Gentle Shadow Work: Connecting Our Conscious + Subconscious Minds


File Format: .mp3

Length: 21 mins 42 secs

In this 25-minute audio meditation, we gently work with material that is not always readily available to our conscious minds: hopes, fears, and desires that we dont always provide with the time, attention, and honoring needed.


In this meditation, we build upon meeting our plant ally by integrating our conscious and subconscious mind through a gentle shadow work process.

By gaining a deeper awareness of what our subconscious wants to express—secreted desires, hopes, insecurities, and fears, our pathway to that realm becomes more lucid. This opens up the doorway for beings in our subconscious awareness to come through into our waking consciousness. Opening up this pathway allows for a deeper connection to the realm where we can communicate with our plant allies.

This 25-minute audio file is a guided journey into shadow work, set to a background of peaceful binaural beats. It is also a great way to get a small taste of the work offered in our plant apprenticeships.

Dara del Rio | Years ago, Dara’s life was saved by a powerful medicine woman & shaman. The chance encounter altered the course of her life. Dara’s vision asks for a depth of healing that is only possible when mind, body, and spirit are given equal attention and weight. Her approach incorporates somatic awareness and shamanic practices that encourage and facilitate direct communication with the natural world, drawing inspiration from Amazonian, Buddhist, and Taoist healing traditions. She strives to maintain cohesion & clarity in her work with clients, keeping it simple, grounded, balanced, and slow.