about alessandra

 
Casual Grand Canyon hike // Photo by Bridget Miller

Casual Grand Canyon hike // Photo by Bridget Miller

Alessandra is an intuitive and empathic healing facilitator, teacher, writer and performer newly based in Miami, FL after 7 years in NYC. Her work focuses on the mind body connection, extending into sexual connection and incorporates yoga asana, meditation and philosophy, the archetypal imagery of the tarot, and a creative sense of play. 

In her study, practice and work, Alessandra strikes a balance between intuition and logic, bringing scientific theory and practical leaps where applicable. A skeptic for many years, she has replaced dismissals with curiosity and transformed her life, perspective and practice because of it.

Through Boneseed, she has developed a practice that focuses on diving into the deepest layers of the authentic Self and furthers shares that originality and energy with the world. She has lead workshops that use the tarot, yoga asana, visualization meditation and the chakra system to explore sensuality, creativity, sexual empowerment, and authenticity. She specializes in the sacral chakra helping clients with relationships, libido, pelvic floor dysfunction, anxiety, depression, and identity.

Her ongoing private practice, Excavation + Expansion allows individuals to dive deeper, integrate duality, and understand the underlying driving mechanisms that can be clouded by the surface level side effects of modern living.

YOGA + movement

A practitioner since pre-adolescence, Alessandra took the leap into deeper study when she dove into a 50 HR advanced training in Energy and the Subtle Body (a primer on the psychosomatic connection, chakra systems and beyond) with Justin Ritchie, with whom she sustains an ongoing mentorship, working towards an advanced and specialized 300 HR certification.

She completed her 200 HR training at Yoga Shanti in New York City and has additionally completed certification in Yoga for the Pelvic Floor with Leslie Howard. To deepen her understanding of movement and the body, she obtained an AFAA group fitness certification and additionally teaches dance and strength training based classes. While based in NYC, she taught at Three Jewels, Crunch, Just Like Om and The Heights Casino. She also taught children through Yogi Beans.

Alessandra’s yoga instruction stems from a Hatha lineage infused with Iyengar based alignment. Her classes incorporate Vinyasa, Mindful Movement, Power and Restorative elements. Alessandra’s dharma talks incorporate her study of the Yoga Sutras, the Chakra system and energetic sciences, Tarot archetypes, Tibetan Buddhism, Jungian psychology, popular culture (from Superman to Harry Potter), and various lineages of myth and folklore, creative writing, improv comedy as well as every day observances.

She currently leads weekly meditations at Bagua Center in Miami.

Photo by Eva Woolridge

Photo by Eva Woolridge

tarot

Alessandra has studied tarot under the tutelage of the great Lindsay Mack of Wild Soul Healing, sustaining private mentorship for over a year and furthering her studies with immersive retreats and ceremonies. She deepens her practice through meditation, personal inquiry and seeking wisdom in nature and the works of Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Julia Cameron, Aldous Huxley, Carl Jung, and a range of other deep thinkers and psychic explorers.

She has read tarot at events for Nicole Miller, Reformation, New York University, Capsule Trade Show, 305 Fitness, The Numinous, Club Söda, Greenpointers, Sky Ting via 3rd Ritual, and Bash Productions and taught workshops at Maha Rose, Three Jewels, Catland, Ahana Yoga, Original Hot Yoga 305 and MINKA Brooklyn.

writing

Alessandra has loved to write since she received her first diary. Her most treasured entry reads, “Today I stayed home because I didn't feel good. I played Final Fantasy VII and Aeris died. Sephiroth killed her. He is the asshole of the game. Then I played Amazon Trail and almost won. I hope I get better soon.” Alessandra loves Final Fantasy VII more than anyone you know.

She took the magazine writing track while attending the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and wrote for Popular Science, The AV Club, Girl Scouts of America and North by Northwestern, but taking two screenwriting classes her senior year ruined her. Her heart lives in fiction.

After years of “writing on the side,” she is currently working on her first novel for which she is happily and miserably pouring out her life blood. In the mean time, you can check out her blog, or selected works of poetry

performance

Sex Magic at the Magnet Theater NYC

Sex Magic at the Magnet Theater NYC

Alessandra's first performance was a silent role as the Virgin Mary in her pre-school's nativity play. She later performed her first monologue as Lucy Van Pelt, a role that spoke to her very soul, and directed a 40 minute stage adaptation of Fight Club for her high school directing workshop. (She regrets the final script has been lost to the ether.)

Alessandra has studied improv, musical improv and storytelling at the Magnet Theater since 2015 with Rick Andrews, Louis Kornfeld, Megan Gray, Nick Kanellis, Peter McNerney, Nikita Burdein, Frank Spitznagel and Adam Wade. She has performed on the Magnet main stage as an improvisor, storyteller, essayist and, most notably, host and producer for her very own variety show, Sex Magic: A Taboo Busting, Sex Positive, Magic Making Event.