is a healing arts practitioner and educator offering 13 years of experience
working through a trauma informed lens. In her private practice, she offers
somatic bodywork, personal ritual, energetic + spiritual healing. This soul
tending work focuses on exploring early wounding as a means of re-mything
limiting self beliefs to establish good boundaries, energetic hygiene and
sovereignty. As an educator she offers practitioner training, plant medicine
learning labs, ancestral reconnection, and grief processing.
While Vanessa is a descendant of many mixed lineages including Sephardi and Askenazi Jew of Middle Eastern, Mediteranean and Baltic regions, she is also a 4th generation immigrant from Greece. Her practice is rooted in exploring and reclaiming the ancient traditions of her Greek heritage in right relationship to the Spirits of this land and its Ancestors.
As Founder of Madrona House Apothecary, Vanessa strives to collaborate an intentional, accessible, and inclusive space for healing and education, prioritizing the need for both self-care and community-care as tools for a resilient, liberated, well and bright community