Integrative healing sessions

My healing arts practice spans a variety of restorative methodologies (outlined below). I work with folks on a one-on-one basis in a home space or other comfortable setting to curate integrative healing sessions to their specific needs. In our work together we hold possibilities for ease, compassion, gratitude, creativity and healing that we all innately have and deserve to experience as often as possible!

 

 

Images above: An altar of colorful and patterned fabrics arranged in a circle with fall leaves, tarot cards, stones, herbs and a bright candle. Workshop participants seated in chairs and on yoga mats chatting amongst each other in a room full of plants.

Tools

Yoga is a health science and spiritual discipline with roots in Tantric and Vedic traditions, woven through the long and complex history of India. Over time it has taken as many forms as its practitioners worldwide. Hatha yoga, yoga asana, or focus on the physical postures and controlled breathing (pranayama in Sanskrit), is how yoga is widely represented, and is just one piece of larger philosophy and living practice.

Whether you wish to integrate a movement practice into your life, or explore subtle and spiritual aspects of meditation, yoga can create space to release embodied stress and reflect on what balance is needed in the present.

I work with practitioners of varying levels of experience and ability, and many of my clients are new to yoga. We begin with a conversation about the kinds of support you hope to receive and your familiarity and comfort level with different aspects of the practice. This can happen over text, email, phone call, etc prior to our session. Regardless of the focus of our session, the client will learn basic principles of physical alignment and safely explore non habitual movement; practice different entry points into meditation and breath work; and receive tools and resources to start or bolster a home movement practice.

Yoga has many benefits, including:

  • Stretch and strengthen the physical body

  • Increase range in motion

  • Relaxation and deeper sleep

  • Focus thoughts and clear distractions

  • Alleviate physical tension

  • Increase mindfulness and intentional action throughout the day

  • Space for deep reflection

  • Regulate digestion

  • Regulate energy

Usui Shiki Ryoho (Reiki) is a natural healing system that was formalized in Japan in the early 1900s. This system supports a client by encouraging the natural flow of Source energy, or reiki (known by other names in different traditions of medicine: Qi, Ki, Ch'i, Prana) and clearing inner blockages to vitality that may develop over time. Reiki has been called to address countless forms of imbalance, with the understanding that physical ailments often are linked with emotional, spiritual, or generational dis-ease. I am fortunate to be able to share reiki with myself and others. In my personal practice it has been a critical tool for both relaxation and restoration of basic trust after traumatic experience.

During an in-person treatment, I use gentle noninvasive touch or hover my hands just above the client’s body to find areas that are most in need of reiki. There is no right way to experience reiki - some may notice tingling, hot or cold sensations, fall into a deep sleep, or be present with their thoughts throughout the session. It can be a meditative, restorative, and insightful experience for folks moving through stress, tension, difficult times, or just seeking relaxation.

Because reiki works with the subtle body, I am also able to offer treatment from a distance. Distance reiki can be a good fit for folks who feel called to work with me but are not local or are unable to meet in person. I do request that distance clients find a quiet place to rest for the duration of the session.

Other tools I may bring into a session include tarot cards, stones and stone essences, aromatherapy, herbalism and plant wisdom, art-making, ritual and contemplative movement.

Booking a session

Send an email to tulaymedicine@gmail.com to work with me. Include what you are interested in exploring together (for example: I would like to start a regular yoga practice with you; I would like to set up a Reiki session next week; I would like support working through x), plus any questions or specifications in your email. I am available to be with clients in-person in Chicago area, or via phone or video call when that is preferred. The rates below are for private sessions only.

Rates

75 minutes integrative healing session: $90-60

*NEW* 45 minutes remote home care: $30

How do I decide what to pay?

As a person from a working class background, I work hard to meet folks at a per-session rate that both aligns with their personal financial experience and is also fair to the skills and labor I provide. I invite you to honestly consider your own needs, assets, and lifestyle in factoring how much you are able to pay. Some days you may have more to give and be able to pay higher up the scale, and other days may be different. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns about payment.

For further reading, here are some resources I've found really helpful for navigating sliding scale:

Low income and PWYC

Each month on specific dates, I host a low-cost Reiki clinic to benefit I Live in a House with a Door artist collective. Book a 45-minute time slot in advance, as spots do fill up quickly.

I send out free meditations and other goodies through my newsletter about once a month.

I also am available to negotiate trades that align with my own needs. Currently these needs are:

  • Bodywork

  • Photography session(s) for digital use

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tulaymedicine@gmail.com

Chicago, IL

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