I am the Founder of Holon Healing and I have been working as a Guide, Educator and Healer for over 25 years. I am a Master Reiki-Shaman Practitioner, Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, have my M.S. in Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education, am a Registered Maine Guide, and am a YTT Yoga and Mindfulness instructor.
How did I get here?
The road I have traveled on has been varied, however, my passion and dedication has always been connecting individuals and groups to a deeper relationship with themselves and nature. I can't remember an age that I wasn't in complete awe of the natural world and how we, as humans, get the opportunity to interact with all the elements. I also can't remember a time that I wasn't trying to guide friends and loved ones into a deeper connection with those elements; whether it be for fun and folic or challenge and exploration. Blessed to grow up in the state of Maine, I had ample opportunity to experience all the seasons and then blessed again I spent my college years in the playground of the east, West Virginia.
Three years into my college career, not really sure what I wanted to major in, I got antsy and decided to backpack across Europe. When I returned I STILL didn't know what I wanted to do so I moved out west. After a winter playing in the mountains I scored a job working as a backcountry crew leader for the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. I absolutely fell in love with the concept of working with others in the outdoors. From that summer forward I have continued to teach, guide, mentor, and manage groups in the wilderness.
At the age of forty, after working my way "up" the recreation job ladder, I found myself mostly in an office and missing the direct relationship with others and the natural world. I had begun my spiritual journey and knew I was missing a huge part of my ability to heal and feel internally fulfilled. I left a beautiful community in Ithaca NY to move back to Maine and build a deeper connection to my roots and "get back on track" with my life's passions.
Every step of my journey, whether challenging or peaceful, has given me a new set of tools to gracefully meet what's next. I truly trust the universe and all the lessons it provides.
I am on and off in the process of getting my PhD in Ecopsychology and am dedicating every waking moment to my own healing and guiding others towards their own healing - and maybe the outcome of both will be a deeper healing for our planet.
No matter if you are booking a Forest Therapy or Guided Outdoor Excursion, Reiki Session or Sacred Ceremony; there will always be a blend of all my practices within your experience. I am deeply connected to the elements in nature, the belief in our guidance from the universe and nature as our greatest teacher. I have had 20+ years of experience blending my passions and tools which means every offering is layered with a variety of teaching. I value the human experience - all human experiences - as our greatest spiritual lesson and gift. I also believe that by strengthening our connection with nature and spirit, our healing can become a smoother and more graceful experience.