About Aveen Banich: Transformational Mentor and Oracle I am called to this work to be of service. Each of us carries the imprint of divinity within. You have power and talents within you that are trying to awaken. What I have found on my own journey, and after mentoring many beautiful souls is this: we often block our own growth. We play small. We dim our light. We give away our power. And yet, you and I and so many on this planet at this particular moment in time are seeking our way beyond these limits. We have a deep knowing that we came here to shine and that it is time. By holding space and shining light, my work serves as a catalyst for you to awaken to your amazing potential. Once you are aligned to your wholeness, you will grow. You will start on the path to becoming the highest version of yourself. I have worked with hundreds of people in sessions and retreats to: shift longstanding limiting beliefs find peace with difficult relationships–even from one’s distant past find clarity and direction on career decisions and specific work projects melt resistance and move forward on creative projects build, develop and follow through on spiritual practices to enhance life increase self-compassion and self-care remember core desires and outline next right steps to achieving them move through grief and loss grow, shine, love and live more joyfully Your soul is communicating with you in every moment. It speaks in whispers that resonate deeply as truth. My work helps amplify your own knowing so that you may trust those whispers and root deeply into your own divinity and power. Aveen Banich: Journey to Spiritual Awakening Aveen Banich is a board certified ophthalmologist, writer, certified yoga teacher and Reiki master. She is also mother to four young children and a dynamic facilitator who offers workshops on yoga, meditation and self-empowerment. Her interest lies in blending contemporary spirituality and integrative healing practices into modern life. After more than a decade of pushing forward, balancing a high-powered medical career with the demands of motherhood, Aveen realized that though she had crossed many things off her list of goals, her life still felt as if something was missing. Though she had “arrived” by the world’s standards, she still felt lost. She craved something more, but didn’t know what it was. This is when life became truly interesting. Aveen began to see and hear beyond the reality she had previously known. Her mind and heart were stretched past what she had considered possible as startling visions and imagery overtook her time and time again. These mystical and transformative experiences were at first deeply unsettling—her background in science forced her to ask the toughest of questions: “Am I going crazy?” But rather, as she learned to view these experiences as transmissions of wisdom, teachings that would forever alter how she moved through her world and interacted with others, her life shifted into a daily experience of color, magic and wonder. Aveen is a life-long learner. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She then went on to receive her Medical Degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and completed her post-graduate work at University of Chicago and Loyola. For ten years she practiced ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical System and Mayo Clinic Health System. Her personal development background includes participation in various circles and trainings with leading authors/teachers including: Joan Borysenko PhD, Panache Desai, Judith Blackstone PhD and Gary Kraftsow. She has studied Reiki and became a Reiki master with her teacher Lisa Thelen in 2012. Aveen completed her 230-hour yoga teacher training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis and currently teaches in their teacher-training program. Aveen also participated in a three contemplative journey at the Christine Center entitled, “Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation.” Since 2014, Aveen has been studying with her Master teachers: Dr. Mitchell Gibson and Acharya Kathy Gibson. Through their guidance, Aveen has remembered and honed her skills as an Oracle, one who offers wise counsel. She is eternally grateful to Master and Acharya Gibson.