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Release, Reclaim, Renew – A Recap of Our Expansive Reiki Renewal Retreat in Laguna Beach


9 of the 11 of us after our Reiki Master Teacher workshop

I’m still in a beautiful space of warmth from the inside out from this past weekend’s Reiki Renewal Retreat in Laguna Beach, California. I know many of you had wanted to attend and some of you at the last minute were unable to, but I also know that everything always unfolds in Divine alignment and I look forward to when that timing presents itself again to connect with each of you in the near future.

For those of you who have been wanting to hear about the weekend and what you have to look forward to on future retreats, I always love to share our adventures together, both in word and photo story format, so you can feel a part of the experience and feel into the energy that can be beachcreated when souls come together in intention and love like this.

I know also that this weekend’s Reiki family is looking forward to seeing the photos and having a memoir recap of our time together. So here it goes….

There is always so much magick, synchronicity, and symbolism that unfolds in subtle and not so subtle ways. While I do make it a point to share the things that come to me during our time together and to point out things I see along the way, I do also save some for later, as it adds to the continued integration that can be seen from a different perspective than at the time.

Our extended weekend began on Thursday afternoon at 3pm on the Spring Equinox. I’d been immersed in the energy of the weekend all week previous to it, and then some. My mom arrived on Monday the 17th to assist me and I am ever-grateful for her help, as I couldn’t have pulled it all off without her.

IMG_8911It was so special for me to have my mom with me (who is 71, although you’d never know it!), not only because she’s my mom and I love her so much, but because I knew how huge this weekend experience would be for her (I get chills as I write this). And it was. I had finished off attuning her to Reiki Level 2 and 3 Master Teacher, after my Teacher and dearest friend, Laura Bruno, had trained her to Level 1, but they were simple trainings and quite some time ago.

She had never had an official class with me and so not only did she get a chance to experience me in my “element”, but I was able to gift her with my deepened experience since I trained her, along with her being able to participate in sharing her own experiences, to get a lot of hands on practice IMG_9414with everyone, to share “her” gifts of love and cuisine talents, but also to have others reflect to her what an amazing healer she is, as they experienced her Reiki practice.

It was also the first time she was able to “receive” so much from others in terms of love and Reiki treatments, as she is ALWAYS the one giving. I LOVED being able to gift her this weekend and I look forward to more of these shared collaborations with her. IMG_9371

After she arrived, Mom and I spent the next three days immersed in recipe planning, shopping lists, the mother-load of shopping adventures at Mother’s Market here locally, and then preparing and prepping everything so we’d have time during the retreat to fully engage with everyone and not worry much about things other than getting everything presentable and doing last minute prepping that can’t be done ahead of time. IMG_9263

Knowing how people love food, like I do, I thought you might enjoy exploring what we filled our tummies with this weekend.

Here is the menu we enjoyed for our Retreat experience: Everything was 100% Vegan with some Raw Vegan mixed in to integrate and balance the days and the meals, and with a high amount of gluten-free too. Our beverages were a mix of flavored sparkling waters, coconut water, water, teas, and smoothies.

Thursday: IMG_8851

Appetizer: Baked Almond Feta Cheese Ball with Dill Oil and French Bread

Dinner: Baked Lasagna with Salad followed by Chocolate Cheesecake with Cacao Nibs and Raspberries for DessertIMG_8869


Breakfast: Cinnamon Blueberry, Gluten-Free Pancakes topped with Fruit and Maple Syrup and Apple Pie Smoothie garnished with apples IMG_9117

Lunch: Stuffed Mushrooms with Tunisian Eggplant side with Pita Bread Wedges followed by Raw Fudge Balls rolled in Coconut for Dessert

Dinner: Evening out at Au Lac


Breakfast: Raw Chia Seed Pudding with Fruit and Pina Colada Smoothie Lunch: Raw “Tuna” and Broccoli/Spinach Spread Lettuce Wraps followed by Raw Chocolate Pudding topped with Raspberries for DessertIMG_9443

Appetizer: 7 Layered Mexican Dip with Tortilla Chips

Dinner: Raw Tacos (Taco “Meat” with Baja Spicy “Cheese”) on Red Cabbage Shells followed by Raw Spiced Chocolate Brownies with Sticky Caramel Frosting for Dessert

Sunday: Breakfast: Tofu Scramble with Tortillas and “Sausage” Patties and Goji Mint Cacao Smoothies IMG_9377

Lunch: “Cheesy” Kale Quinoa Patties on Lettuce with Baked Potato Fries and 3 Varieties of Hummus with Carrot Sticks and Tortilla Chips followed by Raw Key Lime Mousse Pie sprinkled with Coconut for Dessert

Dinner: 3 Varieties of Thai Curry with Brown Sticky RiceIMG_9556


Breakfast: Banana/Raisin/Cinnamon/Vanilla/Oat Breakfast Squares with Fruit Smoothie

I have to say that our planning paid off, as we ended up with not only the right amount for everyone who I knew would be eating with us, but we were also able to accommodate guests IMG_9561that came in and out of the weekend with enough to keep everyone’s tummies more than satisfied. Yay!

I am also super grateful for my sweet friend Lynne (you may remember her from the interview I did – Lynne Day) who was our onsite photographer/videographer and my assistant (thank you for your amazing photo captures!), while she was returning to receive her Reiki Master Teacher training.

Lynne was my eyes during this weekend and I couldn’t have asked for a better second pair, as it was like she read my mind as to what and how I would have wanted to capture the moments. So once again, while I’d love to try to simplify down to just a few photos, I simply could not and so you will not only see photos throughout my share, but a huge album extravaganza at conclusion, because a few just wouldn’t do justice to capturing the essence. (We actually had over edging towards 700 photos, so I think I still did a pretty good job cutting down 😉 )IMG_9344

Between mom and Lynne, I had the dream team that rocked!

But equally rocking was the amazing group of souls that one by one trickled in on Thursday, and throughout the weekend, who graced us with their courageous hearts and willingness to embrace this accelerated expansion in their lives. I couldn’t have been more blessed to have such a wonderful group with us.

We had an intimate group of 6 housemates that were at the house round the clock and then several others that came in just for the workshop days and dinners some nights.

There were a few returning students that were just auditing IMG_9452and reviewing the classes to deepen their own practice and prep for their own teaching, others that were joining to receive all 3 levels of training, one person that only wanted levels 1 and 2, and a couple of people that just stopped in to share in the celebrations.

And all around, everyone did and will continue to receive an exponential shift in expansion because of the energy shared and elevated during our time together.

And in the end, we were a group of 11 Reiki Master Teachers lighting up Laguna Beach in our “Top of the World” home in the hills. Wow! IMG_8961

I found it so brilliant how the Universe brought together this magickal and masterful number of 11. How more perfect could that be?

I sent this info to everyone who joined us for the weekend, after we all returned home, to share the beautiful synchronicity of this number with them:


The Master Teacher, illumination, enlightenment, inspirational, transformation, idealism, intuitive, psychic, channeling, poetry, art/artistic, symbols, expression, dreamer, IMG_9473sparkling qualities, revolution, alternate consciousness, mysticism, catalyst, prisoner, prophet, celebrity, highly energized, radical, sensitive, visionary, enthusiastic, creative/creativity, vision, perfect balance, invention, refinement, congruency, fulfillment, higher ideals.

The Master Number 11 is usually called The Illuminator, The Messenger or the Teacher – inspirational guiding lights that bring illumination to others and to help raise spiritual awareness. IMG_9003

11 develops ‘Soul Power’ through loving, selfless service. 11 is a magical message asking us if we are centered or off kilter. Balance is the key with the #11.


Some of the people that joined I have known and others I got to meet for the first time, but across the board it was a “coming home” to a soul family we will always have connection to. IMG_9013Whether near or far, we are always in heart and soul, and with the added benefit our distant symbol provides us, we will always have extra energetic connection to draw and call upon.

So our weekend began Thursday, as we celebrated the Spring Equinox getting to know our housemates and digging in to our vegan cuisine extravaganza for the weekend. Each night we IMG_9398also concluded with a magickal crystal bowl sound healing bath by the amazing Shane Chunephisal, who also was a wonderful part of the workshops each day, as he provided valuable information and experiences for the group – not to mention shared his healing hands providing massage body work to some of our house guests.

Each house guest was provided a gift bag upon arrival, courtesy of me, and everyone who attended a workshop received a special Golden Labradorite crystal in a pouch – one chosen for each – that I felt carried the perfect energy for everyone IMG_9427attending and the perfect support for things everyone is going through right now, especially those who are really stepping into new experiences.

For anyone curious, here is the information I provided everyone when gifting them their Crystals, to understand its metaphysical properties:

Also known as Oregon Sunstone, introduces essential life force energy as the golden solar energy that can connect you to the Great Central Sun – the nucleus of the spiritual Universe. Stimulates the Solar Plexus (or Power Chakra), assisting and teaching one the right use of power and will and to better manage your personal IMG_9002power. It is a premier manifestation stone that if used consistently, aids with intentions you are investing attention into creating. Also supports manifesting financial prosperity and in general, aids you to let go of things that hold you back so that you can embrace and embody the new qualities that come through from using it. Excellent to use in curbing procrastination and can help develop consistency in action. Helps one perceive their gifts and abilities and to develop strong self-esteem, assertiveness, physical vitality, guidance, and confidence. Enhances one’s confidence to use one’s spiritual abilities. Empowers and encourages one to let one’s Light shine. Connects one with joy and childlike playfulness. Its energy helps strengthen and enhance creativity, brings greater clarity of mind, courage, revitalization, and expanded thinking. When placed under your pillow at night, you will wake up in the morning feeling more eager, refreshed, morning sunriseand invigorated for the day ahead. It is wonderful for meditation, as it will guide you into this realm and help calm your emotions to help you better see the direction of your life and to let go of control. It will infuse you with a feeling of reverence, love, and gratitude for all that the Divine gives to you, and remind you of consistently feeling these and deepening them, even if you already do. As a Sunstone, it has a very positive effect on your psyche, promotes good humor, cheerfulness, even temper, supports stamina, increases feelings of self-worth, optimism, and enthusiasm, and help you to say “no” and cease sacrificing yourself, while working to help remove inhibitions, support healthy detachment, and help you to see release the IMG_8848ideas of failure so you can see the silver lining in everything. Physically it enhances digestion and metabolism of food. Detoxes kidneys, spleen, and gall bladder, and promotes healthy, stable organs.

I also had been guided to bring along Raja Seraphina, my Crystal Skull, whom you may remember has told me her desire to be a part of my events, gatherings, and workshops – wanting to add her energy to the mix. So we were graced with her powerful presence, IMG_8876alongside several other crystal friends Shane and Yasmin brought along, as well as myself and mom, and all of the Golden Labradorite friends. You can see Raja Seraphina’s energy captured in the photo here, as we prepped for our very first sound bath healing on Thursday night. She was definitely revved up and ready to go!

We even created a crystal grid infront of Shane’s crystal bowls for our sound baths and that all proved, alongside the Reiki, to be quite powerful. Having the combination of Reiki and sound healing was such the perfect partnership of energy to really accelerate things for everyone.

We were definitely in our own little world up on viewtop of that hill, and we now each carry the energy of our time together along with us throughout our day-to-day because it IS a part of us now that is integrating and recalibrating from the inside out.

Our home for the weekend was such the perfect blend of spaciousness, comfort, intimacy, and peace. We had the most amazing view from the huge deck area, along with a side “zen-like” garden with fountain and bench, and being at the very tip-top overlooking everything certainly mirrored our elevating our energy and raising our frequencies to a whole new level.

IMG_9517We were even graced with 2 Banana mascots for the weekend, which goes back to a long running joke between Lynne and I, which is part of Lynne’s interview you can read at the link above. Both Lynne and my Banana Masters were along for the journey, every step of the way.

IMG_8918They helped bring things down to Earth, infusing our days with lightness and laughter, child-like innocence, and good old-fashioned fun! Just the way every day of life should be danced and just the way I like to roll and play. 🙂

retreat8So, if you were wondering what was up with all the Banana craze in the photos, needless to say, they added the perfect ingredient to the recipe of our flambe that set the weekend on fire. 😉

On the morning of our nature integration day, as we sipped on tea, a strange thing floated in the sky towards us. As it approached, we could make out that it was a balloon – where from, who knows? – but interestingly it was an Orca Whale immediately reminding me of the recent movie “Blackfish” and how that symbolizes “freedom” and our awareness that is needed.

IMG_9155But it also brought to mind key symbolism that was meaningful to our group, such as: connection, leadership, teamwork, community, communication, soul family, intuition, depth, playfulness, intelligence, environment, and Divine Feminine guiding us (as Orcas are a matriarchal society).

So, to back track, after we settled in and enjoyed Thursday evening’s dinner welcome and sound bath, we then began our first workshop of the weekend that next Friday morning. And of course, every day was balanced out with the perfect blend of meals from morning until night to compliment the energy we were working with.

IMG_9218On workshop days where we were working in the spiritual realms and raising our vibrations, we ate a majority of more grounding, cooked vegan foods. And on our nature integration day, in between both workshops, when we were grounding with the Earth, we had a more raw vegan lightened meal plan to keep things balanced. I always strive for creating harmony and balance in everything we do, as that is key in my book.

Friday we began our Reiki training with Levels 1 and 2, greeting new arrivals to our group. Our evening concluded with a night out on the town at the infamous Au Lac, where everyone inhaled a IMG_9130ton of great foods after our energetically opening day, followed by a crystal bowl healing sound bath.

It was an amazing first training day to say the least. I was so excited to see everyone beaming from their attunements and their own excitement about the experience of Reiki for the first time.

Saturday we woke to a lovely and relaxing day ahead of leisurely eating, conversation, nature, Reiki practice, and more sound baths. Four of us went on a hike down the canyon, just a two minute walk from the house. How lucky were we to have IMG_9166nature in our backyard and every variety of flower and bird imaginable, as you can see from the photos. We also came up on fuzzy caterpillar and lady bug friends, and even saw what appeared to be mountain lion-looking tracks. I could feel her presence and that was a beautiful gift.

Looking back in reflection, I do find it fascinating that “birds” seemed to be the main theme of animal guides around us the entire weekend. As mentioned, we saw so many varieties and they would also come around each time we did the initiation attunements during Reiki trainings. One time it was some crows that swooped in just above our group on the deck and actually spoke to one of our group in his attunement, telling him to “let go”. Another time musical birds came to the window chiming in with our frequency shift.

IMG_9518And of course, when outside, they were all around including some hawks and every variety of small bird. We even had a sandpiper guide that was leading ahead of us on the beach and always stopped to wait for us. And on the way home on Monday, just as we were exiting the freeway ramp behind my house, one of my mainstay hawk sentinel friends was peering down from the street lamp in all of his glory, as if to say, “welcome home” – having of course twofold meaning.

I thought you might enjoy this article I posted last April on Bird Wisdom, which shares some of the symbolism and medicine they have to show and support us with:

Bird Wisdom Appearing in Our Lives

We also came upon interesting caves in the rocks across the way, some huge statue that someone had placed on the hill that was of a prehistoric Triceratops! and mystical Cairns sitting atop a

IMG_9247rock overlook that made for the perfect place to have a silent meditation.

We were graced by the sun beaming so bright and hot in the middle of our laying and sitting on the rocks…making us feel very much like Usui on the top of the mountain receiving the very first natural Reiki attunement from Source.

After a leisurely lunch we then proceeded to Crystal Cove State Park Beach – my favorite – and had ourselves a walk along the water, grounding our feet in the sand, enjoying the sea life and air cleansing through us, and having fun practicing Reiki symbols in the sand.

IMG_9271Our night concluded with a dinner celebration with guests and of course another amazing sound healing bath.

This led us to Sunday’s Reiki 3 Master Teacher workshop and another new day of experiences for all. Great food, conversations, lots of love, and beaming smiles and souls were the day’s joys.

We had a lot of practice time, which really was powerful for everyone as they all got to experience just how naturally gifted they each IMG_9470were as unique healers, surprising themselves with how intuitive they really all are. Beautiful!!

And as we said goodbye to each of the souls that had journeyed with us during our workshops, the group of housemates that remained, decided to embark on another beach journey to celebrate a weekend of profound change and accomplishment.

So we took a sunset walk back on Crystal Cove Beach and the Universe gifted us a most stunning sunset that shifted from golden enchantment to red/orange with a portal in the sky, and then to amazing vibrant pinks like that love energy, which was all like a celebratory IMG_9535display of the renewing energy experienced all weekend. Not to mention, quite the send off for our little group.

The golden glows you’ll see in the photos below capture the golden expansion of consciousness experienced. This shifted into a creative power portal rooted in passionate oranges and reds we’re integrating for embodiment, and then the feathered and pulsing pink, like that of our hearts taking flight more gracefully in our lives.IMG_9491

We again enjoyed some Reiki symbol practice in the sand and took some fun group shots of our vibrant and freeing energy. That evening, rather than go out to eat, my mom and I were gifted a beautiful meal created by Shane of a variety of Thai curries that he and Yasmin prepared for us. MMM…MMM…GOOD!

Of course it was hard to leave the next morning, but after we cleaned up and organized, said our farewells – for now- until the next time. With teary IMG_9564eyes and love filled hearts, we know that what we created here together that weekend will remain with us always and that these new friends will eternally be our Reiki family for life and beyond.

And so, everyone is integrating back from our Reiki Love Bubble weekend. As mentioned in a previous post yesterday, there is a huge expansion that I personally, also, experienced. This manifested as blow outs with my cell phone and the ATM machine. Everyone will, and is, experiencing their own version of an upgrade, as the accelerated energy of this weekend was through the roof.

beachfunIt couldn’t have been more perfect and truly reiterates to me where my heart lies, in supporting empowerment of others and helping people on that fast track to integrating the lives they have always wanted, and to getting aligned with the paths they have soulfully intended.

I honor and celebrate the courage and heart conviction everyone who showed up this weekend has to their personal journey, understanding how integral that is for the collective when they align with who they are. I IMG_9509am deeply grateful, humbled, honored, and in love with each of you for who you are and congratulate you for taking the leap into a more expansive and synchronous life experience.

You are each powerful, natural healers in your own unique ways. Remember to honor that individuality that you have and bring it confidently into everything you choose to create. There is only one of each of you and we need the special gifts you have to offer. You are valuable in every way!

It’s really challenging to express what experiences like these feel like until you actually experience them in person, IMG_9079but this is why I try to capture what I can through my sharing and in photos, to give you a glimpse to reflect on and explore. Words are far too limiting to express the infinite felt and the love that will stay with you always from the connections made and shared.

Our weekend was full of laughs, play, deep conversations, intimate connecting, vulnerable sharing, opening and healing tears, expanded hearts, expanded awareness, and conscious elevation. All the ingredients that provide the potentials for big leaps and empowered transformation.

IMG_9439Some of my most cherished moments, besides all the intimate times that you see captured in these photos and the bonds shared, were the times I got to sit back during teaching in silence as I got to listen to everyone in conscious conversation, teaching each other. I was there as a facilitator/observer/space holder to provide a foundation, direction, and different perspectives. However, the empowering thing that happens – which I LOVE – is that everyone discovers that they are teachers and leaders themselves and so holding that space for them to step into this aspect of themselves that is awakened, and to see people process their experiences out loud, means everything to me.

I also loved the times I got to guide them and then watch them practice on each other, as their faces lit up and they discovered their intuitive gifts and abilities they never acknowledged or knew about before.

PRICELESS! INVALUABLE! And is the reason I do what I do.

IMG_9266I love what I do and am able to offer. It doesn’t come without its sweat and work, but my soul commitment and love is to be of service through the unique vehicle that is expressed by my embodying my personal frequency. I know no other way in life than to integrate who I am seamlessly/simultaneously in service to the collective.

If you missed this retreat and are interested in joining another, you can find updates here on my blog site at the Retreats link, as well as can find updates on the Inspiring Classes & Workshops link. I’ll be teaching (and soon posting) some upcoming advanced IMG_9390Reiki classes, which include combining with crystals, as well as working more with Chakras and creating a magickal and Divine life experience. And there are more retreats this year as well. The next being in Bimini, Bahamas in July.

There are several new inspiring workshops I’m putting together, as well as 2 more retreats later this year. I’m already receiving guidance on next year’s retreats and their whereabouts, so stay tuned. And don’t forget that I will be in Chicago teaching an accelerated Reiki workshop weekend on Saturday October 11th and Sunday October 12th. I don’t know yet if I can make it to Toronto in June, as hoped, to teach Reiki and speak at AnandaFest, but I’ll know that likely by Monday.

tania-retreat3So some fun to look forward to, alongside all of the amazing creations coming forth from so many of you, including this weekend’s students. I know a couple of them are already gearing up to start teaching their own Reiki classes and putting together retreats. And I anticipate some co-creations in store, as I’ve already discussed some cool collaborative ideas with a couple of you. 😉

I love that life’s experiences are only limited by our ability to utilize our imagination and free our minds. I hope that you will actively engage your own creative power, as truly it will gift you tenfold if you do.

Much love and creative magick to you all!

I hope you enjoy the photo album story of our beautiful weekend shared together, realizing that the shifts and expansion each of us make individually, directly impacts the collective and provides others greater ease to make transformational shifts too.

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Important Date Reminders for Upcoming Retreats – Only 2 Spots Left for March

March 20th is approaching in a month and a half, and that day holds threefold meaning.

It happens to be the last day of the shadow post-retrograde period where we will be transitioning into Spring with the Equinox.

It also happens to be the first day of the upcoming Reiki Renewal Retreat – Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, CA – Yay!

AND, it is the last day to receive registration gifts of up to $200 off the upcoming Accelerate Your Vibration Bimini Retreat this Summer in July.

Tania Spring Renewal 2014

Flyer Design by Jennifer Helminski –

Reiki Renewal Retreat – Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, CA March 20 – 24th:

I can accommodate only 2 more people on the Reiki Renewal Retreat.

So don’t forget, if you’re interested in joining, February 28th is the last day to get your registration in for that.

That’s just 3 more weeks. Everyone who registers will be receiving a free surprise gift from me, which you’ll receive at the Retreat.


Here’s another look at this beautiful extended weekend immersion we will be sharing if you join:


Reiki Renewal Retreat



Accelerate Your Vibration Bimini Retreat July 20th – 25th:

Tania Bimini 4

Flyer design by Jennifer Helminski – from an actual photo I took in Bimini

Don’t forget, if you register by 3/20 Spring Equinox for this magickal experience, you can receive up to $200 off when partnering up with a travel companion, or $100 if you’d like to meet up with your new pod family on your own.

All who register also receive a free Brazilian Quartz crystal that will be programmed and Reiki charged just for you.

Check out: Accelerate Your Vibration for all details on what awaits you.

I just booked my flights a week ago for Bimini and am already counting down! 🙂

There is so much fun, love, sharing, growth, expansion, inspiration, empowerment, adventure, and magick continually unfolding and yet to come!!

Please contact me at with any questions, requests, inquiries, and to register. I’m always happy to support in any way I can.

Reiki Opportunities, Synchronicity & Gratitude – 4 Days Left For this Month’s Special & Reiki Workshops to Raise Your Vibration

hike3This weekend was one of those especially “on point” and magickal messaging kinds of weekends. You know, those times when everything messages you in very poignant and serendipitous ways. This happens a lot, the more we become present and conscious about our lives and see meaning in all that is within and around us.

For me, these experiences this weekend provided great clarity and confirmation with my own life directions.

“Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.” ~Carl Jung

hike2I was grateful for Nature’s powerful and timely messages too, which included a gorgeous Rattlesnake again (which happened to show up in the middle of the path, not long after I had murmured the words, “snake medicine” before our hike) and at least 6 hawks, along with some Koi, Squirrels, and Slider Turtles that were a joy to see out at a sanctuary explored. Each appearing in perfect timing and providing a piece to the puzzle I was exploring.

These lovely friends, and many other uncanny experiences, came after Friday kicked off in beautifully resonant flow with our Reiki 1 and 2 Accelerated Workshop.

I can’t thank everyone enough that came and infused their gifts into our shared experience. I feel so honored to assist in the journeys people are embracing and truly excited for what is unfolding for each. Teaching and guiding in a mutually co-creative experience where everyone’s gifts bring value and growth, is one of my greatest joys.

hike4I love this quote from Shakti (which my sweet friend Denise Sheehan of Sage Spirit Coaching & Reiki shared with me Saturday after my class and right before her synchronously teaching a Reiki 1 workshop that day):

“I teach workshops, not because I’ve mastered the information and I am the expert, but because I love to share myself in this way. This sharing deepens my learning experience.” ~ Shakti Gawain

This is something I actually share within each workshop I teach, and Friday was no exception. So it was very beautiful to share this feeling with Denise, Shakti, and I know many other teachers who feel the same.

Being a teacher also entails being a student simultaneously. Teachers commit to a path where growing and learning takes place in a more public field of experience by embracing this vulnerable way of sharing. It’s extremely empowering and enriching for everyone who shows up.

And showing up is something more and more people are doing and it’s exciting to see and hear it. We can each also teach by the example of our own lives, every day and in every experience we have. There are so many wonderful opportunities to share your beautiful self with the world and to cultivate more of the gifts and expansion you are wanting to hone in on and bring forth.

And the more we embrace and share these gifts, the more the Universe gifts us with messages and support that chime in when we need them. These come through synchronous encounters and experiences that draw your attention. And the more you acknowledge and share gratitude for the messages received, the more you tap in to your innate abundance.

I feel more and more gratitude each day for all of the wonderful experiences I get to share in, the beautiful souls I am graced in life to meet and work with, and the amazing ways that life explodes in chime with the beats of my heart. It is love manifest in more than words can express.

And the energy is really amping up. At least that is what I feel. The field of experience feels very fertile and potent.

If you’re feeling it too and you’d like some support with things you are creating right now and shifts you are making, don’t forget about January’s Special (which I call Tania’s Offering of the Month – a new one to come February 1st).

There are only 4 more days to jump in on this, as the special is good through January 31st only. You don’t have to use your session by the 31st, but will need to purchase it by then in order to receive the special savings:

Distant 20-Minute Enhanced Reiki Sessions offered at 40% off.

Regular price $75. So you can get one of these for only $45, which is a $30 savings.

Just for this month I’m offering a 3 package special for only $135. That’s a savings of $90 from the regular $225.

And, don’t forget about the upcoming Reiki Renewal Retreat in Laguna Beach this March.

If synchronicity is leading you to embrace the path of Reiki for yourself, then this may be the opportunity and nudge for you. Whether you are local or from out of town, this will be a beautiful way to immerse in expansion and deeper connection.

All registrations need to be in by February 28th, so that’s just a month away. The Retreat begins Thursday 3/20 and ends Monday 3/24, but remember you can come for just one or both of the training sessions on either Friday and/or Sunday. This is a chance to get your full Reiki certification in all 3 Levels, or just come for the first 2 Levels.

Each Initiation Attunement will open you to a higher frequency of being.

I can take about 4 more people for the workshop days and 2 more people for the full weekend accommodations.

This is going to be a really fun experience!

Also, I’ll be teaching a Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop on Wednesday, March 5th in Costa Mesa by request of a client so if you’d like to join, you are welcome to as well. I am able to teach 7 days a week, as long as the days align with both person requesting and myself. So sometimes a workshop like this will pop up and anyone wanting to join is more than welcome, whether past or new student. Being this is during the middle of the week, I anticipate it will be a very intimate experience, so if you prefer learning in this type of environment, this may be the perfect day to join, if it happens to align also with your schedule.

If you’d like support with any of these, please message me at so that I can be of assistance.

Are you feeling, or have felt for a long time, a certain calling and urging from your heart that is becoming increasingly loud and unavoidable? There are many ways our bodies and the experiences we encounter, both as triggers and as beautiful phenomena, are trying to get our attention. Sometimes it is a constant message that comes through others, things you read and see, or people finishing your thoughts and answering your questions unspoken, but deeply felt.

I keep hearing from people that are opening their hearts to the experiences within that want expression. I love this!! And I am excited to know that many are ready to take the plunge into the waters of their dreams and loves. Sometimes the step you take is simply getting you to the next leg of the journey and not the destination itself, but taking whatever step toward the essence of you, will be rewarding and provide you the next clarity needed.

For me, every single moment is full of powerful messaging and symbolism that I have chosen to take to heart. Maybe that makes me seem a bit off to some, but regardless of how you may view my approach to life and messages/signs, I sure have fun, which if that is the only blessing, is quite a blessing I’ll take. Thank you! And I’m definitely not getting stuck, because I keep moving. Energy is ever-flowing, so why do we think we would be any different since ARE energy manifest?

hike“Factual information alone isn’t sufficient to guide you through life’s labyrinthine tests.  You need and deserve regular deliveries of uncanny revelation.  One of your inalienable rights as a human being should therefore be to receive a mysteriously useful omen every day of your life.” ~Rob Brezsny

You ARE in fact receiving the support you ask for and the answers, as well as the guiding hand, but you may just not want to embrace the way it is coming through and so you explain it away, until the message no longer is one you can deny. Many want the answer to come in black and white handwriting on the wall, but have a filter on how that writing needs to look.

How is life messaging you? Signs, answers, and synchronous messages don’t have to be profound. They can be as gentle as the kiss of the wind that suddenly rustles through the leaves and across your cheek right as you explore a thought and ponder a question.

“Be AWAKE to Life” ~Risto Rein

Retreat, Nourish & Renew – Offerings to Nurture Your Soul

Tania Spring Renewal 2014
“One must take time to retreat to be nourished and rejuvenate before creativity can begin again. Make sure you are nurturing yourself and feeding your own light. Think about what this means to you and how you can best nurture your own ‘shine.’

Think of yourself as a growing plant. A plant puts forth beautiful blooms when it has the energy to do so. The more it is fed, the less energy it needs for growth. If at any point your growth requires too much effort, try to find the needed nourishment.

If a plant does not rest and receive nourishment after blooming, the next bloom will be small or withered. This is your responsibility. The river of life will take you to many places, but you must feed yourself along the way. Don’t expect to be on, creative, and productive all the time. This is not natural; and doesn’t support healthy growth.

Remember the nature of the human soul is to nurture the earth. You must learn how your own light needs to be nourished and supported, so you can be a caretaker of the earth.” ~Sandra Ingerman

Don’t forget the first retreat opportunity of 2014 is coming up this March over Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach. There is limited space left both in terms of accommodations and workshop attendance space.

Registration deadline is February 28th, 2014, which is just a little over a month away.

Remember if you are a local, you can choose to come for one or both of the workshop days if you don’t want to come for the whole weekend, or you may choose to enjoy a weekend getaway to nurture yourself.

Locals will need to contact me for individual rates that fit your needs in terms of day choices you are wanting to attend. For out of town guests, you can find all the details and rates here:

In the meantime, if you would like some extra support, don’t forget the January Reiki Special is good only through the end of this month only, which is 10 more days to receive the special savings.

I know that many of you are in the midst of shifts, making new intentions, and doing your own internal reorganization. You may be in need of getting rebalanced again, are struggling between anxiety and excitement, wanting to work through the past in order to have more courage, energy, clarity, and laser focus with the new.

So for the month of January, the new Distant 20-Minute Enhanced Reiki Sessions will be offered at 40% off.

Regular price $75. So you can get one of these for only $45, which is a $30 savings.

And just for this month I’ll offer a 3 package special for only $135. That’s a savings of $90 from the regular $225. 

Message me at if you’re interested in receiving this support so we can schedule a time and day to do so.

(Flyer Design by Jennifer Helminski:

Reiki For Renewal – Don’t Forget This Month’s Special & Upcoming March Retreat

reiki renewalWith renewal energy on the mind for today’s Cancer Full Moon – Fertile Energy for Emotional & Creative Renewal, it brings me to thinking about ways I utilize my own empowerment to support the processes I would like to change in order to create the new.

One of the powerful tools that has been instrumental for me in taking charge of my own life is Reiki. My life completely changed when I committed to working with the energy and allowing the integration of each amplification to guide me to greater expansion in my life. It has not only been supportive with my own healing integration, but has provided me a doorway access to the gifts and authenticity of who I am.

I wrote an article on The Power of Reiki Healing Attunements and Teaching Reiki that you may enjoy. Perhaps there is a Teacher or Healer in you that has been wanting to emerge and this might be a path that aligns with your heart as well. Or perhaps you would simply and powerfully like to take more charge of your own life in terms of healing and creative intentions. There are an abundance of wonderful teachers out there that can support you in this process and it’s important to follow your intuition, as to which feels most aligned with you.

If you feel a resonance with me, or would like to discuss your personal goals to see if Reiki is the path for you, you can message me and we’ll explore this together.

I am currently offering options, if you do in fact feel drawn to partnering with me, to either receive Reiki support or Reiki training.

If you are looking to nurture yourself with more empowerment, inspiration, transformation, and renewal, while being of service and living as an example of the change you wish to see, then you may feel drawn to the upcoming Reiki Renewal Retreat just a little over 2 months away now.

Reiki Renewal Retreat – Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, California

Thursday, March 20th – Monday, March 24th, 2014

We will be celebrating both the renewal of Spring over the Equinox, as well as its reflection of revitalization in your own life. This is not only a Certification Retreat designed to provide you with a quantum leap in personal healing integration, but will also give you powerful tools to support the full scope of your life and help you to make meaningful changes with positive impact.

For all details of where we’ll be staying, daily activities/schedule, pricing, what’s included, and what you will take away from this experience please visit: Reiki Renewal Retreat – Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, California

A deposit holds your place for this retreat and full registration is needed by February 28th, so if you’ve been considering this, its a great time with this Full Moon, to solidify intentions toward what you want to create.

I have only 1 spot left in this month’s Costa Mesa, California Reiki 1 and 2 Accelerated Workshop on Friday, January 24th. If you are local and interested, or happen to be traveling in the area, please message me to register. Registration deadline is Monday, January 20th. 

In the meantime, if you would like some extra support, don’t forget the January Reiki Special good through the end of this month only.

I know that many of you are in the midst of shifts, making new intentions, and doing your own internal reorganization. You may be in need of getting rebalanced again, are struggling between anxiety and excitement, wanting to work through the past in order to have more courage, energy, clarity, and laser focus with the new.

So for the month of January, the new Distant 20-Minute Enhanced Reiki Sessions will be offered at 40% off.

Regular price $75. So you can get one of these for only $45, which is a $30 savings.

And just for this month I’ll offer a 3 package special for only $135. That’s a savings of $90 from the regular $225. 

Message me at if you’re interested in receiving this support so we can schedule a time and day to do so.

Last Chance Today to Receive $100 Off Your Spring Equinox Reiki Retreat

crystal coveUntil midnight, today you can still take advantage of the $100 Early Bird registration for our Reiki Renewal Retreat this March in Laguna Beach, CA.

A deposit holds your space and a payment plan is available.

Locals and past local students are welcome to join any of the class days that fit your desires.

New local students can choose your class interests and message me for individual rates. You’re welcome to stay the weekend too.

Past students who are auditing, can do so free. Many enjoy a refresher, as well as find that each class is different and new information is shared. If you are a past student, you will still need to let me know ahead of time what classes you’ll be joining, in terms of food (which will need to be purchased) and any activities you want to participate in.

Out of town, past students can join the classes free as well to refresh, in which case you’d only have accommodations/food/activities to handle.

Please message me with any questions or to get specific rates for your particular needs at

This is a perfect way to celebrate the renewal of Spring, as a mirror to your own revitalization, healing, empowerment, exploration, and connection, while doing something for you that is of far-reaching service.

Details can be found here: 

Reiki Renewal Retreat – Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, CA

$100 Off Early Bird Discount for Reiki Retreat Ends in 2 Days – Perfect Holiday Gift of Empowerment for the New Year


Parrot friend in Grenada at sunrise

Only 2 days left to register for the Early-Bird $100 discount for our upcoming Reiki Renewal Retreat in March.

Remember that you will receive $100 off your weekend or class choices, if you register on or before this Thursday 12/12.

This pertains to locals as well as out of town guests. Past students are welcome to join the classes as a refresher, but you will need to let me know ahead of time in terms of food (which will need to be purchased) and any activities you want to join in on, as space is limited.

Makes a powerful holiday gift to yourself or someone you love. You can hold your spot and lock in the $100 off with a deposit, and still have time to take advantage of a payment plan for the balance, which will be due 30 days before the retreat start date of 3/20.

All details of the weekend can be found here:

Reiki Renewal Retreat ~ Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, California

Message me or email at if you have any questions, need individual rates for your specific choices/needs, and to register.

This is a perfect way to celebrate the renewal of Spring, as a mirror to your own revitalization, and to do something for you that has far-reaching benefit.

1 Week Left for Early-Bird Registration Discount on the Upcoming Reiki Renewal Retreat

380F7B5460D44241BA7A773B2220A80CWe’re now only 1 week away from the Early-Bird Registration deadline of 12/12 for our upcoming Reiki Renewal Retreat in March.

Remember that you will receive $100 off your weekend or class choices, if you register on or before this day. This pertains to locals as well as out of town guests.

So if you’re feeling drawn to come, you may want to take advantage, perhaps as a holiday gift to yourself. You can hold your spot and lock in the $100 off with a deposit, and still have time to take advantage of a payment plan for the balance.

All details of the weekend can be found here:

Reiki Renewal Retreat ~ Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, California

Message me or email at if you have any questions, need individual rates for your specific choices/needs, and to register.

Immerse yourself in an extended weekend away from everyday life and allow yourself permission to be empowered, inspired, transformed, and renewed. This is a perfect way to celebrate the renewal of Spring, as a mirror to your own revitalization, and to do something for you that has far-reaching benefit. The Reiki Renewal Retreat is not only a Certification Retreat designed to provide you with a quantum leap in personal healing integration, but will also give you powerful tools to support the full scope of your life and help you to make meaningful changes with positive impact.

Last Day to Receive $99 Gift PLUS $100 Off March’s Reiki Renewal Retreat

FireDon’t forget! Today is the last day to receive the extra $99 value free gift when you register for the upcoming March Reiki Renewal Retreat – Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, California. We’re also now only 12 days away from the $100 Off, Early-Bird registration deadline. 

Retreats, as well as any workshops, are gifts that keep on giving. The experiences and tools you gain are invaluable, empowering, and life-lasting. 2014 kicks off with our first retreat in March.

Earth ScanSo, if you register today, you’ll not only receive the 12/12/13 Early-Bird special of $100 off, but also receive a free 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee, chosen just for you, of one of my paintings in the special series, “In Lak’ech” – this has a retail value of $99. So that’s like receiving nearly $200 as a gift from me.

Air Scan1Each of these 5 paintings in the series hold immensely powerful, integrative energy that will also provide access to a deeply transformative experience by them being in your space and meditating with their energy.

For more information on the series visit: In Lak’ech


There is very limited space. Contact me with questions and to register at

I LOVE giving gifts of inspiration and empowered support. 

Water ScanSpirit

Space is Filling & Only 1 Month Left to Pre-Register & Receive Discount for March’s Reiki Renewal Retreat


Come join me and explore my favorite Crystal Cove Beach, as we integrate a beautiful weekend of expansion together

Don’t forget that there is only one month remaining to take advantage of the Early-Bird Special $100 Off Discount for the upcoming Reiki Renewal Retreat in Laguna Beach, California.

The deadline to pre-register is December 12th. There is very limited space left. So if you are from out of town and intending to join, you may want to at least get in your deposit, as the rooms are on a first come, first served basis. So if you have a specific room need/choice, let me know.

A $500 non-refundable deposit will book your room and hold your space. A payment plan for the remaining balance is offered with full payment due by February 20th.

All details about this empowering and experiential retreat weekend can be found here:

Reiki Renewal Retreat – Spring Equinox in Laguna Beach, California March 20th – 24th, 2014

If you are a local and not staying overnight, but coming for the classes and day’s food and activities, you also won’t want to miss out on this special. Message me for rates in accordance with your class and daily activity choices.

Even though I can accommodate locals joining, there is a limit to the amount of students I can have in the classes, so again, this is on a first come, first served basis and it appears I’m getting close to max. Once I receive current confirmations, I can better let you know how many spots I have left.

I’m so looking forward to our weekend together and meeting the special group of souls that feel called, including those of you I’ve had pleasure of getting to know online. Very exciting!

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