Lineages & Influences

I am in deep gratitude for and offer blessings to all those who have taught me, mentored me, and have influenced me, including those named here and those I may have forgotten to name. What this page documents are the human lineages and influences that have supported my community service and offerings. I can share the non-human lineages and influences in ceremony.

Spiritual/Creative/Political Teachers/Mentors

  • Lola Sabrina Oppiana Estrella
  • Uncle Noah Heart Whisperer
  • Hilot Academy of Binabaylan
  • Nanay Myrna Pula
  • Tulay Araw
  • Angela Angel (Other Ways of Seeing)
  • Elder Blu Waters
  • Sharp Dopler
  • Free Woman
  • Luka Roderique
  • Dr. Lynn Gehl
  • Linda DeMissy (Lofn’s Bard)
  • J. Barron (Force/Code)
  • Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Leonard Cervantes
  • Steve Sauve (The Bwanageek)
  • Kweeny Todd
  • The Ritual As Justice School

Spiritual/Creative/Political Influences

  • Grace Nono
  • Dylan Rodriguez
  • Lily Mendoza
  • Leny Strobel
  • Zainab Amadahy
  • Elder Malidoma Some
  • Resmaa Menakem
  • adrienne maree brown
  • Machig Labdron
  • Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
  • b. binaohan
  • Kai Cheng Thom
  • Rhizome Syndrigast Coelacanth Flourishing
  • Starhawk
  • Shira Hassan
  • Mariame Kaba
  • Generative Somatics

North American Institutional Training

  • Somatic Experiencing (Basic & Intermediate Levels)
  • Master of Social Work from York University
  • Bachelor of Humanities from Carleton University