Marci founded Creating Calm in 2007 to help others by creating a safe, comfortable, peaceful environment where she can share her knowledge of the healing arts of Reiki, Shamanism, Tae Kwon Do and stress management to create positive transformation.
As a natural and intuitive healer with extensive training in meditation, Shamanism, Reiki and Tae Kwon-Do, Marci draws upon these ancient healing techniques when teaching group classes and working with private clients, adults, teens, children, special needs children, and families to help guide them into happier, calmer, healthier, and more focused lives.
Marci’s gentle demeanor, deep compassion and highly-tuned intuition provide each person with valuable insights into their own healing. Well known for the ability to create a safe, comfortable, peaceful environment where transformation happens, Marci’s goal is that each student leaves with a new sense of relaxation, awareness, and the ability to positively bring about this change outside of sessions.
In addition to her meditation and Reiki sessions, Marci has developed a very successful stress reduction program for children, teens, and individuals with special needs, including those on the autism spectrum. Her programming is widely used in school systems and park and recreation departments in the MetroWest and Boston area.
Marci is a stress management expert, a certified Reiki master teacher, a shamanic practitioner and holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon-Do.
She received a BA from the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Marci earned her second degree Black Belt from Giorgio’s Tae Kwon-Do and has taught martial arts since 2003. She has also studied with meditation masters in many different disciplines: mindfulness meditation, visualization and guided meditation, and has received meditation training at the Kripalu Institute in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Marci is also a certified Reiki Master teacher, earning her certificate from Libby Barnett. Last but not least, Marci has studied Shamanism for more than 20 years and continues to study in-depth study with Carolyn Romano. She has learned from Don Jorge Tomayo from Ecuador, and participated in a yearlong path of heart shamanic study with Suzan Baltozer Fischer. Marci has also completed multiple trainings in working with those with ASD (Asperger Syndrome Disorders) with Connie Rinehart.
Tae Kwon-Do Certifications
Marci is a Kukkiwon certified second-degree black belt and has taught hundreds of children since 2003, making martial arts accessible to all abilities and helping them to feel a sense of pride in their accomplishments. Marci has developed a very successful martial arts program for children and individuals with special needs, including those on the autism spectrum.
Her Adaptive Tae Kwon-Do program is widely used in school systems and park and recreation departments in the MetroWest and Boston area, and is currently running through Aspirations program in Sudbury, MA, and Concord Park and Recreation Department in Concord, MA.