This is a directory of some the women who have initiated through the year of the Healer, and stepped out into their communities offering their own unique medicine. If you find someone here that offers something you need, please know that each of these women comes highly recommended, and each walks a path of high integrity, and service in all she does.
Terra Soul Herbs-Terra Mentz I consider myself a folk herbalist, meaning that I have decided to learn about the earth and her plant medicine from teachers whom I admire, whenever I can, and in whatever capacity is available to me. My dream is to help restore an appreciation of herbal medicine and magic to the daily conscious, one herbal creation and ceremony at a time.
It wasn't so long ago that our ancestors belonged to the land, and so the land belonged to them. Nature was a daily part of their lives, and their livelihood and health depended so much on the weather, the crops and whatever could be foraged from the surrounding areas. I am intrigued by the old stories of the land, of a history steeped in traditions forgotten, misplaced and caked in a layer of dust. I delight in the surprising nature of plants to show up just when you need them, and the messages they whisper, if one dares to take a moment to listen. I have poured my passion and my heart into Terrasoul, and I humble myself to singing the forgotten songs of our ancestors, and partake in the Great Song of the world. Terra is an initiate, Elder priestess and bone holder within the Red Moon Mystery School tradition.
Marcia Wakarchuk Jones-Inner Dancer Marcia F. W. Jones,Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher. Marcia is the founder of Inner Dancer – Creative Movement and Dance. She holds a professional certificate in Integrative Body Psychology (IBP) and has trained extensively in other movement therapy practices. Marcia has over 16 years of being inspired by the practice of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms® and is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher. She uses the tools of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), the Bartenieff Fundamentals™, Body Mind Centering (BMC), Brain Compatible Dance Education and other somatic healing practices and expressive arts therapies in her private practice and groups. Marcia is an initiate and priestess of the Year of the healer and currently in the Year of the Warrior.
Moth and Moon Fibreworks- Brianna Getz Moth and Moon specializes in bringing you and your family handcrafted artisan clothing, handwoven goods and sacred objects. I am a storyteller,but not the conventional sense. I weave and sew stories expressing the human experience. It is important to me that humanities triumphs and short comings are venerated as our ancestors have done for us. I weave, a slow meditative process, every pass of a thread, wind of a spool, throw of a shuttle; the story echoes and becomes part of the fabric. At this time I am weaving wraps for carrying babies and small children, scarves and shawls. www.spindlewitch.com
Brianna is an initiate and priestess from the Year of the Healer and currently in the Year of the Warrior.
Sue Cairnie shares her joy for life as a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and ordained Minister, creating personalized ceremonies including Weddings/Sacred Unions, Mother Blessings, Baby Namings, Separation Ceremonies and more.
Sue believes in the power of ritual to mark the transitions of our lives, and she offers an alternative for people who want ceremony that makes sense for who they are. Each ceremony is custom designed to fit your personality and beliefs. Sue lives in Vernon BC and travels all over for ceremonies.
Sue is an initiate and Priestess from the Year of the Healer.
Dancing Star Birth-Judy Mclaren I am a seasoned birth doula, breastfeeding counselor and Birthing from Within Mentor. I was drawn into birth work through the quality care I received in my first birth, and am now the mother of three wonderful children.
Birthing from Within has truly revolutionized my doula care, mentoring and motherhood. I love how it helps you go beyond the surface to your intuitive knowing, and offers a chance to practice the mindset needed to birth, no matter what happens and no matter what you decide.
Judy is an initiate and priestess from the Year of the Healer and currently in the Year of the Warrior.
Sacred Fertility and Flower Essences-Jessica Booth I support people on their unique journey through womanhood and health at all stages of life. I believe in awakening the sleeping dreams, in caring for our tender buds of the soul. Our path is about nourishing what makes us feel alive and loved. I first trained with Reiki 1 in 2006, on the wild and beautiful island of Anglesey, Wales. Following the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage, I became a Reiki Master in 2008. In that time, I also began training as doula under the guidance of Nurturing Birth and training with the Shiatsu College of Manchester in their intensive 3 year program. Most recently, in 2014, I have joined the Sacred Living Movement and am a second year Priestess initiate in the Red Moon Mystery School. I have the honor to carry a red drum. I teach both the Sacred Pregnancy & Birth Journey classes, and run the Sacred Essence and Sacred Fertility programs with Jessica Smithson.
Jessica is an initiate, Elder priestess and bone holder within the Red Moon Mystery School tradition.
Moon River Wellness-Kali Higgins I have a passion for creating experiences where people can slow down and connect to their intuition, to the rhythms of the natural world and to community. I specialize in heart-centered living and soul exploration, mindfulness training and healing with herbs and flower essences.
I believe that healing is the process of coming home to one’s self and place in the world. Life is a journey and a dance. Each person’s soul is unique and requires different support through the seasons. My business, Moon River Wellness offers holistic wellness services and programs that nourish and remind you that your body, mind and spirit are already whole. Moon River Wellness is a place where people can be present, heal and learn in solitude and in community. Our mission is to provide holistic wellness services that restore and connect people to the bright beings that they are and to provide programs that inspire and awaken lifelong learners walking the spiritual path.
Kali is an initiate and Priestess from the Year of the Healer.
Lighting Little Fires-Parisa Roohipour I am an Irish woman with a passion for travel, music and textiles as well as astrology, knitting and generally getting down to the deeper philosophies of life. Through Astrology I have found a language to explore and give shape to the many archetypes we hold within ourselves. By finding where these Goddesses live in our natal Astrology charts we are given a jumping off point to form a deep relationship with them, a foundation that feels strong and familiar.
Parisa is an initiate and priestess from the Year of the Healer and currently in the Year of the Warrior.
Wolf and Faun Knits-Nat Raedwulf Nat Raedwulf designs knitwear patterns under the name “Wolf & Faun Knits”. Based out of Cumberland BC, on Vancouver Island, she began her fibre arts career as a hobby when she decided to try her hand at self-publishing designs she was creating for her friends and family. Three years later, her self-taught hobby has evolved into a home-based small business with a diverse, international audience and has her designs have been featured by industry leaders in fibre arts. In 2017 she launched an online store www.wolfandfaun.com offering locally made fibre arts tools and other products for makers. is an initiate and priestess from the Year of the Healer and currently in the Year of the Warrior.
Red Tent Sisters-Amy Sedgwick Born and raised in Toronto, Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator through the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals. Amy is also certified as a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner through Justisse International and is currently on the faculty at Justisse, where she is completing a three-year advanced training as a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner Educator (HRHPE). Through Red Tent Sisters, Amy supports individuals of all genders and sexual orientations who wish to use fertility awareness to achieve or avoid pregnancy, or to maximize their reproductive health. Amy’s own health journey began after side effects from hormonal birth control nearly destroyed her breastfeeding relationship with her newborn daughter in 2005. Seeking a natural yet effective contraceptive alternative, she turned to the Justisse Method of Fertility Management. Through learning to chart her cycles using the Justisse Method, Amy finally uncovered answers to longstanding health problems and was able to reverse debilitating menstrual symptoms and achieve energy and vitality she hadn’t experienced since her childhood. Since then she has committed herself to helping others achieve optimal health. Amy regularly engages in professional development activities. She has completed additional training in nutritional supplementation, the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, and Harner Shamanic Counseling. In her spare time, Amy enjoys mindfulness photography (Miksang), wild foraging, knitting, reading, and wire-walking. She currently resides in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, but provides support to clients all over the world via Skype, Zoom and phone. Amy is an initiate and priestess from the Year of the Healer and currently in the Year of the Warrior.
The Wild Soul-Brandi Woolf I am a mama from my earliest journey and since that potent initiation I have traversed terrain that has taken me through the dark and murky depths of soul. A process both terrifying and beautiful, it taught me the necessary and life changing magic of ceremony and sisterhood. I began my life as a daughter of the ocean and now it is the mountains that I call home. I live on the land with my family growing a life that nurtures magic and creating relationships that nourish the Earth. We are stewards of this land and live to inspire and be inspired by living simply and loving deeply. I am a weaver of story through ceremony and words~ and through fiber, roots and bones. I am a witch by birth~ that ultimate rite of passage preceded by spark and star dust. I embody the sacred and live my days in service through my children and the land. I circle women and shine a light on their own knowing~ the knowing that takes root in the dark. I hold space for you to unravel and re-mend as you remember. I am a creatrix of ceremony for the passages of life that ask for honor, and am a Priestess in service to the Mother, in Her darkest shadow and brightest light. My work can be found here, at The Wild Soul. I am here in the practice of gratitude and to nurture relationships that honor courage and vulnerability. I believe that the stories of women will heal the world. Brandi is an initiate and priestess from the Year of the Healer and currently in the Year of the Warrior.
Erica Nunnally-Teacher, Healer, and Guide Erica Nunnally is an experienced certified and registered 500hr Yoga Teacher. She is a Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui lineage and a graduate of Wellesley College. She is spirited by her teachers who have given much guidance and support over the lifetime of her journey: Rolf Gates, Jacqui Bonwell, Pat Iyer, Shawn Cornelison, Ana Forrest, Barbara Prince, and Nikiah Seeds. Erica is the CEO and Founder of The Bija Institute, an online wellness organization based in Rhode Island. She is the director of the Deep River School of Yoga which offers high level training for people who are called to teach Yoga. And she is the creatrix of Sacred Directions, an online 'way finding school'. Sacred Directions offers a pathway for wisdom warriors to traverse as they journey deeper into the sacred spaces within themselves.
Erica is an initiate and priestess from the Year of the Healer and currently in the Year of the Warrior.
Living and working on theunceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.