About Emily

Photo by Mariana Schulze Photography
“I am an instrument in the shape   
of a woman trying to translate pulsations   
into images for the relief of the body   
and the reconstruction of the mind.”
Adrienne Rich

I am so happy you’re here. I have worked in the healing arts as a massage therapist and energy healing practitioner for fifteen years. I have read oracle cards for over sixteen years, and soon after developing an interest in this form of divination, I began teaching myself the tarot. My relationship with the cards waxes and wanes, deepens and grows distant–it changes as I do. Tarot has been a vital part of my awakening & remembering in this lifetime, and always beats like a steady heart through my life. I have always been one to “connect the dots,” with an urge to create form from the formless, and dive to the depths to make meaning of my experience. Part of my purpose here is translating the soul’s language into heart-centered, workable magic for us all. I do this through my work as a natural born and formally trained intuitive, a tarot reader, a writer, a licensed bodyworker, and a Reiki master (here’s my massage website– Luna Touch Bodywork ) As an empath and a psychic, I can feel, see, sense, and know energetic patterns and pictures that play out as experiences and circumstances in our lives. I use my skills to assist you in identifying, acknowledging, loving, and moving energy so all that is ready to come through you has the space to. In my years of experience as a healing practitioner, I have found that my approach to energetic work is done in reverence for the physical process of healing— I respect the amount of time healing takes, and the courage it takes to move ourselves through the continual cycles of death, rebirth, and integration. I am here for the process all the way.

I continue a deep commitment to embodiment, soul work and psychic education with truly amazing teachers and mentors, who have always led me back to my own inner knowing, which is my core philosophy. I completed 500 hours of training in the healing arts at the Ojai School of Massage in 2004, and have continued my education with bodywork courses over the years, including training in Craniosacral Therapy levels 1 & 2 in 2013 from Eileen Donovan (trained in the Upledger Institute method.) In 2007 I received Usui Reiki 1 & 2 attunement from Dragana Gobic, and in 2017 I received my Usui Reiki Master attunement from Jenette Traverson. In 2016 I began a 3 month soul-work mentorship from a depth perspective with Laura Larriva Page; this mentorship included two multi-day group and solo excursions in the wilds of my homeland, California, & months of deep archetypal reflection, group council & creative exploration. In 2017 I began my year of study in psychic skills and energetic resilience with Erin Schroeder, including both a month long Essential Psychic Skills course and The Psychic Training, an intensive 8 month clairvoyant training program with a group of incredible intuitives—through which I received a Certificate of Completion. All of these educational experiences, and many more, (including a stint at UC Santa Cruz studying Women’s Studies & Creative Writing, taking all the ceramic and art classes I could at local community colleges, & around 6 months in total of traveling and working abroad, mostly solo, over the span of three years) have laid solid foundations for my particular style of healing work to develop and blossom.

It is imperative that we develop the strength and softness necessary to meet our truest selves, so we can create the level of change the planet needs us to step up for. I feel that this work requires us to remain in love and devotion to not just our inner lives, but to our human and non human world. It is my belief that we cannot be truly free until all are free– the wounds inflicted on the planet and humanity by deep rooted systemic oppression will take time to clear and heal; inner strengthening, especially for those in positions of privilege, is non-negotiable so the work of dissolving, reimagining, and restructuring and continue to be done on every level.

I currently work one on one with clients, in-spa at EarthTonics in Ojai, at private clients’ homes from Ojai to Santa Barbara, as well as traveling for chair massage gigs at corporate offices. I also work doing massage, energy work, and readings at retreats both locally and internationally. I am co-founder, with Karina Duffy, of Community Healing Sanctuary in Ojai (here’s our site Community Healing Sanctuary ) We provide a container for various practitioners, from psychics to bodyworkers, to offer specialized healing sessions at an affordable cost. We believe healing should be accessible to all, and these events give people the opportunity to receive a variety of healing modalities they may have been curious about trying, as well as meet trusted healers they can continue to work with. It has been an incredible experience growing CHS this last year. I also look forward to creating workshops and classes for intuitive and creative development (stay tuned.)

I feel every moment is a miraculous unfolding, a deepening and a revealing, and I am so grateful to be walking my path, with all its tidal surges and softening, its waxing and waning, its challenges and magic, its closures and openings, its clarity and mystery. I am passionate about all that brings me into an experience of soul: the earth, the cosmos, communion, connection, service, spirit, the sacred heart, synchronicity, psychic healing, physical healing, cycles, lineage, movement, dance, stillness, breath, body, mythology, creativity, beauty, alchemy, local & international travel, adventure, light, shadow, questions, mystery and expansion.

Photo by Mariana Schulze Photography; Cards by Uusi Design Studio
In a Session

Come with your presence, receptivity, and desire to grow, and we can engage in a conversation guided by intuition, our higher selves, our earthly selves, our divine helpers, and the tarot’s rich symbology. We will laugh, maybe cry, and come through with insights, uplifting revelations, validations, and new perspectives. Times of transition are challenging, but they also create openings of immense possibility. My intention is to create a grounded, sacred space for you to be who you are, however you have arrived to this moment. Intuitive sessions bring to the surface that which needs to be seen, held, and often what needs to be released, so you can go forth with more confidence, joy, clarity, love, and spaciousness around what is possible. Holding your light and shadow as integral parts of your being, I will assist you in dialing in your practice of self love, and help you tune in to your innate wholeness, power, creativity, and magic at this juncture in your life. I reflect your inner knowledge back to you, and create a container where you can feel your own inexhaustible spark. I help you to connect deeply with the complex layers of your own inner knowing.

In sessions where Reiki and energy work is included with a reading, I help you bring balance to your energy centers, harmonizing the system to encourage a movement of energy. The more fully we can be in ourselves, in whatever part of the process we may be, the more resourced we are to move through it with grace. The divine energy and the earth energy we bring in clarifies, illuminates, and grounds your system to facilitate optimal functioning and full embodiment. Energy work, like body work, is a tune up, and maintenance is important. Shifts will happen in your life when you are willing to do your work and surrender to the unfolding (and with the awareness that energy work is not a replacement for professional medical care.) I love to offer tools that you can use in your daily life that nurture your well being. I am consistently inspired by my clients, who show me in so many ways the incredible potential we carry for going deep, getting real, expanding perspectives, and empowering ourselves in our continual evolution. My aim is to hold you exactly where you are and encourage your own revelations in the timing that feels right to you. It is an honor, a joy, and a privilege to grow alongside you in this wild dance of life.

Photo by Mariana Schulze Photography