Nina B. Johnson
reiki master TEACHEr
Nina Johnson is a registered Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master who is currently based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Self-empowerment is the essence of her work, and she believes in the individual’s innate ability to heal the self through Reiki and other mind, body, spirit practices. She teaches Reiki classes in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana- and as an avid traveler, aims to teach and share the gift of Reiki all over the world.
In her experience, the Reiki path has been the gateway to transforming her pain into her power, and this practice has proved over and over again that personal healing truly has no limits and no timeline.
Nina chooses to see the gifts and offerings in every person she works with and calls forth their soul to shine from a place of assertive truth. With compassionate action and detachment from limiting beliefs, Nina believes we may all step into our highest potential to serve ourselves and the planet in ways beyond our wildest dreams.
Beyond her private practice, Nina is dedicated to sharing Reiki by organizing Community Reiki Shares, facilitating Holy Fire Reiki workshops, and establishing an active online presence via social media.
Nina brings the Holy Fire Reiki experience to conscious events & music festivals along with Nicole Fagan of Third Heaven Holistic Healing. Together, they curate the Holy Fire Healing Portal- a Live Healing Artistry installation & healing oasis. With the music and energy of the dance floor as their muse, they create an experience with Holy Fire that is unique in its own right- allowing festival goers and on-lookers to experience energy work and observe what it looks like. This process de-mystifies Reiki and allows it to be seen, felt, and experienced in a whole new way and environment.
the birth of empower thyself
Before choosing the Reiki path, Nina provided supports to children and adults with disabilities for eight years. This was very rewarding work that taught her so much about compassion, patience, and unconditional Love. Yet, at the same time, she lacked the awareness on how to balance her energy and over the years, became drained.
During this time in her personal life, Nina was participating in unhealthy dynamics in a romantic relationship, which drained her energy even further. While there was a lot of heart present, there was little awareness or respect for boundaries, feelings, or communication in this co-dependent relationship. Both parties experienced mistrust, trauma, suffering and exhaustion…which led to forgiveness and hope- only for the cycle to repeat over and over again.
Something had to give- and everything changed when Nina took her first Reiki training. It felt like coming home; connecting with herself and universal life force energy in a whole new way that was at the same time, entirely familiar. Unclouded by no one else’s opinion or perspective, she experienced truth.
At Reiki training, Nina discovered that she was, in fact, intuitive and sensitive…after adopting the belief that she wasn’t for many years. Learning Reiki provided the means to help others and herself- it was about giving and receiving. Through the practice she learned how to establish and maintain healthy boundaries while working with others, so as not to hurt herself or drain her own energy. This knowledge was invaluable and very empowering to receive…and after this, nothing could remain the same.
Within a few months, Nina ended her career working in the health-care field and her relationship also ended. This magical gift of Reiki was working with her and through her and there was no going back to those unhealthy behaviors, habits, or relationships ever again.
A new chapter was beginning and nothing would ever be the same. Nina’s focus shifted to self-care, self-love, and self-empowerment and the Reiki path was her guiding light and force.
training & experience
Nina began her Reiki journey in 2014 and has completed all levels of her Reiki training with registered Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, Amanda Atkinson, of Love of the Earth in Wyoming. For a year, she apprenticed with her teacher co-teaching classes and providing sessions out of Amanda's Reiki healing studio in Cheyenne, before moving to Colorado and teaching classes on her own. Nina frequently revisits her training with Amanda to do personal healing work & deepen her understanding of Reiki.
Nina is a registered & insured Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher and teaches her classes according to the standards and code of ethics of the International Center of Reiki Training. She has taught Reiki classes & workshops in Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.
In addition to Reiki, Nina is a Certified Angel Card Reader through Hay House Publications and shares weekly oracle card readings on her youtube channel- an informative hub on all things Reiki, Angels and spiritual/personal development.
Nina loves brining Reiki to music festivals and conscious events. She has curated Healing Sanctuaries for Purple Couch Events and has been a Workshop Presenter at Sonic Bloom Music Festival, in addition to providing her card reading services in the Oracle Portal at the Colorado-based festival.
Nina is an Ordained Minister through Universal Life Church Monastery and is available to officiate weddings, unions and ceremonies of all kinds. She is an active member and supporter of the Human Rights Campaign and provides her services to individuals/couples of all identities and pairings.
Nina practices The Feather Way, by Garrett Duncan of Navajo Illuminations and fuses the use of feathers and fans into the energy work she provides. She maintains a close connection to the Bird Nation, Earth and Elemental Energies.
In the future, Nina aspires to become a Vibrational Sound Healing Practitioner, a Certified Personal Trainer and a Yoga Teacher, trained in a variety of styles.
In February of 2019, Nina will be heading to Maui to take her highest level of training with William Lee Rand, Senior Reiki Master/Teacher, president and founder of the International Center of Reiki Training. Nina is considering applying for the Licensed Teacher Program the ICRT offers to a few select applicants each year.
more about nina:
Nina lives an active and healthy lifestyle and is passionate about her relationship with herself, her fiancé Aaron, her family and her friends. She is an avid lover of music and movement arts and frequently attends Ecstatic Dance and yoga. As a foodie, she loves to cook, share meals, and go out to dinner- especially for sushi. Nina loves to travel and be in nature- trees and hot springs are her favorite. Even though she's a Rocky Mountain woman, she doesn't like the cold and hopes to spend winters somewhere a little more beachy.
Nina is a Wyoming State Champion Powerlifter and holds records for squat, deadlift, and bench in her weight class. While living in Wyoming, she trained with Art Box, a retired Air Force pilot, who holds World Records in powerlifting. Nina has competed in two USPA meets in Wyoming and Colorado. A coach like Art is impossible to replace, but with the knowledge he provided Nina continues to spend time in the gym and work towards her personal fitness goals. She aspires to become a certified personal trainer with a focus on empowering women to lift weights and become physically strong.
Nina is an aspiring aerialist who trained with MASC Studio & Training Agency in Missoula, Montana. She has performed on aerial silks in a handful of productions and private events in Montana and Wyoming. In the summer of 2016, she trained at Onair Aerial Dance in Barcelona, Spain. She hopes to find the perfect studio and teacher in Colorado to continue her training on aerial silks.
Photography is one of Nina's greatest passions and she enjoys capturing beauty, moods and truth in still focus. Together, she and Aaron run a branding & design company, ApartAgainst.