About Tana

Stronger together.

If you’re uncomfortable with the words “empowerment” or “power,” you are not alone. I used to be too, when I only knew how to define them according to the dysfunctional examples throughout the world.  I didn’t know that there was a healthy and holistic and unifying power. I only knew of a power that manipulated, controlled, and worked to undermine.
People who learn how to come into their power, people who are open to learning how to move through the world looking through the lense of peace and compassion; people who learn how to access faith as a sacred tool, who learn what to trust and how to trust it so that they can surrender into a different way of being in the world – I’ve seen it time and again, those people become strong, grounded, and humble warriors and healers.
I used to live my life from a platform of fear. I was afraid and distrusting of everything. At the same time, I clung to a belief paradigm that perpetuated that fear while claiming to be the key to freedom and peace. I’ve climbed out of that pit and I am committed to continuing on the path of the heart – I am committed to continue my healing journey and to be available to others as they begin and travel theirs.
There are a variety of subtle energy healing modalities and tools for us to choose from. Mine happen to be Transformational Energy Healing, Usui Reiki, and Crystal Therapy. My tools are crystals and Light. I work with these tools and modalities to learn how to hand over the reigns of my life to the Heart in every area. It is a work in progress. I am a work in progress.

My friends describe me as down-to-earth and funny (I’ve always secretly wanted to do stand-up). I can be very pragmatic too, and this along with my sense of humor comes through in my approach to life, healing, and teaching.
Born and raised in Arizona, I moved to beautiful Washington State after marrying my husband who was stationed in Kitsap County. The move instigated more changes than I could have imagined. I started down a path of questioning everything I had ever been told about life, about myself, about God, about beliefs, and about the universe. For 10+ years I wrestled with various aspects of my life with the help of people and experiences that Grace brought into my life that forever changed me and how I experience this Life. You know what they say, once you learn something, you can’t unlearn it. And if what you’ve learned is a big enough deal – it changes you and there is no going back.
In 2007, I began studying subtle energy healing; specifically, I started studying crystal therapy and Usui Reiki. I was encouraged to apply my *extensive and varied teaching and training background to crystal therapy and in 2012 I developed a 3-day Intensive Crystal Therapy Training Program and began teaching out of my home.
As I continued to research and expand my subtle healing experiences, I decided to revamp the 3-day intensive curriculum and expand it to become a fully accredited, in depth, comprehensive, instructor-guided, online certification program: the Crystal Therapy in Subtle Energy Work Program in 2013.

I am very proud of this in-depth course.  I and my curriculum have received accreditation from the World Metaphysical Association and the Accreditation Council of Holistic Healers. I am a lifetime member of both accrediting agencies.
In 2016, I added two additional program options:
The Practitioner Certification: Intensive is a program designed specifically for those who want to do some deep, personal healing work alongside of their crystal therapy studies.
I also created the Personal Enrichment track – an independent study for those who do not desire the certification and practicum module. It’s more affordable and available year-round.

crystal healing
In addition to teaching, I also offer subtle healing sessions and personal awareness coaching. I am always honored when someone chooses me to walk alongside them in their healing work.
*(20+ years of serving in a wide variety of professional training and teaching roles including: organizing and scheduling classroom instruction; developing curriculum; building training programs; creating and administering assessments; and of course – teaching classes. I have experience teaching different types and ages of learners in a wide range of subjects – in both physical and online classrooms).