Sifu DeVante Love
Below are important aspects of my identity that are likely to show up in our working together
🌀 Martial Artist. I have used my 15 years of training in various styles of Chinese Martial Arts to overcome many mental health challenges and work toward becoming the person I always sensed I was destined to become.
🌀 Spiritual. I believe that connection to the soul is the key to understanding our purpose and manifesting the futures we envision for ourselves. I've seen magic and miracles occur through my work with various spiritual teachers and modalities.
🌀 Scholar. I care about learning the deeper intellectual history and research around what I'm teaching. For this reason, I will continue attending and speaking at conferences related to my work so that I'm able to best serve my students.
🌀 BIPOC. Growing up African American and Native American, I’ve had (and continue) to learn to reconcile with both the ancestral trauma I was born into and the systemic racism/colorism around me.
🌀 Gay. I know very well the struggles and excitement of what it is like to have a non-normative sexual orientation which is why I aim to help queer folk find their unique voices.
🌀 Counselor. I've honed my empathic sensibility to be able to hear the source of one's inner struggle. From this, I'm able to give effective, personalized advice and exercises to help my students move into a deeper awareness of themselves.
🌀 Shaman. Since I was a child, I could see the energy blockages that were holding people back from physical or psychological wellness. I now use this gift and my connection to a few powerful animal spirits to help people heal and gain insight.