In 2001, I began practicing yoga and meditation, leading me to a healthier lifestyle and a more vibrant approach to life in general.
As family, friends, and strangers began asking my advice and seeking my help, I found my true calling: teaching people how to release emotional and physical obstacles in their lives and encourage a greater Mind, Body, Spirit balance in order to heal and live a healthier life.
After working a few years with the State of Florida as a Police officer in Miami, I left my position and began my journey through both India and Asia for a period of deep learning, exploration, and teaching. I returned home nearly three years later with two separate 200-hour YTTC (yoga teacher training certifications) in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga and training in Yoga Nidra guided meditations. I also received certifications for Levels 1, 2, and Master Level Reiki practice, have trained in mediumship and psychic work, hold a Rabbinical Certificate from my time spent studying in Israel and studied the art of sound healing for two years with my teacher Debra Kelly.
These healing modalities, which are practical and useful in everyday life, combine energy work, Chakra balancing, and intuitive touch – techniques that help release emotional and physical pain to remove blockages in mind and body. Much of the work I do is transformative and intuitive-based; some techniques are centuries old while others are modern day practices.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy practicing yoga, group meditation, nutritious cooking, and hiking, as well as mentoring teens to encourage a healthier, mindful lifestyle.
"After many years of self care and therapy but still feeling stuck, I came across Shalom. A combination of his energy work, sound baths, and restorative yoga classes helped me achieve a deeper level of stillness and peace that was transformative for my physical and emotional health. His compassion, intuition, and presence is truly a gift to this world." -
Laura | Teacher | Portland, OR
"I started Shalom's sound baths right after the death of a close friend, and the vibrant energy of the whole experience with the calmness of laying down through it were a combo I didn't realize I needed. It gave me the headspace to heal. I've meditated for years but this experience matched with Shalom's comforting and inviting guidance at the start are invaluable and I am so grateful for that space he creates.
Nic | Writer | Portland, OR
"Shalom is an extremely rare individual and a true healer. I've received several Reiki sessions from Shalom, both remote and in-person, and each time, have been absolutely blown away by the accuracy of insight and level of healing that took place. Shalom's gifts can be likened to that of a medical intuitive and a shaman. He is able to access levels beyond this world for important personal knowledge. I am so grateful for all my time and healing sessions with Shalom. Not only is he an incredible individual, but also one of the most talented healers I have ever come across. If you are lucky enough to live close by, go see this man, it will change your life."
Aleeiah | Student
"I have been working with Shalom for close to a year. I had a very traumatic spiritual experience while in Honduras. Shalom worked with me in monthly energy sessions to help me deal with the trauma. I feel much more at peace, centered and happy. I was also fortunate enough to have taken Reiki Level I and II classes from Shalom. He has been a great teacher and I value his insight and peaceful manner."
Michelle | Office Manager | Gaston, OR
"Shalom has made me more aware of my body and how to benefit it by yoga. His calm mindful manner is inspiration itself. He has helped me have tears of joy while following his instruction. His soul is big. His heart is big."
Michael | Retired | Portland, OR
"From a simple meditation study, to Yin Yoga or just a simple hello, Shalom is 100% genuine, way knowledgeable and down to earth. He works hard yet effortlessly and in many ways to bring health, help and enlightenment."
Rob | Portland, OR