About
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Vanessa Nova is a Women’s Empowerment Mentor, Certified Health Coach, Spiritual Educator, and Healing Practitioner.
She supports awakening women with holistic wellness and feminine lifestyle design programs.  Her specialties include spiritual development, magick, meditation, ritual & ceremony, life purpose & career mentoring, emotional healing, nutritional coaching, mood, energy, stress reduction, hormonal balance, healthy body image, and personal style.
With Vanessa’s guidance, the women she works with embody their feminine energy, vitality and sensuality, feel good in their skin, eat healthier, maintain a balanced mood and increased energy levels, and live healthier, more connected, more vibrant lives as the unique & brilliant goddesses that they are.

Meet Vanessa

My purpose is to awaken the goddess within women and in our culture, using the ancient wisdom of the women who walked before us to guide us to explore new ways of being together as women, bringing our gifts into the world, and helping to shape the New Paradigm of a peaceful world that is emerging.

I’ve dedicated many years to learning about healing modalities, personal growth, and spiritual practices that have helped me become the woman I am, and now it’s time for me to pass on my knowledge to support you!

I offer truly holistic services to support you on your journey, body, mind, heart, and spirit.  My programs include healing, coaching, training focused on your needs and goals.

I write, teach, and mentor about empowering the feminine, which is a vast subject!  Some areas of my expertise are:

  • Meditation, Prayer, Spiritual Practice, & Magick
  • Feminine Embodiment & Emotional Integration
  • Embodying the Archetypes of the Feminine
  • Empowered Beauty & Style
  • Self-Love & Conscious Relationships
  • Sacred Sexuality & Occupying Your Female Body
  • Sisterhood, Women’s Leadership, & Women’s Gatherings
  • Living Your Passion & Purpose & Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity & Artistic Expression
  • Moon & Menstrual Cycles
  • Women’s Wellness through Nutrition & Lifestyle

My Story: How I Got My Goddess Groove Back

Not too long ago, I was miserable.

As an independent, empowered woman, (or so I thought I was), I somehow found myself in an emotionally and mentally abusive relationship. I was depressed, dried up, and cut off from my feminine power.  Even though I was eating the healthiest and most strict diet I’ve ever eaten, I was very, very sick, suffering from debilitating and mysterious skin diseases, and I was embarassed to even be seen in public.  Being in my body felt excruciating, and some days I even felt that I’d rather die.  My soul, my heart, my body, were crying out. I felt battered inside, beyond tired of fighting, nearly convinced of my worthlessness.

It was ironic to say the least.  Having spent nearly 10 years at that point, training to be a healer in various holistic modalities, training to serve humanity as a spiritual teacher, healer, and empowerment coach, I felt like a certified fake.  I knew I had to do something, not only for myself, but for the other women I knew.

Intuitively, I knew that in order to regain myself again, to rebirth myself into the person I knew I could be, I would have to dive deep into my feminine and get in touch with the goddess within me.

And that I did.  I started working with the Awakening Women Institute, combining my spiritual and magickal training with the feminine approach of embodiment practices, and things started unlocking for me.  I also started studying with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, so that I could find a way to put all this juicy goodness together in a holistic way!

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How I embraced my own healing and empowerment:
  • I got in touch with feelings I didn’t want to feel, faced my shadows, and I sought healing and release
  • I focused on my emotional health & then my physical health began to thrive
  • I finally started stepping into my power and showing up in the world with my gifts.
  • I got in touch with loving myself again.  I made self-love & self-care a #1 priority in my life
  • Once I regained my health & felt good in my body again, I started dressing like the badass goddess fashionista that I have always been
  • I dedicated myself to mastery of my feminine energy, my sexuality, my sensuality, and listening to my womb & yoni
  • I experimented with different foods, superfoods, & dietary requirements to see what fit for me
  • I rekindled a flame with a past lover, a man who had always treated me like a queen and respected me as the goddess
  • I worked with different goddesses, Lakshmi, Durga, Aphrodite, etc. and invited their blessings into my life
Since those miserable days years ago, my life has completely transformed:
  • I know and love myself in a profound way
  • I’m in the most healthy and fulfilling relationship that I’ve ever been in
  • I feel confident, sexy, stylish, powerful, and beautiful–I genuinely FEEL like a unique goddess, an embodiment of the divine feminine
  • I have learned to listen to my body when it comes to food & nutrition
  • I quit slaving myself at retail jobs and now dedicate myself to the fulfilling & creative work of my soul
  • I get to express my creativity any way I choose, whether it’s drawing, painting, modeling, photography, graphic design, or music
  • I’m making a difference in the lives of others
  • I enjoy the benefits of a rich and varied spiritual practice
  • I’m in touch with the moon & my menstrual cycle and I live according to the the ebb & flow of my own unique energy
  • I’ve quelled a great degree of the negative self-talk, unworthiness, & comparing myself with others (I’m not perfect though, this is one I’m continuing to work on)

Now that I’ve got my goddess on, I’m ready to help you get yours!

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Ready to transform your life, look, feel, and BE Divine? Find out how you can work with me!

My Unique Approach & Feminine Philosophy

Magick

To put it simply, magick is creating something out of nothing, or changing something into something else.  I believe in the power of harnessing holistic & metaphysical systems to change yourself, your life, your world.  We are much more than meets the eye and everything is energy!  You and everything around you are composed of elemental energies, namely earth, water, air, fire, & spirit.  Having a good command and understanding of the elements through magick provides a means to shape your own life in a holistic and powerful way–body, emotions, mind, & spirit!  I’m not just a dabbler, I have spent the last 7 years diving deep into the world of magick & sought after the best training to be the best Lightworker I can possibly be, to serve humanity, and to serve YOU!

Activation

An important aspect of feminine empowerment I work with is the activation and awareness of the subtle energy systems in the female body. In the Kabbalistic tradition the feminine energy is known as Shekinah and in the yogic and tantric traditions, she is known as Shakti.  I have trained in many healing practices & modalities that clear your energy systems, awakening and activating Shakti & Shekinah in your life.  This enables you to see your potential, know & love yourself more deeply, live more aligned with your higher self & purpose in life, and move onto an accelerated path of owning and embodying your power and presence.

Sacred Style

It may seem paradoxical to fuse the superficial world of beauty and fashion with spirituality and empowerment, but I believe there is a magickal sweet spot where personal style meets sacred intention.  I invite you to go there with me and explore creativity, expression, and feeling radiant, comfortable, sexy, and SEEN in your unique brilliance and feminine essence.  Living as the goddess that you are means looking and feeling on the outside like the powerful and beautiful spiritual being that you are on the inside.

Embodiment

The ultimate goal of enlightenment or any spiritual or healing practice is to unite the infinite, divine consciousness with the human experience of being in a body. Our experience of life in a body is a complex and beautiful symphony of multilayered energies, weaving physical, emotional, etheric, mental, and spiritual.  The art of feminine embodiment aims to bring all of these energies into harmony and mastery, offering techniques to help harness the power of your female body and feminine essence, experience the energy and power of moving emotion and feelings, and help you drop down into a powerful presence and awakened experience of living radiantly in your body.

Empowerment

What is feminine power?  I believe we are only beginning to see the implications of a world where women own and embody the depth of their divinity, beauty, wisdom, sensuality, sexuality, and creativity.  The essence of feminine power comes in a multitude of flavors and in order to claim our power as women, there are many avenues we can take.  When we explore the vast spectrum of goddesses and archetypes that have been known in the world’s cultures, we begin to grasp our multidimensional potential as women.  When we own our power, we have the clarity to make life choices in the direction of our highest fulfillment, joy, purpose, love, and radiance.

Radiant Health

True wellness comes from being in harmony and alignment in all parts of our lives, not just eating the right foods or sticking to the perfect diet.  Women have unique needs when it comes to health.  Our hormones and energy systems are unique and require awareness to maintain balance.  Our relationships are also central to our wellbeing.  Our relationships with ourselves, our bodies, the food we eat, the earth, our menstrual cycles, giving and receiving, our partners and people in our lives, our work & career–all of these affect how we experience wellness.

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Fall in Love with Your Magickal Life!

Ready to live a radiant, empowered, embodied, magickal life? Find how you can work with me!

About Awakening the Goddess

I founded Awakening the Goddess as a home for all women who are dedicated to exploring their femininity, empowerment, and spiritual growth.  I believe I’m here on this planet to ride the edge of pioneering and bringing forward ancient wisdom in ways that will empower women of all ages and walks of life.  Awakening the Goddess is a platform for my work and offerings and the wisdom of women who are as passionate as I am about empowering the Divine Feminine.

Some Fun Facts, Tidbits & Serious Bullet Points About Me!

I currently live in Austin, Texas.  I was born and grew up in San Diego, California and have lived all over including: Southern California; Seattle, Washington; Brooklyn, New York; Oahu, Hawaii;  and Cape Town, South Africa!  Whew!  Yes, that’s a lot of moving.

Here are a few of the fruits of my studies, travels, and life in general!

  • I’m a Life Activation Practitioner, Energy Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher with the Modern Mystery School since 2009
  • I’m also an initiated Ritual Master, and continue my esoteric and magickal training specializing in Ceremonial & Ritual Magick, Kabbalah, Shamanism, and Warrior of Light training (also with the Modern Mystery School (yeah, it’s the real deal!)
  • Studied Women’s Leadership and Feminine Embodiment Practices with Awakening Women Institute since 2012
  • Studied Wellness Coaching with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition graduating in 2015
  • Reiki practitioner since 2000 with International Center for Reiki Training & Jikiden Reiki with the Jikiden Reiki Association in 2009
  • 17+ years of experience and study in Vibrational Medicine– flower & gem essences, gemstone therapy, sound therapy, color therapy
  • Created Mother City Goddess Temple in Cape Town, South Africa, and Awakening the Goddess™ Women’s Temple in Seattle, WA
  • Vocalist & Music Producer with Twindragon & and solo recording artist as  Vanessa Nova
  • Graphic Designer & Branding Specialist at Love Goddess Media
  • Studied Dance and Drama at University of California, Irvine
  • Fashion Stylist for 10 years at an Italian luxury lifestyle clothing brand
  • I love styling and modeling in fashion photography, just for fun!
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