Lineage and Professional Qualifications

The call to wholeheartedly pursue a vocation in the Healing and Spiritual Arts awakened in my very early 30s. I have been formally devoted to deep study and professional practice for over thirteen years under many teachers and mentors who have helped to amplify my innate abilities while challenging me to grow beyond limitations.

I am an intuitive weaver of creativity and healing artistry, a seer and visionary, an empowered sovereign voice, an embodied psychonaut, and a multi-dimensional spiritual practitioner with a love for nature, the occult and esotericism, and the farther reaches of metaphysical realities.

My primary professional credentials include Master of Arts in Body Psychotherapy from Naropa University, Licensed Massage Therapist, Somatic Movement Therapist, and Shamanic Minister.

I have purpose-fully undertaken a self-designed curriculum and course of practice which integrates ancient practices into a modern expression, held through the lens of spirit and science, which is highly relevant to today’s world. 

The tantric Vajrayana Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Shambala practice, as passed through Naropa’s master level somatic program, is the primary lineage I hold. This is complimented by studies I have undertaken in yoga, shamanism, bodywork, psychology, and more.

 

I have thousands of hours of education, experiential training, and direct support / service experience blending a variety of mind-body-spiritual modalities and entheogenic supported transformation.

Furthermore, I have many teachers who have never claimed the title and I have acquired a great deal of wisdom from the nature of life herself. 

Over the years, I have offered healing experiences to individual and groups in wellness and ceremonial settings. I have traveled internationally to study, teach, and facilitate. It  is one of my highest privileges to travel to create private individual and group ceremonial and healing spaces – in the U.S. and abroad. 

I’m also the creator of  The Luminous Guide, an online learning and inspiration platform delivered in the spirit of community fellowship and care.

My background in Experience Design and Strategy compliments my ability to uplevel your development through masterful mentorship and guidance, blending powerful aesthetics and technical implementation that’s applicable to the design of your life. 

TO ALL MY RELATIONS AND TEACHERS, NAMED AND UNNAMED. 

I HONOR YOU! AHO!

 

Rich with Experience and Impeccable Qualifications.

Influential Training and Education

By no means a comprehensive list, these are some of the training programs I have completed that have the most influence on my practice and methodologies. 

  • Master of Arts in Body Psychotherapy (Naropa University)
  • Soma & Soul 9-month Trauma Training (Katie Asmus & Sweigh Spilkin - Boulder, CO)
  • Medicine Wheel - 2 years Shamanic Initiation (Dr. Frances Yahia - Hidden Truths College of Metaphysics)
  • Psychedelic Sitters School Level 1 (Daniel McQueen - Medicinal Mindfulness)
  • Ketamine and Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy (Jen Fiser - Innate Path)
  • 300-Hour Yoga and Energetics Training (Cat Kabira - Bali, Indonesia)
  • Traditional Thai Massage (Sunshine Massage School - Chiang Mai, Thailand)
  • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (Soleil Hepner - Denver, CO)
  • Holistic Massage Therapy (Lauerstein-Conway Massage School - Austin, TX)
  • Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (Linda Star Wolf - Venus Rising Association for Transformation)
  • Four Pathways Energy Healing Certification (in progress with Cyndi Dale)
  • Enter the Mystery - 1 year Priestess Initiation (Elayne Kalila Doughty - Priestess Presence Temple & School of Sacred Arts)
  • Astrology 1 (Dr. Frances Yahia - Hidden Truths College of Metaphysics)
  • Courting the Muse Beloved (Rebecca Wildbear - Animas Valley Institute)
  • Your Message is Your Medicine (Laura Dawn - Psychedelic Leadership Podcast Host)
  • Zapotec Mushroom Ceremonial Retreat (San Jose del Pacifico, Mexico)

Notable Experience

Highlights from some of my professional roles and engagements as a Healing Arts and Entheogenic Practitioner.

Healing Arts

  • Yoga Teacher (2011-2016)
  • Registered Psychotherapist (2015-2021)
  • Somatic Movement Therapist (2016-Present)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (2017-Present)
  • Ketamine and Cannabis-Assisted Psychotherapist (2019-2021)
  • Shamanic Minister (June 2023-Present)

Entheogens and Psychedelia

  • Personal Psychedelic Practice (1993-1996; 2011-Present)
  • Private Healing Arts Practitioner (2011-Present)
  • Group Entheogenic Facilitator / Support (2018-Present)
  • Private Entheogenic Practitioner (2019-Present)
  • Medicine Keeper pilot program, Co-Founder and Educator (2021-2022)

Speaking and Education

  • The Nowak Society (Speaker and Volunteer)
  • Rising Consciousness Conference (Presenter)
  • Tam Integration (Panel Speaker)
  • Tripsitters.org (Presenter & Facilitator)
  • SPORE: Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, Education (Volunteer)
Council of Muses - Trees

Mentorship and Community

Current and recent mentors and communities of practice that help hold me and my work are included below. 

  • Dr. Frances Yahia (Consciousness Coach, Author, Spiritual Guide)
  • Allison Conte (The Sanctuary for Sacred Union)
  • Venus Rising Association for Transformation (Shamanic Breathwork)
  • Shonagh Home (Shamanic Therapist, Author, Mushroom Guide)
  • The Nowak Society (Psychedelic Professionals Community)
  • Psychedelic Society of Asheville