MEET YOUR FACILITATORS

Take a moment to read about our facilitators – who we are and what we offer. Each facilitator is directly involved in our numerous programs and activities and is available to assist you with any issues, should they arise. Each member of the Nature Way Healing Team offers a unique gift in their approach to healing.

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Lexi has been involved in the healing arts most of her life. She became a massage therapist in 2000, practicing conscious bodywork for over 21 years. She has expanded upon a wide variety of healing modalities including being a yoga teacher for 15 years.  Lexi also had the privilege of working with the late Shoshone elder Corbin Harney. Harney started Poo-Ha-Bah (doctor water) a healing center in Timbisha. Working closely with Harney, the healing waters and learning the Nature Ways, she intends to pass along this wisdom for future generations.  Her focus truly lies in bringing all people together to honor Mother Earth, all the elements, animals and humankind.  She is a mother of two, a writer, a kundalini yoga instructor, and an advocate for sustainability and justice for all people.

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Sheila Dyche

Sheila hails from the great wine region of Sonoma County, and currently resides in Sacramento, Ca.  She is a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, and the owner of Urban Sage herbal skincare. Sheila been practicing body work and aesthetics for over fifteen years. With an emphasis in natural, plant-based skin care and personalized treatments, Sheila understands what makes people look and feel glowing and vibrant . After studying massage therapy and aesthetics, Sheila found a passion in nutrition and clean-eating. As a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, her drive in life is to promote environmental sustainability and healing through nutrition by creating healthy relationships with food.  Her consciousness of contemporary life, matched with a profound recognition of radical health from the inside out, set the stage for a comforting, well-rounded guide for the body and soul.

Jessica Astley

Jessica Astley grew up in the pacific northwest and spent most of adult life between Hawaii and Northern California.  Jessica has been involved in the healing arts for over 20 years, spending many of them studying metaphysics and herbalism. She has a love and passion working within the botanical and energetic realms. Jessica is the formulator and owner of La Floresta Botanicals, a small batch herbal and body care line currently based in Sonoma.  

With her deep love of travel, people and cultures she truly knows how to make people feel welcome, connected and more at home in their bodies and minds, I suppose you could say it's one of her special gifts. People comment often that she has a way of making you feel safe. A sacred space holder is another gift she is honored to share in abundance for all her students.

Jessica has been a practitioner of massage therapy since 2003, she is devoted to helping others release and heal in their physical and emotional body.  Her devotion to healing her own body, mind, and soul has been a profound part of her personal path and she loves assisting others with her grounding and loving presence. Her work in the healing arts realm has always been a safe place for her to explore and dive deep as a healer and empath. For many years she didn't know that her ability to feel other people or places' energy was something she could explore deeper and use as a gift and tool rather than just internalize. She has first hand experience as a healer, and knows how important physical and energetic self care is. Jessica has learned an array of practical tools and lessons on her journey and is excited to share and teach others.  Her wish is for all beings to be happy and truly empowered to live their best life

Alex Purbrick

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Alex Purbrick lives in the Shetland Islands in the far north of Scotland 

She is a Mother, writer and artist.

Alex lived and worked for four years with the late Corbin Harney at his healing centre, Poohabah in Tecopa, California.

She helped Corbin manage the day to day running of Poohabah as well as organise his speaking engagements to public groups throughput the Southwest.

Alex is the editor of The Nature Way (University Nevada Press, 2009) which tells the life story of Corbin Harney and his spiritual teachings of living in harmony with nature and our Mother Earth.

As a writer and artist Alex uses her words and art as a prayer for all nature continuing Corbins words and vision that we are all One People in One Mother Earth.