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I am a healer and teacher committed to transforming lives and the world with energy medicine and ceremony. I know personally that it is possible to do so.  My life is radically different than it was 8 years ago when I left my tenured position at the University of Virginia to become a healer, spiritual teacher, and ceremonial leader.  Not only do I live free from symptoms of depression, panic attacks, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, but I am living the life I always wanted–as a healer, spiritual teacher, and writer who makes a difference in people’s lives.  The impact of energy medicine and ceremony on my life has been profound.

I offer spiritual teachings around Virginia. They are directly influenced by my lifelong spiritual practice in Buddhism and indigenous spirituality, in particular from Native America. Contemporary shamanism offers all of us something very unique in service of healing our world in these critical times. We need not let go of our own belief systems, religions, or cultures in order to benefit from it.

The four weekend Lodges of the Great Medicine Wheel of the New Earth provide deep initiation into the mystical lifeways of earth-based spirituality.  Through them, we  become more authentic, fully alive and openhearted.  In caring and healing community, we create a medicine bundle, or mesa as a means to developing and maintaining a deep and transformational relationship with our inner self and Mother Earth.

For those who have heard the inner call to service, I also offer a complete 300-hour certification program on Shamanic Energy Medicine and Ceremony for Healing Practitioners.  In this program, we are initiated into a long and ancient lineage of healers and learn how to enter into metaphysical realms and multidimensional realities beyond the physical to heal others and Mother Earth.

I offer private energy healing sessions at my home and by phone year-round. I also travel to Roanoke and Blacksburg, VA to see clients.  To make an appointment, call 434-227-0538 or email me at

I am available to give one-hour shamanic healing sessions at Sacred Circle Books in Alexandria, Virginia once a month. To find out dates and make an appointment, call 703-299-9309.