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Wendy Lipson

Wendy Lipson


Phone: (347) 526-1024


Akashic Records Consultant/Instructor 
Reiki Master Healer/ Instructor/ Lecturer

Heart-centered Brain Clearing creator
Theta Healing Facilitator

Wendy Lipson, co-creator of Ancient Healing Arts Academy has been treating clients with various forms of Energy Healing for 48 years, locally and internationally. An Akashic Records conduit and a Certified Reiki Master, she is the co-founder of The Ancient Healing Arts Academy of New York based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Certified in several forms of energy healing, Wendy began her energy training with Dr. Janet McCrae of the NYU School of Nursing in 1974 with the study of Therapeutic Touch. In a recent issue of New Age Journal of Holistic Living, Wendy is said to possess, "a balanced and profound understanding of Reiki" and is described as an "healer's healer" and “teacher’s teacher” by her colleagues.

Wendy is the director of Reiki Reaching Out, an organization formed to bring Reiki to the underserved members of the community. This organization consists of practitioners and teachers who donate their skills and time in order to treat individuals unable to receive healing in other ways. Energy healing is brought to hospitals, homes and emergency locales.

She also provides individual and group support for those beginning their Reiki journey. Reiki for Beginners is a monthly meeting group especially focused on the needs of new healers. A monthly group focused on the needs of seasoned practitioners is also in place, now in its 25th year.
Reiki Reaching Out also serves a special group in need of extra support and healing. The Caregiver Project is designed to bring healing to those unsung heroes caring for family members with devastating diseases such as Alzheimer's.

“Her total trust in the healing energy is inspirational; her students are bathed in her passion for teaching about it. She is a magnetic communicator.” Wendy’s reputation as “an experienced, passionate and open-hearted” teacher and healer has been the result of many years of sharing the power and love of the unlimited life-force energy.

Wendy has dedicated her life to assisting in the release of suffering, walking beside others wanting to become self-empowered so that they may live fully in the present. 

She is devoted to the well-being and freedom of her clients, students and the under-served members of our local & global communities. She aims to remind us that we are all part of the same beating heart.

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Joy Romano

917 541 1105

Usui Reiki Master/Teacher

Oyama Karate Sensei

Access Bars Facilitator

Ordained Minister

Joy is the co-founder of Ancient Healing Arts Academy, a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and a Karate Instructor who has been working with the universal energy of Ki ( Life Force Energy) for over three decades and has a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge with others. She has studied with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and received a healing from him in 2013. She has also trained under some of the top masters in their respective fields, such as Shiguru Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin Karate, renowned healer, Wendy Lipson and Reiki Master Karyn Hatch. Joy practices a healthy lifestyle and her goal is to help people find balance in all areas of life: spiritually, emotionally, and physically. She is a compassionate and dedicated teacher who inspires her students to discover their true potential, a power within, and achieve their dreams.

Karate and reiki are related in several ways. Both are Japanese traditions that involve the use of ki, or life force energy, for different purposes. Karate is a martial art that teaches how to harness ki for self-defense, while reiki is a healing art that teaches how to channel ki for healing oneself and others. Both karate and reiki have roots in ancient spiritual philosophies, such as Buddhism, Shintoism, and Taoism, that emphasize the harmony of body, mind, and spirit. Both karate and reiki also have a lineage system, where masters pass on their knowledge and skills to selected students, who then become teachers themselves.  One of the most famous connections between karate and reiki is Mikao Usui, the founder of reiki. Usui was trained as a samurai and learned martial arts, He developed his own style of reiki after a 21-day meditation practice in the mountains, where he received a spiritual revelation. Joy works with both of these modalities to create a unique and powerful healing. 

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