Jona Genova

Jona Genova: Reiki Practitioner for Newport Academy


Jona Genova

Jona Genova, an energy healer and meditation teacher, brings more than 20 years of devoted study and practice, and a background in brain mapping research, to her teaching and healing work. She is the founder of Samadhi for Peace, offering workshops, classes, and Sustainable Compassion Training; and Community Meditation, a free, weekly live-streamed meditation gathering and podcast. Jona also created a well-respected Reiki certification program and a course combining energy healing and meditation, which has been featured by MSN, Good Morning America, and the Associated Press.

After conducting brain research at Clarkson University, Jona began a formal study of Buddhism and meditation with Tibetan meditation teacher Lama John Makransky at Boston College. She has also studied with teachers in the Nyingma, Kagyü, and Gelug schools, including Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Lama Willa Miller, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In developing programs for individuals and groups, Jona’s approach is personalized, compassionate, and practical.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“Someone once told me that Jamison [Monroe, Newport Academy’s founder and CEO] never gives up on anyone. This ethos permeates our standard of care and encourages everyone to see the deep dignity in others. It is a gift to work in this environment.” —Jona Genova


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Select Achievements

  • Bachelor’s degree from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • Reiki Master, Usui Reiki Level 1, Usui Reiki Level 2, Usui and Holy Fire Reiki Master
  • Meditation teacher training, Foundation for Active Compassion
  • Member, Courage for Care Coalition