Katalin Koda is a passionate explorer of earth stories, women’s mysteries and the mythic expression of our world. She is an intuitive, an author, visionary artist, ceremonialist, poet and mother. Katalin is the author of Fire of the Goddess: Nine Paths to Ignite the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Path of Reiki: Healing as a Spiritual Discipline, both published by Llewellyn Worldwide. She also authored Slade and the Seventh Nuance a fantasy fiction for young adults, published several articles and stories as well as her blog: www.earthweaver.blogspot.com. Her current work also facilitating retreats, creating and leading ceremony, offering Reiki shamanic healing, and giving shamanic divination guidance and Tarot readings.
Katalin has given hundreds of Reiki sessions and taught dozens of students from around the world. She studied and earned all degrees of Reiki with her Reiki Master who is also a High Priestess, Rowan Wilson. After learning Reiki One and Two in Spring of 1998, she spent the following year practicing earnestly on friends and family while finishing her B.A. in socio-cultural Anthropology at the University of Maryland: College Park. She volunteered at the Free Reiki Clinic in downtown Baltimore, Maryland where she experienced the healing art of Reiki with a number of different practitioners of various lineages. A year later she earned her Reiki Master degree with Wilson. Katalin also spent a year working with Wilson, learning and perfecting the crafting arts of Wicca, contemporary paganism. This includes the art of casting a sacred circle, drawing down the moon and Tarot symbolism.
After meeting her life partner in 2000, Katalin traveled extensively through India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and other southeast Asian countries. They moved to Kerala in South India and co-managed Rubybleu guesthouse where Katalin gave birth to their second daughter, Yoko Mojave Lotus. For over seven years, Katalin and her partner ran Rubybleu Foundation founded to aid women and children in Nepal and India, inspired by the loss of their first daughter, Rubybleu Puja. Rubybleu Foundation assisted women and children in a variety of ways including: support for Devi Ma Kunja, the village run Ayurvedic hospital in Nepal, run by Dr. Sarita Shrestha; provided college level scholarships to young women; and initiated microloans and handicraft training for local women. Katalin worked directly with women’s groups of the developing villages of India which deepened her understanding of the importance of local sustainable efforts and women’s education and empowerment.
While living in India, Katalin received teachings from various teachers in the traditions of Hinduism, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. In 2003, she earned her certification as a Sivananda Yoga instructor from Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, South India. Katalin was also fortunate to receive Buddhist teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche. In 2007, Katalin took refuge with H.H. Orgen Trinley Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage committing to the path of Tibetan Buddhism. At this time she also began studying with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies started by Michael Harner. She has since completed several of their workshops including the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive with Alicia Gates. She is a current member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.
Katalin’s studies in Wicca, Reiki, Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, and shamanism have fused over the years. These studies along with her visionary dreams and years of practice have been cultivated into a deep healing practice that she terms the Reiki Warrior philosophy. Reiki Warrior philosophy is founded on the practical application of healing work in order to gain deeper understanding into the true nature of self. She has been leading workshops with an integrated and multidimensional approach well over a decade on Reiki, women’s wisdom and spirituality. Her current healing work incorporates indigenous wisdom, shamanic principles and Reiki healing. The author resides in Hawaii with her family.