Catherine Foley is a Usui Reiki Master, Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher, Plant Spirit Healing practitioner, intuitive empath and shamanic healer. She also is a trained aromatherapist and herbalist—in her apothecary, she formulates high vibrational plant remedies for healing, including flower essences, mists and anointing oils.
Catherine was attuned to Reiki Levels I and II with Lisa Levine at Maha Rose, and became a Reiki Master with Joanna Crespo at New York Open Center. She completed a year-long Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher training with Llyn Roberts, and is in gratitude to Sandra Ingerman for further shamanic studies, as well as Tony Allicino and Lara Green.
Catherine studied Plant Spirit Healing in Vermont as an apprentice of Pam Montgomery, and completed her foundational aromatherapy certification with Amy Galper at the New York Institute of Aromatherapy. Catherine is actively pursuing her studies of medicinal herbs and flower essences, and is grateful for the tutelage thus far of Peeka Trenkle, Robin Rose Bennett, Julia Graves + Jinpa Jacquelin Guiteau, Sam + Suchil Coffman, and 7Song.
Catherine is committed to daily practice—she has completed studies in mindfulness with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield in the Vipassana tradition; and in yoga therapy and vedic chanting with Guta Hedewig in the Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition.
Catherine is skilled in holding integrated, embodied and compassionate space for deep transformation and healing. She works with shamanic practices, Reiki and plants to clear and balance energy, shift and release patterns, and invigorate, align and uplift you on all levels.
A session with Catherine is deeply restorative and will awaken you to yourself.
Catherine is available for Reiki sessions by appointment at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle. You are invited to receive a peaceful and nourishing Reiki session in the sky at New York City's premiere five-star, luxury spa. Your booking grants you access to all the wonderful spa features, including amethyst-encrusted steam room, oxygen-enriched vitality pool, experiential showers, and signature tea and relaxation lounge.
Catherine is available for Reiki sessions every Wednesday and Friday at Shift Integrative Medicine in Union Square. Shift specializes in a holistic, compassionate approach to pain and injury. Catherine believes physical challenges bring us in closer relationship to ourselves, and by way of that, we learn how to care for our body and being in more authentic and meaningful ways. She is delighted to bring her expertise in energy medicine to this beautiful, integrative space.
In her private, intuitive healing practice, Catherine is dedicated to guiding you home to yourself, helping you access your innate ability to heal your life and find the freedom and will to shine your true light in the world.
Our journey together is completely bespoke and intuitively guided, drawing from Catherine’s wealth of healing wisdom and skills, and relying on a unique map of sessions created in partnership with her guides and yours.
Get in touch to schedule a 30-minute complimentary phone call to explore your intentions, or discover sample offerings below and submit your inquiry online. Private sessions are held in a tranquil space near Union Square, and can be scheduled 10 AM – 10 PM, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
A deeply relaxing, aromatic journey with plants. Essential oils are chosen intuitively based on your intentions and needs, and anointed on select energy points using blessings and affirmations. Accupressure, facial shiatsu and the healing touch of Reiki may also be incorporated to deepen the connection to the healing spirit of the oils, and transport you to a place of harmony and peace.
Joined by the healing presence of aromatic essential oils, we use guided meditation, breathwork, ceremony and journaling to drop into a state of inner peace and wellbeing where we can tap into deep reservoirs of inspiration and creativity. The essential oils that are uniquely poised to support you exactly where you are now will step forward to work with you, and will be used to create your custom aromatherapy blend.
Through a direct relationship with the vital spirit of plants, their unique healing essence and wisdom are utilized to restore and support balance and wellbeing on all levels. A session may include chakra balancing, ancestral healing, soul contracts, alignment, limpias, guided journeys, plant communication and more, as well as guidance and suggestions for integrating the work.
From the healing place of Reiki, we step into the unseen realms to transform and transmute emotions, limiting beliefs, patterns of thought, and other energies and ways of being taken on over time that hold us back from our wholeness. Each session unfolds in a unique way, beginning with the healing touch of Reiki and moving into shamanic practices and guided journeys that offer us the wisdom and courage to live from a place of deep embodiment and self compassion.
A traditional Reiki session based on the Usui method. Through gentle touch, universal life force energy is intuitively guided to where it is needed most, easing the body into a deep state of relaxation where true healing can happen.
A plant whisperer and energetic apothecarist—Catherine offers custom, intuitive plant remedies made in ceremony.