Teacher, Akashic Records Consultant, Reiki Master/Teacher, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, 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 lives in Marion with her husband, Shannon, and two large cats. She graduated from Coe College with a Bachelor's degree in English. She believes that literary analysis gave her skills needed to interpret the imagery she receives in her readings and energy work. Stephanie looks forward to being of service to our community as we walk our unique spiritual path.
Regression Therapy, Medical Intuition, Spiritual Guidance, Reiki Master/Teacher, Chaplaincy/Crisis Care, Yoga Instructor, Hypnotherapist
It was in 1992 that I entered into what is referred to as "the dark night of the soul." It was during this time that I began my search for the truth, or more precisely, MY truth, and the meaning of life in general. I was desperate for guidance in how to help myself recover, and feel "alive" again. Little did I know how my life was about to shift and become something I never expected or dreamed of! Life began to look a lot different, and my prayers for help began to be answered when I was invited to be part of a women's meditation group, which led to my first Reiki session, both of which were life altering and opened the door to me exploring other holistic healing modalities, some of which resonated so strongly with me that I chose to study and become proficient in them. It was during this time that I also took my first yoga class, which felt like coming home to me, and I was teaching my own yoga class six months later. My current 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 includes studies in grief and loss, and end-of-life ministries. Most recently (2018) I added Certified Hypnotherapist to my credentials, and I am very excited to share this powerful and life changing modality with all of you!
It is a joy and honor to be part of the Illuminations Community, and it is my mission to honor and welcome each individual into a safe and sacred environment, where you and I will work together to explore and discover your path to a higher level of health, inner peace, and spiritual well-being. I can't wait to meet you, hear your stories, and see where this adventure called LIFE will lead you next! Namaste.
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."
LMT, Spiritual Healer, Small Animal Massage Therapist
Gina is a licensed massage therapist and spiritual healer for humans and animals. She is also an ordained minister and Earth steward through S.H.E.S. International, and has conducted ceremonies and rituals. Gina began her journey in 2002 with aromatherapy and energy healing techniques for her grandparents in hospice care. She spent 4 years in a veterinary clinical setting and began to extend these modalities to her animals to soothe wounds and anxiety due to storms. In 2005 she graduated from Carlson College of Massage Therapy and in 2008 became a certified small animal therapist through companion animal touch therapies. Gina has formed her practice, Joy of Healing, with the mission to re-educate the body to heal itself with zero to minimal pharmaceuticals and surgery. Her practice is a holistic approach to health and wellness, combining herbalism, aromatherapy with essential oils, chakra balance, and massage for body, mind, and spirit. Styles of massage include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Hot Stone, Raindrop Technique, and Small Animal Massage. Spiritual healing includes Shamanic Healing, Soul Reading, Past Life Journey, Animal Totems & Guides, and Tarot & Oracle card readings.
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.
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 ~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”
Medium, Psychic, Reiki Master, Intuitive, Reflexologist
Greetings, it will be my pleasure to partner with you on your healing journey. I too have had life questions, challenges, fears, pains, and uncertainties causing me to reach for help. Today I am here for you.
So who am I? I am a teacher, healer, psychic, medium, consultant, and one who is grateful for each breath I am given.
Many years ago while at the Mayo Clinic having brain surgery, I was taken to the Other Side. From that point on, my life has been forever changed. Years of recovery and adjustment taught me to trust and accept the uniqueness of my nature: the gifts I was born with. Today I use those gifts in my work as a trained medium, intuitive/psychic, ICRT Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch practitioner, and reflexologist. I provide sessions, consultations, presentations, and workshops. Given my journey I also specialize in healing energy work with those facing medical issues.
As I close in on 20 years of experience, I carry deep gratitude and joy for each breath, each day, each form, each bit of life on this Earth, and the flame of love we carry deep within ourselves. Let me help you celebrate yours!
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.
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.
David Gustafson was trained by the ICF-accredited Radiant Coaches Academy and is a Certified Yoga Teacher, through a special Yoga-Coach combination program. He has a BA from the University of Iowa. He has worked in the corporate world for the majority of the last decade. David teaches a mixture of yoga styles. Power, vinyasa, restorative, yin. There will be times when the asanas (poses) will be active. Modifications will be offered - and highly encouraged. Every body is unique. Your version of a pose will be different than everyone else’s. You will be encouraged to do your yoga - and fully accepted for whatever that is.
Lynn is an instructor of fitness, and yoga for over 20 years. She has been passionate about fitness since college. She holds a BA in Education from Coe College, and a Masters in Educational Psychology, from University of Northern Iowa. She began teaching fitness classes in 1994. Lynn is certified as Group Exercise Instructor through American Council on Exercise (ACE) and American Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Lynn holds a Health Coach Certification and Personal Trainer Certification through American Council on Exercise (ACE). She also has a Lynn holds many fitness certifications, including Les Mills, Barre Above™, and Cycling.
Lynn’s yoga journey was a little unconventional. She was asked to sub a yoga class for a few weeks in 2004, and her fitness manager suggested that she pursue teaching yoga regularly. With a fitness background, Lynn wanted to find a yoga that fit teaching yoga in a gym setting, for all types of people seeking out the benefits of yoga. She found a Yogafit® and began her yoga journey in a Level 1 training 2005. Lynn has been instructing yoga since 2005, sprinkling different yoga training in over the years. She completed her 200 hour RYT in June 2017, and her 500 hour RYT in October 2020. Lynn has a lot of specialized yoga trainings- 140 hours of trauma informed yoga, 100 hour Women’s mind/body health, 100 hours Brain Health, 100 hour Holistic whole body Health, 100 hour Active Adult Health, 100 hour Athlete, 100 hour Warrior Kids, 100 hour Wellness yoga.
Lynn offers group yoga classes, one-on-one private yoga, Health coaching, and personal training.
Lynn’s style of instructing is inclusive, offering options for poses so that everyone can succeed in finding the pose that works for them. She also offers challenges for those that want to take them, or try a new pose. Lynn believes yoga is for everyone, and can have profound effects in our lives beyond the physical movement of poses.