Marika Reid Hall BA HDP RAc
I am an Acupuncturist, Shamanic Practitioner, Teacher, Holistic Doula, Ritual Creatrix and Mama. I provide a grounded and peaceful space to facilitate greater connection with spirit, allowing for acceptance and healing.
Growing up in the wilds of Alberta, from my first steps I have been deeply connected to nature and the magic that lays beyond the veils of civilization and have spent much of my life trying to deepen that connection and share it with others. From the forests I played in as a child to the wind swept cliffs of the West Coast of Canada to the Deserts of Rajasthan and the four corners in the US, to the Rocky Mountains and Jungles of Tanzania and South East Asia, My explorations into spirit and the universe began with nature and have been expanded by my experiences with Christianity, Buddhism, Yoga, Paganism, Wicca and Shamanic traditions from Tanzania, Korea, the Amazon Basin, North America, Mexico and the UK.
Along with my love of travel in the spiritual and physical realms, I also love to learn! My formal education has helped me to integrate my experiences and travels and bring an intellectual understanding to a sensory knowing. I hold a BA in Medical Anthropology from UBC, Certificates in Ayurvedic nutrition, panchakarma and yoga therapy from Santosha Puri Ashram and Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center in India. I am an Acupuncturist and Holistic Doula Practitioner taking both of my trainings at Pacific Rim College and a Shamanic Practitioner through The Power Path School of Shamanism.
My greatest learning to date is through consciously conceiving my daughter with my partner, carrying her in my womb, birthing her at home and now watching her grow and flourish. This whole experience has allowed me to tap into the wisdom of my body, my deepest intuition, the collective unconscious and the sacredness of nature and great spirit like never before. From maiden to mother I was born anew and have deep reverence for the power of death, transformation and rebirth.
I am passionate about and dedicated to exploring the inner and outer worlds through birth, story, movement, shamanism, creating the sacred, astrology, travelling the world and learning and sharing with everyone and everything I meet. I wish to be apart of writing a new story for humanity and our relationships with ourselves, our bodies, our babies, each other, mother earth and the great unknown.
I invite you to enjoy my personal musings and educational blog and to contact me if you are interested in working with me in creating and connecting to the sacred, whether it be your own essence or creating a new life.