It is in the sanctuary of the wilderness that I have fallen in love with Goddess/ Divine Mother, my word for Spirit or Great Mystery. Here I found the support and safety to begin to strip away the layers and layers of old stories and energies stored in my body temple; I discovered a portal into ancient wisdom, into a deeper part of my self and the world.
It is here in Homer, Alaska– a small seaside village on the southern-most tip of the Kenai peninsula– that I learned that the wilderness around and within me has infinite capacity to hold all of who I am. I could at last embrace and integrate those parts of myself I had once split off. This Divine integration has been powerful transmutation medicine.
She has taught me that I can access Her directly and do not need to seek permission or validation via other people. I can claim my own authority; Her authority in me. We all can, this gift of grace belongs to us all.
Trish is licensed practitioner through the School of Meditation and Healing in CA (2.5 year program), certified through the School of Spiritual Healing in MN (3.5 year program), and holds an individualized bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology and outdoor leadership. She is one of the owner members of Homer Alaska’s Many Rivers yoga studio LLC. Trish is a trained naturalist and wilderness first responder as well as a boating safety, Water Wise, an Alaska Marine Safety and Education instructor. She has enjoyed work in the field of outdoor education for 27 years in a number of capacities from work as an interpretive park ranger to serving as a camp director, trail boss and naturalist/guide. Her teaching experience ranges from teaching meditation to teaching in a refugee camp in Thailand to educating people in outdoor education and survival skills throughout Alaska.The practical and daily skills that she shares are acquired from a lifetime commitment of practice, personal/spiritual growth and healing, and individualized training, Trish is passionate about sharing what she has learned to empower others and co-create stronger community.