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Catherine Bastedo M.A., RT-CRA About Catherine

My passion is helping people connect with the universal energy around them, to fulfill their dreams and follow their life path. I love teaching Reiki, and holding Inner Guidance retreats in Muskoka.  I particularly enjoy coaching, guiding and mentoring Reiki students from the first class through a Reiki Master Program, so that they in turn can guide others. People come to me seeking direction, looking for help to clear blockages on all levels and improve the quality of their lives.


When I first took Reiki in 1998, I hoped to reduce my stress level, sleep better, and facilitate healing for my children when they needed something extra to soothe them, physically or emotionally.  Reiki helped with all of this, and I took the level II class of traditional Reiki soon after, to deepen my skills.  A few years later the fragility of life struck me, and I suddenly knew that I needed to increase my knowledge and develop my skills in Reiki.  In 2003, I discovered the excitement of Holographic-Usui Reiki!  I took every class available, at the same time as I was leading a busy life both with my family and as the Executive Director of an international not for profit academic organization.  Many courses and life events later, by 2007, I had become a Reiki Master, published a meditation deck of cards, Bird Vibes, and set up my own company.


Presently, I am an accredited teacher in Holographic-Usui Reiki and in Karuna Reiki ®.  I give sessions and teach; I volunteer as a Wellness Coach and a Reiki teacher at the Maplesoft Cancer Survivorship Centre. In addition, I sit on the Board of Directors of the DIVA Foundation, a charitable organization that helps to improve women's health, and I teach an online class, Healing your Chakras(LINK).   I remain happily married, and my family has grown to include three grand-babies.  Life is just as busy as ever, but thanks to my Reiki practice—the discipline, the focus and the joy of giving Reiki, teaching, and writing about energy work—it is fulfilling in a new and satisfying way.


The leadership roles I held as an executive in the Canadian Public Service and then as the Executive Director of the International Council for Canadian Studies, my educational background and my natural intuition and love of nature, all guide me in helping people who deal with emotional and health issues, from workplace-related stress and the too busy pace of life, to life-threatening illness and the emotional shocks that go with that.


If you wish to talk with me, consult with me or learn Reiki, if you have taken a Reiki class in the past but feel that you would benefit from redoing your class or having a Reiki mentor, please contact me at  I would love to assist you to tap into your inner guidance and connect more deeply with Source.

Merci pour le bien immense que m’ont fait tes séances de Reiki. La chaleur et la simplicité de ton accueil, tes bons soins et ta grande clairvoyance, m’ont remplie de paix et de sérénité. Christine Ta générosité et ta douceur sont contagieuses! Véronique I am blessed to have you in my life and am so glad to be on my journey of growth and discovery with you. My gratitude and love, Mary You are truly an excellent teacher and an excellent Reiki Master. Denise

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