GM Brana is a spiritual teacher at DivineYu Academy, an academy for naturo-therapy, wellness and self-development. Born with natural capabilities to harmonize subtle energies, she uses this gift to assist her students in their personal evolution to enable them to reach their full potential and inner peace.
Brana holds a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering. She integrates ancient wisdom, modern science and unconditional love energy to be used for both wellness and happiness. She’s a graduate of the nutrition program at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies from eCornell University, based on whole-food plant based nutrition for therapy. Brana is a member of the Canadian Naturopaths and Naturo-Therapists Association. She published the Love & Wisdom book with her quotes.
Childhood and Education
Brana was born to a family of teachers in a small town in Europe. Her father taught mathematics as well as physics and her mother taught languages in an elementary school. Her spinal cord was twisted at birth and doctors told her parents that she would never walk, that she was in great pain and would require surgery. As if by a miracle, the spinal cord repaired itself and Brana started to walk, supported by her grandpa. Her grandparents were farm and restaurant owners. Brana’s grandmother had an awareness of her own energy capabilities and used herbs for healing. As a young girl, Brana spent time on her grandparents’ farm lovingly riding horses, painting, and enjoying nature in the company of many animals.
Nourrissez tout se qui vous entoure d’amour inconditionnel, puisque que cet amour est l’orgine et la destination.
Nurture everyone with unconditional love, as it is the origin and the destination.
– GM Brana
Brana was a curious and intuitive child with curly blonde hair. She learned how to read and write by herself, and had read the entire encyclopedia by the age of seven. She completed her Master’s degree with a thesis in biomedical engineering – Telemedicine in a Cardiovascular Field.
Brana traveled to over 30 countries and met many interesting and gifted students. In September of 2011, Brana organized the Youth Peace project at the World Religion’s Conference with a special guest – His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.
GM Brana - Photo Gallery
GM Brana with Dr. Gabriel Cousens at the Annual Modern Essene Gathering, After Shaktipat Initation
HH Dalai Lama, GM Brana
GM Brana with a First Nations Boy
HH Dalai Lama receiving a small gift from GM Brana
GM Brana in Bali
GM Brana in Arizona
GM Brana guiding a meditation at the top of the Bell Rock Energy Vortex in Sedona, Arizona
GM Brana as a Child
GM Brana with Lovely Nurses
Pilot Project with Nurses
Considering nurses the heroes of today, Brana started a pilot project with the emergency psychiatric section of a Montreal hospital, whereby the nurses were initiated into Reiki as part of their stress-reduction program, with favourable results.
Brana also runs charitable activities. She likes to volunteer at the Native Women’s Shelters and DivineYu has donated proceeds from Reiki initiations to the First Nations women and children of Montreal.
Brana has always been interested in energy from both scientific and spiritual perspectives, and has read many books on the subject. She has kept up-to-date with the latest research on bio-energy and life after life. Very early on, she understood that we had abilities to manifest thoughts into the physical reality, and that by placing her hands on the place of the body which hurts, pain would go away.
Arvind Sharma, a professor of comparative religions at McGill University and highly regarded for his expertise in religion and spirituality, introduced Brana to a book about Sri Ramana Maharshi. Maharshi reached self-realization by a method of meditation and self-inquiry. To this date, Brana loves gazing at Ramana’s photographs and has beautiful dreams of Arunachala hill, where Ramana lived.
The Sufi Way
After reading Rumi’s poems, a 13th century Sufi poet, Brana was inspired with Rumi’s expression of love, and was later initiated in Sufism by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani.
Brana’s Reiki knowledge was first awakened by a very compassionate French female Reiki teacher. Following days of mediation, in 2010 she gave to Brana her first Reiki Master spiritual name – Shakti, the universal principle of feminine energy, creation, empowerment and transformation. In total, she has been initiated into Reiki by four different teachers, including William Rand Lee. William became a Reiki Master in 1989 and received the Reiki Master level of training from six Reiki Masters including three from Japan. William designed and placed World Peace Crystal Grids at the North Pole, the South Pole, Jerusalem and Maui, promoting world peace and understanding.
DivineYu Reiki Academy and Energy Therapies
Brana’s methods are based on her own talents developed from birth. Her mother was her first client. The DivineYu Reiki system is founded on Usui’s Reiki; however, it’s also based on her unique and advanced program in which scientific and spiritual knowledge converge for the benefit of the students by supporting them in taking steps to self-realization. They are guided to connect with their true-selves, directly through the Source. The Academy provides a nurturing, holistic environment for self-care and self-development and is always creating new programs to address today’s challenges. Brana enjoys seeing her students flourishing. She calls her school the Academy of Happiness.
Brana has studied over fifteen different energy-therapy modalities, including four different types of Reiki, various energy therapies, meditations, crystal therapy, sound therapy, shamanic therapy, Kabbalah, Sufism, Vedanta, Shamatha Meditation, the world’s major religions, mysticism, philosophy, psychology, human anatomy, nutrition and various other spiritual literature. Some of her favourite teachings come from Socrates and Pythagoras, ancient Greek philosophers.
Thriving in self-development environments, Brana loves to teach and attend classes. She also likes spending time in places steeped in scared geometry. In Montreal, one of her favourite meditation spots is the Basilica of Notre Dame. She loves nature and animals, and has welcomed two stray dogs from the Dominican Republic into her home. After one surgery and two weeks of Reiki sessions, her Weimaraner was cured from body paralysis, which was caused by a spinal cord injury.
Brana does what she teaches and lives a happy, healthy and harmonious life. She receives great support from her family, particularly from her sister, her wonderful husband and parents in all her endeavours.