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Deana Paqua Joins WestConn as Adjunct Faculty Member

Deana Paqua, a Reiki master, shamanic healer and licensed massage therapist in Ridgefield and New Milford, will be teaching a credit course, Mind-Body Interventions for Healing, for Western Connecticut University (WestConn) students starting in September. Paqua will teach students about the mind, body, spirit connection to health along with modalities such as meditation, massage and manual therapies, various forms of bodywork, energy healing and movement therapies. The course will include lecture, experiential learning, and guest practitioners and speakers.

Paqua has a private healing practice in Ridgefield, where she has worked for over 12 years, and more recently in New Milford. She incorporates Reiki, various forms of shamanic healing, including Andean energy medicine, to support clients in recovering from trauma, illness, difficult transitions such as loss of a loved one or pet, divorce and career changes. Many of her clients are in the health care field themselves. One of her main goals is to teach clients how to heal and empower themselves. She leads workshops and events around the area in shamanic Reiki, healing with angels, healing with power animals, and women’s drumming and healing circles. She has also been a visiting faculty member at The Graduate Institute and WestConn over the years. Paqua has a masters degree from The Graduate Institute in Experiential Health and Healing, and various certifications and trainings in Reiki, energy medicine and shamanic healing.

For more information, contact Deana Paqua, through Embody the Sacred, at or call 203-994-5045. See Community Resource Guide listing, page 85.


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