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Welcome, I’m Spring

Author, Healer, Teacher, & Podcaster

Helping thought leaders, activists, teachers, and dreamers step into their wisdom and fulfill their dreams.



Sometimes, sitting with a book and your thoughts allows the pieces to fall right into place. And so, I’m delighted to share the following books I’ve written—produced by Hay House Publishing.

A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman: Awakening from the Underground

Read with me

Healer & Teacher

Healer & Teacher

There are many ways to join me on your healing journey. Allow yourself to feel empowered and supported as you embody the changemaker you’re meant to be.

Discover the ancestral influence of Harriet Tubman, experience peace through guided meditations, heart-opening workshops, and Sangha gatherings, or immerse yourself in a transformative retreat set in Costa Rica.

Grow with me



Introducing The Spirit Underground:
Conversations on Liberation Podcast.

Alongside my dear friend and co-host, Lama Rod Owens, we talk about plant medicine, Black liberation theology, collective healing, radical growth, the illusion of white supremacy, social justice, and so much more.

Tune in for sometimes difficult, always enlightening discussions.

Listen with me

Join me in connecting to our powerful ancestors, raising the collective consciousness, and healing the world.


At a very young age, I remember having a deep sense of sorrow and curiosity about why people suffer.

I was born poor and in a neighborhood filled with police brutality, gang violence, and parents who had their own struggles. As a teenager, I experienced a lot of trauma, regularly witnessing the impacts of poverty, violence, and death.

All the while, I had a need, a longing to understand the nature of the mind and human emotions. So, it wasn’t surprising that I found my way to spirituality and meditation in my teens.

I still remember the moment I learned you could heal your life and transform your reality using your thoughts and intentions.

After being gifted a book called Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda, I began to understand my path toward meditation. Little did I know it would lead me down a road to guiding thousands of people wishing to experience their own healing journeys.

I’m so glad you’re here.

My mission

May I become at all times, both now and forever, a protector of those without protection, a guide for those who have lost their way, a ship for those with oceans to cross, a bridge for those with rivers to cross, a sanctuary for those in danger, a lamp for those without light, and a place of refuge for those who lack shelter. - Shantideva

My promise

I’m committed to creating a welcoming environment that’s diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist. I aim to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, and social action in a supportive, judgement-free community.


Considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based meditation practices to diverse communities; Spring Washam is a well-known teacher, healer, and visionary leader based in Oakland, California.

She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment and The Spirit of Harriet Tubman: Awakening from the Underground.

Spring is one of the founding teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, an organization that offers Buddhist teachings with attention to social action and multiculturalism. She is a member of the teacher’s council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, offering teachings on Buddhist philosophy, Insight meditation and loving-kindness practices. Spring is also the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, a one-of-a-kind organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom for transformative retreats in South America.

She has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism since 1999. Spring is also a shamanic practitioner and has studied indigenous healing practices since 2008.

Spring’s workshops, interviews, and writing can be found in mainstream media worldwide.

Together, we will cultivate compassion, move toward liberation, and heal suffering by healing the collective consciousness.