Photo courtesy of Natalia Zamarripa Photography
Fire has always been a source of warmth and light, intertwined with symbolism of inspiration, illumination, passion and creativity. Just as a candle can light another without diminishing its own light, rather spreading more brightness into the world, so does Cher believe we all have the ability to share our personal illuminating qualities just by being ourselves. It only takes a small brilliant source to light up a cavern, or the soft glow of a nightlight to allow one to find their way, or a single radiating beam to be a lighthouse. Cher imagines when each person glimmers who they are within, it is the invitation to sit by the campfire or hearth, burning brightly, under the stars magnetizing goodness in others; hence, we can all share (Cher) the fire.
Cher believes that all studies and experiences are meant to be integrated, each leading to the next experience, like stepping stones on a journey; therefore she is always learning and encouraging others to do the same - be inspired, go with the flow, fall in love with each new adventure, and gather the golden nuggets that lead to personal treasures. and edit me. It's easy.
Cher Kaufmann, CA, LMT, MTI, is an author, artist, illustrator, instructor, inspirational presenter, massage therapist, certified aromatherapist and budding tea enthusiast. Her eclectic background includes studies as a Reiki Master and teacher, Chinese face reading, Ayurveda, Five Element Theory, homeopathy, photography, music, energetic modalities, and esoteric teachings. She also holds a license as a massage therapy instructor. Cher has fine tuned her ability as an Intuitive, allowing her to "tune-in" to other's energy patterns. She is currently studying the world of tea, and has passed level I and II of Specialty Tea Institute's Certified Tea Specialist program. Her greatest interest lies within the patterns of nature, people, places and things.
Her studies began in childhood with her fascination with patterns and her interest in art (though her parents noticed her observation skills before she was a year old). She recalls studying the natural designs of birds, lizards, rocks, plants and other natural phenomenon, including participating in a University of Arizona archaeological dig in southern Arizona for a full school year at the age of twelve. In college, she studied art, writing and photography. However, her interest in the patterns of human nature in belief and body had her considering a degree in theology and becoming a doctor of chiropractic, but ultimately pursued massage therapy as a means of study and to reach people.
Cher has authored nine books, from coloring books to instructional meditative drawing to essential oils and aromatherapy. She teaches to packed classes both online and in person, participated on mindfulness panels and been invited to professional and private organizations as a speaker.
Currently, you can find Cher artfully creating beautiful handcrafted journals and books, using the botanical process of natural tea and tisane dyes, hand binding and designing original art on these one-of-a-kind "functional art" books.
Cher's published coloring books have been featured in the Allen Image magazine (where she was also on the cover in Feb 2016), the Dallas Morning News, numerous art blogs, Mantra Wellness Magazine, ACTV Spotlight and Mayo Minute, a video from the Mayo Clinic on the benefits of coloring. She has been interviewed by Rodale Wellness (Prevention Magazine/Women's Health Magazine). Cher has also interviewed been on several radio programs.
Her essential oil book, Nature's Essential Oils, is the basis for articles and interviews in Shape Magazine, Experience Life Magazine, and Mantra Magazine.
She has illustrated for The Historic Downtown Association of Plano, Plano Magazine, Visit Plano, The City of Southlake, and Countryman Press catalog cover as well for independent commissions and commercial logos.
Cher continues her teaching style through video programming available on her YouTube channel as well as other commercial and commissioned video projects.
She has an upcoming video program series on the subject of tea - the world's second most consumed beverage other than water.
Cher lives with her family in Texas.