Kachina is a gentle spirit who acts as a catalyst when you show up in need of transformation and healing by helping you access your body’s intelligence and heart’s wisdom.
From a place of deep inner knowing she brings clarity, compassion and a discerning intuition to her work with others.
I started as a massage therapist then followed my interests leading me to train in the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, Bones for Life, Iyengar Yoga, Wu Style Tai Chi and Chi Gong, Jin Shin Jytsu, Reflexology and Aromatherapy.
I have been studying and working with essential oils since the mid 1980’s. Then in 2014 I was introduced to the high frequencies of the Wisdom of the Earth plant essences and found that they support us on our healing journeys by opening the doors of our hearts to new perspectives through the spirits of the plants and trees themselves.
The infusion of these high frequencies of Wisdom Of The Earth Essences into my own body has graced my life and that of the others I serve by inviting in a depth of sweet, self compassion essential for our personal and global transformation. Anointing students before or during a session accesses this core alignment to their source to guide their healing process with gentleness and love.
“I find a joy in inquiring, listening, and learning that fires my curiosity, that has deepened my intuition
& sharpens my observational skills leading me to an open- hearted response to life and others. Traveling these inner bridges from thinking, feeling, and sensing into meaningful action is an art and a science that inspires me in my service to others. These are the gifts of my life’s journey that I wish to offer for your growth and transformation.”
Belinda is an integrative health practitioner who combines her extensive knowledge of healing practices that focus on the physical,mental and emotional aspects of human well-being. Through her own journey of self-healing, she discovered the power of self-care practices and believes that anyone can cultivate internal strength and resilience to truly love the life they are living.
Driven by her passion for physiology, Belinda has become a master in various disciplines such as yoga, meditation, and integrative personal training. She also incorporates protocols from Western and Chinese medicine, herbalism, aromatherapy and Ayurveda to activate the body’s natural mechanisms.In addition to her health service training, Belinda has a background in animal behavior and extends the concept of the well-being of self to that of our companion animals.
Belinda’s approach is practical and concrete, offering step-by-step guidance to help individuals embrace a love for life. She encourages self-care as a natural expression of self-love, fostering not only personal well-being but also nurturing human and companion animal relationships with a deep appreciation for life itself. Her mission is to share her passion for integrative modalities to anyone interested in the concept of living a life more connected to our natural rhythms and adapting to one’s developmental changes that come with age and within each season.
As a Founder of the Science and Art of Living and CEO of the OCCE Center located in the charming town of Chester, Connecticut, the center provides a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to develop the tools needed to incorporate healthy strategies into their everyday lives. With Connecticut’s only Medicinal Grade Essential Oil Bar of its kind. Carrying over 200 medicinal grade essential oils from across the globe and sourced by Sedona, Arizona’s Wisdom of the Earth (WOTE) Experts. Having traversed the USA and abroad Belinda brings it all to one location with one of a kind courses and curriculum on the concepts of self and co-regulation with exercises and activities for personal growth. Experience a grounded state of presence facilitated with the plant and animal kingdom on site or via zoom. Contact Belinda to learn about the empowering services, personalized programs and the powerful remedies that support an integrative lifestyle.
Kat Augustdottir–Shuford is a Master Medicinal Aromatherapist, Shamanic Healer and Intuitive for Plant Consciousness. She is grateful to be one of the original teachers for Wisdom of the Earth which has blessed her with over a decade of personal, family and client successes to share with her students. Her personal protocols and “plant prescriptions are shared in her classes in order to give her students a jump start into the powerful world of essential essences. She credits the essences with strengthening her galactic and off world connections as well as deepening her remembrance of her commitments to Gaia. Kat teaches practical medicinal aromatherapy for all health concerns and has raised all three of her children as well as her first grandchild with an out of the box approach that is counter to western medical standards. She promotes personal accountability and courage and supports her students in making radical steps to healing on all levels that reach far beyond their time in the classroom.
“There was a moment of intensity at the onset of the journeying with the plant essences that came close to being overwhelming for me. Deep inside myself, because of similar past experiences I knew I was alright and that the process was of breaking through a barrier of self limitation that I was willing to go through. But a reassurance was needed. And in that moment Kat was there for me as a strong, compassionate guide…She held me with her eyes until I felt completely safe. And with that renewed strength I ventured forth into a journey that was transformative. Kat’s level of attention and depth of perception is a gift you may wish to experience first hand.” Kachina A. Texas!
Kat would love to hear from you and learn more about your journey and your interest in the power of the the plants and trees! She is always happy to share her classes, sacred music and healing work with the essences and Mother Earth in hopes to inspire you on your path.
In 1996, while living in Los Angeles, Susan Bender had an “Ah-ha” moment. Despite years of success in the entertainment industry, she was discontent and feeling disconnected. Her mind kept going back to a time in her life in which she spent months in physical therapy recovering from a near fatal bike accident. “I remember how much pain relief and well-being I felt through the natural healing arts during my rehabilitation,” she recalled.
She realized a high-stress career was not the right choice for her. She began studying and practicing traditional massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy in California, but felt drawn back to her roots in New Mexico, settling in Santa Fe, a community she loves for its natural beauty and openness to holistic lifestyles.
As a licensed massage therapist, specializing in Ancient Lomi Lomi, Susan is drawn to ancient healing practices. She spent years looking for the best essential oils to use as medicine in her practice. When she met the owner of Wisdom of the Earth in 2011, she knew she had found the right match.
Finding these essences was like finding a missing puzzle piece. Helping others uncover their true light and healthiest self is Susan’s passion. In addition to teaching Level 1 classes, she provides private consultations and has developed Anointings, using the essences to specifically enhance immunity, energize, release stress and boost overall wellness. More information can be found on Susan’s website.
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Jen has been captivated by the brain-body connection her whole life and how plants can help strengthen and heal that connection. First attending UC Berkeley at age 12 for Neuropsychology and moving on to Pre-Med at UC Irvine, she thought her path was in western medicine.
However, after being discouraged by the medical system and trying to heal her own chronic illness, she began a more shamanic journey. This led her down to the jungle multiple times to work with the healing plants of the Shuar, Matses and Shipibo tribes and up to Montana to mentor with a medicine woman.
She is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer, and WOTE Level 2 Medicinal Aromatherapist. She trained in the Peruvian Jungle with the medicines of the Matses Tribe and has been blessed to share Kambo with the western world.
She believes that plant essences are one of the most supportive connections we have available at this time on earth to help us with the many transitions and transformations (whether physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual) we are facing inside and around us.