Practitioners

Meet our Staff

We value the sacredness of our human experience. We value the evolution of the soul. We value integrity, safety and inspiration. Because of our commitment to living our values, you will find safe and sacred space to heal and thrive living a life you love.

Natalie Griffin

Owner of Naughty Shaman &
Director of Dharma School

Natalie Griffin

Owner of Naughty Shaman &
Director of Dharma School

Ontological Coach, Leadership Coach and Shamanic Practitioner

I used to spend all of my time worrying about taking care of people. As the Director of Executive Development for a fortune 100 company, partner, daughter and mother of two children, there were many people on my priority list above me. In fact, I wasn’t even on the list. I smiled and worked all the time, but my soul felt empty. My thoughts on leadership were published in the Harvard Business Review, I ran 3 half marathons, wore kick-ass shoes and tried to get everything in my life “just right,” but nothing would fill the emptiness. When my mom died, the grief lead to depression and I knew I couldn’t rely on only traditional methods of healing my empty soul and broken heart. I started my high velocity journey inward through the studies of yoga and shamanism.

Now, I have the courage to live a life that feeds my soul. I am the Founder of Naughty Shaman, the Director of the Dharma School U.S. and Director of the Naughty Shaman Center for Shamanic Arts. I am also a 200 E-RYT and was on the teaching staff of The Four Winds Institute of Energy Medicine. I am currently a Senior Teacher of Transpersonal Coaching for Acersentido, and international coaching company headquartered in Chile. At The Center, I want to share the inspiration, courage and support I have rediscovered through these practices. It is never too late to live the life of your dreams.

Andrea Miller

Ayurvedic Practitioner &
Dharma Types Analyst

Andrea Miller

Ayurvedic Practitioner &
Dharma Types Analyst

To say that I took more than a few wrong turns on my journey would be putting it lightly! Those wrong turns took me through treacherous twists and turns on slippery roads and up steep, rocky mountain passes. And more than one time, I hit a roadblock so massive, I had no choice but to choose between turning back or just waiting. I did that a lot. One day it dawned so clearly on me: that road block would never clear for me. That was not my road. From that place I could only see the place I had come from and the road block in front of me. It kept me from going anywhere. Something had to change if I wanted to get to where I wanted to be. I was going to have to create my own path. It was time to go off roading!

It took me a long time to realize I was trying to navigate my life without a proper map. I needed a compass, a map, and a clear route leading me to the destination of my souls true purpose. I started revealing my life map by becoming certified in various ancient and modern traditions. I am now a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Shamanic Practitioner, Dharma Types Practitioner, Vedic Astrologer, Equestrian Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, and Ayurvedic Body Work Specialist.

Every aspect of my journey, every roadblock, brought me to exactly the right teachers that allowed me to see another way, a path that had not yet been revealed. The aimless. nomadic beginning of my journey has created a foundation for me to work from and find gifts in all of my wrong turns. All of the destinations I spent time exploring have allowed me to create a map to help others access their true path, purpose and deep healing on physical, environmental, social, spiritual, and cosmic levels. This resonates so deeply within me and has altered my course so significantly, I am thrilled to share these tools with you to reveal your own life map! It’s time to set you on the right course to live your Dharma and shine in the light of your soul’s purpose!

Patricia Brousseau

Shamanic Practitioner

Patricia Brousseau

Shamanic Practitioner

Patricia’s Offerings:

Shamanic Healing Session……………………$95/hr

Heather Fay Dawson

Shamanic Practitioner

Heather Fay Dawson

Shamanic Practitioner

 

Heather’s Offerings:

Shamanic Healing Session……………………$95/hr

First Time Session……………………$50/hr

30-Minute Chemistry Call………………….Free

 

Alexandra Corina Leone

Personal Coach

Alexandra Corina Leone

Personal Coach

My journey is a fiery reclamation of my power. It has been a journey of remembering who I am.

For years I perpetually and externally searched for what was missing inside of me. Trauma, depression, and self-doubt left me paralyzed with confusion and uninterested in being alive. I didn’t have the tools to change my circumstances, so I indulged in behaviors and thoughts that devastated my body, mind, and soul. But I knew this much: There was a part of me that contained a single burning hot flame of magic. It called me over and over again to listen, and I did everything I could to ignore it. It was the part of me that was completely and totally wild. This flame was keeping me alive, but I was not living. Eventually I faced a clear choice: to let the fire burn out completely, or stoke it with every last breath and tend to it with the marrow of my bones. I chose the latter. Although I didn’t know it at the time, it would result in an entirely new destiny.

Divine timing led me to enroll in Dharma School at The Naughty Shaman Center for Shamanic Arts. This is where I discovered that my internal fire was in fact made of vivid dreams, intuitive wisdom, strength, self-worth, new creativity, ancestral gifts, ancient medicine, and a deep connection with the Earth and otherworldly realms. I proceeded to complete Dharma School Level I, II and III as well as The Heart of Leadership Training here at The Naughty Shaman.

I am an artist, poet, traveler and storyteller – all of this informs the work that I do in the community as a Personal Coach. I hold a BFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from the University of Hartford, a Certificate in Energy Medicine, and I am currently acquiring my certification in the International Newfield Ontological Coaching Program taught by Julio Olalla.

In addition to my role at The Center, I am the Communications Coordinator at Real Art Ways, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the arts.

Offering: Coaching

Coaching is a partnership between you and I (as coach and client), to have a thought provoking and creative process that inspires you to see new possibilities in your life and maximize your potential! As a coach, I’m here to honor you as the expert. My intention in every session is to listen with the awareness that you are creative, resourceful and whole. Through coaching you have the opportunity to explore a path of infinite possibilities and find deeper meaning and purpose in your life and work.

  • 30-Minute Chemistry Call: Free
  • 1 Hour Single Coaching Call: $90
  • 3-pack: $250
  • 6-pack: $500

 

Sandy Kissel

Shamanic Practitioner

Sandy Kissel

Shamanic Practitioner

All of my life, I have wanted to be a nurse. I could never tell you why, I just knew. I also struggled with being able to believe in myself and feeling that I deserved to exist.  Following my dream has been a challenge, and I have been on a journey to find the confidence to step fully into my life. My path started as a spiritual path, and as I struggled in my relationship with God, I found that the journey involved healing on an emotional level as well. I have always found the next step when I needed it, and the journey lead me through a variety of healing and spiritual modalities. Each thing I tried was going to be the next “thing” that “fixed” me, and while each step brought new growth, something was always unfinished, nothing was ever ‘enough’ and I was always looking for the next solution.

I am a graduate of Dharma level 1 and level 2 and have found that while there is always room for growth, I have a lot to offer and don’t have to wait for the next thing to make me “good enough”, I am fine with who I am.

My nursing career has been filled with variety.  From hospital to home care to working as a medical nurse.  I also served as a psychiatric nurse with adolescents in a psychiatric hospital which lead me to get my master’s degree in psychiatric nursing. I currently work with children on the Autism Spectrum. The most rewarding part of my job is working with patients or families as they struggled with the challenges and choices that lay before them.

I have worked with alternative as well as mainstream healing and spiritual modalities. I have training in Reiki and Access Bars and Body processes. I have also been studying Gestalt Pastoral Care. I believe that healing and spirituality are entwined and am committed to helping people find what serves their highest purpose. All of these trainings and modalities inform my work as a shamanic practitioner. I understand well the journey that unfolds gradually over time. I look forward to holding space for you as we work to find new possibilities in your life.

 

Sandy’s Offerings:

Shamanic Healing Session……………………$100/hr

Jennifer Tetrault

Shamanic and Reiki Practitioner

Jennifer Tetrault

Shamanic and Reiki Practitioner

 

Jennifer’s Offerings:

Shamanic Healing Session……………………$99/hr

Suzanne Meunier, Ph.D.

Twin Flame Coach, Intuitive Healer, Shamanic Practitioner & Clinical Psychologist

Suzanne Meunier

Twin Flame Coach, Intuitive Healer, Shamanic Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist

For nearly two decades of my life, I felt worthless and alone.  I was a highly sensitive child and adolescent who was deeply affected by painful experiences in my relationships.  I became a perfectionist with the hope that it would keep me safe. I wore masks with everyone because I didn’t believe that anyone could possibly love the real me.  

Somewhere inside of me I held onto hope for a better life that lead me to earn a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2004.  I studied and practice cognitive behavioral therapy, which teaches us to identify the beliefs and behaviors that are maintaining our suffering and offers skills to develop new ways of being.  I used those tools to transform my own anxiety, depression, and worthlessness.  I didn’t want to settle for just recovery from my personal feelings of worthlessness.  I wanted to thrive and offer the map that I discovered through my own journey to others who find themselves in similar circumstances.  My soul longed to be truly seen.  I needed something more than the medical model to create the life that I desired.  

I awakened to the beautiful world of spiritual teachings and have explored a wide variety of perspectives. I was drawn to shamanic teachings and how they mirrored the perspective that I had grown accustomed to in a deep and profound way.  I am the creator of my own experience.  Through Dharma School, I felt the transformative power of being held in sacred space and the honor of holding that space for others.  My soul became free to offer the deep love that I feel for all beings.    

I have also extensively studied the process of the twin flame journey in an effort to understand my own experiences as a twin flame.  I have learned over 100 healing tools including accessing the Akashic Records to help guide twin flames and individuals in other types of karmic relationships.  As challenging as these types of relationships can be, I believe them to be a gift that offers powerful opportunities for transformation and growth.  

My capacity for love and joy in this life were not limited by my beginnings.  I now enjoy shedding light on the love that exists within every one of us and offer teachings to help people cultivate greater love and compassion for themselves and others.  My passion is to help others to feel worthy of their dreams and empowered to remove their own masks to reveal the true beauty of their souls.  It would be my honor to support you.   

*Due to the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association, Suzanne Meunier is unable to conduct coaching or healing sessions with current or former therapy clients. Please feel free to contact her for referrals to other providers. 

 

Suzanne’s Offerings:

 

Shamanic Healing Session……………………$150/hr

Twin Flame Session…………………………..$150/hr

Twin flame connections provide unique blessings and challenges to each twin.  These sessions are for anyone who feels that they have a twin flame or karmic soul mate and wants to learn more about how to manage their connection in spiritual and physical reality.

 

Akashic Records Session…………………….$150/hr

The Akashic Records, also referred to as the Book of Life, are energetic records of every person’s thoughts, emotions, and experiences throughout all of time.  During a session, the Universal Light Beings who are the keepers of your Records will be consulted for guidance about your presenting concerns.  You will also have an opportunity for intuitive healing of past life issues or current blockages while in your Records.

 

 

Taylor Dakota Daniels

Shamanic Practitioner

Taylor Dakota Daniels

Shamanic Practitioner

Taylor’s Offerings:

Shamanic Healing Session……………………$80/hr

First Time Session……………………$50/hr

Multiple Session Bundles Available

Christian Covert

Shamanic Practitioner, Hypnotist & Psychic Medium

Christian Covert

Shamanic Practitioner & Psychic Medium

Chris is a shamanic practitioner and psychic medium that draws from his varied training in other healing modalities, life experience, and professional experience to hold incredibly safe and sacred space for profound healing and soulful learning to take place. From traditional mediumship, to hypnosis, to Usui Reiki, Chris has the wisdom and skills to help you to live the life you have always dreamed of.

Chris is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist and completed his training with the National Guild of Hypnotists in Marlboro, MA, and helps people with every day problems through hypnosis. Chris studied psychic mediumship through the Spiritualist Church and is a gifted medium. He is a Reiki Master/Teacher and has attuned many people to Reiki in the Usui tradition. Chris has trained with Shamans in Glastonbury, CT, and has embraced the ancient healing techniques of the Andean Q’ero Lineage, which originates high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. His purpose in life is to help people experience tender love through connection and community, acting as a bridge between physical and spiritual reality, as well as tuning people into their spiritual path. Chris is a compassionate, wise, innovative, hilarious, determined, and genuine leader. He is here to be of service.

In a session with Chris, you can expect to be held in incredibly supportive, loving, safe, and transformative space. Chris starts his sessions by connecting with you and with spirit. Chris works closely with the lineage of the medicine men and women of Peru, angels, and his spirit guides. Chris will work with you where you are in your journey. He will empower you with strategies that can help promote growth. He will share information with you in a supportive and encouraging way and ask questions to push you to be the best version of yourself.  He cannot do the work for you, as it is your journey and your work to do, but rest assured that Chris will do his best to get what you need.

Christian’s Offerings:

 

Shamanic Healing Session……………………$100/hr

A Shaman is a highly trained and skilled individual who walks with one foot in physical reality and one in spiritual reality and bridges the gap between the two worlds: one seen and the other unseen. The shamanic practitioner removes energy that gets in the way of progress and brings information, gifts, healing, and new maps to clients so they may lead their best possible lives. 

 

Reiki Healing Session…………………………..$80/hr or $60/30 min

Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing that can be practiced with light touch or distantly. Reiki can help the body heal the root causes of disease, relieve pain and emotional distress, and relax your muscles, leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

 

Psychic/Medium Reading…………………….$80/hr or $60/30 min

Through the use of oracle cards, intuition, auric reading, and spirit communication, Chris receives and delivers messages, healing, and advice that can help you better your life.

 

Hypnosis Sessions……………………………….$100/hr

Hypnosis sessions are each custom designed to motivate you to eliminate unwanted habits, facilitate your learning process, improve memory and concentration, help you to develop self-confidence, or work with other social, educational and cultural endeavors of a non-medical nature. Chris designs each hypnosis session based on your specific needs and he will develop a plan with you to accomplish your goals.

 

Coaching Session…………..……………………….$50/hr

Chris works with you to discover who you are and who you are becoming, both personally, professionally, and spiritually. He helps you develop strategies for success in your life, guides you through the twists and turns, and provides positive support for you in your life’s journey.  

 

Mentoring Session………………………………….$50/hr

If you are on a spiritual path and looking for more guidance in developing your inherent intuitive, psychic, mediumistic, or healing abilities, Chris will provide you with the necessary wisdom and support to hone these skills. Chris customizes his teachings to support your growth.    

Multiple Session Bundles Available

Emily Rodriguez‎

Shamanic Practitioner & Empowerment Coach

Emily Rodriguez

Shamanic Practitioner + Empowerment Coach

I’ve always felt like an ‘outsider’ in life, especially in my pre-teen and teenager years.  I never felt seen nor heard. I was always the one that was outside of the home, looking into the family room while my family gathered around the fireplace for the holidays, laughing and enjoying each other’s company.

I had a love hate relationship with a mentor of mine because she knew that my education was failing and wanted to help.  After dinner each night she would make me read out loud and I hated with every part of it. But, I did it anyway. My mentor saw me and that’s why I loved her.  She knew that I needed the help, jumped in and saved me. And for that, I have chosen to honor her by helping other teens. I have made it one of my passions.

I want to empower teenagers to make choices in life that will better their futures.  I want them to understand that they are seen and heard and if they don’t feel as such, how too.  

Not every teenager can be taught the same life’s blueprints.  Everyone’s blueprints are different and can change at any moment.  Empowering teenagers to make decisions, good or bad, will help them to become strong leaders in their personal and professional lives.  Emily Rodriguez

Sage Crary Stachowiak

Shamanic Practitioner & Animal Communicator/Practitioner

Sage Crary Stachowiak

Shamanic Practitioner and Animal Communicator/Practitioner

The first thing everyone wants to know is how someone from suburban CT started studying shamanism. The answer is actually quite simple, I tried everything else and nothing worked the way shamanism does.

I came to the Naughty Shaman like most of us do, quite by accident I often say, but really it was through fate and the universe’s divine hand (and her not so subtle hints!) I would venture to say that if you are reading this, that spirt may have brought you here as well, in the right time and in the right place for you.

I suffered from suicidal depression on and off my entire life, but one day, I found myself unable to get out from under the heaviness that was my desire to make it all end. I knew rationally that I had so much to live for, but that day, I couldn’t feel the will to keep going. It was then that the Naughty Shaman crossed my path. After years of therapy, medication, holistic modalities, exercise and then more therapy and medication thrown in for good measure, I reached a point where I felt like I had tried everything and nothing helped. I came to Naughty on a whim and filled with doubt and fear, but that first Shamanic Healing Session changed my life. I instantly felt the heaviness lift, like I could breathe again. While at the time I had no idea how it worked, all I knew was that I felt better. My skeptical mind kept waiting in the days and weeks ahead for the depression to come back with a gusto, but it didn’t. Instead, I found a path forward that truly healed from the inside out.

Shamanism has also enabled me to find my true calling, my dharma. For nearly 30 years I have dedicated my life to working with animals. I’ve rescued and rehabilitated hundreds of abused, neglected or  medical special needs dogs, cats and horses. I was born with a gift that enables me to communicate and understand animals uniquely. Through a combination of my medical background and rescue work, along with years of animal behavior study-  combined with shamanic energy medicine – I am able to bring a new type of treatment and understanding to your four legged companions. If your dog, cat, horse (or most any other animal family member) is struggling with a behavioral concern, medical issue or overall you just want to know more, let’s talk and see if there is a way I can be of service.

So, whether you yourself are struggling, want to learn and experience the power of this medicine, or you have a four legged family member who needs help, I would love to be of service to you.

Sage’s Offerings:

 

Shamanic Healing Session……………………$65/hr

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