Facilitator, Educator, Healing Practitioner
Walking the path with heart since 1999, my healing practice is steeped in indigenous & nature-based wisdom traditions. After many years of extensive and intensive study and training, I began offering healing and ceremonial services and retreats professionally in 2010. Since then, I have facilitated hundreds of sessions and ceremonies.
I have studied with indigenous healing practitioners spanning multiple earth-honoring traditions, including but not limited to Toltec and Q’uero, with my deepest experience in Huichol and Shipibo healing traditions. I do not presume to represent these lineages of practice beyond the permission extended by my teachers. My public offerings are cross-cultural, always rooted in deep reverence for those who have shared their ways, and for the earth.
I am a life-learner and a life-long learner. In addition to indigenous healing studies, my early secondary education was focused on visual arts and communication. I have also completed certifications in Hellenistic Astrology, Aromatherapy, Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Sacred Postpartum Mother Roasting. I have attended multiple continuing education trainings such as Homeopathy for Women and Children, Crystal Healing, Shipibo Abdominal Massage, and early levels of Mayan Abdominal Therapy and Western Massage, among others. I am a long-time student of the Michael Teachings, Mindfulness Meditation and Mythology. More recently, I have been delving into Trauma-informed Care, Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory (Nervous System/ Vagus Nerve), Somatic Experiencing studies and am currently enrolled in a Somatic Attachment Therapy Certification course. All that said, contemplation, meditation, direct revelation and the natural world remain among my greatest teachers.
While I have studied and incorporate psychological perspectives into my work, I am not a licensed psychotherapist. I have personally found indigenous healing and universal wisdom practices to be efficient, effective, holistic, satisfying and soulful, a valid alternative to conventional Western methods. That said, my work compliments rather than excludes traditional talk therapy, psychoanalysis and any other healing modality.
I am deeply interested in cultural creativity and cultural healing. I also geek out on things like herbal remedies and plant medicines, gardening, alternative educational and parenting philosophies, painting, crafting and chocolate making, which I might blog about here as well.
And, just a heads-up, in true artisan/ shape-shifter form, my hair is ever-changing. You can probably bet it'll look different the next (if not every) time you see me. :)
Find me on Instagram: @this.sacredcup