We had the good fortune of connecting with Patille Violeta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patille, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
Where I come from is who I AM… A proud Filipina-Armenian, born and raised in Pasadena.
Lumpia, pancit, grape leaves, and shish kebab all on the same plate! Some Sundays I went to the local Armenian Apostolic Church and other Sundays, I attended Catholic mass.
I went to Armenian school from Pre-K to 8th grade in Altadena. My Filipina mom welcomed the culture and learned how to read, write, speak, dance, and cook like an Armenian. She didn’t receive language lessons and describes it as a “Gift from God”. I belong to two distinct, yet similar cultures. Family-oriented, creative, musical, and entrepreneurial people with rich roots, deep faith, strong work ethics, and a history of being colonized. Singing, dancing, playing, praying, meditating, moving, and caring for my body is an act of resilience. When I engage in the process of creation, I am making art for my soul and beautifying my life. I’m here to leave a legacy of love, lightness, humanity, and peace for the coming generation.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Violeta Healing Arts is my sacred business that bridges Wellness and Creativity.
I combine a decade of Wellness Advocacy/Education and Community Leadership with Shamanic Healing, Reiki, Yoga, Dance, and Meditation.
As an artist who expresses emotion through color, song, and touch, the healing arts have always resonated deeply with me. When I first discovered Reiki, the ancient Japanese stress-reduction technique administered by laying hands, it was like discovering the unspoken language of my soul. The healing arts are gentle yet powerful. They bring a sense of lightness, playfulness, and movement to the inward journey.
I infuse my business with ritual, healing, and art. These are the practices that continuously reveal my true self to me.
What kind of world would we live in if more people walked in their true selves?
Definitely a kinder world, I believe.
There are several ways to work with me.
I offer private Shamanic Healing sessions remotely.
If you are looking for a group experience, I offer online Yoga and Chakra Dance classes.
For those who are ready to go deeper in their healing, I offer Level I and II Reiki teacher training certifications.
I’m honored to be of service and to spread the light far and wide!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My mom is visiting Pasadena soon and I’m going to show her the best time ever! Our first stop will be the Arroyo Seco for a restorative stroll in Historic Pasadena. Then we’ll head over to Atwater Village for lunch at Dune. Dune uses organic, sustainable, and locally grown ingredients. They have outdoor seating and they’re known for their Mediterranean plates and falafel sandwiches. I recommend ordering extra tahini 😉
The following morning, we’ll head over to South Pasadena to grab a cup of tea and pastries at the garden patio of Fiore Market Cafe. After enjoying the garden ambience, we’ll drive a few blocks to Mission street to check out the Farmer’s Market (only on Thursday afternoons) We’ll most likely visit Dual Crossroads too. It’s a lovely Metaphysical and Crystal shop in the area. Great place to buy gifts, incense, crystals, candles, and more. They offer Angel Communication and Oracle Readings on site and you can get your Soul Portraits taken. How fun! If the Korean spa were open, I would definitely take my mom to Descanso Garden Spa in the evening to decompress. But that will have to wait. Our last visit before she leaves LA will be the Huntington Botanical Gardens. 207 acres of pure garden delight. From the Desert Garden to the Japanese Garden, unplug from technology and recharge your energetic battery! Advance reservations are required. I hope you enjoyed my tour of the City of Roses!
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?
I completed a Meditation Challenge in February 2020, right before the global pandemic. One of the exercises was to make a list of all the people we’re grateful for. As I recalled the names of those who touched my life, the list grew longer and longer. During these times of unrest, I return to gratitude again and again. Gratitude reminds me that there’s still beauty and goodness in the world. With the slower pace, many of us are returning to the basics. Rest, self-care, walks, exercise, bike rides, gardening, home cooked meals, and quality time with ourselves and our loved ones. Who I am and where I am is thanks to my community. Special thanks to my family- Mom, Dad, and Shant for cheering me on. Your unconditional love continuously gives me strength. Thank you to my circle of sisters for your empowering grace. Thank you to my mentor, Raven and our Shamanic tribe. Healing with community is a gift. I’m so grateful to have a soul family that gets me on a different level. Thank you to the angels that opened their home to me during my many transitions. Thank you to my partner Rohan for opening my heart and showing me that it’s safe to love and trust again. What a gift to move through these times together. Thank you for teaching me about natural building, sustainability, and how to live WITH the Earth. We are building a new world together.
Rohan Guyot-Sutherland Karlo Tanjuakio