About

About

Aloha, my name is Martha Z Stanwood and I happily live and work on the north east side of Oahu, Hawaii.  

I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and spent many summers in Ocean City, New Jersey.  

I started painting murals in 1994 and started getting paid for it in 1998.  I had the pleasure of painting many murals throughout my college years and since then, I try to paint at least one mural each year. I graduated in 2003 with a B.S. in Industrial Design.  My interest in sustainable design eventually lead me into Graphic Design.  

In 2005 I started designing custom wedding invitations and I have worked with hundreds of couples in creating the stationery accents for their big day.  My current design work consists of product developement and graphic design for a variety of clients.

I started studying and practicing yoga and meditation in 2005.  I received a 200 hour teacher certification.  This is a life long journey and every sit in meditation takes me deeper into this practice.  Teaching is a joyful gift.  Over the years I've been blessed with a number of great teachers, but the two most influential are Yogi Shanti Desai and Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche.  

I moved to the North Shore of Oahu with my husband in 2012 where my interest in the healing arts started to flourish and I recived my first Reiki attunement.  The 2nd level attunment came a year later after much practice and meditation.  Reiki healing is amazing to give and receive.