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About Chesaray

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Chesaray's search for “What is Real?” began as early as she can remember. Life has always been her greatest teacher. Experiences as a teen drove her into an unavoidable contemplation of grief, God, and death.

Her university studies in Philosophy of Mind and Buddhism led her to study abroad in India, where she set her heart on embodying freedom. She was gifted with a non-dual awakening at 22 with Jon Bernie that lifted a tremendous amount of unconscious suffering from her shoulders, and has since experienced the fire of that opening guiding her life.

Exploration of the psyche, soul, and soma has led her into ongoing training and practice in meditation, conscious movement, bodywork, psycho-therapeutic modalities, and a devotion to learning from life experience. She descended into a dark night of the Soul for many years and she is left with an abiding experience of the heart of Being and a gift of healing Grace. 

Chesaray has a profound reverence for and an embodied gnosis of ordinary life. She is happily engaged to Julian Misliuc and loves the blessings and evolutionary potential of relationship. She has held space for countless others through intense trauma, pain, kundalini awakenings, ordinary struggles, and mind blowing spiritual experiences. In her work, people are met right where they are and guided in their spiritual evolution.

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Her heart bows to the the light of Jesus, the love of Amma, the clarity of Adyashanti, the nurturing wisdom of Jeannie Zandi, the tireless support of Anrael, the power of Gracelight, the wild devotion of Ramakrishna, the Silence of nature, and Love that continues to light her way.

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Chesaray has done many meditation retreats in traditions such as S. N. Goenka's Vipassana, Sri Aurobindo, Tibetan, Theravada, Ammachi, and Zen Buddhism. Her inner work has developed from learning from the land, solitude in the wilderness, and participating in Lakota sweat lodges. Sometimes, upon feeling called by her inner voice, she would go out into nature and fast for days at a time. She has spent countless hours doing dyads: a one-on-one co-inquiry practice in which partners provide each other a space to go deeply into their own experience. Practice in conscious movement, and dance has opened up a deep connection to spirit in the body. She has attended multiple retreats, courses, and meetings with Ammachi, Jeannie Zandi, David Pomeratz, Jon Bernie, Adyashanti, Reggie Ray, Gangaji, and Byron Katie.

 

Courses and Formal Education:

 

  • Is a graduate from the two and a half year Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy Training

  • Is a Certified Core Synchronism (Cranial Sacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy) practitioner through the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics

  • Has a B.A. in Philosophy from Santa Clara University and completed Antioch's Buddhist studies abroad program in India

  • Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Training - Trelevan Training

  • Attended 1 year of Meridian University’s Master’s in Psychotherapy Program

  • Is a Member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity

  • Has completed NICABM’s healing trauma, EMDR, and Working with Anger in Client's courses

  • Is an Advanced Angelic Reiki Practitioner

  • Studied plant spirit medicine under the guidance of Doug Simon

  • Is a certified Yoga Teacher (500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training) 

  • Has studied the clinical application of Polyvagal theory and Somatic Experiencing

  • Is a Dancing Freedom Facilitator

  • Completed Death Doula training thru Alquimia Wellness

  • Has training in and has supported people as a Labor Doula, and Pediatric Cranial Sacral practitioner

  • Is attuned in relational healing models and developmental/attachment trauma resolution

  • Has training in Non-Violent Communication

  • Is an Enneagram and Holotropic breath work advocate

  • Has worked in the Holistic Health and Wellness field in many capacities and completed numerous trainings

  • Has supported people through intense Kundalini awakenings and somatic unwinding

  • Is experienced in facilitating integration after psychedelic medicine journeys and healing after adverse drug experiences

  • And...is always learning 

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Chiara, England

“Chesaray's grounding course was very profound for me. Lots was revealed on many different levels and I felt powerful work going on in the background throughout the course. Her flows and transmission have a powerful quality and I highly recommend the course. ."

Sasha Vancouver, BC

"Chesaray holds a rare healing space that integrates elevated spiritual energies with grounded, practical guidance. Her transmission of no-nonsense, down-to-earth practicality and deep, loving wisdom which is unique and hard to find. When she works on me, I feel a palpable connection to unconditional love." 
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Scott, Transformational Coach

"Chesaray is the real deal. She holds an incredibly powerful and exquisitely gentle space for unfurling and awakening. She is true guide, not because she has answers, but because she is a clear and grounded mirror. I can hardly express how meaningful and powerful my sessions with Chesaray have been. I couldn't imagine being on this journey without her steadfast guidance and compassionate presence."
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