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Offerings

You are invited to creatively explore the many facets of YOU, within a trauma-informed and integrative container , where we will engage in a processes of alchemy, nervous system reset, creative movement, body-mind-soul energetics, vibrational therapeutics, breath exploration, expansion, contraction,  stillness, integration, and more.

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Core Energetics

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Somatic Integration Coaching

“Until you make the unconscious conscious,
             it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
       ― C.G. Jung​

Core Energetics is an approach to integrating the unsconscious, suconscious, and conscious mind while considering the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of an individual. Rooted in the principles of psychology, bioenergetics, bodywork, and energy dynamics, Core Energetics explores the interplay between the conscious and unconscious aspects of the self. 

Core states that the body and the mind are inseparable, and in order to heal from our past, we need to journey deeper within the body-mind. Available to us at any given moment is the wisdom of our bodies, but it is not uncommon to forget how to listen/honor the messages that our bodies are giving us--no matter how loud or quiet they are. Through the use of various embodiment techniques, including movement, breathwork, dialogue, role play, vocalizing, yoga postures, grounding exercises, vocalization/vocal expression, posturing, physical movement, dance, yoga, touch, and body-centered awareness, Core aims to identify and release emotional blocks and patterns stored in the body and one's energy centers or energy field. Rather than suppressing the shadow, the Core process encourages individuals to confront and transform limiting beliefs, old stories, trauma, and challenging emotions, ultimately enabling them to live more authentically and align with their true selves. Those who engage in Core Energetics work are interested in what driving factors lie beneath the surface of their immediate experience. ​This work operates off of the belief that the subconscious mind will always run the show unless we are ready to consciously face what is lying underneath.

Core Energetics is recommended for those who are interested in creating long-lasting and continuous transformation, and this will require a commitment on the client's end in maintaining consistency and a desire to make changes in their life.

Fore more information on Core Energetics sessions, please click here !

Somatic & Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Preparation

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MicroMagic (Microdosing) Support

Why somatic?

Somatic plant medicine preparation and integration form the cornerstone of a holistic healing journey, addressing the intricate interplay between mind, body, and spirit.

 

By incorporating somatic practices into the preparation phase, individuals are equipped with tools to cultivate mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-regulation, fostering a safe and grounded space for exploration. Somatic approaches further deepen this journey by facilitating embodied integration of plant medicine experiences, fostering lasting transformation and overall well-being. 

 

Throughout the integration process, somatic approaches such as breathwork, meditation, and body-based therapies facilitate the embodiment of insights gained during plant medicine experiences, allowing for deep healing and transformation on a cellular level.

Ari offers a creative approach to providing microdosing support. With her vast training, education, experience, and unconditional positive regard, she creates a space that may allow the individual to prepare for/integrate their microdosing experiences on a deep, embodied level. By incorporating embodiment practices into this process, individuals can cultivate greater self-awareness and regulate their nervous system, which may enhance the therapeutic benefits of microdosing--thus promoting a profound integration of insights.

 

This integrative approach not only honors the complexity of individual experiences but also provides a supportive framework for sustainable growth and long-term well-being, empowering individuals to navigate their healing journey with resilience and authenticity.

Why trauma-informed?

Trauma-informed support is essential for creating a safe and supportive environment that respects individuals' unique histories. By integrating trauma-informed practices, Ari can support you in feeling secure and empowered to engage with the healing process in a mindful, aware, and integrated manner.

Actual sessions may vary per individual, and may consist of elements such as psychoeducation, dance, movement, breathwork, yoga, Reiki and energy clearing, sound healing, journaling prompts and exercises, and coaching.

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Breathwork

This ancient eastern practice of Pranayama consists of a two-part breath. The practice of breath work turns off the mind and turns the body on, opening us up to experiencing a wide variety of sensations. We are oxygenating blood and stimulating the hypothalamus gland, which releases endorphins, thus activating the ductless glands. This experience helps us to move stagnant energy through the body, leaving us feeling energized and lighter.

The active breathing phase lasts for anywhere from 20-25 and sometimes 30 minutes, followed by the resting/integration phase. An in-person session includes the optional use of essential oil blends anointed on the chakra points of the body, essential oil sprays to stimulate deeper healing, affirmations and vocal releasing of energy through vibration, and journaling. The client lies down for the duration of the entire breathwork session, usually under a blanket due to the temperature changes that can occur. 

Due to the incredible nature of breathwork, clients may have psychic experiences, emotional experiences, or intense physical experiences. Sometimes, clients can experience what is called tetany, where the muscles begin to cramp up. This is believed to be stagnant energy being "knocked loose" by the influx of oxygen and awareness of bodily sensation during the process. The practitioner will provide palm stones to help with this experience, as it has the potential to be joyful or uncomfortable. Integration support is provided by the practitioner following the session. 

 

**There are no current known contraindications with breath work and pregnancy, but if you are pregnant, please discuss breath work with your medical doctor or midwife before engaging in this practice. Breath work is not recommended for people who suffer from epilepsy, as this practice can trigger seizures. If you have asthma, it is recommended to bring your inhaler just in case you need to use it.**

Yoga & Virtual Yoga

"Yoga is the journey of the Self, through the Self, to the Self."

- Baghavad Gita


Yoga is a practice that originated in ancient India. It is a group of practices that work together to balance, strengthen, and clear the mind, body, and spirit. Its original purpose was to work towards spiritual development, self-awareness, and a greater level of consciousness, and the asanas, or postures, provided extra physical benefits.

 

An individual yoga session is tailored to your needs. We explore your body, spirit, and emotions (or whichever you prefer to focus on). We may place focus on stability, strengthening, grounding, being present in your body...the options are limitless. That's what is so wonderful about a one-on-one session-- it is YOUR session, and you get to choose where you want to practice and the kind of practice you desire. We will work within your comfort.

Virtual Yoga

Do you have travel/transportation limitations or a busy schedule? Maybe you don't have the time or means to attend a yoga class in-person. With this option, you can reduce stress and improve strength and flexibility right in the comfort of your own home--maybe even your backyard or poolside.

A virtual yoga session will require the use of a laptop. We will use Skype or Zoom--whichever suits you.

We will focus on your specific needs and experience. The session is Yours.

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Reiki Energy Medicine

"Reiki is love. Love is wholeness. Wholeness is balance. Balance is freedom from dis-ease."
- Mikao Usui

Reiki has existed since the beginning of "time," but emerged in the 1800s with the help of Mikao Usui in Japan, who refined and set the groundwork for the practice. In 2014, William Lee Rand received information about a new energy, Holy Fire Reiki. He then laid the groundwork for this upgrade of energy. It is more refined, gentle, and powerful. Holy Fire heals spontaneously, and works on a continuous level, even when the client is not thinking about it. Holy Fire helps to heal relationship issues, religious trauma, worry, and replaces these troubles with a sense of safety and clarity.

Reiki is a hands-on healing modality that activates the person's natural ability to heal on all levels. Aside from promoting healing, Reiki is used for stress reduction and induces deep relaxation on a continuous level.
 
Reiki is considered to be one of the many different kinds of energy medicine modalities, as it is spiritually-guided life force energy. This practice aids in stagnancy in the subtle and physical body, as well as balancing overactive energy. Reiki encourages one's energy to flow in a healthier and steadier manner. Clients claim to feel relaxed and renewed after each session. This modality promotes healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.

During a Reiki session, the client lies down fully clothed on a massage table. Crystals may be used on or above the body to enhance healing for the client. The practitioner may place their hands on or above the body, and the client has full discretion on whether or not they are comfortable with hands on their body. The practitioner will intuitively use different hand placements around different areas on or above the body, while acting as a channel for the Reiki to flow through, and then into the client. The client may or may not fall asleep during a reiki session--however, there is no "right or wrong" way to receive this healing energy. Clients may report feeling certain sensations in the body, such as hot, cold, tingling, ticking, or light pressure sensations. Once the session is completed, the practitioner will share what was observed during the session, and the client will also have the option to share what might have come up for them.

A client is not "completely healed" in one session. The practitioner may recommend a certain frequency of sessions. However, usually a client knows when they are ready to receive additional healing, and may reach out whenever they feel they should schedule another session.

Distance Healing

Distance Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle of free and uninterrupted energy flow, and helps to activate the natural healing processes in each client's body, as well as to restore the physical and emotional well-being. Energy is not limited by time and space.

 

The client will find a comfortable position during the scheduled time for this 30 minute session, as they would for an in-person session. The practitioner intuitively tunes into the client's subtle energy field--the aura and the chakra system. Then, the practitioner will send healing energy that will transcend time and space to reach the client. Once the session is complete, the practitioner will let the client know what came up for them, and the client will do the same.

This option is perfect for those who may have busy schedules, or do not live near a Reiki practitioner.

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Cleanse and Clear your Space

Often, our living spaces are homes to excess energy, stagnant energy, and negative energy. Sometimes, you might walk into your home and feel that something is just "off," and perhaps you just can't place it. There could be lingering energy in your room that is ready to be cleared.

The practitioner will travel to your home to cleanse negative and stagnant energy from your living area. Along with Reiki healing, tools such as sage, palo Santo, essential oils, may be used if permitted by the client. The cleansing of such areas may occur without these tools, as well.

Usui Holy Fire III Reiki

Levels 1, 2, and Master Trainings

Embark on a transformative journey of healing and self-discovery with Reiki trainings. Whether you're a beginner seeking a profound introduction in Level 1, exploring the enhanced energy of Holy Fire III Reiki in Level 2, or reaching the pinnacle as a Master Teacher, each training unveils a sacred path of spiritual growth and powerful energy work. Dive into the world of hands-on healing, sacred symbols, and placements that open doors to higher consciousness. Elevate your practice, deepen your connection to divine energy, and become a conduit for healing. Embrace the whispers of the universe through Reiki, where ancient wisdom meets modern empowerment.

Why learn Reiki with Grounding Light?

With Ari's background and education in clinical studies, somatic work, and trauma, she teaches from an integrated body-mind-spirit/whole person-entered approach and trauma-informed lens. Ari teaches about grounding & energetic and spiritual hygiene, which is important to familiarize yourself with before working with clients. It is suggested to--in order to receive the most out of a Reiki training--inquire about Reiki training retreats for the purpose of immersion in Reiki, self-care, energetic hygiene, exploring shadow work for yourself so that you can hold the hands of others while tailoring your practice to your own unique gifts, and experience collaboratively co-created community.

Reiki trainings are held in-person, via zoom, and/or during retreats, which are focused on training AND embodiment practices. Such trainings will be announced on the "Trainings," "Events" page, as well as under "Retreats." Ari also offers private Reiki trainings--please email her for more information. 

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Moon Circles

Step into the mystical realm of Moon Circles, where the celestial dance of the moon guides a sacred gathering of souls. In the soft glow of lunar light, we come together to honor the cycles of the moon and tap into its profound energies. A Moon Circle is a space of connection, intuition, embodiment, and empowerment—a haven where intentions are set, energies are amplified, and spiritual bonds are woven. Join us as we attune ourselves to the cosmic rhythms, share stories, and manifest our dreams under the enchanting influence of the moon

Moon Circles are sacred gatherings that revolve around the phases of the moon, harnessing its energy for spiritual exploration, personal growth, and communal connection. These circles, often facilitated by a guide or leader, bring individuals together to honor the cyclical nature of the moon and tap into its potent influence on emotions, energy, and intentions.

Participants in Moon Circles typically gather during significant lunar phases, such as the new moon or full moon. Each phase carries its unique energy, offering opportunities for setting intentions, releasing what no longer serves, and embracing the ebb and flow of life.

The atmosphere within a Moon Circle is one of support and shared intention. Participants engage in rituals, meditation, and reflective practices, aligning themselves with the moon's energy to enhance their spiritual journey. It's a space where vulnerability is embraced, and the collective energy amplifies individual intentions.

Moon Circles have gained popularity as a means of fostering a deeper connection to the natural world, heightening intuition, and creating a supportive community. As the moon waxes and wanes, so too does the energy within the circle, creating a dynamic and transformative experience for those who seek to align their lives with the cosmic dance above.

Moon Circles, when held, are announced on the "events" page.

Tarot/Oracle Readings

Originating in Europe in the 1400 century, tarot is currently widely used but commonly misunderstood. Tarot is a form of guidance, not fortune telling. This practice is used as a tool to help you tap into your very own wisdom and intuitive power. Tarot may awaken hidden beliefs, thoughts, and feelings that may help you to see situations from a fresh perspective. This art is commonly used as a lens to see deeper into choices about one's career path, job situation, relationship(s), love, emotions, health, and more. This practice can teach us about parts of ourselves that

  • we may not be familiar with

  • we already know and love very sweetly

  • we over-identify with

  • we have yet to love enough/express patience with

Ari utilizes her intuitive gifts, energy reading, and clairs to effectively provide insight for your unique reading. As it is unknown what could surface for you, she will provide coaching and ideas on how to integrate what you may learn/how to move forward, 

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EmBody'd Exploration Session

When we feel disembodied, our nervous system regulation can be significantly affected. Disembodiment refers to a sense of disconnection from our physical selves or a feeling of being detached from our bodies. This state can arise due to various factors such as trauma, stress, dissociation, or even certain mental health conditions.

How would I know if I am disembodied/ungrounded?

The autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary bodily functions like heart rate, breathing, and digestion, can become dysregulated. Disembodiment may lead to imbalances in the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches of the ANS. For example, someone feeling disembodied might experience heightened arousal or anxiety (sympathetic dominance) or conversely, feel numb or disconnected (parasympathetic dominance).

 

So...you know you want to move your body, but maybe you don't know where to start! You are unsure if you need nervous system regulation or to scream, receive, dance, cry, loudly exhale, meditate, stretch, palpating, tapping, grounding, find your center, release, affirm, surrender, lie down, feel, contain, expand, contract, or find stillness...or maybe all of the above. All you have to do is show up, and we go from there. 

 

Think, a Core Energetics somatic + coaching session, but more of a one-off, "let's turn off the mind & explore the body to see where it wants to take us TODAY...right now." This is also a great way to dip your toes into the world of embodiment.

Sound Healing + Stillness + Meditation

Embark on a journey of profound relaxation and inner harmony with healing frequencies of sound + meditation or yoga nidra. Immerse yourself in the soothing melodies and resonant vibrations of crystal singing bowls, the ocean drum, chimes, and tuning forks as they wash over you, releasing tension and promoting a deep sense of peace. Ari creates a safe and nurturing space for you to experience the transformative power of sound, whether you seek relief from stress and anxiety, support for physical ailments, or simply a moment of tranquility in your busy life, offer a pathway to holistic well-being and inner balance. Allow the therapeutic frequencies of sound to envelop you, restoring harmony to mind, body, and spirit.

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