Athena Allread, 200 RYT, Reiki Master, Seaside Shaman

Not Long ago, I found myself sick with a mysterious illness. I was in pain, vomiting every day, losing weight, and unable to carry out many of my normal daily tasks. After months of trips to the ER, CT scans, ultrasounds, hopeless visits with the gastroenterologist and invasive tests, I’d had enough and called a local shaman in tears. I went to see her, was impressed with her work and intuitiveness, and more impressed when I woke up the next day feeling healed. To this day, those symptoms have not returned. This visit prompted me on a journey of discovery, mystified by this ‘Shamanism’ that I’d never heard of until now. On this journey, I found my teachers, I found my spirit guides and guiding angels, and I was reminded of who I truly was.  Suddenly, I felt safer with sharing the gifts of extrasensory ‘sight’ and ‘feeling’ that had been passed down amongst the women in my lineage. I felt safe to come out of my mystical closet and share the mystical tools such as yoga and tarot, which I’d been practicing for many years, with the world.

Fast forward to now, I’ve trained under Terri Pippin The Medicine woman, who healed me, amongst other shamans, and am now working to help others heal and find balance and comfort when facing some of life’s discomforts. My shamanic training, natural gifts of ‘sight’ and ‘feeling’, and my background in teaching yoga equip me with fearlessness in helping you to release what is no longer serving you, and in guiding you forward hand in hand with your own angels and guides.

The Shaman, having been around since the beginning of time, has also been known as the medicine man/woman, the Seer, the wounded healer, witch doctor… I am a mom, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a loyal and compassionate friend, a girl who loves the beach, bicycles, ice cream and Star Wars. As in traditional native american Shamanism, I utilize drum music (in some of the more traditional practices, such as soul retrieval), deep meditation, and connection to higher powers; To work to bring you back to a state of whole-ness.

REIKI

REIKI

YOGA

YOGA

HEALING STONES & CRYSTALS

HEALING STONES & CRYSTALS

SHAMANIC HEALING

SHAMANIC HEALING

Client Testimonials

From the moment you are in Athena's presence, you relax. Her beautiful spirit coupled with a voice that sounds like she is happily calm, is a treat in itself. I trusted her 100%, and was confident if anyone could retrieve the pieces of my soul that had gotten away, it was her.

As she finished I felt a sensation in my belly and a few tears fell. I think at that moment, my confidence returned.

Three weeks have pasted since the Soul Retrieval and the changes I feel are  positive. I am lighter, more  grounded, and overall happier. This experience was something I did for myself. I get my hair and nails done, I buy new shoes, why not take care of my innermost self too. Many times our soul is forgotten because it is hidden on the inside of us, but we must remember that is the very part that makes us SHINE!

CindyRehoboth Beach, DE

I was a bit uncomfortable with the prospect but Athena has an amazing ability to make a person feel relaxed and at peace.  The process was gentle and meditative.

When the session was over, Athena told me what she witnessed during our time together.  She revealed amazingly specific details about my past – too specific for chance.  In one experience, [details shall remain only with my closest of friends] she had described with great precision; she simply said “it was real.”  I was overwhelmed with relief and hope.  I believed again.

From that one experience, I have a renewed sense of purpose and connection to…whatever it is that is beyond our world.  Despite my reservations, this ‘alternative’ approach is not at all in conflict with other belief systems.  In fact, it is quite complimentary: focus on love, connection to others, and the realization that existence goes beyond our perception.  I am eternally grateful for that experience and would recommend it to anyone regardless of religion, ethnicity, culture, or belief.

RyanSilver Spring, MD