Hi there. My Mom named me Tina, but please call me Kat.
I was once a video game producer full of bipolar tendencies, bouts of destructive depression, intense suicidal ideation, and anxiety masked as asthma attacks that were so potent, they landed me in the hospital multiple times. I abused alcohol and recreational drugs, and had a serious fixation with bulimia. I didn’t love myself. Not one iota.
Then came Ayahuasca, right after I turned 30. Within two cycles (7 ceremonies), I was ready to devote my entire life to the study of shamanism. After a hell of lot of shadow work, trips to the jungle and wildly difficult personal work, I emerged as the proverbial butterfly - a happy, stable(ish), excited-to-be-alive being. And all I’ve wanted to do ever since is help everyone in the world feel the same.
I embarked on the oh-so mysterious and challenging shamanic path, and for almost 14 years, I’ve been in more than 1,200 plant ceremonies. I have completed 7 master plant dietas to date, and am a tireless student of energy work, healing and plant communication. I have sacrificed nearly every common perception of a “normal” life. And in return, the plants continue to show me the secrets of the universe. I am blessed beyond words.
Why AfterLife Coach?
There are many people leading ceremonies these days, and I absolutely relish and adore the chance to be part of the Ayahuasquera and Huachumera tribe. But I am also very, very honored to join the sacred few who are on the outside of those circles, helping participants prepare for and integrate the Mother of all Medicines, and her many powerful plant partners.
AfterLife Coaching is more than just Ayahuasca Coaching; it's centered around three core principles:
1) Helping people prepare for and integrate psychedelics and altered spaces like Ayahuasca, Iboga, Kambo, San Pedro/Huachuma, and many more.
2) Guiding people through a Dark Night of the Soul. Anyone experiencing an existential crisis, no matter how it manifested, is welcomed here. I speak the language of soul, and I adore leading people into higher states of awareness.
3) I also work with people facing death, using shamanic tools to usher in a safe and even surrendered passing. I can help facilitate an understanding of what death is, and isn't, relinquishing fear and creating a true sense of safety.
Here are a few highlights in the journey that lead me to this present calling:
1,200+ shamanic ceremonies, between Ayahuasca and Huachuma / San Pedro and dozens of others (Psilocybin, Kambo, Vilka, etc.). I trained for 10 years as an apprentice with maestros in both the Amazonian jungle and the U.S., traveling the world and assisting in ceremony. Later on, I led and assisted in ceremonies on a weekly basis in at a very well-known retreat in Costa Rica.
7+ years experience as a Spiritual Life Coach, helping hundreds of people awaken and integrate transformational experiences, reconnecting with soul and deepening self-love
Graduate of Master Herbalist Julie McIntyre’s Earth Medicine Apprenticeship (partner to famous plant expert and author Stephen Buhner), with extensive skills in using plant consciousness as a means of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. I’m also an herbalist and plant communicator.
Reiki Master for more than 7 years, and trained in other esoteric energy healing modalities
Evolutionary Astrologist; I've studied the discipline for 30 years and adore doing charts for clients - I don’t follow any one disclipline anymore, as I’m guided by intuition instead. A chart reading with me is like having an astrological life coaching session. I have also been reading Tarot for over 3 decades.
Taught classes on awareness expansion, shamanic healing techniques, and plant consciousness to hundreds of students
Hostess and facilitator of roughly a gazillion (give or take a gaggle) of spiritual events in the Las Vegas area, through the Awareness and Consciousness Group of Southern Nevada
Most importantly, I've been through hell; physically and emotionally. I've walked this walk through authenticity. I've touched the other side many times. I learned to love my shadow because it was either surrender and love it all or go crazy and self-destruct. I'm grateful my soul chose the former.
I'd love to help yours do the same.
Please reach out and connect. I'd be so honored to be a part of your journey.