Healing Work, Classes and Retreats
To remember who we are at the deepest level, and support the body’s natural healing energies, have been motivating forces in my life. I offer private healing sessions using energetic healing practices that help to break up and clear old patterns, and support body, mind and spirit to heal. These practices include working with methods that have developed from my healing and spiritual path, along with Plant Spirit Medicine, limpias and healing practices from the Nahua tradition of Mexico, and mindfulness, meditation and stress management approaches.
Plant Spirit Medicine is a gentle and profound energetic healing system that nurtures spirit, reduces stress, and promotes healing. It works with the underlying imbalance that is the source of disharmony, and releases and balances the energy flows in the body. It is based on two powerful healing traditions: Classical Chinese Five Element Theory, and Shamanism, and lays the foundation for deep healing. As Eliot Cowan shares in his book Plant Spirit Medicine, working in this way recognizes that plants have spirit, and that spirit is the strongest medicine, being able to heal the deepest reaches of the heart and soul. This is the shaman’s way with plants.
The Nahua are an indigenous people of the central highlands of Mexico. I feel great gratitude to be able to learn from their wealth of knowledge in the realm of healing, and include some of their practices in my healing work. I continue to deepen and study in this area on an ongoing basis.
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Classes and Retreats
I have had the good fortune to meet and learn from some wonderful mentors. One thing I have learned is that this moment is it - that through this moment we can connect to all moments, and live in appreciation and connection to the mystery and magic of the world around us. And that each step taken in awareness can be an opening to grace and to heart.
The Mindfulness Retreats offer a time to recognize and quiet the chatter of the mind and open to the gift of the present moment. Mindfulness is cultivated through deep relaxation, meditation, walking and eating practice, and gentle taoist and yoga movements.
Stress Management Classes are a group of six sessions that explore the stress in our lives and lay a foundation of practices to let us re-center and find harmony and openness. Classes are both didactic and experiential.
Yoga and Movement
I began my practice of yoga as a child, attending weekly classes with my mother and sisters. We were fortunate to have found a gifted teacher that instilled in me a love of the gentle movements that keep the body limber and free, and of the gift of deep relaxation and meditation. I discovered how all of these combine to be a tonic and support to living well. With over 30 years experience of teaching yoga and stress management in private and hospital settings, I offer private yoga classes, tailored to suit the individual needs of clients.
Annie has been involved in healing and teaching stress management, movement and meditation for over 36 years. both in Australia and the US. She has worked for major hospitals in the US in wellness & cardiac rehabilitation programs, teaching stress management & facilitating support groups for healing.
She currently has a healing practice in Florence, SC, offer classes and retreats in mindfulness, meditation and stress management, and teaches in the Florence Darlington Technical College Massage Therapy Program. She, along with Kitty Finklea, is the founder of Singing Lotus health and skin products.
She is an initiated Granicera and healer in the Nahua tradition, a Firekeeper for the Sacred Fire Community, and serves on the Executive Committee of the SFC.
“Thought I should let you know what a wonderful experience your energy work was for me. It made me feel so much more alive, truly a healing and youthfulness I haven't experienced in a long time. Thank you. “
Harriet, North Carolina
"In the one-year wake of my son's death and my husband's illness, I felt stuck in a place of quiet and despairing sadness, with difficulty making decisions and depleted energy, The results from your treatment have been astonishing! In two weeks time I've found my voice, and have watched everything in my world turn upside down, with pleasing outcomes. My energies are no longer stuck. From powers greater than me, I felt directed as to decision making, and to my dismay the "how to's" are falling into place. Thank you. MJ, South Carolina.
"Thank you for giving me a treatment yesterday. I feel so wonderful. It's a real turn around. I am truly grateful to you for the work you have done to develop your abilities as a healer, for your connection to divine, and for your willingness to encourage me." L, South Carolina.
“I found incredible healing in your group work, and delighted in your very presence ....”
“It’s impossible to put into words how much your class has meat to me. It has become the centering point of my week, a time from which I emerge far more integrated and centered than ever I do from anything else I attend. You have been a wise, calm and patient guide. I thank you for the gifts you have shared”
Linda, North Carolina
“Just want to tell you what a privilege it’s been to be in your class. You’re a wonderful teacher and a real inspiration. I truly feel this has been a very positive influence in my life....”
Joan, North Carolina
“Your powerful example of loving kindness and acceptance will always be with me, will always guide me and my life is enriched because of it...” Susan, North Carolina