Francesca Valarezo is the founder and creator of SHAMANEK. She is a New York City based yoga, breathwork and meditation teacher and a master Shamanic Reiki guide. Originally from Ecuador, Francesca battled severe depression and panic attacks during her formidable years. Her desire to heal led her to train in yoga therapeutics, meditation, Reiki and Shamanism. Francesca specializes in a holistic approach, incorporating her life experience and her in-depth training across all principles to create an environment for community, harmony and wellbeing. She is also the co-founder of Pianta, a thoughtfully and BK made plant-based cheese meant to improve gut health and sustainability on our planet.
I can’t recommend this course enough! I loved learning about new ways of dealing with trauma, anxiety, or even daily stressors. I have taken away so many tools that I learned in this course that I continue to use on a daily basis. Francesca is a knowledge guide in these modalities and created a comfortable environment for everyone to feel open to share and practice. If you are going through a tough time, on a healing journey or just curious of learning about new ways of healing yourself then this course is for you
Francesca, opened a space where I could learn to trust her direction, to trust myself, and my own direction, where I could start to see the many things that live inside of me - and of each of us. Simply, an incredibly humbling and kind entry into self exploration.
Thank you thank you thank you for Shamanek, it is such a beautiful, powerful course, and I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from you. Your grounding meditation, centering yourself between the core of the earth and the celestial bodies above, is still one I return to every day.
Francesca infuses her own energy, heart, and experiences fully into her courses. It is so apparent how much she cares for her students. She truly supports her students and is not just a guide, but a friend and inspiration in each interaction. Shamanek was like a 101 to all things witchy. This would be perfect for those looking to go deeper into healing, but also for those who don't know much, but are interested in learning more about self-healing, energy healing, and shamanism.
I just want to thank you for a beautiful evening and magical month. I feel so much closer to my spiritual self and universe and I’m so excited to keep going. Aligned!
Francesca puts her heart and soul into these classes. Her pdf deck presentations are gorgeous (and I make these for a living) and very thorough. Filled with beautiful imagery, easy to digest quotes and links to sources and videos to support. The guided meditations were my favorite. Creating altars and giving myself permission to close my eyes and be guided and use my imagination. I always shut it down and this was a place I could let it be free. I even met my spirit guide and animals! Worth every penny! I’m definitely taking the next series when offered. I miss the weekly group check ins.