About Us

Enchanted Realms began as a healing dream many years ago. Our founder, Maya Cointreau, believed in that dream, and here we are today. The gift shop has many wonderful locally made artisanal crafts and jewelry, natural body products, crystal, incenses, tarot decks, books, flower essences, and whimsical toys for the wee’uns. In our gallery and therapeutic spaces, we offer many classes and holistic services — to see our full list of services, click here.

Learn more about how Enchanted began in this audio interview in the From Calling to Career Telesummit or read about us in the news

Enchanted Healers & Teachers

A lot of special people work to bring their light and magic to the world through Enchanted Realms, and we’re so happy to have forged such a wonderful community in the heart of Connecticut.

Ilana Pilchowska is our senior manager, lending her own special brand of high vibrational loving energy to Enchanted. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT, Fitness Nutritionist and a certified Reflexologist.

Rachel Archelaus is an inspiring soul-centered business-coach and intuitive teacher. We are excited to offer her stellar psychic development course.

Jared Bardugone, MS.ed is an astrological counselor and wellness coach. He holds a Masters in Counseling from Fordham University and spent years working as a youth and crisis counselor. His love for astrology started at the age of 10 and has grown substantially since. True to his Gemini Sun, his passions lie in communication, listening, and story-telling.


Alexandra Catchpole is a Spiritual Intuitive, Reiki Master and Shamanic Lightworker. She is available seasonally for meditation, shamanic healing and reiki.

Maya Cointreau
has two decades of experience in holistic and spiritual healing. She is a Reiki Master attuned in the Usui, Karuna and Iris Healing Methods, along with having rigorously studied international and core shamanism techniques, traditional western naturopathy, elemental polarity, herbalism and aromatherapy. She co-owned and managed Hygeia, a holistic health and wellness center for people in New Milford, CT, for five years and also runs Earth Lodge™. She is the author of more than 20 books and CDs, including “Conversations with Stones”, “The Comprehensive Vibrational Healing Guide”, “Natural Healing for Animals,” “Grounding & Clearing,” “Simple Herbal Living” and the Girls Who Could series for children. She leads our shamanic training programs.

Sandra Cointreau
is an Usui and Karuna Reiki Master, shamanic practitioner and intuitive with four decades of experience. She offers Karuna Reiki and Energy Healing for Animals certification classes by appointment, as well as palm and tarot.

Samantha Drakely
is a Reiki Master, Animal Energy Healer and Shamanic Lightworker.

Kathy Lalonde
is a registered Polarity Therapist helping the body to work with optimum efficiency on all levels, returning the balance of yin and yang, removing excess unbalanced energy, aligning the chakras and healing dysfunctional patterns. Kathy has over 20 years’ experience in energy healing work. “Polarity therapy can bring the physical and energetic systems into balance and alignment. A feeling of stability, ease and light-heartedness will quickly be apparent in your mind and body.”

Pita Lemstra
is a energetic healer with 3 decades of experience, available for craniosacral, sound and energy healing.

Lisa Shab is a Reiki Master and gifted intuitive. She is available for angelic readings and leads our Saturday Healing Circle and Mediumship Practice Group.