If you’re interested in working with me individually, I offer private sessions on a sliding scale. These sessions draw on my background and experience with different modalities, including yoga and devotional practices, chanting, creative expression, spiritual inquiry, and the healing arts. Each session is specific to the person and what you feel called to explore. Maybe you want to relax or learn more about mantras. Maybe you want to study spiritual texts or meditate. Or maybe you just want to walk in the woods and share your heart with someone who cares. Whatever your desire, I’m here to support you without a preconceived agenda.
My philosophy is inspired by the Tibetan notion of kalyanamitra—spiritual friendship. Sometimes this word refers to the relationship between the student and the spiritual teacher, but it can also refer to the friendship that blossoms between people on the path. In this kind of soul friendship, realness matters most. We meet each other as we are, without pretense.
Some of my specific offerings include:
Bodywork (shiatsu, reflexology, head massage, and energy healing)
Sound healing (instruments, voice, tuning forks)
Contemplative studies and transformational work
Chanting and mantras
Ritual and ceremony for life transitions and rites of passage
Stress reduction, meditation, and mindfulness instruction
Life visioning and professional development
Although there’s so much we can explore, the most important thing to know is that my work isn't about self-improvement—it's about self-acceptance. I'm not interested in your resume or the lines on your palm. I'm interested in your heart and your passion, what feels challenging in your life, what you long for, and what you fear. I want to be a loving witness on your journey and offer my full presence for the brief time we have together.
Sessions are available in person or over Skype. Send me a message to learn more.
In addition to private sessions, I offer personal retreats in the Berkshires for those who want a deeper immersion. Retreats are a wonderful way to slow down, reconnect with what’s important, and care for yourself. Each retreat is custom designed, and you can do it on your own, with a partner or family member, or with friends.
Situated on the border of New York and Massachusetts, the Berkshires are full of natural, cultural, spiritual, and culinary wonders, making it a special place to go on retreat. Originally inhabited by the Mahican people, the area has inspired free thinkers, artists, and change-makers for centuries. From activists like Susan B. Anthony and W.E.B Dubois, to iconic writers like Herman Melville and Edith Wharton, to great painters and musicians like Norman Rockwell, James Taylor, and Yo-Yo Ma—the Berkshires offer a peaceful refuge to enjoy in any season.
Some possibilities for your retreat include:
Daily meditation, yoga, and/or chanting
Sound and energy healing sessions
Silent forest walks
Wholesome meals with local chefs
Deep rest and relaxation
Time to explore the cultural, spiritual, and culinary gifts of the area
Adjunct treatments with local practitioners (craniosacral, acutonics, gong baths, etc.)
Space to dream, write, and enjoy nourishing conversation
Immersion in the natural beauty of the Berkshires
Life visioning and professional development (website design, creative exploration, writing and editing services, etc.)
Companionship and support during a life transition
Different kinds of lodging options are available, from local retreat centers and mountain cabins to guesthouses, camping, and more. Together, we will plan a specific program that fits your interests and needs. If desired, I can also come to your neck of the woods and lead a retreat in your home or community.
The possibilities are endless. If you’re interested, feel free to drop me a line.
Carrie knows you right where you are, always. She is the ever present presence with you on your journey, wherever that may be. It's very rare to feel deeply loved by someone that you don't know that well, but Carrie approaches everything with a great big, beautiful heart and a kick ass sense of humor. You know you are loved, and that love transforms all the little aches inside into more soul, more openness, more realness. - Sunday M.
Carrie is warm, accepting, open and truly amazing at what she does. Not only does she have a wealth of knowledge and experience, but she imparts it in a way that meets any person's needs perfectly. I feel more grounded, in-touch, relaxed and healthier in general when we work together. -Lauren P.
My experience of Carrie’s work has been the most caring, mystical awakening to my own inner wisdom and capacity to love. Through her programs and private sessions, I have learned to embrace all aspects of my being, even those that are uncomfortable and painful to look at. Her presence and words make me feel safe enough to explore those places within myself. She also has a wealth of knowledge that helps tie meditative and somatic experiences into the practical world of daily living. Most of all, she is deeply compassionate, the best listener I know, and her ability to hold the immense love of God in her heart and share it with others through her music is unique and magical.” - Julie K.
Carrie has many exceptional qualities that come together in a gestalt that is loving, connected, inspiring, and deeply rooted. She excels at leading people to deeper, higher experiences of self and spirit. - Patricia B.
Every kirtan, program, or circle Carrie has led me in, I have been transported. Not in the sense of a hippy tripping, woo woo, or new age thing. I mean deeply transported into my body and my voice, into the sweetness of my essence, into the deepest darkest places, and into the farthest inches of my heart. She calls this "home". Carrie has brought me "home" over and over in the kindest and most tender way I could ever imagine. - Aimee D.
What I love most about Carrie is that she’s incredibly humble and down to earth, while simultaneously able to guide people through very powerful, transformative experiences. During her workshops, I often feel that she is gently guiding me to the center of myself where some new discovery is revealed. I leave feeling like I have been given an unexpected gift, which continues to work on me over the following days and weeks. - Amanda M.
WE CARRY INSIDE US THE WONDERS WE SEEK OUTSIDE US.