I've been working with Vanessa in her practice for several years now, and my experiences with her have always been so powerful that I immediately signed up when I saw she was offering a (Soul Oriented Living) retreat. What I got out of the weekend was exponentially more potent than anything I could have anticipated. I've attended many retreats of various sizes at this point, and I've never been part of a group of people where the EVERYONE was in complete synergy with everyone else. The house we stayed in was a beautiful facilitator for the profound connections we made over two days. Magnitudes of generational healing took places, an experience which none of us is likely to soon forget.
- Shannon Bolt, San Francisco, CA
Vanessa has been an invaluable teacher and role model of self-compassion for me these past few months. She has the unique ability to not only hold space for whatever you’re going through, but also to guide you through practices that unlock the stuck places. Her approach is gentle and grounded. She uses mind/body techniques to introduce you to parts of yourself that you may have never said hello to. She teaches that all parts of us are welcome, and that we all have the courage to meet ourselves fully, with great tenderness and appreciation. She has changed the relationship I have with my whole self, and in turn, with others and with the world. I can not recommend Vanessa highly enough.
-Jasmine Morano, San Francisco, CA
"The Soul Oriented Living Online Series was exactly what I needed! It really helped me integrate and tune into the unbound energies already available to me. I am definitely able to experience more feeling and accepting and less over thinking."
-Tom Mack, Hicksville, OH
Vanessa is a powerhouse of a being. She's expressive, creative, kind, present and incredible at helping you find those same qualities within yourself. She's unwaveringly authentic, and through her extensive somatic knowledge and experience helps you meet yourself wherever you need to be met. She has helped me explore, love and integrate all parts of myself. She provides a safe sanctuary to release what is no longer needed, and to draw from the infinite resource of energy available to us at all times. Through our work together, I am reminded that anything is possible, that my body and mind are capable of mystical and spontaneous healing, and that I have all the resources I need right now, to thrive.
Vanessa is one of the most authentic, creative, colorful, dynamic, kind, wise, gentle and fierce beings I have encountered, and it is a deep pleasure to regularly work with her. I have discovered, transformed and expanded from our work together and highly recommend her work to anyone looking to do the same.
-Mara Waldhorn, Santa Cruz, CA
"It's hard to put Vanessa's work and impact into words. I sought her care after typical Western medicine couldn't pinpoint why my energy and mood were consistently waning. From the first moment we sat down in her space, I knew I was in good hands with Vanessa. During our sessions, I felt consistently supported and guided, not judged, and like a tiny space had been created just for me. She helped me tap into the experiences I was having in my body, and taught me how to use breath and intention to connect with those experiences. It was an extremely transformative process that left me feeling more empowered in my body and mind."
-Jo Finetti, San Francisco, CA
"The first time I heard about Vanessa was from my chiropractor. He told me that she was one of the best SRI practitioners in the country, if not the world. I said “I don't know what it is Vanessa does, but sign me up.”
I was so surprised to be balling my eyes out within 5 minutes of meeting her, but I felt so much better when I left the office.
A little over a year later, I said yes to her Soul Oriented Living Retreat. I took away so much from this retreat, but primarily it was the ability to see (life) with my own true eyes. The understanding that my wounding was the opening to the gifts I have been giving all along made my brain rearrange into a form much like the house we stayed in for the retreat, full of space and light and beauty, like a luxurious spaceship, taking us on a quantum leap. Deciding to join the group is one of my best choices ever and have allowed me to finally have the keys to that which I have searched for all my life."
-Lisa Gonzalez, Redwood City, CA
"Vanessa lives her life with so much authenticity and love that it feels very comforting to just be in her presence. She has a way of making everyone around her feel special. I live for our coaching sessions because she always has that perfect piece of advice. I walk away from the session feeling completely heard, understood and never judged. Over and over she has helped me get back on track and thriving at a higher potential."
-Saundra Rose Bouchantè, Daly City, CA
I love working with Vanessa. SRI is an incredibly powerful tool for healing, and she wields it with intuition and insight. I often go in with something roiling inside me, that I can't quite identify. After a few minutes of talking about what's going on, Vanessa puts me on the table and takes me through the movements, often weaving the different stages in unexpected procession. I always leave feeling weightless, joyful, released. She is a true healer with a beautiful heart. I have left all kinds of baggage on her table, and I'm so grateful to have her as a partner in my growth. Thanks Vanessa!"
- Lila Bailey, San Francisco, CA
"So thankful to have Vanessa as a skilled and savvy ally in my ongoing journey to moving, breathing and sounding my way to a more connected and powerful version of me. Thinking about visiting her? Go! Now! You deserve this depth of support!"
-Molly Kittle, San Francisco
"It's hard to describe all of the gifts that Vanessa brings to her work and clients, but to put it briefly-- thanks to her, I feel like I have an unconditionally caring, supportive, wise, and creative guiding force in my life that can help me through any scale of life challenge. I have worked with her on challenges that range from finding my voice to processing grief and trauma, and she works in a way that honors both the mind and body experience."
-Catherine Madden, San Francisco, CA
"I worked with Vanessa a few years ago in a time of anxiety and uncertainty in my life. She taught me some SRI and acupressure techniques to help alleviate pain. To this day I still employ these techniques and whenever I use them, I am in awe at how I can use my own body to heal itself. Thank you, Vanessa for guiding me in empowering myself."
-Christiana Moreau, Glendale, AZ
"Vanessa is a true healer. She radiates warmth, compassion and wisdom. Working with her has propelled my growth in a ways I couldn't imagine."
-Ymke Dioquino, San Francisco, CA
(Letter from Laurie D., long time client of Vanessa's, after a Soul Oriented Living Session)
"Hi Vanessa - I just wanted to share something interesting from our session. I had some more releasing later last evening and what was really powerful and resulted in the most profound release was giving my 3 year old MOM love and acceptance.
I really felt that, and knew it was her, and it was amazing to really feel that I was freeing her child and how tied to my own freedom that is. Crazy.
I’m so grateful every day for the growth and insights you facilitate in my life. You always see into my soul and seem to know where the point of realization is, and that is such a gift. Thank you for sharing it!!"
-Laurie D, San Francisco, CA