“It is complex, mystical and awe-inspiring, as befits the integration of the physical and spiritual worlds—two diverse and powerful realms where the shaman practices her calling.”Barbara Tedlock, PhD


Shamanic energy sessions are intended to restore personal power by returning lost or disconnected parts of ourselves, or the extraction of negative energy for the transmutation of your story. Symptoms such as chronic depression, disassociation, addictions, prolonged grief, PTSD, memory loss or other physical illnesses can be expressions of shock or trauma. The return to balance is achieved by reawakening our senses to the wholeness within and around you and clarifying your beliefs.
There are three basic aspects to a session:

Identify the emotional blocks, patterns of separation, or loss of power and acknowledge it’s opposite.

Acknowledge the creation of or find acceptance of the present situation in this duality-based world. 

Make a conscious choice to transform the current energy patterns or beliefs by shifting your perception.  
Understand how to hold “opposites” simultaneously and allow the brain to turn on new neural pathways.
Integrate new ways of being and experiencing your life from an expanded state of conscious awareness.
Allow for new possibilities which emerge from a deep connection to your essential wholeness.


My coaches training, C-IQ or Conversational Intelligence, is based on the work of  Judith E. Glaser and decades of research in social anthropology, communications and the neuroscience of conversations.  This type of inquiry reveals conversational patterns allowing us to re-shape our communications with others. The tools used in C-IQ shift brain chemistry and repattern neuropathways and can be used by individuals, teams, and organizations.


My personal journey into shamanic healing was through many magical experiences in nature throughout my childhood.  I was blessed to have a grandmother who followed her own spiritual path with a practice of healing prayer,  yoga and integrative health care.

As a young woman, I spent many years canoeing the Quetico wilderness in Canada with an award-winning naturalist and photographer, Charles Ericson, who dedicated his life to offering programs for developing environmental awareness. In college I lived off grid on the shores of Lake Superior in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, building sustainable homes, co-creating art projects and co-operative businesses within an artistic community.

One day, while living in the canyons of northern California and working as a production coordinator, I experienced a spontaneous shamanic journey through my physical connection to an ancient cactus. It was a transmission of full recall as a medicine woman on that land in a lifetime before.  I was moved for days with the remembering and shortly thereafter, was gifted with a book about shamanic history which opened a door to an amazing new world that has continued to unfold for decades in my life.

The power of this experience manifested quickly in meeting my first of many shamanic teachers, Sandra Ingerman, and her teacher, anthropologist Michael Harner, the founder of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies.  I have since trained with Hank Wesselman, Alberto Villodo, Theo Peredes, Dr. Hu Len, Malidoma Some and Aama Bombo, along with native shamen in Peru, Ecuador, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nepal, Bali, and Thailand.  I am also a founding member of The Center for Shamanic Healingin the bay area of California.


I am committed to lifelong learning! This is a partial list of my training:
Matrix Energetics, Theta Healing DNA, Polarity Therapy, Shiatsu, DansKinetics, Pilates, Continuum Movement, Quantum Touch & Supercharging, Thai Massage, Meridian Therapy, Kripalu Bodywork, Reiki, Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Insight Meditation, Aromatherapy & Flower Essences, Herbal Studies, Raw Foods & Nutrition, Pilates Mat Work, varied Shamanic Teacher Trainings and Ho’oponopono with Dr. Hu Len. 

Integrative Health: Professional Training & Teaching

  • Omega Institute: Rhinebeck, NY
  • Hippocrates Health Institute: Boston, MA
  • Kripalu Center: Lenox, MA
  • HerbPharm: Williams, OR
  • Nosara Institute: Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Foundation for Shamanic Studies: Mill Valley, CA
  • Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy: San Rafael, CA
  • American Union of NLP: Certified Life Coaching: Las Vegas, NV
  • Benchmark Communications: Conversational Intelligence: Norwalk, CT

Art/Design: Education & Production Experience

  • Columbia College: Psychology, Communications & Fine Arts, Chicago, IL
  • Spencer Institute: Certified Design Psychology Coach, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Northland College/Sigurd Olsen Institute of Environmental Studies: Ashland, WI
  • Miller-Wagenaar Studio of Decorative Arts: Chicago IL
  • California School of Professional Fabric Design: Berkley, CA
  • Ambrosia Catering & Event Design: Santa Monica, CA
  • Private Yacht “Dreamboat”: Palm Beach, FL


I live in Asheville, NC where I merge my love for art and the beauty of nature by using an ancient method of painting with beeswax, known as encaustics.  I see this as an extension of my shamanic practice which guides the creation of my sacred tools and my readings.

BOOK a reading or a coaching package, commission a sacred tool or create a workshop or training for your group or business at 312-437-4325,, or use the CONTACT Page.