About Elyssa

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Hi! I am an intuitive healer and writer. I co-founded Fairy School NYC, an after school program connecting children to their inner magic through free play, arts and crafts, fairy lore, song, and joy. Yes, I do believe in fairies, unicorns, mermaids, and gnomes!  I've led workshops and retreats, from Reiki classes, to potion making, to water ceremonies, to new moon gatherings, at Maha Rose Center for Healing, Maha Rose North, Top Shop NYC, Species by the Thousands, and House of Intuition among other locales. 

Reiki was my first healing practice, and it came from a longing to help people by means of touch, because not many of us receive gentle, nurturing touch after childhood. I had studied the Alexander Technique for years, and subtly found myself wanting to offer my kinesthetic knowledge to others—to make a tweak here and there in their physical and energetic fields in order to help them feel better. I have a deep connection to ancient techniques of healing, that I unraveled and continue to unravel intuitively. I learned Reiki from Lisa Levine, of Maha Rose. I learned shamanic channeling from Sandra van Olmen and through deep study, devotion and attention. I have learned ritual techniques, ways to connect with elementals, and an energetic connection to plants through mentorship with Camilla Blossom Bishop. I did my undergraduate degree at Harvard University, where I learned, among many things, that I wanted to feel better. I believe that love heals us and that you are magical.