Ozzie Kipnes is a long time Vancouverite who fell in love with alternative therapy when she experienced her first acupuncture session at Elements Wellness Centre back in 2007. At that time, she was dealing with ongoing health issues and had such a profound experience (feeling her own energy) that she soon preferred eastern medicine over western medicine whenever possible.
As an entrepreneur and past Director in a networking organization, she knew first-hand how stress and negative energies can bring on an illness that compounds over time. In 2011, determined to learn the fundamentals about Reiki in order to work on herself, and occasionally on her family and pets, she started the path under the guidance of Stacey Simpson. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that she’d be a Usui /Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Teacher and Practitioner teaching Reiki at retreats and working as a practitioner in Vancouver. Ozzie is a member of the Canadian Reiki Association. Early on in her practice, she saw first-hand how physical healing helped her rescue dog Charlie and became motivated to be certified as a Reiki Animal Practitioner and offers her services to cats, dogs, and horses in person or distance. To relax, she loves meditation, yoga, and cooking. Travel and interior design fuel her love for people, places and beautiful things. She can often be spotted on trails with her Bernese Mountain dog Daisy Mae.