I’m also a paradox, a shape-shifter, magician, wisdom carrier, survivor and healer. I’m the byproduct of a surreal life; a daughter of a child-laborer-turned-fashion-designer for the red carpet crowd. An Iranian-political-activist-turned-refugee. Tech-leader-turned-medicine-woman.
Regenerative Performance Alchemist, Leadership Advisor, Trauma Healer, Microdosing Expert, Wisdom Keeper.
I’ve survived Iranian jail cells, escaped to the refugee camps in Austria. I found my stride in the UCLA lecture halls. I spent years studying with master Shamans in the Amazonian jungle. From the board room, to the joy-infused dust of Burning Man, I’ve enjoyed the deep honor and privilege to live, experience, love, win, lose, dare, and thrive in this magnificent wilderness of a ride.
In fact, I fought tooth-and-nail to maintain my comfortable status quo, but life had other plans. Following a near death accident in the Peruvian Amazon in 2013, I found my body ravaged by debilitating pain which doctors had no answers to. My three-year quest to find a solution delivered me to mind-body medicine as I began to unpack decades of trauma, survival patterns, and false belief systems that were holding my nervous system hostage.
In 2016, I took a break from my career to tend to my health and never looked back.
As I healed my own body out of permanent disability, I dedicated years to studying trauma, resilience, neuroscience, pain, and mental health integrative medicine.
They also tend to be courageous, intelligent and compassionate. They are leaders who usher in the next phase of impactful solutions, the kind that must be well-equipped to lead humanity during these pivotal times.
This is the path that delivered me here to serve as a force for healing, support, inspiration, justice, and wisdom.
Since then, I have unified and integrated my formal studies with my extensive experience in intentional and ceremonial practice and facilitation of psychedelic medicines in service to vitality, fulfillment, and freedom for impact leaders. Because when we create from harmony our impact is multiplied.
The art of making the mundane extraordinary
Making music on the charango, santur, daf, and rav drum
Witnessing people blossom in my practice
Ecstatic blissful dancing
Cultivating community through guiding Magic Hikes
Stretching my capacity for love
Traveling like a local
Reading, learning, growing, wisening, ripening…
Humor as medicine
Hot yoga before sunrise
Evenings of Sufi poetry by the fire
Delighting senses through culinary magic
Beauty in all forms- comes with territory! I am the daughter of two fashion designers! :)
Trainings & Certifications in:
• Mental Health Integrative Medicine through Dr. Leslie Korn
• Trauma Release Therapy through TRE® Los Angeles
• Safe & Sound Protocol Therapy through Dr. Stephen Porges
• PolyVagal Theory in Therapy through Deb Dana
• Health and Wellness Coaching For Chronic Pain by
Take Courage Coaching
A decade+ of traditional plant medicine practice and facilitation
Founder & Chief Editor at MicrodoseGuru.com
Faculty member at The Plant Spirit School
Founding Board Member at Church Of Munay
A decade of leadership in the tech industry
B.A. in Political Science with Latin Honors from UCLA
I have had the honor and privilege of studying with; Dr. Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. David Bercelli, Nkem Ndefo, and Dr. Leslie Korn, spiritual teachers Ishmiel Lounsbury and Don Jose Campos. With special gratitude to my teachers in spirit; Sufi masters Mevlevî Rumi, Hafiz, and Hazrat Inayat Khan, as well as Dr. John Sarno, Lama Rod Owens, Berné Brown, Maya Angelou, Jeff Brown, and David Whyte.