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THE BOX OF DARKNESS. 

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” - MARY OLIVER

 

 

 

A Winter Series of Covensations (Coven Conversations) on How to Transform Darkness & How it Transforms Us. 

Coven= a Gathering in Sacred Space of Magic, Healing, & Transformation

 

VOLUME I.

THE BOX OF DARKNESS. 

 I am honored to present you with a stellar cast of lantern-like humans who have been resurrected from their own darkness, who have entered the "portal of pain," and been transformed. My prayer is that their stories offer you comfort, consolation, and the power to face and heal your own darkness. When you do so, you have the power to face and heal the darkness of the world. 

 

25 nights, 24 extraordinary tales of healing through darkmess.  

a live interactive call series. all calls will be recorded.

 

10 % of all Proceeds will go to Save the Children toward the Rohingya Crisis Children's Relief Fund

 

"I want to share with you some of the tales of those who have descended into the Underworld + returned to the light. As I recount these stories, I want you to consider that these tales are both truth + allegory, for many have gone down into the depths of Hell to find their love, to save their world, or to be reborn." - Return of the Divine Sophia
 

     THE SOULS GATHERED IN THIS COVEN

ARE THOSE WHO HAVE FACED THEIR DARKNESS TO HEAL

& IN DOING SO, ARE HEALERS. 

The powerful healers gathered in this coven will tell their stories of darkness:

abuse, addiction, loss, failure, self-loathing, illness, grief, infertility, trauma, heartbreak, illness, dark nights of the soul & more...

and how these dark times served as "pain portals" of transformation.   

How healing crises can lead to spiritual transformation, how entering the dark can birth us anew, how to navigate the Underworld of our lives.

 

We have entered a stage in human evolution where all the Unsaid must be Said. This is the crux of this coven= that our stories heal. Our wounds are not our weakness. But with alchemy, our strength.

We will gather together in sacred space to speak about what has been hushed by the patriarchy, that has kept our shadows and secrets under the rug. The rug has been pulled back and the universal healing crisis is upon us. We will bring human pain into light without shame. 

ISOLATION KILLS & CONNECTION HEALS US.  WE ARE MEANT TO GATHER.

"THE TIME OF THE LONE WOLF IS OVER. GATHER YOURSELVES.

It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community.
Be good to yourself.
And not look outside of yourself for a leader."
- HOPI ELDER.

 

"We cannot become real in isolation." - Stephen Cope

Let us gather by the fire for stories of healing.

"This will be an integrative journey. This is NOT a course, I am not teaching. I am curating a group of wise souls, I am using my past experience as an arts journalist to create the space for these stories. I am inspired by Mabel Dodge Luhan, who gathered great minds (Carl Jung, Aldous Huxley, Georgia O'Keeffe, at her dinner table in Taos, NM).

THESE HEALERS ARE GATHERED IN OUR COVEN TO HOLD COVENSATIONS ABOUT THE HEALING POWER OF THE DARK, IF WE ACCEPT THE INVITATION OF THE INITIATION.

We can no longer be afraid of our own dark. We can no longer be afraid of the darkness of the world. This is a conversation on healing personal dark so as to transform collective dark. 

 

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"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

Deep in the center of you is a buried box of treasure. Have the courage to open it. Find your soul. 

 

"Every dark thing one falls into can be called an initiation. To be initiated into a thing means to go into it. The first step is generally falling into the dark place and usually appears in a dubious or negative form - falling into something, or being possessed by something. Even the worst things you fall into are an effort at initiation, for you are in something which belongs to you, and now you must get out of it."

Marie-Louise von Franz 

 


 

THESE HEALERS, THROUGH STORY OF THEIR OWN TRANSFORMATION, WILL BE OFFERING TOOLS FOR FACING THEIR DARKNESS.

MY MOTHER CALLED OUR DARK TIMES "THE BRUTAL GIFTS" OF LIFE.  THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE THAT HONORS LIFE AFTER LOSS.

 

We can turn our darkness into light. We can rise with the gold from the bottom of the wreck. In the dark time of the year (Northern Hemisphere), we will turn in together to alchemize our darkness & honor the gifts of the dark feminine. 

From our darkest night, can come our greatest light. 

We often hear that "our wisdom, or gold, is in our wounds." WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN? THESE STORIES WILL HELP YOU, TEACH YOU HOW TO EXTRACT THAT. TO GENTLY FACE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN RUNNING FROM. YOU WILL ALSO BE GIVEN SPACE TO ASK QUESTIONS, TO SPEAK & HEAL.

 

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
 

 

ALL THAT HAS BEEN SUPPRESSED & "SWEPT UNDER THE RUG" FOR YEARS OF PATRIARCHY IS NOW RISING TO BE SAID & SEEN,  IN THE MICROCOSM & THE MACROCOSM. 

WE MUST BE ABLE TO LOOK AT OUR OWN PAIN TO HEAL IT & WE MUST BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE WORLD'S PAIN TO HEAL IT. 

In the Myth of Inanna, the Dark Goddess Ereshkigal meets us where our pain is. She can no longer hold it for us. She hands it back to us. The earth is asking us to heal our own pain to heal the Earth.

 

ERESHKIGAL IS ASKING THAT WE "RAISE HELL," WHICH MEANS TO RAISE WHAT HAS BEEN BURIED BENEATH THE SURFACE, IN THE UNDERWORLD. TO SPEAK OUR TRUTHS & LET IT OUT. TO NOT HOLD ON TO OUR CANCEROUS SHAME ANYMORE.  THE DEEPER WE BURY OUR PAIN IN OUR BODIES, THE DEEPER WE BURY IT INTO THE EARTH.

 

you weren't meant to hide. you were meant to heal.

 

To comfort you through winter:

THE BOx of darkness series runs

December 21, 2017-  March 13, 2018

the box opens:

thursday, december 21, winter solstice OPENING CIRCLE:

I will open the sacred space of the circle. I lovingly invite you to introduce yourself, and perhaps even a bit of your story in this space.

 

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES will be on tuesdays & thursdays, at 5 pm EST. *

There will be an open council at the end of the calls. This is a conversation on healing. 

 

(* with the exception of one international speaker, whose timing will be earlier in the day). 

 

HONORED SPEAKERS.*

*the order will be announced closer to date. 

 CARLY RAE - WOMB HEALER

CARLY RAE.    MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Learning to walk hand in hand with my darkness, allowing her to teach and guide me. Learning trust, faith, and surrender in those dark nights of my soul has been my greatest lesson and gift.   I am Carly Rae “wombmama” – a Structural Integration Practitioner, Holistic Pelvic Care™ Practitioner, Arvigo Therapy™ Practitioner, Full-Spectrum Doula, Traditional Birth Attendant and a radical humanitarian. After practicing integrative bodywork for over 11 years, my work has transformed into a deeper calling to empower and educate people, especially women, about their bodies. In 2014 I began my specialization into women’s health. I immersed myself into learning about the female body, menstrual cycles, fertility, the womb and sexual organs, through all life stages. This in-depth learning led me to heal my body, sexual traumas, and deep wounds. I have regained myself. I can listen to my inner wisdom. I know what I need and I take care of myself on a deeper level. This is what I want for all women, of all ages, who cross my path. I want you to be able to hear the whispers within and know, without a doubt, that you are able to take care of yourself and love yourself in an honest and gentle way.

CARLY RAE. 

 

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Learning to walk hand in hand with my darkness, allowing her to teach and guide me. Learning trust, faith, and surrender in those dark nights of my soul has been my greatest lesson and gift.

 

I am Carly Rae “wombmama” – a Structural Integration Practitioner, Holistic Pelvic Care™ Practitioner, Arvigo Therapy™ Practitioner, Full-Spectrum Doula, Traditional Birth Attendant and a radical humanitarian. After practicing integrative bodywork for over 11 years, my work has transformed into a deeper calling to empower and educate people, especially women, about their bodies. In 2014 I began my specialization into women’s health. I immersed myself into learning about the female body, menstrual cycles, fertility, the womb and sexual organs, through all life stages. This in-depth learning led me to heal my body, sexual traumas, and deep wounds. I have regained myself. I can listen to my inner wisdom. I know what I need and I take care of myself on a deeper level. This is what I want for all women, of all ages, who cross my path. I want you to be able to hear the whispers within and know, without a doubt, that you are able to take care of yourself and love yourself in an honest and gentle way.

Caroline Pauline Cardenas - GRIEF DOULA

    Caroline Pauline Cárdenas is the creator of The Hula Hoop Girl, an Embodied Movement Meditation Self-Care Body Play Practice that guides women to reconnect to their natural born rhythm, replenish their joy, and cultivate their creative courage. A practicing oncology nurse for almost 15 years, she holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education, is a certified Breast Care Nurse, a 200hr Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, a certified Elemental Hoop Dance Teacher, and a certified 5 Elements Ecstatic Dance Facilitator. Currently, Caroline is pursuing her Doctorate in Somatic Psychology at Meridian University.  Caroline’s life work, grounded in women’s health and women’s empowerment, began at the young age of 21, when her mother Grace, passed away from stage 4 breast cancer, just three months after her diagnosis. It was at that moment that Caroline began her soul work in the world serving as an advocate for women. For the past 16 years, Caroline has provided dedicated, compassionate, comforting, and safe care for her cancer patients throughout their treatments. She has also worked closely with patients naturally transitioning through the death and dying process. Currently, she works with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer providing loving compassionate and empathetic support throughout their journey with cancer. Caroline serves as an effective movement mentor as she guides patients to move through the shock, fear, and grief that accompanies the diagnosis of breast cancer, guiding the transmutation of fear and grief into new hopes and deeper meaning, awakening and nurturing joy and courage.  She speaks passionately about the power of play for self-care and the importance and necessity of team play to foster trust for the cultivation of healthier and more trusting work environments. She is a somatic guide, a poet, a writer, an Earth advocate, a women’s advocate, and a compassionate fear guide. 

 

 

Caroline Pauline Cárdenas is the creator of The Hula Hoop Girl, an Embodied Movement Meditation Self-Care Body Play Practice that guides women to reconnect to their natural born rhythm, replenish their joy, and cultivate their creative courage. A practicing oncology nurse for almost 15 years, she holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education, is a certified Breast Care Nurse, a 200hr Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, a certified Elemental Hoop Dance Teacher, and a certified 5 Elements Ecstatic Dance Facilitator. Currently, Caroline is pursuing her Doctorate in Somatic Psychology at Meridian University.  Caroline’s life work, grounded in women’s health and women’s empowerment, began at the young age of 21, when her mother Grace, passed away from stage 4 breast cancer, just three months after her diagnosis. It was at that moment that Caroline began her soul work in the world serving as an advocate for women. For the past 16 years, Caroline has provided dedicated, compassionate, comforting, and safe care for her cancer patients throughout their treatments. She has also worked closely with patients naturally transitioning through the death and dying process. Currently, she works with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer providing loving compassionate and empathetic support throughout their journey with cancer. Caroline serves as an effective movement mentor as she guides patients to move through the shock, fear, and grief that accompanies the diagnosis of breast cancer, guiding the transmutation of fear and grief into new hopes and deeper meaning, awakening and nurturing joy and courage.  She speaks passionately about the power of play for self-care and the importance and necessity of team play to foster trust for the cultivation of healthier and more trusting work environments. She is a somatic guide, a poet, a writer, an Earth advocate, a women’s advocate, and a compassionate fear guide. 

Marysia Miernowska  MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Learning to pass through the portal of pain and reap the medicine and magick of death, rebirth & the fertile darkness. Marysia is an herbalist, witch, biodynamic gardener and Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner rooted in the Wise Woman Tradition of Healing. She is the director of the California branch of The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education where she holds ceremony & teaches herbal medicine, plant shamanism, regenerative farming practices, and Earth magick. A multilingual and multicultural devotee of Mother Earth, Marysia has traveled extensively, learning different regenerative ways of tending to the Earth and sharing Earth medicine. She has a background as a community organizer and activist, and keeps her feet rooted by designing and tending to medicinal gardens using permaculture and biodynamic practices. Marysia formulates herbal medicine as a consultant and also makes sacred plant botanicals under the label Flora Sagrada. She lives in Topanga, CA. with her daughter Flora, grows biodynamic herbs in Malibu, and teaches and holds ceremony in the greater LA area. Marysia shares her passions with her students & community through education, ceremony, in the gardens she tends and in her writing. You can follow Marysia on instagram @thegaiaschoolofhealingca, & learn about the Sacred Plant Medicine Apprenticeship by visiting The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education

Marysia Miernowska 

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Learning to pass through the portal of pain and reap the medicine and magick of death, rebirth & the fertile darkness.

Marysia is an herbalist, witch, biodynamic gardener and Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner rooted in the Wise Woman Tradition of Healing. She is the director of the California branch of The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education where she holds ceremony & teaches herbal medicine, plant shamanism, regenerative farming practices, and Earth magick.

A multilingual and multicultural devotee of Mother Earth, Marysia has traveled extensively, learning different regenerative ways of tending to the Earth and sharing Earth medicine. She has a background as a community organizer and activist, and keeps her feet rooted by designing and tending to medicinal gardens using permaculture and biodynamic practices. Marysia formulates herbal medicine as a consultant and also makes sacred plant botanicals under the label Flora Sagrada. She lives in Topanga, CA. with her daughter Flora, grows biodynamic herbs in Malibu, and teaches and holds ceremony in the greater LA area. Marysia shares her passions with her students & community through education, ceremony, in the gardens she tends and in her writing. You can follow Marysia on instagram @thegaiaschoolofhealingca, & learn about the Sacred Plant Medicine Apprenticeship by visiting The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education

Ginny Muir MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Sitting at the feet of my own body hatred & bulimia and finding the crumbly path back to self-love. Ginny is a coach, healer and guide on the path deeply devoted to consciousness, Love and Truth. By becoming a student of the pain and discomfort in her own life, she transformed from insecure, eating-disordered, people-pleasing workaholic to world-traveling, pleasure-seeking, open-hearted priestess. She uses the tools gathered along the way — those that helped her align with her body, reclaim her sensuality, embrace sisterhood, experience belonging, release old wounding and remember how to hear the voice of her soul — to guide others toward healing. Ginny writes, leads group programs, hosts international retreats and works one-on-one to create harmony where there is conflict and transmute stuckness into freedom.With her unique blend of humility and wisdom -- and a toolkit that includes coaching, breathwork, energy healing, intuitive Seeing & ritual-- she facilitates transformation: bowing to the Divine within, willingly traversing the darkness and turning lovingly toward the Light.

Ginny Muir

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Sitting at the feet of my own body hatred & bulimia and finding the crumbly path back to self-love.

Ginny is a coach, healer and guide on the path deeply devoted to consciousness, Love and Truth. By becoming a student of the pain and discomfort in her own life, she transformed from insecure, eating-disordered, people-pleasing workaholic to world-traveling, pleasure-seeking, open-hearted priestess. She uses the tools gathered along the way — those that helped her align with her body, reclaim her sensuality, embrace sisterhood, experience belonging, release old wounding and remember how to hear the voice of her soul — to guide others toward healing. Ginny writes, leads group programs, hosts international retreats and works one-on-one to create harmony where there is conflict and transmute stuckness into freedom.With her unique blend of humility and wisdom -- and a toolkit that includes coaching, breathwork, energy healing, intuitive Seeing & ritual-- she facilitates transformation: bowing to the Divine within, willingly traversing the darkness and turning lovingly toward the Light.

LISA LISTER- WITCH HEALER

Lisa Lister   MY BOX OF DARKNESS:  Navigating the darkness as initiation after the death of loved ones. Things a witch knows like the sound of her ownbreath: the inner chambers of the Underworld where she must rest + die before she rises again. The feel of the flames of fire that lick her + scorch her as they forge her. The pressure of the crucible as it extracts everything from her soul but the gold.  Lisa Lister is unafraid of the dark + celebrates it as a place of self knowledge + rebirth. Witches are healers + to heal you must enter the dark, they are wise women because of their relationship with the dark, the source of wisdom. Lisa is a bright light in this world because of the dark she's faced. We'll talk about the grief + illnesses that have initiated her into her healing powers, + we'll talk about how witches + priestesses work with the darkness to take back their power. Lisa closes her eyes + enters the dark where she hears SHE, who recently called her to the sacred isle of Malta, where priestesses once reigned in temples + caves + tombs. Where the Great Goddess was served + honored with ritual + timeless mysteries. The Priestesses, the voice of the Goddess, would lie still in the dark + hear the wisdom of the Underworld. For lifetimes my dear sister Lisa + I have reunited in our personal underworlds to gain strength from each other. And we always come out laughing. Lisa is a powerful leader + a wonderful vulnerable human friend. I love her dearly.  We'll talk to Lisa, author of Code Red, Love Your Lady Landscape, & this year's celebrated WITCH, from Malta, where she lies deep in winter surrounded by the voice of SHE

Lisa Lister

 

MY BOX OF DARKNESS:  Navigating the darkness as initiation after the death of loved ones.

Things a witch knows like the sound of her ownbreath: the inner chambers of the Underworld where she must rest + die before she rises again. The feel of the flames of fire that lick her + scorch her as they forge her. The pressure of the crucible as it extracts everything from her soul but the gold. 
Lisa Lister is unafraid of the dark + celebrates it as a place of self knowledge + rebirth. Witches are healers + to heal you must enter the dark, they are wise women because of their relationship with the dark, the source of wisdom. Lisa is a bright light in this world because of the dark she's faced. We'll talk about the grief + illnesses that have initiated her into her healing powers, + we'll talk about how witches + priestesses work with the darkness to take back their power.
Lisa closes her eyes + enters the dark where she hears SHE, who recently called her to the sacred isle of Malta, where priestesses once reigned in temples + caves + tombs. Where the Great Goddess was served + honored with ritual + timeless mysteries. The Priestesses, the voice of the Goddess, would lie still in the dark + hear the wisdom of the Underworld.
For lifetimes my dear sister Lisa + I have reunited in our personal underworlds to gain strength from each other. And we always come out laughing. Lisa is a powerful leader + a wonderful vulnerable human friend. I love her dearly. 
We'll talk to Lisa, author of Code Red, Love Your Lady Landscape, & this year's celebrated WITCH, from Malta, where she lies deep in winter surrounded by the voice of SHE

MELISSA SANDON- ENERGY HEALER

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Melissa Sandon

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: When I was sick of fighting myself, of being not enough and too much, I let go and let Pain became my gateway, and as the dark night of the soul undid me, the Goddess came to me and showed me how to dance wildly in the mystery, plant seeds of my soul in the darklight and call forth all of the riches plunged into my depths.

My soul, bless her, has always asked me to jump into her wild and mysterious ways. I used to hide in my corner, trying to keep my sensitive heart safe. But her desire was relentless, her purpose on earth non-negotiable. So I had to giddy up, still my beating heart and follow my own calling.My creative challenge has been to ground my light waves and to earth them into being. Erotic intimacy. In this body. In this feeling. Showing up and doing the work. Staying here,, in my moments, even though my energy is forever telling me to come play in the stars.Every client who walks through my door explores her soul’s timeline and curates the loving themes that have been guiding her all along. It’s powerful stuff.

 

LUCY CAVENDISH- FAIRY WITCH

Lucy Cavendish. Author of the Magical Spell Cards & Oracle Tarot Cards, Lucy Cavendish is devoted to making positive magic a part of everyone's life and to helping people rediscover the healing power and pure joy of magical ritual. She is the creator of Witchcraft magazine, which she edited for five years, and has studied magic, myth, and Wicca. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, with her beloved family.

Lucy Cavendish.

Author of the Magical Spell Cards & Oracle Tarot Cards, Lucy Cavendish is devoted to making positive magic a part of everyone's life and to helping people rediscover the healing power and pure joy of magical ritual. She is the creator of Witchcraft magazine, which she edited for five years, and has studied magic, myth, and Wicca. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, with her beloved family.

 

 

RALPH DE LA ROSA - MEDITATION GURU

Ralph de la Rosa Ralph is a psychotherapist, life coach, meditation instructor, musician, and the author of the forthcoming book, The Monkey is a Messenger: What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You (Shambhala Publications, 2018). His work has been featured in Elephant Journal, GQ, SELF, Women's Health, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, Wanderlust, Embodied Philosophy, TimeOut NY, and several other publications and podcasts.  Ralph is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Services. He specializes in helping people to safely access the depths of their emotional lives in order to work directly to resolve the source of their troubles at the root. He is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and his work incorporates psychoanalytic,Internal Family Systems, Co-Active Coaching, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches. Ralph has taught weekly classes that blend meditation, psychology, and neuroscience since 2008. He is a mentor to trainees in MNDFL's meditation teacher training program, and a regular contributor to Susan Piver's online community, The Daily Dharma Gathering. Ralph is a certified yoga instructor, having also trained in Breathwork and Reiki. His teaching style has been called, "Raw, utterly honest, and relatable," (Lila Donnollo, Horizontal with Lila podcast). Ralph is the creator of Rebel Heart Academy, which offers three intensive curriculums: AMPLIFY: a meditation teacher training; INNER REVOLUTION: a three month comprehensive training in meditation, breathwork, and contemplative practices for healing trauma; and THE HERO'S BURDEN: a daylong healing and educational intensive for helping professionals who experience burnout and compassion fatigue. Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught meditation since 2008. He was a student of Amma's for16 years and has studied Buddhism since 2005. He is currently a student within both the Shambhala and Dharma Ocean lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Ralph is a survivor of trauma, depression, and addiction. His work is inspired by the tremendous healing he's been fortunate enough to experience. You can listen to (or read) his story on the Embodied Philosophy podcast episode, "Inside One Teacher’s Journey From Darkness to Light," here.Ralph lives in Brooklyn with his two cats, Emma Goldman and Henry. 

Ralph de la Rosa

Ralph is a psychotherapist, life coach, meditation instructor, musician, and the author of the forthcoming book, The Monkey is a Messenger: What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You (Shambhala Publications, 2018). His work has been featured in Elephant Journal, GQ, SELF, Women's Health, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, Wanderlust, Embodied Philosophy, TimeOut NY, and several other publications and podcasts.  Ralph is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Services. He specializes in helping people to safely access the depths of their emotional lives in order to work directly to resolve the source of their troubles at the root. He is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and his work incorporates psychoanalytic,Internal Family Systems, Co-Active Coaching, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches. Ralph has taught weekly classes that blend meditation, psychology, and neuroscience since 2008. He is a mentor to trainees in MNDFL's meditation teacher training program, and a regular contributor to Susan Piver's online community, The Daily Dharma Gathering. Ralph is a certified yoga instructor, having also trained in Breathwork and Reiki. His teaching style has been called, "Raw, utterly honest, and relatable," (Lila Donnollo, Horizontal with Lila podcast). Ralph is the creator of Rebel Heart Academy, which offers three intensive curriculums: AMPLIFY: a meditation teacher training; INNER REVOLUTION: a three month comprehensive training in meditation, breathwork, and contemplative practices for healing trauma; and THE HERO'S BURDEN: a daylong healing and educational intensive for helping professionals who experience burnout and compassion fatigue. Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught meditation since 2008. He was a student of Amma's for16 years and has studied Buddhism since 2005. He is currently a student within both the Shambhala and Dharma Ocean lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Ralph is a survivor of trauma, depression, and addiction. His work is inspired by the tremendous healing he's been fortunate enough to experience. You can listen to (or read) his story on the Embodied Philosophy podcast episode, "Inside One Teacher’s Journey From Darkness to Light," here.Ralph lives in Brooklyn with his two cats, Emma Goldman and Henry. 

 

 

 

CIEL GROVE - MEDICINE WOMAN

Ciel Grove MY BOX OF DARKNESS:  My job is to help awaken & align the soul self in others. I have always been a healer, but haven't always known how to do it well. There were a few personal disasters and soul sicknesses (good lord, my 20's..) that had to happen so that I could develop the compassion, wisdom and maturity to then assist others in their healing. Mine is the path of the wounded healer, and as harrowing as it's been at times, this journey is a magical & blessed one.  I am an artist, a teacher, a musician, a scientist and a healer. A trickster, dreamhealer, Buddhist, and wisdom-keeper. And I am an earth protector and tree spirit—called an Ilpho in the tradition of my first teacher. I heal relationships, both those we have with the outside world and each other as well as those we form with our inner vistas.  I am a Shamanic Healer, in the traditional sense.  Traditional Shamans were the ‘total’ healer in tribal communities, functioning as psychologists, teachers, mentors, artists, priests, provocateurs, storytellers and musicians. I am able to do this work because of both my innate nature, my path, and the education I have been gifted with through several master teachers. This education is on-going and never-ending. I, like other Shamanic Practitioners, am a channel.  A bridge. I have always been able to connect with other ways of knowing, and when you have forgotten your connection to your inner ground and to the magic of living in connection to all that is,  it is this medicine that will call you back. My work is both the act of standing strong within myself as a container for energy to come through and then surrendering and stepping aside. I teach this practice of empowered & awakened surrender to others: the practice of divine integration, where we are able to be both active/male and passive/female; both willful and surrendered.  We are all here to participate in the healing of the world. I carry medicine for those who trust this idea and desire to create a world grounded in compassion, joy, mutuality and possibility.. as well as the full masterful expression of their individual nature. 

Ciel Grove

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: 

My job is to help awaken & align the soul self in others. I have always been a healer, but haven't always known how to do it well. There were a few personal disasters and soul sicknesses (good lord, my 20's..) that had to happen so that I could develop the compassion, wisdom and maturity to then assist others in their healing. Mine is the path of the wounded healer, and as harrowing as it's been at times, this journey is a magical & blessed one. 

I am an artist, a teacher, a musician, a scientist and a healer. A trickster, dreamhealer, Buddhist, and wisdom-keeper. And I am an earth protector and tree spirit—called an Ilpho in the tradition of my first teacher. I heal relationships, both those we have with the outside world and each other as well as those we form with our inner vistas. 

I am a Shamanic Healer, in the traditional sense.  Traditional Shamans were the ‘total’ healer in tribal communities, functioning as psychologists, teachers, mentors, artists, priests, provocateurs, storytellers and musicians. I am able to do this work because of both my innate nature, my path, and the education I have been gifted with through several master teachers. This education is on-going and never-ending.

I, like other Shamanic Practitioners, am a channel.  A bridge. I have always been able to connect with other ways of knowing, and when you have forgotten your connection to your inner ground and to the magic of living in connection to all that is,  it is this medicine that will call you back. My work is both the act of standing strong within myself as a container for energy to come through and then surrendering and stepping aside. I teach this practice of empowered & awakened surrender to others: the practice of divine integration, where we are able to be both active/male and passive/female; both willful and surrendered. 

We are all here to participate in the healing of the world. I carry medicine for those who trust this idea and desire to create a world grounded in compassion, joy, mutuality and possibility.. as well as the full masterful expression of their individual nature. 

ALEXANDRA SCHUELER - WILD WOMAN

Alexandra Schueler Alexandra (or Ali, for short!) is a writer, poet and advocate for women's empowerment, helping women to "keep it real" through finding their voice, connecting to their innermost truth, showing up with transparency, living authentically, and most importantly: loving their damn selves completely. Her mission is passionately providing women with experience-based tools that inspire life-changing awakening, promoting emotional awareness, spiritual fulfillment, wild self-expression as well as a connection to their bodies and their natural cycles.   

Alexandra Schueler

Alexandra (or Ali, for short!) is a writer, poet and advocate for women's empowerment, helping women to "keep it real" through finding their voice, connecting to their innermost truth, showing up with transparency, living authentically, and most importantly: loving their damn selves completely.

Her mission is passionately providing women with experience-based tools that inspire life-changing awakening, promoting emotional awareness, spiritual fulfillment, wild self-expression as well as a connection to their bodies and their natural cycles. 

 

ALEXANDRA ROXO- LOVE+ SEX PRIESTESS

Alexandra Roxo:  Now Alexandra works with clients one on one doing shamanic energy work and transformational sessions to help awaken women to be their own healers and claim their voices, bodies, and sexuality!  She also co-founded MOON CLUB - an online community and space for all this magic to happen in - where 500 women gather at retreats and virtually to help empower each other to become the most amazing versions of themselves as possible.She also directs commercials and documentaries and writes two columns about all things Sex / Love / Spirit for the Numinous and Horoscope.com and GIRL BOSS and moonlights as a writer for Well + Good, Mind Body Green, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and more. (For More: go here: )

Alexandra Roxo: 

Now Alexandra works with clients one on one doing shamanic energy work and transformational sessions to help awaken women to be their own healers and claim their voices, bodies, and sexuality!  She also co-founded MOON CLUB - an online community and space for all this magic to happen in - where 500 women gather at retreats and virtually to help empower each other to become the most amazing versions of themselves as possible.She also directs commercials and documentaries and writes two columns about all things Sex / Love / Spirit for the Numinous and Horoscope.com and GIRL BOSS and moonlights as a writer for Well + Good, Mind Body Green, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and more. (For More: go here: )

AYESHA OPHELIA- WILD HEART & HOLY REBEL

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Ayesha Ophelia is the creator of The Girlfriend Manifesto, a women's space for inspired living. Her personal manifesto consists of a strong sisterhood, spirituality, a radical self love practice, and adventure. She moonlights as a creative consultant with an emphasis on online marketing, social media, and graphic design. Holy Rebellion is her new Youtube channel where she shares inspired content that speaks to the union of our sacred/holy and human selves. Her longterm intentions include a healing center, book, and deep dive into entheogens.

 

 

ELIZABETH DIALTO- LUSCIOUS LEADER

Elizabeth Dialto MY BOX OF DARKNESS:   Breaking a lineage of needing abuse to feel loved.   Known for her raw, honest, and grounded approach to self help and spirituality, Elizabeth DiAlto is an Integrative Spiritual counselor, creator of Wild Soul Movement, an author, and the host of the popular Untame The Wild Soul podcast. She’s been a teacher, leader, speaker, coach and trainer to groups and individuals for 15+ years in three different industries. Elizabeth works with women internationally through her digital programs and speaking engagements and more intimately through in-person intensives, retreats, workshops, Wild Soul Movement™ teacher training, and occasional one-on-one engagements. Her greatest mission in this life is to help those who identify as women worldwide to reclaim and redefine their own womanhood, and contribute to a new paradigm of culture where it is both safe and natural for women to love, trust, and accept themselves fully. In 2013, Shape Magazine listed her alongside Dr Oz, Ellen, Jillian Michaels, Tim Ferriss and more as a Top 30 Motivator. She has written for and been featured in Marie Claire, New York Magazine, SELF, Shape, The Huffington Post, US News and Health Report, Yahoo! News and many more. Before developing the current work she does with women, Elizabeth was a nationally-ranked Sales Rep and District Manager for Vector Marketing (with over $1 million in sales to her credit), a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and nutrition coach. She’s a Reiki Master, has completed Energy Mastery trainings with Energetic Solutions, and is an avid student of many spiritual traditions and sacred lineages. Aside from being a prolific creator and community builder, she’s an insatiable learner and a sensualist who loves spas, bathtubs, dancing (especially salsa!), reading, traveling, spending time in nature, and she has a laugh that has been described as, “a sound bath of sunshine and JOY.”

Elizabeth Dialto

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: 

 Breaking a lineage of needing abuse to feel loved.

 

Known for her raw, honest, and grounded approach to self help and spirituality, Elizabeth DiAlto is an Integrative Spiritual counselor, creator of Wild Soul Movement, an author, and the host of the popular Untame The Wild Soul podcast. She’s been a teacher, leader, speaker, coach and trainer to groups and individuals for 15+ years in three different industries.

Elizabeth works with women internationally through her digital programs and speaking engagements and more intimately through in-person intensives, retreats, workshops, Wild Soul Movement™ teacher training, and occasional one-on-one engagements. Her greatest mission in this life is to help those who identify as women worldwide to reclaim and redefine their own womanhood, and contribute to a new paradigm of culture where it is both safe and natural for women to love, trust, and accept themselves fully.

In 2013, Shape Magazine listed her alongside Dr Oz, Ellen, Jillian Michaels, Tim Ferriss and more as a Top 30 Motivator. She has written for and been featured in Marie Claire, New York Magazine, SELF, Shape, The Huffington Post, US News and Health Report, Yahoo! News and many more. Before developing the current work she does with women, Elizabeth was a nationally-ranked Sales Rep and District Manager for Vector Marketing (with over $1 million in sales to her credit), a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and nutrition coach. She’s a Reiki Master, has completed Energy Mastery trainings with Energetic Solutions, and is an avid student of many spiritual traditions and sacred lineages.

Aside from being a prolific creator and community builder, she’s an insatiable learner and a sensualist who loves spas, bathtubs, dancing (especially salsa!), reading, traveling, spending time in nature, and she has a laugh that has been described as, “a sound bath of sunshine and JOY.”

 

 

JODI LILLY- STAR SEER

Jodi Lilly   MY BOX OF DARKNESS: I had died to my old self so many times I was sure there was nothing left of her until my body broke down, diseased and depleted; in finally surrendering my fear of physical death I was born anew.   For over 20 years, Jodi Lilly has worked as an intuitive guide, offering sessions and guided activations. She specializes in working with women in coming home to their bodies, and tapping into their unique brand of intuition and creativity. Her long-time passion for awakening the Feminine Divine opened her heart and mind to explore what might be possible with a Goddess at the helm in one’s life. That inquiry started her journey to meeting the Goddess of Now, in 2006. The story of the Goddess of Now shines a light on the story that lives at the heart of each of us awakening in these turbulent times of alternating chaos and grace.

Jodi Lilly

 

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: I had died to my old self so many times I was sure there was nothing left of her until my body broke down, diseased and depleted; in finally surrendering my fear of physical death I was born anew.

 

For over 20 years, Jodi Lilly has worked as an intuitive guide, offering sessions and guided activations. She specializes in working with women in coming home to their bodies, and tapping into their unique brand of intuition and creativity.

Her long-time passion for awakening the Feminine Divine opened her heart and mind to explore what might be possible with a Goddess at the helm in one’s life.
That inquiry started her journey to meeting the Goddess of Now, in 2006. The story of the Goddess of Now shines a light on the story that lives at the heart of each of us awakening in these turbulent times of alternating chaos and grace.

 

 

MALIEOKALANI URRUTIA- SHAMANESS 

Malieokalani Urrutia   MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Abandonment, unworthiness, poverty, instability, death, betrayal, and sexual abuse before the age of 3 hidden and undiscovered until my adult life, are the wounds that have been transformed into my greatest source of power. The box of darkness is the place which holds the riches treasures of our journey. One who dares to open it receives the hidden potentials which have been brewing and guarded by our greatest fears. When we understand this, darkness has a whole different meaning. This is when we begin to know how to walk in our power and our sacred medicine.   Malieokalani Urrutia is the founder and co-creator of Way of the Rising Sun, a virtual spiritual community. She is an incredibly gifted medicine woman that heals with the elements, guardians of the earth, her guides, and angels. Some of her shamanic practices and ceremonies come from the Q'ero nation, the last Inca tribe in Peru, guardians of the prophecies and wisdom teachings. She is a Shamanic Energy Medicine practitioner, Angel-Intuitive, and Medium. She enjoys sharing ceremonies, initiations and spiritual journeys. On her path, she shares the sacred teachings that flow through her and the pure love that emanates from her heart.   

Malieokalani Urrutia

 

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Abandonment, unworthiness, poverty, instability, death, betrayal, and sexual abuse before the age of 3 hidden and undiscovered until my adult life, are the wounds that have been transformed into my greatest source of power. The box of darkness is the place which holds the riches treasures of our journey. One who dares to open it receives the hidden potentials which have been brewing and guarded by our greatest fears. When we understand this, darkness has a whole different meaning. This is when we begin to know how to walk in our power and our sacred medicine.

 

Malieokalani Urrutia is the founder and co-creator of Way of the Rising Sun, a virtual spiritual community. She is an incredibly gifted medicine woman that heals with the elements, guardians of the earth, her guides, and angels. Some of her shamanic practices and ceremonies come from the Q'ero nation, the last Inca tribe in Peru, guardians of the prophecies and wisdom teachings.
She is a Shamanic Energy Medicine practitioner, Angel-Intuitive, and Medium. She enjoys sharing ceremonies, initiations and spiritual journeys. On her path, she shares the sacred teachings that flow through her and the pure love that emanates from her heart. 

 

JESSE HEID- THE NEW MOTHER LINE

Jesse Carlota HeidBox of Darkness ⬛️ "I felt the truth in my womb that the disease that stole my fertility was rooted in the internalized and somatized energy of the Death Mother archetype stemming from my chronically and deeply traumatizing childhood."   Mother, writer, dancer, bodyworker, self-healing mentor, alternative reproduction + family building advocate. The Path of The Wounded Healer is what resonates most for me when I describe my work. I help others on their healing journey with that which I cannot fully heal within myself because of how deeply early trauma impacted me. My work explores the space where story + movement medicine, somatic bodywork, self-care for autoimmune + chronic pain, and advocacy for alternative reproduction and family building meet.  IG: @alignedspirit #newmotherline   

Jesse Carlota HeidBox of Darkness ⬛️

"I felt the truth in my womb that the disease that stole my fertility was rooted in the internalized and somatized energy of the Death Mother archetype stemming from my chronically and deeply traumatizing childhood."

 

Mother, writer, dancer, bodyworker, self-healing mentor, alternative reproduction + family building advocate. The Path of The Wounded Healer is what resonates most for me when I describe my work. I help others on their healing journey with that which I cannot fully heal within myself because of how deeply early trauma impacted me. My work explores the space where story + movement medicine, somatic bodywork, self-care for autoimmune + chronic pain, and advocacy for alternative reproduction and family building meet. 

IG: @alignedspirit #newmotherline 

 

LAURA LARRIVA PAGE - DARKNESS GUIDE

Laura Larriva Page   MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Dagger lillies, shadow cats, fierce wind and fragility: undoing a life. Evocateur of the possible and advocate for the wild, Laura Larriva Page blends her deep love of archetypal and developmental psychology, dance, mythology, poetry, ecology, and the study of pan-cultural transformational learning into powerful, embodied explorations of deep purpose. All designed to coax the whole human experience back from cultural exile, and to catalyze seismic shifts in the lives of leaders. Laura spent the first act of her professional life as a somatic movement educator and performing artist, guiding women at the world's largest dance and yoga events and festivals. She was a pivotal influence in bringing alternative forms of conscious movement to mainstream audiences. You may have seen her on the Wanderlust main stage, on the cover of Yoga Journal, or speaking about the power of play at TEDx Women in New York. Passionate about visionary leadership, Laura draws from her extensive experience as a serial entrepreneur & innovator, author and artist in her work guiding and mentoring emerging women and organizations. She is currently completing a PhD in psychology exploring culture, consciousness and depth leadership with Jean Houston and has extensive training with Bill Plotkin in nature-based transformational development. She serves on the board of directors for The Animas Valley Institute. What drives her everyday is a combination of the extreme urgency of our time, and a vision of the possible human who can help midwife us all into a thriving future.

Laura Larriva Page

 

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Dagger lillies, shadow cats, fierce wind and fragility: undoing a life.

Evocateur of the possible and advocate for the wild, Laura Larriva Page blends her deep love of archetypal and developmental psychology, dance, mythology, poetry, ecology, and the study of pan-cultural transformational learning into powerful, embodied explorations of deep purpose. All designed to coax the whole human experience back from cultural exile, and to catalyze seismic shifts in the lives of leaders. Laura spent the first act of her professional life as a somatic movement educator and performing artist, guiding women at the world's largest dance and yoga events and festivals. She was a pivotal influence in bringing alternative forms of conscious movement to mainstream audiences. You may have seen her on the Wanderlust main stage, on the cover of Yoga Journal, or speaking about the power of play at TEDx Women in New York. Passionate about visionary leadership, Laura draws from her extensive experience as a serial entrepreneur & innovator, author and artist in her work guiding and mentoring emerging women and organizations. She is currently completing a PhD in psychology exploring culture, consciousness and depth leadership with Jean Houston and has extensive training with Bill Plotkin in nature-based transformational development. She serves on the board of directors for The Animas Valley Institute. What drives her everyday is a combination of the extreme urgency of our time, and a vision of the possible human who can help midwife us all into a thriving future.

Marni Sclaroff MY BOX OF DARKNESS: I transformed severe depression, eating disorders, and self-hatred into wisdom, love and compassion. Marni Sclaroff is a yoga teacher, spirit guide, and healer with over twenty years of experience in the healing arts. She leads workshops, retreats, mentoring programs, and teacher trainings throughout the US and abroad. She is also a writer and speaker on the transformative power of living yoga and the healing work of anchoring the heart in the soul. She came to Yoga after searching for a way to heal from her many years of suffering from depression and disordered eating. After attending her first Yoga class in 1996, she knew that she had come home. Through the practices of Yoga, her life began to change; she found meaning and purpose; she experienced radical healing in her body and mind; and she learned how to love herself again. She then dedicated herself wholeheartedly to sharing this work with anyone who wanted to learn. Marni has been blessed with incredible teachers and practices. She has completed thousands of hours of in-depth training in Jivamukti Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ansuara Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Thai Massage, Ayurveda, and Tantra. She spent 3 years in deep apprenticeship wth her mentor and teacher Sianna Sherman.  She was also a professional belly dancer for many years, which awakened in her the power of the sacred feminine as a force of embodied wisdom, beauty, and creative inspiration. In all of her offerings, you will experience the woven threads of mythology, soulful journeying, intelligent rhythmic unfolding, the power of aligned action, energetic wisdom from a deep and true lineage, embodied transmission, and a light-hearted sense of wonder and curiosity.  

Marni Sclaroff

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: I transformed severe depression, eating disorders, and self-hatred into wisdom, love and compassion.

Marni Sclaroff is a yoga teacher, spirit guide, and healer with over twenty years of experience in the healing arts. She leads workshops, retreats, mentoring programs, and teacher trainings throughout the US and abroad. She is also a writer and speaker on the transformative power of living yoga and the healing work of anchoring the heart in the soul. She came to Yoga after searching for a way to heal from her many years of suffering from depression and disordered eating. After attending her first Yoga class in 1996, she knew that she had come home. Through the practices of Yoga, her life began to change; she found meaning and purpose; she experienced radical healing in her body and mind; and she learned how to love herself again. She then dedicated herself wholeheartedly to sharing this work with anyone who wanted to learn. Marni has been blessed with incredible teachers and practices. She has completed thousands of hours of in-depth training in Jivamukti Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ansuara Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Thai Massage, Ayurveda, and Tantra. She spent 3 years in deep apprenticeship wth her mentor and teacher Sianna Sherman.  She was also a professional belly dancer for many years, which awakened in her the power of the sacred feminine as a force of embodied wisdom, beauty, and creative inspiration. In all of her offerings, you will experience the woven threads of mythology, soulful journeying, intelligent rhythmic unfolding, the power of aligned action, energetic wisdom from a deep and true lineage, embodied transmission, and a light-hearted sense of wonder and curiosity.

 

CAROLINE DELISSER - MIDWIFE OF THE SOUL

Caroline DeLisser

Caroline DeLisser

                                MY BOX OF DARKNESS: The passage

through the dark night of the soul through codependent and abusive relationship

 

Caroline de Lisser is a Yogini, Shaman initiate, healer and midwife of the soul who assists others through her understanding and wisdom gained from her own life experience. She facilitates individuals and groups in retrieving lost parts of themselves and in overcoming roadblocks created by limiting beliefs, emotions and past programs…This is accomplished through uncovering and understanding the purpose behind their choices and experiences and therefore creating an opening to accept, embrace and integrate past trauma so that it can become a strength rather than an energy drain … through this integrative process, new contracts can be created that nurture wholeness and blossom inner and outer potentials. Her approach is not one of providing answers but rather to guide and empower others to uncover their own solutions and align with the highest vision of their soul. She lives in Jamaica and facilitates Goddess source retreats for women along with individual intuitive soul readings in sitting and on line.

 

KIMBERLY CARTWRIGHT- LOVE LEADER

MY BOX OF DARKNESS: Slaves can't free slaves: Dissolving my denial of self-oppression and self-cruelty. Kimberly Cartwright: Kimberly Cartwright facilitates experiences of embodied divinity: starting as awareness, allowing movement and consciousness to unfold. Kimberly practices and shares her understanding of yoga, indoor cycling, strength training, non-dualism, ancestral lineage healing and A Course In Miracles.

MY BOX OF DARKNESS:

Slaves can't free slaves: Dissolving my denial of self-oppression and self-cruelty.

Kimberly Cartwright: Kimberly Cartwright facilitates experiences of embodied divinity: starting as awareness, allowing movement and consciousness to unfold. Kimberly practices and shares her understanding of yoga, indoor cycling, strength training, non-dualism, ancestral lineage healing and A Course In Miracles.

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ROB SHEFFIELD is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of two national bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape: Love and Loss, One Song at a Time and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut. He is also the author of two new books from Dey Street Books: On Bowieand Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

 

Yes, Virginia, we have 2 gentle🔻men on the summit. The first is Rob Sheffield, whom I met my first day as an intern at Rolling Stone. Rob was a sort of folk hero in the town I grew up in, Charlottesville Virginia. (Yes, that Charlottesville.) He had been to graduate school + fell in love + lived there + then gone on to NYC to interview the world's biggest rock stars. You know when somebody makes it out of your small town + goes on to do the very thing you've dreamed of doing? That was Rob to me + one babysitter. I painted the walls of my bedroom with song lyrics + lined the shelves with Spin, Rolling Stone + Sassy. You'll always sort of be in debt to those distant lights for cutting a hole in the fence of your tiny pasture + beckoning you out past the horizon. 
But Rob + I didn't just share an obsession with rock music, he also tragically, lost his wife Renee, the same year I lost my mother in that same town. That loss shaped him + changed him + deepened him.
When I got to Rolling Stone, Rob took me under his black sweatered wing. We bonded over lyrics + love + loss. He's gone on to write 5 books, + the first one truly honored his grief with praise. "Love is a Mixed Tape" is about loving Renee, their love of music, losing her + the music that lived on. (Rob makes the world's best mixtapes, btw). I'm so honored to hold space for this miraculous writer + dust off my ole interview skills. In the depth of winter Rob + I will re-light the candle of our old friendship, one merged by love + loss, + speak on grief, honor, music that heals + saves, + getting up again. The box of darkness starts on winter solstice. 25 nights, 24 healers on navigating the darkness of life + returning to the light.
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ERIN TELFORD- BREATH ANGEL

 

Erin Telford. I am an alchemist, catalyst, facilitator, witness, healer, secret keeper and your personal cheer squad.  my more formal titles include acupuncturist, herbalist, reiki practitioner, breathworker, coach, teacher, and writer. I help you to find the you that has been missing, that has been buried under anxiety, fear, shame, old patterns, limiting beliefs, and the exhaustion of the daily grind.  With focused attention, compassion, and healing, you can return to yourself.  The brighter, shinier, glittery version. Healing for me has been like peeling an onion.  There are many layers and each one that is shed leaves you feeling a little lighter.  I have been working on healing myself my entire life.  I know that I can only take you as far as I can go so I am constantly seeking, learning and experiencing more. 

Erin Telford.

I am an alchemist, catalyst, facilitator, witness, healer, secret keeper and your personal cheer squad.  my more formal titles include acupuncturist, herbalist, reiki practitioner, breathworker, coach, teacher, and writer. I help you to find the you that has been missing, that has been buried under anxiety, fear, shame, old patterns, limiting beliefs, and the exhaustion of the daily grind.  With focused attention, compassion, and healing, you can return to yourself.  The brighter, shinier, glittery version. Healing for me has been like peeling an onion.  There are many layers and each one that is shed leaves you feeling a little lighter.  I have been working on healing myself my entire life.  I know that I can only take you as far as I can go so I am constantly seeking, learning and experiencing more. 

RHIANNON SERAPHINE MORGANA- FLAME OF AVALON

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Bio Coming. 

Denise Andes I am a  Neo-Reichian Body Psychotherapist, CRT, and LPC.  My graduate background  is  from SAIC/Rush St. Lukes Medical School and the Bodynamics Institute of Denmark.  I’ve had the gift of studying with Dick Olney, Peter Levine, Sandra Ingerman, and many others, two and four-legged, whose teachings continue to be a source of inspiration.  As a shamanic teacher and creative thinker, I have  woven eidetic imagery and shamanic healing over the past 25+ years into my private practice in Santa Fe, NM.  I work  extensively with developmental, shock/trauma, and self-acceptance issues.  

Denise Andes

I am a  Neo-Reichian Body Psychotherapist, CRT, and LPC.  My graduate background  is  from SAIC/Rush St. Lukes Medical School and the Bodynamics Institute of Denmark.  I’ve had the gift of studying with Dick Olney, Peter Levine, Sandra Ingerman, and many others, two and four-legged, whose teachings continue to be a source of inspiration.  As a shamanic teacher and creative thinker, I have  woven eidetic imagery and shamanic healing over the past 25+ years into my private practice in Santa Fe, NM.  I work  extensively with developmental, shock/trauma, and self-acceptance issues.

 

 

 

About Me: Before my divine feminine awakening seven years ago, I was a music & arts journalist. I was first an intern at Rolling Stone, I went on to VH1, GQ, Vanity Fair & Interview magazines. It is my honor to invite these humans to my table & marry my loves of interviewing & healing. 

About Me: Before my divine feminine awakening seven years ago, I was a music & arts journalist. I was first an intern at Rolling Stone, I went on to VH1, GQ, Vanity Fair & Interview magazines. It is my honor to invite these humans to my table & marry my loves of interviewing & healing. 

 

 

 

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