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  • 8 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 60, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Sex & Intimacy Counselor, Shaman, Sacred Dancer
  • Jesuit Universities, Northwestern, Theatre, Life, Shamanism
  • From Racine, WI
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About Me


Living life as a blessing for myself & others.


I am committed to making a positive difference in the world. A shaman, a priestess, a healer, a mother, a perfectly/imperfect human being. I was raised in the Midwest by conservative yet vivacious Italian-American Catholics. Poetry. Dance. Conversations. Lovemaking. Can all be a form of prayer. I'm in yet another cycle of dying to who I think I am and arising as a more radiantly authentic me. It is my path to support others in uncovering, recovering, discovering, themselves.


Live life as a blessing for yourself and others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


It is my goal to be a gift to your life. I participate by having great conversations, counseling, listening beautifully, cooking, and helping to clean up. You can find out more about me at


I LOVE the CouchSurfing community. I meet such wonderful people. Some of them are like a new family for me.

I travel the world seeking places to teach (your living room?) and couches. I sometimes have a couch available. I am looking forward to meeting you.


Shamanism, Sacred Dance, Dance, Contact Improv, Tantra, Cross Cultural Spirituality & Sacred Sexuality, Healing, Psychology, Mythos, Ritual Theatre, Compassion, Magical Realism, connecting with the soul in you, places, nature, life.

  • poetry
  • music festivals
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • massage therapy
  • traveling
  • live music
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • archeology
  • neuroscience
  • psychology
  • mythology
  • spirituality
  • theatre
  • healing
  • shamanism
  • healthy food
  • healthy living
  • tantra
  • biodanza
  • old movies
  • social psychology
  • musical theatre
  • non violent communication
  • somatic psychology
  • jungian psychology
  • shadow work
  • goddess mythology
  • elegance

Music, Movies, and Books

Pan's Labyrinth
Dangerous Beauty
Rob Roy
Schindler's List
The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao

Dead Can Dance
Afroceltic Sound System
World beat - Fusion
Natacha Atlas

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers
Sea Priestess
Drawing Down the Moon
The Last Unicorn
The Earthsea Trilogy
The Kin of Ata are Waiting
Tantra for the West

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I think I have a fairly high bar for awestruck. I would say that I have experienced many connective, beautiful or magical moments. Some favorites include:
- Talking all day to the owner of a jewelry store in Santorini. Then having him invite my partner and I out for an evening.
- Meditating in the ruins of Teotihucan, and seeing the past.
- Leading a Fire & Passion Ritual for 250 people at Harbin Hot Springs that transformed lives.
- Couchsurfing with a great couple in St Augustine and feeling like I'd found new family.
- Co-leading the Temple of Ishtar theme camp at Burning Man for 3 years.

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACHING: Relationship by Design, Passionate Monogamy, Conscious Polyamory, Sacred Intimacy, Healing from Abuse, Shamanic Soul Coaching, Cross Cultural Shamanism, Cross Cultural Sacred Sexuality. Take a peak at Oh, and I have a free internet Radio Show at called "Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra"

What I Can Share with Hosts

When I stay at your home I love to:

- Talk about psychology & relationships
- Offer you a free Relationship Coaching Session
- Clean, especially the kitchen
- Cook for you, if you would like that
- Share my groceries with you

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, United States

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