We had the good fortune of connecting with Caitlin Benya and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caitlin, what inspires you?
One word – nature! Its freedom, beauty, adventure, and wisdom. This is where my inner child smiles and runs free. I feel a palpable spiritual energy in nature that is so restorative and healing. The ocean in particular is very special to me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m an intuitive Reiki artist and card reader. I hold virtual sessions, classes, and ceremonies for individuals and groups, and during these experiences I use intuitive ability and oracle cards to read the person (or collective) and harness Reiki energy to rebalance chakras as needed. Channeling intuition is a very creative process and I really enjoy being in the flow state. Each healer has their own style in terms of how they express their intuitive understandings, and the language of that translation is where the poetry happens. No two sessions are alike, though the goal of working together is for you to feel held, heard, seen, and empowered.
And what I’m most excited about right now is the launch of my latest partnership: Rose + Moon Society! Carrie Mikuls and I came together to create this community. Not only is she a dear friend, she’s a yoga teacher, Reiki healer, and choreographer. We host monthly virtual moon circles and workshops, where we incorporate a variety of practices including meditation, yoga, energy healing, movement, oracle card readings, and journaling. We just launched in May, and are excited to continue building this out and hosting future events. We also look forward to using this new platform as a vehicle to encourage diversity and create more inclusivity within the wellness space.
While COVID has definitely presented its challenges as a small business owner, the need to go virtual has really given me a chance to pause and get creative with how I envision holding space for people going forward. To take a fresh eye to my offerings and to get current with the climate, adapting to find deeper ways to connect / interact in a virtual set up. I’m also evolving the way I structure my “work flow” into more of a cohesive creative lifestyle – where I invite my intuition in first to guide me through the work/life balance, decision making processes, and the waxing and waning of new creations.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Yes! I’m a big beach person – Topanga Beach in Malibu and Manhattan Beach are some personal favorites. Franklin Canyon for hikes and picnics. Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes for the most magical tidepools ever. I also love Sugarfish for sushi. Alfred’s Tea Room in West Hollywood for matcha lattes. House of Intuition for my metaphysical supplies. Voila!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Wow, I love this. I couldn’t have gotten to where I am today without the support systems I have in place. I want to dedicate this shoutout to a few special people, but the list goes on from here: Carrie Mikuls – for your encouragement, support, and taking the leap with me to co-create Rose + Moon Society. / Chona Bernardo – for being the Reiki master who introduced me to and connected me with this craft. For your kindness, heart and ongoing guidance. / Jonathan Harper – my amazing boyfriend. Thank you for your support each day, your optimism, and grounding. I love you! Thanks for the countless photos too 🙂 / Charmaine Clamor – for your strong words of encouragement from the get-go. It really impacted me and inspired me. Thank you for your support, for bringing me into The Better Angels and for continuing to involve me in your healing initiatives.
Lastly, I am so grateful for my friends and family who continue to encourage me, support me in this path, and see and appreciate the value of this work. You know who you are! Also, thank you to all of the partnerships, brands, and producers I’ve collaborated with for the continued support and excitement to involve me in programming including Alo Yoga, AllBright, Liberate Hollywood, Open Eye Crystals.
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