Empowerment Center

We are so very honored to have such an incredible team holding the circle of Empowerment.
The Empowerment Center is place to ground and empower yourself with the support of our amazing team.  2022 classes, facilitators and info will be announced in the spring!


THE EMPOWERMENT CENTER IS A RE-SOURCE CENTER for the BODY, HEART & MIND , A PLACE ​to recenter, recharge, realign and reconnect on every level WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR CARING AND SKILLFUL TEAM. We are a group of professional therapists, coaches, and spiritual counselors here to support your mental, emotional and spiritual process. We offer three main services.


Participants will have the opportunity to authentically express, come back to their truths, and share in an empowering way in a loving and sacred space. Empowerment classes will be centered around specific topics such as:

 Empowerment Circles

Participants will have the opportunity to authentically express, come back to their truths, and share in an empowering way in a loving and sacred space. Circles will be informal and also centered around specific topics:

One-on-One Sessions

One on One sessions are for those who would like to receive further support regarding their experience at the event, integrate learnings or insights that are occurring, or would like personal assistance to facilitate shifts and awakenings related to their spiritual path and process. Our primary intention is to provide a clear, loving and liberated space where folx can recenter, be witnessed, and connect deeply within.


In gratitude,

The Empowerment Center Team


Sandra K. Bowling

Sandra K Bowling, MA, LMFT is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist, sound bath facilitator, vibrational bodyworker, and jewelry maker in Berkeley, CA. Sandra’s offerings are rooted in supporting authentic expression, healthy conscious relations and vibrant embodiment. She is especially passionate about awakening the sensual connection and communion with the earth as a resource and teacher. Sandra works with individuals who seek relief and transformation from symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, empathic burnout, chronic health conditions, existential and identity crisis. Sandra is also an experienced provider of therapeutic support, crisis response, and mental health first aid for communities gathered for education and transformation in remote locations.

As a body worker Sandra focuses to support the clearing and transmutations of energetic impressions and emotional memory’s that block or impede energy flow and impede wellness. Integrating a number of modalities including Acutonics tuning forks, chimes, metal and crystal singing bowls, light, and hands on massage techniques Sandra creates a field of transformation in which you are invited to release and receive in order to expand and flow.

You can learn more about Sandra on her websites and can contact for a complimentary consultation call.
Follow her on Instagram @sandrakathleenjewelry

Taira Restar

Taira Restar, MA, RSMT, is a somatic movement therapist, body-based empowerment coach and director of Emerald Heart Forest School, where she guides children,  parents and community to embrace wild nature and to access their own wise wild nature.

For over 30 years, Taira has facilitated workshops and retreats using a body-based expressive arts approach. She teaches that our bodies are wild nature.  Many of her workshops have been held in and with nature, including the high desert of Santa Fe, an old growth forest in Mount Fuji, Alpine lakes in Switzerland and a black sand beach near Bali’s sacred volcano. She has guest taught at universities in Istanbul, Tokyo, and Seoul and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Taira’s favorite place to work and live is in her own home place–an oak and bay laurel forest on the coast of northern California. Her neighbors include black-tailed deer, bobcats, acorn woodpeckers, stinging nettles and towering firs. She has been married for over 25 years to her beloved and is a mother and grandmother. She invites you to follow her on Instagram @ourforestlife and to learn more about Emerald Heart Forest School.

Stephanie Moreno

Stephanie Moreno, MA, ATR, LMFT is the daughter and granddaughter of Mayan and Mexica families. She is first generation Chicana born on Tongva land, currently resting and nesting on Lenape territory. Stephanie works and lives as a holistic art therapist, therapist, and gentle artist; walking along and supporting folks on their personal paths. She is honored to be of service and excited to be with you all on in Cedar Bloom in 2022.

Learn more about Stephanie at artselflove.com

Sunder Ashni

Sunder Ashni

Ashni is a Flower Essence therapist, healing channel and educator born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.
Movement, music, healing and their expansion through meditation and love are essential keys to Ashni’s being. From early experiences with death, escapades in library stacks to discovering yoga and teachings with Buddhist monks in High school, Spirit has always peaked her curiosity and tickled her heart. From an early age, Ashni has been devoted to learning from and listening to Spirit.
“I serve, love and inspire those within my local and global communities by providing tools of nourishment. These tools, in the form of flowers and energy-work, assist in fostering connections between the hearts and minds of individuals and the heart of our world.”
— Sunder Ashni

Ashni currently has a private practice at MINKA.  She also facilitates rituals, meditations and experiences permeated with love that cultivate equity, radical awareness, appreciation of self and overall ecstatic wellness within participants and their community with the intention of re-cultivating a deep connection with our Earth mother.  Follow Ashni on Instagram @ashnilivingthedream and Find out more about her work at sunderashni.com