At the heart of the Heart Center is Liz Velazquez

Meet our founder, Liz Velazquez. She’s fast like a butterfly, grounded like a bear, joyful like an otter, graceful like a cheetah. A really sweet person and extremely talented Reiki healer. Here are a few details from Liz’s personal timeline.

Age of 13, Began studying Truth Principles as a member of Unity Church

1993, Graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Socio/Cultural Anthropology

1992, Awarded a National Science Foundation Grant to conduct research in Michoacan, Mexico, for a socio/economic study on the effects of migration to the United States by Mexican Nationals

1993-1998, Worked in Miami, FL on a management/supervisory capacity for a not-for-profit, helping underprivileged families with education, economic assistance, and employment

2003, Training and certification as a Unity Church Chaplain in the prayer ministry

2004, Became certified as a Usui Reiki Practicioner

2004, Began personal practice in Raja Yoga, a way of life with an emphasis on developing a soul conscious awareness through meditation, vegetarian diet, and purity of mind, body, and spirit

2007 to Present, Licensed as a Therapeutic Foster Parent for the State of NC

2008, Became certified as a Reiki Tummo Practicioner

2008, Initiated in Kriya Yoga at The Center for Spiritual Awareness, GA

2009 to Present, Founded Light On The Mountain, a not for profit for struggling children.

2009 to Present, Established The Heart Center, a Retreat for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

2013, Reiki Master Certification

2010-2013, Trained and worked in various not for profits, as well as, the State of NC, as a case worker

2013 – 2016, Completed 4 year program in Non-Dual Kabbalistic Healing, from the Society of Souls.  A healing modality using the ancient teachings of the Kabbalah and the tree of life

2016, Received advanced teacher training in Raja Yoga, San Jose, Costa Rica

If you stand near Liz, you are likely to hear her say something like, “The Heart Center vision is a state of consciousness where our minds, bodies, and spirits can soar to their greatest potential…the expression of our uniqueness and our true nature.”

Healing sessions with Liz  generally involve Reiki and a focused use of intuition. She uses the various modalities, combined with intuitive direction, to bring people to a more whole, happy version of themselves.

“Our minds expand through contemplation, meditation and relaxation,” she says. “Our bodies are our earthly temple, and we visualize them whole, healthy and balanced through our dedication to organically grown foods, a self sustainable environment, self-care, and rejuvenating activities, holistic healing approaches, and an intimate and caring connection to Mother Nature. As a result, our spirits are lifted to new heights and the realization of our true beauty, purity, wholeness, love, and kindness, reunites us with Spirit, God, the Father, and our very own Christ consciousness.”