Marieke (muh-RYE-kuh) is passionate about helping heal people’s Voice Wounds in a holistic and empowering way so that more people in the world are confident in expressing themselves and fulfilling their purpose. They describe the Voice Wound as the place that needs healing within people whose inner voices and self-expression have been suppressed, silenced, or dismissed. Her Your Empowered Voice Method includes healing work and guidance on spiritual, energetic, and physical levels.
Marieke came to their work through their experience as a singer and classically trained voice teacher. They had a difficult childhood that included abuse and trauma, and their inner voice and self expression were often shut down and suppressed. However, they loved singing and that was a powerful outlet for self-expression. Over the years, they began to reconnect with their inner voice and heal their Voice Wounds on multiple levels using spiritual and vocal practices. After becoming a mother, their connection to intuition increased and they experienced a spiritual expansion that took them beyond the faith they were raised in. They began to see how others were affected by the Voice Wound and was called to share their gifts of healing and voice work with others in a new way: the Your Empowered Voice Method.
Marieke holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Vocal Performance and is currently working on a Masters Degree in psychology and creativity at Pacifica Graduate Institute, as well as a Business and Entrepreneurship degree from Pasadena City College. Marieke is an experienced voice teacher, a Second Degree Practitioner of Usui Reiki, and a certified Soul Mastery Akashic Record Consultant. They also identify as queer and non-binary. Marieke is pansexual, polyamorous, kink-friendly, sex-positive, and a fat liberationist.
My Anti-Racism and Social Justice Commitments:
As a white person acknowledging my various levels of privilege I commit to the following:
I will constantly do inner work to dismantle my own racism, white supremacy, colonization, ableism, fatphobia, homophobia, and genderism.
I will listen to BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color), LGBTQIAP+, and people in the disabled community.
I will humbly make changes if I am called out, in or forward by people in the aforementioned communities.
I will not delete the emotional work of people in the aforementioned communities, no matter how it makes me look.
I will not participate in cultural appropriation.
I will not participate in bypassing (spiritual or otherwise) and will not allow it in my communities.
I will call out, call in, or call forward my fellow white people when needed
I will respectfully represent a wide variety of people and cultures in my marketing and center people in the aforementioned communities.
I will pay people in the aforementioned communities for my education and services provided.
I will primarily learn from WOC (Women of Color), LGBTQIAP+, and/or people in the disabled community in my spiritual and business education.
I will create spaces that are fiercely safe (as possible) for the aforementioned people in my communities.
I will amplify the voices and businesses of people in the aforementioned communities.
I will publicly keep a list of people in the aforementioned communities that I learn from or consider colleagues and direct people to them as often as possible.
I will only participate in events, panels, or be a guest speaker in spaces that are truly inclusive.
I will provide scholarships, “pay what you can”, or free services for people in the aforementioned communities, especially those who are spiritual leaders, business-owners, or activists.
I will continue to learn about and act on ways I can support systemic change to dismantle oppressive systems in our government and society.
Qualifications and other info about me:
- Bachelor of Music in Classical Vocal Performance, San Francisco State University (May 2011)
- Associate of Science in Business Administration: Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Pasadena City College (graduating December 2021)
- Master of Arts in Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life, Pacifica Graduate Institute (Graduating Winter 2023)
- 10+ years experience as a voice teacher (Classical, Musical Theater, Pop)
- Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner, Level 2 (April 2018)
- Certified Soul Mastery™ Akashic Record Consultant (August 2018)
- Singer my entire life (my first performance at church was at age 3)
- Active Member of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF), a Druid Fellowship, and Raven’s Cry Grove (local ADF grove), on the path to become a Dedicant
- Tarot and Oracle card reader since 2017
- Libra Sun, Gemini Moon, Aries Rising, Mars in Leo, Gemini in the 3rd House
- Homeschooled 5th-12th grade