L.R. Heartsong is “a healer who writes.” For more than twenty-five years, in a variety of modalities—integrative bodywork, somatic psychology, soul-based coaching, shamanic healing, energy and plant medicine—as well as men’s groups, workshops, and sacred ceremonies, he has helped others discover their authentic 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, he is the award-winning author of The Bones and Breath: A Man’s Guide to Eros, the Sacred Masculine, and the Wild Soul (2018 Nautilus winner, Personal Growth and Self-Help), and the recently released, To Kneel and Kiss the Earth: Inspiration from the Soul Artist Journal. Heartsong has been a featured presenter in multiple, global online symposiums featuring change-making influencers (scientists, shamans, mystics, psychologists, healers, and more), all stitching us to a deeper connection with self, healing, and the ‘more-than-human’ world. His interviews also 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.
Aside from his transpersonal work, River is 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, in 2018 he relocated to Central Oregon.
In January 2017, after four and a half years of weekly offerings (more than two hundred and twenty five posts), River closed the cover on the Soul Artist Journal, and launched TendingSacred—monthly explorations of a healer’s journey.
Now that To Kneel and Kiss the Earth has rolled off the press, 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.
Visit the primary website for all facets of L.R. Heartsong’s work (including media and interviews): www.soulquests.com