Amanda Schendel, Founder
Meditation, Improv and Integration Coach
Amanda Schendel is a plant medicine practitioner, ceremonialist, and singer of plant songs. She also works as an Improv instructor, Level 2 Reiki practitioner and spiritual healer.
Amanda's goal as a facilitator is to protect the practice of North and South American Spiritual traditions, ceremonies, and sacred practices. As an advocate of the safe, responsible use of psychedelics, she strongly supports the continued scientific research into their healing potential and medicinal use.
Amanda recently she spent 3 years learning about plant medicine and healing with various shaman in Ecuador. During her stay, she was able to study modern mindfulness meditation & native healing modalities while leading a group of volunteers at the retreat center. In Ecuador she facilitates Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma cactus medicine.
She also facilitates psilocybin journeys with MycoMeditations in Jamaica. Her work here includes trip guidance, energetic movement & healing, guided meditations, lay counseling, and psychedelic integration.
Amanda splits her time between her home in Seattle, WA and Mexico. She works with various groups and retreat centers around the world.
In the past, she has trained as a comedic improviser at UCB Theater in NYC, Jet City in Seattle and The National Comedy Theatre in San Diego. She received her BA degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2004 with a major in Media Communications & Film.
Amanda's Current Projects
June-2018 Soul Medicine in Baja Sur, Ayahuasca Retreat-Organizer and facilitator
June 2018-MycoMeditations Second Annual Psychedelic Families Retreat-Speaker and facilitator
September-October, 2018-MycoMeditations Retreat Facilitator & Speaker
January-April, 2019-Sol Medicine Mushroom Retreats in Playa del Carmen, MX
Amanda splits her time between Seattle WA, Mexico and work in various countries. She works with many psychedelic healing groups and retreat centers around the world.
Curandera Healer, Chinese Medicine Specialist, Ceremony Leader
Jessica Grotfeldt is a shamanic healer, Chinese Medicine Specialist and highly experienced traveler in Mexico. She feels connected and called to this beautiful medicine and has held private and small-group ceremonies all over the US. She has lived for over 7 years in Mexico and desires to preserve the Mexican healing traditions in her work. Jessica works with psilocybin mushrooms as well as many hand-made Chinese medicine tinctures and formulas.
Jessica has been practicing herbalism, acupuncture, healing massage, sound therapy and shamanic journeying in New York City for the past 8 years. Her private practice, Curandera Acupuncture, seeks to combine her passion for traditional indigenous Mexican healing and her studies with Eastern medicine.
She holds her B.A. in Native American & Indigenous Studies concentrating on Curandera Shamanism from the University of Texas and her Ph.D. in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Jessica's Current Projects
January-July, 2018- 'Curandera Acupuncture' practice in Manhattan, NYC.
January-April, 2019-Sol Medicine Mushroom Retreats in Playa del Carmen, MX-Acupuncture healer & facilitator
Jessica splits her time between NYC, Mexico and work around the globe.
Ceremony Leader. Sound Healer, Shamanic Guide
Shamanic Musician, Oracle & Healer; Ceremony Leader Kate is a certified Sound Healer, 200Ryt Vinyasa teacher, Reiki attuned and shamanic initiate of Peruvian Shipibo tribe plant healing. She shares her practice, plant spirit medicine meditations, sound healing events and self care healing retreats in Seattle, Washington and around the world.
"I am Kate Ryan; Songbird, Oracle & Shamanic Musician. My Maternal Grandmothers maiden name was Jakku. Throughout my life I have been called to heal with a relationship to the great divine feminine. I believe when we heal ourselves, we heal our family & ancestors. I carry the lineage of strong women forward to build a legacy of love. A graduate with a BFA in Theater, my 20 years of performance work focused on Ritual, trance practice & social engagement. I am currently sharing my practice through classes, workshops and self-care healing retreats based in Seattle, Washington."
Yoga & Dance Instructor, facilitator, creator of joy!
I have been dancing through life since birth, and received my B.A. from the University of Washington in Dance and Philosophy.
My curiosity, thirst for knowledge, and playful outlook on life all influence my teaching style.
I strive for innovative, fun and approachable fitness classes derived from my background in dance, yoga, and pilates.
I was honored to be voted by Classpass users as Seattle's Most Motivating Instructor in 2017 & 2015.
Founder, Meditation teacher
I believe meditation has the power to make our existence richer and lighter. I don't believe meditation has to feel foreign and rigid. I think it should fit seamlessly into our lives no matter our ethnicity, religion or background.
I teach secular guided meditation classes and workshops with a casual vibe that will make a beginner feel welcome to learn while allowing seasoned practitioners inspiration to grow. Every class is designed to bring real personal awareness to the subject we're meditating on and provide tips and tools to infuse what we've learned into our everyday life.
After a trip around the world from Ecuador to Laos taking classes, producing retreats and doing coursework in Mindfulness at University of Washington and Mindfulness Northwest, I'm excited to share what I've learned in a context that makes sense for the modern world we live in.
Learn More at my personal website: www.wellawake.co