L.R. Heartsong is a healer who writes. For more than two decades he has deeply studied and practiced bodywork and the healing arts, both as a therapist and an instructor; he is also a holistic aromatherapist, an Ayurvedic educator, trained in somatic psychology, and a certified Watsu practitioner. As a guide for nature-based soul work, he teaches an embodied, sensual connection with life, Earth, 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 (White Cloud Press, 2014). His interviews 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. He has been a featured speaker in various global, online symposiums, featured among experts (scientists, shamans, mystics, psychologists, and more) offering their wisdom, research, and personal guidance, all stitching us to a deeper connection with self and Nature.
River is also a French-trained cook (formerly a private chef for the rich and famous), a backyard beekeeper, and a novice weaver who uses a Navajo loom and hand-dyed yarns from an heirloom sheep breed. West Coast native turned nomad, he has resided in France, England, and Spain; these days he lives in the California desert.
As of January 2017, after four and a half years of weekly posts, River has closed the cover on the Soul Artist Journal. Discover his new column and website: TendingSacred
Currently River is circulating his next book to agents/publishers, 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