L.R. Heartsong is “a healer who writes.” For more than twenty-five years, in a variety of modalities—integrative bodywork, somatic psychotherapy, plant and energy medicine, soul-based coaching, and shamanic healing—as well as men’s groups, workshops, and sacred ceremonies, he has helped others discover their 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 author of the recently released To Kneel and Kiss the Earth: Inspiration from the Soul Artist Journal, as well as the Nautilus Award winning, The Bones and Breath: A Man’s Guide to Eros, the Sacred Masculine, and the Wild Soul, a book hailed as “an instant classic.” A conscious man’s guide to a road less traveled, it has been praised by men and women alike as a lyrical, heart-centered guide for an evolving masculinity.
River’s interviews include the award-winning Conversations Radio with Michael Stone (arewelistening.net), who speaks with thought leaders and social visionaries in areas of environmental restoration, evolutionary cosmology, social justice, and spiritual fulfillment. He has also been a featured presenter in multiple, global online symposiums featuring change-making influencers (scientists, shamans, mystics, psychologists, healers, and more) offering their insight, guidance, and personal expertise, all stitching us to a deeper connection with self, healing, and the ‘more-than-human’ world.
Aside from his healing arts practice, coaching, and transpersonal work, River is also a Paris-trained cook (formerly a private chef for the rich and famous), a novice weaver who uses a Navajo loom and hand-dyed yarns from an heirloom sheep breed, and is learning the Celtic folk harp. West Coast native turned nomad, he has resided in France, England, and Spain, and though still looking for home, recently he relocated to Central Oregon.
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 launched TendingSacred: new writing that embraces a somatic connection with nature and mystery, transformation for body and soul, as well as exploring shamanic realms and the deep imagination. Readers can find some recipes, too, healing concoctions from a chef and Green Man turned kitchen witch.
With the release of To Kneel and Kiss the Earth, and alongside the launch of Embodied Soul Podcast (February 2019), River has plunged into writing a bold new book as companion to his newest offering: the 9-week Evolutionary Health signature program. Drawn from his Full Spectrum Healing approach, and employing the very tools he used to heal himself from a health crisis in 2015, this utterly unique synthesis focuses upon healthy cuisine and detoxification, the human biofield, cellular transformation, and deep soul work to support getting “clear”—to fully embody one’s soul purpose in the world.
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Discover the primary website for all facets of L.R. Heartsong’s work (including sessions, retreats, media and interviews): soulquests.com