Genessa, 200-hr certified yoga teacher, priestess, and shamanic practitioner, has over a decade of experience balancing motherhood, a career in education and her passion for inspiring personal growth in others. In 2008 she began her formal study of yoga as a way to deal with the stress of being a working mom on the verge of a divorce. In 2010 Genessa faced a major battle with chronic illness and decided that she needed to make major shifts in her life to bring harmony and balance. What better way than to head to the Berkshires to meditate, practice yoga, chant, and spend time in nature for a month-long yoga teacher training? In July, 2012 she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Since then she has deepened her training in tantra, yoga goddesses and the divine feminine. In 2014 she completed Sally Kempton’s Wisdom Goddess Empowerment online course. After a life changing pilgrimage to the sacred land of Avalon (modern day Glastonbury, U.K.) led by Sianna Sherman and Ashley Turner in 2015, she decided to train as an Urban Priestess in the year-long Urban Priestess Mystery School. This training guided her on ways to weave teachings from many fields including astrology, mythology, yoga, tantra, Jungian psychology, and shamanism into the modern world. In 2018, she completed a 5 month apprenticeship with Mona Moon to become a certified shamanic practitioner.
Genessa’s classes are peaceful, heart-centered and designed to bring you in touch with your own inner spirit, power, and grace via the hallmarks of the Kripalu lineage--pranayama and meditation in motion. You will leave class feeling centered and ready to take action in creating the life of your dreams.
In addition to yoga classes, she leads women’s healing circles, private shamanic energy healing sessions, rituals, ceremonies and workshops on many topics related to yoga, shamanism, education, tantra, spirituality, and leadership. In 2018, Genessa founded Rooted Teacher, which brings resilience, rejuvenation and empowerment to the education community.