Healing and Expressive Arts
About Stella Davies
Always passionate about the expressive arts as a youngster, Stella became interested in healing from an early age, undertaking a Post-Graduate Expressive Arts Therapy (Drama) diploma at 22. Early on this fused the arts and healing together permanently for Stella, leading to her work in a wide range of settings from prisons to social services, family centers, schools and mental health institutions. She also developed an interest in advocacy, particularly for groups who find it hard to have a strong voice in society, and later became a sex education trainer for adults with learning disabilities, again using the arts to teach this sensitive topic.
Through a passionate relationship with Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms Dance in her twenties, Stella met and worked with Nikki Slade from ‘Free the Inner Voice’ and a lifelong passion for finding and developing an authentic, creative and free natural voice began. After taking an intensive training with Nikki’s teacher Chloe Goodchild in 2000, Stella began teaching this work herself across the UK, in Greece and Croatia, and now the US. From this blossomed a passionate relationship with Bhakti Yoga (devotional) and Nada Yoga (sound) through which her skill as a kirtan leader and sound healer began. She later took a 200 hour yoga teacher training to expand her awareness of the yogic path and its balancing effect on the mind, body and spirit.
In 2005 she discovered Reiki, trained as a teacher in 2011 and then as a Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master in 2014. More recently, following an interest in the nature of ritual and ceremony, and how we are lacking this in our culture in meaningful ways, Stella began training as a Shamanic Practitioner. This Earth-honoring approach to healing is a perfect balance to Reiki, and is opening up many new doors of healing potential which Stella will share in her future offerings.
The combination of all these practices is a powerful alchemy of healing and expressive arts. Stella creates a safe, creative and potent crucible in which people can discover themselves, heal and manifest lives more aligned with their truest, highest natures. A path in which the soul can heal, blossom and open to its highest destiny, finding levels of peace, joy, harmony and balance both within and without.
“Let the beauty you love be what you do”
Usui/ Holy Fire Reiki Attunements
A Reiki attunement can be done in a workshop setting or one-to-one. Anyone can be attuned to Reiki and receive the life transformational benefits of being a channel of Reiki.
Each level of attunement offers a deeper healing of mind, body and spirit, as aspects of ourselves that no longer serve fall away and are replaced with a deep commitment to spiritual growth, health and healing, however that manifests in grace for the individual. You do not have to have aspirations to be a ‘healer’ to attune to Reiki, as the energy will gently guide and support your life whatever your occupation or calling. Usui/Holy Fire Reiki attunement classes share the traditional Japanese style of Reiki and its techniques, but with the additional benefit of the Holy Fire energy. Since Reiki energy is a divinely guided energy that shifts with the needs of our times, Holy Fire Reiki is a recent and more finely attuned form of Reiki energy, that infuses a more powerful, more divinely loving and healing vibration into treatments and attunements. For more information on Holy Fire Reiki please click here.
Reiki One Attunement
In this training you will learn about and become attuned to the healing, guiding and loving energy of Usui/Holy Fire Reiki. Reiki means 'Universally or Spiritually Guided Life Force', and is a deeply healing energy used by people all over the world for easing physical symptoms; boosting the immune system; balancing the emotions and creating more clarity and a sense of peace in one's life. It does this by clearing the energetic pathways of the energy bodies to release blockages that lead to illness/dis-ease. Reiki gently guides us to create more harmony, peace, balance and good self care in our lives, so that we can be more available to ourselves and to others, creating a life more in alignment with our heart's desires. The training allows us to share Reiki with ourselves, friends and family and includes certification, a Reiki Manual from the International Association for Reiki Training, vegetarian lunch, refreshments and hands-on training.
One day Training $195
Reiki Two Attunement
For those of you attuned to Reiki One, this is an opportunity to deepen your experience as a channel of Reiki, develop your skills and also receive the bliss and gentle wisdom of the Holy Fire frequency through the Holy Love meditations. In this training you will receive three symbols which can be used for empowerment; for space clearing; for supporting one's energy body; to balance the mental/emotional bodies; and for sending distant healing across time and space. You will also learn how to deepen your understanding/practice of using Reiki for both yourself and clients. The day includes Certification; Reiki Manual from the International Center for Reiki Training; a distant Reiki bear; vegetarian lunch and refreshments; and hands-on training.
One Day Training $225
Reiki One and Reiki Two Combined
Reiki One and Two attunements can also be taken as a two-day training together.
Two Day Training $395
Advanced Reiki Training
The wider we open ourselves up as channels to Reiki, the deeper we connect to the truth of our Selves and the more aligned we become with our service work on the planet. Advanced Reiki Training allows for a rich connection of working with Reiki in new ways, including using Crystal Grids as 24/7 Remote Healing Tools and an opening to the Master Symbol and its potent energy for transformation. It also opens up new possibilities of working more deeply with Reiki as Healers through aura clearing. This Training also includes new experiences with the Holy Fire Energy through the Holy Love meditations and insights into the Guidance we may now be working with at this level. Day includes Advanced Reiki Manual from the International Center for Reiki Training; Reiki Certification; Refreshments/Lunch; and a Master Quartz Crystal and Grid.
One Day Training
Investment: $325 (payable in advance)
Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Training
One of the greatest gifts that Reiki brings us is the possibility that absolutely anyone can learn to channel Reiki and also, in time, learn to pass attunements on to other people. Sharing Reiki in this way is a great gift and a blessing to humanity and stepping into this role as a Teacher is immensely satisfiying on all levels of being. More than sharing your own Reiki with people, you are allowing them to discover this amazing, life-changing gift for themselves! Whether you simply wish to attune friends and family, or offer public classes, attuning as a Reiki Master can only deepen your own Reiki and open a spiritual path showered with blessings and beautiful opportunities for growth and unfolding.
With Usui/Holy Fire Reiki, students undergo a series of Holy Fire Ignitions which open them up to the deep, spiritual, loving and awakening energy of the Holy Fire in profound and life-changing ways. Patterns of behavior stemming from old core wounds that we may have been working with for years are gently raised to the surface and healed over time. The energetic body is infused with unconditional love and divine revelation through the wisdom of the Holy Fire; new doors in ourselves open, often leading to new pathways in life; and we feel the guidance and support of this energy in every aspect of our lives, bringing us a deeper connection to ourselves and to All Life.
If this resonates, do please call for a chat about the Reiki Master level.
Post-Training support is also available for people who wish to teach in public settings - Reiki really wants us to share this energy widely in the world, and the Holy Fire has come at a time when humanity and the planet are most in need - come and light other soul's Reiki lights as part of your blessed contribution.
Three Day Training
Holy Fire/Karuna Reiki
Karuna Reiki is a powerful and deeply transformative vibration of Reiki which supports healing on a very deep level of being. Karuna means "compassionate action" in Sanskrit. In Karuna Reiki we are gifted an additional 8 Reiki Symbols with very specific purposes for healing deep, often unconscious wounds in the psyche, which supports healing on all levels of being. The symbols can also be chanted or toned as part of a treatment, introducing a powerful element of sound. In Holy Fire/Karuna Reiki you are also ignited into the Holy Fire Energy as you would at Reiki Master Level. It is recommended to be working as a Reiki Master for at least 6 months to a year before attuning to this level. For more information on Karuna Reiki click here.
Three Day Training
“Stella brings a beautiful healing energy and I am so blessed to be working with her.”
Usui/ Holy Fire Reiki
Our physical body exists as a field of energy and in our busy, stressful lifestyles and environments, the optimum vibration for health is often challenged or distorted. Over time this often leads to illness, physical pain, emotional imbalance or a general feeling of lethargy and lack of zest for life.
Reiki is a form of energy healing shared by the laying on of hands. It reduces stress, induces deep relaxation and promotes healing of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Reiki can be defined as ‘universally guided life-force energy.’ It helps to support the body’s system to grow towards health and healing by raising the vibration of the recipient in a gentle, non-invasive but powerful way. Reiki also relieves aches and pains, speeds up the healing of illness and creates a clarity and deep peace of mind and heart.
As a Reiki Master Teacher with the International Association for Reiki Training, Stella offers individual Reiki treatments for healing, as well as Reiki attunements. In a Reiki attunement, the receiver is attuned to the healing and re-vitalizing force of Reiki and can then give Reiki to themselves and others – friends, family, clients, pets, places in the world etc. Once attuned Reiki is with you for life. Please see below for more about attuning to Reiki. To find out more about the energy of Holy Fire Reiki please click here.
I also offer Reiki space and home clearing for negative energy or spirits. Contact me for more details. Cost is $150
About Stella's Yoga Classes
Classes offer a deeply centering practice, allowing the body to gently open, relax and rejuvenate itself,
creating new possibilities of awareness and healing on all levels of being. Great for stress and anxiety
reduction, to help improve breathing and to reduce muscular tension.
Open to beginners and all ages welcome. Mats and props to support the practice are provided in Stella’s
home studio but please bring mats and any props you may have to Oak Park Community Center classes.
Friday Mornings 10:00-11:00 am
Oak Park Community Center
Drop-in - $12 or $8 for six classes
(Some props provided but please bring a mat or personal props to this class)
Contact Oak Park Community Center: to reserve your spot call (818) 865- 9304 or
Tuesday Afternoons 12:00-1:00 pm
26668 Agoura Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
“Stella combines a perfect blend of gentle, restorative and fire building poses that make for a well-rounded practice. She’s attentive and supportive which makes this a great class for any skill level. At the end of class she graces the room with the healing tones of her harmonium and voice in sivasana relaxation. The class never fails to send me off feeling refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated, and deeply nourished. It’s a magical way to end the week. N Mejia
“Stella’s yoga classes are the best! It’s the only yoga class I’ve done where I haven’t injured myself by trying to keep up and I feel complete permission to go at my own pace. I feel refreshed, relaxed, open and grounded after one of her classes.” E Alghani
Heart of Voice Sessions
The human voice is one of our most powerful tools for expression. It shapes and defines us; develops our relationships; expresses our creative longings; and gives us the potential to step into our personal power and shine in the world we inhabit. As babies and young children we felt the freedom of making sound in an uninhibited way, singing, sounding and speaking, but often learning over time to close this free expression down in order to 'fit in'. This can be a huge loss and can affect our lives in many ways. Maybe we were told to 'just mouth it ' in the choir, or one of our siblings was 'the creative one' or 'the singer', creating feelings of shame or inadequacy. Or maybe we just have a longing to sing or express in this way but have never felt ‘good’ enough. These stories are very common, and many people have a secret desire or wish to be able to sing or to express themselves freely in groups or in public speaking situations.
Stella’s natural voice sessions are a safe and supportive space to recover or discover for the first time the wisdom, power and authenticity of the singing and spoken voice.
In a relaxed, creative and sacred space, she uses her many years experience as a Naked Voice Instructor, Creative Arts Therapist and Reiki/Sound Healer, to help people reclaim this natural gift. Sharing techniques from both ancient and modern traditions of vocal training and healing, Stella's intention is to support individuals to:-
“Let go of the emotional and physical blocks which create inhibition, moving into new territories of vocal freedom, creativity and self-esteem.“
Stella works with professional singers and actors, but also sees many students on an individual basis who just wish to improve their singing or use their voice in a more powerful and resonant way. Many people use their voices a great deal in their work (e.g. teachers) without knowing how to use their voice correctly. This can lead to vocal problems such as recurrent sore or hoarse throats or vocal nodes. Stella easily and effectively helps students use proper techniques for voice control and develop confidence in the voice again, whilst uncovering the amazing wisdom, power and strength of the ‘naked’ or natural voice and the emotional freedom inherent in that.
Stella recommends a minimum of (3) three sessions to learn the introductory aspects of The Heart of Voice which can be then incorporated into a home practice. She recommends that the first three sessions be received weekly or bi-weekly for best results. Each session is around 75 minutes in length.
"Working with Stella has been one of the best gifts I have ever given myself." ~D B
"I am more confident and pleased with my singing and vocal expression..." ~T. Jabbour
"Stella showed me how to access my authentic voice and how to express it freely. I recommend her sessions to anyone who is feeling stuck or wants to experience vocal and creative expansion. She is one of a kind!" ~D. Brickell
"Stella's healing work through sound has helped me open up to know myself in new and deeper ways. She holds a sacred, peaceful, and nurturing space which allows my inner and outer child to feel safe and free to play! " K. Kennedy
Kirtan & Chant Events
Kirtan Chants with Stella are a safe and supportive space to encourage people to experience the stillness of mind, heart connection and joy which emerge from singing together in spiritual community. A Kirtan Chant is open to everyone, whether you feel you are a ‘singer’ or not. Chanting repetitive mantras creates a single-pointed focus for the mind, stilling its normal ‘busy-ness’, and creating a meditative or blissful state.
Kirtan is an important aspect of devotional or 'Bhakti' Yoga. It is not a religion, and Stella shares chants and mantras from many different spiritual traditions in the spirit of Oneness, which is the essence of Bhakti Yoga. Chanting is about following the path of the heart through vibration. Singing these words of spirit and love help us to connect to the deeper wisdom of ourselves, each other and the wider world. It is also a great way to free the voice, reduce stress and anxiety. There is often a feeling of being energized and relaxed simultaneously afterwards.
Stella offers a regular chant with social time to gather and share food together at her home in Oak Park . She also plays in and around Los Angeles and Ventura County with her musical partner Jack Lee, often joined by other musicians companions. Please sign up on Stella’s e-flyer for regular events or contact her directly for details.
takes five powerful mantras for manifestation, healing and balance and weaves them into meditative, rhythmic journeys that are great for relaxation or back-ground to your yoga practice.
Please contact Stella to purchase
The Love You Are
The Love You Are is an album of uplifting song-vignettes from bluesy, sensual love songs to harmonic Celtic musical poems and joyful world sounds that create a unique journey of celebration and inspiration for the listener.
More information and samples on CD Baby
In the Presence
is a sacred musical montage of kirtan, chants and hymns from different traditions around the world. Featuring the passionate and powerful voice of Stella Davies and the soundscapes of talented multi-instrumentalist Jack Lee.
More information and samples on CD Baby
Live at the The Integratron
The Integratron in Landers CA has been described as "an acoustically perfect" space. Built in the 50s as a lure for ETs, Jack Lee and Stella Davies have recorded a gorgeous ambient CD with vocals, hammered dulcimer and modal slide guitar.
More information and samples on CD Baby
Sound Healing Events
We are made of vibration, but our modern, stressful lives can sometimes create density in our energy fields, leading to illness, depression, anxiety and deep exhaustion. The healing vibrations of Himalayan Bowls, Gong, Vocal Overtones, Chimes, Native drum and flute, Rainsticks and sacred chants create deep healing on all levels of being- physical, emotional and mental. We get to deeply rest, receive and allow the vibrations to gently restore and recalibrate our energy bodies so that the physical body can find optimal self healing. Stella offers Sound Healing locally and is also available for private events. Please contact her for more details.
Often in our lives today we feel out of balance in ourselves and out of connection with the natural world. In Shamanic Drum Journeying we have a unique opportunity to connect with the spirit guidance of nature through animal totems, who have special wisdom and healing to share with us. Each month we dive into a deep meditation with the drum and allow our own unique journey to unfold, asking questions of these healing energies, or setting intentions in the journey to help support us in our daily lives, to bring deep healing and connect us to our own inner wisdom. Bring a blanket, cushion and journal.
Stella also offers special ceremonies for blessings, weddings, and other life transforming occasions. Please contact her for details.
Contact Stella Davies
Cell: (818) 665-9840
Office: (818) 879-9827