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 modern and ancient ways: earning my Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy + Comparative Religious Studies, spending three years in Master’s and Doctoral level programs in Classical Chinese Medicine, studying yoga and Buddhist meditation for over a decade, and working with indigenous healers in Peru and Guatemala with plant medicines. I am currently training for my master’s degree in social work with the intention to center my practice around marginalized native communities within our country.
I have spent 2+ years over the course of my life living full-time in Central and South America, where I continue to deepen my relationship with shamanism and indigenous wisdom. I currently reside near Durango, Colorado and am proud to call the Four Corners region home.
The many challenging life experiences I have faced, including childhood sexual abuse, a life-threatening chronic illness, and a concussion 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 as a space-holder, guide, and 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.
Life Purpose + Mission
Intergenerational Trauma + Ancestral Reclamation
Grief + 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!