L.R. Heartsong is “a healer who writes.” For more than twenty-five years, in a variety of modalities—integrative bodywork, somatic psychotherapy, soul-based coaching, shamanic healing, energy and plant medicine—as well as men’s groups, workshops, and sacred ceremonies, he has helped others discover their authentic path of heart, wild soul, and deepest transformation. He teaches an embodied, healing connection with life, nature, and the Soul of the World.
A dynamic speaker and teacher, River is the award-winning author of The Bones and Breath: A Man’s Guide to Eros, the Sacred Masculine, and the Wild Soul (2018 Nautilus winner, Personal Growth and Self-Help), as well as To Kneel and Kiss the Earth: Inspiration from the Soul Artist Journal.
For four and a half years, River penned The Soul Artist Journal, a weekly e-column/blog celebrating “a life for the senses.” Feeling called to write more in-depth about the healing journey, in January 2017 he closed the cover on the SAJ and began TendingSacred: lengthier writing that embraces a somatic connection with nature and mystery, transformation for body and soul, as well as exploring shamanic realms.
Highly intuitive and empathic, River has long been something of a reluctant mystic; experiencing direct revelations from Source, he is in-tune with the living, dreaming Earth and its communication. Clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient, he underwent an extreme healing crisis that led to a rigorous initiation and an in-depth apprenticeship with sacred plant medicines—including extended time in the Peruvian Amazon, learning from Shipibo shamans and vegetalistas.
Heartsong has been a featured presenter in multiple podcasts, as well as global online symposiums featuring change-making influencers (scientists, shamans, mystics, psychologists, healers, and more). He hosts the recently launched Embodied Soul Podcast, and works with clients internationally in his 10-week signature coaching program as well as private retreats.
Alongside his other offerings, River has plunged into writing a new book as companion to the Evolutionary Health & Embodied Soul signature program. Drawn from his Full Spectrum Healing approach, and employing the very tools he used to regenerate his body and brain in 2016, this utterly unique synthesis focuses upon healthy cuisine and detoxification, cellular transformation, quantum energy, microbial intelligence and plant medicines, along with deep soul work to support getting “clear”—to fully embody one’s soul purpose in the world.
Discover the primary website for all facets of L.R. Heartsong’s work (including signature program and courses, retreats, media and interviews): soulquests.com
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