My name is Eloise De Leon (aka Eloisa) and I live in New York City. I am a mother, grandmother, and energy healer. I am also a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala (photo: me with a Cognomovement ball).
Emotion Code Practitioner
Ordained Spiritual Minister, Order of the Ascended Rose (OAR is no longer active)
Ordained Minister, Universal Life Church
N.A.D.A. Ear Acupuncture Practitioner
Energy Metaphysics & Spiritual Healing with V.R.R. Chriss Lemmon
Spiritual Healing with Madre Sarita (Mexican curandera)
Holodynamics with Victor Woolf
Advanced Creativity Coaching with Eric Maisel
Acupressure training with Michael Reed Gach
Flower Essence Practitioner training with Brooke Sullivan of The Wild Temple
My work in the health field began in 1977 as a prenatal clinic coordinator at a community clinic. Within a short time I was teaching childbirth classes, training childbirth educators, and apprenticing as a lay midwife at home births. It was those early years, especially while labor sitting, that I learned about subtle energies and family dynamics.
- 1972: I was initiated into Transcendental Meditation; in 1976, I attended a 3-month Phase I Teacher Training course in Fairfield, Iowa.
- 2004: mindfulness walks and sittings with with Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, CA. In 2010, I co-produced, Colors of Compassion: Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, with Ralph Chaney and Tripp Mikich; edited by Michael De Leon (my brother). It is a documentary about mindfulness, recorded at a retreat for People of Color at Deer Park Monastery in California.
- 2006: I met Mother Sarita, a Mexican curandera (spiritual healer). I studied with her and spent many days in her company, sometimes seeing clients with her, and taking her classes in spiritual healing. She died at the age of 95 in 2008. (Photo: Madre Sarita, my daughter, Ariel, and me, behind them.)
2012: I self-published a book of channeled teachings, All Light, All One (the channeler asked to remain anonymous). In 2017, the channeler and I began to revise the book’s format and made corrections in the initial print. The book is in her hands to be re-published under a new title at a future date.
B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning, (UCSD) University of California, San Diego
M.A. in Cross Cultural Counseling, CBB program, California State University, San Diego
M.F.A. in Visual Arts (UCSD)
Two-year post-graduate artist research fellowship from MEXUS, UCRiverside
2002-2007: Reiki Volunteer for Oncology patients at Sharp’s Memorial Hospital.
2012 – 2016: Reiki Volunteer for You Can Thrive, in NYC, providing Reiki to women with breast cancer.
2016 – 2018: Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala, working with educators in rural schools. I was fortunate to have time for extracurricular activities such as teaching educators and students the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and teaching a couple of Reiki Level I courses. The role of a Peace Corps Volunteer is three-fold: provide technical assistance according to the needs of the area and its people; help host country national understand the diversity of U.S. culture; and help Americans understand and appreciate the culture of your country of service. There is no age limit for Peace Corps Volunteers but you must be in good health and have the education or commensurate experience required for the position you seek.
In 2019 I served 1 1/2 years as a Volunteer Advocate for Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital’s Victim Services Program, providing support to people who arrived in the emergency room after a sexual assault or domestic violence.
I highly encourage everyone to find ways to volunteer or be of service in one’s community. We are here to help each other just as people have helped each of us along the way.
Photo below: A Mayan women’s group in Guatemala. I’m seated to the far right. They provide Reiki sessions and trainings, herbal consultations, counseling, and education to women in their city. I continue a strong friendship and ongoing communication with this outstanding women’s group.