L.R. Heartsong is “a healer who writes.” For more than twenty-five years, in a variety of modalities—integrative bodywork, 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, sensual connection with life, nature, and the Soul of the World.
A dynamic speaker and teacher, he is the author of The Bones and Breath: A Man’s Guide to Eros, the Sacred Masculine, and the Wild Soul and the newly 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, recently 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 returns to editing a soulful memoir about this reluctant mystic living in the English countryside with his longterm partner; a story that celebrates nature, healing, and good food, along with a bit of Old World magic.
Visit the primary website for all facets of L.R. Heartsong’s work (including media and interviews): www.soulquests.com