Hummingwhale is a space
East meets West,
Hummingbird meets Whale.
Air meets Water.
Water meets Space.
Space meets Earth.
Left brain meets the right.
As the mind melts with the heart.
A space where we honor the separate and individual wisdom teachings from around the Earth
And also see the common spaces and differences between them all.
The hummingbird and the Whale, two seemingly very different species are said to have a common ancestor as nearly every bone corresponds to a bone within the other.
We recognize that we all come from a common source or ancestry and yet have evolved into a beautiful diversity of cultures, traditions and ways.
Here we come together to remember our common humanity, our shared cosmology, and also to see the ways in which we are being asked to evolve and awaken.
Hummingwhale is an educational platform,
Dedicated to our collective awakening.
Journey within, with us
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me. I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me. I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful. In beauty all day long may I walk.
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body. I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me. It has become beauty again.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk. On the trail marked with pollen may I walk. With dew about my feet, may I walk. With beauty all around me may I walk. In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
Each individual teaching, person, holds a song, and when we come together we create a symphony of Melodies and Harmonies.”
We are Hummingwhale
Yoga therapist (C-IAYT), Yoga teacher trainer (E-500 RYT), Reiki Master (RMT), Shamanic practitioner
Erika Lee was born in the beautiful state of Colorado. As a child you could find her running through the land behind her childhood home. Connecting with the flowers, plants, and spirits of the land. Growing up in a military home gave her the opportunity to live overseas twice and experience many cultures and connections.
There were also many isolating and dark times, where her only comfort came from nature and animals.
She humbly bows to the many lessons that the natural world has shared with her, and is happiest somewhere in roaming in the forest and mountains.
Erika began her journey as a Yogini and energy worker over twenty years ago. Today she blends her work as a Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master and Shamanic practitioner. Weaving these practices together, to create a supportive web for her clients and teachers in training. She empowers others to find and receive what they need to remember their innate wholeness.
Erika has been a devoted student of the Shamanic teachings in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, also known as cross cultural Shamanism. Her work with the Shipibo lineage of South American Shamanism has been integral to her own healing journey. Erika's deepest passion is to support the earth and all sentient beings.
She is a powerful space holder filled with compassion, love, and a quirky sense of humor.
Erika and Chiara fly through the skies and swim through the seas in perfect harmony.
They met at the Soul of Yoga, In Encinitas, California. They came from two different yet energetically similar backgrounds. They quickly saw the beauty in which they could weave in their individual approaches.
“We recognized in each other an underlying current that allowed us to meet a wide variety of people through our Ceremonies."
What first began as a collaboration through ceremony developed into a strong calling to share as a collective the process of awakening.
Having both studied the healing arts for over 20 years, we were drawn to the nature way of the wisdom teachings from around the world.
This led to Humming Whale, a collective of aspirant souls, to grow, evolve and awaken in harmony with the natural world.
Yoga teacher trainer (E-500RYT), Restorative Yoga specialist, Shamanic practitioner
Chiara is dedicated to sharing ways in which we can live in harmony with Gaia and each other. Deeply inspired by the different wisdom teachings from around the world. She is a Mother, a Yogi, Story teller and a Modern Mystic. Born in Italy and raised in France. She grew up under a bohemian landscape with musical parents.
The arts, philosophy and everything sacred were always a big part of her childhood. An intense initiatory past led her to connect deeply to spirit and the inner worlds at a very young age.
She moved to the US as a young woman filled with wonder and magic and was then introduced to yoga in Hawaii by her mentor and friend who had been taught in the classical Hatha ways and philosophical teachings that felt so familiar to her. Sharing the same passion for culture, language and arts, she was taken under her wing. Through this mentorship she developed a love for Yoga, awakening the deep intelligence within her own body and spine. She then went off and deepened her study in Yoga, Pranayama,Western and Vedic Astrology, Metaphysics, Shamanism,Ayurveda, Sound healing, The Dao, Numerology and Feng Shui.
Her teaching style is intuitive and from the heart, reminding us of the interconnectedness of all of life. The practice is a loving prayer,a ritual to dive deeper into the body and awaken inner wisdom.Helping people connect to their own inner knowing, remembering their Soul’s journey, connecting their spirits through a peaceful,mindful practice.
Following the guidance of the seasons, the elements, the stars, the moon and the sun, she weaves these into her offerings. Mindful breathing, connecting to the heart, and individualized alignment are all consistent points of focus but the ongoing process of learning is what provides fresh insight that inspires her teaching. She currently holds Ceremonies, teacher trainings, and mentorship programs. Enteringtheheart.com
Are you a hummingwhale? Soar underwater and swim through the air with we hummingwhales free.