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.
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
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.
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