Marcella Velazquez started studying holistic healing modalities about 15 years ago. She’s very insightful and curious and loves to learn and understand how the body, mind and spirit work together. She is a wife and mother of three. In fact, in December 2021, her daughter Syrena became the youngest Holomua Healing University alum that has taken Britt Yap’s Reiki 1 & 2 Certification Course. Marcella grew up in Hawai’i and married into the military lifestyle. Her healing journey began when she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome with insulin resistance, ADHD, severe anxiety and depression, and chronic fatigue. “My WHY is big! I got tired of all the BS medication. I was taking over five different medications that made me feel like a zombie and other traditional therapies that didn’t work. I always felt called to a more holistic and spiritual approach to life but because of my upbringing, those opportunities were off-limits and taboo,” said Marcella. She tried her best to get her PCOS under control because it was affecting her mental and physical health. She began searching for more answers. “It was a wake-up call for me that the life I was living, which looked perfect from the outside, was really a disaster. I didn’t want to live like that anymore and I didn’t want my children to be caught up in the illusion of it either.” Marcella felt her ancestors intervened around this time. She found Susan Gemini and booked an Angel Medicine and Reiki session with her and it was exactly what she needed on every level — like her soul finally got what it needed. She wanted to learn and be able to share this peace with others, and soon after she found Britt who really opened her eyes to spirituality and took it to a whole new level.