Vanessa Grajwer Boettiger
Human Design Guide
"Over the years I have been drawn to different modalities that have brought me greater freedom in my daily life. The language and perspective of human design has had enormous impact on me. I love to connect to the unique life inherent in each person's reading. For me there is no greater joy than living closely aligned with the truth of one's Being. That is what I hope to offer to clients through these human design and energy sessions." -VGB
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Vanessa’s family moved to the US when she was 9. Vanessa graduated from Yale University with majors in anthropology and economics. As a young woman wanting to understand her Jewish roots, she studied for five years at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College of Pennsylvania, receiving her rabbinic ordination in 2008. Vanessa is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and is able to provide a Human Design reading in any of these languages. Vanessa resides in Ashland, Oregon with her partner and their daughter.
Charts and Sessions
The chart is a map for you to use in your journey. I will never tell you what to do, but I can give you tools to expand your awareness and ease your decision making.
Personal Chart Reading
Opening the door to yourself...
Simply receiving the information about your unique design can grant you enormous relief from the tribulations of the egoic mind.
An initial reading will introduce you to the language of human design. This is the beginning of your experiment. You will leave the reading with the two most important pieces of information about your design: your strategy and your authority. Regardless, please remember that YOU are the ultimate authority to determine what resonates with you and what doesn’t.
Your Human Design chart is based on the date, time, and location of your birth. A chart reading will begin to describe what energies easily come across through your very being, that is, without any effort. Are you someone who needs a longer time and process to make a decision? Are you a networker? Are you conscious of your emotional wave, or are you taking in the emotions of other people around you? Are you primarily designed to do physical work in the world? Are you meant to be an observer who gives counsel when asked?
Each session will give you much more information than can be digested in one sitting. A recording of your reading will allow you to listen to it again and again, for deeper understanding.
Moving with your Natural Frequency
Resting in the True Self - Support and empowerment
I offer counseling that is supportive for my clients wherever they are. We can have one session, or one session weekly for as long as you need. Regardless, my goal is to empower you to see your life clearly, to make your own decisions from a sense of clarity, and to help you connect with the natural joy of being you. Your human design strategy and authority is a way to empower you, a path to more peace, more relaxation, and more acceptance of who you are for now.
Having an incorrect understanding of who we are can leave us feeling separated from our truth and even assaulted by our life. This can result in conflict, stress, and exhaustion. You can peacefully abide in and move from a place of truth--a place that was yours all along.
In our sessions, I will listen. I will bring my combination of meditation practice, rabbinic training, energy work, and human design wisdom, to help us understand what is happening for you. I have a natural desire to correct stuff so that you can move toward your own sense of joyful living, whatever that means for you. Human design is all about you finding your own answers, your own direction, your own wisdom.
Your session can be in person in my Ashland work location, or over the phone.
Human design for couples
Finding Awareness and Peace in Your Relationship
Do you want to understand the role of emotions in your relationship? Do you know when to be together, and when to take time and space independently? Learning your own design and the design of your partner can bring more satisfaction, peace, and awareness to yourself and your relationship.
Whatever we need to learn, our partner will show us. That is the gift of relationship. But our society has so many (mostly misleading) messages about how relationships should be, that few of us are equipped with the wisdom needed to grow in and through relationship.
Bring yourselves, each other, your birth dates and locations, and an open-enough mind and heart. Through awareness and understanding, human design can give you practical ways to experiment in relationship.
Your session can be in person in my Ashland work location, or over the phone.
Human design for children
Parenting each child according to who they are.
Ra Uru Hu, the founder of human design, used to say, "human design is for the children." Ra understood that children are "conditioned," that is, taught to be what society expects them to be, instead of who they naturally are. Parents and caretakers are in the unique role of helping children trust who they are, while at the same time guiding them according to the caretaker's wisdom.
Sessions are by phone, for 30 min.
"Vanessa’s desire for awareness has led her toward her own freedom. This feeling of resting in her authentic frequency is the medicine that she carries, as a teacher and mentor. Her graceful presence, the clarity of her wisdom, and her sensitivity seem to come naturally through her."
"So much of what you said resonated and has given me much to think about! I wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your ability to describe my design without judgment. What could have easily been cast as weaknesses, were instead described as differences or uniqueness, which put me at ease. Because I never felt defensive, I was able to really listen to what you were saying."
"My session with Vanessa was extraordinary and illuminating. Several insights came forward in her reading that, though unexpected, seem almost obvious in hindsight, but I wouldn't have become aware of them on my own. It has altogether proven very helpful in increasing my self-awareness and my ability to make informed personal decisions."
The applications have had a powerful impact on me in my professional work as a psychologist, and even more it has positively impacted me in my personal work with myself. Vanessa truly has a gift, a way of articulating herself, and an incredible talent for connecting with people in a meaningful way that has invaluable positive ripples into the world. I could not recommend her, and Design of the Self, more highly!
The readings were nothing short of awe-inspiring in their nuanced accuracy—a veritable blueprint of our unique deep-seated inclinations and aversions. My personal design provided insight into the hows and whys of the paths I've chosen and affirmed a plethora of gut-based decisions I'd questioned in the past. As a parent, I feel my son's design provided me with invaluable tools to help guide him as he grows.
I highly recommend a Human Design session with Vanessa. This amazing system, delivered with her empathy, insight and intuition, is a wonderful gift for one's self.
I am experiencing the lasting benefits of insights and awareness that came from my human design session with Vanessa. She revealed details about my design that gave an opening for the capacity of clear-seeing and an understanding of emotions, their root and relation to identity. I received a golden perspective on how my particular design expresses in the world. It was a source of realization, a new way of understanding the mystery of the self. My time with her was very comfortable, constructive, and grounded in wisdom. I feel blessed to have access to Vanessa's work.
"I want to express my deepest admiration for the work and counsel that Vanessa provides. Her deep understanding and thoughtful knowledge of Human Design has made me better understand my own resonance, and place and purpose in the world."