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"Use me, use me, use me as a divine channel of love, wisdom, and healing. I ask that these energies flow from the universe, to my Ori, hands heart and verbalization now for the wellbeing of my community."

About Woman of Rivers

Lauren Ashley is a spiritual coach and wellness practitioner. She has worked with divination as a tool for self-development, meditation, and healing for eight years personally and two years professionally. Her purpose as a coach is to relay messages her clients need to walk the path of their purpose with discernment and integrity.

Lauren comes from a long line of healers — rootworkers, psychic dreamers, card readers, pastors, writers, teachers — whose legacy of service inspire her studies in herbalism, holistic healing, and counseling. Her teacher, Empress Karen Rose, spoke to Lauren’s abilities as flow and her words as a presence that pushes us forward. 

Her work and studies align with her role as an advocate and sounding board for her family, loved ones, and community. It brings her joy to see others connect with their spirituality, bring healing to their ancestry, and tend to their wellbeing.


My Values

Spiritual Coaching with Lauren provides the practical and prescriptive guidance her clients need by working with their spirit team to deliver relevant, timely, and healing messages.

As a water spirit (in the Dagara tradition) Lauren is a clear channel for her clients reflective, protective, healing, and integrative spiritual work.

With every person she communes with, spiritual tool she creates, or project she commits to Lauren is seating in the following values:

Creating a nurturing environment for reflection, exploration, and self expression

Building a relationship with spirit so that we may move through the world empowered and protected

Transforming ancestral trauma and healing our relationship with self and others

Elevating self awareness so that the we may use the lessons and wisdom of the past to create the future

Education & Training

Trauma Informed Breathwork Facilitator 

Lauren seeks complimentary training to support her clients in tending to their mind, body, & spirit. Her studies of the breath, our central nervous system, and somatic modalities assist her in sharing tools for physical, mental, & emotional wellbeing.

Spiritual Herbalism Apprenticeship Levels 1 & 2 

Learning to live in right relationship with the earth and each other is a life long pursuit of Lauren. Her training in herbal medicine and indigenous approaches holistic care strengthen her practice as a culturally competent coach. She is currently studying and gaining hands on experience at Speak Easy farm in New Orleans ahead of the final level of her apprenticeship at Sacred Vibes Apothecary. 

Masters Art Therapy Counseling  2020 - present

Lauren utilizes her academic studies & continuing education in the mental health field to support her in responding to her clients needs while also referring outside of her scope of experience with integrity. This fall, 2022, she will enter into a year long journey of supervision and research in the final year of her masters degree.

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