More beauty. More spirit. More love.

Moana Meadow is an interfaith minister and the founder of Medicine Earth (a small church in Sebastopol, CA). She has been a birth doula and a hospice chaplain, she is a writer, a teacher, and a mother, and she considers herself a good witch. She works at the edges of life, death, earth and prayer to bring you to your own magic. She wants you to sing, play, and die well. And she may be able to help you.

Moana Meadow


Moana believes each person is essentially whole and healing. The blocks that prevent our lives from flourishing are momentary obstacles that can be eased through with loving awareness.

Moana works with individuals and groups to discover their resources, strengths, and pathways to a richer, fuller life. While she occasionally works one-on-one at Medicine Earth headquarters, most of her work comes in the form of group ceremony, such as a seasonal meditation series, a community wedding ritual, or a family funeral. She offers day-long and weekend-long retreats, incorporating many kinds of work for deeper healing.

Each of us gets to choose how deep we want to go and what we are ready for. Moana keeps everyone safe and builds a bond of trust to serve their deepest healing.

Moana MeadowHER STORY

Moana Meadow was born in Hawaii to vagabond parents.  She rebelled by becoming a minister.  Nevertheless, her vagabond inheritance reveals itself as she weaves the sacred with the profane.

The grit and shadow of our lives—the loss, grief, fear, and shame—is as important and beautiful as the joy, love, peace, and bliss.  Learning to commit to both sides of life—the dark and the light—is the effort of being both spiritual and mortal.

Moana’s work has followed the arc of birth and death, marriage and betrayal.  She  honors the growth and truth that emerge from our full lives.  Moana lifts the veil so her clients can see their own strength in the face of trauma, grief and rage.  She continues to meet herself and her clients deeply in response to life’s unfolding.


  • Bachelor of Science
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Master of Arts
    Boston University
  • Master of Divinity
    Pacific School of Religion
  • Interfaith Ordination
    Chaplaincy Institute
  • Spiritual Director Certificate
    Chaplaincy Institute
  • Comprehensive Training
    Hakomi Institute of California
  • Center for Indigenous Lifeways Program
    Ancestral Voice


(707) 634-4836‬

Place of work is in Sebastopol, California.

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