Our Teachers & Staff
Who We Are
We are a dedicated community of Clairvoyants, who love to share this work with our students. All of our teachers have completed many levels of our Clairvoyant training programs, and have been practicing Clairvoyance for a minimum of 5.5 years - and most have been practicing much longer! Each teacher brings a unique style and personality to the work, and yet we work together in harmony to so that all of our classes preserve the original essence of the teachings.
Rev. Lisa French
Founder & President
Lisa is a tremendous spiritual teacher, clairvoyant reader and healer with a seemingly endless supply of magical stories, enthusiasm and compassion. She is passionately dedicated to creating learning vehicles and teaching techniques for people to be able to know their own greatest teacher; their own inner being and higher self. She infuses the wisdom of her great experience in teaching, healing and reading, in everything she creates.
Lisa was blessed to begin her training in 1983 in Berkeley, California with the founder of modern day clairvoyant training, Dr. Lewis S. Bostwick. Upon graduating her teachers training, she joined the staff in Berkeley and taught a variety of beginning classes, trained clairvoyant readers, provided healing clinics and ran clairvoyant demonstrations. She went on to become Director of the San Rafael Clairvoyant Institute in Marin County. Lisa was then called to Hawaii's' big Isle. She spent some time there working with the spirit of the land and then In 1997 founded the Clairvoyant Center of Hawaii.
Lisa teaches many levels of Clairvoyant Training, including the Spiritual Teachers and Leadership program, Your Own Birth Series, Women's Classes, One-to-One and all different flavors of workshops. When you find yourself in one of Lisa's classes you know you’re in a safe place to realize and restore your own souls journey; a place to use the techniques offered to know your Self. Lisa loves this work because it allows people to liberate themselves without giving their power or devotion to a teacher outside themselves. You learn to reference and trust your own information, you learn how to know when it is truth and when it is not.
Lisa sometimes leads transformational spiritual retreats. She’s taken groups into the mysterious temples of Egypt, and holy shrines in France.
You will always find yourself growing like a beautiful rose towards the sun, getting taller, stronger and more vibrant when taking a class with Lisa. Her lighthearted wisdom and jovial presence will ignite and illuminate the answers within you to your soul’s journey on earth. Do you want to discover the keys in you that unlock the gateways to your own souls journey? To your soul’s awareness if grace? To your soul’s own magical formulas of guidance and truth? Come and join us for classes and growth at CCH & Magic Isle.
For more information on Lisa, please visit the Magic Isle site at www.magicisle.com
“I am in awe of Lisa French! She’s a living example of all she teaches, and her stories stay with me for days, weeks, and even years, continuing to unfold their lessons to me.”
Rev. Laura Ruhle
Vice President & Teacher, Advanced Clairvoyant Program
Laura is a truly powerful creator who has lived on Hawaii for 25 years. Laura also created the Long-Distance Clairvoyant Training Program, back when “telecommuting” meant sending audio cassettes of class recordings by snail-mail! She has grown the long-distance program into a thriving global community of clairvoyant students all over the world.
Laura is also a massage therapist and astounding healer, who has studied a huge variety of spiritual teachings over the past 30 years. When Laura first learned clairvoyant tools and realized how simple, real and effective they are, her inner enthusiasm tripled and right then and there she committed her soul to learning and to sharing this empowering work.
Laura continues to guide and support the staff as vice president of the board of directors. She is an inspired teacher, passionate director and essentially a happy person who infuses everything she touches with a creative spark.
Whether you meet Laura in person or in one of our tele-seminar classrooms, you will know right away you are in the presence of a life-lover. She currently teaches Advanced Clairvoyant Training, various beginning and advanced classes, and specializes in training beginning clairvoyants in how to read and how to really see spirit. If you can get into one of her classes, her powerful enthusiasm and life enriching humor will assist you in opening up and awakening abilities in Your soul that are part of Your divine heritage but may have been buried, overwhelmed or dormant for some time. As a highly gifted clairvoyant, she is honored to be part of this universe and joyously teaches people how to find their own answers every day.
“Laura has an amazing ability to show me where I’m stuck, and with such grace and compassion move me into more freedom and flow. She’s a living legend, and I’m so grateful I get to learn from her!”
Rev. Patty Lassaline
Director of Administration, Teaching Staff
Patty Lassaline is an accomplished artist, mother of three amazing beings and lives in northern California. Patty is a tremendously creative person who brings awareness and sensitivity into all she does. She has been avidly teaching art in the forms of pottery, painting, and bead work to children and adults in way that allows each involved to blossom into a greater sense of inner and outer balance.
Patty has journeyed an aware spiritual path for the last 22 years. She's studied astrology, various meditation pursuits, and the discovery of herself through pilgrimage to Europe, continual spiritual training, and art as spiritual activity. She is a graduate of the Clairvoyant Teachers Program from the Clairvoyant Center of Hawaii and teaches clairvoyant meditation, Aura reading, & women's healing.
If you are lucky enough to have a class with Patty teaching, you will have the opportunity to discover yourself in a whole new way. She brings lots of exuberant grace into her teaching, a loving sense of humor into her communication and total commitment to clairvoyant training at all levels.
“It’s the greatest treat in the world receiving a Clairvoyant ‘hello’ from Patty!”
Rev. Samara Taylor
Director of Operations & Teacher
Samara loves to share both the mystical and practical aspects of Clairvoyance. In classes and meditations with Samara, you’ll find a flow with silliness and serenity. You can catch Samara in our introductory-level classes and workshops. And when she’s not teaching Clairvoyance, she loves teaching and sharing the wisdom of Yoga.
“When Samara guides a meditation, it’s both deep and serene, and silly and playful! It’s so fun!"
Rev. Monica Pappe
Director & Teacher of the Beginning Clairvoyant Training Program
Monica Pappe is one of those people who has been on a spiritual path for many, many lifetimes. She if full of wisdom and humor. One of her great abilities is her amazingly clear communication with the Great Spirit. This is a place of being truly aligned with divinity and with our place in divine flow. Monica has it and she lives it.
Monica currently lives in Washington State where she is surrounded by children, grandchildren and many, many people who love her. An avid gardener, Monica has a green thumb, great communication with nature spirits and is always growing something.
Being in a class with Monica is always an opportunity to discover more about your higher self and your true place in the universe. She bubbles up with amazing stories about how others have had their lives change in a really happy way, by using clairvoyant tools. She creates an atmosphere where you can discover all different parts of your own creative spirit. Want to find more joy and meaning in all that is, want some great tools that help you reestablish rhythm in all you do, take a class with Monica.
“Monica brings a warmth and passion to all her classes! She's a clear teacher, and a kind and compassionate soul.”
Our Staff & Teachers
Rev. Mavis Hirata
Staff & Teacher
Mavis is a wise and powerful teacher. As an old soul, she leads with gentle grace, and guides students to heal themselves. Mavis has that form of kindness that helps each of us remember our brilliant divinity. The strength and purity of her soul ignites in each of us the childlike wonder that can connect us with the glories of our own Higher Self.
They say that healing is making whole. If restoring us to wholeness is what happens during healing… then an opportunity to have any form of class with Mavis will be transformational, gentle, grand and at the same time, deeply empowering.
Mavis teaches Beginning Healing 101 and 102 classes as well as Hands-on-Healing classes. She also leads wonderful workshops. Participating in a healing event with Mavis is a true gift. She lives what she teaches, and sets a radiant example of bringing the magic of Clairvoyance into daily living. She brings great color into everything she touches.
“I feel right at home when Mavis teaches. It’s like remembering something deep and important about myself. Thank you Mavis for making me feel so safe on this journey!”
Rev. Geoffrey L. Owens
Teacher of the Male Energy Workshop Series
Geoffrey is an inspired clairvoyant healer and teacher who has been connecting souls with their life’s purpose for over 20 years. He assists with life’s challenging issues, bringing amusement and enthusiasm to every class, seminar and reading. He reintroduces spiritual tools and healing modalities to help reconnect you with a deeper part of your being! Geoffrey’s teaching background includes Clairvoyant Training and Meditation Programs, Men’s Meditation Groups, Workshops (with an emphasis on healing male / female relationships).
Additionally, he is the Director of the Sacred Heart Meditation Center in Lincoln, CA.
Friendly Messenger of Magic
Our friendly Office Unicorn brings grace and magic to all we do at the Center. She sends emails on our behalf, brightens up the office, and sprinkles magic in the hallways. If you see her galloping around, say hello!
“It’s so much fun getting a ‘hello’ from the Office Unicorn – it reminds me not to take everything so seriously, and that life really is magical.”