Other Shambhala Family

Jessica d'Arcy makes her home now at Shambhala! She is a gifted healer and offers  many valuable services. You can read more about her and her services here. Jessica  is a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCH), Massage Technician, Aromatherapist, Nutritional Counselor, Herbalist, and Doula. She completed her BFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry at Emerson College in Boston and later went on to graduate from The School of Healing Arts in San Diego. She is also certified in: Reiki – Level III (Reiki Master), Pranic Healing, Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Levels 1 & 2, Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Clairvoyant Energy Healing, and Earth Angel Realm Reading. Beginning in 1999 she’s assisted countless teens, women and individuals in healing trauma and creating healthy lifestyles through counseling, hypnosis, meditation, and energy work. 


Arabella Champaq is grown up with a big smile, a garden, and a beehive, Arabella has been meditating for 40 years, and teaching for nearly 30. She is a Tantrika in the Shri Vidya lineage, and a student of Rudolph Ballentine. She is a generous wise being, articulate in speech, direct in communication, and easy in company. You can learn more about this wonderful Tantrika here.

Maya Gottfried’s books for children Good Dog (Knopf), and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (Knopf) both lovingly celebrate the individual personalities and unique spirits of animals through poetry.

In addition to her children’s books, she has written various essays, blogs, and articles that have appeared in outlets including The Huffington Post, KrisCarr.com, Rockrgrl, Our Hen House, and  Lilith magazine. Her essay “Untitled,” published in the anthology Half / Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes (Soft Skull Press), was consistently picked as a favorite of the collection by reviewers. The NY Observer wrote of her "Untitled" reading at Makor in New York City, "I can't wait to see what she writes next for adults. Because everything she had said was real, precise and full of meaning."

Gottfried's first book was honored with a Parents’ Choice 2003 Recommended Award and she received the Pennsylvania School Librarians Young Reader’s Choice Award for Good Dog. Additionally, Good Dog was a Texas Blue Bonnet Award nominee. Our Farm received a great deal of media attention, including coverage in New York Daily News, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Girlie Girl Army, and Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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