About Me

I'm passionate about practical magic.


Embodied Wisdom. Mysticism in the midst of everyday life.

How can life feel like the magical experience it's meant to be?





For as long as I remember have been studying practical magic. Spirituality and embodied wisdom, that is. You could say it’s been a lifelong pursuit! Professionally, it started with a BA in Religion with a focus in Neuroscience, and years and years of training in massage therapy and energy healing. 


Since 2013 I have been a Disciple of Master Sang Kim [insert link], an enlightened spiritual teacher integrating the wisdom of Tai-Chi, Christian Mysticism, and modern science. Discipleship is an uncommon tradition for many of us, so as a translation, basically that means I have been professionally apprenticing (learning + practicing) for over 5 years. For me, it’s all about how to apply ancient spiritual technologies to the complexities of modern life.


  • How does an enlightened mystic handle her google calendar? 

  • How can the Notes App be a tool for unraveling deep-seated emotional triggers?

What do I do?


I listen to you. I summarize what you say. You get to hear out loud what you find out about yourself. You feel like a genius, because you are. I offer reflections with your permission. We follow the trail until we understand your situation inside and out. We learn the map of your soul, and make records so you can find your way again.

In the process, we find out what you need to do to make a difference in this problem. What is the most practical leverage point for effecting change? What is the tiniest next step to move this growth forward? We donʻt stop until we find the simple action you want to take, that will shift this problem that plagues you. You leave feeling whole--smart, special, powerful--more like YOU. You outgrow your problems.

What kind of problems?


Truly, anything. But thatʻs vague and probably not very helpful. So far, I have worked with clients on their business, productivity, depression, soul searching for life purpose and career, navigating family drama, discerning the beginning and ending of long term relationships, finding solutions for chronic pain, modifying diet, and arranging finances.

Sometimes we discover that the answers we seek are lodged in the nonverbal parts of your brain, so we go to bodywork to feel what is going on physically. There we listen to your muscles, bones, and energy system until something shifts. Emotions release. Physical constriction relaxes. Insights emerge.

How do I know this?

Iʻve been through it. Iʻve always been a self-help junkie. Iʻve taken training after training, overshared problems in tea with friends, tried myriad bodywork modalities and therapists. Until finally, I found a system that helped me make some headway. I train with the magical person who teaches that system, Master Sang Kim. I owe all of my sanity and productivity of my adult life to his support. I have been apprenticing formally for the past five years.


Cell: (734) 531-9691

Email: emilypresley@gmail.com

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