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Meet Erica

Spiritual Being, Passionate Woman, Loving Mother, Committed Wife, Focused Business Owner, Fun-Loving Friend,Traditional Naturopath, Certified Natural Health Educator, Photographer, Cook, Writer, lover of life and all things nature. 

IN HER WORDS:  "Like a flower, or the Earth itself, our physical and emotional bodies consist of layers. Layers of skin, muscle, organs, tissues, and cells make up the body. Our energy and emotions color our perspective of life through the lens of what we entered this life with, and also the filters added by what we encounter throughout our unique human experience.

When exploring healing and the innate truth and wisdom that resides within each of us, I believe that you can also work in layers and it is up to YOU to determine how deep you'd like to go and also where you'd like to begin. Inner work and healing isn't linear, and certainly not always neat and pain free. It can be messy. Really messy. It can hurt like hell. Through the skills and knowledge I've gleaned, it's my intent to support clients wherever they are at, to bear witness, and to offer assistance in reflecting back to you if you choose to go deeper.  I truly love the work I do and am honored to walk with you on your journey to discovering and connecting with your nature's wisdom."

ERICA'S APPROACH:  Erica works to help her clients explore and understand the root cause of their concerns using somatic experiences & holistic counseling, and supports the process with herbs, nutrition, breathwork, & bodywork (reflexology, vibrational sound therapy, light healing touch). It's her desire to assist clients in nurturing whole person wellness for themselves, in a loving, supportive, & non-judgemental space, and to bear witness and be present for - to truly HEAR & SEE - each client. Erica begins each appointment with curiosity and without judgement. Her goals include assisting clients in being at home in their own bodies and encouraging FEELING as opposed to not feeling, to check-in instead of check-out. As a practitioner, Erica assists clients in supporting their physical health and well-being through exploring emotional, energetic, and spiritual well-being and weaves it all together using movement, breath, bodywork, & plant/nutrition based support.

ERICA'S EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • B.S. Biology

  • Traditional Naturopathy via NITE (Naturopathic Institute - Mt. Pleasant, MI)

  • Vibrational Sound Therapy Certification and License via the Vibrational Sound Association

  • Western Herbalism w/ Jim McDonald (Lindera 4 Season Program)

  • Holistic Counseling w/ Dr. Moeshe Block

  • Embodied Breathwork & Wim Hof Breathwork

  • Bioenergetics, Somatics, & Dynamic Meditation Techniques

  • Vitalist School of Psychospiritual Transformation (2 Years)

  • 5 Personality Patterns &  the Enneagram

  • Dorsal Vagal Theory

  • Therapeutic Touch & Holistic Bodywork

  • Trauma Sensitivity Training

  • Reiki II Certification

  • Creating & Holding Sacred Space for Individuals & Groups

  • Reflexology

  • CranioSacral Therapy

  • Light Healing Touch & Energy Work

  • Nutrition-based Support

  • Plant Remedy Support, including Herbal Preparations, Flower Essences, Essential Oils

  • Homeopathic Remedy Support

DEERBRUSH WELLNESS:  In addition to owning Nature's Wisdom, Erica is a co-founder of the Deerbrush Wellness Collective LLC.  Along with Kelly Zalewski, LMSW & RYT200, she and Kelly provide a space, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, where both clients and practitioners feel safe to be authentic, to explore themselves, and connect to self and community for soul-centered nourishment. Today they  house their own practices and small group offerings within the Deerbrush space.

Meet Stefanka

GETTING TO KNOW STEFANKA:  Stefanka Marek is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and completed her training at Irene's Institute of Myomassology in 2017. Stefanka was drawn to learn and practice massage because she believes it is a perfect combination of science and art and loves how massage can help relieve pain, stress, and tension - naturally. She has a passion for supporting wellness through bodywork and is committed to providing a safe and relaxing experience to the clients she serves. Stefanka is skilled in multiple styles of therapeutic massage and also enjoys exploring new methods and modalities to greater enhance her offerings.

 

Outside of massage therapy, Stefanka has a zest for exploring the world and music and loves to travel and attend concerts. She looks forward to being able to resume her favorite pastimes and is also avidly interested in all aspects of holistic wellness, including nutrition, inner work, aromatherapy, and more. 

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