Founder / Head Minister / Ceremonial Guide
Kristina Ellery grew up in Rowley, MA. In her youth she was a gymnast, dancer, artist, and performer. Growing up, although very talented, Kristina often struggled with intense depression that extended into early adulthood. In 2006 she attended Joe Balsco Make-up Artistry in Orlando Florida to pursue a career in special effect makeup. The dark realms of blood and guts were an outlet to aid in expressing her pent-up emotions. Doing makeup for several local indie films led her to revisit the performing arts. After joining The Screen Actors Guild and making her mark in the Boston film scene, Kristina moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to continue an ego driven life of acting and special effects makeup. After many years in film and entertainment an unexpected opportunity took her to the jungles of Peru where she was gifted the chance to sit with a shaman and drink Ayahuasca. She didn’t know at the time, but this experience would be the catalyst to pull her out of a dark hole, and fast track her into the light. This profound journey would inspire Kristina to leave her career behind to pursue a life of service and sacred plant medicine. After relocating back to the East Coast, Kristina obtained her certification in herbalism through Sage-The Science and Art of Herbalism, developed by Rosemary Gladstar and taught by Rochelle Baca. Life was looking up and she felt as if her life had finally found some purpose. Then, in June of 2020 a sudden death in the family would break Kristina in a way that she feared she would never recover from. She lost her brother. Kristina began to contemplate living, and a close friend suggested a trip to Arizona to clear her mind and begin the healing process. This is where Psilocybin Mushrooms would present themselves and allow Kristina to realign with her heart and the roots of nature. An undeniable, life changing connection and understanding of The Great Spirit would engrain itself within her. Sacred plant medicine had yet again changed her life; leading her to further explore natural plant entheogens, ultimately bringing Sacred Earth Sanctuary to life. With the knowledge she has obtained through the extensive ceremonial use of Psilocybin, Kristina has gained the wisdom and stamina to guide members of the church through both beautifully healing, and painfully healing ceremonies with our sacraments. Her strength will carry you, and her ability to channel Spirit will nurture you. Kristina has now been guiding and holding space for nearly two years and has dedicated her life to helping humanity awaken to its highest potential.
“Spirit once told me to believe in believing. It is our belief that carries us. Your reality is whatever you believe it to be. Believe in peace, believe in love, believe in healing, but above all, believe in yourself.” -Kristina Ellery
Associate Minister / Ceremonial Guide
Rory Stephens grew up in Sanbornton, NH and has spent most of his life in Central New Hampshire. In his youth, Rory was a thriving athlete, and excelled in academics. His passion for engineering and design landed him at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. It is here where a deep depression would begin, taking him into the darkest layers of himself, challenging a young adult student with the will to live. These moments of rock bottom often force us to make a choice. With great determination and strength, Rory began to reorganize his life through the self-education of spirituality. As he learned the ins and outs of his mind, Rory began to transform himself into someone new. Through the combination of sacred plant medicines and the wisdom he has obtained over the years, Rory has become a guide and light for those in need of support. Experiencing the immense pain and suffering he had endured in his past, Rory gained an understanding and empathy that one can only master through having survived it. His newfound love and gratitude for life has allowed him to arrive exactly where he is supposed to be.
"Every Path leads you home." -Rory Stephens
Kambo Facilitator / Ceremonial Guide/ Head of Integration
One of Sheena’s biggest passions is embracing and embodying the realms of Earth Medicines, ceremony and tradition to reignite and feed our inner spark, realigning us back to our natural core being. Sheena is a life-long lover and student of our mystical, natural world, always learning and growing with the ever changing tides.
As a mother of two, and trying to nurture herself while weaving through many childhood traumas, Sheena was guided to the path of natural healings in early 2013. While bringing loving awareness navigating through her shadow, and embracing her courage and strength, Sheena was encouraged to then do her part to really get down and comfort her inner child, telling her she is safe and worthy of love. Being the mama that she is, Sheena would hold her, nurture her and give her all the love she never received from a mother. Such beautifully deep, critical work. What started as a journey of self-healing, sparked a passion, a drive, a remembrance within her spirit to be of assistance to help share and spread awareness on natural ways that have been utilized for centuries throughout many different cultures across our great Earth. While embracing and embodying her multifaceted being, Sheena was being called to study many different modalities to incorporate them and personalize them for individuals in their time together.
Throughout the years Sheena has received recognitions and certifications in:
•Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master/Teacher
•ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness Children’s Instructor
•Munay-Ki Womb Rite Facilitator
•Shadow Work Practitioner
•RYT-200 specializing in Yin and Restorative
A child of the Earth, a Mother above all things, Sheena is walking this plane lead by her heart. She knows the darkness that can ensue, as she has been through the depths and has come out to the other side, and is here to be a light to break up those dark murky corners.
"You are so supported, and so Loved." - Sheena Alese
James Rajewski grew up in Pinconning, MI and spent most of his adult life traveling the United States teaching and performing body modification, and the art of suspension. At a young age, James unintentionally broke through the barriers of his mind, sending the boy into the realms of a man not ready to understand such depths of existence. This disconnect led him down a road of substance abuse to numb what he refused to look at within himself. After years of a successful career, and the toxins that held his hand, he once again turned to sacred plant medicine. Through this connection, James would come to transform himself and ultimately lead him to fully understand his humanity and inspire him to help others who have found themselves lost.
"If we want to heal and change the world, we must heal and change ourselves; for we are the world." - James Rajewski
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