Rae Diamond is a mentor, teacher, and artist, who works with the creative intelligence of nature through Qigong, Yoga, meditation, energy medicine, and creative work. In private sessions and classes, she/they support/s personal growth through compassionate awareness, innovative perspectives, and mind-body-spirit integration. Cantigee, their book about the integration of nature, spiritual practice, creativity, and environmental care that accompanies an oracle deck painted by Laura Zuspan is published by North Atlantic Books. Rae also enjoys rambling around in nature, and making strange yet wondrous music and other creations in their hermit-y abode on Coast Salish land (Olympia, WA).
Background & Training
Nearly thirty years of devoted practice and inquiry are at the heart of my work, and over two decades of professional experience. My training includes ongoing Qigong studies, an Anusara Yoga teacher certification, Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga and funcional anatomy course, four years of private apprenticeship with a shaman, a Reiki mastership, and decades of research of and practice with the Chinese medicine system, Yoga, meditation, astrology, herbs, psychology, physiology, breath, and Buddhist and Daoist philosophies. Read more about Rae's path here.
I believe in the inter-connectedness, intelligence and dignity of all things. I believe that aligning ourselves with nature - our own true nature, and all of nature - activates the greatest good. I believe awareness and kindness are evolutionary forces. I believe our personal healing and growth generate the most positive impacts possible - not only on our own lives, but on all of our relations, and from there, rippling outwards through humanity, the earth, and beyond.
"Try and penetrate without limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernable concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything we can comprehend is my religion."
- Albert Einstein