Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Alaya DeNoyelles, Founder of AcuPresence®, located in Ashland, OR, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

The Healing Art of AcuPresence® is an embodiment practice for personal transformation and awakening. It is a method of creating a relationship with the life force or soul essence that runs through you. It is a new energy medicine based on the ancient tradition of Classical Chinese Medicine, the I Ching, and the universal principle that everything is vibration.

This Healing Art of AcuPresence® is used for personal healing and offers courses and training to individuals for personal healing and for professionals to use in their healing practice. AcuPresence also offers online and in-person sessions and AcuPresence Attunement Packages, which are like Do-It-yourself Acupuncture treatments, as well as additional products to enhance the healing experience.

Tell us about yourself

I am a Classical Five Element Acupuncturist, the originator of AcuPresence®, and a Gene Key Guide and Ambassador. I opened my Classical Five Element Acupuncture practice in Kauai, HI, weeks after completing a Master’s Program in 2003. My expertise and passion are to work with the “Spirit of acupuncture points,” the unique vibrational signature of acupuncture points.

My practice evolved from treating patients to educating them on how to treat themselves. AcuPresence is a culmination of my life’s work to empower people to utilize the essence of acupuncture as a vibrational medicine. I also became interested in how the ancient oracle of the I Ching and the Gene Keys were intricately connected to the acupuncture points on the body. There is an approach of AcuPresence that works directly with this wisdom.

My motivation is to support our embodiment as sovereign beings on this planet. I love the elegant simplicity of AcuPresence. We are a micro of the macro of the earth and cosmos, with the same universal cycles of nature inside us. Teaching others to recognize this elegant dance of nature within them and how to strengthen this harmonious flow is one of my greatest joys.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I would say that my biggest accomplishment has been the ability to stay focused and tenaciously dedicated to the development of AcuPresence in a simple and elegant way in which it can be received by others as a self-healing practice.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Finding the balance between my personal life and my strong motivation and inspiration to create.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Let your motivation begin with a desire to be of service to humanity and deliver your unique gifts to the world... the monetary success will follow!
  2. Stay true to your heart, always!
  3. Take care of yourself first so that you can be of service to others.

Where can people find you and your business?


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