Meet Rachael

Rachael is a mother of two children and along with her husband Mattias, loves parenting from the heart and fostering a deep connection to Mother Nature. In honor of her blended Filipina and Celtic heritage, Rachael enjoys learning about traditional healing techniques from both cultures and views this mending of lineages as a reclaiming of self. 

Rachael has devoted her life to studying the healing arts and walks the Medicine Path. As a child, her family lived at the Satchidananda Ashram, where she was exposed to yogic traditions, devotional practices and meditation. She was given the name Rashmi by Swami Satchidananda, which means Divine Light. As a teenager, she trained as a yoga instructor with Vimala Fields in the Integral tradition and taught with a focus on pranayama, meditation and prenatal yoga. 

Before working as a healer, she studied and worked as a birth doula, providing compassionate support during the initiation of pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate postpartum period. She views the womb as a second heart, and sees it as a powerful force of creation and portal for healing. Her own births have been wild initiations and she views her children as her greatest awakeners and teachers. Through her connection with the feminine, Rachael began to learn about medicinal herbs and flower essences as a way to realign with natural rhythms of health. She is in awe of how plants, the sun and moon cycle move in extension of the cyclical nature of the body.

She has an ongoing Medicine Woman mentorship Marilu Shinn, a Mesa Carrier connected to the Laika people and initiated Shaman by Don Alberto Mencariapa. Rachael has also studied Somatic Experiencing and Ancestral Healing with Dr. Peter Levine and has studied or been attuned to All Love, Sekhem-Seichim, Angelic Reiki, and Bioenergy Healing, though her work is based in intuitive wisdom, Earth-based healing traditions and Medicine Ways. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University.


What people are saying...

"She intuitively knew the right questions to ask and connected some dots involving physical pain and weighty guilt and shame that were aching to be released, and helped me replace them with compassion and love. I highly recommend you book a session with Rachael!"

"Rachael was able to hear my current struggles, become attuned to me through her beautiful ceremony, and share clear, specific insights about balancing my energies and recommendations that no other healers have really been able to offer for me."

"After working with very intense healers in South America and Israel, I know that Rachael has blossomed into a powerful force for healing. I recommend seeing her if it calls you, and have no doubt she will meet you where you are with compassion and care."

Richmond, VA 23220


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