Elka lives a life in close relation with the elemental world, looking to her dreams and visions for instruction and guidance. She considers the simple joys of cooking outside, and sleeping, sitting, drinking tea, dancing, and singing outdoors to be among the most profound ceremonial acts. For 23 years she lived in the wilderness, in a river canyon seven river crossings from the nearest road. Although she left five years ago, this canyon lives in her bones, and its song still echoes through her.
Her purpose in this life is to honor and celebrate the simplest gifts of life: the many gifts of the Earth, the blessings of true community, the joys of sharing song, story, dreams, and food.
From this space of connection it gives her great joy to guide others in their own re-membering. In our modern culture's quest for More, what has been lost, and what can we regain, with the gift of our own presence?
For over two decades, Elka has led women from all over the world in vision quests, sweat lodges, wild foods gathering workshops, and sharing circles. She’s guided hundreds of people in learning how to cook with fire, create and tend sacred spaces, chop wood, can preserves, and bake bread. Since leaving her wilderness home, she has been finding ways to integrate the gifts of nature in the context of the modern world, while honoring and appreciating the unique blessings of each individual.
From a current client:
"Elka is exceptionally gifted at holding compassionate space that invites and facilitates authentic sharing of the true self. In her presence, I have consistently felt honored, heard, and understood. Her keen insight into matters of the heart and spirit has been invaluable to me. Elka is a powerful ally on the process of self-recovery and empowerment, and her work in this world is a blessing."
From a Colleague:
“Elka’s uninhibited, brave, wild, sensual and playful nature sparkles through everything she offers. I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to enjoy life more fully, explore and expand edges of comfort, taste beauty and sing the heart’s true voice.”
-elise kost, Instructor, Four Winds Healing School
From a Singing Sound Bath Client:
"We are still talking about our experience at Joshua Tree and your sound bath was the highlight. As mentioned, it was like you created the opening credits of my own movie or TV show. Lying down with the sun beaming down on me, the wind blowing, the birds chirping, I saw myself as little seed pushing through the soil, growing, stretching, wiggling out of the soil with the sun, wind and birds welcoming me and your personalized sound bath creating a path for my next adventure/episode of life. I just wanted to share and express gratitude for your gift of discovery and kindness. Thank you!"