the prioritization of survival skills (the human condition)
the state of the world
discord of a spiritual being having a human experience
This class is held within a loving container of sovereignty, body positivity, compassion and inclusivity. All are welcome.
Floor cushions and chairs are provided as needed. Please come hydrated and dress comfortably. You are welcome to bring anything you might need to feel comfortable during our time together.
About our Community Altar An Altar will be set up specifically for this class to hold us in a container of sovereignty, healing, compassion, and safety. You are invited to bring a small biodegradable offering (flowers, herbs, fruit, chocolate, etc) to join our collective effort in sending prayers and intentions of healing to our shared community. If you are working with specific spirits/energies/ancestors, please feel welcome to bring items to represent and feed them while they are on our altar.
Community Potluck All too often self-care is is a solitary practice. Time will be set aside after each of the 3 rituals (not evening classes) to open a space for sharing, integration, and connection. Please feel invited to bring a snack or small plate to share with the group.
Classes are modular and on a sliding scale
Personal Grief: Thurs Jan 18 | 7-9pm + Sunday Jan 19 | 1-4pm: $50-$150 Ancestral Grief: Thurs Feb 13 | 7-9pm + Sunday Jan 16 | 1-4pm: $50-$150 Existential Grief: Thurs Mar 12 | 7-9pm + Sunday Jan 15 | 1-4pm: $50-$150
$50 off full series if paid in full prior to class: $100-400
One sponsored spot is open for individuals who identify as BIPOC.
Pay it forward option: sponsor or co-sponsor someone otherwise unable to attend
Class size: 10-12
About your hosts:
Vanessa Ainslie (she/her), LMT, CLC, CST, AWC Owner and founder of Madrona House Apothecary, Vanessa is a healing arts practitioner and educator striving to create an inclusive community based healing arts center. She brings 13 years of practice and offers Trauma Informed Bodywork, Energetic Healing, and Personal Ritual. Her practice is rooted in reconnecting to the pre-abrahamic land-based practices of her ancestors in right relationship with the Spirit of this land. Vanessa is a 4th generation immigrant from Greece, both Sephardic Jew (from the Middle East and Mediterranean areas ) and Ashkenazi Jew (from Poland, Russia, Hungary, and Lithuania), German, Blackfoot, and Cherokee. For more information please visit www.vanessaainslie.com
This class will be held at Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts
1423 34th ave unit c seattle wa 98122
Look for the red cow restaurant and take the concrete stairs to the immediate left. Come up the wood porch to the right and through glass door that says Unit C! Street parking is abundant in the neighborhood.
Accessibility Info: We have an up sloping driveway with 5 concrete stairs that lead to a wood porch with 3 more stairs.
Due to the nature of being an Apothecary we are not a scent free environment. We do, however, strive to keep our space free of any synthetic fragrances and APPRECIATE YOUR ABSTAINING FROM WEARING ANY SCENTED BODY PRODUCTS.
*Please note: Due to the increasing demand for our events registrations are non-refundable and are non-transferable to another event.
Studio doors lock promptly at the start of all events to protect the privacy + belongings of students, as well as to promote sanctity of space once an event has started.