ABOUT THE PRACTITIONER

My name is Ariana, or Ari (pronounced airy). I am 27 years of age in my physical human form, residing in Richmond, Virginia. I am originally from the Northern Virginia area, which is right outside of Washington, DC. I have a strong belief that we all are deserving of healing and support, and I am grateful you are taking the time to read this. I am here to support you in your journey of healing, while we heal together.
 

Education:
Associate's degree in Liberal Arts with a Psychology focus

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an Addiction studies concentration, and a Philosophy minor in May of 2019. at Virginia Commonwealth University

Former behavior therapist for children who have developmental delays and disabilities, as well as challenging behaviors

Currently: Certification for Substance Abuse Counseling.

Currently in progress: SNHU form master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Buddhist recovery group meetings, Refuge Recovery, at The Well on the VCU campus

Substance Use Counseling clinical internship and peer recovery internship

Experience, Certifications, and Credentials:

Karuna Yoga’s 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2018

Usui Holy Fire II Reiki I and II training Emerald Healing Arts in 2018

Usui Holy Fire II Reiki III/Advanced Reiki Training and Holy Fire Master Teacher's certification in 2019

Karuna Reiki Master training with William Lee Rand in 2020

Shamanic Energy Medicine with the Four Winds Society current

Core Energetics with Next Generation Core somatic/body psychotherapy training current

Tantric Ayurveda at the Shakti School with Katie Silcox current

Intermountain Psychedelic Symposium 2020

Microdosing Movement Masterclass 2019/2020

Grieving and Dying Consciously w/ Four Winds in 2020

Breathwork Healer Facilitator Training 2021 w/ Danielle Hering

Crisis Text Line 2020

Transformational Life Coach Training 2020-current

Meditation and yoga classes at Electric Nomad Dance Studio

Yoga with a chiropractor, which was intertwined with guiding clients through functional movement and corrective exercises (SFMA)

Where Can You Find Me?

Reiki and yoga at Well Into Life Massage and Bodywork.

Studio space in Richmond, VA off of Gayton Road on Mondays for now

For bookings on other days in my home studio, please contact me directly

Virtual offerings (see "Book Online")

For group offerings or booking for private events, please contact me directly

My Vision:

With my psychology and clinical counseling education, and my yoga, Reiki, breathwork, and meditation experience, I wish to explore the world of psychedelic research in treating substance use, depression, anxiety, and PTSD/general trauma. My goal is to combine yoga, body psychotherapy, (holotropic) breathwork, transpersonal psychology, Reiki, and mindfulness-based techniques to cultivate a holistic approach to therapeutic healing. I am extremely passionate about the utilization of psychedelic experiences to deepen the healing experience, and intend on launching services this year (2022) regarding microdosing and integration. I would love to open an integrative wellness center offering these services, including clinical and medical care.

 

I have a strong ambition in assisting others in recognizing and owning their own power to self-heal. I am very excited to help awaken you to the abundant and available resources that are available to you within yourself, as well as around you. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey while you manifest your own healing and strength, while finding peace and relaxation.

Chose Love,

Ari

xoxox

Founder of Grounding Light