As a trauma-informed Reiki Master Teacher, certified Forrest Yoga teacher and bodyworker, I am honored and humbled to serve as a facilitator and witness of my clients’ and students’ healing and growth. I believe that Reiki, along with mindfulness and embodiment practices, provide each of us with our own unique path back to ourselves. My intention in all the work that I do is to facilitate healing at our deepest – and often most neglected – levels in order to live more fully in alignment with who we truly are.
Top Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Teacher
offering virtual sessions
My Education and Experience
I am committed to healing trauma in all its forms in both my personal and professional life. My work with clients focuses on deep healing through the use of energy work, embodiment practices and spiritual connection. I especially enjoy working with people who are looking for an adjunct to other healing work they are doing in their lives. To that end, I often work alongside psychotherapists to support their clients’ progress, as well as with psychotherapists themselves who seek my support in their inner work and self-care.
A bit about my backround…
I graduated valedictorian in 2012 from the Soma Institute National School of Clinical Massage Therapy and worked as a massage therapist for seven years. I began studying Reiki and have worked as a Reiki practitioner since 2012 and as a Reiki teacher since 2015. I have studied three Reiki lineages – Western Usui, Holy Fire and Japanese style Usui, which is what I currently teach and study. You can read more about Reiki here.
I am a co-founder of the Midwest Reiki Community ,as well as an active partner with The Breathe Network, which connects survivors of sexual violence to trauma-informed, sliding-scale, holistic healing arts practitioners. I am also the Manager of Programs & Evaluation at YogaCare, a Chicago based organization whose mission is to catalyze the spread of yoga in under-resourced communities to promote health.
Prior to pursuing a career in the healing arts, I worked for over a decade in community-based research with under served communities, at the University of Chicago School of Social Services Administration and with Harvard School of Public Health faculty. Before that I served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 2003 to 2005. I hold a B.A. in Organizational Studies and a Master of Public Health, both from the University of Michigan.
I am also an avid beach volleyball player and former marathoner and triathlete. Reiki, yoga and meditation are my medication.
Molly is committed to her own ongoing education, including but not limited to formal trainings. Here are some of the highlights.
Shinpiden Reiki III training with Frans Stiene – 2019
Forrest Yoga Bodyworker immersion with Forrest Yoga Guardian Jambo Truong – 2019
Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master Teacher training with William Rand – 2018
Life Cycles of the Female Pelvis with Tom Myers and Dr. Eden Fromberg – 2017
What’s the Fuzz? – an exploration of fascia with Gil Hedley – 2017
doTerraAromaTouch technique – 2017
Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function with Eli Thompson – 2016
Forrest Yoga 200-hour Foundation Teacher Training with Ana Forrest – 2015
Usui Reiki Master Teacher training (Level 4) with Heather McCutcheon – 2014
Usui Reiki Master training (Level 3) with Heather McCutcheon – 2013
The Soma Institute, 750-hour Clinical Massage Therapy diploma – 2012
Usui Reiki Level 2 with Heather McCutcheon – 2012
Usui Reiki Level 1 with Heather McCutcheon – 2011
What Clients Are Saying
“ I met Molly when I was searching for a means of being able to deal better with my illness. Receiving Reiki gave me a sort of inner peace, which made me interested in learning Reiki myself. Since then, I have been convinced that the initiation(s) and practicing Reiki have helped me in so many ways, including healing after my second operation so much faster than after the first one. It was good to be able to share with Molly my experiences when practicing Reiki myself. Molly stresses that Reiki is not a religion, but it has brought me closer to God again.”
“ I was always a Reiki skeptic but these last few months with Molly have turned out to be a wonderful journey of self-discovery, balance, and well being. Frankly, I thought Reiki was some phony substitute for therapy or exercise but I kept noticing how often I thought of myself and life in terms of energy. I regularly said phrases like "I'm drained" or "I really like their energy". I challenged myself to try out energy healing since, without intending to, I thought in terms of it. I have found Reiki with Molly Coeling refreshing. She acknowledged my concerns and welcomed me to really open myself to the experience. I couldn't imagine getting Reiki from anyone but Molly.”
“ I have been seeing Molly for nearly two years. I spend a lot of time in front of a computer and have formed postural habits that cause back & neck pain and headaches. She really listens and asks questions in order to understand the pain I am experiencing. She is a gifted healer and I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
“ Molly is an incredibly compassionate, wise, intuitive and curious woman and is rapidly developing her healing gifts. I have been fortunate to receive both massage and Reiki from her on several occasions, and each time it has been a wonderful experience. As a long-term practitioner myself, I know a lot of people who have been offering these services for many years, and I can recommend Molly enthusiastically. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment.”
Reiki Master & Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist
“ A couple of months ago I had the privilege to have a Reiki session with Molly. If you haven’t had that experience yet, you owe it to yourself. It can be really transformative... Molly is a very talented Reiki practitioner who is wholeheartedly dedicated to practice it as a way to benefit people.”