Interview with Eva Blum, Healing Practitioner and seeker & lover of life....

Posted on July 19, 2023 by Dannika Soukoroff


"Eva Tree is a seeker and lover of life, who is passionate about nature, healing, mysticism, art, poetry, animals, human relations, and The Living Energy. She offers Shamanic Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Andean Energy Healing, Embodied Voice Alchemy, Somatic Mentorship and Coaching, Ancestral Lineage Clearing, and Star Diamond Cellular Healing. These all aim to deeply empower and increase vibrational frequencies for healing and harmonizing Body, Mind and Spirit." 

Gaia: Eva!! You have been such a lovely visitor in our store for a long time and I am so happy to finally connect with you! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

Eva: Hello, my name is Eva Tree, and I am a seeker and lover of life, who is passionate about nature, healing, mysticism, art, music, poetry, animals, human relations, and the living energy animate within us all.

I’ve been a professional in the Healing Arts for 23 years, with private practices in Seattle and Maui and now in Nelson, BC.

I was born in the Kootenays, and the wild natural beauty of the region has deeply informed who I am.

I have always been connected to animals, spirits and energies of the natural world. This communion has given me a lifelong love and abiding respect & intimacy with nature and its Elemental power.

I believe in Animism, which comes from the word anima in Latin which refers to the life and soul of plants, animals, and elemental phenomena, as in wind, sun, moon and water.

One of my passions is singing and after graduating from the Selkirk Music program, I was hired to join a touring band based out of New Mexico. This turned into a wild and spiritual whirlwind of touring the US for three years with a big showband.

Little did I know that my journey away from my beloved mountains of the Kootenays would lead to being gone for 20 years.

Gaia: You describe yourself as a “somatic-based transformational mentor” … what does that mean to us average Joes? Can you tell us more about what you do and your offerings?

Eva: ‘Soma’ comes from Sanskrit and refers to the body as distinct from the soul, mind or psyche.

Within my work I seek to call forth the innate wisdom that resides within our system. This is the wisdom of the body, and it can, given the chance, bypass the constraints of the mind, and bring incredible healing and resources. This can result in profound healing and integration from past injury and trauma.

This is why I say I am a Somatic based practitioner.

It is my passion to support emotionally drained highly sensitive healers and artists, alchemize ‘dis-ease’ and pain from unresolved trauma, into vibrant health, unconditional love and heart-centered purpose.


Gaia: What propelled you into becoming a healing practitioner? Was it something on your personal healing journey that pushed you to want to help others?

Eva: Absolutely! I dealt with chronic pain due to TMJD dysfunction that led to headache pain and other issues and this affected my optimism and joy for life and ultimately ignited my desire to immerse myself in the healing Arts.

Gaia: Can you tell us about what traditions you pull from in your healing practices and about your study/training in these practices?

Eva: Yes! I am a perpetual student of life, and I am ever striving to continue my own evolution and healing.

I have been in a deep dive study of many modalities including Biodynamic Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Continuum, Birth trauma resolution, Embryology, Ancestral and Shamanic healing, Trauma-informed Embodiment Coaching, Reiki and Medicine Ceremony Integration.

My focus and aim are to deeply empower and increase vibrational frequencies for healing and integration of Body, Mind and Spirit.

After completing the Brenneke professional Massage Therapy program in Seattle WA,I spent 5 years in mentorship with the Star Diamond Shamanic training program.

I then moved to Maui, HI where I was introduced to Indigenous Kahuna wisdom of the Islands and where I first met Master plant Allies.

This was a powerful catalyst for healing and transformation and opened a portal to Andean Mysticism.

The Andean Cosmo-vision took root and flowered in my heart, and for the past 7 years I have been a passionate student and practitioner of these ancient wisdom ways.


Gaia: Do you have a favorite modality in your repertoire that you like to work with most personally?

Eva: I always bring everything I do to the table and seek to meet people where they are at, but lately I am particularly interested in Andean healing techniques and Shamanic energy work, as it is very complimentary with Cranial Sacral Therapy.

Gaia: Are there any other personal spiritual practices you have? Do you mind sharing about them?

Eva: I have many! Mostly it has to do with a daily communion with Pachamama, Mother Earth, Gaia, Madre Tierra.

I make offerings everywhere I go in Nature. I seek communion and allyship with Sacred Nature to remember my own sacred Nature. I offer Despacho (a ceremonial mandala) to honor rites of passage and to seek support and guidance when needed. I am a ceremonialist which means I love to offer these earth honoring ways to others and co-create rituals for abundance, healing and more.

Gaia: Are there any spiritual philosophies, beliefs, or paths you are drawn to that you would like to learn more about?

Eva: Yes, and Yes! I am very passionate about Andean cosmology.

I am a Mesa (Medicine) carrier of the Rainbow Lineage, as received by Maestro Puma Fredy Quispe Singona of Chinchero, and I also carry a Mesa in the Pachakuti Mesa tradition of Maestro Don Oscar Miro-Queseda. This year long mentorship I received here with community members Robin Flynn and Darcy Copas and the beautiful vision they hold with Star River Sanctuary. I am ever grateful for the beautiful work they are introducing to the Kootenay region!

I’ve also studied Hampeq-healer techniques with respected healer Vilma Pineda and most recently completed a 6 month Paqo (healer) training with the Andean Mystical School.

I am currently a teachers Assistant with Maestro Puma Fredy Quispe Singona in a year long program titled, ‘Peruvian Healing Practices and Sacred Ceremonial Service Immersion.’

This is presented through The Shift Network and is absolutely amazing!

Gaia: What is one thing you would like to grow about yourself in 2023?

Eva: Well, growth for me in the last year has been very exponential! I plan to travel to Peru in October, so I know that I am in a big cycle of catching up to the frequency and ceremony of life.

In other words, my Spirit and soul have made huge strides in frequency and now my body is catching up. This brings such joy and liberation and is truly what I am passionate about with supporting others.


Gaia: Where can we find more information about accessing your products and or services?

Eva: You can find more about me at

I love bringing voice, creativity, ceremony and play to each custom created session.

I am deeply committed to living an embodied life of ‘Ayni’-sacred reciprocity, in communion with all of nature and in service to my community. For me, this concept of reciprocity has been a game changer, and I want to share this with my clients.

Gaia: What would be in your shopping bag at Gaia Rising?

Eva: I love Gaia Rising and even your name says it all!

Now is the time to raise our Earth consciousness for sustainability and future generations.

I love to wander your store and am especially drawn to the crystals, oracle decks and beautiful jewelry. I love wearing gemstones because you can program them for deep healing, protection, and insight.

I feel connected to and grateful for Gaia Rising as it connects with my love of music, art and healing modalities all aligned with the heart-centered vision of creating a sustainable and regenerative earth honoring culture of love.

I believes that by honing all the senses to deeply listen, sense and perceive, we can facilitate a profound activation of the innate and miraculous intelligence within us all, and remember our true nature in harmony with all of creation with a responsibility to be stewards of the living Earth-Pacha Mama.

I’m passionate about sharing my tools with others as a vehicle for awakened consciousness and I am deeply honored to offer my services to the Nelson community.

With love and respect, Eva


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