My Background & Training
Usui Reiki Master trained all Reiki levels (I, II, Advanced and Master) with Usui Reiki Master and Sound Healer Daniella White
Certified Coach in the Linn Method for Clutter Clearing with Denise Linn
B.A. Psychology, Barnard College of Columbia University
Shamanic Apprenticeship with don Oscar Miro-Quesada
Shamanic Studies with Lauren Nalder at Bastyr University
Shamanic Studies with Sandra Ingerman (currently studying)
Shamanic/Spiritual Drumming Studies with Christine Stevens (currently studying)
Face Reading Intensive Workshop with Jean Haner
Dream Walking Course on Dreams with Toko-Pa Turner
Awakening Your Shakti Class with Lisa Schrader
Awakening Your Kundalini Class with Raja Choudhury
eGroup Study Courses via Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. organization:
Astrology Classes with Raye Mathis
Creating the Life You Want with Patrick Belisle
Past Lives with Nancy Eubel
Vibrations, Moving You to a Higher Dimension with Nancy Eubel
Higher Consciousness Training with John Van Auken
Meditation 101 with James Van Auken
Seminars, Summits, & Lectures Attended:
Egyptian & Mayan Wisdom, John Van Auken via Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. organization
Your Psychic Soul, Judith Pennington via Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. organization
The Modern Shaman Summit
Awakening Consciousness Summit 2014
Shamanism Global Summit 2016 & 2017 via The Shift Network
Energy Medicine & Healing Summit 2017 via The Shift Network
The Internal Technology of Happiness, Max Strom
Dreamhealer Workshop, Adam McLeod
Sacred Dance Workshop on Sufi Healing with Amel Tafsout
Aromatherapy Workshop with Andrea Butje, Aromahead Institute
Quantum Science Explains Love, Death & Meaning of Life with Amit Goswami
Soul Print Workshop with Rick Gage
Intuitive Eye Reading Workshop with Laureli Shimayo
The True Path Entrepreneur Summit 2017 hosted by Beth Weinstein
Mindfulness and Meditation Summit 2018 hosted by Sounds True
The Modern Shaman Mystery School (Summit) 2018 hosted by EntheoNation
Hay House World Summit 2018 hosted by Hay House
The Shaman’s Path to Illumination Experiential Event with Hank Wesselman, PhD
Soul Gathering event with Matt Kahn
Immersive Self-Study around Emotional Healing with Teal Swan
Self-Healing After Narcissistic Abuse Program with Meredith Miller
Sound Healing & More:
Healing Sound Baths with Daniella White
Finding Your Natural Voice Studies with Rafe Pearlman
Healing Concert with Wah!
Kirtan with Gina Sala
Kirtans with Krishna Das
Drum Circle with Denise Paulette
Dedicated Hatha Yoga Practice with Joel Benjamin YogaSmith
Sometime near my 40th birthday I began a quest to find more joy in my life. There were many aspects of my life in which I was happy, but just as many where I felt blocked and could feel my soul withering. I had been ignoring these gnawings of unhappiness for quite some time until eventually they began to manifest as physical discomfort. It got to be that each time I made a choice that made me unhappy, my body felt pain; the severity of this reaction started to rapidly increase with each choice that was misaligned with what my spirit needed.
I realized it was time to make a significant change in the way I was approaching my life. I knew with certainty I had the capacity to feel joy in all areas of my life, and I wanted to feel more fully joyful and alive, but hadn't a clue as to where to begin this quest. A friend introduced me to a talented psychic and a whole new world opened up to me. Suddenly I saw what I'd always known, especially as a child - that there is much more to life than what we typically see!
A spiritual retreat on my 40th birthday further opened me to metaphysical concepts, some new to me and others that I'd long had an interest in, going back to childhood, but hadn't thoroughly pursued. I began an odyssey of immersing myself in learning, spending nearly all my spare time taking classes, reading books, attending workshops and dedicating myself to my own personal healing. Each doorway I chose to pass through led to new and different doorways. As the Rumi, the 13th century poet and mystic, advises: I responded to each call that excited my spirit!
I was helped along by the universe in this journey towards more joy by what I like to think of as my own personal earthquake. A series of significant losses in multiple areas of my life occurred simultaneously. It was rough. My life as I knew it became suddenly unrecognizable. Each difficulty provided an opportunity for growth, understanding my own personal strength, long-overdue emotional healing and ancestral pattern breaking as I journeyed back to my soul, shedding many, many layers along the way.
This learning and internal work has been going on since 2012 and continues to this day. I imagine I will be learning every day of my life and my method is to take in each new learning and apply it within my life and then within my healing work.
As a result of this spiritual awakening and deep personal growth, I found the joy I was seeking! Along with it came many bumps in the road, a deep sense of peace, and a switch from a successful corporate career to becoming the Intuitive Healer and Reiki Master that I now am. I am deeply grateful to have found my way here and am honored to support my clients in their journeys.