is a spiritual teacher, peacemaker, community Elder, visionary, ceremonialist, film maker, author, artist and Reiki practitioner who calls the mountains of western North Carolina home.
Of Chickasaw/Celt heritage, Ymani has had the ability to see and hear that which is unseen since childhood and walks with a foot in two worlds. She is guided by a strong sense of intuition and wisdom and follows a spiritual path of respect and honor for all living beings. Gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness are faithful companions as she lives in service to All My Relations.
Believing this to be a time for evolutionary change, Ymani encourages all to seek a more loving, nurturing and gentle way of being and offers transformational guidance through spiritual workshops, sharing Circles, Purification Lodge, Rites of Passage Ceremonies and individual mentoring.
Peacemaking led her to Iran in 2007 as part of a people-to-people peace delegation with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Spring of 2013 she returns to Iran to film a documentary of the stories and traditions of a beautiful people who deserve to have their stories told.
In 2011, she co-facilitated non-violence training workshops for groups of youth in Srinagar, Kashmir. She serves as Advisory Member for Kashmir Center for Peace and Reconciliation (KCPR), a youth organization seeking peaceful solution to the continuing violence experienced under the military rule of India.
Ymani seeks to change the world, one story and heart at a time.
Anne Reeder Heck
Anne is an Interfaith Minister, healing practitioner, public speaker, doll artist, author and facilitator of gatherings and ceremony that promote transformation, healing and reconnection with one’s authenticity and personal medicine.
Anne has a technical background; as a chemical scientist, she has honed her left-brain skill set. She's also been trained in and/or has been recipient of over 80 different healing modalities. This has drawn her into strong use of her intuitive and creative capacities. Her life experience and her own healing path have gifted her with the ability to assist others in navigating challenges with a recipe of grace that includes generous bundles of gratitude and a healthy proportion of curiosity.
Anne is a spiritual dowser, deeply atuned to energy and adept at gently guiding others in the direction of greater balance and flow in their lives. She is passionate about transformative work that promotes exploration of life’s depth and richness.
Anne lives and loves in Asheville, NC with her husband Tom and two lovely children. More about Anne, her writings and offerings can be found at www.anneheck.com