Rev. Xina Raley is a certified Reiki Master and teacher of the traditional Usui method, and a Certified Chios Master Teacher. She is an ordained minister with the Ministry of Light Interfaith Church, and has also completed the first level in Living the Circle of Shamanic Healing. Xina holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Parapsychic Science, and a Masters of Science in Holistic Ministries.

In 2000 I started the year with health concerns. These "problems" were only the beginning to all the many changes in my life. Little did I realize that these "problems" were blessings in disguise, and all that I had been learning and studying since 1984 would all come together! 

I opened my store, Whispering Hoop, the summer of 2004 in Solomon's, Maryland. I wanted a safe place for people to come to find the answers and tools they needed to progress on their journey through life. I sold the store to Shari and Michele in March of 2006, so that I could take care of my mother after she became ill. They renamed the store Inner Equinox , and have grown and expanded. 

Whispering Hoop,  Rev. Xina Raley

Education and Experience


Ordained Minister, Ministry of Light Interfaith Church

Reiki Master/Teacher of the Traditional Usui method, from Rev. Arlene Denton 
Certified Chios Master Teacher, from Susan Robinson and the Chios Institute 
First Level in Living the Circle of Shamanic Healing, from Nina Gibson 
Masters of Science degree in Holistic Ministry, from the American Institute of Holistic Theology (graduated with honors) 

Attended workshops and/or training in:

  • Animal Medicine, Ted Andrews
  • Aromatherapy 
  • Numerology 
  • Meditation 
  • E.F.T. Emotional Freedom Technique, from Michael Gillooly, LCSW-C, EFT-ADV, Psychotherapist 
  • Mindfulness, The Practice of Compassionate Presence, from Carol Ladas-Gaskin, MA, LMP, RC 
  • 10-week study group on Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth 
  • Feng Shui 
  • Journaling 
  • Developing Psychic Intuition 
  • The Medicine Wheel 
  • Wisdom of the Dream: A Jungian Approach to Dream Interpretation, from Howard Tyas, DMin, PhD
  • Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scripture ,  edX Harvard