Maria Lanier a.k.a ,SistaShamon attended Barat College obtaining a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Theater and Dance. She then pursued dance with several Chicago-based dance companies including, Julie Salk Dancers, Akasha Inc. and Zephyr Dance Ensemble ( She was a founding member.) Returning to her childhood dance studio, Mayfair Academy of Fine Arts, she enjoyed a 30 year career and served as a dancer, choreographer, instructor, production manager, Assistant Director and Artistic Director under the direction of Ms. Peggy Sutton, Director.
Maria has continued to pursue her love of the Spiritual Healing Arts by studying the Art of Metaphysics at the Johnny Coleman Institute, Christ Universal Temple, Chicago. She has studied with Shamanic Astrologer Kelly Beard and joined the Venus Circle, where she fined tuned her skills in astrology and its impact of on one’s body’s and soul’s vibrations. This enables one to navigate and co-create their present and future lives.
SistaShamon has worked to awaken, accept and manifest her ability to, share and teach her Spiritual gifts, by studying at various workshops including: “Light Healing, and Ancestral guidance”, Activation in Sacred Ancestral Wisdom Shaman Lone Wolf, Sedona, Az, Soul Awakening Activation/ Spiritual retreat with Light Worker Shanta Gabrieo, Mt. Shasta, CA,Light Healing Activation, Mt. Shasta, CA, Light Worker Shanta Gabrielle, Indian Smoke Lodge Initiation and Ancestral Activation, Mt. Shasta CA, Shaman Frank, Inner Child Soul Retrieval, Mt. Shasta, Light Worker Marion Arrends, Pixie Lighthorse, Mother Wound self guided study.
Her personal practices and trainings at various yoga centers in the city of Chicago, Reiki meditation Reiki Master Lisa Espinosa, Chicago, Reiki Level 1,2 and 3 Reiki Master certifications Reiki Master Lisa Espinosa, Chicago, Spiritual career, Inner Souls growth and women’s circle Reiki Master Lisa Espinoza, Chicago, Reiki Master and Community Healers session, Full Moon ceremonies and Community Reiki events Soder World, Willow Springs-IL.
“ I have had the privilege of sharing my Healing Gifts of Reiki Light, Compassion, Enlightenment and Encouragement with many. I look forward to the opportunity to share my special Healing Light with you. “
Love, Light & Much Laughter!,