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As a Licensed & Certified Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner, Meditation Teacher, and Usui Reiki Master, the essence of my work is about helping those that I meet to establish and maintain a lasting connection in body, mind, and spirit. As a practitioner, I am deeply passionate about Eastern philosophy and holistic pathways and I implement my experience as a Trauma-Informed facilitator in all aspects of client care and well-being. My work radiates from the heart and my sincerest desire is to offer support and inspiration to all who are looking for ways to restore balance and harmony in life. I come from a place of non-judgment and unconditional love, ready to meet all beings where they are on their own journey while holding space for limitless possibilities. With deep light and gratitude, I bow to all who have come to my door and all who will come.
I am licensed, insured, and registered with the Vibrational Sound Association and certified and registered with the Shimbumi International Reiki Association. In every aspect of my practice, I uphold the vision, mission, and philosophy of both professional associations and strictly adhere to their Codes of Conducts and Ethics. I am extremely proud of my licensure and these professional memberships, they show that I operate at the highest of standards.
My private client work takes place in my home studio and in my office in East Lansing. I am also pleased to facilitate monthly sound offerings, workshops, and weekly classes at Lotus Voice Integrative Therapies in East Lansing and People's Yoga and Kintla Yoga Therapy® in Lansing. Collaborative partnerships have provided me the wonderful opportunity to facilitate sound events nationally and all over Michigan. I truly love sharing the modalities of my practice at retreats, workshops, and special events for both intimate and large groups. It is also with great honor that I have the privilege to volunteer at Ele's Place, The Firecracker Foundation, and Hospice of Lansing.
When not doing therapy work, you can find me hiking national parks with my best friend and husband of 34 years, running the trails with my canine companion Edison, practicing yoga, enjoying sitting/walking meditation, or playing one of many instruments in our home. I am additionally blessed to be currently working towards my 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification under the passionate and incredibly wise instruction of Misty Belous.
Gentle Earth Sound Therapy operates under the foundational trauma-informed philosophy that embraces the core principles of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment.
Our mission is to provide you with a professional, safe, serene, and inclusive atmosphere to help encourage deep relaxation through sound focused therapy and mindfulness practices; helping you to remove barriers that limit your path to well-being and restore greater balance, harmony, and connection to body, mind, and spirit.
Licensed & Certified Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner
Certified Vipassana Meditation Teacher
Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher
Certified Usui Reiki Master
Certified Usui Reiki Animal Practitioner
Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition
As a life-long student, I have had the immense blessing and opportunity to study under the guidance of some remarkable teachers over the last twenty-one years for which I owe a debt of gratitude: Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Rod Stryker, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Lisa Powers, Dr. Paul Jerard, M. Amos Clifford, Jens Zygar, Mike Tamburo, Beth Marano, Scott Moore, and finally, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn for whom my story began with and is deeply entwined. May I always endeavor to share what I have learned from each of you as I move forward in love and compassion.
Usui Reiki Lineage
Bethel Phaigh, Diane McCumber, Marlene Schilke, Cherie Prasuhn, Leah Smith, Phyliss Furumoto
William Tupkal, Ann Mayner