Nancy Merrifield

Nancy is from the mid-west, and raised two daughters in Southern Michigan. She relocated to Washington in 1990, due to a job transfer, bringing her youngest daughter with her. She has four, “perfect”, grandchildren.

Nancy’s background is in nursing, exercise science, cardiac rehabilitation and teaching lifestyle change. Currently she is an Ananda Meditation Teacher, Spiritual Counselor, and owns Life Solutions Healing Arts Center where she teaches all levels of Usui/Holy Fire II, Karuna Reiki and offers Reiki sessions with sounds healing and other like-minded classes and shares.  Nancy was an integral part of establishing the International Center for Reiki Research and the Reiki in Hospitals Program through the International Center for Reiki Training.

Nancy has always embraced Holistic Wellness and the body, mind, spirit connection. She has had a personal practice of meditation for most of her adult life . . . . In February of 2013, she noticed the blue roof of the Ananda Temple in Bothell. She went inside to inquire about their meditation classes. She has always had a deep interest in learning new ways of spiritual upliftment. She joined the meditation class, which started that evening, and she has really never stopped taking Ananda classes. Now she is teaching..  Nancy completed the Raja/Hatha program, Kriya classes, Meditation Teacher Training and Spiritual Counseling Training. 

Nancy shares, “Ananda has brought great clarity to my understanding Spiritual truths, the silver threads that run through all beliefs, the Joy of “standing calm in life’s storms”, the peace of  knowing “center everywhere” and how the acts of trusting and allowing the natural unfoldment of One’s Divine Plan brings Calmness, Peace, Joy, Love, Light, and Wisdom. A favorite quote of mine, from the book God Alone, by Sister Gyanamata, is “Change no circumstances of my life, change me”.  My training at Ananda has enabled me to better serve others, intuitively, as a Spiritual Counselor, Meditation Teacher, and a Usui/Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher.”

Nancy enjoys serving those seeking their next step, no matter what that might be; she is committed to raising her own consciousness with the understanding that her efforts affect the “All”.  She sees the act of developing a regular meditation practice as a commitment toward reaching one’s Highest Potential.