About Veela

Who

I’m an NYC-based Reiki Master Teacher & LMSW.

As a PTSD survivor, a polyamorous LGBTQ person, and LMSW, I’m personally committed to ensuring that everyone I work with feels safe, heard, & valued.

I’m especially passionate about helping people experience comfort & safety in their bodies via Reiki.

What

I can offer any of the following forms of Reiki & tend to use an eclectic approach unless special requests are made:

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho
  • Usui & Karuna™/ Holy Fire™ III
  • Shamanic & Crystal Reiki
  • Reiki for Animals

Why

Seven years ago, I was lost. I was disconnected from my purpose, & my magick. I was struggling with PTSD without knowing that I even had it. I wasn’t sure of who I was. I was working so hard, trying my very best to do whatever was in front of me, in a frantic search for the crucial, soul-fulfilling element I was missing.

What I was missing was my spirituality, my connection to myself, & my internal sense of safety. Reiki empowered me, directly & indirectly, to cultivate the soul-fulfillment, connection, & safety I longed for.

I only experienced 2 sessions before pursuing my own Reiki training. After those sessions I felt lighter, calmer, & more relaxed & whole in body, mind, & spirit. I felt that I would be ok, even if everything wasn’t ok. After just 2 sessions, I knew I was meant to share this gift with others. So began this path of mine.

Healing arts such as Reiki have blessed and improved my life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. My purpose now includes sharing these gifts with others.

My goal for my sessions is to offer comfort, & activate your healing, harmony, and empowerment. 

My hope is that our work together feels like a joyful, home-coming sigh of relief.

You can find a deeper version of my story, right here.

Education

I completed the entirety of my traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher training with Kai Altair of Alaria Healing Arts. I’m engaged in long-term Sacred Path training with Kai in Reiki, shamanic practices, and sacred sound healing.

I pursued additional training with William Lee Rand of the International Center for Reiki Therapy which empowers me to practice and teach Karuna™/Holy Fire™ III Reiki, and Usui/Holy Fire™ III Reiki at the Master Teacher level- both in-person and online.

I received my graduate degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at CUNY Hunter College and am licensed as an LMSW.

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