Joanna strives to embrace Yoga and Ayurveda in all aspects of her life. She found these sister-sciences as a form of healing from a debilitating life with Crohn’s and thyroid disease. She balances her life through with her yoga and mindfulness practices. Her life’s work is sharing her own experience of healing and helping others find their own healing by learning how to create balance in their lives.
She is certified as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor from both the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and is an active member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), American Herbalists Guild, GreenMed Research (alternative resource to WebMD), Yoga Alliance, and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. She is also a faculty member for the Holistic Cannabis Academy and an approved Pace Provider for NAMA.
Much of her counseling involves recommendations for yoga; she is a certified Raja yoga teacher (Sundara College of Yoga,) and a past Iyengar Yoga teacher trainer with Yogaspirit. Her teachings incorporate Hatha, Iyengar, Yin and Vinyasa yoga, along with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, into a unique teaching style. She is also a level two trained Reiki practitioner and certified Raindrop Essential Oil practitioner who loves rocks, crystals and sound healing.
Joanna lives in the pacific NW where she teaches yoga at Yoga Samadhi in White Salmon, WA, and yoga/ayurveda retreats in the Columbia River Gorge and Mexico; she runs her consulting and counseling practice, Canna-Veda; and creates powerful herbal remedies with an abundance of healing plants as the base for her newest venture, ZVEDA Botanicals.
Face to face communication is key for truly understanding one's needs and fears. Begin your Ayurvedic healing journey with Joanna either in person in White Salmon, Washington; or book an online consultation.
The best gift we can give the ones we love is to take good care of ourselves! I feel very lucky to have a career that I love so much! I look forward to getting to the important job of helping people find health and balance through massage. Massage brings body awareness so that people can take charge of their health! Health is our most valuable asset! Book a Bodywork service with me today.
Heidi has integrated many modalites from her 18 years of immersion in the healing arts and her devotion to assist helping people heal on all levels of being. She is deeply attuned to how emotions are stored in the body and utilises her many years as a bodyworker to help release embodied trauma through the process of Family Constellations.
She was blessed to learn to facilitate the Constellation work from Mark Wolynn, Author of the world renown book, “It didn’t start with you.”
She is a Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle counselor from Kerala Academy and Certified Panchakarma Therapist.
She facilitates Family Constellations in groups and for individuals both locally and long distance. She has been a practitioner of the Ten Session of Structural Integration and Cranial sacral therapy. Her spiritual path has nourished her work; including the Lakota tradition, Tibetan buddhism , the Vedas, Dzogchen , and the Dagara. She believes in honoring and incorporating indigenous technologies and ceremony into everyday life and on the path of growth and healing.
She is a facilitator of Family Constellations, a wellness ambassador for Zveda, ordained Minister, and facilitates sacred ceremony for weddings, blessingways, Temazcal, coming of age and death rites. She is a mama to two extraordinary little humans, while enjoying life in the pacific northwest, Utah and California.
Heidi works with individuals and groups both locally and internationally and collaborates with many healers to bring a full spectrum of offerings for integrated wellness and souls evolution.
Family Constellations is an integrative approach to heal unconscious family patterns, imprints and trauma. Science is now proving we can inherit cellular imprints from our ancestors, at least 13 generations deep. These imprints can present in our lives or within the lives of our family members as anxiety, depression , money issues, relationship breakdowns, addictions, etc.
Often there is a correlation within the family system with a relative who had a similar issue that went unresolved…thus the trickledown within the family line to be resolved by a descendant. We trace these issues to find the root within the family system and through witnessing, accepting and honoring our ancestors and their lives, we free ourselves, our lineage and future generations from reliving unconscious themes.
Fragmented pieces of ourselves integrate into new neuropathways, the natural order of love is restored, and our lives can flow with more ease, as we are empowered and freed up to live in accordance to our souls own unique blueprint.
I offer 2 hour group introductions to the Constellation work, Day long and weekend intensives, as well as individual sessions in person or through Skype or phone.