About Linda Bertaut

I specialize in bringing inner beauty to the surface as an esthetician & Reiki master teacher. I have been performing make-overs for as long as I can remember... starting with beauty make-overs and now energy make-overs. Join me for fun and tips as I share ways to be more Chakralicious in your relationships and life!

BRINGERS OF THE HEART: ELVIRA’S STORY

Planting Seeds for a New Way of Being

“When you are working on yourself and you’re loving yourself, people resonate with that and pick up on it – they want some.” Elvira Luqman, Original Skin Care in Clovis, CA

A movement is happening and is being led by Bringers of the Heart, people who are planting seeds for more love and acceptance. Clients and beauty professionals alike are seeking more meaning and purpose in life. This presents an opportunity for estheticians who are feeling called to offer healing modalities in their practice. Beauty professionals are helping to create this new heart-based reality through their business.

Read stories of Transformative Esthetic students who bring more love and acceptance into the world through their lives and businesses. Linda’s student Elvira Luqman shares her Bringer of the Heart experience:

“A year ago I had hit rock bottom in my life. I had just gone through a terrible relapse with alcohol. My marriage was in shambles. My business was suffering. I was a mess and I had no idea how to get myself out of such a dark place.

I decided to try a Reiki treatment. It was an amazing and intense experience. Afterwards, I felt ten pounds lighter, as though a weight was lifted off my chest. I realized that I wasn't broken, just bruised. I wasn't a bad person, just making poor choices. I was sabotaging my life because I didn't think I was good enough. I wanted more of this feeling, so I sign-up for the [Transformative Esthetics with] Reiki 1 training.

Since this training my life has changed dramatically. I have over a year of sobriety. And I feel that I finally have the tools and the power to change my life and help people change their lives as well. I started rebranding my business, changing my service menu, making over my website, shifting towards holistic treatments and services. As I was making these changes with my business, I began to feel confident that I was doing the right thing. I also noticed, the more I stayed out of my head and into being of service, the more doors and opportunities opened for me.

My definition of success has definitely changed. I used to measure success only monetarily. I used to think that I wanted the sale, no matter what. So, I would undervalue my work. I felt I had to give a discount to get the person to come back. I never felt comfortable charging my price…because I didn’t value my worth. I now know that not all money is good money. If I lose a client, then that client is obviously not right for me.

Now I define success as having good and healthy relationships. The first relationship that changed was the relationship with myself. Next, was my relationship with my husband and son. I found that when you are not right with yourself it is hard to be right for yourself in other relationships.

In one year, my life and business have done a complete turn-around. I have rebuilt my personal and business relationships, I have more referrals, I have new clients and I could not be happier. With my clients, it is love all day long! They come in we hug; they have no problem paying full price. I have clients tell me ‘Wow! There’s something about you. You are glowing!’

There's nothing more gratifying, than to know that I've been given this beautiful gift and that I can share it and watch the magic happen with my clients. If your heart is calling out for change, it's time for a change. Linda Bertaut’s Reiki training is a great way to tap into your intuition, there is always room for growth!”

Melt away stress and worries in one of Elvira’s Reiki healing treatments at her spa located in the central California valley town of Clovis. I recommend you try her seasonal Strawberry Lemonade Facial. You will walk out glowing both inside and out!

Are you a Bringer of the Heart who is ready to embrace and use your healing abilities in your life and work? Gain the confidence to understand and integrate your unique healing abilities into a proven healing system in one of my 2-day Transformative Esthetics with Reiki Level 1 courses. Take the next class: July 22 and 23rd, 2017, in Concord, California OR September 17 and 18th in Torrance, CA.

Can’t join us in person? Register for the next Online Course starting Tuesday, June 13th, 2017: Transformative Esthetics with Reiki 1 webinar series and membership program.

BRINGERS OF THE HEART: LAURA’S STORY

Planting Seeds for a New Way of Being

“Don’t compare yourself to others. We all have our innate gifts that we give in our treatments. Just do the work and trust.”  Laura Edwards, Laura’s Skin Care and More, Fair Oaks, CA

A movement is happening and is being led by Bringers of the Heart, people who are planting seeds for more love and acceptance. Clients and beauty professionals alike are seeking more meaning and purpose in life. This presents an opportunity for estheticians who are feeling called to offer healing modalities in their practice. Beauty professionals are offering healing modalities to help create this new heart-based reality through their business.

Read stories of Transformative Esthetic students who bring more love and acceptance into the world through their lives and businesses. Linda’s student Laura Edwards shares her Bringer of the Heart experience:

"I have always been sheepish and shy about saying that I’m a healer. And now, with having learned Transformative Esthetics with Reiki 1 and 2, I have the clarity and confidence to say that I am a healer. If I had any advice for other healers in the beauty industry, it would be “Don’t compare yourself to others. We all have our innate gifts that we give in our treatments. Just do the work and trust.”

When I do the Reiki treatment, I feel so in awe—the only expectation I have is that I know my clients are going to be 100% balanced. The experience is different from client to client, and I feel joyful and excited to hear about what their experience was. I joke that it’s like magic, but no, it’s intentional, vibrational energy healing work. It’s beautiful.

Since learning to practice Reiki, I have added Reiki to my business, with great success. My clients rebook for it. They are talking about the benefits of this treatment. They’re buying gift certificates for friends. That is a measure of success for me. Clients are seeing the difference, they’re feeling the difference, and they want more, and I’m happy to give.

On a personal level, since taking the class I feel more confident in my gift, in my abilities as an esthetician. I feel as though it has helped me be clear about what my path is, which is to do healing work. I used to sit on my feelings because confrontation wouldn’t be something I would be comfortable doing. Even if it’s just a very simple no, I don’t want to make them mad, I don’t want to lose love. Now I don’t worry about losing love because I’m also loving myself by speaking my truth and my peace, and being compassionate. And knowing that it’s okay if there’s love lost—it just means it wasn’t there in the beginning. I don’t worry about that anymore.  

Linda is the most amazing and gifted Reiki Master. I had training 8 years ago that fell flat with me. I had taken it with a practitioner who taught it in a massage therapy school. I didn’t know what to do with it. I felt flabbergasted by it—how do I incorporate it? Linda’s teaching was different—it resonated with me at such a gut level. It was like “Yes, yes, this is what I wanted.”  The way that she teaches Reiki to practice it in an esthetic practice was key.  But, still, her teaching is so much more. She gave us tangibles, she gave us very particular movements and treatments, and additional information, like the meridian dance, the Chakra personalities. It was so rich and so full, I tell everyone about her."

Melt away stress and worries in one of Laura’s Reiki healing treatments at her spa located in Fair Oaks, CA next to Sacramento. You will walk out glowing both inside and out!

Are you a Bringer of the Heart who is ready to embrace and use your healing abilities in your life and work? Gain the confidence to understand and integrate your unique healing abilities into a proven healing system in one of my 2-day Transformative Esthetics with Reiki Level 1 courses. Take the next class: July 22 and 23rd, 2017, in Concord, California OR September 17 and 18th in Torrance, CA.

Can’t join us in person? Register for the next Online Course starting Tuesday, June 13th, 2017: Transformative Esthetics with Reiki 1 webinar series and membership program.

BRINGERS OF THE HEART: AMY’S STORY

Planting Seeds for a New Way of Being

“Become the best at what you really love.” Amy Wall, Love Amy Signature Skin Care, Mendocino CA

A movement is happening and is being led by Bringers of the Heart, people who are planting seeds for more love and acceptance. Clients and beauty professionals alike are seeking more meaning and purpose in life. This presents an opportunity for estheticians who are feeling called to offer healing modalities in their practice. Beauty professionals are helping to create this new heart-based reality through their business.

Read stories of Transformative Esthetic students who bring more love and acceptance into the world through their lives and businesses. Linda’s student Amy Wall shares her Bringer of the Heart experience:

“A year ago, I was at a real crossroads with my business brand and the type of work I was doing. As Mendocino Beauty, I offered facials, waxing and make-up, like everyone else. So what made me stand out…nothing. I wanted to shift away from this focus on outer appearance, on anti-aging in order to look younger.

Since taking my Transformative Esthetics certification and practicing Reiki on myself I’m feeling more confident doing what my heart is telling me. I’m more authentic with my clients. I encourage clients to love themselves from the inside-out. My most important intention is that they find the sparkle in their own eyes when they look in the mirror. I create rituals rather than a regimen and skin care becomes self-love.

I do Reiki, almost every morning on myself, as I'm waking up. The biggest thing I've realized is just how sensitive I am. That I have a gift. Reiki has taught me that it starts with me, that I am the example and have to be practicing it myself. I love the formula for a prayer that I learned in Linda’s class. I pre-pave my day where I visualize how I want the day to go and I put all of that in the prayer. I give thanks in advance for the day and being of service to my clients.

I changed my business name to Love Amy, Signature Skin Care and started specializing in just one type of facial, Ageless Radiance. Radiance comes from the inside; a light that shines from within you. Once I shifted to beautiful-aging I became known as being the best in the area. All the top clients started coming to me in droves and then I won The Skin Games, Esthetician of the Year Award.

Because I now know who I am and what I am offering, I am charging what I am worth and not giving out discounts. I honor myself by putting myself first. If I’m not able to pay my bills, by giving deals away, then that’s out of integrity. I am more accepting of the person that I am. Each day I am able to be more in the present. I am calmer, less critical of myself and therefore I am less critical of other people. My client relationships have improved because they walk out of their facial with something they didn’t expect…a healing. My clients really love me and I love them.

Become the best at what you really love. Have integrity by being true to yourself. Don’t be afraid to express what is in your heart. There is so much opportunity to be a healer. Reiki has helped me tune into the subtleties of energy and realize that there is so much magic in the world.”

Learn about the transformative options Amy has created for her clients at her new website.

Are you a Bringer of the Heart who is ready to embrace and use your healing abilities in your life and work? Gain the confidence to understand and integrate your unique healing abilities into a proven healing system in one of my 2-day Transformative Esthetics with Reiki Level 1 courses. Take the next class: July 22 and 23rd, 2017, in Concord, California OR September 17 and 18th in Torrance, CA.

Can’t join us in person? Register for the next Online Course starting Tuesday, June 13th, 2017: Transformative Esthetics with Reiki 1 webinar series and membership program.

BRINGER OF THE HEART: LISA CAPUTO

Planting seeds for a new way of being...

A movement is happening and is being led by Bringers of the Heart, people who are planting seeds for more love and acceptance. Clients and beauty professionals alike are seeking more meaning and purpose in life. This presents an opportunity for estheticians who are feeling called to offer healing modalities in their practice. Beauty professionals are offering healing modalities to help create this new heart-based reality through their business.

Read stories of Transformative Esthetic students who bring more love and acceptance into the world through their lives and businesses. Linda’s student Lisa Caputo shares her Bringer of the Heart experience:

"Since taking the Reiki training and the Heal the Healer program, I’ve been developing more meaningful relationships and creating deeply impressionable moments. I've learned & I teach that a calm presence connects you to the moment, to yourself, your awareness, & to others. As a result, you don't feel scattered & distracted. And, when there is peace you're able to discover the beauty and joy in your surroundings and with others. In the end you find gratitude for having been present to fully be submerged in your experience. And that builds a life of meaning.

Like Linda’s self-guided meditation suggests, I frequently "call back my energy from places I may have left it throughout the day."  It helps to collect myself, ground and calm me. I'm clearer in what I do and don't want in my life; hold onto the good, let go of the bad. My heart feels full.

Reiki reminds me to check in with my intuition/ heart/ gut-feelings. If it doesn't feel good, I don't get involved or engage. I avoid drowning with, or taking on the energy of "life suckers". I love providing a safe, relaxing sanctuary for my clients to strip away their exterior shell, bare their souls, & rejuvenate their spirit. It's a beautiful ripple-effect; when one feels good, they embrace good, attract good, & do good."

Experience the healthy approach to beautiful that goes beyond skin deep with Lisa’s Transformative Aesthetic & Reiki treatments at her Face Value Skin Care Studio located in, Mountain View, CA. You will walk out glowing both inside and out!

http://www.facevalueskincare.skincaretherapy.net/transformative-esthetics-with-reiki

Are you a Bringer of the Heart who is ready to embrace and use your healing abilities in your life and work? Gain the confidence to understand and integrate your unique healing abilities into a proven healing system in one of my 2-day Transformative Esthetics with Reiki Level 1 courses. Take the next class: July 22 and 23rd, 2017, in Concord, California OR September 17 and 18th in Torrance, CA.

Can’t join us in person? Register for the next Online Course starting Tuesday, June 13th, 2017: Transformative Esthetics with Reiki 1 webinar series and membership program.

BRINGERS OF THE HEART

Planting Seeds for a New Way of Being

A movement is happening. It is stirring from within the heart and calling people forth on a new path. Because this shift is subtle, many don’t quite know what is occurring. They just know that it is. No longer is it satisfying to go through the motions as though everything is okay. No longer is it fulfilling to do work where the main, or only goal is to make money. As you go through your day doing all the right things, you might be noticing that something is missing.  

The underlying cause of this dissatisfaction, is that we have been taught to not be ourselves in order to fit in, to get benefits, or simply to survive. Many of our social belief-sets that we learned as a child, do not resonate with our true essence and who we are now. Stress, anxiety and even depression are symptoms of not being true to yourself. They are signs of an out-of-balance state in one or more of the physical, mental, emotional or spirit bodies.

This shift is being led by Bringers of the Heart, people who are planting seeds for more love and acceptance. With an air of encouragement and knowing, you feel safe and even healed, in their presence. Clients and beauty professionals alike are seeking more meaning and purpose in life. This presents an opportunity for estheticians who are feeling called to offer healing modalities in their practice. Many beauty professionals are helping to create this new heart-based reality through their business.

Read stories of Transformative Esthetic students who bring more love and acceptance into the world through their lives and businesses. 

 

Got Energy? Feeding Your Inner Rainbow

We think of energy as being physical – the boundless energy of children, nervous energy, and so on – but energy is actually fuel, and your physical self depends on the energy from your subtle energy body. Your vitality, or lack thereof, comes from feeding yourself energetically. What I call feeding your Inner Rainbow. Here's how it works:

Your Chakras collect universal healing energy and distribute it throughout your physical body. This energy radiates from within and surrounds your physical body as your aura. The colors of the aura represent both the health of the physical and subtle energy bodies. A healthy, well fed, aura protects you from external physical and emotional pollutants.

Years of not taking care of yourself depletes you energetically. You leave bits and pieces of your energy behind causing something I call Leaky Aura (shown right). This leaves you susceptible to absorbing unwanted energies from others.

Initially this imbalance may not be apparent on the surface; however, it could lead to long term disease that can eventually reach your physical body – something that is more difficult to reverse. Leaky Aura causes stress, excessive mental chatter, depression, anxiety, and more.

Healing Leaky Aura

When you are full of your own energy, the only energy that can penetrate is conscious spirit energy collected by the Chakras. As you consciously focus on filling your Leaky Aura, you fill the spaces that allow other energies in. Eventually, your aura will more resemble the one pictured to the left.

Your healthy aura protects you from absorbing unwanted energy. The universal healing energy collected by your Chakras comes from nature, positivity, and joy; some simple ways to infuse your Chakras are:

  • A walk in nature

  • A trip to the beach

  • Fun, laughter, and activities you love

  • Items/products infused with spirit energy - EnergyCeuticals - such as Gemstones and Flower Essences

  • Universal healing energy such as Reiki (check out the Bertaut Reiki class schedule.)

  • Products infused with Reiki energy, including Petal Potions Mood Mists

  • Play: puppies, kittens, and toddlers are great sources of healing energy

  • Take a Bertaut Reiki class

Have you noticed how you feel revitalized after time in nature or a good belly laugh? This is color energy. You are full of Color… which translates to energy, vitality, and health. When you are full of color life looks brighter, you have less stress, and you are able to accomplish more of what is important to you. You look brighter too. People might say to you that you “glow.”

-©Linda Bertaut

Healthy Chakras = Healthy Body

The colors of Nature's rainbow are the same as the colors of your inner rainbow the Chakra system. These energy centers distribute color energy through and around your body. This energy feeds your purpose, innate gifts, talents, and passion for life. Think of Chakras as the organs to your subtle energy body. Most people see the correlation between a healthy spirit and a healthy body; what many people don't realize is that healthy chakras make for a healthy spirit.

We understand that when the organs of your physical body are healthy you have physical health. And...when your Chakras are full of color energy you have energetic health. Because, the energy body feeds the physical body and the physical body feeds the energy body, your overall health is dependent on taking care of both.

Take a look at the organs and systems associated with each of the Chakras. When you feed your inner rainbow with color energy you contribute to the health of your body, mind and spirit.

1st Chakra - located at the tailbone - color red:
Adrenal glands, colon, lymph & skeletal systems, male reproductive organs

2nd Chakra - located below the navel - color orange:
Ovaries, female reproductive organs, spleen, skin, kidneys

3rd Chakra - located at the solar plexus - color yellow:
Pancreas, gall bladder, liver, stomach, Peripheral Nervous System (all the nerves outside of the brain and spine), muscles, diaphragm

4th Chakra - located at the heart - colors green and pink:
Thymus, lymph glands, heart, circulatory and immune systems, lungs, arms, hands

5th Chakra - located at the throat - color blue:
Thyroid, parathyroid, throat, hypothalamus, mouth

6th Chakra - located at the 3rd eye (between the eyebrows) - color indigo:
Pituitary gland, Central Nervous System, cerebellum, left eye, nose, ears

7th Chakra - located at the crown - color violet:
Pineal gland, Central Nervous System, cerebral cortex, and right eye

Notice how when you spend time in the beauty of nature, you feel revitalized? You are full of Color… which translates to energy, vitality, and health. Surrounding yourself with the colors of nature is the best way to feed your inner rainbow – your chakras.

When you are full of color life looks brighter, you don’t have as much stress, and you are able to accomplish more of what is important to you. You look brighter too. People might say to you that you “glow.” This is color energy. Isn't it time you got your "Glow" on?

- ©Linda Bertaut