About Me

Aurelie Richards is an educator, performer, community organizer, healer, and coach.

She grew up in California, was educated in New York, and is currently based in Berlin, where she also studies acupuncture.

My Work

Presencing Coach

As a former Zen Buddhist monastic, I’ve been educating and coaching individuals, educators, medical practitioners, therapists, and parents on the joys of incorporating mindfulness into meditative practices as well as daily life since 2011.

During that time I’ve also been applying Theory U (developed by Otto Scharmer at the Presencing Institute at MIT) to community and organizational change management.

One of many examples in this role is the design of a creative arts and somatic-based program to educate therapists learning to treat transgender clients. Learn more about the Trans Affirmative Therapy Certificate in Applied Psychology at Antioch University.

Read more here about my coaching practice.


I earned my BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2010 and have over a decade of professional experience as a dancer and actor (stage, screen, and voice).

Most recently I was commissioned by the Curatorial Collective for Public Art to develop the mediation concept and trained the mediation team for a public art installation FuturePerfectLand at Monopol in Berlin.

I’m also excited to share with you the work I do with Club Real, based in Berlin and Vienna. We do participatory, durational, political theater. Our project Jenseits der Natur is an on-going installation in Wedding, Berlin.

You’ll find here an overview of some current projects.


Since 2012, I’ve been publishing my own trans femme experiences and my reflections on our LGBTQIA+ communities with feminist and anti-racist lenses. I’ve also extensively done copy writing and editing.

That said…
My first novel is forthcoming!

In 2018, I experienced endings in almost every aspect of my life. I have been documenting these transformations through fictionalized memoir, which documents the healing process of a sex and love addict, Indigiqueer trans-feminine protagonist, seesawing between relationships and continents.

Read examples of my writing on my Medium page.

Clients + Partners

Photo © Carmen Spagnola

My primary client in 2022 was The Numinous Network, founded by Carmen Spagnola.

I managed the platform which offers live wellness sessions, foundational attachment courses, on-demand practice videos, and monthly intuition and spiritual-development workshops to support your wellness journey, and leave you feeling calm, connected, stable, and soothed.

Catalyst Institute
Presencing Coach +
Student Support
Antioch University
Department of Applied Psychology
Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Voice Actress
Curatorial Collective for Public Art
Cultural Mediation
Housing Works
HIV Hospice Programming
Ponderosa e.V
Presencing Coach + Project Management
Blue Cliff Monastery
Mindful Living

Wake Up International
Monastic Delegation

These logos represent clients, colleagues, and partners with whom I have been contracted.
The content of this website represents the interests and activities of Aurelie Richards and not of the organizations mentioned above.

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