“Within the water, our Ancestors + Guides flow, calling us to turn to them for wisdom and healing”
I Am April Jay.
I’m a lover of music, movement, and intuitive healing arts. With a background as a published author in social science research, trauma informed therapy and family systems, I believe the study of epigenetics is super sexy and when beautifully paired with somatic/spiritual healing, creates a potent cocktail for clearing ancestral karma and empowering all beings to live in their fullest expression.
I believe the more we get to know our DNA(the wounding and wisdom of our Ancestors,) the less oppression and cultural appropriation there will be in our world. It’s truly our time to dance, play + create for the uplifting of humanity in a way our dead or even living Ancestors never got to. The movement from victimhood to freedom lives deep in our bones and my healthy Ancestors have shown me I have the privilege of being a mirror for those ready to remember our fiercest familial freedom.
My DNA is woven with Polish priestesses, Romani ritualists, Hungarian healers, Wisconsin bartenders/beer drinkers, cinnamon loving seamstresses and lineages beyond language. My DNA is draped in details of the oppressed and the oppressor. I’ll be learning about the intimate details of my family history for lifetimes and I truly find joy in it. I’m stoked to share this joy with you and meet your Abundant Ancestors! Let’s explore our journey from Ancestral pain to Ancestral pleasure. And so it is, and so it was, and so it shall be :)
And a little more..
My professional experience has extended to several positions in mental health, including working in child protection services as an investigator and case manager, working with high need patients in inpatient psychiatric hospital settings, and working as a trauma therapist. I've personally guided hundreds of individuals through self transformation and awakening to their gifts. I offer retreats, business consultations, and individual mentorships.
I live amongst amongst the trees in Portland, Oregon with my partner and pup. I have a deep passion for ocean medicine and feel grateful to travel often to my second home, Puerto Rico. I'm an Aries Sun, Pisces Moon and Leo Rising. In human design, I'm a Generator. In Gene Keys my life's work is 21 :) If you have no idea, what I'm talking about no worries, come hang out in Ceremony Space, a virtual and in person community to learn more. If any of this resonated with you and you'd like to introduce yourself email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In love + joy,
Why Water + Ancestral Healing
We are made of water. Our Ancestors are made from water. Water copies, carries and memorizes information, including DNA. Coming from our Mother’s womb, our deepest intergenerational wounds evolve from the water, creating a loss of our truth at a young age. This loss deprives us of knowing our real lineages, our ancestral wisdom, our innate gifts. It is your birthright to know your Ancestors and to tap into your ancient wisdom.
Since the water of the womb is where we often lose our healthy connections, it is where we must turn in order to retrieve our truth once again. I infuse ancestral connection and water healing techniques including Shamanic Journeying, breathwork, womb healing, water meditations, energetic water ceremonies, and cleansing rituals to bring us back home to our roots. Ancestral healing is comprised of many practices which we explore. The practice we explore the most in sessions, is directly connecting with your Ancestors to receive guidance, wisdom and healing. This connection is rooted in ritual safety and empowers you to be the healer, in collaboration with your beautiful Ancestral guides.
Water is deeply connected and reflective of our emotions. I co-create with the water element, honoring it as a sacred conduit in order to help you get into an aligned, energetic flow. Water holds the key to our deepest healing and understanding of our Sacred Codes. Everyone connects to water uniquely and I am here to help you explore this connection.
In person + distance healing sessions are uniquely designed to meet your healing needs, while weaving a connection to the water element.
Private in person water healing ceremonies available upon request.
What is Ancestal Healing
Ancestral healing comes in many shapes + forms and varies based on cultural and spiritual beliefs. The way I honor and guide people through ancestral healing is by facilitating a connection between you and your Ancestors. This takes place in a ritually safe way by guiding you deep into your subconscious to access information about the wounds and wisdom of your Ancestors. Through these connections, you gain insight about the intergenerational patterns moving through your lineage and impacting you today. We connect with Healthy Ancestors in order to bring healing to the unwell. We explore the gifts your Ancestors want to help you access so you can live in alignment, here and now. I recognize all of this may be new for you so we take it at a healthy, honoring pace.
Who Needs Ancestral Healing
Truly everyone with Ancestors...so everyone! But especially if:
You notice yourself taking on patterns of unhealthy members of your family such as addiction, mental illness, toxic relationship patterns, physical illnesses that run in your family, chronic illness
You feel a deep knowing that you have a soul purpose but you’re not quite sure what that is and feel blocked
You’re actively aware of trauma in your family line(s) such as war, addiction, murders, abuse + neglect, poverty, genocide, family secrets
You feel disconnected from your family and Ancestors and want to learn more about them
Recent studies in epigenetics show the pain of ancestors can continue for generations. It’s time to bring healing to our lineages, not only for ourselves but our children, friends, family and the collective.
Let’s break these cycles. Book a consultation with me today to explore connections with your Ancestors!
What is Water Healing
Many traditions around the world have used water as a conduit for transformation and healing. The way in which they use it, varies greatly. However, most traditions recognize that we are created in water, we come from the water of our mother’s womb, we are primarily made up of water. Water is the way we tap into our deepest emotions and this is why it has such an incredible healing impact on the human body + spirit.
How I use Water Healing with my Clients
I guide you to create a connection with water before helping your body float and surrender to its embrace. While holding you in the water, I am sending you energy healing, shifting + releasing unhealed parts and asking the water to alchemize this energy.
The water you are in is blessed by my Guides + Ancestors so you are soaking up this healing energy as well. We do this work in natural bodies of water such as oceans, lakes and hot springs when accessible and if not, a tub or pool. At times, I gently submerge your body into the water, activating a deep surrender within you and releasing traumas through movement under water.
We then gently bring you out of the water, connecting about your experience and creating a plan to integrate this healing into your day to day.
Who Needs Water Healing
needing to process grief or loss
needing to get through a “stuck” chapter in their life
wanting to tap into their deep unconscious mind + wisdom
wanting to release stagnant energy + trauma stored in the body
seeking a rebirth + transformation of self
Water is the mother waiting to hold you, heal you and honor you. Let’s dive in.
Book a free consult with me today to explore water healing