It is an honor,
I come from both people of the Jewish diaspora, most recently in eastern Europe, and from Ireland. I live in the foothills of Colorado, traditional lands of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho. I am a folk herbalist, mother, partner, animist, seeker, and ceremonial artist. Weaving my offerings as an Animisitic Healing Artist and Somatic Soul Worker is a great honor in these changing times.
" As a Mother, animist, and folk herbalist with an education in counseling - weaving together connections with the ancestors, spirit guides, land and larger ecosystems is not just my work, but a way of life. "
It’s shuffling from the oven to nap time while singing songs to my daughter, and to the plants.
It is calling on my ancestors, elders, and guides for divine inspiration for group classes, support for my clients, and other offerings.
Many cultures around the world have maintained relationships with their ancestors and lands as a way of life. For a lot of folks, these ties have been severed by the effects of modernity, colonization, genocide, racism, patriarchy, and other multigenerational wounds. This has led to much disconnection and harm. My prayer is for the healing of the cultural pain and separation from our old and wise ancestral ways. Together, we create an offering to support the remembering of the deep love and interconnection of the earth, the cosmic realms, and all beings. An offering to support the resource and resilience in all of us as we remember our place woven through life.
Cultural Healing of Our Separation
" It’s the relationships and innate intelligence that is available to us in every moment—including the relationships we have with our own bodies, inherited patterns, and the stories that brought us to this moment in our lives. "
Education, Trainings & Experience
Animistic Healing Arts Trainings
6 year study, including 3 year apprenticeship with Ann Drucker in shamanic healing and bodywork, folk herbalism, plant spirit healing, and the Maya healing lineage of Miss Beatrice Waight
2 years study with Sandra Ingerman in her shamanic practitioner teacher training
2 years with Dona Wilma studying Shipibo Amazonian plant relationships and plant healing in Peru.
Several years study with Betsy Bergstrom in spirit based mystery traditions
Botanical Bodywork and Womb Healing Work study with Naomi Love
Ancestral healing study, Ancestral Medicine practitioner training
2 years of teaching plant relationships with children at Sage Hamilton’s Waldorf inspired homeschool kindergarten
Many years as a nanny supporting the raising of children in my community
Somatic Healing Arts Trainings
8 years to current, study with the Kedumah/Primordial Light mystery school in "wake down" work, somatic work, developmental, emotional, and spiritual healing including ancestral Kabbalistic teachings
Soma and Soul Trauma Healing Training with Katie Asmus and Sweigh Spilkin
Bachelors in Psychology; MA in Counseling
Counselor at a residential treatment for young adults
Case Manager at a Mental Health Center
Working with Rachel was a turning point in my healing... She met me without judgment, and empowered me to fully embrace the woman I am. She made it feel, for the first time in my life, that it was okay to honor my needs...Now I am able to accept myself more, love myself more, and be more of the woman I came into this physical existence to be.
- Sarah H.