Rt. Rev. Carmen Figueras
Founder & President of Spirit is Calling Board of Directors, Teacher, Journeys Leader, Professional Healer and Reader
Rt. Rev. Carmen Figueras is the founder and President of the Board of Directors of Spirit is Calling, a 501 (c)3 religious non profit. She founded this spiritual community in 2010 as a playground for creative and sensitive spirits. She teaches and leads beginning and advanced meditation workshops, retreats, healing circles, and Spiritual Journeys. She also offers professional readings, deprogrammings, counselings, and energy checks for students and staff. Her signature healing packages include A Whole New You!, Wellness Life Plans, and House and Business Healings. As an ordained minister she performs religious ceremonies including memorials and weddings.
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Rt. Reverend Christy Carrico
WellnessAlchemy Mastery Program Director, Trance Channeling Program Teacher & Healer, Leader of Spiritual Journeys
Rt. Rev. Christy Carrico is Vice President of the Spirit Is Calling Board of Directors. She is the founder and Director of The WellnessAlchemy Healing Center, a place to practice clairvoyant healings that guide a body to wellness and regeneration. She teaches and leads the WellnessAlchemy training programs and workshops. She also offers professional WellnessAlchemy healings and readings, TM readings and Healings, counselings and energy checks for students and staff. Her signature healing packages include Trance Medium Readings/Healings on your Wellness and Weight Issues and Wellness Life Plans. More about Christy
Rt. Rev. Liz Tregoning
Co-Director Trance Medium Healing Program, Director of Clairvoyant Training Program, Professional Healer & Reader, Lead Teacher for Beginning Spiritual Classes
Rt. Rev. Liz Tregoning is a professional spiritual healer, teacher and leader. She has worked and trained for over 25 years with Spirit is Calling, The Berkeley Psychic Institute, Church of Divine Man and The Divine Healing Center. She is currently a Co-Director of the Trance Medium Healing Program at Spirit is Calling and Co-Teacher of the Playful Goddess Women’s Retreats. Liz offers TM Reading/Healings and TM Touch Healings by appointment and at retreats and events. She also offers energy checks and readings on your Trance Mediumship for those interested in finding out more about this part of yourself. More about Liz
Professional Healer & Reader
LynnEl Powell is a professional healer who offers Sacred Hands On, Wellness Alchemy, Theta Band, Christ Force and Mother Mary healings at Spirit is Calling retreats and events and by appointment. She is a graduate of the Berkeley Psychic Institute's 2-year clairvoyant program, as well as their Minister's In Training Program, The Dendera Women's Healing Program and the Hands on Healing program, the Spirit is Calling Sacred Healing Ministry program, Wellness Alchemy Healing, and Spiritual Entrepreneurship Programs. LynnEl has been practicing reading, healing clairvoyantly and having fun with her psychic abilities since 1997.
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Rev. Bruce Van Horn
Rev. Bruce Van Horn has been reading, healing, and teaching others about their own intuitive awareness since 1994. Bruce left his birthplace in Missouri in 1985. After a brief layover on the east coast, he came to San Francisco in 1986. Always deeply interested in spirituality, Bruce began a more formal study of Christian meditation and mysticism in 1988. This led to clairvoyant training, ministers training, and spiritual teacher training in the early 1990s. After working for many years as a pastry chef, Bruce now works full time as a psychic teacher, reader, and healer. In his spare time, he still bakes (mostly gluten free now) and writes poetry.
Rev. Eric Mader
Co - Director of Trance Channeling Healing Program
Eric Mader was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lived there until he graduated from college in 1973. After college he spent two years in Cambridge, Massachusetts and then moved to southern California. Eric had long felt that something was missing in his life and in California he began to search for that missing element by taking meditation classes and attending trance channeling events. In 1988 he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he discovered the Berkeley Psychic Institute in 1992. As soon as he walked in the door, Eric knew that he'd finally found what he'd been looking for and began taking classes as quickly as he could. He took every class that he could find.
To his great surprise, Eric found that he really loved teaching. He taught beginning meditation and healing classes as well as classes for the graduates of the Clairvoyant Training Program. After taking the Oracle Trance Medium Training Program, Eric took the Trance Medium Teachers Program and then started teaching others how to develop their Trance Medium ability.
In 2005 Eric and his wife moved to the Big Island of Hawai'i where they live on their organic Kona Coffee Farm: Honu Kula Coffee Farm. Eric continues to read, heal and do trance medium work.
Rev. Jen Evans
Women's Retreat Staff and Clairvoyant Teacher
Jen Evans is a Spiritual teacher at Spirit is Calling. She teaches meditation, women’s classes and advanced class topics. Jen has a passion for teaching people how to create and manifest their goals. Jen grew up in Arizona and as a child was always fascinated with the concept of spirit. She first started taking meditation classes in 1995 from a Berkeley Psychic Institute graduate in Tucson Arizona. The classes were enlightening and the energy work was quite a healing. In 1997, she moved to California to continue her spiritual training at the Berkeley Psychic Institute. At that point, she was introduced to the concept of self-pampering and retreats for women. The space of going away for a day or several days to meditate, heal, and create goals was amazing. From this space miracles were created. She is still addicted to pampering and retreats and has a passion for teaching, creating and healing.
She is also passionate about taking people out of their daily lives and out of every day routine, bringing their raw personality types together, and watching them find answers and create personal growth. Jen has been leading and teaching women’s retreats with Carmen since 1999 and continues to create miracles in her life. In her past experience, she has had the opportunity to wear many hats in teaching. In 2002 Jen became the Graduate Director and a Regent of the Berkeley psychic Institute. She taught the Women's teachers program, Ministers in Training program, and Your Next Step Program. When Spirit is Calling was formed, Jen joined the staff and has continued enjoying teaching and giving spiritual counselings. Jen completed a training course in the healing properties of essential oils, using the technique of Raindrop healings and Vitaflex healings. She is now incorporating these
modalities in her professional healings. Jen lives in Mill Valley, CA with her Husband, Daughter and 3 cats.
Rev. Amy Abdallah Rojas
Women's Retreat Staff and Clairvoyant Teacher
Rev. Amy Abdallah is a teacher and practitioner of healing and wellness. She has been a spiritual teacher and counselor for over 15 years, encouraging others to see their own light and truth while inspiring them to create desired changes and healing in their lives.
Amy began her path playing in the world of spirit as a child. She saw energy, had precognitive dreams, and spoke with spirit guides regularly. Amy’s psychic experiences never left her, and in her quest for understanding, she began reaffirming her intuitive gifts in her late teens and early twenties through psychic and spiritual exploration. That reaffirmation has led Amy to teach, heal, and minister countless individuals on their quest for greater self-awareness, healing, and understanding.
Amy is happiest when showing others their connection to their Higher Self and validating the Divine Spark within. She has master’s degree in education from San Francisco State University and is a lay minister within the Spirit is Calling. Her philosophy is to have fun with life, expect miracles, and be with God/dess.
Carol Cilliers Blaschke
Spiritual Journeys Leader, Professional Reader and Healer
Originally born and raised in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Carol traveled the world for four years before settling in the San Francisco Bay area to pursue metaphysical studies in Astrology, Clairvoyance, Yoga, Rebirthing Breathwork and Raw Foods. Carol is an accomplished whole person healer and teacher focusing on "aligning self". She has a refreshing neutrality to the various life experiences people create.
Carol has directed four different Clairvoyant Training Institutes in N and S California. In 1996 she founded and directed the Livermore Center for Enlightenment. During that time, she also partnered with psychic Lance Thurston on SF's KEST personal growth Radio, offering weekly astrological readings to the general public. Carol has over 30 years of clairvoyant training, having created and directed Livermore Center for Enlightenment.
Carol has a certification as a Personal Leonard Orr Breathwork Trainer (hosting him in Livermore and Ojai) and Raw Food Chef with The Ekaya Institute of Living Food Education, and is certified detox training with Optimum Health Institute in San Diego. Currently, Carol is offering classes and consultations in Astrology, Rebirthing Breathwork and Clairvoyant Development in Ojai and Venice Beach, California and will be offering cleansing food workshops at the Sane Center in downtown Ojai. Always learning and practicing, Carol practices Bikram and Iyengar yoga and is presently enrolled in the Gay and Katie Hendricks Leadership and Transformational program
While gazing at the tree in front of you, do you wonder what the forest you are in looks like? Astrologer and clairvoyant, Carol looks at your life purpose this life time, the forest, or your next moon cycle, the tree in front of you, and everything in between. Readings are $50 for 15 minutes on the spot, or $250 an hour with an hour research before the scheduled time.
Rebirthing Breathwork private session:
Rebirthing breath work allows incomplete, suppressed cycles of energy to surface and resolve with simple relaxed breathing. This is an efficient and rapid way to bring you into your body (present time). Schedule a 1 hour session for $200 or do a series of 5 to 10 sessions for $700 to $1250.
To contact Carol by email: carolcilliers@iCloud.com
Psychic Healer, WellnessAlchemy Healer & Teacher
Valerie has been interested in spirituality starting in her early adulthood. After raising three children and working in various career directions she found a place where she could discover herself as a psychic and as a woman, the Berkeley Psychic Institute, where she started taking classes in 1995.
Always wanting to hide and be unnoticed, Valerie found her voice through teaching Meditation which has been a favorite vocation of hers for many years. Valerie finds it very rewarding and exciting to lead others to find their potential as spirit and to give them psychic tools which can and do change their lives.
Valerie's other passion is healing. As soon as it was available to her she took classes in Hands-on-Healing, and here she found her home. It is through Hands-on-Healing that she is best able to help others to free themselves from energies that interfere with them manifesting their lives as they wish. Valerie also is a competent Trance Medium Healer and Wellness Alchemy Healer, which are both forms of healing that transform energy and help both the healee and the healer to release harmful energies from their space and to be filled with their own neutral healing energy.
She also is extremely interested in interacting with dolphins in the wild. In these circumstances healings can be received and given between human and dolphin, the ultimate in interspecies communication! Valerie returns to Hawaii often to again experience this amazing and validating process, a form of giving to herself she cannot resist!
Sacred Healing Ministry Program Teacher, Naia Healings, CranioSacral Therapy, Transformative EnergyWork, Hypnotherapy
I am a mom and a healer, a learner and a lover of life. Ever since I was a small child I have had two goals in mind: to enjoy perfect health in my body, and to uplift others. My healing practice allows me to embody those two goals on a daily basis. I am so fortunate to have a career that brings me so much joy.
The road to where I am was a twisted one, with physical and emotional turmoil along the way. There have been times when I couldn't bring myself out of my depression, and other times when I physically couldn't walk across the room. But I believe these experiences have served to make me more adept at what I do.
Life has been my greatest teacher, but I won't discount my formal education. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1997 with degrees in Integrative Biology and Spanish. I went on to study massage therapy at National Holistic Institute, CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute, Energy Healing at the Berkeley Psychic Institute, Naturopathy at Clayton College of Natural Health, and Hypnotherapy at Lightwork Seminars International. My varied background produces a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to healing. Much of the work I do now is a synthesis of CranioSacral Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Transformative Energywork. I have been a healer since birth, and have been in formal practice since 1998. I work from my offices in El Cerrito, CA and Danville, CA. Learn more about Claire on her website: www.naiahealingarts.com
What is Naia Healing?
Naia is the Hawaiian word for dolphin, and Naia Healing is a hands-on therapy that puts your body and spirit in a miracle vibration akin to our dolphin friends J I use a synthesis of CranioSacral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Theta Healing, Transformative Energywork, Hands-On-Healing, and of course some amazing dolphin spirit guides to assist you in moving through resistance and manifesting your desires for health, healing and happiness. You are a bright spirit whose natural state is one of freedom, health, and joy. Naia Healing brings you back to this blissful state, where miracles naturally occur.
CranioSacral Therapy is a branch of osteopathic manipulation that works with the bones, soft tissue, and energy of the body. As a practitioner, I tune into the subtle motions of the skeletal system and the pulsing of the cerebrospinal fluid within the skull and spinal column. In this process, areas of impeded fluid, nerve and energy flow are brought to my awareness. Then, together, we unravel and ease the restrictions to create better health on all levels of your being
Transformative Energywork is the result of a lifetime of working with energy. It is an intuitive and heart-based therapy that is centered around creating the space for you to be who you really are. Restrictions are eased, layers are shed, and the core of who you are is allowed to open up. Deep issues and long-held beliefs are often brought to the surface and released. You are unique, and your reaction will be your own, but most leave with an increased sense of happiness and inner peace.
Hypnotherapy is a wonderfully relaxing and highly effective form of communication with the unconscious mind. It is here, in the depths of your unconscious, where your beliefs, memories, and patterns are stored. Therefore, hypnotherapy is the gateway to understanding your life patterns and to creating positive change. Transformations take place with ease, as hypnotherapy bypasses the troubling voices in your head and accesses the true powerhouse of your mind to create health, wellness and inner peace.
Hypnotherapy, behavior therapy, and psychoanalysis were rated for their effectiveness in a survey of psychotherapy literature conducted by Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. The following success rates were found:
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
Source: American Health Magazine
Naturopathy believes in the vitality and wisdom of the body. It works with the body, and uses the remedies from nature to jump-start your own self healing ability. Symptoms are viewed as friends, not foes, communicating the need for change in one’s life. Naturopathy looks at the whole person— physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It aims to bring support, nurturance, and expression to all of these aspects. The therapies include dietary and lifestyle changes, physical exercises, supplements, and herbal and homeopathic remedies. In addition, there is emphasis on creating outlets for emotional expression and mental stimulation, and encouraging a spiritual connection to life.
Rev. Lauren Van Ham
Interfaith Minister & Director of Your Devine Healing Path Program
Rev. Lauren Van Ham was born and raised beneath the big sky of the Midwest prairie, Lauren's professional life began as a performing artist in NYC before attending interfaith seminary in California. After ordination (1999), Lauren served as chaplain in both healthcare and corporate settings, and seminary Dean at The Chaplaincy Institute. Her passion for spirituality, art and Earth's teachings construct her focus in eco-ministry, grief & loss, and sacred activism. Lauren’s essay, "Way of the Eco-Chaplain," appears in a collection of women’s work; and her work with Green Sangha is featured in Renewal, a documentary celebrating environmental activism from diverse faith traditions. She is a guest writer for “Progressing Spirit,” an online publication exploring theology; and her audio perspectives are on Vennly, an app for exploring spirituality and life across different backgrounds and traditions. She holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Naropa University. Today, Lauren serves as Climate Action Coordinator for URI (the United Religions Initiative). She is a spiritual director and guest faculty for several schools in the Bay Area.