Hello, my name is Andréa. I am a shamanic practitioner and healer born and raised in Brazil. For almost 10 years, I have been creating safe spaces for healing, awareness, empowerment, and higher levels of consciousness, leading ceremonies in NYC, Budapest, and London. I am also a mother, a wife, a sister for many, and a proud daughter of Mother Earth.
My practices include intuitive readings and chakra balancing, ancestral healing, and healing through traditional shamanic rituals and sounds, using many tools and techniques I've learned over the past 30 years. My offerings are nurturing and, through drumming, promote a mildly altered state of consciousness that allows participants to connect with their inner voice. Modern life, with all its comforts, has taken from us the traditions of connecting with rituals, ceremonies, and sacred spaces, and I am dedicated to re-creating these opportunities.
During my initiation into Shamanism, I was given the name Ararê - a friend of parrots. I've always had a deep love of and interest in nature and spirituality, and Shamanism encompasses this perfect combination.
Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and a way to honor and connect with nature and reconnect with self. Through its studies and practices, I developed an understanding of honoring Mother Earth as the divine sacred feminine - Gaia. Later I was trained in feminine shamanism, a practice to reclaim the sacredness and power of the feminine. My previous working life was as an electrical engineer, including sustainable energy, thus energy has always been part of my life!
I offer individual healing sessions, Women's Circles, online Moon Ceremonies, and I teach women to reconnect with their feminine wisdom in order to help them rediscover their power to heal themselves.
I trained and was initiated in Shamanic practices by Rogério Mariani aka Bari Meri from Brazil, and still have many wonderful teachers and mentors, including author Serena Bertran from England, birth keeper Susana Tapia Léon from Ecuador, author Itzhak Beery from Israel, Shamanic teacher Carlos Sauer from Brazil, and midwife and author Jane Hardwicke Collings from Australia.
I am also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) is a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to healing trauma and other stress-related disorders, using clinical tools to resolve some physiological states.
My work has been featured in Woman&Home, Natural Health, and Tatler Magazine
I am a registered member of these organizations and I stand by their code of ethics:
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Complementary Therapists Association (CThA)