Teresa is a Usui / Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki® Master - Teacher & Practitioner, an IKC (International Kinesiology College) certified and registered Touch for Health Instructor and a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. She first took Angelic Reiki I & II classes in Bayfield, Colorado with Pamela Riding in 2009, and so thoroughly enjoyed learning about and experiencing Reiki that she decided to take Usui Reiki I & II, ART/ Master and Karuna Reiki® with Laurelle Gaia and Michael Baird in Sedona, Arizona. After learning that Holy Fire Reiki became a new development in the Reiki field, Teresa returned to Sedona to become ignited with this energy so she could also practice and teach with this wonderful new Reiki energy.
Teresa has two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Spanish and the other in teaching. She also has minor degrees in French and ELL (English Language Learning). Teresa has taught a total of 13 years at the elementary school (mainly 3rd grade), middle school and high school levels. She has taught TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) in various grade levels, and also beginning Spanish to various ages. Her first teaching job was in Aibonito, Puerto Rico where she taught English at many grade levels and since then has taught in schools in Indiana and Colorado. Teresa’s teaching background, along with her many unique experiences studying abroad in Mexico, Costa Rica and Spain help ensure that her classes are easy to understand and available to anyone.
Teresa currently lives in Durango, Colorado. Previously, while living in her home state of Indiana, she helped her parents for many years when they were having health difficulties and was also raising three children under the age of six. It proved to be a true “sandwich generation” experience. Her father contracted a rare disease called Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). He was in a nursing home and hospice the last 4 years of his life. Unfortunately, Teresa’s mother developed a form of Leukemia three years before the death of her father and died three and a half months before him. Feeling depleted with the demands of taking care of both parents for so long and also raising her young family, Teresa decided to look for something that would help her rejuvenate.
During many phone conversations, Teresa’s sister in Illinois shared about her experiences with Reiki and the positive effects it had on her. This gave Teresa the idea that Reiki might be something that she could look into to help heal her weary body and lift her spirits after losing both of her parents. Over time, Teresa decided to study and learn the concept of holistic healing and the power of relaxation through Reiki, Acupressure, Touch For Health Kinesiology, T'ai Chi, Medical Qigong, Yoga, Laughter Yoga, and Meditation. She fell in love with these (and other) healing modalities. After noticing how much better she felt and the shifts taking place in her life, Teresa decided to open Touchpoint Therapy, LLC to share her accumulated learnings and wisdom with other people. Reiki and Specialized Kinesiology not only encouraged Teresa, but also taught her the extreme importance of treating one’s body and soul with respect, in order to ultimately bring about inner peace, happiness and optimal health.
Reiki Practitioner: 8 years
ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher
& Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki® Master / Teacher & Practitioner
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