👋🏽I am your spiritual friend

 
 

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The Pali word kalyāna-mittatā describes the Buddhist concept of spiritual friendship. I believe strongly that a teacher is a spiritual friend first and foremost; someone who has been down a certain path and can share from their own lived experiences.

Although I teach meditation, I try each day to embody the beginner’s mind; I consider myself a student first and foremost. I believe that by holding the seat of the student, I can continue to learn and grow for the benefit of myself and others. To that end, you will find my certifications, formal training, and always ongoing education listed below.

When choosing a teacher or a mentor on your spiritual path, I strongly encourage you to look for someone whose energy you resonate with, who meets you where you are, and who brings out the wholeness that already exists inside of you. 💓If a teacher implies in any way that you are broken and in need of fixing (such as suggesting that you “better yourself”) than they are probably not connected to their own primordial goodness and will likely not do a good job of helping you to connect with yours.

We cannot create wholeness, we cannot earn worthiness, and we can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves that we can love. We can simply reconnect to the wisdom and beauty inside of all of us. As Marianne Williamson puts it, we are all lamps; a connected teacher is one who is plugged in and emanating their own light. So, make sure your teacher is plugged in. (I believe this so much that I published a free 43 page guide to finding the right teacher for you!)

Whether you are just beginning on your path, or are an experienced practicioner, I wish you peace, love, and strength. I love you and I am so proud that we are both walking our own paths–nothing could be more important.

Your spiritual friend,

 
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ps. There are many ways to get involved, but if you would like to explore the possibilities of working one-on-one with me, feel free to see how I work here.

 

 

:: MY CERTIFICATIONS + EDUCATION ::

 
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CERTIFICATION

MNDFL’s Meditation Teacher Training 300 hour Certification

2017

 
 

CERTIFICATION

Shambhala Buddhism’s Warrior in the World Multi-Course Program

Began in 2011; graduated and took vows in 2017

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CERTIFICATION

Reiki Practitioner

Levels One and Two

2016 & 2017

Usui Lineage | Reiki Master Brian Brunius

 
 

CERTIFICATION

Licensed Minister in the Universal Life Church

2002

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UPCOMING RETREAT TRAINING

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Nov. 2019

Teacher: Bessel van der Kolk, Licia Sky

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UPCOMING RETREAT TRAINING

Open Your Heart Retreat

Dec. 2019

Teachers: Ram Dass, Mirabai Bush, Krishna Das, Jack Kornfield, and more


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ONGOING TRAINING

Naropa University + Lion’s Roar

The Three Turnings of the Wheel: Journey Into the Heart of Buddha’s Teachings

2019-2020 (ongoing)

 
 

COURSE

Cyndi Lee

Taking Refuge In Your Body Course

2019

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COURSE

Marianne Williamson

Teaching the Teachers Course

2018

 

 

WORKSHOP

Usui Shiki Ryoho (Reiki Lineage Holder) Phyllis Furumoto

Direct Study Workshop

2018

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WORKSHOP

Chakra Scanning Workshop

Brian Bruinus

2017

 
 

COURSE

Sacred Terrain: Breathwork Course

Erin Telford

2018

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COURSE

Freedom to Choose Something Different

Pema Chödrön

2016

 
 

WORKSHOP

Downright Upright: A Posture Clinic for Meditators

Hope Martin

2016

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COURSE

Introduction to Plant Medicine

Courtney L Hall

2017