Blessings! 

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My name is Cassandra Madsen & I go by "Casi" or "Ara."

I channel messages as "Ara Golden Eagle."

I am a Coach, Yogini, Maker, Writer & Speaker.

I came into this world claircognizant with a strong connection to Spirit.

I have been developing my ability to listen & act on my intuition over the past twenty years while bringing what I have learned (& will continue to learn) to thousands of others. We all have Innate Wisdom within each of us. We simply need to slow down, practice, develop & listen.

I am the survivor of sexual & psychological abuse, long term eating disorders & of course, a long list of past life trauma. And at the same time, NONE OF THIS TRAUMA DEFINES ME. I have learned from these stories, these experiences, these memories & I've healed, grown & overcome these stories, these experiences, these memories. 

I believe in forgiveness, as well as fierceness.

I am here to break free the shackles & help others "Awaken Their Power While Loving Themselves in Their Entirety." 

In 2002, I began using yoga & meditation in addition to strength training & running as part of my spiritual & physical practices. In 2003, I went to the University of Vermont on a generous track & field scholarship for pole vaulting; & in 2007, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with a double concentration in Psychology & Communication Sciences.   

In 2004, I became a Certified Personal Trainer & began training others by way of individual & group sessions. Through 2009, I was a personal trainer at Equinox on Greenwich Avenue in New York City. In 2010, my father passed suddenly & my spiritual practice deepened. With this, I declared the decision to move back into the Green Mountains of Vermont & begin my Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vermont. With a strong focus on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Philosophy and Mantra, I completed my 200, 300 & 500 hour certifications while registering with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher. I continued to train athletes & non-athletes alike at The Edge while teaching Women's Self-Defense & building Babecamp, a small-group strength training class focused on empowering women to feel comfortable in the weight room.

After 15 years of going deep within both the spiritual as well as the physical, I now have a strong handle on what it means to balance both.

There is no one way, one direction or one route.

There is this dynamic balance we must

learn,

understand

& appreciate

while living in this multi-dimensional world. 

I am a multi-faceted being; highly charged energetically, spiritually & physically. 

In 2014, after 7 years of working in the fashion, snowboarding & sales industries, I decided to find a part-time job which would allow me the freedom to dive into my teachings, without the stress of a corporate career. Within a couple of years, I spent time as a baker, barista & retail merchandiser. Within the same time period, I helped to start a (501c3) equine rescue called Nandi Animal Rescue

In 2016, I began my own vintage & botanicals brand, Mads & Moss, while continuing to teach yoga, mantra & meditation, writing daily & working a part-time job. 

In 2017, I began Priestess Path with ALisa Starkweather & thus I began realizing I am allowed to be all that I am, all I have been & all I want to be -- ALL AT THE SAME TIME. 

Time is not linear & neither are we. 

Now, we embark into 2018, I am feeling strong, clear & ready.

I am not sure as to where this all goes or where this all takes us, yet I feel content in being here.

I find happiness in small moments with immense amounts of gratitude. 

I have decided to streamline all my businesses & fuse all of my facets into one space.

One website.

One brand.

One business. 

Ran by one multi-faceted being.

(that's me)

Thank you for finding your way here.

Finding your way through, to this space.

To me.

I honor you wherever you are in your process.

What a wildly, beautiful journey we have each signed up for.  

If you would like to connect with me for yoga, wellness and/or self-care coaching, let's do so. Your Intuition knows what's best for you. If you have the slightest bit of inquiry somewhere in your body, lets discuss how I might be able to assist you on your way. I may very much be apart of your sacred path. We all call in beings along our journeys which will inevitably help us towards our Highest Potential, Greatest Good. Let's talk & decide together if I may be apart of yours. 

Thank you for sharing this space with me. I hope you come back often & tell a friend or two to join us. I hope you may find solace or inspiration through some of the writing medicine found here. I hope to have you for a class or workshop. I hope to make you a magical Moon Candle one day or every month. I hope we energetically connect. Yet at the same time, its okay if we don't. I reserve this space to allow me to share my learning & lessons in a raw & vulnerable way while I walk my own path towards Clarity & my own Higher Good. Please respect how this looks for me & how this looks differently for everyone. I come to you with pure intent & wish my words & offerings to hold love for you while holding an immense love for my Self. Thank you strongly!

Blessed Be!

With gratitude,

Cassandra Madsen

[Casi Mads | Ara Golden Eagle]