My journey to healing work
Find Your Authentic Self
I've always known that nature and healing were interconnected.
Growing up in a fairly tumultuous household, nature was the place that always gave me what I needed — a safe place to feel my body and ground myself so that I could connect back in to the world. I still find that to be true and my relationship with nature is woven into every session.
What I like most about healing work is that it continues to move me forward. Once I recognized my body as constant resource containing all the information I needed to heal and feel wholly alive, life became a powerful journey. Before that, I tended to get stuck and bump around looking for answers.
The most important thing I’ve learned in my own journey is that no one can actually heal a person except that person. As such, I consider myself more of a teacher of healing than a healer.
My own journey includes work as a dancer and choreographer, Pilates instructor, a licensed Massage Therapist and level 3 Reiki practitioner. Among the many people and bodies of work I have been deeply influenced by is the late Ron Kurtz, founder of the Hakomi Method and most recently Jill Leigh and the Energy Healing Institute. Both of these bodies of work are brilliant and have transformed my life in subtle and not so subtle ways.
My goal as an energy worker is to provide a safe space where people can unveil and bring to light who they most are and recognize what gets in the way of their most true form.
One of the things I love most about this work is seeing how a person organizes themselves through their energy, then working with these patterns to help people transform and become more of who they are.
My relationship with nature
Why Prana Stream?
The word prana has many different definitions, depending on the context. If you take yoga in America and your teacher mentions prana, you know she is talking about breath. But prana is not just breath; it is a constant vital energy that has always existed and informs all that we do.
It also moves through the trees and ground and all living things.
Take a walk in the woods or stroll down the beach barefoot. Notice how much better you feel. That’s because, even without being conscious of it, we connect to that energy and it has the power to inform, guide, and heal us.
I remember talking with a friend during a difficult time in my life. I had just come from the woods and was disappointed that I didn't feel rejuvenated. As I lamented to her about how the woods didn’t lift me up, she said, "Well what did you give to the woods?”
I hadn’t thought of that before. That it’s a relationship, a give and take, a flow. And within that flow, we are able to release energy that no longer serves us — like fear or sadness — and receive fresh energy not altered by experience.
When we consciously choose to give and receive and be present to what’s happening, we manifest a much more powerful experience. I have been learning that lesson in different ways throughout my whole life.
So now years later, as I begin to integrate energy healing into my practice, I wanted a name that captured the essence of my own journey and the things I know to be true.
Prana Stream came to me in the woods one day as I was walking on the banks of the New Hope river.