I emphasize the need to develop a practicum of living our lives based on universal spiritual laws in a grounded and useful fashion by developing tools for use in our everyday lives. Learning how to become mindful and to recognize that presentations in our life act as guideposts for our unhealed issues is a prominent part of my teaching. These practices take us to higher levels of perception, rather than living in a state where we are unhealed and victims of our circumstances. Throughout all of my work, there is a strong emphasis on working with our energy systems, chakras and heart energy.

Workshops

I teach a variety of weekend workshops, including Beliefs and Patterns, Victim/Storyteller, Tools for Conscious Living, Archetypal Prostitute, Power of Choice, Aligning and Healing the Chakras, Managing the Mind, Conscious Communication, Sacred Contract, Spiritual Parenting, The Art of Manifestation, Yoga of Relationship, Opening the Heart, and others.

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My focus in these areas concerns accessing how to get in touch with our individual spiritual tasks, and developing a personal practice that will bring our systems into greater alignment, developing greater health physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Additionally, we learn to live more and more in the moment, releasing projections and expectations as we become spiritually mature.

Groups/Classes

I also teach various ongoing small groups. These groups meet on a regular basis, covering in more depth the same areas covered in the workshops. Workshops introduce concepts and tools whereas small group work deepens our awareness, brings deep levels of connection and interactions and intensifies our practices. All workshops, classes and groups contain components of meditation, exercises in awareness, spiritual sharing, lecture and discussion.

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Biography

I have been teaching classes, workshops and groups for over twenty years as well as doing personal guidance/counseling sessions.  My focus is on deepening people’s spirituality in a practical manner by bringing forward ways of engaging principles that allow each of us to live our lives with awareness and empowerment. I emphasize the need to develop a practicum of living our lives based on universal spiritual laws in a grounded and useful fashion through developing tools for use in our everyday lives. Learning how to become mindful and to recognize that presentations in our life act as guideposts for our unhealed issues is a prominent part of my teaching. These practices take us to higher levels of perception, rather than living in a state where we are unhealed and victims of our circumstances. Throughout all of my work, there is a strong emphasis on working with our energy systems, chakras and heart energy.

I teach a variety of workshops, including Beliefs and Patterns, Victim/Storyteller, Tools for Conscious Living, Archetypal Prostitute, Power of Choice, Chakras, Managing the Mind, Conscious Communication, Sacred Contract, Spiritual Parenting, The Art of Manifestation, Yoga of Relationship, Opening the Heart, and others.

I also teach various ongoing small groups. Workshops introduce concepts and tools whereas small group work deepens our awareness, brings deep levels of connection and interactions and intensifies our practices. All workshops, classes and groups contain components of meditation, exercises in awareness, spiritual sharing, lecture and discussion.

My direction in all of the above areas concerns accessing how to get in touch with our individual spiritual tasks, and developing a personal practice that will bring our systems into greater alignment, developing greater health physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Additionally, we learn to live more and more in the moment, releasing projections and expectations as we become spiritually mature.

Credentials/Resume

Degrees

B.S. in Behavioral Science, emphasis in Human Resources and Psychology
A.A. in Child Development

Other Training

School of Actualism
Hakomi Institute-pre-training, Dyrian Benz
Diamond Heart weekends, Ridhwan Foundation
Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Michael Harner
Nonviolent Communication Classes
A Course in Miracles, Michael Dawson.
John Kramer, psychologist, hypnotherapist, past life regression.
“Bartholomew” - Mary-Margaret Moore - Various trainings and workshops
Caroline Myss lectures
Reiki Training
Rebecca Martin, M.S. , classes, personal sessions

Experience and Presentations

Chemeketa Community College - Power of Choice and Chakra workshops 2000-2002: Oregon.
Lane Community College - Power of Choice and Chakra workshops 1999-2001: Oregon
International Women’s Day presenter - The Power of Choice 2000: Oregon.
Led various women’s gatherings - Solstice, New Year’s, Women’s Empowerment 1999-present
Teaching small groups, workshops, and classes both in Oregon and California. See above.

Spiritual Guidance and Counseling Practice

1988-present
California and Oregon

Recommendations

With genial humor and sober attentiveness, Sylvia engages her students in examining the unobserved lessons of their lives and taking responsibility for a life’s course of truest value and purpose.

—Laurel


Ms. Davis is a dynamic group and workshop leader. She has the skills to confront with compassion, therefore making your encounter with her a valuable experience. I believe those who are fortunate enough to have Sylvia as their teacher will have a life-enhancing, if not life-changing, experience. She is a skilled teacher and counselor who will touch you in a way that will teach you, among many things, how to accept yourself, warts and all.
Sylvia is honest, direct, compassionate, and fun!

Carol Harrison, M.A.
Mental Health Therapist


Sylvia possesses the most optimistic and positive nature of anyone I have ever met. Her enthusiastic approach to life and contagious excitement in the gain of personal knowledge was instrumental in my personal decision to return to college at the age of 50. I regard her as my mentor and I hope that, as a teacher, I will be as compassionate and resourceful as Sylvia. Her extraordinary zest for life and willingness and desire to help people shines through in everything that she does. Her rapport with people is well known. She is honest, trustworthy, and has the unique ability to guide others through their personal trials. I consider myself fortunate to have Sylvia as both my role model and my friend.

—Debra


Meeting Sylvia Davis could not have come at a better time in my life. A time when I fully realized I was seeing PATTERNS that I didn’t like seeing when it came to RELATIONSHIP. I realized I couldn’t just blame THEM! Why was I making these choices? How could I NOT CHOOSE that again? Sylvia helped me to “unwind the pretzel”, taking apart the painful and troubling issues I saw. I’d been to several counselors before, and often felt like I was either doing all the talking, or that they weren’t getting to THE HEART OF THE MATTER. Sylvia, in her heartfelt and deep listening way, understood. I know now that I won’t make those choices again. That doing the inner work is important. I can give the highest recommendation for Sylvia Davis as a one-on-one counselor as well as for group or workshop settings. You’ll leave there smiling and you’ll make progress.

—Lisa


Sylvia Davis is an instructor who works within the framework of the Chakra energy system, but she can more prosaically be described as an uncommonly able and accessible guide to growing up. Wedded to her extensive knowledge and study of spiritual tradition and thought is a shrewd and compassionate understanding of human experience. Seated in a group with Sylvia, you find yourself relinquishing the griefs that bind you down and rediscovering the spirit that this wise and wonderful teacher kindles in your heart.

—Anne


For the last twenty years I have used counselors, coaches, teachers, books and schooling to further my interests in self-growth, psychology, client relationships, ethics, spirituality and healing. Of all the resources I have garnered and picked clean like bones in the sun, Sylvia Davis stands out as a primary and profound source of all those subjects I have delved in.

Sylvia’s abilities to see into situations and people and then offer solace, healing and tools for learning are in themselves phenomenal. Balanced with her personal ethics and broad perspectives of the worlds in which we each travel individually, those talents and sources of wisdom that Sylvia offers become more than invaluable – they provide a paradigm for living.

Sylvia is not a guru, nor is she a prophet. More importantly she is an earth-bound library of trainings, workshops, schools and readings, offered up through her filter of loving right-action, based in a deep and compassionate knowledge of human experience.

My experience with Sylvia had renewed my own journey with laughter, perspective and empathy for this life that I draw out, day by day. I thank her for her many, many tools and the wry and wise ways she passes them on. And I call myself extremely lucky to be able to call her friend and teacher.

—Lauren