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Classes, Events & Seasonal Celebrations

Sacred Tea ~ Conscious Breath ~ Qi Cultivation ~ Meditation ~ Astrology Wisdom ~ Myth & Story ~ Sound Healing ~ Heart-felt Sharing ~ Compassionate Listening

The Seven Sisters

TUESDAY @ 6:30PM & THURSDAY @ 10:30AM in  GOONENGERRY (BYRON BAY HINTERLAND). ADDRESS PROVIDED UPON BOOKING.

Join Dr. Vanessa Strauss and like-minded women for the practices of tea, medical Qigong, meditation and sound therapy. Our approach is rooted in the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, aligning with the current astrological, seasonal, or educational principles of Qi cultivation.

In these classes, we begin with the healing power of tea, either brewed from medicinal plants or a sacred elixir crafted by Vanessa, served on pure water. Both mediums aim to connect participants with their hearts, fostering calmness and inner peace while simultaneously clearing the mind for heightened awareness during the meditation practice.


The session then transitions into esoteric meditation practices, including visualization, breathwork, and chanting. These exercises are conducted in various positions—standing, sitting, or lying down—varying from class to class. To conclude the session, participants are invited to either lay down or remain seated, receiving the healing vibrations of sound through instruments such as the quartz crystal harp, gong, planetary chimes, and crystal quartz singing bowls.

Art-of-Tea & Astrology

LAST SATURDAY of the MONTH @ 4:30pm-7pm in GOONENGERRY (BYRON BAY HINTERLAND). ADDRESS PROVIDED UPON BOOKING.

The Art of Tea and Astrology is a monthly gathering, welcoming up to 7 participants to partake in a Tea Ceremony and delve into the celestial insights and movements of the moment. This unique event combines the serenity of Tea Ceremony with the wisdom of astrology, offering both a self-development and educational experience. Gain profound insights into navigating the upcoming month, exploring available opportunities, identifying potential pitfalls, optimising your energy, recognising areas for growth and steering clear of challenges.


While participation in reflections and sharing stories is encouraged, it is not mandatory. Dr. Vanessa Strauss often shares mythological stories that enhance understanding and embodiment of celestial transits, guiding you on your journey for the month ahead.

Autumn Equinox 2024

WEDNESDAY 20th MARCH, 2024 ~ BYRON BAY HINTERLAND. ADDRESS AVAILABLE UPON BOOKING

Our Solstice & Equinox special events coincide with the Earth's turning points, celebrating the seasons' changes and the dance of the Sun during these sacred and high vibrational days.

RETREAT PROGRAMME:

Our day begins with the practice of medical Qi Gong and energy cultivation drawn down from the Sun on these high vibrational energy days. We then transition into a sacred ceremony featuring prayer, flowers, and intention setting, aligning with the unique calls from the changing seasons. 


Lunch is provided, following the principles of Chinese Dietetics and Food as Medicine, featuring local and organic produce from farmers' markets and local stores. 

Post lunch, we delve into Astrology and Tea Ceremony, exploring the astrological alignments for the coming three months overlaid on each participant's personal astrology chart. This personalised mini-reading in a group setting serves both educational and community-building purposes. A Q & A session follows for clarity and integration.

The last 1.5 hours of the day retreat are dedicated to a group healing session involving acupuncture pins and sound healing. The day concludes with a group meditation or chant to seal the magic of the experience.

Testimonials

Vanessa went above and beyond to make all of us feel like Goddess’ on this special day. Every activity we did was divine, from qi-gong in the forest, to altar making in the yurt, to a seafood buffet, individual astrology readings, and ending with a healing session for the whole group. So much gratitude to you Vanessa! Thank you for all that you have shared with me.

Emma

Vanessa is a glorious gift. A wise woman with beautifully crafted offerings, of alchemy, celebration, insight, nourishment, transformation and wisdom. All worthy of a yes response and experiencing. Whether you require emotional, physical or psychological support, the presence and weave you receive will bestow you with greater awareness, embodiment, enhanced wellness, and a lingering lightness of being. 

Amandala, Astrologer

Vanessa’s Women’s gatherings and meditation sessions are transformational. It’s one of the most challenging experiences I’ve had, not only physically but mentally and emotionally challenging. It has guided me through physical healing, through pregnancy, and has brought me mental clarity. It has changed my life perspective. She is also a fantastic astrologist and she is able to align the yoga kriyas, meditations and medical qi gong  with the astral world and astrological transits. It is truly life changing. Deep respect and love for her guidance. 

Disiane,

Naturopath & Mother

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