Michelle Sakhai believes and trusts in the energy of the creative spirit as a healing force on the earth. Michelle conveys this valuable message of healing through her art, her speaking engagements and teaching Transformative Art. Sakhai's extensive world travels, which began at an early age and her mixed heritage have shaped her as an artist. Being Persian and Japanese, Michelle grew up traveling to Japan to visit her family every summer for twenty years. In Japan, Michelle was strongly impacted by the culture and scenery of her grandparent’s home town, Kashiwazaki. This special place left an indelible impression that still today feeds her imagination. Michelle’s creative perception and talent was also nurtured by her Persian culture. Having both Persian and Japanese traditionsin her young life influences her artistic vision. Michelle is a certified Reiki Master and a certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor. Sakhai currently works and resides in New York City.