Like many of you, I fell in love with animals at a young age.
My fourth grade teacher even let me wear a live pet
chameleon on my shirt collar to school! And I spent summers
with the feral cats, pigs, and cows on my Grandparent's farm.
In college I pursued art, clothing design, foreign languages,
and dance, but took a diVINE detour with a long and successful career in the goal-driven, 24/7 environment of the wine and spirits wholesale trade. I fine-tuned my senses as a Certified Sommelier, while traveling the globe tasting wine. As an
outlet for stress, I started practicing yoga and meditation,
and in 2005 I completed certification training to teach yoga.
The shift was in motion: On a yoga retreat in a remote
village of India, I was introduced to the healing wisdom of Ayurveda after getting ferociously sick with a chest cold.
An Ayurvedic remedy quickly relieved my suffering, and
I returned to the US eager to learn all I could about this
ancient holistic medicine that had healed me so naturally.
In 2014, I became certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner from Kanyakumari Ayurveda in Glendale, Wisconsin. After an arduous internship, my next intention was to open a practice.
But Life had another plan. I'm fond of saying I was rescued
by a wise old teacher cat named Princess who came to live
with me. When I reached out to a local animal communicator for help in better understanding her needs, Princess shared that it was possible for me to talk with animals, too, and that she was going to be my teacher. Say whaaat?!
The special relationship with Princess not only healed and opened my heart, it unexpectedly switched the animal
channel back on. I began to receive the thoughts and
feelings of animals, and a whole new world cracked open!
Who would have imagined that getting a cold and a cat
would so dramatically shift the trajectory of my life? It was
not at all what I had "planned." But this is how spirit works!
I left the known path of sales to pursue the path of
my Soul: Helping others heal with Animal and Spirit Communication, Holistic Healing, and Ayurveda. I learn something new from each animal and spirit I work with,
while Ayurveda provides a template for living well.
Harmony, Greater Health, and Divine Purpose are available
to each and every one of us when we learn to listen, live in tune with the animals and the natural cycles of life, and
Lisa's Animal Spirit Art