So. . .
been at this!?
As a former licensed massage and bodywork therapist, I have been involved in the holistic healing and alternative Arts for 27 years.
My love for this field was first planted when I took a job as a chiropractic assistant in 1996. It is this love that led me to move to Asheville, NC in 2002, where I graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health.
I held licenses to practice in North Carolina, then in Tennessee, until 2013, which expired while I was in the hospital.
For bodywork, (excluding sacred energy medicines) I hold certifications to practice Quantum Cranio-Sacral therapy, deep tissue, foot reflexology, aromatherapy, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, hot stones, hydrotherapy and body wraps, with extensive experience in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point and Acupressure Therapy, food and herbal healing therapy, skin and beauty care.
my previous training in the massage/bodywork field are NOW techniques of the Sacred. Ancient Healing science are holistic tools in my Ministry and the Education we provide. I still implement the energy healing aspects of them ALL.
I have been fortunate to work in many environments- from world class resort spas to private practice, massage schools, and beyond. I've worn many hats during my professional life- everything from positions in the administrative profession (i.e., legal assistant, university executive assistant, retail manager) to those in the business and healing arts such as chiropractic paraprofessional, 2300 Sq. Ft. day spa owner & consultant, senior instructor and owner of Appalachian Institute of Healing Arts massage school, and teacher of continuing education for massage therapists.
While I had to make my departure from a rich and long massage therapy practice after my illness, working with dimensions of the spirit world, Indigenous/Natural Medicine and energy Healing called me even further and thus, SoulFire Alchemy was born, and continues to evolve through constant upregulation in training and experience.
My spirit walk and animist training first began as a child long ago through my Appalachian folk roots and continues every day as I am being trained by the inherent wisdom of the spirits of my own Celtic/Norse/Scandinavian ancestral lineages as well as ReConnection with the Living Light Consciousness.
In addition to and elaborating on my credentials above, I have been privileged to learn, practice, and/or be certified in:
~Animism, Earth Reconnection and Ancestral Lineage Healing with Dr. Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine
~Shamanic medicine wheel traditions of the Amazon and Andes in Central and South America, particularly from the Peruvian Q’ero adapted by Dr. Rachel Mann of Sacred Activism for Peacemaking / Awakened Heart Shamanism, Alberto Villoldo of the Four Winds Society, and ~Venerable Dyhani Ywahoo, Chief of the Green Mountain Band of Ani Yun Wiwa, including descendants of Tsalagi background who moved to Vermont-- the twenty-seventh generation holder of the ancestral Ywahoo lineage. Venerable Dhyani is also a respected teacher of Buddhism.
~ Sabian Alchemy and Elven Star Wisdom School with James Burgess of Ireland. a Sufi-based method that supports healing, mastery and awakening at a very profound level. It comprises 7 stages of clearing, any one of which can shift us into a higher level of attainment, and fused together will certainly make a significant contribution to your spiritual awareness and create major breakthroughs in ultimate evolution, freedom, and enthusiasm.
~ Indigenous and Traditional Medicine, Healing Science, Counseling and Medicine with Dr. Ajahn Anthony James of NAIc, Inc. and Thai Yoga Center in Florida.
~5,000 Hr. Herbal Immersion Program Program at the Chestnut School for Herbal Medicine.
~ I am have been ordained as a Interfaith Minister/Reverend and have earned dual-Doctorate degrees: A PhD in Metaphysics and a Doctorate in Divinity with the Esoteric Theological Seminary and Interfaith Church, Inc.