I am Eva Joy. I work as a coach, ceremonialist and musician.
Holding space for peoples healing is my deepest fulfilment. My work is a combination of ritual and play. I am deeply serious about ceremony and working with plant medicine, but also believe in the power of play.
Letting my curious inner child explore. With sound, movement and other creative explorations… In my work, I invite people to embody their innocent truth, by living my own.
I feel a deep connection with the Native American and shamanic traditions. That respect for our mother earth and the wisdom of the forever changing seasons of life. This dept, this honouring of life, is a big part of my ceremonies.
Once I was one of the shyest girls on the planet. Silent, blushing and feeling uncomfortable speaking in groups. I spend years overcoming that. Facing my fear of speaking in public, taking many singing classes and a voice liberation course.
Beautiful plant medicines guided me to express more and explore music instruments. A few medicine men encouraged me to share my voice during ceremonies. I started to host my own singing circles with cacao. Singing TOGETHER, or solo, has now become comfortable and easy. And so JOYFUL.
I feel like we are all little children, just craving to PLAY again. Supporting others to find their innocent pure voice, is my soul mission here on earth.
I did not plan to travel the world, but life had me book a ticket to Costa Rica in 2017.
What I thought would be just 6 weeks became a journey of more then 2 years.
During my stay in a community in Nicaragua I learned how to prepare cacao myself. From bean to the beautiful cacao drink. I brew pots for around 40 people every week and started to share songs during the weekly ceremonies. Cacao guided me further north, to Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. It was in these lands that I got my initiation in the shamanic path.
Following the Native Indian traditions, ceremonial dancing with the Mexica, visiting cacao farms and working with different plant medicines in the Amazon, helped me to ground my work as a ceremonialist. This is my life's work.
Now the time has come to share all the medicine that I have gratefully received from this beautiful abundant lands. Meanwhile, I keep on learning.
Photo's in banner by David Sosa