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About Us

Are you are ready to reclaim your authentic wild-self, step into your abundant joy and regain vibrant health of body, mind and spirit?

I honor your true authentic self and trust that your body, mind and spirit and the healing power of nature hold profound wisdom and deep inner resources just waiting to be tapped.

 I hold a strong sacred container for you to deepen your own loving relationship with yourself and to restore and balance your relationship with nature. This process revitalizes your well being on all levels.

In support of your evolution, I integrate a variety of earth based, holistic healing modalities and spiritual practices in my workshops and private sessions tailored to your specific and individual needs.

distance and in-person sessions are available for people of all ages and genders

Modalities:

shamanic and spiritual healing: shamanic journeying, ancestor healing, soul retrieval, limpia, cord cutting, spirit guide relationship development, power animal relationship development, shamanic gender exploration, meditation, visualization and Traditional Yucateca Maya healing.

shamanic bodywork: abdominal massage, craniosacral therapy, integrative massage, hot stone massage, energy work, prenatal and postpartum massage

herbal therapy: herbal hydrotherapy, flower essence therapy, aromatherapy, plant spirit healing and herbal education

women’s health: womb massage, pre-conception, prenatal and postpartum massage, birthing preparation, women’s herbal education and women’s wisdom and blood mysteries support

familieshealing sessions for babies, children, tweens, teens and shamanic parenting 

We welcome people of all sexes, genders, sexual orientations, races, religions and cultures.

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About Katie’s Yucateca Maya Teacher- Beloved Traditional Maya Curandera

Miss Beatrice was born on January 8th, 1948 in the village of Santa Familia, Belize where she lived all of her life.

She was a Yucateca Maya woman whose family migrated to Belize from The Yucatan region of Mexico during the caste war in the late 1800’s. Miss Beatrice was born in the caul or amniotic sac which in her culture is the sign of a seer.

Even as a young girl she was very much in touch with the spiritual world and very interested in the healing plants her father, a curandero and spiritual leader in the village, used in his healing practice. Her Grandmother and her mother were traditional midwives from whom she learned herbal remedies and massage techniques.

Later in her life she became a village healer herself relieving the physical, emotional and spiritual aches and pains in the many who came to seek her help. Miss Beatrice also taught her Maya healing ways to fortunate students all over the world, including Katie Silva.

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What people say about their experience.

  • mini manijehIMG_2832From the first moment I encountered Katie I knew that she was a unique healer and her gifts, wisdom, and insight would aid my own journey significantly. Through our personal healing sessions together and her workshops I attended, I have learned so much more about who I truly am as a human and what I want to be as a woman. She has helped to open doors of perception for me that I didn’t even realize existed and changed my awareness landscape permanently.

     

    Manijeh Baxter – Lyle, Washington
  • Katie’s prenatal sessions fill me so completely with deep relaxation and release while giving me an opportunity to truly connect with my growing baby as well as my own feelings and intuitions. My pregnant belly craves her uterine massages and my thinking self can relax in the knowledge that I am setting the perfect stage for an ecstatic, peaceful birth. I was deeply honored to be given a Maya Ix Chel birthing ceremony led by Katie and it was truly a magical experience. My heart was so completely filled with deep love and sisterhood on a level that our current culture would like us to believe doesn’t exist. I am so grateful to her for keeping the path to “wild woman” open for all of us out there that are seeking to follow it.

     

    Manijeh Baxter- Lyle, Washington
  • Over the last few months of receiving abdominal massage from Katie, I have experienced deep healing on the physical, emotional, and spiritual planes. Katie is compassionate as well as comforting and I always look forward to sessions with her. I believe reconnecting with the sacred womb is one of the most healing things a woman can do for herself and the earth at this time.

    Amara Dreamer – Bend, Oregon
  • Attending one of Katie Silva’s ceremonies and/or women’s workshops is like wrapping yourself in a warm cozy blanket; nurturing, safe, and deeply satisfying. She holds space and guides from a place of deep intuitive connection with Spirit. Each time I’ve been in circle with Katie I’ve felt incredibly supported and loved. Connecting with the feminine divine and my own deep self in this space has allowed me to open up spaces in my mind, body, psyche and emotions in ways that I didn’t even know was possible and receive gifts of awareness, vision, and intuition that have completely changed my way of being and engaging in the world.

    Karen Murphy – Hood River, Oregon
  • Katie is so wonderful at what she does. In my time working with her I have come to know my body more intimately and the pain that I had experienced before my periods has almost completely left. Katie has also helped me find pieces of my self that have been in hiding and bring them back into the present. I honestly feel excited to return and work with her every time. I feel safe, empowered and cared for. I recommend working with Katie if you are on a journey into wholeness, she has the skills to help guide this on many different levels. She is a gift.

    Sara Mains – 5Rhythms Dance Teacher, White Salmon, WA

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Workshops

                                                                            Upcoming Events

Each year, Katie offers a variety of shamanic and herbal classes and healing gatherings for the community.

                     2017 WORKSHOPS:

At the 2017 PORTLAND PLANT MEDICINE GATHERING November 11-13 in Portland, Oregon

Plant Communion for Self-Care and Healing Practice
with Camilla Blossom and Katie-Keath Silva
Experience plant spirit communion—merging with the subtle energies of the flower fairies, devas, plant and tree spirits—as a heart-centered practice for self-care and to enhance your healing, teaching, alchemy practice. The Language of Nature is communicated through the heart. Camilla will share Wild Rose flower essence to help us open to receiving love and energetic healing frequencies we may be missing. She will share how to work with the spirit of the flowers for self-love, self-care, and to ignite passionate self-expression. Katie will hold space for you to have a direct experience in deep body based relationship with plants to reset your nervous system, receive more deeply, and to channel the healing spirit of plants to others in your healing practice.

register at www.portlandplantmedicine.com

CELEBRATING THE PLANTS THROUGH THE SEASONS (was wonderful!)

EXPLORE AND DEEPEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR LOCAL PLANTS THROUGH DIRECT EXPERIENCE AND HANDS ON ACTIVITIES. THESE FESTIVE SATURDAYS WILL INCLUDE SONG, GARDENING, CEREMONY, HERBAL CRAFTING PROJECTS, BOTANY, HERBAL STUDY AND FEASTING! SPECIAL HERBAL GUESTS WILL APPEAR AT SOME!

The first Saturday of each month March -June and September-October 2017, we will gather from 10am -5pm in the Columbia River Gorge.

Take the whole series, several Saturdays or just one!

Sliding Scale $50.00-$100.00  per single day class

MARCH: Violet APRIL: Dandelion MAY: Nettle JUNE: Yarrow SEPTEMBER: Plantain  OCTOBER: Elder

Email Katie at katie@katiesilva.org or call or text 541 419 1647 to hold your spot!

June 23rd 2017 10-4 Healing Herbs: Poultices, Salves and Balms  with Wildcraft Studio School

 

 

Modalities

HOLISTIC HEALING MODALITIES & SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Shamanic body work blends ancient earth based healing techniques with modern licensed therapeutic massage. Shamanic bodywork integrates energy work, shamanic healing, Maya healing, therapeutic massage and craniosacral therapy with aromatherapy, plant spirit healing, sound healing and hot stones. In a shamanic bodywork session with Katie, you will sink deeply into a safe and sacred healing space. Katie will listen with an open heart, stand witness to your blossoming brilliance, address the issues in your tissues and hold a sacred container for your growth. Shamanic bodywork with Katie invites and allows deep and lasting healing of mind, body, soul and spirit to unfold. These sessions include a discussion before and after the treatment in order to meet your unique needs and support the integration of  your transformation into your daily life. Additionally included in your session are take home practices, herbal oils, balms and essences which empower you to continue deepening into your re-discovered inner resource, wholeness and wisdom.

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In Herbal therapy sessions, Katie holds space for you to see your own state of health more clearly, re-examine your current health care support network and reflect on your own daily health routines. Herbal therapy with Katie is a healing and nurturing experience which integrates intuitive plant spirit healing with many years of training as an herbalist. Katie facilitates your re commitment to exquisite self-care and introduces you to plants as healing allies on your health journey. According to your specific needs, fresh plants and flowers may be incorporated into your healing session along with herbal hydrotherapy, flower essences and aroma therapy.

As a trained herbal educator, Katie conducts an herbal consult for you which takes into consideration your unique constitution, patterns, strengths, weaknesses and the historic and current energetic health of your body, mind and spirit. After an in depth discussion and evaluation, Katie will support you in finding your personal herbal allies and co create with you,  holistic lifestyle changes that will support you on your road to vibrant health. If indicated for you, take home herbal oils, spritzers, balms and essences are included in your session. Katie does not diagnose or treat disease. Herbal education is in no way a replacement for medical care. Herbal therapy is a safe and supportive holistic addition to your current healthcare plan.

Katie teaches dynamic community herbal workshops which facilitate direct physical, emotional and spiritual relationship with local plants in a fun, creative hands-on environment.

 

Katie serves as a spiritual mentor, healer and guide and listens with full heart to your needs, issues, aspirations, gifts, challenges and life lessons. Drawing on 48 years of life experience with 30 years of intense personal growth work and deep immersion in various rich spiritual traditions, Katie holds space for your growth and transformation.

Katie holds space for powerful shamanic healing sessions in which you are gently guided deeper into your own inner healing sanctuary to clear your energy field, release trauma, reclaim lost parts of self, receive deep healing and recover hidden gifts. These sessions lead to profound healing of body, mind and spirit and positive change in your life. Take home plant-spirit and other shamanic practices and preparations, if indicated for you, are included in your session.

Katie has been deeply immersed in the ancient traditions of the Maya people for many years and shares this powerful healing tradition with you in your shamanic and spiritual healing sessions.

Maya Healing is a natural and spiritual system of healing that was passed down through the generations of Maya medicine families in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.

This ancient system offers profound healing for people of all ages in these modern times. Maya Healing bypasses the rational brain, taps into the healing spirit of nature and invokes deep cellular healing, paradigm shifts and the reclamation of ones essential wild and joyous self.

Katie received direct teaching, transmission and permission to practice from the Yucateca Maya medicine family of Miss Beatrice Torres Waight who trained her in abdominal massage, Maya midwifery massage, Maya shamanic healing, Maya herbal healing and Maya ceremony. Katie also studied with Don Jose Tamay, Dr. Rosita Arvigo, Miss Hortence Robinson, Miss Juana Cowo, Doña Donna and the common Maya people in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize in the arts of Maya Healing. Katie’s Maya teachers encouraged her to share the Maya magic with as many people as possible from all cultures. She continues to send funds from her work in the US back to Maya medicine families in Belize and Mexico to support their well being and the continuation of their traditions.

Whether on the phone, in an in person, Katie listens deeply to your needs, goals, challenges, triumphs and concerns and brings years of training and experience along with her innate intuition to your session and compassionately holds sacred space for your unique healing journey!

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Katie listens with full attention to all your women’s health concerns. Holding space for the interconnectedness of your body, mind and spirit, Katie takes a totally holistic approach to women’s health. Drawing on many years of personal experience as a woman and mother, 7 years practice and study as a midwife’s assistant, in depth training in herbal therapies, many years study and practice of Maya abdominal massage, certifications in lactation, prenatal/postpartum massage and doula work, Katie supports you in taking your health into your own hands and moving towards vibrant health on all levels of your being and life.

After an in depth discussion, Katie helps you design a healing treatment or treatments that will most precisely address your needs and support your holistic health.

One of the powerful women’s health modalities Katie offers is abdominal massage and womb healing. Abdominal massage and womb healing improves and enhances the health in the abdomen and pelvis by repositioning organs and stimulating the flow of blood, lymph, energy and nerve responses. This massage assists in resolving trauma held in the body and promotes digestive and reproductive health. Katie is honored to have been certified in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy for many years and has peacefully moved on from that certification as the abdominal work Katie does has evolved to reflect more closely the Yucateca Maya healing traditions and her own intuitive work.

As women, we hold infinite creative power in our wombs. Our wombs are the center of creation and the seat of the Goddess within. In modern culture, wombs are often ignored unless they are pregnant or causing problems. Many of us carry personal, cultural and ancestral wounds in our wombs. It is time to address and heal these womb wounds so we can stand tall as happy, strong, centered and powerful women connected with joy to this sweet earth.

In Maya culture, the womb is held in a place of honor as a woman’s seat of power. The womb is understood to have a voice of her own and is tended to with reverence thru out a woman’s life with massage, herbal healing, nourishing foods and ceremony. Katie brings this Maya magic to you and your womb. Abdominal massage and womb healing with Katie promotes physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic womb health!

An abdominal massage and womb healing session with Katie includes safe sacred space being held for the telling of your own womb story, physical, spiritual and energetic healing of your womb center, craniosacral therapy and gentle abdominal massage to center, rejuvenate, heal and honor your physical womb, shamanic journeying to reclaim your womb power and simple take home suggestions on how to honor your own womb and her cycles at home.

Womb healing is wonderful for women in all stages of life whether they have a physical womb or not. Adolescence, pre-conception, major life changes,  new relationships, marriage, ending relationships, graduations, pre or post surgeries, creative project birthing, divorce, pregnancy, gender transition, postpartum, menopause or wisdom years are all opportune times to receive this nurturing care.

Womb healing is beneficial anytime for deepening your relationship with yourself, balancing your life force, claiming your power as it gently promotes pelvic, reproductive and sexual health.

Katie weaves together the shamanic, herbal and bodywork modalities best suited to your women’s health needs in a safe supportive environment.

Katie listens intently to your healing needs and pregnancy journey and drawing on years in the field of midwifery and in depth training in prenatal, postpartum, Maya abdominal and doula massage and lactation counseling combines the modalities that are right for you to provide safe, nourishing, prenatal and postpartum massage which assist you in tapping more deeply into your own inner wisdom, the spirit of your baby and a restful ocean of peace and nourishment. Katie’s pregnancy sessions support your birthing preparations and postpartum integration and can be followed by postpartum massage, baby blessings and  healings and shamanic parenting support for continuum of care. Katie serves as a mothering mentor through any or all phases of your conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting experience.

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Craniosacral Therapy (CST) evolved as a specialized branch of osteopathy. It focuses on the Craniosacral System – the membranes, fluid and bones that surround, nourish, protect and support the brain and spinal cord. The cranial bones are slightly moveable and they have a palpable movement or rhythm of their own. This is the Craniosacral Rhythm or Cranial Rhythmic Impulse. In addition to other assessment and treatment techniques available that stem from osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapists use the Craniosacral Rhythm as an assessment tool and healing opportunity.

CST is a gentle, noninvasive type of bodywork. It is a very light, nurturing touch. CST promotes mobility. In the presence of mobility the body can find its own structural balance. The body is always seeking balance. Homeostasis is not just chemical, but structural, too. CST supports you in your body to find your own healing and balance. It assists you in moving through stuck patterns on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Katie holds a safe nurturing space for babies, children, tweens, teens and young adults and assists them in coming into balance, reconnecting with nature and the magical healer within. Integrating several healing modalities, Katie works directly with young people and or with the parent for the young one’s well being.

 

Katie holds compassionate space as she listens to your concerns, life lessons, and challenges as a parent. Drawing on 29 years of conscious parenting and teaching experience and a degree in Contemplative Early Childhood Education from Naropa University, Katie assists you in finding your strength, balance and inner wisdom as a parent. Weaving together great listening skills with shamanic healing and a variety of holistic and spiritual modalities, Katie serves as a support and a guide on your parenting journey.

Bookstore

Miss Beatrice’s Book

Fire Heart: The Life and Teachings of Miss Beatrice Torres Waight, In Her Own Words, as told to Katherine Silva is a direct transmission from an authentic Maya medicine woman from the rainforest of Belize, Central America. In her unique style and Belizean charm she shares her life story, her teachings, her ceremonies, her cultural traditions, her herbal knowledge and her Maya recipes with the reader in an intimate and endearing way. This book is a portal for you to enter the magical world of the Maya! When you purchase this book, you help Maya Youth in Belize to receive a quality education. All profits go to Miss Beatrice’s children and grandchildren.

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Contact Me

I enjoy holding space for the healing process. I am happy to converse with you to help you decide if my services are a good fit for you. Call or text me at 541-419-1647 or email me at katie@katiesilva.org. Blessings on your journey!!

    

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