Karen Cerato is a Reiki Master Teacher and owner of Innate Healings LLC in New Hampshire. After spending many years as an occupational therapist, Karen followed her love of natural healing modalities and began her Reiki training in 2002. She now offers private Reiki sessions and teaches all-levels Reiki Certification classes. I received my Reiki training through Karen, and I can say it was an amazing experience. In addition, Karen is a RYT-200 level yoga teacher, whose training is under Baron Baptiste of the Baptiste Yoga Institute. Karen embodies the essence of a yoga teacher and Reiki master, as her wise, gentle, and loving approach make her a much sought after yoga and Reiki teacher. One of her latest ventures is teaching yoga to students at the middle school in her town. I am fortunate enough to have Karen as a dear friend, and I value her intuitive guidance. She is a woman who knows how to not only nurture herself, but others as well. And that my friends, is feminine and fierce.
What is your favorite quote? That's a toughie for me! I love quotes as all my students know! Well, different quotes for different seasons of our lives.....here's the one for me now: "In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." Albert Camus
What is your feminine superpower? Intuition. Definitely intuition. Once I learned to tap into these higher energy frequencies and truly listen, I realized that support and guidance was always there for me. Now it's just a matter of becoming quiet and present enough to hear it.
What does deep nourishment mean to you? Plenty of sleep, clean water and deep connection with others.
What makes you feel vulnerable? It's difficult for me to feel that I have disappointed others. On a daily basis, I need to remind myself that I am not responsible for other people's emotions.
What is a non-negoitable part of your daily routine? Self-Reiki. I begin each day upon waking and end each day before falling asleep with self-Reiki. It's been a beautiful practice of mine for over a decade.
What books are at your bedside? The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte (Thank you, Karin Chen!) and Mothering and Daughtering by Reynolds and Reynolds.
How do you stay healthy? Yoga, Reiki, clean food & water and intention. It's all about intention.
Can you share a simple + nourishing meal that you make often? Homemade chicken soup! I replace the pasta with white beans and like to add a tablespoon of pesto sauce for extra flavor. Served with crusty, multigrain bread and a large green salad, and my kids are happy.
How do you deal with overwhelm and stress? Cultivating and maintaining peace within is a part of my daily path as I have dealt with anxiety my whole life. I utilize Reiki, yoga, breath work and honestly, organization. Keeping my sacred spaces and daily life organized helps maintain a balanced flow of energy within.
Can you share 3 tips or words of wisdom for other women? First, always care for Self and you will in turn, be caring for all those you love. We are all connected. Second, watch the thoughts you think and the words you say, especially about yourself. They DO matter and will directly impact your life. Third, don't second-guess your intuition. Women are innately intuitive yet we are brought up to ignore the voices of our Higher Self. Listen and trust yourself
What does a whole healthy woman mean to you? A whole healthy woman is one who recognizes her Light and steps into her personal power. That will mean different things to different women, but once you discover what YOUR personal power is - embrace it, step into it and never diminish it for others.
Thanks, Karin, for the opportunity to be in your blog.. I am so appreciative.