Pamela Balanag, born in St. Louis, Mo, has been a Santa Fe resident and massage therapist for the past 25 years. After her studies at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, she has worked locally at Ojo Caliente, The Life Healing Center and 10,000 Waves..
Pamela received Reiki training and transmissions (Usui Shiki Ryoho) as a level III practitioner from White Crane Healing Arts in 1997, where she was also a long time student of the internal martial arts (Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Kyudo), as well as an assistant teacher of Tai Chi. About 10 years ago Pamela studied at the Healing the Light Body School of the Four Winds Society which began her initiation into the Shamanic Realms. Within their "system" she became a "Full Mesa Carrier". Since then she has had the honor and pleasure of working with various well-known and unknown indigenous healers, and others trained primarily in Andean and Amazonian traditions. She does not refer to herself as a Shamanic Practitioner, despite the fact that as a medicine carrier of the "Pachacuti Mesa Tradition" Pamela does utilize many tools, techniques and ceremony as seems appropriate to the situation.
When not at work, Pamela enjoys being in nature, walking, gardening, camping and travel. She also loves the sanctuary of home, good movies, food, books, music, pets & people, yoga, movement arts and the fine arts.