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My name is Karen and I am the creator of the happy co Xx.

I am a reiki practitioner, holistic counsellor, teacher,

lover of meditation and yoga, proud pug mum and traveller at heart


After a heart-opening trip through South East Asia, India and Nepal, living out of a backpack for the best part of 9 months, I knew that there had been a ‘shift’ in my purpose and in effect, that my return home would mean a lot of change.

Farewelling (with love) a 14-year career in education, I began to follow my intuition. I had always been a bit of a ‘hippy’ at heart, but I felt a greater ‘pull’ to healing and alternative techniques. Not only in an effort to heal myself from a range of health issues  including chronic stress, anxiety and adrenal fatigue, but because I had a sense that this would be a bigger part of my life moving forward.

Completing my Reiki training in India, in the serene hills of Dharamsala, was the catalyst to continue exploring and learning more and more about what truly does light me up – the world of holistic health. Further study of modalities such as Reiki, Holistic Counselling, Teaching Meditation and Chair Yoga, has helped me to turn something I love into something I live - and something I wish to share.

Each day I am inspired to work with beautiful women (and more and more men!) who also have the desire to find that inner balance and reclaim a life of vibrant health on all levels. I feel grateful to be able to do that through my Reiki practices in Newcastle and Bondi, and by holding space through Goddess Groups, Meditation classes and Self Care Workshops.

the happy co. Xx is simply named – because don't we all just want to be happy? 

To me, taking time out for self-care, to nourish your body, mind and spirit is the best way to increase your vibration and live a life full of joy and abundance.