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For as long as I can remember I have found the intersections of mysticism, healing, art and science totally fascinating.

I wanted to be a priest-doctor-druid-artist. Like in a Hildeguard-von-Bingin-meets-Jersey-girl way.

I'm also passionate about many seemingly unconnected things: writing, art, folklore, psychology, medicine, music, herbalism, business, spirituality, tea and movement — just to name a few.

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Hi, I'm Erin.

I've worked in lots of fields looking to understand my passions and interests, hoping something would step forward so I could devote my life to the study of one thing and become a (fill in the blank with a nice, neat, occupational identity). 

 

And I felt frustrated. Chronic pain and the anxiety it caused made it hard for me to do what I loved. But doing what I loved made me feel better. And I loved a lot of things!


I’ve done comedy improv, travelled around in an Airstream, been a farmer and studied with writers, nuns, scientists, poets, magic-makers, neurobiologists and healers. I’ve even co-authored papers with an economist.


After several attempts to define myself as one thing, I realized this unusual and insatiable curiosity is not a liability. These are the things that make me who I am. And they're powerful medicine. 

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CPC, LMBT

I don't fit into a conventional box,

and the people I work with don't either.

I was relieved to finally find someone who understood me. 

Maria, Reiki Master & research scientist

Through individual sessions, curated groups and classes,
I help people to:

 In my work as a teacher, clinical herbalist and embodied coach, I stand with one foot in the world of the known (facts, logic and research), and the other foot in the world of the unknown (the thresholds between the seen and unseen worlds).

 

You're here for a reason. And your body knows what it is. 

 

I am here to serve. I'm deeply committed to bringing my whole self into the work I do, with humor,

deep kindness and a little edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I offer all of my passion, experience and professional knowledge to help people

feel better so they can do what they love.

feel better

create supportive spiritual practices

address anxiety and chronic pain

find direction in business or personal life

feel more confident and embodied

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When we no longer are afraid of who we are we act from integrity and authenticity. 
 

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When you connect with your body, the way forward becomes very clear. In this free training video, I'll teach you ways connect with a sense of purpose, passion and meaning. Take the first step now. 

In a way, pain helped me find my passion. 

My search for health and meaning has lead me to some interesting places and achievements. Here's a little more about my professional development. 

 I'm a...

meditator and Ritualist

I wanted to be a priest when I grew up. The Catholic Church lost out on that one. Instead, I went to my roots.


 

I’m a longtime practitioner of Irish and Scottish esoteric and folk traditions. I’ve studied with RJ Stewart and John and Caitlin Matthews and have training in ancestral lineage healing and animist psychology with Dr. Daniel Foor. I'm also a lay monastic with the Order of the Ceile De; an Ovate with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids; and a buddhist practitioner; meditator and ordained minister.

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In order to gain traction with my dreams, I had to learn to trust my body.

I've spent my life learning how to live in my body.

I'm a certified professional coach and an NC licensed bodywork therapist. I've worked in health and wellness for over 25 years and have hundreds of continuing education hours in coaching, trauma-informed therapies, integrative medicine, somatics and psychology.

Even so, it wasn't until I learned to befriend my body and sensations instead of fearing them that the way forward opened to me. Now I help others do the same thing.

yoga teacher and movement educator


I hate exercise. But if exercise might lead to enlightenment and I get to take a nap after...
I’ll do it.

In 2005, I became a certified as a Kripalu yoga instructor. I'm a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and have training in Applied Polyvagal Theory and Therapeutic Yoga. I also have additional training in trauma-informed yoga and movement.

Rather than focusing on getting ripped, in my yoga classes you'll learn mindfulness, conscious breathing and somatic awareness. You'll be a better swimmer, meditator, weightlifter or couch potato. I don’t judge. The benefits of yoga are endless.

teacher

Because it's the best way to keep learning forever.

I’m a faculty member at the Center for Embodied Education and have provided continuing education for Duke University Medical Center and numerous other institutions. I've developed wellness programs for co-ops and taught classes on complementary approaches to wellness.

Artist, Writer
& Musician


Creative expression is medicine.

I write, paint, sculpt and make things out of leather. I have a degree in creative writing from Vermont College and am a published illustrator. My artwork has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and abroad.

I also play fiddle and mandolin in the traditional Appalachian style — mainly songs about murder, mayhem and getting your eye knocked out.  

Businesswoman

Because I love too many things to just do one. 

I've been a multi-passionate entrepreneur and small business owner for almost 30 years, starting as a teenager selling art to local independent galleries. I've managed an organic farm, owned a wellness center and yoga studio and designed and built websites. 

Recently I've given educational talks on the history of sweet tea as part of the North Carolina Humanities Council and created course content for a renowned embodied educational program.

Still reading? 

Here's a little more about me...

t's true. I'm a little tea obsessed. Just ask my friends. If you come over to visit me, I will offer you a cup of tea. Be forewarned, I will ask you multiple times if you want a cup of tea. My Irish grandmother taught me that this is the right thing to do. I trust her, and I'm going to do it until the day I die.

 

I have been appointed to the North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholars speakers bureau for my specialized knowledge on the subject of tea, its health attributes, and its ritual and cultural significance throughout the world. I am currently writing a book on The History of Iced Tea--the subject of one of my most beloved talks. 

t's true. I'm a little tea obsessed. Just ask my friends. If you come over to visit me, I will offer you a cup of tea. Be forewarned, I will ask you multiple times if you want a cup of tea. My Irish grandmother taught me that this is the right thing to do. I trust her, and I'm going to do it until the day I die.

 

I have been appointed to the North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholars speakers bureau for my specialized knowledge on the subject of tea, its health attributes, and its ritual and cultural significance throughout the world. I am currently writing a book on The History of Iced Tea--the subject of one of my most beloved talks. 

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t's true. I'm a little tea obsessed. If you come over to visit me, I will offer you a cup of tea. Be forewarned, I will ask you multiple times if you want a cup of tea. My Irish grandmother taught me that this is the right thing to do. I trust her, and I'm going to do it until the day I die.

I am currently writing a book on the history of sweet iced tea, the subject of a talk I gave traveling around North Carolina. 

i'm an improv performer

I'm a joy-hunter. Spontaneity, play and laughing until you pee yourself are some of the best gifts of being alive. (They are also great pain killers.)

I've done stand-up comedy and  both long and short form improv, performing at numerous local venues. Why improv? Because I was scared to death of public speaking. So why not get up on stage with no script and see what happens? And because life is improv. And it never hurts to practice having a good time. 

I haven't always lived in a house

Currently I live in a beautiful house with my beloved partner and our three (challenging) cats. But I didn't always live in a house. 

For a while I lived in a tipi. I'm not gonna lie: winter in a tipi has its downsides. But being in touch with the cycles of nature was totally worth it. Then I lived in an Airstream travel trailer and spent five years meeting peacemakers, world travelers, bootleggers, and gunslingers ... and collecting some great stories.

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