Yemaya was propelled on her healing path in her early twenties, after moving to San Francisco from France, with the need to transmute her childhood adversity into the very gold she has been offering the world since the early 90s.
After discovering the power of rituals and Earth consciousness, training back to her roots in European Shamanism, she moved to the peaceful hills of the Marin Zen Center - Green Gulch Farm, Muir Beach - where she was rained into discipline and meditation. That is where she first heard of the Somatic Bodywork which became her expertise, 30 years ago.
She graduated from the Rosen Method Center in 1995 and continued to assist Marion Rosen and the school for another 4 years.
She became a fervent Yoga practitioner in the late 90s and graduated as Eight-Limbs Ashtanga Yoga instructor in 2002, under the guidance of Baba Hari Das and the Mount Madonna Center with which she stayed involved as an assistant YTT trainer for a few more years.
During her 25 years of practice and studies of other modalities, she has developed mastery of the perfect mind-body healing touch, depth of listening, and a keen gift for human empowerment.
She has successfully created a complete online system that combines the Somatic Awareness of her bodywork Bones of Freedom with the intuitive kinesthetic empath gift that she kept expanding over the years, her leadership experience as an international workshop and retreats facilitator, as a road map to deepen Self-Love and courageous, compassionate action for environmental and socially-minded emerging leaders.
Balancing precision and understanding of the 5 bodies ( physical, emotional, mental, energetical, and spiritual ) with heartfelt presence and spacious guidance she allows for each individual's innate power of healing to activate and lead the way.
She has worked and contributed to conscious intentional communities in California, Hawaii, France, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, and New Zealand.
As a bodyworker and yoga teacher on the island of Kauai and the South of France, she's had the chance to work with the rich and famous: Bono and The Edge ( U2), Ed Norton and Salma Hayeck, Anthony Kiedis ( Red Hot Chili Peppers ), Nick Nolte to name a few.
Always driven to learn more she is now training to be a Spiritual Counselor with the University of Sedona, and a NARM Therapist ( Neuro Affective Relational Model ).
Beloved teachers of the Female kind:
Marion Rosen, Angeles Arrien, Starhawk, Ann Renee Rosencranz, Rowena Patti Kryder, Anodea Judith, Sahn Kai Ashena, Kumu Puna Dawson, Le'ema Kathleen Graham, my mother Dolly, my grandmother Mireille, la Reina del Mar, la Reina de la Floresta...and many others including the children.
Beloved teachers of the Male kind:
Baba Hari Dass, Abbot Norman Fisher, Abbot Reb Anderson, Adyashanti, Matt Kahn, Stephen Levine, my father Jacques...and many others including the children and my partners.
Beloved teachers in the non-human form:
Abraham as channeled by Esther Hicks, Mother Mary, A long lineage of Goddesses especially Yemaya, Isis, Nuit, Lakshmi, Bridgit, Kuan Yin and Saraswati.
Archangel Michael, Ashtar.
Angel dogs who have blessed my life with their presence, Angel cats who have blessed my life with their presence, most beings of the natural world and many others.
As an Empowerment Mentor, longtime Community Visionary, Embodiment Facilitator, Grief Priestess and Somatic Trauma Healing Bodywork Teacher, Yemaya's purpose is in helping humanity to align in Freedom and in protection of the Earth's beauty.
She is an Intuitive Kinesthetic Empath with over 30 years of practice and expertise in the Healing Arts, Somatic Therapy
( Rosen Method ), Trauma Release Work, Eastern and Western Spirituality, Community Development and the Performing Arts.
Her latest continuing education credentials are with the NARM Institute ( Neuro Affective Relational Model ) for C-PTSD recovery, as a NARM-informed professional.
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