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Hello Beautiful Soul,


I am Valerie Merritt, a North Carolina-based Sound Healer, a yoga teacher focusing primarily on Kundalini Fusion and Yoga Nidra, a Wellness Coach, and a Meditative Guide practicing largely through the art of Forest Bathing.


After years of living with an overactive mind and scattered energy, coming to terms with a slow erosion of self and learning how to reclaim as well as claim anew a sense of purpose within different sectors of life, I experienced what I would now call wild divine intervention through transformative life experiences as well as supportive modalities of sonic healing, yogic practices, and coaching that gradually released me from anything that wasn’t supporting my authentic essence.  I began to see myself and others with more clarity, understand my role in connecting to ancestral patterns for deep healing in the familial line, and make space for gratitude to flow freely in my life regardless of the scenarios at play.  I would be so honored to share these pathways of wellness with you!


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I host restorative sessions in sound, wellness coaching, moon movement rituals, yogic offerings, and other opportunities for exploring our wondrous world in the way of the beauty path — with mindfulness and meditative intentionality to release stress and activate joy.  Sessions are primarily held virtually with opportunities to connect in person 1-2-1 and in groups.  Together we create a clear path in optimal living through relating personally and interpersonally with heart at the wheel as you learn to bridge the shadow and light in your life. 


Here you can shed anything keeping your light small as you step into your sovereignty with a compassionate foundation of wellness practices to support you.


Wishing you abundant wellness,


Forest Therapy Guide

The Forest Therapy School 


Usi/Holy Fire Reiki III Master

Anahata Holistic Healing 


Tantric Numerology Training

Yoga Farm Ithaca 


Rebirthing Facilitator Certification

Yoga Farm Ithaca 


Spiritual Warrior Training RYT300 Specialization in Kundalini Yoga practiced through the Moon Cycles, Enneagram, and Ayurvedic Principles 


Practitioner in Integral Sound Healing for Multi Instrument

The Sound Healing Academy 


PQ Coaching

Positive Intelligence Grant Program Participant 

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National Board Certification in Health and Wellness Coaching 


How to Teach Yin Yoga

For Every Body

Yoga Farm Ithaca 


Foundations of Integral Sound Healing for Multi Instrument

The Sound Healing Academy 


Introduction to Integral

Sound Healing

The Sound Healing Academy 


Integrative Health Coach Certification

Duke Integrative Medicine 


MBSR Foundations Course

Duke Health & Well-Being 


Integrative Health Coach

Foundation Course

Duke Health & Well-Being 

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Pranayama and Meditation

Teacher Training

ShivaShakti School of Healing Arts 


Yoga Nidra Teacher Training ShivaShakti School of Healing Arts 


Yoga Teacher Training & RYT200  Carolina Yoga Company 


Masters in Education with additional focus in Curriculum & Instruction  UNCW


Orff Schulwërk Level II

with Chris Judah Lauder 


Orff Schulwërk Level I

with Shirley McRae and Jos Wuytack

BA Music Education






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