Karen Villanueva is an Interior Wellness Designer and Teacher for Natural Integrative Healing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She offers a fresh approach to wellness with an integrative background from interior design to energy healing with receptivity and an open heart while moving through life's challenges. With her commitment to self-healing, active conscious living and faith rooted in Divine Love & Compassion, she discovered personal practices for intentional living that have brought healing to her heart and soul through intuitive self-care, yoga, meditation, Reiki, intuitive dance, sound healing, environmental healing with Feng Shui, and healing time in nature. She is dedicated to self-care, personal growth, healing work, and sharing the gifts she has received along her journey through sacred service for humanity.

With a background of ten years of experience in the interior design industry, her mission is to create beauty within: from our homes and the various spaces we inhabit daily to the inner worlds within ourselves so that we can increase consciousness and the quality of lives for ourselves, all who surround us, for future generations to come, and for the benefit of the world.

LOCATION: Living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, mainly from Marin to SF to the Peninsula. Open and available to travel for work worldwide for healing sessions, retreats, speaking and guiding transformational healing journeys.

 

BACKGROUND + EDUCATION + TRAINING:

  • The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco, Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design, 2007

  • The New York School of Interior Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design, 2011  

  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase, Penthouse Retreat & Terrace, Selected Designer, 2013

  • Marie Forleo's B-School (online business school), 2014-present

  • Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Workshop, San Francisco, CA, February 2015

  • YogaWorks San Francisco 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program, January - June 2015

  • Angelic Reiki First and Second Degree Practitioner Training, Attunement and Certification, August 2015

  • Pediatric + Adult CPR Certification, August 2015  

  • The Art of Leadership: Communication, Creativity and Vision: Esalen Workshop, Professional Development, Big Sur, CA, October-November 2015

  • Angelic Reiki Third and Fourth Degree Practitioner Training, Attunement and Certification, January 2016

  • Angelic Reiki Advanced Degree Practitioner Training, Attunement and Certification, March 2016  

  • Angelic Reiki Master Teacher Certification, May 1, 2016

  • Reiki + Meditation Practitioner at Women's Healing Conference, Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, CA, May 2016 

  • A Heart As Wide As The World: Cultivating the Brahma Viharas - Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity: Meditation Class Series, Professional Development at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA, May-June 2016

  • ALCHEMY Retreat: Tools for Inner Transformation, Co-Leader + Facilitator of Summer Solstice Women's Weekend Healing Retreat at The Stillpath Retreat Center + Spa, Woodside, CA, June 24-26, 2016

  • Meditation Retreat, Professional Development at Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, San Jose, CA, July 2016  

  • Moving Into Meditation with Mindful Yoga, Professional Development at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA, August 2016

  • A Day of Heart-Based and Compassion Practices, Professional Development at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA, December 2016

  • West Coast Academy of Feng Shui Certification Program, January 2017

  • Compassion Cultivation Training at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research at Stanford University, Training in Progress, expected completion March 20, 2017

  • Meditation Teacher Training Program at Ananda Church of Self-Realization, Palo Alto, CA, Training in Progress, expected graduation May 18, 2017

  

       Top photo by Doug Ellis: dougellisphoto.com