Tehya Shea - Installation Artist and Weaver, California
Working with Ariella has been a deeply empowering and refreshing experience. The way that she relates to bees is woven in with our own personal work and becomes about not only an honoring of the hive as a whole, but an honoring of ourselves as well. Ariella has dedicated her heart and many years of her life to working with bees and it shows in the way that she shares this knowledge as well as in the way that she works with the hive. Beekeeping is so needed right now, and I couldn’t recommend her more highly as a solid, steady presence in supporting each of us to find our own way in honoring and working with bees.
Hive Style: Top Bar Hive
Megan McCollam - Polly's Paladar Supper Club, California
Ariella helped me with my first hive. She brought my bees all the way out to me, described the process thoroughly, and aided me throughout installation. Her calming effect was felt, not only by me, I am sure, but to the honeybees too. I have a thriving hive that made it through summer and its first winter. She gave me the confidence to walk the path of a beekeeper with a different stride than I had originally imagined. One of tenderness and devotion. I spend my first year as a beekeeper deeply entranced by the power of the beehive and I can attribute that to the sweet beginning that my hive was able to have thanks to Ariella.
Hive Style: Top Bar Hive
Seren Rubens - Yoga Teacher, California
Ariella's 'Dreaming with Bees' course helped me to relate to my dreams in a whole new way. Working with other women in this course and having the chance to share dreams, listen to dreams, and reflect different perspectives and intuitive hits to each other was invaluable. Not only was it really FUN, but I was astonished by the insights and wisdom that came through every single time. I learned so much about how to really LISTEN to dreams and their messages from a deeply embodied place, rather than just analyzing the symbols in a completely cerebral way.
Ariella's wisdom and guidance throughout this course is what made it exceptional. She held the container in a way that was heartfelt, authentic and fun. Her experience, wisdom and passion for these subjects is obvious and infectious. The way that she weaves the teaching of the honeybee, goddess wisdom, embodied knowing, and the realm of dreams is seamless and insightful. She is deeply intuitive, and has a way of reflecting back dreams that cuts right to the meaty heart of things.
Katie Ballard - Beekeeper & Herbalist, GA
I took Ariella's Dreaming with Bees course earlier this year and have continued to do private sessions with her regularly ever since. This work isn't just an enriching experience but it's profound healing at the source. As an herbalist I've come to believe that the root of disharmonies in the physical body manifest first as a disharmony in the subtle body at the spiritual and emotional level. What I find special about Ariella's work is that she guides you towards the ability to further tap into your own intuition so you can gain tools to continue to connect with your own spirit, your deep self, all while connecting very deeply with the beautiful and mystical subtleties of the natural world. As you embark on this journey, you'll find deep healing that will impact your relationship to yourself first, and then to the rest of the world around you. I can't recommend her or her classes enough. Truly life changing.