Jan Fiore, C.M.T.
Reiki Level III Practitioner & Instructor
Certified Acupressure Therapist
Certified Massage Therapist
Welcome, and thank you for your interest!
My practice centers on rebalancing the subtle energy systems of the body using Reiki and Acupressure to promote overall wellness and vitality, encourage relaxation, and relieve stress, all of which support the body’s natural healing processes.
Currently, I'm doing remote sessions only, offering Reiki at a distance (nonlocal), guided meditation, and acupressure self-help instruction. When the session is done, you feel grounded, centered, relaxed and completely inhabiting your body. I have done thousands of hours of bodywork over the course of my career, and bring this knowledge and experience to each session.
I have studied and worked with alternative healing systems for over 40 years, starting with being certified as a massage therapist by the McKinnon Institute in Oakland, CA in 1980, adding other bodywork modalities over the next three decades, including muscle balancing, Reiki and Acupressure. From 1991 – 2009, the name of my business was Journey Holistic Health. During the last several years of that phase, I was drawn towards working with Acupressure and Reiki, and I received in-depth training in both, with specializations in Women's Health Concerns and Stress Management. I also became an Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor.
Although my training and decades-long experience with massage informs my current sessions, my focus is on energy work, primarily with women, and with men by referral.
TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Okuden Level II
2015, Reiki Master Frans Stiene, International House of Reiki, Mill Valley, CA, and ongoing seminars.
Shipiden Level III Animal Reiki Teacher Training.
2014, Reiki Master Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Source, San Rafael, CA.
Okuden Level II Animal Reiki Advanced Training.
2013, Reiki Master Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Source, San Rafael, CA, and Animal Reiki Workshop: Core Curriculum.
Reiki III & Teacher Training.
2005, Reiki Master DB McPeek, Massage Therapy Institute, Davis, CA
Reiki III. 2000, Karuna Reiki Master Adam Young, Davis, CA.
Reiki I & II. 1995, Reiki Master Kathy Lopez, Vacaville, CA.
Certified Acupressure Therapist, 2007, completing the 850-hour program at the Acupressure Institute. Specializations in Stress Management, Women’s Health Issues, including migraine relief, along with training in patent Chinese herbal formulas. Studies have continued in Acupressure with Joseph Carter, L.Ac. in 2015 and 2016. This training and experience supports my ability to teach self-help acupressure.
McKinnon School of Professional Massage, 1980, Certified Massage Therapist, 100 hr. course, with numerous trainings and certifications over the years. I no longer offer massage therapy, but it informs how I approach Reiki and acupressure.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor
Evergreen Herb Garden and Ministry, 2000, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Candis Cantin. Included instruction in Chinese, Ayurvedic, Western herbology, with focus on how to assist clients in understanding how their specific physical constitution, or pakruti, can be either supported or thrown off balance by the choices they make, including foods, activities, jobs, and environments. My focus is on the lifestyle component. Although my main focus is energywork, if I feel it would be helpful, I'll include basic principles of Ayurveda in session.
I increased my understanding of subtle energy techniques in the mid-1990s and early 2000's, training in Toltec and European shamanism systems, and taking Alice Hiatt's Intuitive Development class multiple times in Berkeley in 2007 and 2008. My Reiki studies and practice continue to deepen my intuitive work.
Yoga. My primary instructors in yoga have been Janet Papale (Iyengar, viniyoga and restorative styles, from 1998 - 2010), Ann Rogers (training for yoga teachers), and Gila Zion (several annual workshops) and Michael Reed Gach ( I was certified as an Acu-Yoga instruction in 2001.)
I taught Yoga for Health and Movement for Health at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop from 2002 - 2010. I started taking ballet classes in 1972 in Walnut Creek, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco, and in 1991 took classes in contemporary, ballet, and improvisation at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop. My movement practice now centers on Taijichuan and qigong. (Please click here for more information about taijichuan.)
Shibumi International Reiki Association, 2015 to present.
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, 1991 - present.