Hi, my name is Raven. I'm a medicine woman. What does that mean? It means I help people heal their physical and spiritual bodies. My main focus is on women's health and difficult cycles but I also have a deep love for divination, dreamwork, and nutrition. I was called to this path through an chronic condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus. It can cause mild to severe inflammation, bleeding, and pain during a woman's cycle. For me the pain was crippling. After a very close brush with kidney failure (due to a birth control pill) I decided to heal myself naturally.
During this time I studied and tried many different diets, started brewing my own herbal probiotics, studied herbs, practiced meditation, learned to heal past life traumas, and connect with my ancestors for spiritual and herbal guidance. I also got back to working with my dreams, a practice I started when I was 7 years old.
After hearing about Mayan Massage I started looking for a formal education in healing. I found the Women's Herbalism and Ethnobotany program with clinical herbalist Shelley Torgove. Within 6 weeks I left my herbal water kefir business in Fort Lauderdale and moved to Colorado to study. I studied the herbal traditions of the mountain west and learned traditional healing practices like ritual, ceremony, and Mayan Massage in Valladolid Mexico.
Over this eight year journey I was able to go from 10 days of debilitating pain managed with narcotic pain killers to a couple hours of pain managed with gentle herbs. This is an extremely short and sweet version of my story. I could write volumes on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual lessons I've learned over the last 8 years. I've seen and experienced the black hole of pain and suffering and the indescribable bliss of nirvana, what I've learned is that I am here to heal. I work with herbs, dreams, massage, and tarot to help women heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.