Meet Intuitive Guide Kiki Matoba

Kiki Matoba is a Los Angeles-based intuitive guide, reiki master, and energy healer. She has been serving people from all over the world for the past eight years by helping them transform their energies which empowers people to live happier and healthier lives. Read on to learn about her morning routine, inspirations, favorite book, and more.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey to starting your practice?

My spiritual awakening started with Reiki and Yin Yoga 11 years ago and has expanded into metaphysics, working with Source, and cymatics. My work has evolved into a unique combination of clear intention, guided meditation, and sound healing that allows people to have their own personal spiritual experience opening them up to the infinite possibilities of higher consciousness.

Where did you grow up and where do you call home now?

I was adopted from Korea and grew up in a Japanese-American home in San Jose, CA. I now live in Los Angeles.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I grew up dancing since I was four – hip-hop and tap being my favorite genres – and was on a competitive dance team in high school.

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?


Are there any rituals that keep you grounded?

After my morning meditation, I have a shot of kombucha, a bite of sauerkraut or kimchi, an olive, and a cup of chai with a sprinkle of cinnamon, turmeric, and a splash of coffee to start my day. I believe food is medicine so beginning my day by feeding my gut microbiome helps my body and brain digest and process all the things.

Who inspires you?

My ascension teacher Niki Skye. As an energy healer, there is always more to learn and understand beyond our physical reality and planet Earth. Everything is constantly changing including truth, consciousness, and the universe.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

“Eat well. Move more. Stress less. Love more.” - Dr. Dean Ornish

What book changed the way you think?

Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss was one of the first metaphysical books I ever read. I respect how this book touches on different established spiritual belief systems in order to ground the concept of Spirit. Caroline Myss is a no-nonsense teacher whose personality is not stereotypically ‘woo-woo’ which I find humorous and refreshing. I try not to take life too seriously.

What mantra do you live by?

Source is my source.

What does wellness mean to you?

To me, wellness means taking responsibility for your own healing and finding what works and resonates for your own constitution. When we choose to heal ourselves we become happier and kinder because we feel good. You then emit that vibration out into the world which is felt and inspires others. We cannot control other people but we can control our own choices to work towards being the best version of ourselves.   

We cannot control other people but we can control our own choices to work towards being the best version of ourselves.