My name is Andréa and I was born and raised in Brazil. I am a shamanic practitioner and a healer. My previous working life was as an engineer, most recently in sustainable energy. I've been a ceremony space holder for almost 10 years offering ceremonies in NY, London, and Budapest. I am also a mother, a wife, a sister for many, and a proud daughter of Mother Earth.
I was initiated in Shamanism in Brazil 25 years ago and was given the name Ararê - friend of parrots. I had always had a deep love of and interest in nature and spirituality, and Shamanism offered me this perfect combination. Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and a way to honor and connect with nature, and reconnect with yourself. Through its studies and practices, I developed an understanding of honoring Mother Earth as the divine sacred feminine - Gaia. Later I was trained in feminine shamanism, a practice to reclaim the sacredness and power of the feminine.
I offer private healing sessions, Women's Circles, and Moon Ceremonies, and I teach women to reconnect with their feminine wisdom in order to help them rediscover their power to heal themselves. The practices I offer are nurturing and, through drumming, promote a mildly altered state of consciousness that allows participants to hear their own inner voice. Modern life, with all its comforts, has taken from us the quietude needed for us to connect with rituals, ceremonies, and sacred space - so I create opportunities for you to connect with them.
The natural state of someone in harmony with themselves and their environment is happy and healthy. Self-care practices, like shamanism, have the ability to bring us back to that natural state. The events I offer help women to reconnect with themselves so that they can bring about their own healing and growth. I create the chance for that wise part of yourself to be heard.
I was drawn to spiritual paths and religions since I was quite young, and after many years of inner work, practices, and studies, I now trust that there is nothing more sacred and divine outside of you. Your body is your temple, and you hold the potential to know and embody it. However, we are influenced by cultural negative beliefs, and through deep personal work, we can release all that is not love. Once you are clear what has been stopping you, you are free to be your happy and healthy self.
I trained and initiated in Shamanic practices by Rogério Mariani aka Bari Meri from Brazil, and have had many wonderful teachers including author Serena Bertran from England, birth keeper Susana Tapia Léon from Ecuador, author Itzhak Beery from Israel, Carlos Sauer from Brazil, and currently training with autor Jane Hardwicke Collings from Australia.