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Beloveds:

First, let me welcome you! I am so happy our paths have crossed and that for whatever reason, you have been called here.

I’ll tell you a little about me and I’d love to hear more about you.

The first thing I want to say is that I am passionate about healing, wellness and community.
I have been through dark nights of the soul, I have been through periods of depression — and I believe those times are sacred and as hard as they were, they have taken me closer to my true calling.

From the time I was a small child, I knew that this life on earth was strange and temporary. I remember clearly sitting in my parents’ family room, surrounded by aunts and cousins, and thinking “how did I get here?” That memory has stayed with me on my journey here in this lifetime because it brings me back again and again to the questions that may stir in you from time to time: Why am I here? What is my purpose? What are my gifts and talents? What do I love? What am I meant to do on the planet? Who am I?

Trust me, I have been through all of these questions, time and time again.
I have healed through trauma, pain, doubt, fear and suffering.

And if there’s anything I know for sure, it’s that life is filled with challenge, but it is also filled with joy and possibility. And so that is what I am here to honor.
As a teacher.
As a facilitator.
As a writer.
As a guide.

 

My talents exist in community.
I hold the space of deep listening, whether in groups or in a 1:1 conversation or healing / coaching session.

I believe that all healing is relational.
It happens in communion with Spirit, with the earth, with your Ancestors, with your truest, deepest self, and with other humans as guides, companions and teachers.

I believe in our callings and that when we make space to listen and hear those inner wild calls, we are ALWAYS on our paths.

I am here for you.
I am a certified community counselor through the Southern CA Counseling Center. I have received advanced training as an intuitive channel from a beloved mentor. I have been facilitating groups for twenty years, and I am gifted at creating a safe container for all beings. I am also an attuned Reiki and energy healer, and have many teachers from various indigenous and spiritual traditions.

I am also a trained in intersectional feminisms and race & gender studies. I believe in justice, and I believe that our spiritual practices towards liberation includes freedom from oppression and reimagining this world we live in.

In particular, I am passionate about serving communities on the margins: queer & trans folks, women and femmes, people of color, and those moving through various challenges that are not only personal but political.

I am also passionate about the Body as a vessel of our healing: our body as the place we live that holds everything we’ve ever heard or experienced, and is also a powerful site of creativity and transformation.

I have studied the healing and spiritual arts of yoga, dance and meditation for nearly 30 years, and this is a significant part of my practice and the teachings I offer.

You are here for a reason. You have arrived to this webpage for a reason, and you are on this planet for a specific purpose.

My purpose is to support you in remembering who you already by offering my deep presence, insight, and a safe space for you to explore.

If you’re curious about working together, do reach out.
My email is sofia at sofiarosesmith.com

If you’re curious about working with me, let’s set up some time to chat. You can schedule a 20-min Visioning Call right here, or at the button below. This is a free call that will be a chance to see if we’d like to do healing work together on a more regular basis.

Looking forward to learning more about you! <3

In loving kindness,
Sofia

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 Yep! That’s me, leaping! When I was little, I sooooo wanted to be a professional ballerina (like my godmama). I am still and will always be a dancer. So let that begin a few more tid bits about moi!

  • I grew up Hawaiian dancing with my mama & sister (which led to jazz & modern dancing later). We spent so much time in our hula community, and even though we are mixed and have been in the US for several generations, I thought we were from Hawaii.
  • My Ancestors have roots around the world, and living in diaspora is something I strongly identify with. We are from Puebla, Veracruz & Coahuila in Mexico, Belgium, Ireland & Scotland. And, according to my mom’s recent DNA test, some of our Ancestors were from Polynesia, as well as Africa and South Asia <3
  • I’m a 3rd Generation Angeleno! My great-grandparents on my mom’s side moved to LA after the Mexican Revolution (great-grandma was kidnapped by Pancho Villa and then fought alongside him, they tell me) and my dad’s side came over from Europe in the 1600’s!
  • I fell in queer love when I was 21 (for the first time, consciously at least 🙂 ). It really turned my world inside out – it was scary and amazing. 12 years later (and lots of dating in between) I married that first love of mine on a mountain in Ojai (you’ll hear me talk about Sammy often).
  • I am a stand for cis partners and families who have a trans loved one. I have been there, and know how deep it is. Our experiences are often neglected, and I think it is just as important for us to have a space to process, because we are transitioning WITH our partners and loved ones, and it takes something.
  • I spent my 20’s in school among the redwood trees (Santa Cruz) and doing a lot of work in education, arts, and activism, with service jobs on the side! I’ve had a job since I was 17 years old, which made my leap OUT of a high-profile, stable career in 2015 that much scarier, but also liberating (notice how those two often go together?).
  • I am an Auntie and one day I hope to be a mother <3
  • I’ve also been a writer since I was 7 or so and my dad got me my first journal and a fountain pen. I’ve been writing since then. I have published poems and essays in literary journals and anthologies, and I am working on my first full-length book!
  • I’m a middle child – with all the hang-ups and diplomacy that goes along with that. 🙂
  • I’m guided by this daily: “whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin now.” -Goethe
  • I walked 250 miles across Spain for my honeymoon, an ancient spiritual pilgrimage called El Camino de Santiago in 2015. It changed my life.
  • I recently went on another transformative journey in Mexico, one of my ancestral homelands. It was so healing, and I felt so at home. I felt so clear about my life purpose there, as well, visiting many Mayan sacred sites. I knew my Ancestors had called me home.