Teacher & Practitioner Bios
Having shown interest in the spiritual world as an adolescent, Charmaine’s intuition elevated. During her formative years she began to learn about different topics surrounding spirituality. It was during this time that she began to dream about opening a holistic center.
Before The Open Mind Center was born in 2008, Charmaine raised a family and worked in the corporate world for many years. She has continued to study over the years. She is a Usui & Karuna Ki Reiki Master, Pranic Healer, Soul & Business Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor and teacher. Charmaine also has a diploma in Metaphysical Theology and Ordination. It is Charmaine’s goal to continue to promote wellness, mindfulness and awakening through The Open Mind Center.
Kristin is a naturally gifted intuitive who has committed her life to being a healer of the heart, mind, body and soul. Her passion is to touch the heart of those she encounters and to teach them how to consciously create their life through the understanding that every thought, word or action shifts the energy in their field and creates their destiny.
Kristin’s field of study includes training and certification in various concentrations such as psychic development, Intuitive readings, psychometry, picture readings, past life readings, psychic investigation, house clearings and blessings, soul rescue work, chakra balancing, body scans, psi scans, color therapy, inner light therapy and spiritual counseling.
Additionally, in 2011 she became a Reiki Master trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho line of Reiki. With this vast knowledge in all areas of metaphysics, Kristin is able to heal on all levels of the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies.
Available by appointment Mondays & Thursdays from 12:30-6:30pm
Crissy Hester’s immense training in a wide range of healing modalities, along with her warm sense of humor, extensive life experience, and sincere passion to serve and empower others creates a truly one-of-a-kind healing experience. She offers a powerful yet gentle approach to spiritual awakening, healing, and manifesting by drawing on her intuition and vast understanding of ancient mystical traditions, holistic health, energy work, and universal laws.She’s an ordained minister, and has practiced for over a decade as a mindfulness meditation instructor, life coach, metaphysical teacher, and energy healer. Crissy is a Traditional Usui Reiki Master, with a variety of other certifications, including life coaching and sound healing. She delights in making the connections between science and spirituality, and incorporates this in her practice. As a lifelong student, she is always involved in new courses, retreats, and experiences to strengthen her practice and enhance her wisdoms.A powerful intuitive, Crissy meditates regularly and is especially in-tune with energies. She is gifted in guiding clients to stay grounded and focused. She has a deep understanding when it comes to identifying and releasing energetic blockages in the body, chakras and aura, allowing for balance and healing in all aspects of her clients’ life.With years of practice in hypnosis, Crissy has safely and gently guided many clients to gain deep insights through past life regression. Each session is unique and tailored for the individual. She begins by guiding the them into deep relaxation, after that she may lead them first to a childhood memory, then back to in utero and through their birth. Next, she takes them on to explore the many aspects of a past life. Including traveling to the most important events in that life and understanding how that physical life ended and possibly to the afterlife or the “between” lives, perhaps even a meeting with your higher self or guardian angel.Crissy’s been called a gift to empaths, assisting her clients to clear energy, cut cords, and set up protection to strengthen their auras so they are less affected by the energy of others in day to day life. In sessions, she may call upon archangels and spirit guides to bring guidance and assistance. Crissy has also successfully guided many clients in forming a relationship with their own guides through the classes she offers at the center.Crissy has served as a practitioner at The Open Mind Center since 2015 and in the Atlanta area since 2012. She also brings over 10 years of prior experience from her roles in coaching and supervising teams and developing and facilitating training programs in the corporate world.
Available by appointment Thursdays 11:30-5:00, Fridays 11:30-3:30 & 2nd Saturdays 12:00-6:00pm
Kathy is a student of the light, and her journey has allowed her to bring messages to help guide others on a more insightful and peaceful path for the person’s highest good. Kathy connects directly to the client’s energy, and channels from Source to bring forward messages from the client’s loved ones, guides, angels, highest self, and any other energies coming through to relay messages. Kathy is well-versed in the divination tools of Tarot, Oracle cards, pendulum, and dowsing rods. Chakra testing, chakra balancing, and cord cutting can help energy flow most appropriately for a person; these are offered (as well as timeline options, and remote viewing) to give a better picture of the soul’s purpose. Having spent a decade in healthcare, Kathy is knowledgeable in medical terminology and anatomy, helpful in the gift of medical intuition. She is a practitioner of energy healing and sound healing and is a certified Spiritual Leadership Facilitator. She feels fortunate to be able to help so many people and to serve humanity while living her dharma.
Available by appointment Fridays 1:00-7:30pm, Saturdays 1:00-7:30pm, Sundays 12:30-6:00pm
Vanessa is a vibrant and joyous Spiritual Counselor and Practitioner who brings creativity, warmth, and humor to her sessions. She empowers clients to stay grounded and focused during the adventure of their healings and spiritual awakenings. Her passion for life stems from the hope that everyone awakens to the harmony, wisdom, and love that is patiently awaiting them on the other side of self-reflective healing. After the transformation clients experience new depths of joy, freedom, and enlightenment. Vanessa has a vast spiritual team she channels spanning from Angels, Masters, Spiritual Doctors, and any high being of light that best serves the client. She is committed to educating and inspiring spiritual growth in hopes that everyone she works with reaches the highest level of light available to them.
Vanessa comes from a long line of healers based out of Hawaii. She spent her childhood in sunny California seeing figures and hearing voices that others didn’t notice. When she was 14 her father began to share stories about his intuitive gifts, providing an explanation for the secret life she led, but could not explain. Over the next decade Vanessa was mentored by experienced healers and decided to attend Delphi University, where she continues to work towards her Doctorate in Rohun Therapy. Her mission is to educate, empower, and inspire spiritual growth.
Available by appointment Sundays 12:30-6:00pm, Tuesdays 1:00-5:00pm, Wednesdays 1:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 12:00-6:00pm