ancestral womb healing
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Rev. Ayah Buonaugurio
Ayah Buonaugurio is the founder of Obsidian Womb Wellness, a passionate facilitator of Hatha Yoga and Sacred Dance and a Women’s Health Advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ayah is also a legally ordained Priestess of Isis through the FOI (Fellowship Of Isis) as well as a Spiritual Minister through ONACS. Through the container of women’s rituals & events, Ayah educates, supports and advocates women allowing them to feel empowered to make informed decisions concerning their health in alignment with their cyclical natures.
Since 2009, Ayah has worked closely with the Obsidian stone through prayer, dedicated practice, and transmission from Mexico-Nahuatl grandmothers during participation in the Danza de la Luna of Ollinthuimetzli in Mexico. Before that Ayah spent over 13 years devoted to a feminine lineage in Mexico that taught her how to utilize a sacred obsidian pipe, as part of the ceremony. Ayah thereafter discovered the Obsidian Egg, and began to apply ancestral shadow work, balancing and womb healing. Ayah received transmission through personal vision & practice as well as guided instructions from experienced practitioners that live in Durango, MX. She teaches a specific protocol that originated from teacher Ana Silvia Serrano who founded an organization in Mexico for obsidian therapies.
Ayah has also contributed to the growth and nourishment of local communities by facilitating dance classes for at-risk youth, ceremonial dances at sacred pilgrimage sites, women’s womb wellness programs, as well as individual and group healing rituals using Obsidian therapies. She also offers private coaching & Thai massage therapies in Santa Cruz, Ca.
Ayah’s Dance Career
In 2012 Ayah moved to the San Francisco Bay to study ethno-contemporary, mystical Persian, and central Asian dance with director Miriam Peretz of Nava Dance Collective. She found herself performing with Shahrzad Dance Company, Ballet Afsaneh, U.C. Berkeley’s Soraaya. Ayah currently dances with Nava Dance Collective, an international community of dancers devoted to cross-cultural dialogue and artistic collaboration through traditional, sacred, and ethno-contemporary dance forms. Both dance companies featured Persian and sacred dances of the Silk Road.
Having also studied with Rosangela Silvestre in Brazil a couple times now, Ayah has incorporated Silvestre Technique into her personal practice which continues she cultivates to inspire the elements and vigorous training of the body mechanics.
Ayah is a former member of the Quimera, a shamanic tribal-fusion dance tribe in the Bay Area, directed by modern dancer, choreographer, and dance therapist Anandha Ray.
Ayah has contributed to the growth and nourishment of communities by facilitating dance classes for at-risk youth, ceremonial dances at sacred pilgrimage sites, women’s womb wellness programs, as well as individual and group healing rituals using obsidian. Additionally, she has taught and performed at regional festivals including Temple Dance Festival, Festival of the Silk Road, Nouveou Devadasi, Pranafest, Bliss Camp, Isis Oasis, and Dreamtime. She has been honored for her vision with invitations to create ceremonial dances at sacred sites. Ayah continues to inspire and offer the encouragement of deep prayer and grace through her performance art as well as her teaching practice.
Ayah has creatively infused a lifelong path of apprenticing in healing and ceremonial arts into her passion for therapeutic movement and health. She helps others to find develop practices that suit their individual lifestyle needs while inspiring creative expression, strong inner body awareness, and connection to Spirit.
For over a decade Ayah traveled extensively studying dance, indigenous medicine and ceremony in multicultural contexts primarily in North, Central and South America. She has apprenticed while undertaking extensive commitments with both elders and lineage carriers including members of the Fuego Sagrado de Itzachitlatlan (FSI), Abuela Malinali of the “Danza de la luna” an Aztec Mexica lineage of women in Mexico, Priestess Kalita Todd of ( FOI ) Fellowship of Isis, Brazilian healer John of God, Dona Flor herbalist of Brazil, and Dona Maria a local curendera and midwife of El-Remate, Guatemala.
Ayah has contributed to the growth and nourishment of local communities by facilitating dance classes for at-risk youth, ceremonial dances at sacred pilgrimage sites, women’s womb wellness programs, as well as individual and group healing rituals using obsidian. Additionally, she has taught and performed at regional festivals including Temple Dance Festival, Festival of the Silk Road, Nouveou Devadasi, Pranafest, Bliss Camp, Isis Oasis, and Dreamtime. She has been honored for her invitation and vision to create ceremonial dances in sacred sites. Ayah has completed 350hrs Thai Massage & Integrative Wellness therapies and currently has a strong healing practices in Marin, California.
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It’s no surprise that I’ve experienced the most intense and passionate relationship of my life. Grateful for the medicine played out and the guidance of beloved Ayah. She has an apprenticeship program that I highly recommend if you’re ready to clear trauma! .