I grew up in a household with an intuitive mother who would have me journey. With my head in her lap, my mother would ask me what I saw as I listened to the most beautiful classical music. It was this young experience that sparked my curiosity into the spirit world.
As a young adult, I remember seeing the synchronicity in the way the world communicated with me. The day I started Massage School in 1996, I knew it was the beginning of a new direction in my life. There was a moment, during my final test for massage, when I felt the connection between the energy in my hands and what I was seeing within myself.
An ever-winding and curious road lead me to Shamanism in 2007, when I moved to Peru to become an apprentice Shaman. I now practice in the Pacific Northwest, and continue my education in Shamanism and healing. Each year I return to the Peruvian jungle for Dieta, a 10 day isolation with plant medicine. I also offer adventures in the jungle for small groups to learn plant medicine and experience Ayahuasca ceremonies. For more details about my Peru trips, please visit my Events page.
In 2015, I was granted permission by a Peruvian Shaman to bring a womb healing ritual to the United States. This ceremony offers women who have experienced the loss of an unborn child, by abortion or miscarriage, the time and space to fully heal. I invite you to read my personal womb healing story; may it offer hope for your healing journey.
As I continue to explore the many dimensions of healing, my journey has brought me to the study of hypnotherapy. Three years ago, I became a Licensed Hypnotherapist. This has helped me to incorporate even more relaxation techniques in my Shamanic Healing sessions. Like my mother who would ask me to perceive the world with my senses, I invite my clients to journey to the parts of themselves that are ready to be healed. I find the work to be transformational in removing the veil that brings you to your true authentic self.
"When we give ourselves a chance to learn what makes our heart sing we find inner joy that is too often missing from our lives. This discovery of inner joy helps us on our path to finding our true nature and allows a part of ourselves to be seen, not only by others, but by ourselves. This joy speaks to us, it becomes our very own teacher." - Elena
The Goddess in Me
The Goddess is what lays in my heart.
My softness, my gentle smile.
My outer profile does not make me
a Goddess, nor my flowing skirt.
It is the inner reflection that flows,
knowing I walk on solid ground.
The gems I adorn are my eyes
that shine bright and clear.
The outer cloth I wear is the dance,
the way I walk in life,
the knowing when to step forward
to simply wait.
It's knowing she is soft
and when to let go.
For I am the Goddess.