Carissa began teaching ballet and other forms of dance 19 years ago and still teaches full time. Due to a chronic lower back injury that started in 2005, she began to study various healing arts. Seven years later, her back was healed but she continues to advance in the healing arts. She was certified in Reiki in 2007, recently as a Crystal Reiki Master and also in Qigong with Corinne Chaves. Her Qigong teaching focuses on well-being, strength, flexibility & vitality using forms such as Primordial, Dao Yin and Hard Qi Gong. She has also extensively studied Vinyasa and Yin yoga. She lives to serve with the goal of always spreading light, love, and grace.