Throughout my life I have been drawn to contemplative practice and the exploration of our shared human capacity for transformation and healing. This has taken many forms: from academic study and social justice work to contemplative practice and teaching. Today, my offerings stand at the crossroads of Buddhist and applied shamanic practices.
I teach meditation & mindfulness to adults and teens at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, San Francisco Insight, the San Francisco Dharma Collective, and others. My practice is informed by a deep love of the Dharma, significant time in silent retreat, training in Buddhist chaplaincy, and leadership roles at meditation centers in the Insight tradition.
I also offer shamanic healing and counseling as a certified Applied Shamanic Practitioner, trained by Isa Gucciardi, PhD., and the Foundation of the Sacred Stream. I have found the shamanic path to be a doorway into deeper healing and intuitive wisdom, and am honored to share this empowering work with others.
My personal lineage in this work draws on a lifetime of seeking deeper truths, and a childhood spent in the immense refuge of nature. I offer deep bows to the women in my Irish and Polish lineages who have shared with me about experiences wildcrafting medicine, connecting with the sacred, and navigating the waters of intuitive knowing. A passionate learner, my training includes:
BA, Religious Studies & Women’s Studies – Guilford College
MA, Gender Studies – Central European University
Post-Graduate Work – Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Facilitation Fellowship – DiversityWorks, Oakland, CA
Certificate, Applied Positive Psychology Coaching – San Francisco State University
Certificate, Buddhist Chaplaincy – Sati Center for Buddhist Studies
Certified Applied Shamanic Practitioner – Foundation of the Sacred Stream
Hypnotherapy Certificate (Depth Hypnosis) – Foundation of the Sacred Stream