We had the good fortune of connecting with Rhonda Steinke and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rhonda, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
To go to India to an Ayurvedic Hospital for further treatment to improve recovery from a Cavernous Malformation. Thanks to Pranic Healing I was well but I had yet to achieve quality of life. I had to trust that there was more, there could be more for me to heal and even further outside of the box. I had to trust others to support me and my family on the journey as I traveled half way away the world from my 4 year old son. I learned to let go of judgement and criticism of those who simply did not understand. I had to deal with discomfort and facing myself for proper healing. I grew as I healed. I’ll never forget overhearing the Ayurvedic doctors outside of my door in India, “she came as a patient and she leaves as a doctor”. I would never ask for my situation again but I am grateful for the journey.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I graduated Naturopathic Medical school in 2007, shortly after the recession hit. I was new in business, new as a physician with massive student loan debt in a cash pay business. It was easy to think of the worst case scenario so my thinking frequently went, “How can I survive or barter my services with the least amount of expenses”? “How can I help people with the least amount of medicine and costs?” With these questions in mind I declared a career of healing. I wanted to use my hands to assess concerns, use small amounts of medicines and utilize the body’s innate ability to heal. After many years of training I now believe I can understand the energetic anatomy and body constitution for assessment of imbalances and body disharmony. I trust food, botanicals, Pranic Healing, and homeopathic remedies to accelerate the healing process and I have a medical license to stay grounded in knowing patient safety is first and there is a time for medical intervention. This training has been so helpful in 2020 because I have been able to ease people’s anxiety and fear with simple solutions.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The week would definitely start out at Joe’s Farmhouse grill. We have friends that frequently drive through from Austin to Los Angeles. A nice outside picnic table and Joe’s garlic fries with a milkshake are always on their itinerary. I cannot express how much fun the Gilbert Superhero race is. Every adult needs to face their fear and slide down the waterslide on the hills of Freestone park. You are guaranteed to have more fun than your children. Riparian Preserve is fantastic for family pictures and outdoor adventure. You never know what you will find; horses, birds, bunnies, frogs. We once stumbled upon a turtle in the sand laying eggs! You can never go wrong with the Gilbert Farmers Market. I was raised on a farm so my favorite thing to do is talk to the vendors, I love hearing their stories. To end off the week, a babysitter for adult happy hour at Postino’s would be fantastic and/or breakfast at Snooze with the kids. Either would be a great ending to a fun week in Gilbert.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Everything in my life is better thanks to the help, support and teachings of Pranic Healing. My teacher Master Stephen Co and his teacher, the founder of modern Pranic Healing, Master Choa Kok Sui first helped me understand Prana so I could take better care of myself and my family. Then I was able to utilize the teachings to help patients accelerate their healing process. When life got real, as it does to all of us in some way or another, Master Co used Pranic Healing to stabilize a small bleed in my brain called a Cavernous Malformation. Since then I have been able to apply the principles of Arhatic Yoga and Kriyashakti for self-reflection and character improvement. With Pranic Healing I have been able to continue to grow and better myself so I can be of better service to others.