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Get to Know Heather Green

Ojai Healers asked Heather Green, of Teal Healing, our newest Energy Healer, to tell us a little more about herself, how she came to do the lightwork she does and how she found our little valley. Here's what she shared with us.

In my early twenties, I started on a healing path. After fifteen years of studying spirituality and working with other healing methods such as psychotherapy, shamanism, homeopathy, herbs, and acupuncture, the horses called me.


I had recurring dreams where I went to them in the places they lived. I felt their love and the love I had for them. They cried out to me, and their heartfelt whinnies ignited a change in me. This change would involve a greater healing for myself, and a new form of healing to offer others. I also knew the horses wanted me to spread the messages they had for humans--messages that when acted on, would improve their health, well-being, and relationships with humans.

Ever since the dreams, in the time I spent working with horses, I recognized them as energy healers. They showed me how they could help humans clear and release old vibrations held in the energy body--even issues that originated beyond this lifetime. I quickly learned how to help humans heal in the way they did, as well as how to help heal other animals. My psychic gifts opened up and I received intuitive information from the horses. The information was about their health, thoughts, emotions, needs, and desires. I began spreading this information to humans, so they could connect with and understand their horses better. I discovered that I could use my innate senses to offer help and guidance to other animals and humans in all life areas.

After years of practice, I combined my psychic gifts and experience in the world of energy healing, along with the background and training I had received from other healers and shamans. I began bringing my own style of energy healing out into the world.

I moved to Ojai because I was called to live in a more rural, nature setting. I answered an ad on craigslist. It offered a cozy cottage on a flower farm with horse boarding. Feeling the positive resonance, I made the move. I have since experienced Ojai as a place of transformation. The spiritual vortexes and powerful healing energy is easily felt and appreciated. Ojai's surrounding mountains bring such beauty, and its spiritual community is deeply cherished. With many like-minded humans and their animals, I find it a great place to reside and offer my healing. Best of all, it is a city of many horses, so there is never any end to the fun and learning!

Lisa West, PT and Body work

lisa west craniosacralThis month I talked with Lisa West. Here's what I learned!

Ojai Healers: What brought you to Ojai?

Lisa West: My partner was offered a job here. We were surprised at how ideal the valley was for my interests and focus as well, so we stayed.

Ojai Healers: What brought you to your present career/modality?

I have always wanted to work in medicine, from the time I was 3 or 4. A fortunate injury in high school led me to a physical therapist and I clicked immediately with the profession. As time went on, I began learning more about the body, mind and spirit and became fascinated with the interconnectedness of these parts of us. These interests led (and continue to lead) me into exploring more holistic modalities, especially areas that focus on the connective tissue of the body (things like craniosacral, myofascial release and visceral mobilization).

I am finding a lot of joy lately in teaching others about some of the things I have learned, primarily through yoga classes and courses.

Ojai Healers: Tell us what you do in your free time.

Lisa West: My free time is spent reading, sometimes fiction, but embarrassingly more often I am reading books about the body/mind/spirit. I really love my work and am usually trying to explore it in one way or another most of the time. I am an eternal yoga student and spend time trying to "be Yoga", be in the moment, as much as I can remember to. I love the ocean and being outdoors, though I don't bring myself to nature often enough.

Ojai Healers: If you weren't doing what you do, what would you be doing? One practical answer, one dream....

Lisa West: I love what I do, and think I will always do my work in one capacity or another. Perhaps I will be led to write more in the future. I mostly just want to create the time and space in my life to meditate, center and increase my capacity for listening so that I can give as much as possible during my sessions and in my teachings.

Deon de Wet

Deon de Wet has been practicing and teaching Thai Yoga Massage/Therapy internationally for many years. He is committed to showing people how to help themselves and others feel better by naturally finding and exploring the Bliss in their Body.
He now lives in the Upper Ojai Valley, where he offers private sessions and teaches Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Certification classes.

Deon first discovered “Nuad Bo Rarn”, Traditional Thai Massage, while traveling in Thailand on vacation in the year 2000. It brought forth sensations of emotional and spiritual well-being, similar to those related to periods of deep meditation. He also experienced a profound sense of Bliss and connection to his body, previously only felt after vigorous exercise.

Since then, he has completed several training courses and obtained certification as an Advanced Thai Yoga Practitioner (by Saul David Raye in the USA and Pichest Boonthumme in Thailand); Hatha Yoga Teacher (Anusara-style) and Massage Therapy Practitioner (Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing).

He has always been deeply committed to providing the utmost in care and compassion to his clients and students. As a result, he has integrated techniques and wisdom obtained from his ongoing personal practice of Hatha Yoga and Meditation as well as from the many other mind/body healing traditions experienced along the way.

To date, he has trained massage and skin-care therapists, yoga practitioners and instructors, couples, friends and family all over the USA, in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. As a professional instructor, he has been certified as an approved provider of continuing education credits (CEC’s) by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

For contact information, visit Deon de Wet's profile