Wise Woman RadioCatherine Bastedo

Catherine Bastedo

Susun Weed, herbalist and author, interviews Catherine Bastedo , author and reiki master.

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Catherine Bastedo, M.A., RT-CRA is a Reiki Master and Holographic Energy Master, and has a M.A. in Canadian Studies (Carleton University).  She held leadership roles as an executive in the Canadian Public Service and then as the Executive Director of the International Council for Canadian Studies for a number of years.

She is the author of Bird Vibes, a meditation deck based on the chakras and our spiritual connections to birds. This deck, sold across Canada and the U.S., helps to understand daily life situations and deepen our connection with the universal energy in us and around us.  She is also a regular contributor to Susun Weed’s Herbal Ezine and teaches Chakra Basics and Reconnecting with Nature online with the Wise Woman University.

Catherine Bastedo uses archetypes, myth and nature toems to help people reduce stress, release and transmute old patterns, restore balance on the physical, mental, and emotional levels and develop new ways of looking at life and the patterns in their lives.  Her clients appreciate the wisdom, experience and love of nature she brings to her work.

She lives with her family in Gatineau, Québec and as much of the summer as possible in Muskoka, Ontario in her century old family cottage.

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Catherine Bastedo. Bird Vibes is based on 50 birds that may be seen in various parts of North America, grouped by eight chakras according to the bird's colour, habitat or other characteristics. Each card shows a different bird through paintings commissioned from Ottawa nature painter, Heather Bale.

This class provides you with a basic knowledge of 7 chakras, from Crown to Root; facilitates your connection to your chakras and understanding of your chakras’ health; provides suggestions for ways of chakra clearing.

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