Stephanie Ryan
Stephanie Ryan

Stephanie Ryan

Intuitive, Healer, Founder of Angelic Chakra Integration

Stephanie is an intuitive, healer, and founder of Angelic Chakra Integration. She is also the owner of Illuminations.

Stephanie has always been a spiritual seeker.  When she was 18, she began to meditate.  Through meditation, she began to receive information from divine source.  The messages spoke frequently of love and forgiveness.  Although she held the messages in her heart, she didn’t meditate anymore, and the messages ceased for over 10 years.  In 2007, Stephanie's world shifted.  She learned about energy healing and began studying A Course in Miracles.  She was amazed that the messages were so similar to the truth she had already received.  It was a great relief to find out other people had these similar beliefs.

In December 2010, Stephanie received seven symbols from seven Archangels that correspond to each chakra. In 2015, she began teaching Angelic Chakra Integration to others. She also teaches Reiki. Having studied several healing modalities including Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine, Access Bars, and Angelic Chakra Integration, she can determine which therapies would work best for the client. She also offers Akashic Record Readings. She specializes in working with clients that have blockages or phobias that need to be released.

Stephanie looks forward to being of service to our community as we walk our unique spiritual path.
Ellen Noble
Ellen Noble

Ellen Noble

Regression Therapy, Medical Intuition, Spiritual Guidance, Reiki Master/Teacher, Chaplaincy/Crisis Care, Yoga Instructor

"One of my earliest memories is of my mother taking me with her to see a 'Faith Healer' for her chronic eczema. My aunt talked her into it, as nothing else she tried had helped, so why not give it a chance? After my mom and my aunt's sessions were completed, it was my turn. I was 3 or 4 years old, and I had a wart on one of my little fingers. I was lifted up to sit on the nice man's kitchen table, he rubbed the wart for a bit, all the while chatting with me, and then he was done. My mom's eczema became worse at first, then it went away completely. My wart also went away, and I've never had another one. All these years later, I still ponder that incident, and wonder if it wasn't part of the plan that set me on my path to realizing my own life's work in the realm of holistic healing arts?

"Fast forward to 1992, this was the year I was hurled into a dark night of the soul, which is what caused me to begin my search for the truth, the meaning of life, and for guidance in how to help myself recover, and feel 'alive' again. Needless to say, I had no idea how my life was about to shift and change. It began with a women's meditation group, and from there I was led to my first Reiki session. This opened the door to exploring others holistic healing modalities, some of which resonated strongly enough within me that I chose to study, and become proficient in them. During this time of 'gathering' I also took my first yoga class, which felt like 'coming home' to me. Currently, my credentials include Usui Reiki Master/Teacher (1999), certified TriYoga instructor (1999), Ordained Minister through SHES (2001), Certified Medical Intuitive (2007), Certified Regression Therapist (2010), Certified Spiritual Practitioner (2012), which allows me to give counsel, teach spiritual tenets, and aid others in spiritual living, and Certified Crisis and Trauma Chaplain (2012), which included studies in moving through grief and loss, and end of life ministries.

"It is a joy and honor to be part of the Illuminations Community, and it is my intention and wish to pay forward what so many wise and loving practitioners have shared, and continue to share, with me on my own journey to truth, self-actualization, and living an authentic life. I can't wait to meet you, hear your stories, and see where this adventure called LIFE will lead you next! Namaste."

Noelle Holmes, Spiritual Healer, Teacher, and Advisor, Illuminations Liberation Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Noelle Holmes

Noelle Holmes

Spiritual Healer, Teacher, and Advisor

Why am I here? What are my gifts? How can I step onto and begin walking the path of my purpose? These were some of the questions that Noelle started asking herself years ago and the answers that came lead her to her own healing journey and work as a Spiritual Healer, Teacher & Advisor.

Noelle has assisted others through guidance and mentoring roles since the late 90's. She combines that background with her intuitive abilities and studies in traditional and contemporary shamanism to offer each person she serves a healing or guidance session designed to meet their individual needs. Noelle believes that we all have an innate desire to walk "in balance" and "with purpose" and that there are times when we need assistance with addressing the fears and imbalances that block our progress.

Noelle offers Shamanic & Reiki Healing Sessions; Spiritual Guidance for individuals and couples; Intuitive Readings. She does regular Guided Meditation gatherings and teaches classes on aspects of modern Shamanism and the path of personal healing and Spiritual development.

Noelle lives in Cedar Rapids and enjoys being outdoors, traveling and connecting with people and hearing their stories. Her mantra in service to others is, "Everyone has a purpose, a Life Path to walk...let me help you connect with yours."

Gina Hamilton
Gina Hamilton

Gina Hamilton

 LMT, Spiritual Healer, Small Animal Massage Therapist

Gina is an aromatherapist, spiritual healer, licensed massage therapist, and small animal therapist. She resides in Paris, Iowa with her husband Jesse, son James, dogs Pepper and Shogun, and a variety of cats and chickens. She has studied Chakra healing, reflexology, herbalism, and modern shamanism.

Gina has formed her practice with the mission to re-educate the body to heal itself with zero to minimal pharmaceuticals and surgery. She enjoys sharing the healing gifts of swedish, preganancy, hot stone, and deep tissue massage, raindrop technique, chakra balance, aromatherapy spa treatments, ear candling, and small animal massage.

Gina has 6 years experience working in veterinary clinical settings. She is currently developing a program to offer and perform raindrop technique to animals.

It is Gina's vision to bridge the gaps between mind, body, and spirit so humans and animals can walk a joyful path of self healing and self discovery.

Karen Scott, LMT, Reiki Master, Illuminations Liberation Center
Karen Scott

Karen Scott

LMT, Reiki Master

My mission at Inikana Massage Therapy is to have my clients feel fulfilled with spirit and to come away from the massage and/or healing with physical wellbeing and a sense of completeness with body, mind, and soul.

As a licensed massage therapist, spiritual healer, and certified Usui and Kundalini Reiki Master Practitioner, I strive to always create custom experiences to meet my client’s healing needs through spiritual work in addition to physical bodywork.

I graduated from Carlson College of Massage Therapy in 2012 and am an ongoing student of alternative and complimentary healing modalities.  I also studied Shamanic healing and learned about the chakra system and its effects on the body, mind, and spirit.

My real passion is working with people to assist in their healing process by integrating the healing of body, mind, and spirit through western medicine and eastern philosophy ( ie.  Acupressure, energy work, chakra work, therapeutic touch, and aromatherapy).  I love to make someone feel better!

I believe that if you are honest in your passion and compassion to help others that passion will show through in all that you do.

I was inspired to do this work by a community of loving, wonderful people that were changing the world by caring for others and making a difference through the use of massage, energy work, and spiritual teachings.

Meditation, massage, energy work, dance, creativity stemming from sewing, and yoga have been an important part of living my life well balanced.

So now that you know a bit about me, I would love to get to know a little about you and to get you started on the path to your physical, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing.

Client testimonial: Meditative, intuitive, and caring, Karen offered a unique healing massage attending to all aspects of my well being. Lori

Mary Abel
Mary Abel

Mary Abel ~Mirkiata~

Spiritual Healer, Psychic, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher

At this time of Renewal and Rebirth on earth, many are “Awakening” and experiencing a Vibrational Shift… a Divine Heart… Soul purification… an Alignment known as Ascension.  It’s an Awakening of the heart, a deep calling from one’s Divine Pure Self…  Reclaiming… a return to the Deepest Peace, Beauty, Harmony, and Balance… The Perfect Love that You are and have Always been…

 Through her own personal journey to understand who she is… why she is here… where she came from… as well as finding her life’s purpose,  she understands the deep need for understanding one’s own life…  Mary is a spiritual/psychic healer who can access your soul story and help to remove and heal any blocks stopping you on your path to understanding your authentic self.

Mary uses her natural channeling abilities as a psychic along with her shamanic training to help lead people to discovering their true shelves in a unique spiritual healing experience.  Mary also is a Usui Reiki Master/ Teacher and an ordained minister through the SHES organization.

Mirkiata, Mary’s soul name, lives in Cedar Rapids, with her husband Jon.  She enjoys being in the outdoors, walking along the beach, boating on the Mississippi river, and traveling, as well as being a mother to two amazing souls that are true gifts… her daughters, Karly Marie and Elli Margaret.   Her Motto is “Be kind whenever it is possible.  It is always possible~ Dalai Lama”

Mary Thompson, Medium, Reiki Master, Intuitive, Reflexologist, Illuminations Liberation Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson

Medium, Reiki Master, Intuitive, Reflexologist 


As Founder of Tranquility, LLC Mary comes with a rich background exploring western and eastern healing arts. With a masters degree in Speech Pathology, Mary previously devoted years to helping others in a clinical setting. In the year 2000, while confronting a major illness, Mary began exploration and training in natural healing modalities to supplement and complement her medical care. In that same year she began treating others as a way of ‘giving back’. Among others, Mary has studied under medium, James Van Praagh, Wm. Lee Rand (ICRT), Laurelle Shanti Gaia (ICRT), and Linda Smith, ISHA.

With over 11yrs of experience, Mary is certified as an Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher, Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry, Raindrop Oil Treatment, and Reflexology practitioner. For many years, Mary has taught Energy Healing and Reiki classes at East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts and Massage.

Mary lives in North Liberty with her husband Donald. While their youngest son, Bennett, is heading east to college at Swarthmore, their three other children live as young professionals out of state.

Gretchen Little
Gretchen Little

Gretchen Little

Creativity Coach & Metaphysical Teacher

Gretchen has been aware of the unseen world all of her life, starting with listening to the nonverbal messages of the plants and rocks in her mom's garden to having an almost telepathic connection with animals. She was always very creative and sensitive, trained in music and art. In 1990, after discovering that if she prayed for healing for someone it often happened, she became interested in alternative healing modalities which led to the formal study of Healing Touch in 1991. Informally she taught herself to read the cards, go on shamanic journeys, perform magical rituals, and get messages from angels through writing. After practicing all of these things on her own for a decade she spontaneously went into a self initiation process that started just after 9/11 and ended just after Christmas 2001. When she came out the other side of that she found that she was getting very accurate details about people who had died. She had gone from being a highly intuitive mind reader to a full blown psychic medium. In the next few years she became a Reiki Master and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She began to experiment with drawing intuitive portraits of people's souls and spirit guides, only recently learning that that's considered a form of mediumship in the Spiritualist church.

Always concerned with the practical side of “woo-woo” stuff, she has made it her mission to give clients (and sometimes random strangers) the clearest, most pinpoint verbal evidence to show that she has a loved one on the line from the Other Side. She also does her best to give messages from angels, fairies, animal spirits – just about anybody in the Unseen Realms – that can be taken home and put to use immediately. She often ends up telling clients their soul purpose no matter what type of reading she started out with. This information comes through in a way that is not just an abstract idea but rather something that can be worked with right away. She has a distinct ability to be the voice for the client's Soul and let the Soul, itself, tell the client its heart's desire. Because of this, no two readings are alike, although there are similar patterns. She is committed to bringing magic back to every day life while encouraging everyone's True Self to express itself in the world. She is happiest when teaching people how to access their own inner genius.

Dr. Karly Abel, DC, Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified in Applied Kinesiology, Trigger Point Therapy Certified, Reiki Master Teacher, Illuminations Liberation Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Dr. Karly Abel, DC

Dr. Karly Abel, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified in Applied Kinesiology, Trigger Point Therapy Certified, Reiki Master Teacher

Dr. Karly Abel, a Cum Laude graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, is the owner and founder of Abel Chiropractic. Prior to her studies at “The Chiropractic Fountainhead,” Dr. Abel graduated valedictorian from George Washington High School. She proceeded to Mount Mercy University as an Honors Student where she studied biology, chemistry, and psychology. In February 2016, Dr. Abel graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In addition to her education at Palmer, she furthered her studies and is certified in Applied Kinesiology, Trigger Pointer Therapy, and is a Reiki Master Teacher.

Dr. Abel uses a low force holistic approach to provide insight into the underlying causes of each patient’s unique condition. The specialized techniques along with other diagnostic methods evaluate many aspects of health and aim to help the body recover from the everyday stresses of life. With the use of conventional and holistic techniques along with the foundation of nutrition, exercise, stress relief, and patient education Dr. Abel is committed to your personal health journey. She provides a safe, dependable, and respectful atmosphere to promote health and an optimal lifestyle for the entire family.

By returning to her native roots to open her practice, Dr. Karly Abel hopes to provide the wealth of knowledge she has acquired to give health, balance, and vitality to the Cedar Rapids area. She enjoys cooking, painting, hiking, biking, and being involved in the community. She currently resides in Cedar Rapids with her fiancé.

Jennifer Davis-Bachmann
Jennifer Davis-Bachmann

Jennifer Davis-Bachman

LMT and Spiritual Healer  

Jennifer is a Licensed Massage Therapist, graduating from Carlson College of Massage Therapy in 2016.  She is a certified Spiritual Hearler, Earth Steward, and Ordained Minister through the SHES (Spiritual Healer and Earthly Steward) organization in 2016. She has finished Reiki I and II in 2015 and will continue on with her Reiki studies. She has a background in Education and Disability Services, along with being a Certified Paraprofessional working with diverse populations.  Receiving her two AAs from Kirkwood Community College in 2005. She has studied Tarot card reading in 2005 which blossomed into Oracle card reading as well; her favorite cards are Doreen Virtue’s Angel Tarot.

Jennifer began her journey of healing several years ago in 2012-2013 due to health reasons. This lead into the study of Modern Shamanism, the joy of drumming, and the love of art and photography once again. She has always enjoyed the study of the body and  why things happen the way they do. Through the study of Massage Therapy, it opened the world of aromatherapy, herbal remedies, and a variety of alternative modalities to help people manage their health and well-being.

In her practice she will focus on educating, inspiring, and healing people with alternate-natural choices in a loving and caring environment.

Jennifer lives in rural Cedar Rapids with her husband, David; son, Malikai; two cats and guinea pig.

Yoga Instructor, Cedar Rapids, IA, Illuminations Liberation Center


Yoga Instructor

I have been practicing yoga for nearly two thirds of my life now. In the beginning I just wanted to sleep better, but through the practice of yoga, I eventually discovered other benefits. With increased strength, calmness and serenity I came to understand the holistic union of mind, body and spirit.

Some of us need yoga to find peace of mind.

Some of us need yoga to build strength.

Some of us need yoga to regain the freedom we once felt in our bodies as children.

Some of us need yoga to learn how to just sit and breathe.

Each decade of my own practice has brought a new challenge, a chapter to share, deep understanding of the body that hosts our divine energy. Schooling brought a BA in Political Science with a minor in Theater Arts from the University of Iowa with many months abroad in Europe & Great Britain, certifications in basic yoga instruction, trust course and more, but my yoga practice has brought me schooling from the greater pool of knowledge. Interests include gardening, cooking, traveling and reading. Stop by our porch for produce from Grinnell Heritage Farm or catch me at the Downtown Farmer’s Markets in the summer.