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Finding Spiritual Healing At Shine Your Light Studio

By S. Mathur

Jewels Bertrand, owner of the Shine Your Light Studio in Santa Monica CA, learned about spiritual healing the hard way, by hitting rock bottom in her own life. A perfect storm of circumstances: the pressure and stress from a job as an advertising exec in New York City, her father's death due to ALS and the crash of 2009, all played a part. Regular medications prescribed for stress left her feeling even more numb.

She finally turned to yoga, reiki and meditation in an effort to heal herself.

"That's when I took matters into my own hands and learned about holistic methods like yoga, meditation and reiki," she said. "So it was through the night of the storm that I found a healing light. Which is why I call my studio, Shine Your Light."

The studio, located in Santa Monica CA, is designed to share the tools that helped Bertrand to live stress free.

The spiritual tool box includes meditation, breath work, yoga and body work, essential oils and chakra balancing. She has used her blog, yoga retreats and workshops around the world, TV and radio shows and private health coaching through Skype and one on one sessions, to share her knowledge, which has both spiritual and practical tools.

This knowledge is the product of intense training and travels.

"I first learned Reiki in Nepal, the birth place of the Buddha," Bertrand said. "Reiki was for me, the light that saved me. I absorb everything reiki. I have lived in temples across Thailand, India and Nepal, and Reiki and meditation for me is something I live and breath."

Clients visiting the studio feel like they have stepped into a Buddhist zen den filled with artifacts from Nepal, Bertrand says. She combines kundalini with reiki and meditation techniques to help each person find the roadblocks, projections and archetype on to the path to happiness and vitality. Newcomers can begin with the free Guided Chakra Balance Meditation, and then continue to personal sessions with Bertrand.

An upcoming retreat will take students to the beautiful Thai island of Koh Phangan. It will use Kundalini Yoga and meditation techniques, reiki and sound healings to release stress, negative patterns and di-ease.

"Thailand is a magical land of healing and manifesting," Bertrand said. "The island where I will host the next retreat, Jan 29-Feb 5, 2018 is rumored to be formed on a natural bed of rose quartz crystal. It turquoise waters and lush landscape are right out of a fairytale."

The Santorini Yoga and Adventure Retreat will take a small group to the Greek island in the spring of 2018.

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