About Alaya

Alaya M. Ketani

Alaya is a Specialist who uses an integration of several mind~body modalities to help those who seek to heal and overcome life challenges, to gain clarity and to excel in many facets of life, and to achieve well-being.  She has been a source of hope and inspiration to many, teaching new skills to life life in a different way.. valuable awareness and skills that change lives. She has worked extensively with clients of all ages to move through significant experiences that are limiting their lives in a multitude of ways.  This includes athletes, performers, professionals, and with individuals experiencing complex life and medical challenges.  She places strong emphasis in teaching skills that activate a new way of living and applying inherent wisdom and connection, and thus our capacity for a life of happiness, peace, healing and success.  This enables her clients to see and experience life in a way that has proven to be extremely empowering.  She has also been a registered Reverend of the Universal Life Church Ministry since 2002, and is available to officiate weddings.  She offers no bias, no discrimination beautiful Loving services customized according to her clients’ wishes.  She is very flexible and familiar with many spiritual paths, and weaves a beautiful dream for these very special occasion. Please feel free to contact her for more information.


Alaya works very personally with each client, and her expertise lies in several facets of Hypnotherapy:  Medical, Clinical, Alchemical, and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy.  She is also certified as an NLP Meta States Practitioner.  This branch of NLP material is considered to be the next stage in accessing personal genius.  She also brings her expertise as a Biofeedback~HeartMath Specialist, Somatic Practitioner, Mindfulness Instructor, Timeline Therapist, and Certified Professional Life Coach with a specialty as a Peak Experience Coach.  She also offers energy work.  When relevant, Alaya applies sage wisdom that has been passed down through all religions and spiritual traditions, and it is not unusual to hear her using examples from Star Trek and other science fiction programs, books, films and illustrations that help convey understanding to her clients.


She intuitively sees into the heart of all she meets and is guided from a deep well of insight. Clients report that they experience the beginnings of healing and confidence as soon as they enter her presence.  She has studied formal methods of energy transmission and healing, including and not limited to being a Reiki Master, and a Matrix Blueprint Practitioner. The manner in which Alaya inter-weaves many modalities providing a potent and unique combination rarely found and enabling her clients to see and transform their present state sustainably and in real-time.


Alaya brings far more than extensive training and 30+ years of client experience.  She brings the skills and insights gained through her own inspirational life story having experienced and recovered from serious challenges including natural disasters, total disability, childhood trauma, a critical car crash, corporate shootout, several family members with cancer, and near death three times.  These circumstances combined with a lifetime of study and integration of many gifts, practices, knowledge and insights inform her client sessions in a very special way thus bringing undeniable hope and success to all who work with her.


Her specialized certifications include the following areas:  Complementary Medical Hypnotherapy, Hypno-Oncology (Hypnotherapy for Cancer), Pain Management, Anxiety Relief, Pre- and Post- Surgery, Hypnodontics (Hypnotherapy for Dentistry), Healing Phobias, Enhanced Sports and Athletic Conditioning, Performance including Public Speaking, HypnoFertility Therapy, and a specialized form of Birthing that is distinct from others because of her combined expertise.  She is also certified in Accelerated Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Meta-States, which is considered to be the next step beyond advanced NLP.  She teaches Stress Management techniques and Meditation using breath, and present-centered awareness known as Mindfulness.


Her practice is focused upon many facets of holistic wellness, life enhancement, and transition easement. She often collaborates with other health practitioners to support her client’s total wellbeing, and welcomes contact from them for the highest care of mutual clients. She has extensive experience with both Deep Trance and Waking Hypnosis, and Somatic Experiencing (SE) work based on the model of Peter Levine, which teaches clients how to regulate their nervous system and build resilience amidst life’s triggers and challenges – an approach that she has found highly successful in her own healing journey.  She also uses Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) upon request.   


Alaya is also a Senior-level Mediator who is highly esteemed in the Rogue Valley for her excellence in simultaneously combining the business and intuitive aspects to conflict resolution.  She brings these skills to her healing practice in a format that she has created called “Inner Mediation.”


Alaya’s special expertise combines countless clients with miraculous transformation, her own healing journey, and her highly refined expertise working with clients who suffer from serious medical and personal challenges. Because of the depth of experiences in both her professional life as a social worker helping the most challenged segments of our population, her personal experiences, sessions with Alaya are extremely transformative and powerful. She offers far more than training and years of client contact.  The methods and insights that she has gained through her life consistently inform her work with her clients. This continues to expand her compassion and define her personalized approach.  She has proven several times that all is possible; there is nothing truly hopeless.


Alaya sees clients in her offices in Ashland and Grants Pass as well as on site throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties.  She is acclaimed for her life miraculous sessions with clients who travel from all distances.   In 2013, Alaya returned to Oregon after an undeniable calling in to relocate to the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  She arrived in time for the historic floods in Boulder, in which Boulder became a federal disaster area. Having experienced serious consequences of the floods, she emerged from the experience and returned to her home in Ashland with a new awareness and more developed skills to help clients overcome accumulated trauma and deeply held patterns.  She utilizes the Somatic Experiencing techniques of Peter Levine in combination with the many other experiential techniques in which she has extensive training and expertise.


These present times are presenting financial, personal, and professional upheaval, confusion, and challenge worldwide for even those who have considered themselves the most stable. She teaches her clients how to access a point of clarity and a foundation of calm amidst the most troubling circumstances. This same state will reset and renew physiological and emotional systems enabling accelerated healing and renewal. Her clients span a wide range of age, from children to near ninety.


Alaya feels a deep passion, compassion, and meaningful purpose in bringing valuable awareness, inspiration, and empowerment to those who seek relief from suffering, hope to those who may feel they are in hopeless circumstances, and success to those who desire to excel in their life in many capacities.  What you experience in working in session with Alaya will expand your capacity for unlimited possibilities, and with self-commitment you will never be the same.


Alaya sees clients in her offices as well as clients’ homes, in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, as well as golf courses, tennis courts, lecture halls, spas and retreat centers.  She travels to other counties and states for pre-arranged series of sessions. She is available for informational talks and classes for schools, organizations, companies, and medical groups.  She offers group sessions for those who organize their own groups as well as groups that she organizes.  These are comprised of committed individuals ready to partner with her for their healing and success.  She is open to groups centered around topics of client interest.  Feel free to contact her with your ideas.



In 2005 Alaya formed the Natural Birthing Healers Network in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, a matrix of ten birthing professionals. She has also been trained as a birth doula through the National Cappa organization.


As a Senior Mediator, she holds several specialized certifications including Community Mediation, Family, Relationship, Multigenerational, Bi-racial, Incarceration, and more.  She has facilitated numerous conflicts to successful mutual resolution, and also serves as a Training Coach for the organizations providing education and experience for new mediators.


Alaya has worked extensively with several nonprofit organizations serving to assist the most challenged segments of our population including in the areas of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Prevention, those individuals classified as the least rehirable, in Senior Employment and Training Programs, and with Families in Poverty.


She has enjoyed being one of the music hosts for Jefferson Public Radio, a large radio station received in Southern Oregon and Northern California.


Alaya is presently engaged in studies for her PhD in EcoPsychology, which introduces nature as the model for balance and sustainable relationships with all life, awakening latent senses and supporting the emergence of healthy natural attractions.


She offers free telephone or in-person introductions, and can be reached by phone at (541) 292-2945, or by  email. Give yourself this gift of power to create a new life. She welcomes your contact.