My Story

Hello.  My name is Prema and I’m a healer, a life coach and a teacher.  I’ve spent a lifetime learning from extraordinary teachers and discovering how to find meaning, fulfillment, joy and peace in this wild and mysterious ride that is life.  I am here to share what I’ve learned with those of you who want to be with the wonder and the mystery of life, who want your work to hold meaning and fulfillment, who want to align your dreams with the dream of the Divine and experience them unfolding with integrity and magic.

I've maintained a healing practice for 35 years with training in the modalities of shamanic healing, shiatsu, plant spirit medicine and reiki.  I’ve also been a life and wellness coach in organizations and private practice since 1989.  I was the wellness director for a spiritual retreat site for 10 years, teaching and coaching staff and visitors on all aspects of wellbeing – physical, emotional and spiritual. Having worked with thousands of clients my delight only continues to grow as I witness people coming home to their heart – their own eternal source of wisdom, healing and inspiration in the present moment.

My professional coaches certification is from The Coaches Training Institute.  However my most meaningful training has occurred in the presence of some really great masters.  I spent 19 years apprenticing with elders in the indigenous Wixarika people of Central Mexico.  I spent 20 years of studying and teaching yoga and meditation with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, an enlightened master of the Siddha Yoga tradition of India.  I also did several years training with Japanese Shiatsu master Ohashi.

In my work with dreams, I draw on my shamanic apprenticeship as well as my training and certification in Dream Tending with Stephen Aizenstat of Pacifica Institute in California.

For my ancestral lineage healing work I trained with Dr Daniel Foor and I am certified with the Ancestral Lineage Healing institute. While for much of my life I focused on the ancestors of the traditions that I’ve followed, it is revelatory to discover the benevolence and blessings of our blood ancestors as well. My own people hail originally from the UK and Norway and then became colonialist settlers in Australia.

My husband Scott and I live on a lovely little 9-acre farm in western North Carolina which we steward as a home for music, healing and ceremony. I love spending time in nature, sitting around a fire with friends, listening to live music (my husband Scott is an awesome musician), dancing and hanging out with four-leggeds.

If anything you see here inspires you, it would be great to connect with you.  Email me

With love