(Founder of Awakening, Energy Healer & Yoga Instructor)
Mariola’s personal mission and her vision for Awakening is to help change the world by guiding people's focus towards their own personal growth, awareness, and by helping them live healthy lifestyles. Mariola's wish for the community at Awakening NY is not only to practice yoga & pilates, but to heal themselves and feel complete in mind, body and spirit. She personally hand picks the teachers, healers and staff who help uphold her deeply personal vision.
Mariola calls herself a "wounded healer" as her path to healing was not without its own trials. She arrived in the US from Poland 26 years ago with an MA in Special Education. However, upon her arrival to the USA, Mariola began a very successful career in the Real Estate Industry as both broker and developer. Her "wake up call" arrived 11 years ago when she was diagnosed with skin cancer. Mariola made the important decision to change her lifestyle beginning with yoga to calm her mind and body, following with her exploration of various shamanic practices. She was initiated into shamanic work by a Brazilian feminine shaman named Denice Maya. Mariola's own difficult journey to becoming a healer allows her the connect to her clients on a deep, empathic level as the natural empath that she is, giving her work a truly special meaning and depth.
Mariola's gift as a healer is to bring forth people's authenticity and true joy in this lifetime. She offers hands-on energetic therapy such as her renowned treatments : Aura and Chakra Cleansing and Shamanic Reiki.
Mariola in Oprah Magazine:
(Co-owner of Awakening; Crystal Shop Curator; Certified Reiki, Crystal Healer & Sound Therapist)
As a child Rafal felt connected with the spirit world and the elements of Mother Nature. He has been passionate about working with the energy of sacred stones and crystals for over 20 years. Rafal intuitevely feels the stones' vibrational connections, lending him the knowledge of each individual crystal's powerful and unique healing properties.
Rafal discovered that his ability to tune into the human body through his connection to the Earth and these vibrations was a gift to help heal others by seeing their blockages and the stuck energy within them. He surrenders to divine guidance during his healing sessions, he combines healing vibrations from crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal tuning forks and pyramids. He was called to these modalities when he discovered that when the sound from the bowls merges with the crystals' healing vibrations, they activate the healing of the physical, emotional and psychological mind & body on a bio-cellular level.
Rafal's goal is to help people relax, improve their self awareness and further their creativity.
Lauren Blum has been on a global quest to learn secrets to conscious healing and longevity. In her travels, she has worked closely with indigenous communities learning their wisdom teachings. She is a graduate of The Four Winds Light and Body School, and has completed trainings in reflexology, acupressure, and herbalism. In her healing work, she blends her familial shamanic lineage and Q'euro indigenous practices with the foremost medical science - offering a complete and holistic healing. Plants and stones are used during each session, as well as instruments for sound. Through her work, Lauren assists others with finding their innate strengths and abilities and guides them inward, helping them reconstruct any negative physical manifestations. Her background includes herbalism, diet, movement, and art.