About Us, our Staff & Reiki Practitioners scroll all the way down please to meet them all
Joey and Michelle would have many paths to follow before the Universe would let them cross paths. We each had a rough journey ahead of us on our life path, that would make us tests ourselves and our beliefs. We both experienced losses that we still carry today. They had the chance to destroy us or make us stronger. We both chose the make us stronger path as we can talk about it now to help others. We were still on separate paths experiencing success and failures still following our paths. The universe brought us together. It would be a little later that Michelle was shown the Crystal light therapy bed that started our journey with Mystic Bayou Holistic and Alternative Health. Michelle and Joey radiate truth and integrity in all their work. They use their knowledge to help others.
Michelle is a gifted and natural-born empath, intuitive and medium who uses her gift to help give people insight into different situations. Michelle has been aware of her ability since an early age. At first, this caused her to have terrible anxiety and panic attacks. These attacks later subsided as she worked with a neighbor who helped her nurture her gift at the incredibly young age of 6 years old. Her neighbor (Betty) introduced her to the metaphysical world which included dream dictionaries and other books that centered on the spiritual and all things metaphysical. These publications covered chakras, hypnosis, alternative medicine, energy healing, aromatherapy, life after death, and the paranormal activity. Michelle is an Ordained Minister, Reiki Master, Crystal Singing Bowl Technician, Crystal Light Therapy Technician and Intuitive Development Teacher.
Joey started his journey in 1974 with Martial Arts. As he got older, he started studying different styles of Martial Arts (Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Isshinryu, Tai Chi to name a few) discovering how to build up Chi and learning deep meditations. Later in the 80s he would discover in a tournament where he saw his friend get hurt and the instructor went over to his friend and did some hand movements and applied some ointment to his friends injured site and for lack of better words healed him, so he was able to finish the competition.
At this point is when Joey started learning about plant medicine and the way energy flows through the body. With intent and focus, he can help others. The more he studied the more he was awoken to other rabbit holes which lead him on a journey to become an Ordained Minister, Reiki Master, Crystal Light Therapy Technician, Crystal Singing Bowl Technician, Chakra Testing and Balancing, Deep Breath work and most recently to Falun Dafa also known as Falan Gong. Joey is knowledgeable in Aroma Therapy and also an intuitive.
Nutritional Supplements Specialist
Alex is an old soul. She is a jazz enthusiast and loves to travel. Alex began her spiritual journey at a young age. She loves to explore new aspects of spirituality and share what she learns with others. Alex has been apart of the Mystic Bayou family over a year. In that time she has greatly expanded her knowledge and understanding of holistic and alternative health. Alex is also currently working on a computer science degree at Mississippi Coastal College. In her off hours, Alex loves spending time with her cat Penelope Moon.
Originally from New Orleans, moved to the coast in 1999. To help open up a retail store in Beau Rivage. I began my spiritual journey when my parents transitioned in 2011. Like they say "when you suffer a loss what you gain is knowledge of yourself." The journey has been very enlightening and guided me to participate in yoga, daily meditation and participating in ayahuasca ceremonies in Costa Rica. I am an empath and just recently became a Reiki Master which is quite an amazing gift. I live each day in the present and with a grateful heart. I'll end this with a great quote by my favorite spiritual author and speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer, "be a force of love as often as you can and turn away negative thoughts whenever you feel them surface."
Kitty Baudoin Craig is a Louisiana Singer Band Leading Vitamin and Supplement educator for over 28 years,working with Industry leading national brands Blue Bonnet,Nordic Naturals,Host Defense, Vitality Works, Newton Homeopathics, LA's finest CBD Cypress Hemp.... the list goes on and on.
Kitty believes that we are all vessels that need to be nourished by the wind,sea,earth and air and what nature brings to our tables.
*Kitty will be at Mystic Bayou once a month discussing supplements; watch our events page to find her dates
Hi my name is Trey and I gravitated to Reiki because I saw the potential to help heal, nourish, guide, and teach people on a more consistent basis, on a larger scale, and in a more in depth manner than I ever could on the fire department. Being the recipient of many Reiki sessions myself has brought me so much enlightenment and has allowed for me to heal and grow in so many ways. Thanks to Joey and Michelle Reiki has unquestionably changed my life for the better, and in many ways saved my life. Now that I have become a Reiki practitioner myself I want to share these experiences, knowledge, wisdom, guidance, and Reiki itself with as many people as I can in this life.
Customer Service Representative
Customer Service Representative
A New Orleans Louisiana native, Patricia has spent many years pursuing both a formal and informal education in various holistic healing modalities such as: Intuitive studies, Flower Essence, meditation & mindfulness, aroma/auriculotherapy, mind & body transformational psychology, hypnotherapy, life coaching, and herbalism. Patricia attended Southwest Institute of Healing Arts where she attained her Certification as a Hypnotherapist (specializing in fears, phobias and trauma) while also attaining her certification as a Life Coach. Currently her primary focus of study/practice is on using herbs and oils to heal and maintain optimal health of mind, body & spirit.
Hi I'm Kendra and my mother and step father own Mystic Bayou. I have been helping out at the shop since we opened in 2017. I have learned a lot about the many products that we have and I provide excellent customer service, because I know the importance of being treated like your welcomed and appreciated.
Maddie was born and raised in Bay St. Louis. She loves nature and plans to travel. She takes interest in photography and animals, and also plans to pursue those interests. She started her spiritual journey when she was little but was able to really tap into herself when she turned 18. Maddie is continuing to expand her knowledge for herself and to help others she meets. She has always felt connected to Mother Nature since a young age. Although she is still exploring her spirituality, she brings knowledge and positivity to the Mystic Bayou family. One of her favorite quotes is “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” - Master Oogway
Born and raised in the south Lauren took interest in being a child of nature and running the wilds of the backwood fields of lower Alabama, beaches of the coast and loving on nature, She grew up naturally loving every living person with a natural non judgemental outlook on everyone. Through trial and tribulation, loss of my marriage, my 2 best friends and boyfriend passing away all within a year and a mental health crisis She began to search for a deeper answer and my path led her within when sheexperienced plant medicine, meditation, reconnecting with nature and accepting fully that she was a natural empath and a energy healer. The universe led her to her healing journey starting in 2019 and She has been on her journey ever since. She has a love for knowing how the chakra energy system works, what emotion connects to all of them and how self healing works through emotional alchemy, Reiki, breath workand mindfulness. Overall her love for working with universal energy and helping bring balance back into Mother Gaia has brought Lauren so much abundance and she has a passion to share her work with the world. Having attained my Reiki level 2 Certification by Michelle and Joey she only hopes to bring balance to all.
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