Hello + welcome. For me, there is no joy more sacred in this life than feeling as a way of knowing—learning to trust the innate wisdom deeply held in the soil of our own bodies.
I have learned in both formal and informal settings: earning my Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy + Religion, spending three years in Master’s and Doctoral level programs in Classical Chinese Medicine, studying yoga and Buddhist meditation, and traveling numerous times to the jungles of the Peruvian Amazon and the mountains of Guatamala to sit with indigenous elders and healers to work with Ayahuasca, San Pedro, and Psilocybin Mushrooms. I currently live full time in South America where I continue to deepen my relationship with shamanism and indigenous wisdom.
My studies, along with many challenging life experiences I have faced including healing from childhood sexual abuse, overcoming a life-threatening chronic illness, and healing my neurology from a high-impact car accident, have required years of personal attunement and dedication to my craft. I am humbled now to offer my work here as a space-holder, a guide, and a witness to your transformation.
Through this work we not only resolve trauma but expand our capacity to attune to the subtleties of nature, increase our sense of agency and resiliency in our lives, and unlock our creative gifts and unique offerings in the world.
You are worthy of your best life, the one your body craves and your heart yearns for. Let’s go find it.
Grief + Major Life Transitions
PRINCIPLES OF FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE, Institute of Taoist Education & Acupuncture
TRAUMA-INFORMED PLANT MEDICINE, Somatic ExperiencingPractitioner Atira Tan
ONGOING SHAMANIC STUDIES in Central and South American Indigenous Traditions since 2016
200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, Frog Lotus Yoga
BACHELOR OF ARTS in Philosophy & Religious Studies, Northern Arizona University
The work that Dara and I did together drastically improved my quality of life. I was suffering from severe anxiety and depression that were preventing me from functioning. Shortly after the first session, I gained insight into past traumas and began to consciously let go of the remnants that were weighing me down. The release had begun subconsciously, no doubt, during the first session. The subsequent sessions were no less effective at accelerating the healing process. In a short period of time, my anxiety and depression have subsided, I have reconnected with myself and my surroundings and have reached a functional state. These things would not have happened without Dara. She is a healer. Her intuition and approach are incredibly effective. I highly recommend Dara’s work!
Hi. Welcome to my bio page. My name is Dara del Rio, and I specialize in working with childhood trauma, sexual trauma, grief, and major life transitions, embodied sense of spirituality, and plant spirit apprenticeships, where we work with the spirits of plants to aid in any and all of those things. You can learn more about those in my specialties.
I’ve had a practice and formal study of hatha yoga and Buddhist meditation for about 10 years. I also have three years of master’s level training in Chinese medicine, where I learned an embodied kind of psychology that connects our minds, our bodies, and our spirits to the elements of the natural world. I use all of these aspects of my formal training and my personal practice to inform my work with clients. I’m also currently studying several forms of trauma resolution therapy to help move trauma through the body and process and integrate experiences fully, which I’ve had a lot of success with clients with. And I think it’s a really important part of healing is working directly with the body.
There are a lot of other aspects of me, but the most important thing that I bring to my work with you is you. This is about you, and I’m here to support you in however you see fit, whatever that means to you. I’m here to provide scaffolding, reflection, and guidance when needed, to help you achieve your goals in your mind, your body, and your spirit.
So, I’d love to hear from you and connect further. You can get in touch by reaching out to us in the contact page or calling our number (720-608-0261). And I look forward to hearing from you soon.