Grace Ascending

My love of teaching is vast and wide!

​In addition to astrology, I’ve taught on subjects ranging from ethics to language to yoga to research methodology…. in settings as diverse as homeless shelters, architecture firms, bookstores, doctors' offices, language acquisition schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and renowned universities.

I bring to all my intuitive counseling a rich and varied professional background, including some of the following formal training & experiences:

-Nearly a decade of active clinical practice as an occupational therapist in various settings (MS, OTR/L), with a focus on Trauma Informed Care with diverse urban populations (2010-present)

-Organizational Behavior, Human Resources & Management PhD Candidacy: IE Business School, Madrid, Spain (2012-2014)
-Lecturer in Evidence Based Practice, Research Fellow, and Merit Scholar: Boston University, Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Science (2007-2011)
-200 hours Yoga Teacher Training plus advanced certifications in Trauma Sensitive Modalities (2015, 2017, 2018)
-130 hours Advanced training in Analytical Psychology: MN Seminar in Jungian Studies (2017-2019)

-Minnesota Jung Association Board Member: Volunteer coordinator of association speakers and special events (2019-present)
-Therapist Leader in Integrative Wellness Initiative & Trauma-Informed Care at a major urban hospital: An initiative to bring resiliency & wellbeing supports to all stakeholders (2016-2019)

-Supervision of dozens of therapist interns and new clinicians (2016-present)
-TEFL Certification with Honors (Teach English as a Foreign Language), with years of language teaching experience: Boston, MA, USA; Stockholm, Sweden; Rome, Italy (2006-2010)
-Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude: Macalester College (2004)

Most recently, in my hometown of Minneapolis, I have facilitated the following lectures & workshops:

-3-part Winter Holiday Support Series: A Comfort Circle for the Winter Holidays & New Year, featuring movement, self-massage, meditation, and ritual at Yess Yoga (Dec-Jan, 2019-2020)
-Ongoing Monthly New Moon Circle with Astrology lecture & Energy tune-up practices at Yess Yoga (a collaboration with (2019-present)
-Minneapolis Women & Femme Astrology Sisterhood Circle (2018-present)
-4-part Comprehensive Intro-Immediate Astrology Series at Tao Natural Foods (2019)
-Keys to Cosmic Essence Workshop at Tao Natural Foods (2019)
-2 Consecutive 10-Week Series for Members of a Minnesota-based Seminar in Analytical Psychology

-Core Natal Chart Factors plus Asteroid Goddesses & other advanced topics in Astrology (original syllabus & organic support group): (2018; 2019)
-Becoming Your Own Best Oracle: A Tarot Workshop at Eye of Horus Bookstore & Yess Yoga (2018; 2019; 2019)
-Movement & Self-Massage for Subtle Healing Workshop at Yess Yoga (2019)

A physician in Minneapolis recently described an astrology study group of organic origins the following way:

“Following a lecture on Astrology in the spring of 2019 at our local seminar in Analytical Psychology, several of us approached Andrea with the idea of forming and astrology self-study group.  For the next six months we met regularly to go over one another’s charts under Andrea’s guidance, in an atmosphere of support, emotional authenticity, and open-minded inquiry. In the end, we were all left with a deepened respect for and interest in the power of astrology as a tool for the psycho-spiritual exploration of the self.”                                                                                                                    -D.S., Medical Doctor, MPLS, MN

It’s always great joy to expand my teaching offerings into new domains!

Please let me know how I can support you, your community, or your organization’s intuitive development through supportive & compassionate learning contexts.