My name is Eloise “Ellie” De Leon and I live in New York City.
My certifications include:
Certified Emotion Code Practitioner
Certified Life Coach
Ordained Spiritual Minister
Certified N.A.D.A. Ear Acupuncture
I trained in energy metaphysics and spiritual healing with Rev. Chriss Lemmon; spiritual healing with Madre Sarita, a Mexican curandera; creativity coaching with Eric Maisel; acupressure with Michael Reed Gach.
I also have years of practice and expertise in the Emotional Freedom Technique, Holodynamics, Ask & Receive (Sandi Radomski), and the Journey Process (Brandon Bays). Ongoing study is as enjoyable as it is necessary for deepening and sharing skills.
My Spiritual Path
I was initiated into Transcendental Meditation at age 18 (1971) and attended their three-month Teacher Training course (phase 1) in Fairfield, IA just before the birth of my daughter who was coincidentally born on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s birthday! I learned the practice of Mindfulness through many sittings and mindfulness walks with Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh. I do not follow any religion; I follow my heart. And I am deeply grateful for all of the teachers who have graced my path.
I have a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); M.A. in Counseling (cross cultural counseling) through the Department of Education’s CBB program (SDSU); and M.F.A. in Visual Arts (UCSD). I was awarded a two-year post-graduate artist research fellowship from the University of California MEXUS which I served at UC Riverside.
I am a founding member of the San Diego Reiki Corps and for five years I served on their Reiki team at Sharp’s Memorial Hospital for Oncology patients. Once I moved to NYC, I joined the volunteer team at You Can Thrive in NYC, for women with breast cancer.
From 2016 – 2018, I served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, working with educators in rural schools. I was even able to teach educators and their students, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)! Outside of my Peace Corps work, I taught Reiki and offered Reiki sessions. 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.
Currently, I serve as a Volunteer Advocate in Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital’s Victim Services Program. I provide support to people who arrive in the emergency room after a sexual assault or domestic violence. I am humbled by the resilience of patients and the dedication of social workers and staff who run the program.
I highly encourage everyone to find ways to volunteer because we are here to help each other just as people have helped each of us along the way.
Photo below: My Reiki students in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Photo below: A Guatemalan women’s group (I’m the one with the silver hair!). They provide Reiki sessions and trainings, herbal consultations, counseling, and education to women in their city. I continue my friendship with the women from this group.
I pursue a blend of spiritual and creative practice through writing, photography and videography. I co-produced the documentary, Colors of Compassion: Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh (2010).
In 2013 I self-published All Light, All One: Teachings from Sacred Mother. The book is currently being revised by myself and Rosaria Cabrera, who received the sacred transmissions that comprise the teachings in the book. It will be reprinted under a new title and format in 2020.
Email inquiries regarding my services may be sent to me at