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ABOUT

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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,

Valerie

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

UNCW

 

 

 

 

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