Wisdom Rising is a call that vibrates our bones to the truth of who we are. This is wisdom that comes from a deeper connection with everything that shapes our life on this planet. This is wisdom that comes from moving into alignment with our soul's mission and purpose at key points in time.
We all have access to this wisdom that carries the codes of our own empowerment and integrity. When we are fully resourced, meaning we are responding to the world from a balanced and healthy nervous system, we can more fully connect to our own truth. From this place, we can connect more deeply in our relationships and learn to grow through the obstacles and challenges that we encounter.
At Our Wisdom Rising we believe that healing occurs in collaboration and through shared values of connection, truth, and integrity. When we work in harmony to heal ourselves, the entire world opens to the creative potential of transformation.
Christa Sonnier has been working closely with women and families for over 20 years as a birth doula, yoga specialist, prenatal yoga teacher trainer, writer, wellness coach, and mentor.
Christa is a curious spirit and lifelong learner which has led her to extensive training and certifications in yoga, anatomy, depth coaching, energy healing, astrology, storytelling, shadow work, childhood development, birth, pregnancy, and the postnatal period. She loves working with people and has a deep calling to empower others to develop greater connections to themselves, each other, and the world around them.
Christa creates a nurturing, supportive environment that encourages clients to delve deeper into the well of their own life, so they can begin to uncover dreams and desires that are otherwise hidden. She is particularly gifted in working with those in the process of major life changes and feels that these transitions offer some of the greatest opportunities for true growth and discovery. She is well versed in the terrain of deep emotions, grief, and shadow, and her work with clients help reveal new pathways for transformation and healing. As a highly sensitive and intuitive spirit, she also specializes in working with other highly sensitive and creative individuals who are seeking a balanced and grounded approach for illuminating their unique gifts and abilities. Above all, Christa leads with a dynamic blend of fierce compassion, embodied integrity, creativity, and love.
Christa is inspired by story, myth, and metaphor, and uses this language to help clients view their life story through a wider lens to create shifts and expansion in awareness and perspective. She also draws much of her inspiration from the earth, the cosmos, and the rhythms of the natural world. She can often be found walking outside barefoot, communing with trees, or gazing up at the moon and stars.
Our work together is important to me, and I vow: ∞ To provide a strong, loving container held in a clear field of integrity ∞ To hold the door open for you at the threshold of your own knowing ∞ To stay present with you, witnessing your pain, your joy, and everything in between ∞ To hold a lantern so that the memory of your true essence is illuminated and recovered ∞ To help you craft a story that accurately reflects the medicine you are meant to carry in this lifetime ∞ To affirm your life and hold space for the birth of your creative power
Becoming our fullest selves is a journey of the soul: mythical, magical, transformative. It requires of us to surface from the depths of our psyches what we may not want to see, know or feel, what we may want to reject. It is precisely our hidden grief, unspoken rage, fear, longing and unknown joy that wants to know of us our courage. Are we brave enough to own its existence within us and not exile it to places we refuse to go? You say that you want to be whole and free? First then, descend. Find the gold hidden in the dark caves of your heart and belly. This is your rite of passage home. When you truly know all of who you are, you will no longer live in avoidance and fear of your vast human nature. -Lucy H. Pearce