I'm Kirin. A Brownswell.
An Indian woman rising from the ashes of my imposed labels
I am an ethereal creature, a witch, a magician, a mermaid bridging the magical and mundane
An alchemist weaving physical, spiritual and emotional threads into beautiful kingdoms within and without
Privileged to have my creature self birthed in a beautiful brown body born of hearty earthy Punjabi roots
I've been gifted an ancient heart deep as the ocean
A water warrior. Tears are my warpaint. Love my greatest weapon
My work does not speak the language of fast and quick. Slow down, go deep or you’ll miss me
I speak and live the language of water at low tide, flowing, cleansing, still, deep, revealing
My tools are faith, intuition, and play
I am so humbled that you are reading this page – witnessing me. I feel you from where you are. What beautiful skin do you live in? What ashes are you ready to rise out of? I would love to know. If you feel the same stirring in your heart - let's talk.
WORK WITH ME
What if we gave ourselves permission to move at the speed of love? What would happen to our lives, our families, our communities, our work?
I am passionate about serving the Spiritual Womxn Change-makers of our world. Those that are tirelessly seeking to bridge spirit and justice. Those that know only beauty, our true self and it's unique medicine can transmute the dark places of our world. Yet you struggle with a stalled sense of trust in this truth, due to burn-out, a lack of models to guide you, frustration from being taken advantage of when leading with love, or resistance to putting down your armor out of fear that the path of love will paint you naive, sensitive, lost, broke, alone, ineffective, or out of integrity.
Then join me, as I remind you that the blueprint to guiding your life is inside of you. Together we will uncover it as we play with how to build a home in your heart - the only place vast enough to hold the limitless expanse of your wholeness so that you and your purpose can take up residence wherever you are. This is the work that happens at Brownswell and it takes place outdoors in connection to land. From prepping the seasons seeds to a fully blooming garden, we will observe and tend to the transformation of the land in order to tend to the metamorphosis of your heart so you can feel within yourself the truth of your own medicine, power, and purpose without having to follow anyone else’s lead but your own.
Due to the deep nature of my work it is available as one-on-one Heart-to-Heart packages, a year-long cohort or day-long workshops (see more information below). Saying yes means you become part of the Beloved Brownswell community and are invited to annual community gatherings. Each community member also receives a love-crafted heart box with gifts to guide your healing and remind you of your magnificence when we are apart. Because personal and collective revolution should be filled with beauty, joy, connection and celebration.
- Heart to Heart Healing Packages: One-on-one for 3/6 months: Online or In-person: Portland, OR
A customized package of sessions to remove big blocks over a 3 or 6 month period. Sessions involve a combination of flower essences, tarot, meditation, energy work and spirit guide channeling. This work is for those who are ready to do deep intensive work and prefer it to happen one-on-one. Homework is given at the end of each session and check-in's occur to create accountability and provide support along the way.
- Building Hearts into Homes: CLOSED FOR 2018. APPLY FOR 2019 HERE.
A healing cohort for a group of daring change-makers that are ready to dig deep and make lasting shifts with a community of others that are also choosing to serve bravely as their whole selves in the world. You will observe the entire garden cycle from start to finish weeding what is dying, planting what is birthing and celebrating the transformation at each step inside and out. Because it's fucking time, because we all deserve it, because everything else you are holding hinges on you holding yourself first - in loving presence and unfettered personal devotion. Let us be at your holy service.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
SPEAKING AND CONSULTING
IT"S CRITICAL THAT AS WE EXERCISE THE COURAGE TO BRING OUR WHOLE SELVES TO THE WORLD OUR INSTITUTIONS AND SYSTEMS HAVE THE COURAGE TO RECEIVE AND SUPPORT OUR WHOLE SELVES
After over a decade working within systems, as an educator, facilitator, and civil servant I team up with organizations to create keynotes, training curriculum, workshops, retreats, projects and programs that are a woven alchemy of healing, creativity, action, and social justice. My work bridges deep personal healing with transformative systems change.
Past Projects and Keynote topics :
● Day long counselling for organizations to create employee self care and healing plans
● Embodying heart-centered racial equity in arts organizations
● Building an anti-oppressive healing practice
● In Spirit with Justice: Bridging spirit and the work of our world
● Letting it flow: REAL self care for helping professionals
● Making time for Time: Embracing non-linearity
● Integrating a healing lens into programs and training curriculum
Past Client Roster:
The Common Acre, Qyron Styling, Vessel Strategy, UbrLocal, Roberto Carlos Ascalon, Zenyu Healing, Portland Youth Builders, Camp Odyssey, Highline Community College, The City of Seattle, Young Women Empowered, Toronto District School Board, EnLace International, Portland State University, Portland Public Schools, The Bush School, City of Portland
From the first words she uttered at the beginning of her presentation, Kirin Bhatti grasped the attention of the audience. She had a way of challenging my practice and preconceived ideas about equity by creating a very constructive, respectful and inspirational group environment. Her presentation style is dynamic, sincere and very professional.
- Lidia Guennaoui; CENTR'ERE
Amazing to work with -inspirational, creative, committed
- Peter Huff; WINROCK INTERNATIONAL
From the first time we met, I identified Kirin's energy as powerfully uplifting and positive. I find her to be one of the most dynamic professionals I know. She is a consummate listener with a proven track record of solving complex problems. Her ability to cultivate relationships through trust and respect is unmatched. Kirin is kind, thoughtful, empathetic and an all around quality human being. I hold her in very high esteem and am honored to count her among my trusted colleagues. - Reginald Wilson; CITY OF SEATTLE
Kirin’s energy is insatiable and contagious. She is truly a force to be reckoned with.
- Vladimir Vallecilla: TORONTO DISCTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
SUPPORT THE WORK
Support Liberation for All
Healing work is ultimately justice work. Individual liberation is intricately linked to collective liberation. I align myself with these truths by offering pro-bono services to those that face systemic barriers to accessing healing while also supporting organizations that do the same. My prices are structured so that a portion of your fee funds pro-bono services. I support different organizations over the year through generous donations on this page. Currently, 100% of your contributions will go to support Portland based healer Shayne Case. As a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe Shayne is pouring her heart money and time into making sacred trauma relief medicine for Standing Rock water protectors who experience PTSD and inter-generational trauma. All funds raised will go towards covering the costs of making trauma relief medicine and covering Shayne's traveling costs to deliver and train on how to use the medicine at the Mni Wiconi Health Clinic. Together our dollars will transform into healing ripples in seen and unseen ways. Together we become aligned with collective liberation. A hundred times I thank you.