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About Leslie

Reiki is a spiritual path that I am so happy I found! For many years, I have been searching for the practices that can help people to create their own conscious lives, to feel free to explore this beautiful world with curiosity and wonder. What stops us, what holds us back? What might allow us to move forward with more confidence, vigor, and pleasure? In Reiki, I have found a path: helping people connect with the energy that will uplift them and heal them. 

Yoga has also been part of that answer for me, personally. I’ve been practicing Yoga for 15 years, and it has taught me that happiness and joy don't depend on perfection!

For several years in my late 50’s, I became a long-distance runner, and I came to understand myself as a disciplined athlete, a remarkable turnabout for someone who had rarely owned a pair of sneakers. My experiences running taught me that even goals that seem impossible are achievable one (literal) step at a time.

I am a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, the art and science of using language to change the internal structure of a person’s subjective reality in order to help them achieve their goals. NLP led to some of my greatest learnings about creating a conscious life through analysis and modeling.

 

Some years before that, I was initiated into the Sufi Order in the West (now the Inayati Order) and danced the Dances of Universal Peace. These two traditions draw together teachings from the world’s greatest religions to help people understand that the mystical heart of every religion is the same heart.

In November 2020, I finished my formal Reiki studies to become a Reiki Master. My Reiki teacher is Lourdes Gray, a wonderful, gifted teacher with a wealth of knowledge. I have also encountered the work of Barbara Brennan and Donna Eden, two extraordinary energy healers who separately have studied ancient techniques and created new ones based on their abilities to perceive people’s energy fields.

 

To teachers of all energy traditions: I bow to you. Thank you for your perceptive vision and healing hands.