Alexandra has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Portland and studied art at Lewis and Clark College. She worked as a cardiac nurse for four years and currently works as a Reiki hospice nurse. In 2014 she was nominated for nurse of the year in the state of Minnesota. She created a Reiki healing program at North Memorial Hospice Home Care.
Alexandra learned Kundalini Yoga and Reiki at Joyful Yoga in Jacksonville, Oregon. She became a Reiki Master through the Meta Institute in New Hope, Minnesota. Alexandra studied Angel Light Healing at the Laho-Chi Institute in Mount Shasta, California. Alexandra has studied Kundalini Yoga, Qigong, Shakti Flow, Vinyasa Yoga, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, guided imagery, and meditation. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2004. She received her yoga training at The Minneapolis Yoga Center, and her Radiant Shakti Flow training from Tara Cindy Sherman.
Alexandra was a keynote speaker at The Psychic and Healing Symposium in Minneapolis, MN in February 2016. She shared messages from her book The Beauty of Wings and powerful tools that transform and awaken.
Alexandra has been on a deep pilgrimage of healing and learning to align with her true nature, rejuvenate herself, create energetic boundaries, and love herself. After years of anorexia, asthma, anxiety, panic, pneumonia, abusive relationships, bodily injuries, exhaustion and pain Alexandra awoke to her true nature of Love and Light and began healing herself and rejuvenating her cells. Alexandra recently published The Beauty of Wings, her personal story of transformation from near death to unconditional love. If you want to understand the process of awakening the HEART-SPACE, developing unconditional love for thyself, and healing the body check out her book: The Beauty of Wings.
Alexandra has been a lifelong horsewoman. She started riding at the age of five and began riding lessons at the age of 8. She trained in hunter/jumper and leased horses and competed growing up. She spent her childhood summers riding on trails, jumping in the ring, and engaging with several different horses. She took a break from horses when she left for college out west and pursued her running career and mountain climbing endeavors, but she missed horses everyday of her life she was away from them. In 2011 she met Kestrel, an Arab/Saddlebread gelding. He transformed her world. They had a special heart/soul bond. Kestrel lead Alexandra on a deep journey of healing and awakening. Kestrel carried Alexandra from the darkest time of her life to the lightest. He has been a miracle in her life. Together they jumped cross-country, jumped in the ring, practiced dressage, learned free riding, trail rode, experienced camping and trail riding together, spent many hours exploring ground work, and bonded from the Heart-Space. Together, Kestrel and Alexandra have chosen to pursue Equine Facilitated Coaching/Equine Assisted Coaching and Equine Facilitated Education/Equine Assisted Education.
Alexandra is starting Juli Lynch’s Epala training program this fall. Epala is a year long Equine Facilitated Coaching and Equine Facilitated Therapy Certification Course. The Coaching/Learning Track is provided for individuals interested in pursuing equine facilitated programs that promote personal development, leadership training, team building or any work where equines join humans to enhance understanding of self, interpersonal dynamics, and the role of emotion, energy and intention. The Epala curriculum reflects the competencies required to complete the Certification for Equine Interaction Professionals (CBEIP) which is quickly becoming the hallmark for Equine Facilitated Coaching and counseling competency based training.
Alexandra is available for conferences, presentations, and speaking engagements.
Email: beautiful-wings (at) alexandramika.com