I help people live more fully, deeply, and authentically by facilitating customized personal and rite of passage rituals and by leading students along a beautiful earth-honoring path of healing and service.
For the past 15 years, I have offered Wiccan classes and training (Introduction, Year and a Day Apprenticeship, and Priestess Training) and have facilitated hundreds of rite-of-passage rituals on both coasts. I work with individuals to focus and ritualize their intentions and initiate and coordinate collaborations with women from other Earth-based traditions, such as Bay Area Rising, a partner with Eve Ensler’s VDay organization to combat violence against women and girls around the world.
I am a Wiccan priestess, trained and ordained by Felicity Flowers at the Artemis Institute in Sebastopol, CA, and ordained to perform legal weddings and provide hospital visitations throughout the country by the eco-feminist American Priestess ministry in Berkeley, CA. I hold a bachelors degree in “Literature and Theory of Outsiders in American Society,” a minor in Spanish language, and a Masters Degree in non-profit management and have worked in public health for 25 years, most recently in HIV prevention. In addition, I have an extensive background in theatre and comedic performance.
I volunteer my services in a number of contexts, including providing Guided Imagery for low-income women living with cancer at the outstanding Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic in Oakland and San Francisco: www.charlottemaxwell.org
In addition, I am honored to have been mentioned in 3 non-fiction books, including Susan Jane Gillman’s hilarious Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress (yes, I married this couple!) www.susanjanegilman.com; Erika Dillman’s ground-breaking The Party of Your Life: Get the Funeral You Want by Planning it Yourself www.thepartyofyourlife.com; and, Janelle Orsi’s The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life, & Build Community http://sharingsolution.com/ www.sharingsolution.com
I am particularly skilled at helping individuals create rite of passage rituals that reflect their values and spirituality, and work with many who are not religiously affiliated, yet feel a deep need to acknowledge significant life changes. Those I work with tend to value the Earth, honor women leaders and healers, and embrace intuition as central to leading a full life.
I bring wisdom to my work, accumulated through years of academic analysis, studying earth-based spirituality, feminist organizing, and building closeknit communities. I specialize in convening sacred and playful circles to heal wounds, generate hope, and manifest individual and group vision. I help groups go deep and stay light, and importantly, heal with humor.
Everyone has a calling. For me, it’s showing you how to experience the life you are called to live with reverence and joy. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org