Testimonials for CYNTHIA NADO
“Cynthia Nado has been my teacher, trusted guide, and friend for many years. I want to share why I believe her work is special. Those of us who aspire to be guides and healers have consistently found wisdom for our work in her presence, and here is why: she is a gifted listener.
“I want to share my experience with my shamanic teacher Cynthia Nado. About three years ago, I was getting subtle and some not-so-subtle messages to return to shamanic classes. I started my first year about 13 years ago with my then-teacher Cecile Carson. I did not complete my first year because of my self-doubts and because my personal life was happening for me. Slowly, I began to feel urges to return that increased over time. At one point, I could no longer ignore my desires. I did some research and found out that Cecile moved out of state. I was devastated but was determined not to give up. I learned that Cynthia Nado was a student of Cecile's who completed her studies and had a Shamanic practice. Before I knew it, I drove to Honeoye to meet with her. As I stepped out onto her land, it felt like coming home. The land there is something that beckons you, yet it isn't easy to describe. The beauty of the trees, birds, flowers, and air felt welcoming. I arrived covered in poison ivy from gardening, and Cynthia chuckled in amusement at my predicament. Have you ever met someone for the first time and known they belonged in your life? That is how I felt when I met Cynthia. She has a lovely sense of humor and intuitively listens to her students. I completed the first two years of my Shamanic studies and am looking forward to my third year. If you explore her four-year program or schedule a healing session with her, I promise your life will change in the most wonderful way imaginable!”
“I recently completed my shamanic first year training with Cynthia Nado, and I am looking forward to second year training already!
"All of the elements of this training experience were thought out with love. I could feel that at love at each step. Cynthia Nado has an established relationship with the land on which she teaches and as her student I began to see that I too could connect to the land in this way. The lessons are designed to gently immerse you into a new level of truth. Cynthia is a skilled teacher who guides you deeper in such a way that you are prepared for the next step when it arrives.
"I met Cynthia Nado on Nov 10, 2016, after the presidential election. We met for the first time as two women, working in the same building, sharing our sadness and fear. That meeting began my journey into the study of Shamanism.
"I have experienced many Shamanic classes and workshops with Cynthia (and Cecile Carson), including How to Journey, Drum Circle, Introduction to Shamanism, Shamanic First Year. My Shamanic trainings with Cynthia have been consistent. Sacred space is prepared. She shares her knowledge on the highly respected and ancient practices of Shamanism. She provides a safe place for moving into and about non-ordinary reality and for returning to ordinary reality. Healing, guidance, and growth are experienced.
"Classes and workshops I have attended were held in a variety of settings: a boutique, a place of worship, Brighton Pathways to Health, and her home. Upon entering, Cynthia’s peace and balance and her respect for all is felt. Her relationships with the spirit world, ordinary reality, and nature are balanced; Sacred Space is evident. Each time I meet with Cynthia and a group of fellow students of Shamanism, I feel a peaceful readiness to learn more about the Shamanic way of life. I feel the safety needed to be the ‘hollow bone.’ I sense that Cynthia created sacred space before our arrival.
"Also, Cynthia and Karin Cole performed an AMAZING house clearing and blessing for my younger son and I that changed the energy in our home for the better.
"I encourage anyone inclined to learn more about the practice of Shamanism to participate in any of Cynthia’s classes and workshops."
—Beth A., Shamanic Student
Shamanic healing clients
“Cynthia Nado’s shamanic healing work was invaluable in assisting my therapy client to clear a long standing, feeling of horror associated with traumatic imagery from his past military service. It was clear that the imagery felt very frightening and physically constricting for him. It appeared frequently in his daily life and often came up during therapy work. After a single healing session with Cynthia, he no longer experienced the closed feeling in his chest associated with it nor did he have any more episodes of the once persistent imagery. I believe her intervention could be very helpful to anyone struggling with trauma.”
—Merry C., LMHC
"A few month ago I asked Cynthia, do look for a longterm problem I had. Since some years I often had panic attacks. Often just when I went to sleep. They came out of the blue. I did not know why exactly it happened.
"So Cynthia did shamanic journeying and healing work for this issue. After a while I realized, the panic attacks became less and finally did not come through and were gone after about a month. When I asked her about the outcome, what was shown to her and what she did work on. She told me that there was somebody some years ago who cursed me. This perfectly fit timely into a very difficult story I had with somebody who was very angry at me cause of jealousy. I’ve been told she really hated me. And that she was working with dark energy to manipulate the whole situation. This happened 10 years ago, and absolutely fit in the time Cynthia mentioned. I never told Cynthia about that person!
"After Cynthia's shamanic healing work, (now 5 month ago) the panic attacks never came back!"
—Sargam, from Germany
"Cynthia is one of the most kindest souls I have ever met. From the moment I met her I immediately relaxed and felt at ease. I am not sure what drew me to shamanism, but I am so happy to experience it through the safe space of Cynthia.
"Through our 1:1 healings and most recently a weekend of Intro to Shamanism, I have realized that it's a whole lot easier to connect with your best self and the universe around, then what I was made to believe. Cynthia introduces this ancient practice in a lighthearted and meaningful way that has me hooked. And let me tell you, I have never laugh so much or been so at ease in a very long time.
"This practice is so subtle you can miss the messages, but Cynthia assures you they are all important messages. Through her guidance I have begun to trust myself and my intuition more!"