About eight years ago I walked into a store I had never heard of, but had been looking for, and stayed ever since. The experiences I have had with the eclectic group of people that frequent the store, has rounded out my psyche and brought out talents that I never knew I had. My inner wizard has soared to new heights. This is why I have stayed at Inner Wisdom and operate the cash register, sometimes being able to answer questions because of knowledge, other times because the inner voices tell me what to say. Life is for living, do it
Lianna became attuned to Reiki over twenty years ago and has become a Master/Teacher in the Usui tradition. She has studied Shiatsu, Jin Shin Jyutsu, taken three levels of Matrix Energetics training with Richard Bartlett, and developed her own technique called Source Reconnection. She is a HeartMath certified coach/mentor. Her intention is to create a comfortable space which allows each person to claim their personal power, accept who they truly are, recognize and break away from limiting beliefs, and transform their lives.
Anita became inspired to become a certified massage therapist in 2002 after her own health issues were relieved from massage. Her goal is to create a safe and accepting environment for people to relax and renew, allowing for their own healing. She continues to grow and learn various techniques and modalities to be able to give the best customized care to her clients. She is also a Reiki Master. Anita feels fortunate and privileged to help make a difference in people's lives.
Jessie is a licensed massage therapist at Inner Wisdom. She completed the therapeutic massage program at Carl Sandburg College in 2009 and is certified in therapeutic and swedish/relaxation massage. Jessie began her career at Inner Wisdom in the fall of 2009. Everyday she is grateful to have the opportunity to work with such incredible individuals as both associates and clients. Jessie became a massage therapist because she wanted to help others feel happier, healthier, and more balanced.
Becky Cobb is a certified reflexologist and vibrational energy worker. She combines sound, oils, flower essences, and crystals with her body work allowing your body to align to higher vibrations and self healing. Her current focus is on how emotions and stress interfere with our ability to be happy and healthy.
Inner Wisdom started for Lianna Mastin long before the doors opened on Kellogg Street in Galesburg, Illinois. It began when she stepped into an eclectic little bookstore in Peoria called "The Looking Glass."
At the time she was a stay at home Mom with a toddler. A few years later another child came along and life got even busier. Always one to have a plan, she started thinking about what she would do when her children were in school. She asked herself, "if I could do anything... what would it be?" And she remembered the little store, which had since closed and which we really missed, so she started to plan.
Most important was a space where anyone no matter what their spiritual, cultural, or religious beliefs, could come to find information and like-minded souls.
Her love of books and desire to explore and use holistic health alternatives whenever possible in raising her children became the focus for inventory for the store. Massage therapy and Yoga were added to the mix and a space was included for a variety of workshops of a spiritual nature.
We opened our doors in September of 2005 looking for our own "inner wisdom" and hoping to help others find theirs.
Over the last nine years many have walked through our doors. Some who are on a path and want to share their journey, others who are on a quest to find where they "fit", and still others who just want to understand how we are all different but yet the same. We learn and grow with all of you!
Many have touched our hearts and some have become very dear friends. We are grateful for the experience.
As Lianna has been know to say, "Life is about choices and every choice is an opportunity to learn." We have chosen this journey, thank you for sharing it with us.