The Biz Bruja Podcast
Reclaiming Wellness with Jovanka Ciares

Reclaiming Wellness with Jovanka Ciares

April 20, 2022

Sooo excited to share this beautiful amiga and author, Jovanka Ciares! We've known each other almost a decade and at some point created Latina only event wellness- Las Chicas Connect in NYC! I am so proud to know this lady and to witness her bringing forth the next phase of her sacred purpose with this book! I already started reading- and I LOVE it!

 

  • Jovanka's journey growing up in Puerto Rico 
  • She climbed the corporate ladder and then began to struggle with health issues
  • Being an educator and wellness coach and making a difference in our communities
  • Jovanka shares why the time is now to reclaim ancestral practices as our birthright
  • Reasons why some folks are still struggling with reclaiming their wellness
  • Why we need a balance of ancient practices and Western medicine
  • Why it's critical to be your own health advocate

You can buy her book:

Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for your healthy, happy and beautiful life on Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Indie Bound 

Find Jovanka at her website: JovankaCiares.com

Instagram: @JovankaCiares

OFFICIAL BIO

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Integrative Herbalist, Wellness expert; detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, an online wellness & learning community for healthy living, which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”. Jovanka studied nutrition with best-selling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell at Cornell University and herbalism with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. She offers lectures, workshops and wellness coaching in both English and Spanish. In her social media channels, she shows viewers easy natural cures, home remedies and how to use common herbs and spices to address various health complaints. After years of suffering from IBS, ulcers and fibroids, Jovanka embraced alternative therapies like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Herbalism. Her journey towards self-healing, peace and happiness became her motivation to inspire and support hundreds of others to do the same. Jovanka is a featured expert at People Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Whole Foods, Veria Living, Fox News LA, NPR and CBS Radio. She’s also a regular contributor in Spanish-language media outlets like Telemundo and a contributing guest expert at The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, BlogHer and PositivelyPositive. Jovanka gave her first TEDx talk on “Rethinking Failure” in November 2013.

Esoteric Esa & The Biz Bruja Convo on the Rise of Bruja Scammers & Fake Accounts

Esoteric Esa & The Biz Bruja Convo on the Rise of Bruja Scammers & Fake Accounts

January 27, 2022

In the last two years, there have been more FAKE accounts imitating astrologers, psychics and spiritual workers than ever and Instagram isn't moving quick enough to support professionals who are dealing with this issue as well as our fans and communities that may be scammed out of money.

I decided to have various conversations about this issue. I got together with a astrologer, psychic, digital entrepreneur, writer and bruja fabulosa, Esoteric Esa to platicar about this issue that is affecting BIPOC and Latinx communities.

We discuss with seriousness and humor:

* What is actually happening with the increase of FAKE ACCOUNTS and Instagram scammers

* What to look for when seeing fake accounts and scammers

*  The importance of discernment and why it's key that we slow down and pay attention

* Let's stop rushing our spiritual growth

* How the Age of Aquarius is inspiring us now and how the shifts of the Nodes will bring everything into light

*  Why it's important for Spiritual Leaders to take care of their communities

* Why silence is complacency 

 

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Read article on LA TIMES: Psychics and astrologers are huge on Instagram. Now scammers are impersonating HERE

Read Esoteric Esa's article on scammers HERE

Read Yvette Montoya's article: How to Spot a Bruja Scammer on Instagram HERE

 

About Jasmin Alejandrez-Prasad aka Esoteric Esa

Jasmin Alejandrez-Prasad aka Esoteric Esa (she, her, ella, they), is an Astrologer, Psychic, Intuitive, Numerologist, and Entrepreneur creator of The Modern Spiritual Latina Oracle®, the 7-season Award-winning podcast Better Work Bitch!, Founder of the SOULIMINATI brand and the Esoteric Esa Patreoncommunity. Esoteric Esa's work reflects her transformative spiritual journey and focuses on destigmatizing the negative misconceptions of esoteric teachings and practices within the Latinx community. 

Connect with her via:

Instagram: @esoteric_esa

Instagram brand: @souliminati

Twitter: @jgalejandrez

Patreon: www.patreon.com/esotericesa

Book a reading at www.souliminati.com 

 

Season Three: Behind the Scenes of Breath Liberation Society with Chauna Bryant

Season Three: Behind the Scenes of Breath Liberation Society with Chauna Bryant

January 24, 2022

Honored to be speaking to one of my favorite humans, Chauna Bryant! The Creatrix of the Breath Liberation Society, Chauna shares her journey and the challenges that led her and many BIPOC healers she knows to create their own spaces grounded in inclusion, diversity and trauma awareness. 

For more information on the upcoming Breathwork event January 27th and for the next session of Breath Liberation Society- 

Breathwork Facilitator training, with Breath Liberation Society (BLS), is open for enrollment. The training is black and queer lead and features the knowledge and wisdom of 24+ breathwork facilitators, energy workers, and community care advocates. The five-month, 100% virtual training features an emphasis on trauma-informed care, social justice, and inclusive business practices.

For more information visit us HERE

 

Bio: Chauna is a Breathwork meditation guide, and Pilates Instructor. She specializes in group and one-on-one clients in Washington DC and New York City. Chauna loves helping her clients reduce stress and balance their busy lives. 

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The Biz Bruja Podcast: When Spiritual Teachers Tell You Spiritual Protection Practices Attract Negativity

The Biz Bruja Podcast: When Spiritual Teachers Tell You Spiritual Protection Practices Attract Negativity

December 15, 2021

Mi gente bella! I shared this on YouTube and felt called to add it to my podcast. I've heard the " When you're in the love & light" nothing can touch you for the last few decades from mostly New Age teachers.

It's ok when we affirm our blessed place in the Universe or our Abuelita is affirming that we are loved and held pero if your spiritual teacher says," Forget egg limpias, cleansing, clearing and grounding- I don't need all that! I'm in the love and light! When you do Spiritual protection you are inviting the negativity in"~ are los ojos and pay attention.

I invite you to take a look at your teacher, their privilege and tap into your own intuition, Ancestral wisdom and guidance. As Latinx, BIPOC, LGBTQIA and immigrants we have our own inherent needs for rituals, energy nurturing and protecting practices. Follow what feels best for YOU and remember that our Ancestors lived by certain spiritual practices that helped them survive, gain resilience, strength and thrive. These practices are our sacred gifts and help us grow our mind, body and spirit health.

I'd love to hear what you think about this and your experiences.

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If you've wanted a New Year Reading I have openings in February 2022. Book a special offer $97 Akashic Records Reading HERE 

Sending you huge love, protection and healing,

Vanessa 

The Biz Bruja Podcast: Being A Bruja Is More Than Trend

The Biz Bruja Podcast: Being A Bruja Is More Than Trend

October 12, 2021

It's been A MINUTE! Finally got married in July- it was amazing! My fam came down with Covid-19 and as I juggled that and my retreat to Mexico and a project I am sharing soon- my podcast fell to the side!

I guess she wanted to come back! I started a video for my website and LOL I started talking about being a bruja and what that means to me. Being a bruja is more than a trend and showing up reclaiming who we truly are is in service to our liberation and to liberation of of our people. Being a bruja has always been intertwined with social justice and serving the community.

I hope you enjoy!

We coming back with more! 

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The Biz Bruja Podcast: Keepin’ Up With The Brujas

The Biz Bruja Podcast: Keepin’ Up With The Brujas

June 2, 2021

Gemini made me do it! LOL or the Pisces Moon! Do you feel pressured to keep up with all things spiritual? That to be a REAL bruja you need to know all.the.things? 

I've noticed with the rise of spiritual, esoteric, bruja and curandera information online and the pandemic's invitation to heal- that many folks are pressuring themselves to be "more spiritual" or a better "bruja." Let's not replace society's standards or religious pressures with the internal critic pressure of "not being a good enough bruja." Being a bruja and a spiritualist is a journey of healing, exploration, expression and celebration! 

Perfectionism and comparison can also exist in the land of the healers and brujas! In fact, these colonizer mindsets and oppressions worked consciously and subconsciously to separate us from who we truly BE.

This episode is me riffing on my experiences and perceptions. We are all on our own path and while they may be similar or inspire us with similarities- we are all on our own unique journey. We need to remember this and listen to our own powerful knowing above and beyond what the trends, expectations or society's presentation of what a spiritual. We are here to reclaim and REDEFINE how we BE and how we thrive. 

Please receive what serves you and release what doesn't serve.

Let me know how this lands with you brujitx!

Mucho amor y magia,

Vanessa 

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Priscilla Stephan: Leading through the Mystic Archetype

Priscilla Stephan: Leading through the Mystic Archetype

April 20, 2021

Brazilian-American Priscilla shares her journey from wanting to be a nun or an astronaut to being an event coordinator, fashion jewelry designer and working in corporate to the Akashic Records and business leadership development.

 

She describes the Akashic Records as Harry Potter’s Library in the Ether- endless infinite library with all the information through dimensions, time and space- a great way to connect with the guides who have been traveling with us from lifetime to lifetime! After twenty years of reading tarot, Priscilla encouraged me to study and teach the Akashic Records!

 

One of the ways that the Records are different from other practices is that it requires you to be an active, empowered participant in the session.  Once we show up willing to be accountable and take responsibility- the guides are there to reflect that back with the most practical and concise information at the time, understanding it’s not predictive and that we do have free will. 

 

Her life changed completely when she studied the Akashic Records and describes living a life in technicolor instead of black and white. 

 

  • Everyone has their interests and specialty in the Akashic Records. 

  • Trusting where you feel the pull. Trust that it may go in phases. 

  • Why she doesn’t feel called in the Records but rather download strategy and her channeled archetype system. 

  • How her guides “the little fuckers” asked her to download a little book for us and it became a whole body of work.

  • In the archetype system Priscilla downloaded, healers are under the Mystics category and they can be creative, intuitive and healing. Mystics are here to elevate consciousness on the planet with these gifts. 

  • Priscilla shares one of the major abilities that healers tend to discount

  • Shares what is an archetype and the five archetypes in her system.

  • Her process of answering the Call and moving through the answering of your call.

  • The Mystic’s kryptonite

  • How healers forget themselves and go overboard

  • Healers are more than their service.

Bio:

Priscilla Stephan

When entrepreneurs want to make seven figures in their business without working harder or burning out, they work with Priscilla Stephan, Intuitive Business Strategist and creator of the Soulfluent™ Leadership Archetypes.

Priscilla’s holistic and pragmatic approach to business and leadership allows her clients to live their dream lifestyle while confidently sharing their soul’s work to make a big impact and increase their profit and growth.

Originally from Brazil, San Diego is now her home base as she works with leaders from a wide range of industries who have one thing in common: they have the desire to create a global impact and live a life of purpose without sacrificing their time, relationships or well-being.

To discover your Soulfluent™ Leadership Archetype and how it can help you maximize your profits while living the joyful life you’re craving, visit: https://priscillastephan.com

 

New Moon in Pisces: Cyclical creatures~Criaturas cíclicas

New Moon in Pisces: Cyclical creatures~Criaturas cíclicas

March 13, 2021

Spirit invited me to connect with y'all today because it's a beautiful astrological line up for release, healing and flow!

I have a New Moon gathering every month in my monthly membership Bruja Rising and this hypno-meditation is created just for this space. 

New Moon always invites is to release and make way for the new. So many of us want to add to an already full plate, until we can't. Our health or other situations kick up to remind us...we are cyclical creatures. Criaturas cíclicas.

We are between years and phases as next week we move into the New Astrological Year with Sun in Aries.

By 8:41 minutes the meditation begins so please don't drive with this on and allow yourself some time to go deep.

Meditation- releasing grief and loss from our energy field and making room for joy, beginnings and love.  

Thank you all for your support, your kindness and your feedback! Please let me know if this served and share with friends! 

If you're interested in Bruja Rising know that it includes a New Moon zoom gathering and Full Moon Bruja Oracle Hours, yep I open the Akashic Records and we explore energetic patterns and receive intuitive guidance! I also have talented Latinx and BIPOC guides bringing their magic every month!

If you're part of the School of the Healing artes it's only $21.99 and if you're new it's $29.99 Find out more HERE

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Pam Covarrubias: Owning Her Story with Creative Grace, Curiosity and Service

Pam Covarrubias: Owning Her Story with Creative Grace, Curiosity and Service

February 24, 2021

Pam Covarrubias: Owning her Story with Creative Grace, Curiosity & Service

So excited to share this brilliant, beautiful bilingual hermana! Pam is an Intuitive Brand Builder, Certified Life Coach and EFT Practitioner- and all around wise woman supporting mujeres to own their stories and align with their purpose!

Growing up surrounded by art and music, Pam shares her story from Mexico to the US, from wanting to be an architect to becoming a graphic designer to Intuitive Brand builder, Life and business coach, podcaster of the award-winning Cafe Con Pam and EFT Practitioner healer. 

  • Her relaying allows us to experience through her story how our talents and gifts are intertwined in everything we do. 

 

  • Pam asked herself, “What skills do I have now that I can make money from?” and her skills assessment brought her on to the Brand Strategist path. 

 

  • The idea that nothing is a waste of time, our experiences invite us to connect with our inner gifts and resources. 

 

  • Pam shares her moment where she felt she “made it” and breaking thru the generational trauma around older rich white male authority figures. 

 

  • Listening to podcasts she asked herself,” where are the people who look like me? Who speak two languages? Where are the deeper stories? Where are the Latinx podcasts?” 

 

  • How “Cafe Con Pam” podcast was born. 

 

  • How sharing our sexual harassment, fighting machismo and daring to speak out truth is truly part of our empowerment journey as mujeres.

 

  • The transparent thread that connects us through generations. 

 

  • Pam drops some wisdom on creating your podcast! We could do a podcast about this! 

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cafeconpampodcast/

BIO: 

 

Pam is dynamically skilled as an Intuitive Brand Builder, Business Guide, Podcaster, Speaker, Certified Crystal Healer, EFT Practitioner, Certified Life Coach, and Recovering Procrastinator. She primarily spends her time elevating womxn and small businesses by helping them develop their brand in intuitive ways, while also staying true to their unique story. Throughout her diverse career, Pam learned the importance of branding and positioning in an ever-changing market. She utilizes her natural skills, as a highly intuitive and creative human and as a strategic marketer and coach, to develop systems that help individuals accomplish their intentions. She brilliantly blends creativity and practicality to help her clients achieve success. Pam’s mission is to Spread Ideas, Move People. As a creator, speaker, coach, and visionary, she strives to bring products, support, insight, and accountability to those around her.

Season 2: Full Moon in Leo: A Heartfelt Invitation to Shine

Season 2: Full Moon in Leo: A Heartfelt Invitation to Shine

January 28, 2021

Yasssss we made it through Brujitx! Last year was an initiation into facing our shadows, loss, grief, change, gratitude, deepening our connection with our spirit, shifting, pivoting and healing with a capital H. We all went through 2020 yet we did not go through it the same. Each of us had our own journey.

Some folks took a pause, others jumped into the fray and held space for communities. All of you, and I have the honor of meeting so many of you, courageously made time for healing and re-creating community. 

For me it felt like what I had been preparing all my life. I started reading business owners at 16, represented by a entertainment company at 22, initiated at 23 and guiding circles for over a decade when I came online. If there was ever a call for me to rise as teacher and space holder, this was it! I thank each an everyone of you for listening, supporting, sharing, enrolling in the courses of The School of the Healing Artes- most of all, I thank you for showing up for YOUR ancestors, for your espiritu and for being the chain breakers of ancestral patterns that no longer serve.

Gracias de Corazon! I am so excited for your rising, your shining and your creations that I have been sharing on instagram and for the sacred spaces you have created in your hearts, your families and communities. I know as we have healed, survived and thrived 2020- that we are ready for the tremendous changes that our world needs to go through to honor all people, moving human rights and social justice center stage. We are still preparing, knowing it will take time but we know that it's the only way for us to create the world that every child deserves. 

In the episode: 

* Deep gratitude and a quick review of 2020

* The Cycles of the Moon and how they reflect our own cycles and rhythms of creation.

* The Full Moon inspiring us to the stage, to speak our truth and to SHINE- releasing all that is not us, remembering that we truly are whole and have always been.

* Spirit messages delivered in this talk.

* Someone on instagram asked," How do I approach social media as a new business? There's so much available, I feel pressured and I wind up backing off." I share my experience and an invitation.

* A short meditation, a time to drop in and witness anything that is constricting our sovereignty and our fullest expression

I hope this episode has served you queridos

Mucho amor!

Vanessa 

 

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