Areola Area

The Areola is a passionate group of women committed to the path of  empowering and educating women on holistic breast health, one boobie at a time. We are trained in Ayurvedic  Lymphatic Massage  and will be teaching women how to explore, map and understand the terrain of their breast tissue. We will be offering FREE holistic breast checks within the safe container of our wellness tent throughout the gathering to women who are interested in opening a deeper conversation with their breast health. This can be a deeply profound, and often emotional experience as we re-awaken this deeply intuitive aspect of our bodies, and learn, maybe for the first time, how to truly listen to what our breast tissue is telling us about our health. We offer a compassionate and safe space for women to explore their bodies and move through whatever may arise.


Women who are interested in receiving a breast check will have the opportunity to enter our raffle Thursday evening after the opening ceremony and winners will be selected  and posted Thursday night.  We will be offering breast checks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings during the morning class session, and women will have a chance to sign up for their desired timeslot.  Each woman who is selected will receive a 30 minute breast check and lymphatic massage as well as empowerment and education around their unique  self-care needs from an elemental and Ayurvedic perspective. We are in deep gratitude to the traditions of Ayurveda and  our teacher, DeAnna Batdorff,  for the deep wisdom of her teachings and her willingness to share them with us. May we continue to pass on this knowledge to all women everywhere! 


Beyond the complimentary raffled breast check time slots women are able to sign up daily with practitioners for afternoon breast checks on a sliding scale donation basis ranging $35-65.  The Areola has been supporting the growing Spiritweavers community for 5 years now.  In addition to our breast check offerings we will be offering deeper dive workshops through the Aryuvedic lens empowering women around their breast health & womb health.   Please visit Sun/ Moon Saturday Afternoon schedule for our workshop’s description.

Aerola Leads

Jana Cruder

ALL IS ONE. When it comes to healing the body, there are no truer words. I’ve followed a deep calling to listen to my intuition regarding the truth of how each of us holds the key to our own healing. The mind, body, and spirit are intrinsically connected and it is through that understanding and integration that true healing can begin.


I have a deep passion and an unwavering curiosity to get to the root of imbalance within the Self as a whole. It has been a true gift to have supported numerous individuals over the years in the unraveling of their various manifestations of dis-ease—from allergies to asthma, yeast, HSV, HPV, womb issues, endocrine hormonal balance, candida, digestion imbalances, breast health, prostate cancer, and diabetes.


As an ordained minister, Gerson-trained detox therapist, and graduate of The dhyana School for Ayurveda, my extensive background in the healing arts provides me with the tools that I need to have a full picture of how best to bring my clients to a state of Whole Wellness. In 2019, as a means to deepen my process, I became an IAKP certified Kambo Detox Practitioner to offer clients a powerful plant therapy for detoxification, inflammation reduction, and immune support for chronic conditions. Nature holds so much wisdom and healing—when we integrate plant medicine with deep intention, so much is possible. In honoring plant medicine, I offer services to hold and create a safe and sacred space for private guided healing ceremonies and multi-day integrated sessions including detoxification, lymphatic bodywork, and plant medicine treatments.


You are your body’s healer. I will support you to cultivate the tools to listen to your body’s deepest needs and draw a roadmap back to a balanced state of being.


In Community We Heal,

Jana Cruder

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DeAnna Batdorff

Ayurvedic Practitioner, MyBody Educator, Lymphatic Specialist

DeAnna Batdorff, a Generation-X California native, is a wholistic health detective with over 30 years of experience as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Lymphatic Massage Specialist, Nutrition Counselor, Western Herbalist, and Clinical Aromatherapist. She specializes in reading the pulse, spine, face, skin, and tongue as primary assessment tools. All of DeAnna’s teachings are rooted in her three foundational pillars: listen to self through symptoms, the right to take action, and ‘follow-through means feeling better.

DeAnna has seen it all. Some 26 years ago, DeAnna founded and established a ‘by donation’ Ayurvedic weekly clinic and has the only Medi-Cal/Medi-Care funded Ayurvedic consultation program through the West County Health Centers. As an educator who gained permission to share knowledge from her mentors in India and beyond, DeAnna has assisted over 250,000 individuals on their journey to better health through owning their right to ‘self-care as healthcare’—offering an in-depth understanding of how the body works and how to bring it back to a state of elemental balance no matter what the circumstance, even during end-of-life sacred passages. Her well-earned wisdom and radical teachings offer an uplifting and empowering look into how elemental theory presents in our ‘dis-ease’ and how one can apply elemental traditions from around the world to bring upon wellness.

Abigail Hinds

Abigail, is a wisdom keeper of feminine healing lineages that nourish the life-giving powers of the female body and soul. Her work supports women in embodying their juicy fertility and awakening their magical compass of intuition & soul. All through the temple of the body and rooted deeply in the wisdom ways of the earth. 


She specializes in supporting women to prepare for conscious conception, ritual release of abortion / misscarriage / past lovers, embodied breast health, and spiritual healing. She offers ceremonial Womb Healing, Breast Massage, Spiritual Baths, and Energetic Re-calibrations. As well as in-person community rituals and embodiment experiences, currently in Bellingham, Washington. Abigail is an Earth based Priestess & Ceremonialist, bringing ancient earth mama embodiment and the magic of spirit into all of her offerings. She is a song carrier, animal communicator and ambassador of the unseen realms of spirit. She incorporates animal medicine, sound healing, plant & flower medicine, and somatic embodiment into all of her offerings. 


Abigail is a weaver at heart. She collaborates with the winged ones, the elementals, animal kin, stone & shell people, tree friends, and the creative spirit of life to channel medicine and magic into jewelry, baskets, and feather wands, as medicine tools for healing.



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Rae Melina Rodriguez

Rae was born in the Mojave Desert and is currently residing in West Sonoma County. She is a bodyworker, herbalist, Ayurvedic wellness counselor, and artist.  Her path towards Ayurveda and the healing arts began during her first yoga teacher training. After completing YTT 200hr through Western Yoga College she traveled to Oregon to complete an Herbaculture Internship Program at The Herb Pharm, a rigorous and intensive immersion into herbalism and the cultivation of medicinal plants. This is where she was introduced to Ayurvedic plant medicine which led her to move to Sebastopol to deepen her studies. She has studied Ayurveda with her teacher, DeAnna Batdorff, at The dhyana Center for the last eight years. At the dhyana Center, she held many roles, including working as a practitioner in the Treatment center and managing the Medicine Making department. Rae is now immersed in her own full-time private practice in Sebastopol. As a practitioner, she is passionate about supporting others through integrative bodywork as well as living in devotion and service to the innate healing abilities that we each


Her completed studies include The Dhyana Center’s Ayurvedic Clinical Program, Ayurvedic Bodywork Techniques, Ayurvedic Subtle Bodywork Therapies, Ayurvedic Diagnostic Tools, Aromatherapy Intensive, Herb Pharm Herbaculture Internship 2012, Evolutionary Herbalism's Vitalist Herbal Practitioner program, Introduction to Ayurveda and Self Assessment and Traditional Medicinal Preparations with Dr. Liladhar Gupta at Dhanvantari Dham in Vrindavan, India, National Holistic Institute (900 hr) Massage Therapy Program, Western Yoga College YTT 200hr, RCC Christie Hall YTT 200hr, IrieYoga YTT 200hr, Zen Hospice Mindful Caregiving, Advanced Prenatal Massage at Institute for Integrative Healthcare, and Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner program with Tami Kent.


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