A Contemporary Medicine Woman
Chani Greiner has been studying natural and alternative healthcare and herbal remedies since 2003. Chani began her studies with Susun Weed in the spring of 2003. She lived with Susun on her farm in Woodstock, NY for six weeks and learned about identifying and using medicinal herbs, spirit healing through Shamanic healing techniques, green allies, Tai Chi, Yoga, and was introduced to the Wise Woman Tradition and the 3 paths of healing (Wise Woman, Heroic and Scientific). After this, she enrolled in the Master Herbalist course through the American College of Healthcare Sciences for one year. After ACHS, she moved to Fairfield, IA and studied Ayurvedic Medicine at the Maharishi University of management where she learned TM, Sanskrit, Quantum Physics and a world of enlightening information. After a year in Iowa, she returned to her home in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY and took Susun Weed’s Green Witch correspondence course (1 year of learning about herbal remedies, creating a deeper connection to the earth, learning practical magic, developing medicine making skills and learning about goddess spirituality studies). She completed her 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Natural Health Studies through Clayton College of Natural Health in 2009. Over the years, she has had formal Reiki energetic healing training from Patricia Dionne-Dickson and Wanda Eagleton. Chani has learned Usui Reiki up to the GrandMaster level eight status as well as many other modalities of Reiki and energetic imprinting techniques. Chani is a Registered Healer (Reiki) and Healing Touch Practitioner (Reiki). Chani is a non-denominational minister and has performed several non-denominational marriage ceremonies that are officially recognized by the State. Chani continues her studies to this day and is near completion of a Bachelor in Science in Psychology (expected completion in Spring of 2017).
Chani has over a decade of experience formulating and making handcrafted herbal remedies and natural bodycare products. Her formulas are all based on traditional Wise Woman Herbalist techniques, which use fresh plants and cold-infusion processes to produce the highest quality herbal medicines. Chani uses organic and sustainably harvested herbs, is conscious of using ethical buying practices and ensures every product is carefully handcrafted in small batches, always using the most pure and effective ingredients available. Many products are vegan. All products are cruelty free, paraben free, SLS free and contain no artificial colors.
Happiness + Nourishment + Well-Being + Peace + Love + Bliss + Healing + Inspirational Beauty + Chemical Freedom
Type(s) of Herbalism Practiced: Wise Woman Herbalism, Energetic Healing, Plant Spirit Medicine, Kitchen Herbalism, Holistic Nutrition, Ayurveda.
Chani's Education, Trainings and Professional Memberships:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Granite State College - expected completion spring 2017)
Bachelor of Arts in Natural Health Studies (Clayton College of Natural Health)
1 Year of Study at the Maharishi University of Management focusing on Ayurvedic Healthcare
Formally trained in Transcendental Meditation® (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)
1 Year of Study at the American College of Healthcare Sciences focusing on Herbal Medicine
Shamanic Herbal Apprenticeship (mentored by Susun Weed in Woodstock, NY)
Green Witch Herbalist Certificate Course (one year distance apprenticeship with Susun Weed)
Member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), an association of Herbal Practitioners
NOFA-NH-New Hampshire Herbal Network Member (an official chapter of AHG)
Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH (NOFA) Member
Registered Healer (INHA, International Natural Healers Association - A Community of Holistic Practitioners)
Healing Touch Practitioner Certificate
Usui Reiki Grand Master Certificate/ Teacher (with advanced training to Grand Master level VIII)
Elemental Reiki Master Certificate/ Teacher
Fusion Reiki Master Certificate/ Teacher
Medicine Reiki Master Certificate/ Teacher
Ama Deus Shamanic Healer
Fairy Light Ray Key Master Certificate/ Teacher (Fairy Light Mage Certificate)
Ethereal Herbs 1 & 2 Certificate/ Teacher
Ethereal Flowers Certificate/ Teacher
Alchemy Reiki Certificate/ Teacher
Doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences Honorary Certificate (Universal Life Church)
Ordained Goddess Honorary Certificate (Official non-denominational Minister through the Universal Life Church)
Words To Live By
pieces by Max Ehrmann ( his actual poem here)
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Follow your dreams. Let life guide you and learn from the lessons you are given. Especially, do not feign affection or be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here, and whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Go into the world with love and light as you always get back what you give - for even with all it's sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.