Nancy Nechama Karp. Healing Artist ~ Yogini ~ Sound Alchemist ~ Circle Facilitator
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I am dedicated to be in service helping others transform pain, develop coping skills, and nurture well-being. I help those ready to dive deep into past emotional trauma and harvest those experiences for power and wisdom. I also helps those who are interested in maintaining and/or upgrading whatever feel-good state they have already accomplished.
Practicing daily self-Reiki and self-care rituals for personal wellbeing, I wake up every day grateful to be alive. It wasn't always that way. From a very young age I was in an environment that fed a growing low self-esteem, negative self-confidence compounded by an undiagnosed congenital hearing impairment, and sensitivity to the suffering animals and natural world that ultimately manifested over the years as chronic clinical depression.
Consciously working to heal my relationship with my mother, who is now my beloved, cherished, and best friend, I began on a healing path in early 2000 and began learning how to cultivate a beautiful life. I have certifications in Reiki, Gong Therapy, Vocal Sound Healing, and Yoga, as well as in Integrative Therapy as taught by the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program combining restorative yoga, essential oil aromatherapy, contemplative care, and Reiki.
Introduced to the transformative power of the gong in Kundalini Yoga classes, when I completed my Kundalini tEacher Training in 2009, I purchased my first gong as a graduation present to myself. I have since gone on to dive deeper into the healing power of the gong and I now guide sound bath meditations specializing in gongs and one-on-one Gong Therapy sessions as taught by Mehtab Benton.
Based in New York City, private and semi-private sessions are either in my home-office in the East Village. I’ve given Gong Sound Baths at the Open Center, the Floating Lotus Spa in midtown Manhattan, special events such as memorial services, meditations, Goddess On The Go, and fundraising benefits for notable organizations such as The Garrison Institute, and Tibet House. I began practicing Reiki in 2005 providing over 300 hours of Reiki and Integrative Therapy to patients and caregivers in clinical settings such as Beth Israel Hospital and Rivington House.
I an experienced Reiki Circle and and trained Women’s Ways ™Circle facilitator and provided on-call private Spiritual Counseling and Reiki sessions to clients of the Integral Yoga Institute-Spa. I began teaching yoga at September Space NY/Wold Cares 9/11 Community Center in 2006 and provided Reiki and auricular therapy in community clinics and for the Mayan people in Guatemala in 2010-2011.
I love our four-legged friends and offer Animal Reiki treatments for pets.
I invite students and clients ready to engage in deeper personal work to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn specifically what I can do to help. Customized sessions may include gongs, shamanic drum, rattles, Himalayan singing bowls, Acutonic® Tuning Forks, Vocal Sound Healing, Essential Oil Therapy, yoga, intuitive guidance, and wellness coaching.
I will travel to those requesting my services and for my signature Good Night Gong™ sound bath–a luxurious journey into deep, restorative sleep that may help diminish insomnia, reset the circadian rhythm for healthy sleep cycles, enrich dream-time, and provide increased revitalization upon waking the next morning.
Certifications | Trainings | Affiliations
2016 - Gong Therapy certification by Mehtab Benton, Kundalini Yogi, Teacher Trainer, Author, Vedic Astrologer, Founder of YOGA YOGA studios in Austin, Texas
2013 - Gong Master certification by Don Conreaux, Grand Gong Master
2011 - Vocal Sound Healing certification by Tom Kenyon
(Spiritual Practice and Hands-on Healing Art)
2011 - Master Komyo Reiki Shinpiden/Teacher - trained and attuned by Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto founder of Komyo ReikiDo (formerly Komyo Reiki Kai)
2011 - Master Usui/Tibetan Reiki Ryoho - trained and attuned by William Lee-Rand founder of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT)
2009 - Reiki 1 training with Pamela Miles and Lena Falth in conjunction with the UZIT training of the same year
2008 - Master Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki - 1-year Program - trained and attuned by The Center of Living Light Reiki Master Teachers (RMT); Carmen Loriño, R.N., Randi Lynn Ditman-Ibrahim, and Len Ditman
2007 - Shinpiden (Level 3) Usui Reiki Ryoho - trained and attuned by Franz Steine of International House of Reiki
2006 - Advanced Practitioner (Level 3 ) Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki - trained and attuned by the Center of Living Light
2006 - Level 2 Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki - Trained and attuned by The Center of Living Light
2005 - Level 1 Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki - Trained and attuned by The Center of Living Light
Nancy Nechama Karp has completed teacher training certifications in Womb Yoga/Well Woman Yoga, Yoga for Children, Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga.
During her Reiki training, Nechama gained a deeper appreciation of training her physical body to be a healthy and strong house for the sacred current running through her and to better be of service to others. Exploring a variety of yoga styles in search of a personal practice that could be done every day at home that supports spiritual evolution she found what is referred to as the Tibetan Rites - a practice that synthesizes all of the senses (except taste,) and motor-faculties in a moving meditation.
Sharing the practice of the Tibetan Rites with friends and family, a friend encouraged her to pursue a teaching path and the yoga training path that called to her was Kundalini Yoga. She made a commitment to practice purely Kundalini Yoga for the duration of the training in 2008. The Tibetan Rites are a component of her morning routine and she guides students and clients in a variety of yoga styles depending on what they need.
2009-2011 - 300-hours certification - Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program (UZIT): Restorative Yoga, Essential Oil Therapy, Contemplative Care and Reiki certified by Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman-Yee, Tracy Griffiths, Roshi Joan Halifax, and Pamela Miles and Lena Falth.
2008 - 200-hours certification - Level 1 Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan for the Aquarian Age certified by the Sat Jivans, founders of Kundalini Yoga East.
2005 - Nechama began practicing the Tibetan Rites based on the book The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth by Peter Kelder.
MORE HEALING ARTS
2016 - iRest™Level 1 Yoga Nidra certified by Richard Miller, PhD
2015 - Harmonic Renewal Facial Tuning Forks - certified by Mary-Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac.
2010 - Auricular Acupuncture (N.A.D.A.) certified by Michael O. Smith, M.D., D.Ac. of Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
Circles & Rituals
Member since 2001 and Shamanic Adept with Deep Arrow Woman, M.S. Ed. of Moonfire Meeting House founded in 1990
A Circle of Women™ - trained and facilitator with Deep Arrow Woman/Lorraine Simone, M.S.Ed., founder of the School of Women's Ways/Moonfire Meeting House
Completed the AHA Heartsaver® CPR/AED Adult Child Infant Course - valid through 03/2019
Sat Nam, Aloha, Shalom, Namasté, Kadeeshté, Tashi Dalek!