This week we have Anna Stoka on the podcast! Anna is childhood friends with my wife Sarah and has become a great friend to me as well. In this episode, we dive deep into Anna’s experience with Ayahuasca and the abrupt awakening that changed her life.
Anna is a school teacher turned stay at home mom. She now runs her Young Living Oils business, Inner Wild + Co, from home with her kids and husband. Anna has an intense passion for health, healing, plants, oils and living a low-toxin life has meant that she speaks and shares from her heart always. To her, there is no other way.
Over the last 6 years Anna has been on a journey of healing.. emotionally and physically. Although it wasn't until She learned to add the spiritual healing piece to the puzzle that she started to finally feel like healing was possible. Her path has been one with many tears and setbacks but Anna is slowly learning THAT is her experience. Sometimes falling, but ALWAYS picking herself up. And slowly learning to do it all with love.
In this episode, we discussed:
Anna and Sarah’s friendships and the parallel lives that they lived
Anna’s childhood and unique religious upbringing
Postnatal depression and Anna’s search for healing
A trip to Soltara and experience with Ayahuasca
How Anna came back to herself and began her healing process
An intense final ceremony and awakening
Returning home from Soltara and a difficult integration process
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Quantum Coffee is a show that provides deep, powerful, insightful conversations with top thought leaders and experts in the field of holistic healing in all areas including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. We curiously discuss esoteric topics, spirituality, alternative healing modalities, sacred plant medicine and psychedelics along with personal stories of transformation, healing and growth with the intention to share the wisdom, knowledge and personal experiences of the these leaders who are paving the way in order to inspire change, both personally and collectively, so that we may step into a new reality, together.
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Inspirations for the show include Aubrey Marcus, Russell Brand, Duncan Trussell, Zach Bush, Jesse Elder, Deepak Chopra, Tim Kennedy and so many more.