Karen Shaw is a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher (Usui System of Natural Healing), an Ordained Interfaith Minister, Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer with 25 years of experience. She studied Shamanism under the Huichol Indian Tribe of Mexico for five years while living in California.
Thirty years ago, Karen was offered a secretarial job in a government office. At that time, though very young and having the experience and knowledge to handle the job, she declined the offer. "Something inside of me wanted to teach and heal the world," Shaw recalls. "I finally have come to a place in my life to do what I intended to do 30 years ago." With personal experience healing herself, her clients, friends and colleagues with Reiki, Karen says that "Reiki has had a huge impact on my life and the lives of others. The system of Reiki holds the precept that the human body requires a continuous flow of life force energy to sustain optimal health. Reiki assists in bringing body, mind and spirit into harmony, supporting relaxation, stress reduction and personal growth."
“I truly believe that everything is energy,” the Reiki Master says. “Once we realize this and clear the energetic blockages that we have installed in our mind, body and surroundings, we can transform into a higher consciousness of light and love bringing in greater peace, joy and health in our day-to-day lives.”
Karen has the compassion, knowledge, experience and belief that everyone has the ability to heal and improve the health and well-being of themselves and others, through a healing system that has been around for many years. Working with the physical body for so many years as a personal trainer has heightened her intuitive sense on the physical body while performing Reiki Treatments.
“I have seen my clients thrive as a result of Reiki treatments,” Karen states. “I have personally performed Reiki to alleviate back pain; in conjunction with medication to manage depression; to increase shoulder mobility after surgery; and to help relieve the anxious thoughts of an elderly client with diagnosed bipolar disorder. I recently gave Reiki treatments to a client both before and after her open heart surgery to ease her worries and enhance her recovery process.”
Karen practices Reiki in a hospital setting, in the privacy of a client’s home, her home or long distance. Attunements are performed privately or in a group setting.