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Erika Masako Welch

Spiritual Warrior & Podcast Host


rika is a Japanese-Canadian Dubai-transplant that has called the Middle East her home for the past 15+ years. She’s an empath, a heart-warrior, community builder, entrepreneur, dog-mum, and eudaimonia practitioner – which she describes as someone that seeks “a life lived meaningfully well”. Erika has been a spiritual seeker on the spiritual warrior path for most of her life; curious about the human condition, and how to interact and relate more authentically with others, all in the name of creating deeper intimacy. 

Erika is a multi-dimensional being balancing the aliveness of being plugged into the matrix as an entrepreneur and business-woman, while providing safe spaces for her and others to unplug, anchor back into ourselves, and connect into source. She’s studied Neurobiology and Psychology at McGill University, Sustainability and Leadership at the University of Cambridge, and received her Executive MBA from Stanford University. She’s also studied design thinking at the and had a keen interest in researching the intersection of technology and well-being. She has also studied at multiple Mystery Schools including the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) working with coaches and facilitators from around the world exploring various types of shamanism, energy work, body work, tantra and sacred sexuality, and has opened her mind and heart to journey with plant medicines from around the world. 

She’s always been a community builder, serial-connector, and human-first being; she’s been running women’s circles in Dubai for years and is one of the ISTA alumni community leaders in Dubai. She’s worked in over 40 countries, and travelled to over 70; she loves to learn from all cultures and peoples. Erika decided to bring this Podcast to life because she’s met so many divine beings along her healing journey; many of whom she wishes to help amplify their voices and bring their healing gifts to Dubai. EnlightenDXB is all about levelling-up together in community, in tribe; particularly here in Dubai, where the healing community is still in its nascency. Erika works with global practitioners of all kinds to bring their work to this dynamic city.