“Both Karen’s message and presentation are so well done. She skillfully talks one into feelings of ease and yet with a sense of power over your own life. The choreography with the music is phenomenal. I find the meditation is both relaxing and inspirational in ways I didn’t know were possible. This is a wonderful CD!”
Catherine Wilke, Landscape Architect
In a market overflowing with relaxation tapes and CDs, Karen Kallie’s CD, Relaxation 101, is fresh and new. What a relief to find a guided journey into ease that is not tedious. Karen’s voice and Tony Pace’s music are a waterbed that supports securely while letting us drift with the current. And there is a current: Karen’s exceptional voice guides us into interwoven levels of bodymind. She softens the fundamental Jacobsonian relaxation method by losing the linearity of the original form. We do not just journey from feet to head. Instead Karen takes us on a parasailing experience, touching down at various points. Karen’s medical background whispers through with subtle anatomical guidance as she guides us around our bodies, unlocking even gates that are rusted shut. And then there is the overlay of Ericksonian hypnosis, naturalistic suggestions that invite us to freely choose the experience we want, to accept the permission to shape the experience to the depth and width that is comfortable for us, in this moment. The integration of varied elements and techniques within the timbre of Karen’s soothing voice and Tony’s attuned music is delightful, and wonderfully leaves us not in the ethers but grounded in ourselves and our lives.
Tracey Alysson, Ph.D.
Author of Dying and Living in the Arms of Love: One Woman’s Journey Around Mount Kailash
I’ve been using Relaxation 101, Energy Aerobics and Tranquil Sleep personally and have also recommended these profound CD’s to students and clients. Each CD builds upon the next one and is a natural way to reenergize Body, Mind and Spirit.
Even my children are using Tranquil Sleep on those evenings when they have difficulty with sleep. They are skeptics but once they tried it, they are now believers!
Karen’s hypnotic voice combined with Tony’s music is the perfect “natural prescription” to bring you into those desired relaxed states. With regular use you can reach those Zen states we often read about!
Sandra Panek, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master
I started working with Karen Kallie at Ninth Wave Wellness 3 ½ years ago when my life was moving in many directions and I felt that I was losing control. Karen gave me a copy of her Relaxation 101 tape and later a copy of Energy Aerobics which have worked amazingly well to promote emotional, spiritual and energetic wellness. I continue to return to them because they provide a well rounded series of exercises that ground me and help me to get back on track.
Donna Cardoso, Client Manager Granite Group Benefits
I’ve been using Relaxation 101 for ten years now and as soon as I hear Karen’s voice and Tony’s music I’m transported to a warm and safe place. It’s like going back home for me.
CRC, Office manager
Our 13 year old daughter had first day of school anticipatory anxiety which led her to show up at our bedroom in tears at midnight stating: "I can't sleep." We tried giving Reiki, listening to a relaxation tape--still wide awake. Finally, after 1 1/2 hours, I put on Karen Kallie's CD--Sleep finally arrived! She now listens to it each night as she falls asleep and finds it very helpful. We are all grateful!
JK, Social Worker
I started using Karen’s “Relaxation101” when I was a senior in college. I was finishing two majors, and the pressures of completing my degree requirements and getting ready to enter the professional world were taking a physical toll; I was experiencing back-pain, shortness of breath, and was sleeping restlessly. With so many large hurdles facing me, small tasks became overwhelming. My mother recommended the tape to me, and I listened to it each night, often falling asleep part-way through the first side. I quickly began noticing that my muscle tension eased, and breathing patterns changed. At the time, I was studying performance, and knew the importance of breath control, so the improvement in breathing pattern was particularly noticeable. I continued listening to “Relaxation 101” each night throughout graduate school, stopping only when the tape became so worn out from use that it needed to be replaced.
When I entered teaching, I found that many of my physical symptoms of stress returned. In addition to the back pain and shallow breathing, I was also experiencing regular debilitating migraines. When I began missing work because of the symptoms, I knew that I needed to take action. I had a close friend who was experiencing many of the same symptoms, and was also a first-year teacher. Both of us re-introduced “Relaxation 101” into our daily routines (this time on CD so it wouldn’t wear out!) and we both found the difference in our ability to handle stress was extraordinary. Even some of my students noticed that I seemed to be “in a good mood more.”
I still teach in a fast-paced, over-crowded, urban high school, and most of my students live well below the poverty line; this brings a host of pressures endemic to this type of school, and it is easy to carry those pressures home. I use “Relaxation 101” regularly as the time in my day when I refocus my energy and quiet my mind. When I have gone for extended periods without using Karen’s techniques, I have found that my physical symptoms return, and my classroom management skills suffer. “Relaxation101” gets me through my day, eases the physical manifestations of stress that had plagued me for years, and ultimately makes my teaching life and my personal life more effective.
Carolyn Fagan, Teacher, Los Angeles Public Schools
Testimonial for 12 Keys
As a nurse, I find that having tools to use to help focus on during times of difficulty and times of joy are most helpful. One tool I strongly recommend are the CDs from Peg Donahue and Karen Kallie. I listened to all the CDs and the collection is most educational and aspirational. I strongly recommend it to anyone who wishes to make positive changes in his or her life. It is a must have. I have read, listened and taken classes in both Eastern and Western Philosophies related to wellness and health. These CDs are right on target to aiding in physical, psychological, cognitive and spiritual growth. Enjoy your journey.
Michael E. Sweeney, Jr., MA, MSN, RN PC, LMHC, CMT
The audio meditations were fabulous. Karen- you have the most soothing and amazing voice - very well suited for guiding meditations!!! A.L.
I've known Karen & Tony for over 10 years, and have participated in many of Karen’s' workshops over the course the past 10 years. I have used for myself, recommended, and & sold all 3 of Karen & Tony’s' meditations CD's, Relaxation 101, Chakra Meditation and the Tranquil Sleep CDs'. I have also participated in Karen and Peggy's Living Energy Teleconferences in the past.
I found the 12 Keys CD set to be more than what I expected it to be.
It is truly a culmination of many years of experience and expertise that has been all wrapped up and bundled in one complete set. The music flows seamlessly with each meditation and the background music enables you to focus on the subject matter being taught, but still enables you to stay in that meditative quiet space.
Karen and Peggy truly complement each other as one will shift you in and out of a meditative state while the other one brings you into the next step of this course. The energy of these CD's is seamless, flowing, clear, well organized and easy to follow.
This self-development tool is well worth the time you will put into it, because if you do the exercises, you will see results. This is a complete 12 week workshop at your fingertip and the best part is that you can work with the workbook at your own pace.
Knowing Karen, Tony and Peggy and being familiar with all their past work, this is simply a masterpiece.
They are truly Masters of their craft.
Sandra Panek, LMT, Reiki Master
“I needed to tell you how much I appreciate the knowledge you've shared. The energy assessment and consultation with you, Karen, in October was very significant and began a curiosity and openness to energy work that I didn't have previously.
I found the "30 day" course beneficial, especially since I was still emerging from a deep depression. I find the gratitude journal so helpful that I have kept it since that course. The attitude of gratitude that I naturally felt had seriously dwindled here. It was wonderful to regain those feelings again and also to experience the ability to manifest once more.
The chakra class has touched me deeply and I appreciate to have my insights since we've begun. Thank you both for your comments. Previously I had felt disconnected from my path.
I'm sure that you often hear testimonies regarding your work with people. I wanted to make sure you knew how grateful I am.”
“I received some interesting feedback from a college friend of some 25 years. She and I rarely see each other but have been steady "pen pals" for all of those years. She recently told me that she is simply amazed at the change in the tone and outlook of my more recent letters. She said they are so positive and uplifting that she wants some of whatever I'm drinking! It's not like my life situation has changed any, but my attitude obviously has. Sometimes we don't notice the changes taking place in our own lives, and sometimes those closest to us also don't see the changes because they are so gradual.It takes someone at an arm's length to notice and point it out for us. I'm glad she did that for me!
And thanks to both of you for offering this class and sharing your life knowledge!
“In answer to the question about what I learned from the Living Energy Series:
I learned that I don't have to control every situation. The real secret is to believe and allow the Universe to bring in answers/solutions that are for everyone's highest good.
I began to notice more and more synchronistic things happening during the course of this month.
I have to say that in the department of friends and family, some have come and some have gone. I don't like letting go of old ties, never did, but those in my life now are the more loving, compassionate, giving and open and very much from the heart. So I guess I'm surrounded with more people that are from the same principles that I try and practice. I'm also attracting more friends that resonate with me.”
“I absolutely loved the Living Energy 12 week teleclass. I found each week to offer good advice and guidance in understanding ourselves and others. I think Karen and Peg are a wonderful team presenting this information. I would highly recommend this class to others as a tool for inner self development.”
“I did want to take a moment to thank you for a wonderful experience over the past few months. Your energy and support during these past 12 weeks shows your dedication.
I appreciated your openness while sharing life stories that effect how we think. This "life stuff" is very personal and for me, not always easy to share. You both created a place of comfort for expression and have opened my eyes to many "life-changing" ideas. Your class has definitely made a difference in my life. I appreciate the materials on the various subjects we discussed and will refer to them in my quest for greatness.”