Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Finding Appreciation for What IS

reiki healing

After a delightful holiday weekend spending time with family/friends in NYC and hanging beach side with my beloved daughter in VA, I can’t help but notice how good it feels to be home.

In addition, today marks 2 years since I relocated to Denver after residing in NYC for 14 years. Naturally, I feel drawn to reflect upon my journey over the last couple years and in doing so I am filled with deep gratitude and appreciation for the path and where I am in this particular moment in time.

With this awareness, I also recognize that so many people (myself included) struggle or have struggled with finding appreciation for the transitional growing pains that this human experience has.

Like everyone else, my journey has had it’s own unique set of challenges/circumstances and thankfully certain practices, tools, teachers, etc. have been instrumental in helping me learn to better navigate this insanely wild ride of existence.

I will say that from this perspective one of the most valuable things I’ve come to see is the value in contentment and embracing what is. (I know easier said than done) I share all this not to suggest that one should resign to a life of mediocrity or not challenge the status quo… I share because in many ways contentment can be a portal to actually experiencing the magic in the mundane and seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.

I remember very early on when I committed to Yoga and learned the practice of Reiki, I somehow believed that if I meditated long enough, practiced Yoga religiously, read more books, studied along side more of my favorite teachers, directed my gaze toward more ‘positive’ thinking and even controlled my reaction to the others, including whatever showed up that I might one day ‘arrive’ at some sustained, enlightened state of being. What that meant for me was just another ‘means’ to an end, an imaginary future moment when I would one day have it ALL figured out… Boy, was I naive.

I will say that the tools and the practices have not been in vain. In my experience, the more I have said yes to myself, to the path, to the tools, to opening, to growing, to embracing my vulnerabilities and idiosyncrasies, along with BEING with my own feelings of grief, suffering, disappointment, projection, joy, laughter and Love… it’s all broken me open and yet, provided huge opportunities for growth.

The gift…

For me the commitment to being intimate with myself has somehow, over time eased the weight of the transitional waves and shifted my perspective during seemingly difficult situations that arise from time to time.

When sharing Yoga or Reiki, I often point to the gift in cultivating the art of REALLY listening to our body, to exploring it and paying attention to the internal whispers and nudges of our heart, not as a means to an end of course but an opportunity to learn how to truly honor and listen to the wild, soft, ecstatic, brilliant, beautiful, unique animal of our body and trust in the deeper intelligence and wisdom that it carries.

In the words of Mary Oliver-

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Reiki Level I & II Immersion & Certification

reiki-2Happy Friday Friends,

With just under a week left, there is still time to register for the upcoming Reiki Level I & II immersion on 5/7 & 5/8 @ our sweet Bhakti Shala, Karma Yoga Center.

With summer travels, this will be the last immersion I will be holding until the fall.

If you’ve been considering the prospect of learning Reiki, please join us. In my experience Reiki finds you & you find “it” when you need it most.

Whether you’re a health professional, massage therapist, teacher, caregiver or just want to learn accessible tools for self-care, join me next Sat, May 7th for Reiki Level I and/or Sunday May 8th for Reiki Level II.

To register visit: www.karmayogacenter.com

Looking forward to connecting & sharing a practice that has been instrumental to my own health and wellbeing.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Prayer Circle: Paying it Forward

prayer circle

Prayer Circle: Paying It Forward ~Crystal Grid, Oil Blessing, Reiki Healing Circle, & Shamanic Journey
When: Saturday Apr 2, 2016
Where: Karma Yoga Center
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Hosts: Katrina Gustafson, Michael Shankara, & Alana Foy
Cost: FREE- Suggested donation of $20 (All moneys go to help Pedro’s son Mauro)

Join our special healing circle with Katrina, Michael and Alana. These three healers are coming together to share their healing crafts with the Karma community and a family in need in Mexico.

Mauro is the 17-year old son of Michael’s friend and teacher Pedro. A virus has paralyzed Mauro’s entire left side body and the medicine that could help will cost $10,000USD. Pedro and his family live in a modest farming town (Muna) in the rural jungles of the Yucatan, Mexico and make fraction of that amount every year for all their needs.

Our circle will bring together the healing energy of crystals, oils, reiki, and a shamanic journey session. Not only are we sending the collective healing blessing to Pedro’s family, but we will also set the intention to send the healing energies to ANYONE that is in need. Attendees can bring mementos or pictures of people they would like to include in the healing blessing or they can simply hold them in their heart while we hold ceremony.

katrina gKatrina Gustafson @ Karma Yoga Center Katrina will create a healing grid of crystals in the space and put a special healing blend of oils on the feet and heads of attendees.

alana fAlana will guide the group to join in a reiki healing treatment that will invite attendees to offer and receive prayer and support for themselves or for family and friends who are in need.

michael sMichael will conclude by guiding the group in a shamanic journey session to connect our spirit guides or those who have taken their spirit walk.Michael Shankara @ Karma Yoga Center

All donations will be sent to Pedro’s family to help with the medical costs.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Upcoming Event

Discover your inner radiance 2Ohana-

It’s been a while since my last post and I wanted to take the time to connect.

In this moment I feel immense gratitude for life and for each of you, as we collectively walk this path together.

Lately, so many beautiful blessings have shown up in my life and in ways that can only be described as Pure Magic.

There is a beautiful Sutra that says:

Samtosad Annuttamah Sukha Labhah


By contentment, supreme joy is gained.

In our culture, it’s easy to forget the beauty and gift of contentment.

Unlike satisfaction which can only be gained from the outside in, contentment is a state of being in which magic and miracles can enter our realm of experience at anytime; leaving us AWE struck in the wonder, magic and mystery of it ALL.

As I continue to traverse this path, fully committed to the presence of being, experiencing and embracing life each moment at a time, I am beyond grateful to connect and share the gift of Reiki and how it has been such a blessing in my life and the lives of so many.

Wherever you are, I hope this message reaches you in good spirits and all is well.

It is my prayer that the next time you feel yourself in a state of contentment, you turn your attention toward the utter magic that is unfolding right before your very eyes and allow the richness of joy to color your world.

Reiki11Finally, I want to invite you to join me on Sunday, April 17, 2016 @ Karma Yoga Center from 2:30-4:30pm for an opportunity to gather in community for an upcoming workshop, Discovering Your Inner Radiance: An Intro to Reiki.

Whether you are healing from something, or you want to integrate a simple practice into your daily routine to cultivate a greater sense of vitality and wellbeing, consider joining us.

I will be sharing specialized Reiki self-healing techniques, integrative breath work and guided meditations to nourish your mind, body and Spirit.

To Register Visit: www.karmayogacenter.com


photo-25For those of you who want to learn Reiki for self-care or to share Reiki with others. Consider joining me for my next Reiki Level I & II Immersion and Certification Course on, Saturday & Sunday, 5/7 & 5/8 from 10am-5pm.

Investment: $400 for Reiki Level I & II


$200 per module (Reiki Level I or Reiki Level II) 

*Register by Friday, 4/22 to take advantage of the Early Registration Perk: $350 for Reiki Level I & II


$175 per Module (Reiki Level I or Reiki Level II)

If you’ve taken Reiki Level I with another teacher, certificate must be presented on the day of the class.

To Register Visit: www.karmayogacenter.com


Looking forward to connecting!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Blessings & Love Family,

The holidays are upon us and the year is quickly coming to a close. I hope that in the midst of this busy season, you’re taking time out for self-care.

As we close out this year and prepare for the year ahead, I wanted to share some opportunities for us to connect in sangha.

In addition to my weekly Yoga offerings, including our weekly dance, movement class ‘Radiance in Motion’I am available for 1-on-1 Reiki/Yoga Therapy.

Also, in January I will be hosting another next Reiki Healing Circle, as well as a Reiki Level I Immersion & Certification class in February at Karma Yoga Center in Denver, Colorado.

For more info, scroll below


To register for either event visit: www.karmayogacenter.com & click on the events/workshops page.

Looking forward to connecting with you.


Reiki Healing Circle
Date: Saturday January 16, 2016
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Karma Yoga Center
Cost: $15


Are you healing from something? Need a little R&R? Want to learn how you can integrate a simple practice into your daily routine to enhance your overall health and wellbeing?

Come Experience the healing benefits of Reiki first hand in a relaxed group setting.

*No Previous Reiki Experience Needed

To register visit: www.karmayogacenter.com


Reiki Level I Immersion & Certification Reiki11
Date: Saturday February 6, 2016
Time: 1:30pm-8pm
Location: Karma Yoga Center
Early Registration Perk:
(If you sign up by 1/16/16)

Reiki is a Japanese Technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. Much like Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi & Qigong, Reiki can enhance your overall health and wellbeing.

Join Alana Foy, RYT, Reiki Master for an intimate and comprehensive Reiki Level I Immersion. Alana will share specialized techniques for providing Reiki & applying Reiki self-healing treatments.

Note: This course is a 2 day Immersion. *Reiki Level I Certificate will be issued upon course completion

*No Previous Reiki Experience Needed

To register visit: www.karmayogacenter.com

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Reiki Healing Circle

Date: Saturday November 14, 2015reiki
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Karma Yoga Center
Cost: $15

Are you healing from something? Need a little R&R? Want to learn how you can integrate a simple practice into your daily routine to enhance your overall health and wellbeing?

Come Experience the healing benefits of Reiki first hand in a relaxed group setting.

*No Previous Reiki Experience Needed

To register visit: www.karmayogacenter.com


Discovering Your Inner Radiance: An Intro to Reiki

Date: Sunday November 15, 2015Discover your inner radiance 2
Location: Karma Yoga Center
Cost: $35

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. Join Alana Foy, RYT, Reiki Master for an introduction to Reiki. Learn specialized Reiki self-healing techniques, integrative breath work and guided meditations to nourish the mind, body and Spirit.

*No Previous Reiki Experience Needed

*Take this along with Reiki Healing Circle on 11/14 and get both for $40. Save $5!

To register visit: www.karmayogacenter.com

Thursday, September 24, 2015


radiance in motion flyer

Happy Fall Equinox-

As many of you know, along with Reiki & Yoga- dance has been PURE medicine for me.

When I moved to Denver a little over a year ago, I set the intention to create and offer an opportunity to share and explore the medicine of dance and movement in community.

Well… I’m elated to announce that in addition to sharing Yoga- I will be offering, Radiance in Motion– a 75-minute guided exploration of the body through sacred sound, integrative breath work, movement and yes, DANCE!

I’m also happy to share that this magical odyssey will be offered at the second home for so many of us here in the Denver metro area, Karma Yoga Center!

Our initial opportunity to dance, explore and play together is coming up-

Join me next Friday, October 2nd from 5:30-6:45pm @Karma. Drop in is $15. However, if you’re a first timer to Karma and you’re a Denver resident… guess what? Your initial class is FREE!

For more information on Karma Yoga Center click here.

As always, there are a number of additional opportunities to share & connect.

My weekly offerings @Karma:

Candlelight All Levels Flow- Wednesdays @6:30pm
Beginners Yoga- Saturdays @ Noon
Radiance in Motion- Fridays @ 5:30pm
All Levels Flow- Sundays @5:30pm

Finally, if you’re interested in 1-on-1 Yoga Therapy, Reiki or Thai Massage, send correspondence to: info@theradiantwell.com

Looking forward to connecting with you!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Reiki Level I Immersionphoto-35

Date: Saturday 9/26/15 & 10/17/15
Time: 2pm-6pm
Location: Inspire Life Studio
938 W 8th Ave Denver, CO 80204
Cost: $200

Dear Friends-

Want to learn a simple practice that can enhance your overall health and wellbeing?

I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a Reiki Level I Immersion beginning in September.

Note: This course is a 2 day Immersion. *Reiki Level I Certificate will be issued upon course completion on 10/17/15.


This Immersion will provide each student with a Reiki Level I attunement & certification. On day one, all students will receive the Reiki Level I attunement, a special process experienced within the class, which helps you attain individual connectivity to the Reiki energy source. Because Reiki is easy to learn and practice, by the completion of day one you will feel empowered to give Reiki healing treatments to yourself and share treatment informally with family, friends and pets. Day 2 will include an overview and demonstration of specialized Reiki hand positions/techniques. *Both days include hands on practicum.

**No Prior Reiki Experience Necessary**

Want to join us? 

**Space is limited- want to secure your spot? Click below to register with a deposit ($100).

***Remaining payment ($100) due on or before the first day of class (9/26/15).



For More Information on Reiki or Course Outline, click on the links provided.