"A genuine healer is one who reveals to you yourself, and your own responsibility and capacity to heal oneself. On my spiritual path, I have been extremely discerning as to which healers to work with and it was clearly communicated to me, through recognition and integrity, that Liana was a trusted channel of Source. Whether within group sessions or in our one and one work, Liana has created safe spaces where we have been able to commune with Spirit and my ancestors to reconnect to the Earth and my body. In the two months that we have been working together, I have witnessed radical rearrangements of my internal world that has left me feeling more loving and accepting to myself, and with a new vigor of trust and faith in Spirit and my ancestors that has reconnected me to the whole ecosystem of life. She brought me back to me! For the first time in a minute I can tell the difference between my own feelings and others lol. The compassion and energy that flows through Liana allows you to be vulnerable and feel seen and be empowered in your divinity, while also providing that gentle but stern support to come face to face with the fears and blockages that we've created. I have seen drastic changes in the way that I cope with mental and emotional challenges and feel a overall sense of ease moving through life with this restored connection with my ancestors. She's provided specific tools and strategies to continue the work and most importantly, empowers and anchors You in Love and Truth! There's nothing to fear. Gratitude to Liana for her essence and presence and service to us all. " - Yohana Zecarias
"With Liana's gentle guidance, I delved into my pain, communed with the ancestors and danced it out. In my session, I could literally feel energy moving around my body, at one point my foot refused to let go of energy that had been building up in it. Overall, it felt as though I was wading through what must've been a lifetime's worth of pain collecting in my body only to emerge on the other end, lighter. freer. untethered. For anyone who has chosen to look at their lives and is earnestly seeking to transform it, the question is always: "Where do I start?" The process begins when you realize the choice to heal begins with a single gesture. A Reiki session with Liana is just that kind of gesture, one that gives you license to begin the journey home to yourself with a little less baggage and a little more strength. " - Stephanie George
"Meeting with Liana was the best thing I've done in a really long time. Her energy and vibe are amazing and I felt like I was with an old friend. I laughed and cried and felt sensations that are still reverberating through me today. I approached this experience with an open mind and an open heart and Liana is the perfect guide to go to for a transformative and freeing experience. I felt things and went places and my mind was just completely blown - I am still in awe and excited to go deeper and see and feel more. I am still feeling the impact of our session and I am so grateful for this higher level of awareness, embracing my joy and feeling strength that comes from deep within. My time spent with Liana was so organic and dope, there was such a natural ease to our vibing and I am so excited to continue on my journey with Liana as a guide. " - Jackie Estevez
"I have worked with Liana for 5 months now in various settings: in-person Reiki, distant online Reiki, and public group events. Liana, simply put, is a gifted facilitator of deeply rooted and grounded healing, creating a powerful yet gentle force and space to unpack in safely. Liana supports me through the entire process, creating an extremely comfortable and nourishing experience. Having previously worked with many guides, I can say that Liana offers a truly unique and transformational experience. After each session, I am better able to connect with the parts of myself that need tending to. Liana also makes great recommendations that show care and interest in my healing beyond the space and time of our session. I am deeply appreciative of her and hope to continue this work." - Ivelisse Santiago
"I went into this work not knowing what to expect but knowing that there were lots of things inside of me that I wanted to process, release, rearrange, and transform. After our first session I felt an energy shift within. I continued allowing this new energy to spread throughout my body.
Little by little I was able to really listen to my body's needs and create words from that and voice them. Little by little I found myself working on my body in the ways that Liana worked with me. We talked a lot about how I could practice the same techniques she showed me on myself in my everyday life. I took these lessons with me and really sat with them and implemented them. I had a life changing moment after our fourth session together. So much light energy within me that I had to cleanse my being and my physical space of any energy that wasn't serving the new lightness within. It was in this process that so many realizations occurred. In walking with these new realizations of self, Liana and I found a new closeness in her work with me. I found that I was able to speak up on exactly what I needed. I found myself really being able to set clear intentions around what I wanted to get out of our work together. Really sitting with the work I want to do, making a clear, consistent, and sustainable practice for myself. I also changed the language around myself. I can say that with the assistance in energy shifting and release, I am comfortable with 'I' language.
Liana continuously shows so much compassion and grace with my being that I can't help but show that to myself. Liana is truly a guide, a light worker, a shape shifter. I went into this work not being able to feel my entire body from thighs down. A lot of shadows were held in that space. A lot of accumulated energy. I can feel my entire body now. I know what it means to breathe from the soles of my feet to the crown of my head. And when I am breathing I can feel every part of me opening up. I went into this work with a hesitance in my voice and vision for myself. A question of whether I could trust myself. I no longer question that. I go with it. With each new day I speak my truths and trust myself first. My relationship with my being is truly one of unconditional love and trust and Liana helped me find that and rework that for my highest good. I am forever grateful and forever in a space of love and bliss when I look at our work together. I'm glad that I chose her and that she chose me as well. " -Rahel Neirene
"Liana is awesome! She is an open loving vessel for spirit. Her work is transformative. She creates a safe & non judgmental space to really get out all the emotions and thought patterns that are no longer serving you so that Love can flow in. After I had my session with her I felt more grounded in my body and connected to Source." - Maritza M.
"The energy in your healing room felt great. I felt that the environment and your presence created a safe and freeing space for me to let go and trust (I'm a virgo this doesn't usually happen so easily). Once we went over my intentions for the session it was reassuring to have you understand my objective and clearly pinpoint areas that I needed to work on in order to heal the barriers and fears I was experiencing. The session itself was very powerful, I was able to release a lot in the beginning and then was able to tune into the work you were doing while feeling peaceful and receptive.
As I mentioned to you before this was my first one on one reiki session and so I wasn't sure what I should expect. Needless to say though I believe in these spiritual modalities, I was still astonished when I felt a shift right away. For a long time, I've made camouflaging a practice so that I can guard myself-- and now that I am being pushed to live out loud it has been the most challenging undertaking to allow my self to be visible. So much so that I constantly have this knot in my stomach and experience a lot of self sabotaging events stemming from my inner resistance to being seen and heard. I have been working very hard for the past 4 years at healing a lot of the root causes of my struggle to being ok with being visible and I've made a lot of improvement. But the biological and emotional triggers I experience when using my voice or when being visible are still debilitating sometimes and it makes me feel like I am not making any progress.
Immediately after the session I knew I felt different, I felt high and a lot freer! That evening I had plans to go to my friend's art show. While getting ready I noticed a change in my process. I did not feel the knot in my stomach as I was picking my outfit to leave. I also wore a necklace that I'd brought at the beginning of the Summer, but neglected to wear it because I felt it was too noticeable. For the rest of the weekend I noticed a similar change in how I showed up in social spaces. Furthermore thoughts about my goals haven't triggered the knot in my stomach which usually initiates the crippling anxiety. And I don't have words to describe how in awe I am because of this change. It may seem so small, but it has kept me from making moves to create the outward transformation I crave in my life. I've done so much inner work and am beyond ready to give to the world. I am going to capitalize on this significant shift and strategize to make bold moves in the coming months. I am immensely grateful for your work; for the heart, the intention and the care you put in to it, which made my experience so beautiful and powerful." - Marie Antoine
Online Session: "I had first heard of Liana Naima through Black Girl In Om's online publication maybe a year ago. I've followed her on Instagram and was captivated by her voice as a writer, her big, beautiful smile and her brown shaved head (like me). I live in MD and always knew any trip to NY would involve an appointment with her. Fast forward a year later still no trip to NY. And yet I reached a point in my 24 year old life where I was intensely seeking healing spirits and guides to help me on my journey. One fateful evening (I don't remember what was happening in the stars at that time) I read an interview by Liana and a series of her writings led me to her website to see how I could work with her through the distance. There was a distance video call session and I booked it! Online reiki? What? I didn't even know what reiki was at the time but I knew I had to work with her. Others were skeptical when I told them the healing would take place online. For me there was no doubt. I trusted and still trust BGIO. I trusted and still trust Liana's legacy. I had my session with her: walking through my intentions and blockages, explaining the chakra system, sound healing, breathwork, movement, and reiki. At the end of it all I told her and everyone else this: either I went somewhere energetically that I've never been before or she was able to lift so much off of my spirit that I could instantly feel a tangible difference within my body, spirit, mind and heart. It was a beautiful experience bringing me clarity, serenity, tears, and joy. I will return." - Erica Waddy
"Liana was an incredibly welcoming source of comfort and reassurance. I knew I was in good hands from the moment she confirmed my appointment. This was my first ever reiki session and I felt safe just going with the flow and trusting her guidance. I traveled quite a bit during the session and also felt some revelations come up to the surface of my awareness. I'm now feeling this general sense of lightness and clarity. I'm feeling more in tune with my personal power. I also took away some deeply resonant insights from the reading Liana offered at the end of the session. She even checked up on me and gave me more resources days after we met. I'm filled with gratitude!" - Ezra Morris
"Working with Liana was one of the most blissful and rejuvenating experiences of my life. Her use of meditation, voice alchemy and Reiki helped me unblock and direct the energy laying dormant inside of me. I saw, for the first time, my natural ability to heal myself and keep me centered during the day. I would highly recommend Liana for anyone looking to unlock the potential already inside of them." - Nick S.
"Working with Liana has been nothing short of a transformative experience for me, one that is as spiritually profound as it is gentle. However new you may be to this type of work, Liana is the perfect guide, for she can open your awareness to an energetic sensitivity you didn't realize existed within you. It's like MSG for the soul, but organic...guiltless bliss! The truly healing moments of my life have manifested when my longing suspicions of life's deep and hidden magic come face to face with first hand, vibrant encounters of them. Liana has held my hand and guided me through those revelations, with a sense of grace, kindness, and control. I'm so happy to have crossed paths with her. So is my heart!" - Matthew Rudnicki
"Liana is truly a beautiful spirit. I found Liana at a time in my life where my physical health has been declining and my mental and emotional health has been suffering. From the moment I saw her and felt her light beaming through her eyes, I knew I was safe and in good hands. We had a powerful, intense healing session. Through chanting and breathwork, I could feel the buried traumas in my womb break apart and rise up and out. Afterwards, I felt so light and felt my body vibrating. I am blessed to be connected to Liana and look forward to more healing sessions with her." - Tasha Stackhouse
"I found Liana through the most wonderful synchronicity, and my time with her has continued to be synchronous, affirming, grounding, liberating and transformative. Her guidance and support go beyond our in-person sessions, with check-ins, reading materials, exercises and daily practices - tools that allow me to expand the work as a partner in my own healing and not just a client. Our sessions are an invaluable contribution to my well-being and spiritual growth and I am filled with gratitude to have come into this work with her." - Eden Spatz
"My session with Liana was pure ancestral magic. Upon entering her space all my reservations about receiving energy work melted away. The way spirit moved through her really helped me to be vulnerable and surrender to the healing that needed to take place. She has a very childlike spirit and honestly it was what made me most comfortable in our session. As heavy as energy work can be, I actually had some fun lol." - Tiana Anderson
"I hired Liana to lead me and a group of fifteen friends in a breath work ceremony for my birthday. This was hands-down the best birthday experience I have ever had. We spent time leading up to the ceremony discussing how I wanted this to look and feel; Liana came back with an itinerary that was beautifully designed with exercises that flowed seamlessly together gradually building the intimacy throughout the evening. The majority of my guests did not know one another and had never participated in anything like this before. By the end of the evening, any nervous or doubtful energy in the room had transformed into a giddy, gooey, warm sigh of relief. Seeing my loved ones go from complete strangers to a group who went on a beautiful journey together witnessing each other in their true form was such a gift.
Liana’s energy has the power of a tsunami, but the feeling of being lovingly carried by the current back to shore. She is gentle, but giant. Her capacity to hold space for people is incredibly deep, as is her wisdom. My favorite thing about her is the pure joy that comes at the end of a session with her, much like the sun rising at dawn and breaking through the dark night sky, it is certain." - Laurel Flynn
"Liana, I am extremely grateful for the work you have done in me. Thank you for being a vehicle for the universe. I had so much energy running through me when I arrived, but your energy and the atmosphere you created instantly put me at ease. Several days later I still feel light as air. You confirmed that things I've always felt and thought were accurate, and that it is ok to reject the messages I've been receiving and taught by family and friends. You gave me peace in having confidence in knowing and wanting to be treated better, and that it's ok to need help sometimes. Thank you for your work. Thank you for your smile. Thank you for your spirit. I can't wait to come back!" - Danielle Dumas-Reid
"Liana offers a unique and deeply healing experience. Each time I work with her the treatment is tailored to where I am at in the moment. Her intuition guides her, and she is equipped with multiple healing tools, including (but not limited to!) - her insight and intelligence, her voice and drum, her healing hands, and her connection with spirit. Liana has a beautiful energy and spirit that makes you feel calm and safe. In one session, I will likely laugh and cry, be both sedately relaxed and visit deep, dark shadowy places, and in the end, no matter what, I leave feeling energized, relaxed and uplifted." - Alexandra PW
"Fate brought me to Liana, and for that I am very grateful. From our very first session, Liana was graceful and a wonderful listener - explaining her process and vibing with me. She provides a lovely, calm environment that seems like an oasis in the chaos that is NYC. I came to her to work through heavy and stubborn blockages that I had know idea how to plow though on my own, after years of already putting forth a ton of effort. It's hard to describe what a session is like and all I can say is to truly let go in order to allow both healing and your ancestors speak to you and through you. Leave the fear behind and trust Liana, but most of all yourself. I appreciate her place in my life and am deeply grateful." - Moeima Dukuly
"My experience with Liana was exceptional. She made me feel comfortable at all times and I trusted the process. I hadn't ever done reiki or energy work before and her patience with me throughout the process was appreciated: she taught me the meanings of her different processes and gave me a brief history regarding everything I needed to know. The experience itself was positively intense and something I clearly needed. Moreover, I left feeling hopeful, moved, peaceful and joyous. I would definitely work with her again and have already recommended her to my friends!" - Ruth Jean-Marie
"My mind was completely blown away. The sensation in my hands (still reeling over that ) stayed with me the rest of the night and is still being felt today. This morning, I woke up with a different type of feeling in my body and I realized it was space. There's actual room in my body and I thank you for the gift. I am over abundant with happy energy. I don't know what to do with it or where to put it. It's a little scary. Sweet, but scary. I grew up in chaos and not feeling safe. So, joy makes me nervous." - Michele Avery