Linda Haley, R.M.T., founder and Executive Director of the Center, serves as the primary teacher for all levels of Reiki classes (Beginner, Advanced, Internship, Apprenticeship and Master Level.) Linda also offers Guided Release, which accesses deep memories and answers through Reiki-enhanced visualization, and CranioSacral Therapy, a technique which assists the body to physically release tension and restrictions. Other modalities include Past Life Regression and Soul Retrieval.
Linda is a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals. She is founder and President Emeritus of the Center’s nonprofit, Stone Soup Project.
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Every organization has one person who handles the details, makes sure that things are fixed, and generally helps to navigate the challenges of a 7-day-a-week operation.
Don Haley, Operations Coordinator, greets visitors, supervises facility maintenance and housekeeping, and coordinates many of the Center’s special projects. Don also serves as Agency Liaison for the Center’s nonprofit, Stone Soup Project, managing the details of the frequent SSP wellness fairs in partnership with area social service agencies.
Samantha Petroff, our Business Manager, is a customer service professional offering twenty years of experience in marketing and business development. She is a Reiki Master trained through The Reiki Center offering Reiki and Sound Healing sessions. She also holds certifications for CranioSacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy.
"I'm honored to be a part of The Reiki Center. The need for the therapies offered here by these amazing practitioners is greater now more than ever. I feel blessed to be assisting with the Center's continued evolution."
Kaye Smith has completed Reiki Master and Animal Reiki training at The Reiki Center and serves as Director of the Animal Wellness Program. She has 20+ years of pet rescue and dog training experience along with many human and animal volunteers hours through Stone Soup Project, the Center's nonprofit. She has valuable experience using Reiki to find good homes for homeless animals while assisting their people who love them to keep them happily together for life. She shares her life with her husband, their four dogs, and a cat, while fostering dogs until they find their forever home.
José Alvarez is a Reiki Master in the traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho system. Jose decided to start studying Reiki in 1989 because of his interest in Eastern philosophy and alternative ways of restoring energy balance in a non-invasive way. After progressing through the three levels of Reiki, in 2016 he obtained his Master's degree. Jose seeks to restore the client's energies to a state of balance on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, thereby enhancing his/her own natural ability to heal. Jose truly believes that the Hispanic / Latino community can benefit from this natural technique and he is ready to welcome all members of this community to the practice of R eiki .
José Alvarez es Maestro de Reiki en el sistema tradicional Usui Shiki Ryoho. José decidió empezar en 1989 a estudiar Reiki debido a su interés en la filosofía oriental y las formas alternativas de restaurar el equilibrio energético de una manera no invasiva. Tras ir avanzando en los tres niveles de Reiki, en 2016 obtuvo su Maestría. José busca restaurar las energías del cliente a un estado de equilibrio en los niveles físico, emocional y espiritual, mejorando así su propia capacidad natural de curarse. José realmente cree que la comunidad Hispana / Latina puede beneficiarse de esta técnica natural y espera dar pronto la bienvenida a todos los miembros de esta comunidad a la práctica del Reiki.
'I had a wonderful treatment with Jose. I felt better immediately afterwards and the feeling of contentment has lasted ever since. I will definitely be back!' -Sarah
Jevona Bailey incorporates a tradition of indigenous therapies and energy work into each of her sessions. She is a 2009 graduate of American Institute of Alternative Medicine and has spent many years immersed in the heritage of traditional Native American-Appalachian spirituality. Jevona uses her connection with ancestors to intuitively create a personalized holistic experience. Learning Lomi-Lomi Massage while residing on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, she communicates the spirit of the islands through her touch.
Specialities Include: Lomi-Lomi Massage, Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, CBD Massage and Hot Stone Massage.
Dr. Vandana Baranwal B.Sc., BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) is an Ayurvedic physician and educator. Growing up in the holy city of Banaras, India she has been very fortunate to learn from some of the world's renowned teachers. Before moving to the USA, she was Professor of Ayurvedic Obstetrics and Gynecology in Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India.
She specializes in Ayurvedic mother and child health and has co-authored “Stree Roga Vimarsha”, a book of Ayurvedic gynecology and “Prasuti Tantra Sandarshini” a book of Ayurvedic Obstetrics. She has been recognized by her peers for her excellence in teaching and was felicitated with “Charaka Award” in 2017.
She is associated with many Ayurveda organizations’ and schools in India as well as the USA. She has been teaching, practicing and promoting Ayurveda for more than 25 years. She aims to help people heal themselves by empowering them with the knowledge of simple and powerful tools of food, food habits, daily routine, seasonal routine and lifestyle from the ancient science of Ayurveda.
C. Cynthia Marie Bean, C. Bean, Usui Reiki Master, Integrative Cranial Sacral Therapy (ICST) practitioner, Intuitive Empath, Claircognizant, Clairsentient, and Spirit-guided Intuitive Artist. With a BFA from CCAD in Columbus, and Master of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, Massachusetts, she is currently studying towards her Doctorate Degree at
The University of Sedona & Metaphysics.
After a career with the Ohio Departments of Mental Health, Youth Services and Adult Corrections, she turned her gifts to energy medicine. She recently returned to Ohio after living in New Mexico, advancing her wisdom of energy and physical medicine, to support your journey towards the discovery of your innate truths.
Kelly Bisson became a Reiki Center staff practitioner in 2008, and earned her Reiki Master level in 2011. She has been a practitioner of Vibrational Therapy with tuning forks since 2009, and has taken the Animal Reiki training. In 2015 she was certified as an Advanced Medical Intuitive after completing training under Tina M. Zion. A fourth generation empath, she utilizes her intuitive abilities to assist in her sessions. She has found an affinity to different spiritual ideas, especially Buddhism, Druidism and Native American wisdom. Her interests include writing, music, astrology, watching baseball, walking in the woods, and cuddling with her tiger-calico cat, Tabitha.
Mary Jo Burkhard is an Usui Reiki Master through The Reiki Center. She regularly volunteers with the Free Reiki Clinic and is a practitioner of integrated CranioSacral Therapy (iCST) with training through Touch Education. Mary Jo is also a Master Practitioner Candidate with the Centre for Holding Space and an intuitive empath who stays grounded through tai chi, qigong, micropoetry, art, and connections to nature.
Exiting the Labyrinth is a collection of micropoetry by Mary Jo Burkhard about the journey in the labyrinth of life. It is a gateway to liminal space and a way to examine the stories we tell ourselves.
Exiting the Labyrinth is available in The Reiki Center gift shop or through Blurb bookstore. You can follow Mary Jo at her website or on Facebook
Anne Margaret Carioti, GG, CHyp, is a Certified Hypnotherapist through Rapid Transformational Therapy who believes in the power of the subconscious mind. Her approach to healing combines hypnosis, intuition, and mindfulness. She believes by accessing your inner wisdom, and revealing the root cause it shortens the time to heal the heart. Anne Margaret specializes in hypnosis healings and past life regression with tailored sessions to empower individuals to achieve lasting change. Her warm demeanor and genuine care create a safe place for transformation. Anne Margaret has lived in Canada, the Ivory Coast, Thailand, and the United States. She loves travelling and exploring different cultures. Outside of her practice, you can often find her on a hiking trail, gardening or involved with a DIY project. Her hobbies also include stained glass work, drawing, painting, and jewelry making. Formal Education Certified Hypnotherapist Rapid Transformational Therapy Graduate Gemologist Gemological Institute of America
Jeanette Collins graduated in 2015 from The Institute of Holistic Health Careers with a specialty in Ayurvedic Elemental Polarity Reflexology. She is certified as a Holistic Health Coach, Corporate Wellness Coach, and is an Advanced Reiki Practitioner. This style of Reflexology is integrating the ancient art of Ayurvedic Reflexology with modern energetic principals of Polarity, and is based on the concept of balancing the inter-relationship of the five elements: Ether, Air Fire, Water and Earth. Reflexology is suited for all ages and many conditions.
"I had a Reiki session with Jeanette and I have to say, the next day I felt amazing..almost euphoric." - Madison
Katharine Daniels enjoys working with clients from all paths of life. She has a gift of being able to meet people wherever they are on their path and nurture their ability to heal and create balance. She is a Certified Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner and Facilitator, Access Consciousness Facelift Practitioner, Access Consciousness Body Process Practitioner, Reiki Master, Oneness Deeksha Giver, and Golden Orb Meditator. Katharine is experienced in working with clients facing addictions, PTSD, money and wealth blockages, and those seeking spiritual growth.
She enjoys traveling, hiking and camping with her husband and children. She can often be found in the company of the greatest Zen Masters on earth, her cats.
Rebecca Dunaway, CMPE, is an Advanced Reiki Practitioner, a Certified Meditation Guide and HeartMath Trainer and Coach.
Serving as a medical practice executive for over 30 years, Rebecca has developed an understanding of the importance of stress management, relaxation, resilience, and living each day with increased ease. Her concern and care for the wellness of healthcare professionals was a driving force for her pursuit to become a certified HeartMath Trainer and Coach as well as continuing her own personal growth and education, becoming an Advanced Reiki Practitioner and Certified Meditation Guide. She offers tools and guidance to help with stress management, relaxation, and ease for those interested in pursuing the development of their own inner intuition and wisdom.
Ross Fillmore is a psychic intuitive card reader from Columbus, Ohio. With over 10 years experience offering readings at meetups, expos, and classes, he has developed a unique method of combining multiple decks with various card spreads.
Ross plays the didgeridoo as a form of meditation, cultivates bonsai trees, and hybridizes and registers his own varieties of daylilies.
Henry Flanders brings a meditative approach to massage. A former Zen monk, he loves being curious and adapting to your needs, His goal is to help you feel your best- whatever that means for you! Henry is trained in Swedish Relaxation, Trigger Point, Trauma-Informed (Bodywork for PTSD), and Reiki massage.
‘Henry is an amazing massage therapist because of his knowledge of different techniques, his memory of client preferences, his positive attitude and his genuine interest in who I am.’ — Clair W.
Joseph Floyd received his Reiki Master degree through The Reiki Center. He serves as the Center's "crystal guy" and offers frequent classes on the properties of stones and crystals as well as Crystal Consultations and Crystal Harmony sessions. He has taken crystal class courses on healing and sacred geometry from the late Metaphysician Ken Harsh as well as studied with other crystal healers.
Joseph is a Certified Cedar Medicine Carrier, and enjoyed learning about shamanism and nature based healing. He makes wire wrapped jewelry healing tools for the healing of humanity.
Trish Frazzini, MSSA/MSW, LSW, is a social worker, educator, animist, ritualist, earth-honoring traditionalist, and Usui Reiki Master. Trish has been a life-long student of various indigenous traditions, participating in sacred ceremonies as both facilitator and supporter. In her Ancestral Lineage Repair work, she provides clients with a safe and supportive space in which they connect with and develop loving and supportive relationships with their ancestors.
April Henricks is a Reiki Master and passionate about lifting others' spirits and vibrations through Reiki. She is a mother of four young adults that live with her and her husband of thirty years. She loves to laugh, spend time in nature, practice Tai Chi, animals of any kind, and art in all it's various and wonderfully different forms and mediums.
Shina Hereford is a surgical and Certified Instrument Tech for over 19 yrs. She is also an Usui Reiki Master through The Reiki Center. She loves to volunteer at the Center's non-profit organization, Stone Soup Project, the Free Reiki Clinic and other volunteering programs throughout Central Ohio.
In her down time she enjoys spending time with family outdoors, watching movies and cooking.
Richard Horton is a certified spiritual director (Haden Institute) in the Jungian Christian Mystical Tradition. He is grounded in creation, Celtic and Franciscan spirituality and believes that our life is a journey and, whether we are religious or not, it is a spiritual journey. Within each of us there is a desire to find meaning beyond the moment and we wish to discover the heart of our true selves and to grow closer to the Spirit and to one another. Spiritual Direction is a process of satisfying this longing.
Melody Lynn Jenkins, Reiki Master, is a licensed and ordained Minister with 40 years experience studying world religions, metaphysical science, and the field of complementary medicine. As a Claircognizant, she is a gifted intuitive Seer and Healer. Melody is known as a Völva, which is a female practitioner of Runic Shamanism. She has been studying the Runes for 26 years and is proficient in reading the Runes and Runic Tarot. Melody is also a Certified Moonologer and focuses on Moon Phase specific aspects of Astrological Readings for manifestation and release.
Melody received her BA in Sociology from The Ohio State University and her MA in Metaphysical Sciences from the University of Sedona & Metaphysics, where she is currently studying for a Doctorate Degree. Melody is an Intuitive Counselor, the developer of the IlluminAura Restorative Experience and also offers Past Life Regression.
Janie MacMillan has been working in the Akashic Records for over 10 years. She is an Akashic Alliance TM certified Module A facilitator and trainer, and offers Akashic Records Integration Process Module A – Learn to Access and Explore Your Akashic Records, both in-person in and via Zoom.
She is a Divine I AM Practitioner through the London College of Spirituality. Divine I AM Transmissions allow her to transmit energies for Healing, Transformation, Awakening, Activation, and can also initiate incredible multi-layered transformation. Jane has received attunement by Vaz Sriharan of the London College of Spirituality to utilize the Soul Star Chakra and the Earth Star Chakra to help others accelerate their awakening process.
Janie's Reiki II certification enhances her ability to facilitate transformation and energetic shifts with her clients.
Janie is also a certified Infinite Possibilities trainer. She will be offering Infinite Possibilities training in-person and via Zoom in the coming months.
Scott Mathis, originally from Indianapolis, began his Reiki journey in 1997 and became a non-traditional Reiki Master in 1998. In 2012, he embarked on a path to recertify with The Reiki Center to experience the traditional Usui training and eventually become a Reiki Master in 2016. Scott is very grateful to volunteer with the monthly Free Reiki Clinics as it allows him to give back in service to his community.
Scott has spent most of his life exploring different Western spiritual philosophies and earth-based traditions. He is an adept in the Lineage of King Salomon where he is studying Hermetics and is a Certified Healer through the Modern Mystery School. As a certified Life Activation Practitioner and Healer, Scott is providing the spiritually-expansive Life Activation and Full-Spirit Activation processes to clients.
Kelley Mitchell is a QHHT® Regression Specialist, Reiki Master and an Intuitive Channel who specializes in helping you find your key to unlocking your connection to deeper levels of ease, freedom, and joy. She believes that all answers truly lie within.
When Kelley is not at The Reiki Center, she is spending time with her husband and four daughters. Kelley also loves spending time in nature and most days of the week is taking in the outdoors with their dog Hunter.
Claudia Oltman-Dutton was born and raised in Brazil. Immersed in the culture of natural healing practices and a deep love and respect for crystals, animals, plants and supernatural beings. She studied three years of Psychology at FMU in São Paulo before moving to the US in 1998. Claudia started her Reiki journey at the Reiki Center in 2018 going through Reiki I, II, internship, apprenticeship and Master training and now specializes in Reiki with Shamanic Journey and Egg cleanses.
Claudia loves to volunteer through the Stone Soup Project where she started volunteering in 2019 at the VA Hospital. She currently volunteers at the Free Reiki Clinic, Ronald McDonald House and National Church Residences. Claudia believes that we are all healers and our job on this planet is to improve the lives of those we come in contact with, while also allowing them to improve ours; we are all teachers and students in constant growth through knowledge and experience.
After 25 combined years in recreational sports administration, fitness program development, and somatic education at The Ohio State University, Jennifer Peters more recently stepped into a therapeutic role as a licensed massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. Her experience and training in areas of movement education (including but not limited to yoga, Pilates, cycling, strength training, rowing, and dance), manual therapy (including neuromuscular therapy and dry cupping), and energy medicine (currently Reiki and working toward Polarity Therapy and Elemental Reflexology), provides a broader perspective of which to assess the body and its patterns and potential dysfunctions. Jenn can pull from her broad training to add to her quality of care. As well, she is a lifelong mover and receiver of the services she provides. Jennifer very much looks forward to meeting new clients and developing an ongoing continuum of care for those that return.
As a Master Emotional Healing Technique Practitioner (EFT or Tapping) for over 15 years, Linda Rescigno combines intuition and muscle testing to get to the heart of the matter for her clients. Linda's sessions focus on disengaging emotional blocks and limiting beliefs and releasing stressors, anxiety, trauma, phobias & fears that are standing in the way of her clients' personal growth. This approach gives her clients a uniquely individualized session — allowing them to experience deep mental, emotional and physical healing which amplifies their ability to create the work, health, relationships and life they want to live.
Linda's credentials include: Master EFT Practitioner, Master Phoenix Vibrational Health Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist & Certified NLP Practitioner. She is the author of 'You Can Heal Your Kids: A Mom's Guide to Reversing Disease and Creating Health in Your Children — Safely & Naturally'.
Cassy Richards, CCMT, ESMT, is a Canine/Equine Massage Therapist at The Animal Wellness Center. She is an active volunteer with a local animal rescue group who decided a few years ago that she wanted to help more. In 2016 and 2017, Cassy took Reiki 1, 2, and Animal Reiki at The Reiki Center. Also in 2017, she went to Virginia to study and become certified in equine and canine massage at Equissage International. Since then, Cassy has made it her goal to inform pet owners of the benefits of massage therapy for their family members, whether horse partner or canine companion.
Jillian Robinson is a certified Quantum Human Design™ Specialist and coach, helping to guide clients through the process of self-discovery and personal transformation. Jill has provided Human Design and coaching services since January 2021 and is a student of Karen Curry Parker, a leading expert in Human Design. Prior to becoming a certified specialist in Human Design, Jill built a career as a practicing attorney and project manager in the legal technology industry. As her passion lies in being in service to others, she has volunteered for a number of important causes throughout her career.
Jill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights from the University of Dayton and a law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Jill was born and raised in Columbus and currently resides in Gahanna.
Anastasia Shevchenko was born and raised in Siberia (Russia), where she spent long winter nights studying astrology, numerology, human relations and natural living. After moving to America at age 25, she continued her studies and became Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master and Master Numerologist along with getting her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Organizational Management. Anastasia never stops learning and is very passionate about sharing her knowledge and deep insights with other people. Her natural compassion, understanding and wisdom makes her especially valuable for these seeking a greater harmony in their relations, a greater balance in their physical body and a greater clarity and understanding of their spiritual path.
Melinda VanKirk is a Reiki Master, certified Yoga Health Coach, yoga teacher (RYT 200), and active artist. As an empath and energy healer, she empowers those seeking alternative and holistic healing to prioritize their wellbeing through Self-love and self-care. Her approach to wellness is to integrate the whole — mind, body, soul, and spirit — through a more creative and spiritual approach to health. As a Wellness Coach, she integrates yogic and Ayurvedic principles with habit evolution, mindset shift, and simple actionable steps for successful transformation. Melinda provides Wellness Coaching to clients.
'Melinda's dowsing class was fascinating and makes me want to get more into energy work!' Bethany D.
Sarah Waller is a health and wellness enthusiast who is passionate about helping others find ways to reduce stress and anxiety. She has practiced as a dental hygienist for over 12 years and recently obtained a degree in Health and Wellness from Purdue Global University. She received her health coaching certification through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. She holds two breathwork certifications and specializes in Somatic Release Breathwork™ and Dynamic Breathwork™. She has been practicing as a sound healer for over a year and is also a level 2 Reiki practitioner.
A graduate of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, Nicholas Williams spent a majority of his time in a chiropractic environment, learning insight into injuries, pain and numbness, and muscle dysfunction. He also utilizes intuition during his Therapeutic Body Work, listening to your body.
Naaborle Yabe is an Usui Reiki Master through the Reiki Center who enjoys exploring various healing modalities for inner growth, renewal and alchemy for the heart. In her spare time, she loves dancing to global rhythms, reading and connecting with nature. She aims to be of service by helping people to discover their gifts and realize their capacity for joy, peace and harmony as empowered human beings. In addition to Reiki, Naaborle offers Crystal Consciousness Channeling to clients drawn to the power of stones and crystals.