alchemical being, co-creating with the earth and spirit
Elizabeth Blake is an alchemical wellness guide. Her work empowers people to co-create well-being through subtle energetic, nourishment and embodiment practices.
Elizabeth holds a BA degree in Holistic Health from Gallatin at New York University. Her college studies included Jungian psychology, nutrition, mind body connection, shamanism, Reiki, community based mental health and photography. Her senior thesis at NYU was titled Alchemy: Consciousness and Matter.
She is a certified Holistic Health Coach, a certified Reiki Master, a certified Theta Healing practitioner with 400 hours of RYT certified yoga teacher training and tantra yoga training. With over 12 years of plant medicine experience, she is an avid gardener and has completed a certification of study at the Herbal Academy. She is currently studying Astro Herbalism at the School of Evolutionary Herbalism.
In overcoming some major health challenges, most of which were caused by western medical doctors and pharmaceutical drugs, I’ve dedicated countless hours to self-empowered wellness, cultivating holistic healing tools for inhabiting this body and this planet. Basic life questions we all face – such as how to eat? – can become surprisingly complex in this world. The simple guiding principles I offer are rooted in an intuitive sacred relationship to body and earth.
When I started college, I initially pursued Psychology. While sitting in Psych 101, bewildered by the lack of substance being taught, I realized the field of mainstream psychology was missing the point. I didn’t yet know what the “point” was. Upon following my intuition, I discovered an integrative paradigm of psyche, soul, body, earth and being, forging a path of interdisciplinary collegiate study that was true to my soul. Taking courses such as “Alchemy: Transformation of Self” and “Experiential Anatomy” and “Jung and the Postmodern Religious Experience,” I dove deeply into alternatives to the inchoate Western medical model of physical and mental health. I explored the wholeness of human being – the physical and subtle energy body, the psyche, the environment, and community.
Years since, I continue my studies through certified trainings, daily practice, world travel and life experience. The path has revealed that earth is intelligent, nature heals and love is powerful medicine. We carry our answers within, yet we need tools to deeply listen to our inner wisdom. Our bodies are guides. Plants are teachers and food is either medicine or poison – depending on what you choose. Sexuality and creativity are deeply intertwined. Earthly embodied eros is a path to self-actualization. Healing power lies in conscious breath. Community is key. Living in reciprocity with the earth empowers us and our relationship to nature. To care for ourselves and each other, we must care for the earth.
Earth is a place where souls incarnate to embody, learn and grow, which can be a challenging journey for us all. To navigate this life experience, I’ve chosen to embody and co-create with the earth, because she and her plants and trees speak to me. I’m in awe of this incredible planet and infinitely grateful for the wisdom the earth carries. Co-creation with nature is key to our wellness, sovereignty, self-empowerment and sustainability.
Fascinated by the co-creative potential as sentient embodied beings, I’m a student and teacher of the senses, the erotic intelligence of the earth. I’m a student and teacher of plants and the wisdom of nature. I’m a student and teacher of the merge of spirit and matter, the integration of consciousness and body, of alchemical wellness.