Groundwater Healing operates on the lands of the Chinook people, in what's now Portland, OR.
Groundwater Healing was founded on the intention of helping you reconnect with your body and your innate personal source of power, sourced from a rooted connection with the Earth.
My practice focuses on helping you heal disconnection in order to stand fully and proudly in your body with a sense of ease, peace, and empowerment. I believe healing comes from a deep knowing of the self, and I hope to facilitate and open connection to what’s happening within the physical and energetic body to allow healing on various levels.
All of my offerings are designed with these principles in mind, from my bodywork and energy work sessions, to the Sacred Seasons Guidebooks, Embodying the Elements online class, my medicine products, and Reconnection Sessions.
I help you healing disconnection, increase your sense of belonging, get in touch with the truth of who you are at your root, and also what is keeping you separated from LIFE ITSELF.
By getting out of your head, sinking down into your body, you can find your root wisdom, the place of connection with all life.
This enables you to feel resilience in yourself to face situations in life that may cause stress and hardship. It allows you to realize you can face anything while remaining present and loving to yourself. You have the support and the strength within you.
I grew up surrounded by health care practitioners and doctors. Health and healing was always a discussion and focus in my family, which paved way for my desire to help people through this obscure process of “healing.” I had no idea what that actually looked like though.
After traveling throughout South East Asia and India, I was inspired by the traditional healing methods used by many people in these areas. I was shown a new way of relating to our health, from a place of empowerment and access, I returned home to with an eagerness to study the wide variety of natural healing arts.
I started immediately, living on a small herbal farm in the Catskill Mountains for 2 months, learning the foundation of what has become my passion - plant medicine.
Experience and Study...
Learning more and more about the benefits of bodywork, I decided to use this as the base for my healing practice, and studied at the Fingerlakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY, completing one of the most rigorous programs in the country in terms of hours, hands on practice, and scientific background. I loved everything about it and have become ravenous for learning about the physical and energetic body. I have since completed Reiki levels I, II, III and Master level, as well as advanced "Laser Reiki" classes through the Reiki Ranch in Chehalis, WA.
I continued my studies of Energy Medicine with LifeLight Center, studied Craniosacral therapy under 2 mentors, studied with the Blue Iris Mystery School, and have developed my own intuitive way of working with the energy body and the chakras that combines plant spirit medicine and magic.
I have continued my studies of herbs through The Arctos School of Botanical and Herbal Studies, the School of Forest Medicine, Shayne Cases’ Flower Essence Mentorship program, along with countless hours of herbal workshops, conferences, and self-study.
I was also trained in Belize by Rosita Arvigo in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, and completed the Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop through PESI.
I've gained experience working as a ceremonial facilitator and plant medicine teacher for the School of Forest Medicine from 2011-2018, assisting and then leading Plant Medicine Trips around Oregon.
The work I do is based on a foundation of years of practice intuitively listening to messages from plants, the natural world, the body and energy field. Everything is made of energy, and therefore all healing must include working at the energetic level to be effective.