Katalin *Jett* Koda is a passionate explorer of earth stories, womxn’s mysteries, queer expression and the mythic view of our world. She is an author, intuitive, ceremonialist, poet and parent. Her current work includes teaching Reiki classes, facilitating retreats on Big Island Hawai’i, creating and leading ceremony, offering Tarot readings, interdimensional light body sessions and intuitive Reiki healing in Portland, Oregon.
Katalin *Jett* 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 visionary fiction for young adults, and has published several articles and stories.
In the late ’90’s she studied Tarot and earned all degrees of Reiki with her Reiki Master and High Priestess, Rowan Wilson. After learning Reiki One and Two in Spring of 1998, she spent the following year practicing 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.
From 2000 to 2008 she traveled extensively through India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and other southeast Asian countries. She moved to Kerala in South India and co-managed Rubybleu guesthouse where she gave birth to her second daughter. Katalin *Jett* was the president of Rubybleu Foundation founded to aid women and children in Nepal and India, inspired by the loss of her 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. She 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 *Jett* received teachings from various teachers in the traditions of Yoga, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. In 2003, she earned her certification as a Sivananda Yoga instructor from Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, South India. She was also fortunate to receive Buddhist teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche. In 2007, she took refuge with H.H. Orgen Trinley Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage committing to the path of Tibetan Buddhism. She received the name Karma Pema Lhamo in formal refuge ceremony with His Holiness.
Katalin *Jett* has also had the opportunity to study hula and Hawaiian healing arts with Kumu Ehulani Stephany, who is recognized as Kahuna Ali’i, or master high priestess, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. She has worked with Kumu Ehulani for the last decade facilitating Fire of the Goddess womxn’s retreats . She received the Hawaiian name Makalapua from Kumu which honors her spirit of flowering forth on the path.
These studies, along with her life long visionary dreams and years of practice, have cultivated into a deep healing and teaching practice. Katalin *Jett* has been leading workshops with an integrated and multidimensional approach for almost two decades on Reiki, womxn’s wisdom, Tarot and ceremony. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.