08 January 2009

Mini Bio

Blessings and Welcome to my launching pad on the net!
My name is Tamu Ngina which is a Swahili & Kikuyu name which means Sweet, One Who Serves.

As I enjoy joking thank goodness my mother was not teaching herself Klingon when she was pregnant with me.

I am a mother of three, two of which are teenagers. My passion is art and energy healing. Research and constant learning is what drives me.

Along with being a visual artist I am also Holistic Health Practitioner, Reiki Master and certified Reflexology Therapist whose motto is : Love Your Feet & Your Body Will Love You!

I received my Therapeutic Reflexology Diploma from Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy a Pennsylvania Department of Education state certified school under the instruction of Diane Alex.

My Reiki journey has me at master level practitioner trained in both Western and Japanese Reiki and I am deeply committed to a life long practice and learning in the field of energy healing. Reiki training was received from Rachel Evanofsky, Arnie Hagerty, Diane Griffin, Leslie & Jayson Suttkis, Reiki Blessings Academy, In the Heart of Reiki, Robin Littlefeather Hannon of Abiding Reiki & Don Becket. As they say, the beat goes on!

I am a professional member of the Reflexology Association of America, International Association of Reiki Professionals, practitioner member of American Holistic Health Association, International Natural Healers Association, and a Care Alternatives Hospice Event Volunteer.

Also Check out my Blogs... Radiant Swan and Infinite Reiki

These are just a few of my past accomplishments and I figure I will leave this current list as is. Any current events will be added as they occur. I took several years off just in order to enjoy being and taking care of my children.

Isralight.org Retreat Art Worshop November 2003

Temple Judea Chanukah Bazaar Sunday, December 7, 2003

ChaBaD: Jewish Life Festival 2003 Washington Square, NYC

Book cover art for Empress of Zion organization 2003

Smallworks exhibition at New Arts Program, Pennsylvania 2003

Calligraphy & Cover Design for Congregation Sons of Israel Journal 2003

Henna WorkShop Penn State University Spring 2003

Board member for iSmudge.com : Self Representing Artist Organization. 2002-2003.

Juried member of Emerging Self Representing Artist 2002-2003

Creator/Designer/VP of Kulanu Boutique Online Presence 2002-2006

Board member for Off the Wall Artist: Self Representing Artist Organization. 2002.

University of Florida Hillel Foundation for Spirituality Series Brochure. 2001

Member & Personnel Director of Venue Arts, Kutztown, PA. 2001

Congregation Am HaSkalah; Pennsylvania Donation Cards. Autumn 2001

Temple Beth El; Pennsylvania Sisterhood Calendar cover. September 2001

Henna WorkShop Penn State University Spring 2001

Open Space Gallery;Pennsylvania Abstract Exhibit June 2001

New Arts Program; Invitational Salon Small works.
June 2001

Founder/Moderator of AframJews eList Community
July 1998

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