Hello, my name is Carrie Wise, and I am the founder of Ten Thousand Waves Healing.
When I became a mother in 1996, I began a deep process of inner exploration and discovery. Pregnancy, birthing and motherhood were an initiation for me. I still feel that the cycle of conception, pregnancy and birth is one of the most profound and transformative experiences a human being can have on Earth. After giving birth to my first child at home, I began an apprenticeship in midwifery with Caroline Lose-Frahn, LM. I went on to have two more children at home in 1998 and 2000. (I don’t remember sleeping much during these years!) In 2000 I got my midwifery license and started my own homebirth practice in South Carolina. I practiced until 2005 when I went back to school to get a Masters in Public Health.
During my midwifery career, I developed a personal practice of self-awareness and inner exploration that includes dream work, meditation, journaling, listening to nature, and body awareness. I also studied several forms of yoga, including hatha yoga, Dahn yoga and, a little later on, Anusara.
In 2007 I began an apprenticeship with Amahla Johnson, an energy-reader and intuitive healer in Canada. I opened my own intuitive healing practice in 2009. In 2011 I completed a 100 hour yoga immersion with Stacey Milner-Collins at City Yoga in Columbia, SC, and was then asked to teach restorative and gentle yoga/meditation classes at Yogalicious yoga studio in Spartanburg, SC.
I graduated from the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in 2013 and became a licensed massage therapist so that I could add bodywork to my healing practice. That same year I also studied Lomi Lomi, a form of sacred massage from Hawaii, which is now a core part of what I love to offer as a therapist.
I moved to Chapel Hill in the Summer of 2014 and fell in love with the community. I am continuing my study and practice of yoga here under the guidance of Sommer and Paul Sobin. I am committed to my own healing, and to deepening my understanding of health, and the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. It brings me a great deal of joy and satisfaction to offer clients a blend of everything I’ve learned and continue to learn along the way.