My name is Tania Bakas and I am the proprietor, Usui Reiki Practitioner and Reflexologist of Giving Within Holistic Healing. I am a registered member of the Canadian Reiki Association and a member of the Reflexology Association Of BC.
Giving Within Holistic Healing signifies the conclusion to a long journey of self discovery and search for purpose. I have found my calling. This is also the beginning of a very exciting voyage of learning, sharing and truly embracing everything in life. Every day is a celebration and I wish to share this love with the people that cross my path.
Reiki really was the light at the end of the tunnel for me. I had heard of this healing modality a few years before meeting my teacher and Reiki Master, Barb Weston of Inner Focus Holistic Healing, but my journey was leading me through different experiences at the time.
I attempted to climb the corporate ladder of advertising in Toronto, Ontario and this quest lasted seven years. As my career advanced, my emotional stability declined. A little voice inside me was urging me to make some changes. I took courses in the Aesthetics field. I visualized becoming a home business operator and the idea of self employment became very appealing to me. I gathered the courage to give up my advertising job, the stable pay cheque, and start off fresh. For the next two years, I worked very hard. Dealt with financial difficulties, debt and daily pressures but most importantly, fought hard to overcome deep-rooted negative thought patterns. I was on a mission to combat the negative thoughts and emotions that would invade my personal life and disrupt my harmony. During this quest for self knowledge and healing, I decided to move back to North Vancouver, BC — my hometown. I had once again started from scratch.
Shortly after settling into my new environment, I found Barb Weston. I barely knew how Reiki worked but was intensely drawn to it and was determined to learn about it. Barb is a teacher that leads by example and every moment in her presence has been of tremendous value to me. Barb Weston has been my Reiki Master and Teacher for all levels of Usui Reiki (Level I, II, III and Master).
Reflexology also entered my path unexpectedly when both my Mother and my stepmother, Pota, suggested I look into this therapy as an additional option for my business. I started researching the subject and was very impressed with the profession of Reflexology. I felt that this healing modality would be very beneficial to my clients, especially when used in conjunction with Reiki.
Every day is a learning experience, an opportunity to share and love.