial page and to read more of what my clients and students are saying.
Within my Reiki Healing Arts practice, I offer:
♥ Distance Reiki Energy Healings and Readings
♥ In-person Reiki Energy Healings and Readings
♥ Life coaching, Tarot and Intuitive Reading combo sessions (by distance and in-person)
♥ Reiki Healing Attunements
♥ Certified Usui Reiki classes of all levels (I, II, III & Reiki Master Teacher)
♥ Animal Reiki
I currently live in Sonoma County, California, in the beautiful Northern San Francisco Bay Area.
“Shana is an amazing and authentic conduit/channeler of a higher frequency Reiki. She moves and speaks from and with spirit and the higher celestial authorities. My experience of her giving a treatment was not only transformative, but truly beautiful and blissful. She is thoughtful and gentle in her guidance and I am so very grateful that she practices and teaches from a place of love and service. To anyone who is considering working with her, I wholeheartedly recommend doing so. Your life will be transformed for the better and you will be able to connect with the higher realms in such a way that you never imagined.” Namaste ~Barbara Mc. Cotati, CA