I have been on a healing path since I was a child when my mother read me Czech fairy tales. Fairy tales are shamanic hero's journeys, and I knew there was an important message for me in them. It was many years later, after a career in teaching art,that I discovered shamanism, and I realized how fairy tales and shamanism are related. They represent a journey of spiritual self-mastery and discovery. I started a shamanic drumming circle in New Jersey, which I lead for ten years.
Over the years I have had an extensive apprenticeship with many healers and shamans. It began with a Shamanic Workshop with the father of modern day shamanism, Michael Harner. Subsequently I studied Soul Retrieval with Christina Pratt; Creating in Dreamtime with Robert Moss; Celtic Shamanism with Tom Cowan; Soul Retrieval and Extraction with Sandra Ingerman
In the last ten years I have been studying at the Children of Light Mystery School; I have studied Reiki, Light Ascension and Practitioner Training with Ron Baker and Robert Baker. I am certified as a Reiki Master and a Practitioner. I have been on several spiritual journeys to Egypt and Macchu Picchu.
I am also a working artist, working in watercolor, painting, and sculpture. I have written, photographed and published seven children's books about nature: What Do You Do at a Petting Zoo?, Terrific Tails, Outstanding Outsides, What Neat Feet!, Breath-Taking Noses,
The Magic Ring, and Pasta Factory.