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I am a healer and just as importantly a teacher. I have a deep driving force inside to be and do both. The healing sciences are vast and wonderful. Receiving a healing session whether it be western medicine, counseling, sound therapy, Reiki, massage, shamanic or yogic in nature is an opportunity to move back into a state of balance, good health and wholeness.

I was a Michigan Wild Child- climbing trees, running through the woods, playing sports, building forts and having pine cone wars with the neighborhood kids. I have always felt comforted in the forest and that love for the natural world lead me to study Biomedical sciences at Western Mich Univ to become a doctor. After some soul searching, I changed my major and subsequent undergrad degree to Biology with an emphasis on natural ecology and a desire to study, help, and immerse myself in the wild natural world.

My path wandered as all do. Someone once told me and I concur, the path is not linear. It’s a spiral. I continually come back to things I thought I understood in order to see deeper truths! Henceforth, I’m many things and honor that I have only spiraled so many times and have many more to go.

My style of healing whether it be guiding a yoga class, group ritual, class or workshop, Reiki session, sound healing, or Soul purpose guidance will always be flavored with my deep need to bring myself and others into a healed balanced state AND to teach how to do it. To receive guidance from spirit guides myself is fun, but teaching you how to connect with your own inner guidance and intuition is where the transformational magic really happens for me.

To choose me as a teacher and healer for your life’s path is to sign on to learn to heal yourself. I’m for those of you who shy away from self proclaimed gurus, and teachers who seem to feel higher or better than others and proclaim to have the right medicine, plan, or way to suite all beings who follow their advice.

The answers are in you already. If you need guidance and help to remember that, then I am the teacher/healer excited to step into your spiral with you.



The story of how I, Traci CAME TO BE CALLED nighthawk- as I first engaged in my own soul purpose discovery I attended a Cacao ceremony with Helen (dreamtime healings, Boulder Co). I set my intention asking "Show me my soul's purpose" and "Show me how to be freedom and love". Long story short, I journeyed into the imaginal realm of the night. I saw a world that is the deep blue color of a moonlight forest on a crisp and snowy winter night. i SAW CAGES BREAKING APART AN D A ceramic vase INSCRIBED WITH my name "traci" shattered! I SENSED i WAS BREAKING OUT OF OLD ROLES AND TOO TIGHT BOXES. i WONDERED "if i am breaking out of my name then what DO I CALL MYSELF?" to my complete surprise, Instantly I heard "nighthawk" then plunged into a journey that I'm still integrating and keeping alive today. I see nighthawk as a wild, magical, & EARTH NATIVE woman.

I believe "nighthawk" is my psyche's way of allowing me to step into a persona, a costume of sorts. One that allows me to practice being confident in my abilities, shedding the old stories and asking How would nighthawk be in this situation? I can step outside of the ego of Traci and be nighthawk.

I entered this process a bit of a skeptic, and I emerged as a lifetime proponent of Traci’s work. Traci possesses so many gifts, from her clarity of seeing to her compassionate heart, her wise and steady guidance, and her accessible articulation of big ideas.
Traci helped me see things in myself that I might otherwise have missed. She helped hold me accountable to myself and my long-ago-buried yearnings without ever straying into dogmatism. She provided a safe container for me to process emotions, mental blocks, and big ideas in ways that allowed me to step into a more actualized version of myself.
As a result of my work with Traci, my life is infused with a much greater sense of self-affirmation and meaning. I am learning to trust and respect myself more, to trust and respect my own innate wisdom, and to show up more fully and more courageously in my everyday activities. This has ripple effects for every area of my life.
Because I feel a greater sense of connection (to myself and to the Universe) on a daily basis, I consistently feel calmer, more supported, and more self-assured. When operating from this space, I feel much more empowered to craft a life that I love and that meaningfully contributes to the world.
Working with Traci has truly been a life-changing experience, and I am immensely grateful.
— Laura- Soul Path Guidance Testimonial 2018
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Spiritual path

Soul Craft intensive w/ animas valley institute 2019

art of holding space w/ off the mat into the world 2019

Certified guide w/ Purpose guides institute 2018


level 3 certified psychic development and mediumship 2017-2018

Reiki practioner level 1 & 2 2016

temple of the way of light- Shadow work and spiritual journey peru 2017

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Yoga Instructor


Level 1 Baptiste Power yoga with Baron Baptiste

Art of Assisting

Spirit Speak- day long immersion with Sean Corne


Yoga oFF Broadway- teacher 2014-Present

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