What People Are Saying About TIVI

“The historical, cultural, and special role of Indigenous healing is  becoming extinct. Bonafide medicine men/women are an endangered species. The use of natural powers for healing is centuries old and has proved to be highly effective. TIVI provides an environment where people come to learn these ways so they don’t get lost to time.

Medicine Grizzly Bear Lake,
Traditional Native Healer
Mt. Shasta, CA

“Marilyn is kind and generous. Her gifts are potent and her training is extensive. I feel deeply held in Marilyn’s space, nurtured and heard. She is a true healer and walks in a sacred way, with integrity. Marilyn listens deeply and helps facilitate resolutions at the soul level. She is a treasure beyond measure. The space she has created for her healing center is powerful. I feel safe, connected to nature and myself because of our experiences together.”

Amy Doublet
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

“Marilyn Snyder has over 30 years of extensive training and experience in a vast array of healing modalities – however, in my sessions with her, what I have appreciated most deeply is her receptivity.  She has been an ‘open book’ to receive guidance from spirits in my Sikh tradition that have given me access to some long-buried ‘treasures’ of grief that impact my physical, mental, and emotional wellness today.  I am happy to recommend Marilyn, as a conscious, wise, kind, caring, gifted human being and healer.”

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa
Speech-language Pathologist,
Recording Artist,
Gurbani Kirtan Ragi,
Voice and Gurmukhi Coach

“This is a journey that Marilyn Snyder set me on with plant spirit medicine. I’m steeped in both plant medicine and plant spirit meditation, but through Marilyn, I was guided into a deeper journey in a way I’ve not encountered before. Marilyn trained under a traditional healer for many years and this becomes clear during the process while working with her and her intuitive teachings. Under her watchful spirit, she gave me ‘homework’ and prepared me to work with Bay Laurel in the most receptive and reverent way. Each person’s journey may bring them to work with a different plant or other process so I won’t describe my specific experience here with this plant, but if you’re looking for profound support for a long-held block, Marilyn is a gift. Thank you Marilyn.”

Kim Hudson, Owner

“Marilyn has a rare gift and ability acquired through decades of training in Traditional Indigenous Medicine, to see through to the events of our lives and the events of those who came before us, our parents and their parents, and their parents before them and how these events shape and affect at a very real physical level including health or dis-ease, emotional and psychological level the lives that we lead today.

The healing session that I experienced with Marilyn provided me with such profound insight into my life and my children’s lives. It gave me an awareness into my parents’ lives that allowed me to find the true blessing in forgiveness and understanding. I can now clearly see how my life had been directed from an unconsciousness of carried trauma that truly had nothing to do with me. Marilyn was able to see my mother’s trauma caused by her father which ultimately came from his mother. Most of this I knew already, my mother suffered severe trauma in her life, but my perspective on it has completely changed. I no longer need to carry the burden of her trauma, I no longer need to live in a withdrawn protective place that I created unconsciously based on her trauma. My mother’s trauma isn’t mine, and I had no idea that I was carrying it around and allowing it to determine all aspects of my life.

Marilyn saw my Grandfather’s hatred of me, I knew this my entire life and he spoke the words when I was in my 20″s, what I didn’t know was that he hated his mother and I looked just like her. Marilyn saw that, she saw so many things that had such a profound impact on my life, things I simply didn’t need to carry with me anymore. Marilyn knew nothing of my family and life, her gift is bringing these events up and allowing us an opportunity to ask for forgiveness and be the forgiver at the same time and releasing the hold the ancestral traumas and current life traumas previously held over us. It is truly remarkable, there are no words to express the gifts that came from this time I spent with Marilyn.

They say knowledge is power and I will admit having this knowledge, looking at my life through different eyes, I feel extremely empowered and I feel the opportunity to do and be something more than I’ve ever been because of the understanding and forgiveness that was found through this remarkable healing session with Marilyn. Thank you so very much Marilyn. I feel as though you’ve given me something that has been missing my entire life, myself.”

In Gratitude always, 
Brandi Owens, RN

ELT-Lymphatic Therapy


“I had been in so much pain for about 4 weeks with a muscular issue and a misalignment issue of my neck causing nerve pain in my shoulder, scapula and down my left arm along with intermittent numbness in my fingers. I spoke with Marilyn about this and we decided to do the Polarity Unwinding work that she does and this was my experience; the beginning was opening up channels all around the body, it was so gentle and I fell almost instantly asleep, or rather into some place of deep relaxation where I was no longer trying to control my body or mind. It was so soothing to my nervous system and I hadn’t slept a full night in about 4 weeks so that was remarkable for me.

We then started moving through what felt like different aspects of Marilyn’s work, trauma release techniques and other modalities seemed to roll together effortlessly to help her help me to break through what was causing the pain in my body. The amount of tension that she was able to get released from my body in just one session was remarkable. Marilyn is highly intuitive and I gave her full freedom to move through her skill set into whatever she thought would benefit me most during my time with her. At the end something came through her that helped me bring what felt like my soul together (I was moving through a deeply traumatic emotional journey concerning my life’s work that I think contributed to the onset of the pain) to empower every single cell in my body. Today, being 3 days out from the session I am different; I’m stronger than I’ve ever been and I’m clearer than I’ve ever been and I am sleeping soundly again. While I still have some structural issues and some pain to work out as nothing works instantaneously, the really tight locked-in restriction the emotional trauma had caused that she helped me open up is still open and allowing me to work specifically on the physical structure to get back into balance. The Polarity session was truly an invaluable experience for me in terms of what it did for my body, my spirit and as crazy as this will sound it was invaluable to help me move through a massive transition in my life.”

In Gratitude always, 
Brandi Owens, RN

ELT-Lymphatic Therapy

“The polarity therapy combined with breathing exercises that Marilyn Snyder performed on me changed my body’s electromagnetic field so that I could heal from intense pain very quickly after I had pulled my rotator cuff. Before the treatment I was in so much pain I could not sit still without nearly crying from the pain. After the treatment the pain became manageable and subsided very quickly over the next couple of days. Her healings also addressed some of the deepest seated traumas that I didn’t even know I was wrestling with and allowed some blocks to be cleared. She used masterful, clear, and strong intuitive insights to make me aware of tensions I was holding in my body that I myself was not aware of prior. By becoming aware of this deeper level of work that was needed, I was able to access profound epiphanies that have immensely helped my health. I am intrigued by these practices and continue to want to learn more.”

Shani Cairns, Santa Fe, NM
EcoDharma Warrior and Researcher



“The energy that emanates from her during her trance state felt serene and genuine. Her information was accurate and most helpful, and Marilyn delivered it with sensitivity and discretion. During my session she felt moved to conduct a guided meditation focusing on the cells in my body; it felt like an internal cleansing which left me feeling rejuvenated. I look forward to my next reading.”

Malina Feder, Sedona, AZ
Lomi Lomi Practitioner

“The two indigenous healings I received from Marilyn Snyder were two of the most potent and clear healings I’ve ever received. After praying intensely from experiencing a health crisis, she was the person whom I  felt strongly guided to for help. Her healings addressed some of the deepest seated traumas and imbalances within me and allowed them to be purged from me and removed. I had incredibly profound and strong breakthroughs that have immensely helped my health since and continue to.

I have had many different healings in my life, and this is by far one of the most profound. It allowed me to reconnect and address a childhood trauma I had not been aware of previously but was causing immense imbalance in my life among much else. Her healing went straight to the root of my health problems. I trust and am in awe of Marilyn”s clairvoyance and  ability to perceive my life experiences as well. Without even sharing with her my life’s story but with full permission, she was able to perceive precise details of things I have experienced in my life that have caused trauma and was able to address them directly within her healings.

Her ability to be in tune with and act intuitively with what to address and how to address it is an expertise I was thoroughly impressed by. I felt entirely seen on a soul level as well from her abilities and I am grateful for her wisdom and guidance as well. Her kindness, compassion, and peacefulness are both comforting  and a great honor to experience. She communicated to me practices and information that are still helping and guiding me to this day. All around I cannot recommend her indigenous healings more and I feel incredibly blessed and  grateful beyond words to have received them. If you are considering and feel called to receive an indigenous healing from Marilyn, go for it!”

Christina Crystal Rebbe