Ordinary Pioneer is a spiritual healing community offering wellness classes and sessions for individuals wanting to thrive physically and mentally through holistic, spiritual support.
Our mission is simple: to support the efforts of Love and Unity. Together we heal by exploring the ways in which we have drifted from our Truest Self. The way in which we heal is up to us. We can do this the hard way through continued pain and suffering, or with ease by recognizing the power of love available when we put our faith and trust in the greatness and knowledge of a Higher Power.
RYT-200, REIKI MASTER TEACHER, ORDAINED MINISTER
Halina has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years. She has a passion for mental health, nutrition, mindfulness and overall wellness. Halina teaches various Yoga classes, workshops and Reiki trainings as well as facilitates group and private Yoga and healing sessions.
Reiki Energy Healing, Private Yoga Classes & Sessions, Energy Healing Yoga, Spiritual Wellness Sessions, Group Healings, Reiki Trainings & Certification.
Paul Narus is an Intuitive Tarot and Oracle card reader, and the Co-Creator of “The Wisdom of the Crow Tarot.” Trained in a variety of Spiritual and Healing Modalities including Reiki Level 2, brings an eclectic understanding of spiritual paths and ways of being into his advisements.
Reiki Energy Healing, Spiritual Wellness Sessions, Intuitive Card Readings
Anya Light is a travelling mystic, author, sound healer, Reiki teacher, yogi, and healing dance facilitator. Anya has a passion for assisting souls who are healing from trauma and chronic illness, as well as inspiring empaths and sensitives to confidently share their gifts on planet Earth.
Linzi opened up Wellness Massage in the same building as Ordinary Pioneer in December of 2021, where she offers therapeutic and relaxation massage. When not massaging, she occupies her hands with creating paintings, drawings, and woodburnings. Linzi is also the co-creator for our annual Create Community Art Fest.
Betsy is the Children's Mindfulness Coordinator at Ordinary Pioneer. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently a nanny. Betsy is trained in teaching mindfulness practices to children. Her empathy and passion for working with kids opened the door for her to lead the Kids Yoga & Storytime classes.
I’ve always been drawn to emotions. As a child, I was aware of the energetic feelings carried within others around me. I could feel them within myself and I wondered how those emotions came to be; wondering why people allow themselves to be so sad or angry. The weight of everyone’s emotions, particularly my own, consumed me in my youth and I began shutting down. I stopped crying. I was angry, anxious and depressed. I kept the lid on so tight but what I didn’t realize was that the unhealed emotional energy was infecting me from the inside out and I was reacting in ways that was deteriorating my health and happiness.
I came to a realization as I approached adulthood that perhaps it wasn’t serving me to block my emotions from surfacing. I began seeing the people God was bringing into my life to show me truth, my truth, and the truth about others which, I found, was strangely relatable. I began connecting with others on a deeper level, sharing my insecurities, struggles and fears. People began approaching me and sharing their own struggles, mostly complete strangers. I soon developed a passion for supporting others in their healing.
As time went on, I began to learn more about my emotions and the “why” behind them. I began to see similar emotions in others and the cause and effect of those emotions like putting the pieces of a puzzle together. The desire to explore this further was getting stronger but I was stuck in a feeling of, “who am I to help others or lead them down a path of healing?” In asking this question, I received an answer. I don’t need to be anyone declared 'special' in order to have an influential voice and pave a path of peace in this world. We all have a divine purpose and beautiful gifts to share with others. I realized I can be simply and ordinarily me! Thus, birthed the term “Ordinary Pioneer.”
In 2019, I began searching for my new ORDINARY and all those things I’d been saying “should” to turned into “let’s do this!” I said “yes” to the calling of my True Self. That autumn, I signed up for Yoga teacher training and became a Reiki master teacher shortly after. I dug deep into the art of healing, my own healing. It was beautiful and painful and exhausting and uplifting and encouraging and connecting.
In 2020, I was working a fulltime job in the Audio/Visual industry in addition to caring for my family and opening a healing community: Ordinary Pioneer. In 2021, my body had enough of the stress I was creating. I was suffering through heart palpitations, high inflammation, chronic fatigue and a devistating miscarriage. There was a clear choice to be made: continue the cycle of societal patterning, working myself raw and holding onto an illusion that in order to survive, I had to remain in distress OR free myself, heal my karmic struggles and discover the path to unconditional Peace. Well, when put that way, I can see why I made the choice I made!
My vision is to PIONEER a community that is unconditionally loving and accepting in order to supportive the collective physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. We all have the power within us to heal ourselves. As a Yoga and Meditation Instructor and Reiki Master Practitioner, I walk hand in hand with those in search of healing as I am also on the path back to my own true state of being. At Ordinary Pioneer, we offer seekers tools in which to heal, but they are ultimately the ones learning how to interpret those tools in order to develop their own power to heal and grow. I believe that life is an adventure and that it is up to us to seek the possibilities of creating a life that is ORDINARILY EXTRAORDINARY!