Somatic Soul Work
Somatic soul work is a body-centered, trauma-informed way to grow our inner knowing and deepen relationships with ourselves, ancestors, spirit guides, the land, and the ecosystems within and around us. It is a relational remembering of what our wise ancestors once knew.
Through the connections and relationships you develop and strengthen with the seen and unseen realms, you will gain greater access to deep wells of resources, wisdom, and healing attuned specifically to your soul’s needs for wholeness and growth. As well as feed and nourish the more-than-human relationships that are part of your world.
This work is for people, healers, and practitioners already on a spiritual life path seeking further guidance and support. It can also help in integrating a vast array of life and spiritual experiences.
You’re familiar with somatic work and/or on a journey of inner personal work
You already have some connection with your spirit allies and/or guides
You hold healing space for others and/or yourself
You’re ready to take responsibility for your own ongoing healing and evolution, within and outside of sessions, and aren’t just looking for someone else to do the healing work for you.
This work could be a good match for you if:
What a session looks like:
We begin by sharing what is present for you and naming your intentions for the session. This often includes spiritual counsel. Then, we drop our awareness deeper into sacred time and space. You are led in embodied grounding and presencing practices. We invite the wise guides and more-than-human Kin to weave the sacred container for our work. The container is held for you to begin communicating with your guides and seeing what wants to arise. Each session is unique to each person and their relationships with their guides and what their intentions are.
During this time there may be:
Relationship deepening with the guides
Emotional, spiritual, physical, and ancestral healing
Wisdom and perspective given
Somatic work that continues to bring you back into your body and direct experience
On an occasion there may be healing work that my guides would like to offer you through me, although most of the work is being done by you directly in relationship with your guides
We take time to feel into any integration or next steps needed and give thanks to those that supported our work as we close the session.
Schedule with Rachel at email@example.com
Old Ways Wisdom
Rachel’s background and experience as a therapist, combined with her ability to hold strong and clear ceremonial container for work with the spirits and unseen realms - it’s this amazing combo that is unique and has been so profound in my healing.
I began my work with Rachel during a massive initiation. I was confused, scared, closed, afraid of my power. Rachel saw inside of me what I was so afraid to see in myself...I found my courage to create the life and practice that I desire, to embody my inner medicine woman and goddess...My practice is overflowing.
Surrounded by and connected with nature and the unseen, Rachel weaves a protected container with her heart and her words that gives you the safety and permission to say the most hidden truths that live in your heart, allowing them to come forward and be heard.
Herbalist and Medicine Woman
1:1 Customized Sessions
Spiritual mentorship is for practitioners, therapists, and healers, that work non-traditionally and want a rooted and expansive type of guidance.
It may be for the therapist desiring to bring forth more spiritual resources in their practice, or for the healing arts practitioner looking to provide more trauma-informed care. This includes people with an established practice and for those just starting out.
This work cultivates embodied presence, inner trust, and spiritual relationships.
The ways of working within the mentorship session are unique to each person and what their needs are. We will begin by having a meeting to uncover which ways of working are best for you.
Schedule with Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduling & Pricing
I work with clients weekly to monthly on an ongoing basis. Most sessions are somewhere between 1-2 hours, with a majority landing at the 90 minute time.
In sessions we are on spirit time, and we work until the work is done.
Currently I offer individual online sessions via Zoom. If you are interested in group classes, explore the
Animistic Healing Arts section.
$150 / 1 hour
$225 / 1.5 hours
$300 / 2 hours
*I offer a sliding scale for folks who need it.
If this is something you need, please reach out.
Contact Rachel at email@example.com
Animistic Healing Arts
There is no better way to revive what it means to come to the hearth than in group classes. In the old wise ways, there was no separation. The harmonious union of our ancestors to one another and to the spirit and natural world was ever present. The health of one individual was the health of the community and the health of the land. It was interwoven. And it still is.
Group classes bring this work to life as we work directly within the community. The ecosystem grows larger and the wisdom expands as each person brings their unique perspective and purpose within the web. The alchemy of the individuals and the land creates a distinct spirit and intelligence for the group that gives back to and nourishes the land.
For over 10 years I have been teaching a variety of classes, from plant spirit classes, earth-based nervous system groups, animistic healing practices and more. These classes are inspired by the earth-centered teachings of Ann Drucker, the Maya plant healing traditions of Miss Beatrice Waight, the somatic practices of Zvi Ish-Shalom, the land and plants that I live with, and the living wisdom of my wise earth-and-cosmic-centered ancestors.You can find descriptions for upcoming and past classes below.
Introduction to Spirit Connection
July 29th-30th 2023
In this class, we will create an offering to support the remembering of the deep love and interconnection of the earth, the cosmic realms, and all beings. In our relating with the more-than-human world, we will root into the support and resilience in all of us as we remember our place woven through all things. Through drumming, guided journeys, and embodiment practices, we will explore our own unique ways of developing our direct connection to our spirit guides.
In this class we will:
Experience drumming journeys and meditations
Connect with personal helping spirits and guides, including well ancestors, nature spirits, and animals
Open up your senses of perception
Partnering with the Plants
This women's class will gather to engage respectful, nourishing, and collaborative relationships with our Plant Elders. We will listen in embodied presence to what the plants would like to show us. These wise ones have the long view and know deeply about change, and they want to support us as their younger kin. Partnering with the plants in a good relationship helps us navigate the changing times we are living in with more grace, wisdom, perspective, and can bring deep healing.
In this class we will:
Practice developing authentic, reciprocal, and collaborative relationships with the Plant Elders and the Land
Connect deeply with one plant each month that is local to this land and seasonally appropriate
Receive direct messages and insight into your own spiritual, emotional, and physical evolution in council from the Plants that choose to work with us
Women’s Soul Remembering Circle
In these current times it can be easy to lose sight of who we are, why we’re here, and what medicine we each carry. In support of our personal and collective development, we will gather in sacred community with our spirit guides and each other to explore our original blueprint and the gifts we are here to share. This group will be centered around the shamanic practice of soul remembering. A soul remembering is a journey or meditation in which you are brought back to the moment before you were born to remember who you truly are and what gifts you have come to earth to share.
In this class we will:
Practice guided meditation and drumming journeys
Nurture your relationships with the more-than-human world, including your wise ancestors and the plant kin
Cultivate your connection with your own inner wisdom and the expression of that wisdom
Past Classes Offered
Partnering with the Plant People: Exploring Relationships with the Plantcestors (2019)
Plants were on earth long before humans and animals. Humans would not be here today if it were not for our plantcestors. Plants and humans have evolved alongside each other in a relationship that was once known by many of our ancestors as a sacred kinship. In this class series, explore practices that support cultivating relationships with the plant kin. Experience the unique and exquisite presence of each plant that goes beyond what has been written. From the foundation of an authentic relationship, we will engage the possibility for healing, transformation and direct revelation.
Deepening Relationships:Animistic Practices for Relating with Spirits of the Land, Ancestors, and Guides (2018)
Animism recognizes that we are part of a community and honors the relationships that connect us all. This community includes nature spirits, animals, humans, ancestors of place and blood, and many other beings.
In this 5-course series, we will explore practices and engage in ceremonies that support cultivating healthy relationships with the land and ancestors of the land. We will also experience practices that tend and deepen our relationships with our ancestors and guides.
Earth Based Nervous System Support Group (2021)
This class will gather to engage in different earth-centered practices to nourish and support the nervous system. Resourcing our nervous systems with earth-centered practices creates more relaxation in the body, balance and clarity in the mind and emotions, and strength and centeredness in our spirit. Nature has the long view and knows deeply about change. Overall, partnering with the earth in good relationship for nourishment allows us to surf the changing times we are living in with more ease and grace.
The Call (2020)
The intention for this gathering is to strengthen our connection to the spiritual world for greater perspective and resource, and also that in these changing times, we need each other to not only survive, but to thrive. These group meetings will have an opening grounding, a teaching, a community or partnered practice, a ritual or dedication of merits to the humans and more-than-human world, and a closing. We will be meeting close to quarter and cross quarter earth centered holidays and so themes may be connected to those. There will always be a time dedicated to clearing what needs to be cleared and calling our energy back to us so that we can be centered in our true selves.