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from students and clients

Zel - a staple person in LA healing. A fresh, young voice with an old soul. I was coaxed to calmness from Zel's voice and bowls. Like an instant chill pill as soon as I'm around them!"

—Liz McLean of Stay Light With Liz

"Zel is amazing with directing intention and welcoming deep work in a way that leaves you feeling lifted. They have created a space open to all experiences and expressions of life, allowing one to feel supported while being authentic and healing. Integrating multiple approaches of yoga, reiki and sound healing, RIPY&R is a safe heaven for embodied living."

—Uma Behati of UB Alkhemie

"Zel is a compassionate, detail oriented, and insightful practitioner. They have helped me to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness... It's clear that Zel is well versed in the traditional world of yoga, and has been a wonderful guide in increasing my understanding of several yogic practices, especially meditation. Zel's offerings are carefully curated and very high quality - their formal training in education is quite clear from their classes and teachings. Zel's direct involvement with historically disenfranchised communities makes their offerings even more profound and accessible."

—Caylee Clay of Eat Yer Veggies

"Zel leads a wonderful meditation. Insightful, sincere and informative, I really felt comfortable in the space they created and it was really healing to practice in a group nurturing queer community. Genuinely one of the best group meditations I've taken part in. I'd highly recommend working with Zel and really looking forward to the next time I do!"

—Charlotte, Meditation Participant

"Thank you Zel. This meditation was lovingly guided. The break out group began the session as an invitation to fully show up and be seen in my healing. Grateful for the moments of calling back my wondering mind. Beautiful practice."

—Dr. Grace of Rooted PT

"Joined a virtual queer meditation session. It's the first time I've done meditation other than through an app. It was absolutely phenomenal. Will definitely go to next months session.​"

—Clare M, Meditation Participant

" At the beginning of the year (2020) I started feeling this pull from spirit to learn Reiki. Then everything fell together when I was referred to Zel. I adore Zel and their teaching style. They make learning engaging, impactful and fun! I am so happy that we were brought together because they reminded us to honor the land we worked on and the culture that Reiki emerged from. I fully recommend them and any service you're considering. You'll be happy you did."

—Jasper Uhuru, Immersion Participant

" One of my most favorite parts I experienced with the course was the part where we got to dance! I'm often very aware when I feel uncomfortable of my body or when I'm holding back, but this exercise showed me where I needed to let go and where I didn't feel as confident in. I think the adjustments that you're making with the future Reiki classes and breaking them up into multiple days is amazing, a great way to improve the class :)"

—Dawn Marshall, Immersion Participant

"I wouldn't have changed a single thing about my experience. The container that Zel held for the collective community was thoughtful, detailed, and cared for with so much love. I hope that anyone reading this knows that you'll be in a safe space should you choose to utilize Zel's services or participate in a course. You won't regret it!! I was definitely more sensitive receiving Reiki (virtually) but it was received very well (emotions included). I know that as I continue to build my practice I will continue to use Zel's guidance to honor and decolonize this ancient reiki practice.​"

—Michelle Singleton, double Immersion Participant