This all levels class is co-led by Vanessa Ainslie and Nickole Gonzales. Join us as we fuse guided meditation, asanas, and sound healing to explore inner themes, embody the Moon's energy, and clear stagnant energy to align with your highest self.
Nickole will guide you through imagery and poses to call in the Moon's energy and embody elemental forces as Vanessa weaves the healing sound vibrations of quartz crystal bowls and gong into your movement practice as we celebrate the divinity of dynamic life forces. Our time together will conclude with a full sound bath during extended savassana with amplified sound taking your journey deeper into the earth under the full moon.
Cost: $35 Class size is limited to 14
Mats and bolsters are available for 8 students. Please dress comfortably and bring anything you might need to feel comfortable during our time together.
Vanessa believes this work is important and should be accessible to all. Priority is given to BIPOC, those who have limited ability/disabilities, those who are chronically ill and/or those who are living at or below the poverty line. Please reach out if you'd like to use our sliding scale @ email@example.com
This class is held within a loving container of sovereignty, body positivity, compassion and inclusivity. All are welcome.
About your hosts: Vanessa Ainslie (she/her), LMT, CLC, CST, AWC Owner and founder of Madrona House Apothecary, Vanessa strives to create an inclusive community based healing arts center. She brings 13 years of practice in the field and offers Trauma Informed Bodywork, Craniosacral, Energetic and Spiritual Healing, Ayurveda, Natural Medicine, Sound Healing, and is currently training in Somatic Therapy. Vanessa is dedicated to continued self-examination with a sincere desire is to de-center privilege within herself and in the healing arts community.
"Part of my own process around healing and accountability is learning to name my ancestry so that I may access my own spirituality without appropriating someone else's. I am a mixed race, passing white, woman and 4th generation immigrant from Greece. I am both Ashkenazi Jew (from Poland, Russia, Hungary, and Lithuania) and Sephardic Jew (from the Middle East and Mediterranean areas ). I also carry some German, Blackfoot Indian, and Cherokee Indian heritage. " Nickole Thornton Gonzales (she/her), LMT, CYI, CAP Founder of NW Ayurveda, Nickole is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Yoga Instructor. She travels to various Yoga and Ayurvedic centers across the United States and Mexico providing Lectures, Workshops, Retreats, Consultations, and Panchakarma.
Nickole graduated under the teachings of Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute where she was employed in the Panchakarma department. In 2008, Nickole continued her Ayurvedic journey to India and studied Advanced Ayurvedic Assessments with Dr. Lad’s Guru Kula Program.
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.