BIO: Vanessa Gonzalez Codorniu, The Biz Bruja
Vanessa, known as the Biz Bruja, stands as a celebrated bilingual bruja, a clinical hypnotist , astrologer, a nurturing mujer medicina, and a mentor to souls on their sacred business journeys. With a remarkable track record of over 12,000 sessions and a worldwide community of devoted students, Vanessa celebrates decades of service and over eleven years of online business success!
The School of the Healing Artes, an online sanctuary she founded, was borne of Vanessa's unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering the next generation of Latinx and BIPOC healers. Her dedication to diversity, inclusivity, and the art of healing reverberates throughout her work.
Her Spanish monthly advice columnist for HOLA!, under the cherished pseudonym "Querida Brujita," Vanessa extends her wisdom to touch hearts and minds. Her bi-monthly celestial insights in BELatina illuminate the cosmic pathways for those seeking guidance on their transformative journeys.
Her radiant presence has graced esteemed English and Spanish platforms, from SHAPE to Telemundo, Univision to iHEART radio, Primer Impacto to LATN, Refinery 29 to Hiplatina, and countless enlightening podcasts. Vanessa is the first Latina co-host of The Shift Network's Energy Medicine Summit in 2021 and the Ancestral Healing Summit 2023, drawing upon the wellspring of ancient wisdom to heal and enlighten.
Her pioneering creation of the Ancestral Hypnosis Healing protocol has uncovered layers of profound transformation, guiding countless souls to reclaim their innate power.
Vanessa's deep commitment to empowering women radiates brightly through her role as a facilitator for future young women leaders at the Bella Abzug Young Women’s Leadership Institute in NYC, where she has artfully crafted innovative courses for over thirteen years. These courses champion self-empowerment, inclusivity, and diversity, echoing her own journey of empowerment and to date offered to more than 600 young leaders.
As the visionary Creatrix behind the Biz Bruja Podcast, Vanessa amplifies voices and illuminates pathways to growth, igniting the spirits of those who tune in.
Vanessa's year-long immersion as a Ñusta Paqo with The Inca Medicine School and the Apaza Family in Cusco, Peru, has deepened her own healing and wisdom. She now guides sacred retreats in Mexico, Peru, and the United States, infusing her ancestral knowledge into the transformative journeys of others.
But Vanessa's journey isn't confined to the spiritual realm alone. She's also a captivating improviser with the Harrisburg Improv Theatre, bringing her Improv Team, Cosmic Trash, to the Fringe Festival and the Gamut Theater. With a focus on ancestral wisdom, the reclamation of joy, and the transformative power of play, Vanessa reveals the profound healing that occurs through the spontaneous magic of improvisation and four tarot readers, an inner child and their ancestors!
As a young girl, I “knew” stuff and felt things about people that turned out to be true. I grew up in NYC in a South American home that supported communication with Spirit, limpias, prayers, spirit guides, intuition and dreams.
At 16, my parents blindfolded me and turned the Ouija board around that I was using. Suddenly a new world opened up as I described people I “saw” and messages I “heard.” It went from feeling information to seeing and hearing. I started doing sessions but soon stopped claiming that “I lost my powers”… I didn’t know what I was doing, just that I could do it.
At 19, I wrote the Universe a letter and asked to be a channel for inspiration and healing. I found out when you raise your hand in God’s classroom, you are IN!
My guides showed up in full force and books, information and tapes seem to make their way to me. It was around this time that I learned that my Mami could read and my maternal grandmother and father had guides and messages from Spirit. I had already seen my paternal Abuela receive messages and much later found out that my paternal grandfather explored hypnosis! The fact was it ran in my family over 4 generations but NO ONE SHARED IT PUBLICLY!
While my family listened to my messages, they carried a lot of fear.... "Lo que puede pasarte!" What could happen to me if I stayed on this path and shared it with the world? Be ostracized, attacked by people and maybe even the other side?
And no matter how much I was told sure use your gifts but don't talk about it- I had to.
In my early twenties, I was so empathic, that I couldn’t go to nightclubs though I loved to dance. I felt the feelings and energies around me, and it overwhelmed me. I was a multi-gifted psychic intuitive empath, I had a connection but didn’t know how to really step up in a way that really served me.
I started doing professional intuitive readings in my early twenties then hiding out for days after a gig. I was and am what I call an extroverted loner. I am great with people yet needing extensive alone time.
I knew I needed to get past my fears, so I explored and did all sorts of trainings. I became an initiated priestess, a clinical hypnotherapist with the Hypnosis Institute and a reiki master/teacher among other certifications. I began to hold monthly circles that went into 20 years...I finally discovered how I could keep my empathic abilities flowing and keep myself healthy and energetic!
In order for me to be WHO I am today- a psychic, healer & teacher with decades and communities of work, a woman in love with herself, her life and her partner, an entrepreneur with off-time to actually have an active hobby ( Improv) and a woman who flows with her gifts with ease and grace...I had to heal present trauma, past lives AND powerful ancestral patterns that kept me hidden and often used by other spiritual teachers who didn't have these blocks.
That's why I do this work. It's been lifetimes, it's my whole present life and I know that it's our time and I am one powerful bruja that attracts powerful women ready to RISE!!!!