The main thrust of my work as a healing arts practitioner is well-being. Finding solutions to how we might better live our lives.
Drawn from the depths of personal experience, my approach is holistic and integrative and I specialize in the intersection of Western psychology and the Eastern liberatory and the shamanic traditions.
My body of work addresses the turbulent and psychologically complex times in which we reside, framed by the belief that we are living at a pivotal period or threshold in our evolution—a very auspicious juncture ripe with possibility.
Think about where we find roots, or an embryo: Much of Life as we know it…begins in the dark.
During this intensive time of change, one meaningful possibility before us is a transformation in perception. A transformation of how we perceive our world and our place in it. It is a transformation from a separatist point of view, to one that recognizes, and understands through embodied knowing, that everything is interdependent and interconnected. This perception not only radically revisions our most fundamental relationship – how we relate to Life itself – but this nondual perception also allows us to view all of our relationships from a different perspective.
In other words, the opportunity before us, individually and as a collective, is to evolve from a dualistic to a non-dualistic way of perceiving, relating with, and Being-in, the world.
By perceiving and living nondualistically we gain clarity on the dynamic aspects of our world. We learn to understand how the parts relate to each other and how the parts relate to the whole. By gaining clarity, the fear, power struggles, and corruption that inhibit our wellness have an opportunity to reverse. We unearth our authentic nature and come into alignment with love, harmony, and joy.
Often people ask, “well, what does this transition look like for me personally, for my inner world?” or “what kind of tools will best help me during this transition?”
As an author, teacher, and coach, my work aims to bring you possibilities to explore as you navigate a path of transformation and healing.
'Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali is a brilliant analysis of Western and Eastern concepts of consciousness, motivated by the author's personal experience that there's something beyond a materialistic brain-based explanation of consciousness. A deep dive into personal ego, impersonal awareness, dual and nondual realities, and beyond. Highly recommended.’ - Dean Radin, PhD, Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, USA
Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali (Routledge, 2018) is available in hardback, paperback, and various eprints including Nook and Kindle. To purchase or rent a copy directly from Routledge please click here.
If you are interested in learning about Classical Yoga psychology or deepening your practice, or if you are interested in learning about the places where Jungian psychology and Patañjali's Yoga psychology both converge and diverge, I am offering several online study groups this year.
Whatever form of yoga or healing therapeutics you practice, understanding Yoga psychology, and/or Yoga psychology's intersection with Western psychology, will awaken deeper insights, and support your efforts towards alignment and authenticity.
From wherever you are in the world, I hope you will consider relaxing into your own space, grabbing a cuppa, and joining me in exploration of the mind and its functions—and visions of healing, wholeness and wellbeing.
Although the Great Mother has always had the power to claim Her dominion over Nature, for many of us, COVID-19 is our first time experiencing Her doing so in quite so obvious terms. Many of us are feeling fairly rattled and anxious during this time of sudden and extreme change, while others feel tremendous possibility. Whatever end of the spectrum we reside on, the profound importance of bodymind integration and regulation is now fully on display. In this 90-minute workshop, we will explore why continuing to do shadow work and to awaken feelings of interdependence, regulation and balance are the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and to our collective.
• We will consider an integrated vision of the transcendent and the terrestrial and why integrated and holistic visions are so imperative at this time
• We will explore why regulating our nervous system is pivotal to transformation and integration
• We will look into some steps we can take to align and come into the power of embodied authenticity and self-sovereignty
Experiential Exercises: Breathwork, Meditation, Journal Prompts
This workshop took place live on Saturday, May 16th.
In this time of unprecedented change, I know of no better teachings to carry us through the fear, disruptions and challenges than Yoga.
This moment is calling for presence and mindfulness in all that we do and, though there is a fast acting virus raging across the globe, this period of destabilization can act as a catalyst for the wave of change that many of us have longed to see.
If you are practicing physical distancing but wish to stay in community, please join me and some of your fellow yogis online for meditation, contemplation and application of the ancient wisdom of Yoga psychology and philosophy.
Over the coming weeks, I will bring my knowledge of Western psychology and Consciousness studies to facilitate a communal unpacking of Patañjali's Sūtras as we can apply it right here. right now. Please click here for more information and to register.
I hope to see you there!