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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Universal Healing Arts Offers Metaphysical Items and Services

Universal Healing Arts

On a corner of Crestview Avenue, in Cortlandt Manor, is a white building with two red doors and Chinese foo dogs on either side. In the backyard there’s a waterfall with a huge Buddha at the top and koi fish, where one can sit on a bench and dream, write in a journal or just “be.” Inside this unassuming building done with an Asian décor is a shop that houses just about every kind of crystal, in various shapes and sizes. Jewelry, sage, books, CDs, incense, mala beads, cards and crystal angels are some of the other things Universal Healing Arts Connection offers.

Owner Shima Chayvet, a master of Reiki masters who’s been teaching Reiki since 2006, performs Reiki healings and holds a medium circle once a month. Staff members include Cindy Bautista, who does crystal healing; Michelle Lent, a certified massage therapist; Heather Smith, who does facials and laser hair removal; and Alexis Rodriguez, a spiritualist and tarot reader. Karen Shaw teaches yoga classes three times a week, and Sifu Gary Renza is back teaching tai chi.

 “On any given day at Universal Healing Arts, there could be a sale going on in the shop, a full moon ceremony, a class or featured speaker, or those just enjoying Tibetan singing bowls under the stars,” Chayvet says. “It is a community of healers who bring benefit to young and old.”

Location: Universal Healing Arts, 4 Crestview Ave., Cortlandt Manor, NY. For more info, call 914.737.HEAL or visit