Hana Raftery, M.S.
As a highly sensitive toddler-mom and multi-passionate occupational therapist / yoga teacher / ayurvedic health counselor / solopreneur, I know overwhelm and overstimulation well.
I’ve burned out in all the ways you can imagine. I’ve burned out from pulling all-nighters studying for organic chemistry. From staying up too late too many nights in a row partying. I've burned out from perfecting my application essay for grad school. From over-giving emotional support to heartbroken friends. I've burned out from vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue in community mental health work. From working unpaid internships. I've burned out from my own unprocessed grief and trauma. I’ve burned out from people-pleasing. I’ve burned out from working multiple jobs to pay the bills while following my dream to start my own business. Then I burned out from starting my own business. I’ve burned out from sensory overwhelm. I’ve burned out from the sleepless nights of early motherhood and the endless hours of toddler tantrums.
I used to think something was wrong with me. Why can't I figure out a way to "work less" and "rest more" like they keep telling me?
But there's nothing wrong with me.
As I have unpacked how the systems and environment I exist within impact me and learned how to rest and to work in a way that actually works for MY unique nervous system, my energy has returned. Life feels ALIVE again.
My work with clients combines my lived experience of healing from burnout and navigating life with sensory sensitivites, plus my 15+ years of studying and practicing yoga, ayurveda, breathwork, reiki, meditation, life coaching, occupational therapy, somatics and sensory processing to support people who care so deeply and hold so much to heal from burnout, reclaim their SHAKTI (energetic power and feminine life force energy), and create a life or business that feels ALIVE.
Some fun facts about me:
Birth Order: Eldest Daughter
Astrological Birth Signs: Aries Sun, Libra Rising, Libra Moon
Ayurvedic Dosha: Pitta - Vata Predominant
Myers Briggs Personality Type: INFJ
Human Design: Projector
B.S. in Exercise Biology, U.C. Davis, 2012
M.S. in Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2015
Certificates & Training
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Avalon Yoga Center, 2008
Massage Therapy Training, Massage Therapy Institute, 2009
Art of Yoga: Using Yoga and Art to Empower At-Risk and Exploited Teen Girls Teacher Training, Mary Lynn Fitton, 2013
Prison Yoga Project Teacher Training, James Fox, 2013
Advanced Yoga Teacher Training for Special Populations (Aging, Prenatal, Cancer, Youth, and Trauma-Informed Populations), Niroga Institute, 2014
MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training, Stanford University, 2014
Trauma, Memory, and the Restoration of Oneself, Bessel Van Der Kolk, 2016
Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Mentorship, Rolf Gates, 2016
Y12SR: Yoga for 12-Step Recovery Training, Kyczy Hawk, 2018
Reiki Level I/II Training, Arda Ozdemir, 2018
Mamayurveda: Ayurveda for Women's Health Training, Sunny Rose Healey, 2019
Breathwork Facilitator Training, Michael Brian Baker, 2019
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Scott Moore, 2019
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training, Radiant Living School of Ayurveda, 2020
Ayruvedic Postpartum Doula Certificate Training Program, Sacred Window Studies, 2020
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, Bliss Baby Yoga School, 2020
500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Rolf Gates, 2020
Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders, The Embodied Recovery Institute, 2022
Safe and Sound Practitioner Certificate, Unyte Integrated Listening Systems, 2023