Portia

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ~ Mary Oliver 

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Portia’s passion is helping you become more embodied and experience life fully.

She is a holistic and integrative healer, teacher, and witch – with special interest in spiritual activism, embodiment practices and healing trauma, personalized medicine and constitutional wellness, women’s health & empowerment, collective consciousness and global transformation, multidimensional paradigm shifting, and subquantum magic.

She teaches graduate courses at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. And holds regular group events through Tall Reeds Healing Arts.

You can read more about her education and experience here.

She is also a mother and partner, among many other things, and lives and loves in South Minneapolis (better known as the traditional land of the Dakota people).

P H I L O S O P H Y

Portia is deeply invested in saving our global community through healing our individual traumas and raising the resonance of our collective morphic field –from one of fear to love.

She believes all aspects of your multidimensional being must be considered for transformational healing to occur (body, mind, heart, spirit, relationships, environment, culture). Her intention is to hold the space for you to re-connected to what you love and open yourself to all life has to offer.

S P E C I A L  I N T E R E S T

While she has broad experience, she is most drawn to working with people who are:

-interested in aligning with their soul contract and clearing vibrational residue from all layers of their field. As well as developing their intuitive abilities and want to discover the power of their inner mystic.

-ready to step into a more authentic and empowered way of living and moving in the world and are looking for gentle guidance and support.

-interested in infusing their spiritual practices with a social-racial-earth justice ethos.

-lost and really struggling to adjust to a big life transition, or people who feel trapped in the cycle of a draining pattern, and want to move through it and come out on the other side with an open heart and deeper sense of self (aka people who are going through a “healing crisis”).

-looking for more holistic approaches to treating anxiety and depression (and other mental health issues) and long to feel like themselves again.

-experiencing persistent high stress, or feel “tired and wired,” and want to learn how to manage their energy so they are able to be more productive and engaged in their life.

-ready to make beautiful babies, have healthy pregnancies, empowered birth experiences, and become strong, confident parents.

-focusing on improving overall wellness: including reducing chronic pain, improving digestive/gut health, hormonal balancing, sleep quality, mood, and energy.

Portia has no agenda other than to be a supportive partner and guide on your road to wellbeing. She is happy to share her knowledge and expertise, however she is most interested in creating a sacred space for your inner wisdom and courage to emerge, because she knows healing is ultimately a hero’s journey and it is her privilege to walk with you.

P R A C T I C E S

Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching, Acupuncture and Asian Medicine, Wyccecræft, Bodywork & Somatic Healing, Energy Healing, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, Divination & Ritual, Channeling & Intuitive Guidance, Sound Healing, Guided Imagery & Breathwork, Meditation.

Portia’s approach is holistic. She weaves these practices together and tailors the experience to your specific needs.

O F F E R I N G S

“Ring the bell that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how light gets in.” ~Leonard Cohen

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N E W  C L I E N T S

Initial Visit : (2 hours) – Includes in-depth consultation and health coaching, plus ample time on the table or mat. Portia will integrate her healing practices to suit your specific needs at the time. $225

R E T U R N  C L I E N T S

*All follow-up sessions may include integrative health & wellbeing coaching, wyccecræft, food therapy, herbal medicine, guided imagery, breathwork, sound healing, and divination.

Integrative Acupuncture : (1 hour) – This session focuses on balancing with your bioenergy field with acupuncture.* You will leave feeling calm, recharged, and centered. $95-$125 sliding scale

Integrative Bodywork : (1 hour) – This session focuses on embodiment and supporting your somatic awareness by combining Thai yoga, tui na, lymphatic drainage massage, relaxation massage, acupressure, somatic experiencing, and intuitive movement practices.* You will leave feeling loose, relaxed, and grounded. $95-$125 sliding scale

Restorative Care : (2 hours) – The intention of this session is to get out of your head and into your body for deeply restorative care. It involves less “talk time” and a lot more “table time.” All modalities may be used. Post-session naps are encouraged! $190-$225

Intuitive Guidance : (1 hour – local and distance options available) – In this session, Portia will work with you, your spirit guides, and the energetic field of our collective consciousness to channel information that may bring clarity, affirmation, inspiration, and a renewed purpose to your healing process. This session may involve breathwork, meditation, somatic experiencing, and ritual. Come with questions! $95-$125 sliding scale – If you would like to schedule a distance session, please email me directly at: portia@tallreedshealingarts.com.

Tarot Coaching : (1 hour) –  Portia will use tarot cards as a divinatory process to help guide you into a new level of self awareness around a particular issue you would like more clarity on at this time in your life. You will be encouraged to trust your intuition as we explore the symbolism of each card and their positions. For the best results come with a specific question in mind. $95-$125 sliding scale

Wyccecræft : (2 hour) – This session is focused on multidimensional quantum healing. Portia will guide you into an altered state of consciousness that allows you to expand your awareness into parallel worlds and alternative realities. You will be supported in releasing and repairing these vibrational wounds and return to this Earthy plane of existence renewed and vibrant. This session includes guided meditation, breathwork, energy healing, channeling, sound healing (sound bath with a full set of clear crystal 432A Hz singing bowls), divination, and ritual. Bring a journal! $190-$225

W E L L N E S S  P R O G R A M S

Program sessions range between $75-$90/hr ($35-$50 savings per session). Click on each program link for detailed information, as well as click here for a comparison chart of the timing and pricing. You must first see Portia for an Initial Visit before enrolling in a wellness program.

Mind Body Spirit

Monthly Maintenance 

Constitutional Care

Phoenix Rising 

P A Y  I T  F O R W A R D 

Portia offers discounted services to students, seniors (over 65), artists, and those who need a little extra financial support from time to time.

P O C – A c t i v i s m  &  H e a l i n g

Portia offers free services to people of color doing healing and activist work. Please contact me directly for more information about this program.

E V E N T S + C L A S S E S 

Please visit our Upcoming Events page for more information!

Calling All Oracles 

Invoking the Whore: sex magic for fucking the patriarchy

Love Light + Whiteness

Moon Sisters MPLS

Sisterhood + the Sacred Mirror

Spirit Flight Night 

Tending the Witch Wound

Uploading the New Earth

Urban Witch + Earth Activist

Below are courses Portia offers through the Center for Spirituality and Healing.

Acupressure

Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing

Fundamentals of Health Coaching I

Fundamentals of Health Coaching II

Introduction to Chinese Medicine

Portia will also be offering two classes at this year’s Spirit Weavers Gathering (Moon Session) in June.

www.spiritweaversgathering.com

 K I N D  W O R D S

Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest. ~Goethe

“Portia is an excellent practitioner. She is very approachable and empathic creating a safe supportive environment. She has many tools for transformation and I always leave feeling More energetic and hopeful. I highly recommend seeing Portia and am personally experiencing healing on a soul level that I haven’t experienced before.” ~ A. Y.

“Portia is magical. Working with her has changed my life. Portia helped me to become pregnant. I truly believe my work with her is the reason why it happened so quickly, and one of the reasons why it has been a very healthy pregnancy so far. She continues to help me tremendously in developing new and effective tools to cope with a life-long anxiety disorder. Perhaps most importantly, Portia has helped me discover and connect to sacred places within myself that I didn’t know were there. The benefits of this work extend to all aspects of my life – from my work, to my relationships to my broader connection to the world.” ~ B. R.

“Portia is a very skilled practitioner and I have greatly benefited from her expertise in helping my body heal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.” ~ D. D.

“Portia is such a good spirit! Everything you’ve always wanted from a health professional. A great listener. A great educator. A great healer. A great spirit; always upbeat, kind, gentle, caring. Isn’t this what we have always hoped for in our well-being providers?” ~ H. T.

“Portia is the best! I recommend her to everyone I know. I initially received acupuncture for a really bad case of TMJ (intense pain, locked jaw, couldn’t eat solid foods) when doctors and chiropractors could not help me. Her treatment got my jaw 100% back to normal – such a relief! I continue to regularly see Portia (for over a year now) to keep my whole body and spirit well and I’ve truly never felt better. Portia is a great listener and takes time to hear her clients and what he/she needs. Her approach does not feel formulaic or “one-size-fits-all;” you will receive something crafted to your needs. If you’re looking for healing go see Portia!!!” ~ H. H.

“I have known Portia for many years as a fellow integrative health practitioner in Minneapolis and as a patient. When I first came to see her, I had been having persistent stomach problems for years. Portia quickly and accurately assessed what was going on and created a plan that had me back to well sooner than I ever thought possible. Not only is she warm and open, she’s also incredibly wise and knowledgable and has so many tools to bring to the table. I recommend her highly!!” ~ A. R.

“This IS one of those types of work that treats the root of things rather than just the symptoms (though it’s excellent for that as well!). It’s comprehensive and all encompassing and has really, for someone who is not very ‘in his body’, changed the way I experience my depression and life. Energy and how it lives and moves (or gets stuck) in our bodies is a very real thing. The thing I *love* about Portia is that she can be as ‘out there’ as she can be scientific in her explanation of her approach; she’s very intuitive, open minded, and generally a powerhouse of information and expertise and practice. Any hesitation or skepticism I’ve had (which has been minimal, but still) is erased the moment I get up on the table. And when you visit with Portia you are truly getting a full self work up. She formulates a treatment plan based upon what’s occurring in your life, relationships, body, energy, and spirit. And on top of that, she constantly customizes and revises your treatment plan to address your needs as they vary. The only downside is the cost incurred, but also if you are dealing with chronic conditions or having genuine ‘stuckness’ in some part of your life, this is worth it. See for yourself.” ~ B. G.

“I originally went to Portia for acupuncture to help me rehab my separated shoulder. Along with physical therapy I am now totally healed and feel better than ever! I have continued to see her because she listens and advises with great integrity. Portia is truly an inspiration professionally and personally!” ~ L. L.

“Portia is an amazing practitioner & teacher! A true healer that cares about you as a person, your story, your vision and goals! I used to have med-high acne, often feel cold and had a number of signs that indicated hormonal imbalances. From following her recommendations and receiving treatments, now I have minimal acne, I regulate my body temperature better and things are getting cyclical again! I am thankful I was able to meet her; it’s been a positive life changing experience. Like I said, I true healer.” ~M. E.

“Portia has been treating my son and I for two years and has made a huge impact in both of our lives. Portia is a gift to the world! She is a true healer in all areas of life. I would recommend her to everyone! She has personally helped me with sinus issues, stress, and overall balance in life. She helped my son after a traumatic injury. We just love her and feel blessed we met her!” ~ R. M.

“Portia Richardson and her Tall Reeds Healing Arts practice has quite simply changed my life. The wellness benefits directly attributed to her expert acupuncture and cupping skills as well as her knowledge on other holistic health elements (such as vitamins and herbs) has nourished all parts of my body, mind and spirit. After each session, I leave empowered with information and with a reaffirmed sense of hope. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone visit Portia. It will be the bright spot of your day.” ~ M. C.

 

“My first experience with acupuncture was during the last stage of pregnancy, and Portia’s extensive knowledge, excellent communication and thoughtful inclusion of spirituality was very comforting. I’ve continued to see her after the birth of my child, and I appreciate Portia’s clear passion for her work and I have gratefully enjoyed the mental and physical benefits of her practice.” ~ E. S.

“I’ve been seeing Portia for several months after having reconstructive surgery due to a bicycle incident.   I’m so happy that I was able to see her.   I firmly believe that my healing process increased rapidly because of the sessions with Portia.   I want to offer a tremendous amount of positive feedback and express that Portia helped me in ways that I did not expect.  I happily plan to continue and encourage anyone seeking holistic healing.” ~ C. G.

“In my experience, having a good consultation makes the following treatment experience better. Portia does a fantastic job of understanding the physical, emotional, and environmental causes behind the symptoms-even more so than some of the practitioners I’ve visited in China.” ~ R. S.

“Portia is simply the best of the best. Extremely knowledgeable, personable, and caring. Always in a good mood she is an excellent listener that tailors her treatment to the individual. Portia is everything we wish we had in traditional Western medicine. Book an appt. with her…..now.” ~ H. T.

“When Portia of Tall Reeds Healing Arts came in to my life, she transformed my entire view about my self-care. She is incredibly well versed and deeply compassionate. As we have resonated more beyond our health-coaching relationship she is an invaluable support and friend in my personal life. I wish for everyone to be so lucky to find Portia on their path to total wellness.” ~ T. E.

 

“My needle phobia has been put at ease…only with Portia at this point! She is very gentle and intuitively accurate with her work and Intention. Thanks Portia! Many Blessings.” ~ K. M.

“Acupuncture is a great experience due to Portia.  As a practitioner, Portia listens intently to the needs and outcome I wish to achieve and focuses on a positive result.  What I particularly appreciate is that she picks up on the unspoken too.  Portia has a great touch and is very positive and upbeat.  She takes time to make a real connection and gently educates along the way.  I see her as confident, knowledgeable, sensitive and compassionate.  I highly recommend her!” ~ A.T.

“Portia is a wonderful health coach!  I always look forward to my appointments  and have learned so much about myself from working with her.  She makes being healthy fun and interesting and I always leave our sessions feeling inspired and motivated.  I am grateful to have found her!” ~ T. W.

“I see Portia for acupuncture. I had never tried acupuncture or really any kind of natural healing before my first appointment. Portia’s been fabulous to work with on all levels! Highly recommended!” ~ K. F.

“Portia is a consummate professional and genuinely caring health coach. Her keen listening skills and empathetic approach create an atmosphere of trust. Any nervousness I had when being treated for the first time were quickly and quietly dispelled as her professional and kind demeanor set me to ease. I visited her practice for acupuncture, and I was unfamiliar with the practice. I found she’s transparent in her approach, confident in her practice, and easily smiles. I would highly recommend Portia for acupuncture, health coaching, and massage to anyone who may have reservations about eastern healing, as well as to seasoned veterans of the practice. Her bedside manner matches your comfort level, engages you in genuine communication, and she exhibits vast knowledge of her practice.” ~ J. B.

“Portia is so extremely kind, warm, and welcoming. This was my first experience with health coaching, and she was present to guide me through any issue that I wanted to address. Portia is very knowledgeable and willing to help me in anyway possible” ~ A. P.

“Portia’s deep understanding of the art and science of Health Coaching  combined with her substantial knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine creates an experience for the Client that is unique and profound.  A session with her gives you lasting insights, questions and experiences.” ~ C.B.B.

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C A N C E L L A T I O N  P O L I C Y

Portia makes every attempt to make her services available to as many people as possible. In respect for this intention and in consideration of others who also need appointments, she asks for 72 hours notice in advance of any appointment cancellation or rescheduling. Please make changes online as soon as possible if you need to cancel and/or reschedule. If you are unable to make the change online, please call, text, or email as soon as possible. All appointments (including Initial Visits) that are cancelled or rescheduled within less than 72 hours advanced notice, and appointments missed without notice, will be charged in full. Exceptions will be made for the following cancellations within 72 hours:

  • Bad weather: $50 cancellation fee (unless schools are closed, then you will not be charged.)
  • Medical and family emergencies: no charge
  • Rescheduling for another appointment within the same week: no charge

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