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“My path in life is to make holistic healing understood and accessible to the general public.  To make the practice practical.  To open new pathways in the body.  To spiritualize my clients’ daily matters.  Thank yourself for taking the time to become more fulfilled, more revitalized and to become a source of inspiration for those around you.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                   —    Namaste, Annette

As a natural health counselor, Annette is a curator for the healing industry, focusing on various facets of health that come together to treat the person holistically.

Annette practices Ayurveda, Yoga, Universal Kabbalah, and is a Massage Therapist, Harmonyum Practitioner, RYT Certified Yoga Teacher, Meditation Coach, Post Partum Ayurvedic Educator, Reiki Master and Pancha Karma Specialist. With a carefully-designed and specialized toolbox, Annette’s approach is not a one-size fits all, but one that’s in-tune with individual needs.

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She may recommend mantra to one client, and asanas, bodywork, nutrition and lifestyle changes to another.

Annette believes in the healing power of natural remedies and simple practices that have been around since the beginning of time.

Annette’s inspiration and belief system has been formed by studying various paths, all of which eventually merge into one road for healing, which always comes from within.

 

 

Cleansing ourselves from the inside in every way, including thought, action and deed is tantamount to living in optimal health. Annette has learned the importance of the mind and our thoughts in manifesting reality and health on the physical plane.

The ancient art of symbols, words and energy patterns in the body can be used to direct and re-direct forces for proper self-healing. First, one needs to know how to access these forces, and then one must know what to do with them.

Annette has devoted her life to finding these practical methods and whittling them down to decipherable chunks making them relevant for people’s unique needs. Annette passes these teachings down to those seeking purity, spiritual guidance and a safe haven for healing.

 

Training & Background:

Having learned from authentic sources, Annette has been schooled by teachers of various modalities, and has traveled the world in search of the most effective healing mechanisms for today. Annette has studied the art behind holistic practices used in many indigenous traditions, and coming back to our source is many times the answer for permanent self-healing in today’s modern age. Her healing tool box consists of regimens used by many cultures including the early Vedic Tradition from India, the ancient Egyptians, the Japanese, the Chinese and the Mayans. These principles are the same methods used in the healing systems of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Herbology, Homeopathy, Essential Oil Therapy, Yoga and all types of modalities used in the practice of Massage Therapy and energetic bodywork, such as Reiki, Harmonyum and Craniosacral Therapy, to name a few. Annette also studies the spiritual technology of Universal Kabbalah passed down through the Rose-Croix Kabbalah lineage, which she practices and infuses into many of her healing sessions.

 

Ayurveda

Annette first began her studies in Ayurveda in 2008. After taking the fundamentals at Kerala Academy’s satellite location in New York City, she continued to study through an apprenticeship with Dr. Light Miller, shadowing her practice in Sarasota. She learned in-depth knowledge on healing specific conditions of the body using foods, herbs, and gentle detox methods. She learned how to create therapeutic essential oil blends for healing purposes. She learned about the ancient detoxification ritual of Pancha Karma to purify the deeper tissues of the body. She learned first-hand from the granddaughter of an Ayurvedic practitioner who’s family grew their own Ayurvedic herbs in India and created their own skin care blends, using a secret anti-aging formula combining the skin-preserving and anti-depression qualities of myrrh and jasmine that had been passed down through the family lineage. Annette assisted Light in developing spiritual events, workshops and helped to re-open Light’s Ayurvedic Wellness Center in Sarasota.

Annette continues her Ayurvedic studies today with Mas Vidal of Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda.

 

Post-Partum Care

IMG_6514Annette went on to study with Ysha Oakes from the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda (RMIYA) in Boulder, Colorado in 2009. With Ysha, Annette studied post partum care from an Ayurvedic perspective. Here she learned about the sacred rite of passage of motherhood, and how the first 40 days following the birth of a child can be the most spiritual time in a woman’s life. This critical window can actually affect a woman for the next 40 years of her life. Preventing post-partum depression, preventing colic in baby and increasing lactation, are just a few of the tips that are taught during a private post-partum consultation with Annette. Trained as an Ayur-doula by RMIYA, Annette was able to apply all of her previous Ayurvedic knowledge to support this under-served population during this delicate post-partum window. Annette holds private consultations with mommy-to-be’s advising them on proper foods, proper expectations, preventive methods, and other key tips to enhance the motherhood experience and prepare a sacred space for the incarnation of the baby’s soul. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required to benefit from her teachings, however those who are versed in Ayurveda will deepen their knowledge of this vast healing system and understand how the principles of Ayurveda can be applied to the sacred post-partum window. Every woman experiences this sacred window after childbirth, whether conscious of it or not.

Because of an amplified spiritual state during this short window of time, it is the perfect time for the woman to make shifts and changes in her patterns, before her body returns to a normal, more rigid state. Few women actually take advantage of this opportunity, since they are typically consumed with the demands of a new baby and finding enough sleep to survive this stage. Annette can help you travel through this period with more grace, and unleash the spiritual potential that is available during this unique sacred window to make permanent shifts in your life.

 

Naam Yoga TeacherHarmonyum and Energy Work

When Annette decided to study energy work, she first embarked upon this journey in 2006 with a Harmonyum training in New York City. Here she learned about the subtle forces of the universe and how all forces can be directed and re-directed to heal the body. This was followed by Chakra Healing classes in 2006 with Cyndi Dale at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York; then in 2009, Annette took private organ healing energy courses with Theresa Wilkes, an Energy Healer and the Managing Director of Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York. It was here, under the lush greenery and waterfall-laden hippie-town of Ithaca, New York, that Annette studied Massage Therapy and the healing principles of bodywork (2009); Annette also received her Reiki certification from Hallie Sawyer in Ithaca (2009); took Craniosacral courses with Uriel Carpenter in Ithaca (2009); and attended an angel healing tutorialship with Ms. Borden in Ithaca (2009).

Upon her return to Miami, Annette took advanced Reiki courses with Alina Gutierrez of the Self-Enrichment Center in South Miami in 2010, who granted her the Reiki Master level in 2010. She went on to take the Harmonyum training for a second time in 2013 with Dr. Levry in Santa Monica, California. Each Harmonyum training is an opportunity to infuse your body of light with pure divine light, a spiritual transmission that is provided directly by Dr. Levry.

Annette loves Harmonyum for its unique method in creating subtle shifts inside of you that can actually change the direction of your life. Harmonyum has a supreme ability to permanently erase bad habits, to release blockages and to re-set destructive patterns in the human body, the human brain,  the emotional body and in the spiritual body.

 

Naam Yoga

Touched profoundly by the healing effects of Naam Yoga and the Divine Spiritual Wisdom as taught by Dr. Levry, the founder of Naam Yoga and a living Master who Annette has been blessed to study with, Annette completed her Naam Yoga Coaching training in 2011. This  deepened her knowledge of meditation, breathwork, and the healing principles of Universal Kabbalah, stemming from the lineage of Rose-Croix Kabbalah (non-denominational spiritual technology). It was here that Annette learned deeper layers about the unique energetic makeup of individuals, including the influence of the cosmos and planetary energies, as marked by the energies surrounding one’s day of birth.

Annette partnered with four Naam Yogi Kabbalists in Miami: Jodi Handrahan, Eugene Gant, Maria Manzanares and Jannee Alt, to open the first Naam Yoga studio in Miami Beach, Florida, in August 2011. Annette went on to obtain her Naam Yoga Teacher certificate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2013. Also certified in meditation and private Naam Yoga coaching sessions, Annette officially and joyfully became a Naam Yoga Therapies Instructor in 2013 after years of studies and integration.

By working with the penetrating qualities of sound vibration, mantra, breath-work and our spiritual bodies, Naam Yoga is one of the purest forms of yoga practiced in the West today.  The seat of all disease can be destroyed by a devoted practice.

 

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Annette Today

Today, Annette continues her Ayurvedic and yogic studies with Mas Vidal of Dancing Shiva in California and with Dr. Light Miller in Florida. She is a life-long student of Dr. Levry and continues to bless her life with his spiritual teachings.

“When you embark upon this path, you realize that your work is never done, the human body is so vast, the combinations of human conditions are so many, the history of diseases and disorders, the remedies used to treat such are so unique, that you could study your whole life and still not know all the avenues, all the possibilities, all the resources available to you. Faith is one of the most important qualities you can bear to acquire when you are searching for healing in yourself and in others. If you hit a brick wall, and you are told there are no other options – change directions. Go somewhere new. Try something new. Or simply go back to the beginning. Sometimes it is the simplest truths that are the most effective. Yet these are the easiest to overlook because of their simplicity. I have seen enough to know that there are many ways out. The trick is in finding the right tool for you. The right technique for you. Unlocking the door to the healing that resides within. Others can show you the way, provide options, give you support, but only the real you buried deep inside can decide how and when you heal. As my teacher says, ‘You are the door and you are the key.’ You have the answers inside. No one can open that door for you.” – AF

Prior to embarking upon her healing career, Annette worked in the advertising and direct marketing industry for over a decade, where she devised marketing plans and engaged in all aspects of project management and campaign development for corporate clients. Previous clients include Colgate-Palmolive, Ericsson, AT&T, Biogen-Idec, Wrigley, Discovery Networks and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

A travel-lover, Annette spends her time traveling between California, Miami, Chicago and healing destinations around the globe.

Having a natural inclination towards the healing arts since birth, Annette is a trusted reservoir of wellness information. Through a wide exposure to various paths, cultures and practices she is able to recommend healing methods for specific situations, conditions and individuals. Schooled in a finite number of modalities, Annette does not limit her clients to her own knowledge and techniques. Annette utilizes a broader network of healers around the world and can provide custom-designed programs for her clients.

Website Photos Taken by Fer De La Rosa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico