About Shura and Shura's Philosophy
I set up my practice in Ithaca, NY in the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation) where I am consistently awed by the beauty of the land and sustained by the incredible partnerships I forge with clients. I am people-centered at heart and love accompanying others on their life paths.
As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I know that our personal identities, such as race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status and ability level profoundly shape our lived experiences and well-being. I seek to cultivate a healing environment that is welcoming and inclusive of clients’ whole selves.
My gateway into cultivating and directing energy began when I studied several varied martial arts earning a 2nd degree black belt in tae kwon do.
Since 1995, I have immersed myself in energy healing and have studied Healing Touch, Reiki, Yan Xing Qigong and, most recently, Eden Energy Medicine, with gifted healer Donna Eden.
I am an Advanced Practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine and a certified instructor for the Energy Medicine Fundamentals course. I continue my energy healing studies with conscious channel, teacher and author, Ellen Meredith.
Because self-knowledge is an intrinsic part of helping others to heal themselves, an important aspect of my qualifications is my 4-year study with Turkish teacher and healer Levent Bolukbasi at the IM School of Healing Arts. This experience focused on developing self-awareness and healing my own psychological and energetic patterns that impeded my ability to be present and steady with others.
A life-long learner, I am also a student of sound therapist, Jane Shallberg, who directs the Arizona Sound & Music Therapy Institute where I study the ancient practice of Himalayan singing bowls.
I cannot wait to be your guide and help you discover your energies and serve as your partner on your personal journey toward greater wellbeing and balance.
By tending to our subtle energies, we change how we experience life. A grounding principle of my approach is that our energy systems are brilliant and have developed habits to keep us safe and allow us to survive. However, those habits may no longer serve us and, in fact, may be causing physical or emotional disturbance. By shifting those patterns and energy blockages through energy care, we shift our lives.
When working with clients, I dialogue with them and with their energies, helping them to gently go deeper to understand the complex interplay between their life experiences and their energetic patterns. This brings a consciousness to their experience of the healing work that creates space for profound change and the potential for myriad benefits.
Almost all clients feel some kind of shift in their first session. However, one of the key elements of energy care is that energy that is blocked needs to be re-habituated into flow. This is not a “one and done” modality. Shifts occur during sessions and then become stabilized by the home care a client does after the session and by ongoing sessions focusing on different aspects of an energy system.