As a spiritual companion, I seek to accompany others on their unique spiritual journeys through the art and practice of deep listening and compassionate presence. I offer both one-on-one and small group companioning within my home and virtually, with the option of meeting outdoors as well.
In sessions, my hope is to support you in slowing down to more deeply feel, connect with yourself, and use our time together in ways that feel most meaningful to you. While we will of course be talking during sessions, we will also be listening for the stories your body and psyche are asking you to be with for deeper healing. It’s this wisdom that holds the capacity to transform trauma into healing, constriction into ease, and pain into empowerment. I approach this process of befriending yourself and becoming a more conscious participant to your life with deep reverence.
I invite awareness around how our ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and socio-economic backgrounds might influence the space between us; I hope to be an ally on your journey.
I currently offer sessions online, which much to my initial surprise, is a format I love connecting through and works well for many people. I also offer sessions outside near Lambertville, NJ for those who resonate with nature as a pathway to healing and more conscious living.
Online one-on-one sessions and outdoor sessions near Lambertville, NJ.
Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy
Somatic Eco-Therapy practices
Nature Reconnection Experiences
Soul Art Sessions
Reiki Energy Therapy
Creative Nature Retreats
Ariana is founder of The Earthbody Institute, a professional, educational, and transformational forum dedicated to the cultivation of dynamic mutual relationships with the natural world. She is creator of the groundbreaking Professional Ecotherapy Training and Certification Program, now entering its fourth year. She facilitates workshops locally and internationally, including Online Ecotherapy Certificate Programs, Ecotherapy Immersion Programs and consultation groups. She also teaches Ecotherapy seminars as an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University.
Ariana believes that developing a consistent nature connection practice with elements of somatic awareness and openness to the sacred can foster a more holistic and balanced way of life. She is devoted to her own daily spiritual practice in nature, and encourages her private clients and students to develop their own practice. In all of her programs, she facilitates creation of a strong Earth-honored community, fulfilling an ancient human need of experiencing a profound connection to the sacredness of all beings.
Ariana is thrilled to be practicing Ecotherapy outdoors in the East Bay hills with more than half of her individual clients, and also brings the power of nature indoors to her private practice in Berkeley. Her main therapeutic influences include Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Ecotherapy, Dance Movement Therapy and Earth-based trainings from The School of Lost Borders.
Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy
Dance Movement Therapy