About The Teacher

Sunshine walks a path of joy, invoking the spirit of child-like wonder and awe in her relationship with her world. She is a well-educated, highly-trained and naturally-gifted empath whose mission is to serve. She has a diverse skill set as a medicine woman that allows her to intuitively choose the best tools for any job. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies she has spent years studying the human condition and how to best support transformation of consciousness from a variety of perspectives.  A fire-dancing reiki master, teacher, massage therapist, dancer, mystic visionary, Inca priestess, photographer and student of life who humbly offers her gifts in an effort to uplift and liberate the consciousness of those around her.

She has studied under the tutelage of many great teachers including Kathleen & Breighton Dawe, Toni Bergins, Lee Joseph, Leanne Edwards, Don Humberto & Doña Bernadina Sonco Quispe (Q'eros Nation) and Maestra Juana Silvano Teco (Shipibo Nation). Her studies have taken her to live, learn and serve on several revered and sacred mountains including Apu Shasta, Apu Haleakala, Apu Kalalea, Apu Linli and Apu Patchatusan. 

Sunshine currently offers several modalities of healing to her clients including temple-style Lomi Lomi, Structural Integration, Trigger-Point Therapy, Reiki, Chakra Illuminations, Munay Ki, Entity Removals, Limpias, Chi Nei Tsang ThetaHealing™, Pre-natal Massage and Doula support.

She absolutely loves rainbows and wearing bright vibrant clothing that resembles the color spectrum of the spirit world, snuggling her beautiful kitties, climbing mountains, swimming in the ocean, dancing with fire, playing with children, spending time on her yoga mat, and witnessing the power of love in action. Her favorite word is ~ALOHA~ and she is absolutely honored and ecstatic about welcoming you to her favorite island in the world!

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To be. Susan

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.