Professional / Career Highlights
"Are you living the deepest truths you know? Are you embodying the most profound insights you've discovered? Can you allow yourself to Be, to express the truth of who you truly are?"
We live in an information/energy age. Information technology–especially the internet–has simply shown us how we are, and have always been, connected to each other energetically–each and everyone of us living in, as part of, the same energy fields, the same energy-information grids. Energy information is used everywhere–in holistic models of health through sound, massage, acupuncture, and energy healing; in corporate wellness and development programs through mindful leadership, meditation, and other transformational modalities; in classrooms as we begin to teach 'positive attitudes', meditation and how they impact learning, and in the energy economies of global businesses.
Even athletic and artistic training modalities now understand that visualization and 'energetic presence' is equally, if not more important, than physical skill. And attending to the energetic body is beginning to permeate not only our health professions but our psychological and spiritual paradigms as well. Traumatic memories from 3 generations back–we now know scientifically–reside in our cellular structures and must be attended to if we are to achieve true psychological and spiritual wellbeing. Physics everywhere, for some time, has shown us we live in an energetic universe–that we ourselves are energetic ecosystems, but we are only beginning to truly allow this to infuse our knowledge and knowing across all the domains of our lives, to allow it to open our understanding of who we are, what we can achieve, and what our connection to the universe and each other truly looks like.
Supplementing her traditional academic studies, Allannah has had a long 'career' of participating in transformational workshops, meditation, and alternative healing workshops–beginning in the 80s with meditation practices based in the Soto Zen Serene Reflection School of Meditation and learning about how food and alternative health practices. She understood from a young age that her spiritual life needed to have equal grounding in her daily life. Below are a selection of trainings and certifications that support her work.
Trainings and Certifications
Akashic Record Consultations, Advanced Certification, Levels I, II, III. The Soul Journeys Method/School for Akashic Studies
Mediumship Training Levels I and II (Training with James Van Praagh, Tony Stockwell, and others).
Allannah continues to sit in a weekly development circle.
Mindfulness Practices, Master (Levels I, II, III) Academy of Modern Applied Psychology
Sex & Sensuality: Healing the Energetic Currencies of Money, Sensuality and Creativity, Introductory and Advanced Levels. Baljit Rayat.
Energy Medicine, Master Classes with Donna Eden
Archetypal Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. Graduate Work in the Jungian Tradition.
Allannah has also participated in trainings, mentoring, and workshops with Lee Harris, Intuitive and International Transformational Leader; workshops with Paul Selig, Medium, Author, and recognized Channel of "The Guides"; courses with Sara Landon and The Council; Craig Hamilton, Integral Enlightenment, Direct Awakening Practices (a beautiful program of bringing traditional meditation practices into a contemporary framework, context); and workshops, courses, and seminars on developing intuitive knowing with Sonja Choquette, Sara Wiseman, James Van Praagh and others.
Above all, Allannah has engaged her meditation practice for over 20 years, deepening her understanding of meditation in various traditions and participating in meditation and silent retreats at various centers in the U.S. and abroad. Her abiding principle is simply to come back to the present moment–feeling and listening deeply into it.
Faculty and Administrative Career
Bard College, New York 2003 - 2018
Associate Vice President for Education Initiatives, Bard College, New York. International and domestic programming and development.
Director, Institute for Writing & Thinking, Bard College, New York. Oversight of all programming internationally and throughout U.S..
Faculty–First Year Seminar, Writing, and the Language & Thinking Program (Program Administrator and Faculty)
American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 2010-2012
Founding Director, Academic Resource & Writing Center; Faculty, First Year Seminar, Writing, and the Language & Thinking Program.
Bard College Representative to assist in the development of the Liberal Arts and General Education Programs and assist with the curricular requirements for a strategic partnership with Bard College in New York.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences, New York City 2000 - 2003
Writing Faculty and Assistant Director of the Center for Writing
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 2000-2004
Visiting Faculty, Department of English and Humanities.