“The Mindful Shaman” Leads Community Healing Circles: At Center for Health and Healing in Mount Kisco, NY
Melanie Ryan, founder and owner of the Center for Health and Healing in Mount Kisco, NY, leads a monthly community healing circle there for individuals seeking Reiki healings, shamanic journeys and mindful meditation practice. Known as “the Mindful Shaman,” Ryan is a master teacher and practitioner of Shamanic Reiki Worldwide, teaching and offering shamanic healings in combination with Tibetan Buddhist meditation and modern psychology.
The name of the monthly gathering, Shamanic Reiki Hearth Healing Circle, has special significance, Ryan says. “Hearth combines heart and earth, and the circle connects us deeply with ourselves, Earth, community and our spiritual guides.” Seventy percent of proceeds of the circle go to EOMEC.org, a nonprofit with a mission to preserve worldwide indigenous tribes and teachings.
Ryan is also launching a “Root to Rise” program, involving experiential learning for professionals, therapists, healers and educators. “This program brings the powerful integration of Buddhist meditation and shamanism practices,” she says.