My name is Michaela Daystar. I am a coach, facilitator, teacher and artist. I support you to know and lean into your full self, so that you can live a fully integrated life and make positive change in the world.
I am an accredited SoulCollage® Facilitator in Davis, CA, and a Regional Master Teacher in the Embodied Wisdom Teacher Training Program through Shakti Rising.
Drawn to methods that uncover our innate wisdom and creative nature, I design experiences that help individuals and groups connect more deeply with aspects of their identity and purpose, and that transform barriers to living into that purpose. These barriers include pressure from oppressive social structures that disproportionately impact marginalized communities. I have particular interest in supporting those who are most directly impacted by the racism, patriarchy, heteronormativity and other forms of oppression at play in our lives.
As a dedicated Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher, I bring a nuanced understanding of energy systems to all aspects of my work. You can experience this directly through individual Reiki sessions, at your place of business through staff support days and free wellness offerings to non-profits, or simply in the way I weave this loving, supportive energy into classes and workshops.
I have twelve years of experience in social justice leadership development, women's leadership, coaching, teaching and mentorship; and a Masters in Leadership for Social Justice from Saint Mary's College of California.
Exploring Our HeartScapes...
Our HeartScape is our inner terrain, the aspects of Self that make us who we are, and yet are often invisible to us. Our beliefs about the world, the values we hold dear, our deepest fears, innate abilities, and dis-owned parts of ourselves are some of the important elements of our HeartScape. Our emotions are the paths through which we experience our beliefs, values, fears and dis-owned parts, paths that lead in and out of our heart. Aligning our goals, visions, and sense of self with our hearts' intuitive capacity is vital to living into our full selves.
Our HeartScape, therefore, is a powerful resource in our work together. We'll explore practices that strengthen the heart's resilience; increase your relationship to the heart; deepen intuition; and increase integration of heart, mind, and body.
How Might We Explore?
Many methods are available to us. For example, one of the ways we might help you build a deeper connection to your HeartScape is by creating an image of it through the SoulCollage® process. The image to the left is my SoulCollage® card representing my HeartScape, created through a meditation process during my own experience of being coached through SoulCollage®.
The meaning of this card is "Strength Within Vulnerability." This was a powerful discovery for me, deepening my capacity for courage and self-love.