About Chesaray

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Chesaray's search for “What is Real?” began as early as she can remember. After losing several significant loved ones in her teens she was driven into a deep 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 had a powerful awakening at 22, and has since wholeheartedly explored the psyche and soma inside and out, completing fifteen years of training and practice in meditation, conscious movement, bodywork, and psycho-therapeutic modalities. Her gift of healing Grace, devotion to learning from life experience, and facing many difficulties during a dark night of the Soul make her an excellent companion for others in their awakening process.

Chesaray has a profound reverence for and an embodied gnosis of ordinary life. She has held space for herself and others through intense trauma, pain, and mind blowing spiritual experiences. She has a clear ability to be with people right where they are, the wisdom to guide them through the gnarliest of life's struggles, awakenings, and the heart to share in their joy and growth. Chesaray is forever grateful for the hand of Jesus, the love of Amma, the clarity of Adyashanti, the nurturing wisdom of Jeannie Zandi, the simplicity of Jon Bernie, the tireless support of Anrael, and the power of Gracelight.

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Chesaray has done many meditation retreats from different lineages and traditions such as S. N. Goenka's Vipassana, Sri Aurobindo, Tibetan, Theravada and Zen Buddhism. The other part of her inner work has developed alone in the wilderness. 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: one-on-one meditations in which partners provide each other a space to go deeply into their own experience. She has attended multiple retreats with Ammachi, Jeannie Zandi, David Pomeratz, Jon Bernie, Adyashanti, Reggie Ray, Gangaji, and Byron Katie.

 

While it is clear to Chesaray that her healing ability and presence was developed primarily during her radical journey within, she has also developed a vast wealth of knowledge from different healing modalities and schools.

 

As part of her quest for embodied Truth, Chesaray:

 

  • 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) Practicioner 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

  • Is an Advanced Angelic Reiki Practitioner

  • Has training in and has supported people as a Labor Doula, and pediatric cranial sacral practitioner

  • Studied plant spirit medicine under the guidance of Doug Simon

  • Attended Meridian University’s Master’s in Psychotherapy program

  • Is a Dancing Freedom Facilitator

  • Is a trained Death Doula thru Alquimia Wellness

  • Has completed NICABM’s healing trauma and healing anger courses

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

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

  • Is an Enneagram and Holotropic breath work advocate

  • 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