Catherine Foley is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher, Plant Spirit Healing practitioner, intuitive empath and shamanic healer. She also is a trained herbalist and aromatherapist—in her apothecary, she formulates high vibrational plant remedies for healing, including flower essences, botanical mists and anointing oils.
Catherine was attuned to Reiki Levels I and II with Lisa Levine at Maha Rose, and became a Reiki Master Teacher with Joanna Crespo at New York Open Center. She completed a year-long Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher training with Llyn Roberts, and is currently in progress to complete a two-year teacher training with Sandra Ingerman. She is in gratitude to Tony Allicino, Lara Green and Cindy O’Connor for further shamanic studies.
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. She is a Level II practitioner of the Dr. Edward Bach Flower Remedies system of healing. Catherine is actively pursuing her studies of medicinal herbs and flower essences, and will begin a three-year clinical herbal medicine program with the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism in Boston, MA, in 2019. Catherine has completed over 300 hours in professional herbal medicine training, and is grateful for the tutelage thus far of Peeka Trenkle, Robin Rose Bennett, Julia Graves, Suchil Coffman, and 7Song.
Catherine is committed to daily practice—she has completed studies in the Vipassana mindfulness tradition with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield; and in yoga therapy and vedic chanting in the Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition with Guta Hedewig of The Yoga School New York.
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.
Reiki is a Japanese form of hands-on energy healing that enhances vitality so the body is supported in its natural process of restoration and repair. It is a wonderful antidote for the stresses and pressures of our modern lives, and can transport you to a deep state of relaxation and peace. Catherine offers Reiki healing by appointment at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York. She also offers Reiki at a tranquil healing space near Union Square, and at locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Catherine is available for Reiki sessions by appointment at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, 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.
In these readings, supported by Reiki, we will connect with the subtle energy all around you. Anything your field is putting forward, Catherine considers – and honors – as a line of poetry suspended in the universe of your existence with special and layered meaning that can be understood, alchemized and integrated over time to generate a beautiful reverberation of healing in your life. These readings empower you to come into deeper awareness of your true nature and connect meaningfully with your innate wisdom.
A plant whisperer and energetic apothecarist—Catherine offers custom, intuitive plant remedies made in ceremony.
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 at locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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.