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I am a guide, healer, teacher and executive advisor. Since 2013 I have specialized in offering
self-mastery tools through an ancient mystery school rooted in oral tradition.

My mission behind Return to Sacred is to support leaders like you who are ready to release limitations, activate inner resources, and sustain an integrated spiritual practice to create a better world. I believe by claiming our worth first we can then make a lasting difference in the world.



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I'm Emily

As you can probably tell  this authentic Mystery School in 2011 gave me access to a power within I couldn’t obtain through any other system with the same level of depth and purity. As I took steps forward this spark became a stronger flame to burn away crippling self-doubt and helplessness. I give credit to this spiritual pathway that has supported me in stripping away layers and gifting me an unshakable sense of worthiness to fully live life alive. You deserve this feeling too and I think if you're still here reading my story it's for a reason. 



During challenging times I have the bandwidth to listen to that soft voice that navigates me every step of the way. There is confidence, clarity, support and inspiration on such a consistent basis. My purpose cannot be locked down, I pivot online and continue to do the inner work and share these practices with others like a good dessert. In person or at a distance, there is nothing sweeter and more fulfilling than helping people make the breakthroughs they’ve been striving to achieve. 

doing less, holding more

I built a deeper connection with myself, which gave me the courage to let go of what was draining me. My foundation rests not just on the understanding that I am an eternal being, but also how to apply this knowledge into daily life. By knowing my true worth and investing in what is most important, I began giving myself the freedom to do less and hold more. This meaning I wasn't managing people's emotions in the background anymore and I started to let go of the reactiveness. I felt a new level of capacity with my progression. 

strength in growing pains

Shortly after I left my job I met a guide from the Modern Mystery School and received a Life Activation session. To be honest I wasn't sure I needed it, my cup was full and it felt subtle at first. I was unsure what was happening, yet I continued to follow the breadcrumbs of curiosity. I took the leap of faith and experienced initiation, many doors opened for me after that two day training. I had found what I was looking for: a way to function on a higher level. Utilizing ancient lineage-based energy tools, I awakened parts of myself that I could explore and integrate in a balanced way. My life began to shift from scattered to sacred. 

scATTERED To Sacred

I completed my yoga teacher training in 2009 and learned more about energy centers of the body. I was curious, but it seemed like an abstract concept that did not apply to my modern day-to-day life. Synchronistically a few months later my mother, a nurse at Children's Hospital, was trained in Usui Reiki at the exact time I was in a minor car accident. Although she was skeptical and insecure about giving me a treatment, she complied. After the experience I was blown away, my body felt almost immediately free of pain. I found a teacher to train with weeks later. Access to the unseen and working with energy was the missing puzzle piece. However, inside I felt there must be more.


ACCESS to THE unseen

started entrepreneur life 

JULY

2011

I retired from my position as an elementary school teacher and embarked on my new adventure, a serial entrepreneur. My goal was to be everything and do whatever it took to get there. I drove myself dizzy with stress chasing my own tail and people pleasing. My primary mode of operation was adrenaline, rather than vitality – although I didn’t know the difference at the time. I knew something needed to change and I thought to myself, "When I feel like a joyful five-year-old with power I'll know Ive found my way."  

REASSESSING FOUNDATION

Empower Thyself Initiation

january

2012

August

2011

 Completed 1st Kabbalah Climb

September

2012

Healer's Academy initiation

MAY

2013

Moved & opened up a healing center

august

2013

Guide initation

JULY

2016

I was given the ability to live out my biggest dream at the time: open up a yoga and healing center. I had to pinch myself most days that this was my life. However I was still dreaming too small and forcing things to fit. Luckily the tools served as an accelerator to help me surrender quickly and sit in the unknown until I figured out my next steps. 

dreaming TOO small

Moved to the Bay and Return to Sacred is born

july

2015

STRONGER ALIGNMENT

Offering energy work full-time took off, I was sharing these Mystery School tools more and more seeing amazing results with my clients and decided to expand and receive more training and modalities within the school. I was feeling powerful in the right area, working with clients who wanted to transform and with the tools that could offer that. 

3rd step ritual master initiation 

AUGUST

2019

Adopted my assistant Layla

DECEMBER

2018

Moved to San Francico, CA

march

2017

Return to Sacred: The Podcast is born

DECEMBER

2019

2021

december

Launched a business strategy
company 

october

2020

In college I discovered yoga, which wasn't widespread at the time, I became hooked. Yoga undoubtedly saved my life and opened me up to a whole new world of alternative healing. I felt purpose studying to become an elementary school teacher and minoring in philosophy. I was dabbling with buddhism and meditating in a temple. Overall I felt drawn to try as many different healing tools as possible. However, something still felt incomplete. I was still fading in and out of dissociation with slippery coping strategies. My foundation wasn't stable, yet I didn't know how to make the changes needed to let go and feel consistently anchored. I craved having full access to my spirit, while feeling grounded in my human body. 

fading in and out of  dissociation

energetic training 

JANUARY

2010

Yoga 200 RYT

jUly 

2009

Teaching in Boston Public

MAY

2009

experimenting
with meditation 

september

2007

discovered yoga

JULY

enrolled in college

september

2005

After the compulsion for constant control led me down a road to complete self-destruction, I decided to make a change. I had an awakening before things turned for the worst. I knew I had a reason to stay alive and chose to reach out for help with the ounce of strength I had left. I was diagnosed with anorexia and attempted to reconfigure my life at age seventeen. I began my journey with conventional methods of therapy and later outpatient treatment for my life threatening eating disorder. Most days I was left feeling frustrated, depressed and hopeless. Dissecting old stories didn’t help me break the cycle, only seemed to reinforce the narrative of worthlessness. I was seeking tools, but didn't know where to look, all I knew was that medication wasn't my path. 

frustrated & hopeless

NOVEMBER

emily's
story

2004

November

MAKING A GREATER IMPACT DOES NOT HAVE TO EQUAL BEING OVERWHELMED, COMPROMISED, AND DEPLETED. 

2006

our worlds collide

now

2021

ready to share this 

serve clients globally during a pandemic

MARCH

2020

started my healing journey

apply for 1:1 work

2019

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USING LINEAGE BASED MYSTERY SCHOOL TOOLS

THE JOURNEY TO SELF-MASTERY