"My spiritual journey, or better the time when I changed the way I live my life, started when I realised that my job as a Social Worker with Teenagers in Care in Central London completely overwhelmed me."
Because of the pressure I was facing from management and the challenging nature of the work, I more and more neglected my emotional and physical wellbeing and hadn't even considered my spiritual development at all. Weekends were spent numbing myself with drugs and alcohol, not leaving much time or mental space for any reflections.
At that point I hadn't appreciated that I won't be of much help for anyone if I myself were not well. However at some point I was aware enough to realise that this life didn't make me happy.
I took a sabbatical in 2009, travelling in India and South East Asia. This was the first time that I got involved in any type of Yoga and Meditation. Although my mother had embarked on a spiritual journey as a Healer years before that, I didn't concern myself much with spirituality. However finally there I was in India, exploring ashrams, yoga centres etc.
After 10 months of travelling I returned to London via Germany, where I introduced my husband, then boyfriend Kris, to my mother. It was Kris, who said to me "Why don't you try a session with your mum?" And so I did, slightly reluctant and that was when my conscious journey really started.
Back in London, inspired by our travels and full of idealistic ideas, Kris and I decided to open a school for girls, who struggle in mainstream education. Although we could have made this school work, our business partner turned out to be very controlling if not threatening and after only a few months we decided to hand the business over to him. This experience left me feeling that I failed on all levels - failed myself, the girls and my husband, who had invested in the business financially and emotionally. I hit rock bottom, lost my confidence and had no idea what to do next.
And that was when Kundalini Yoga found me in 2011 through my dear friend and angel Natalie, who has always been a bit of a catalyst in my life. You will also have at least one of these angels in your life... Look around!
I started going to classes and only a few months later I enrolled for the Kundalini Yoga teacher training. From that day I immersed myself completely in transformational work.
I completed my level 1 and 2 of the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training and taught full time at various studios in London and also on international retreats.
With my Kundalini Yoga practice everything changed: my diet, my social circle, my interests etc.
I re-gained self confidence and self worth. I found something I really loved doing and also felt that I could make a massive difference in peoples' lives.
It is my personality to be intense and driven to learn and experience. Whilst I was completing my already challenging level 2 in Kundalini Yoga following a lecture by my teacher talking about why we really did Yoga (I am happy to talk to you about this another time) I decided I had to go to experience the work of Peruvian Shamans in the Andes using plant medicine. This gave me just another piece of the puzzle and left no more doubt in my mind about the universal force that is pure love.
And when something works for me, then I have to shout about it! Kundalini Yoga as well as Shamanic Practices for me are highways in Spirituality. Both are very ancient practices that couldn't be more perfect for our recent times.
We need something that works fast and we need to get a move on, right? Things are not looking good on our planet at the moment.
Trying to solve the world's problems on our own will be nothing but overwhelming, but looking after ourselves and bringing wholeness and balance into our lives and those close to us is the most powerful thing we can do!
Challenges will come our way, that's a given, but as soon as we start recognising all of those experiences as beautiful learning opportunities and seeing that universal force of love in everything, things become much easier. Let's live joyful lives together and help others to do the same. AHO!
My skill set:
KRI certified Level I and Level II Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher with over 5 years experience of full time teaching at Yoga Studios in London.
Experienced Shamanic Work in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, the UK, Sri Lanka, Germany and NZ.
Qualified Social Worker with training in Substance Abuse, Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Self Harming etc.
Years of experience of facilitating retreats in various places in Europe, Sri Lanka and Central America.
Combination of ancient practices from different spiritual traditions to guide and empower whoever feels drawn to my offerings.
Cacao Practitioner to facilitate Shamanic journeys that will connect you with your Spirit guides, Inner Child, Higher Self and all those, who will be beneficial for your healing.
Sharer of ancient womb wisdom, that will reawaken the Sacred Feminine in women who feel disempowered. So that the circle of women may go on....
I aim to guide you in a playful, creative and equally powerful way, so you can experience deep healing and at the same time learn tools that will accelerate your growth.
I am passionate about helping others achieve mental, physical and spiritual balance and unlock their creative potential by offering a safe space to relax, expand, heal and most importantly ENJOY!
My offerings are:
Shamanic Cacao Ceremonies
Womb Healing Ceremonies
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
Sound Healing and Medicine Songs
Individual and Group Retreats
Life event ceremonies
Let's get in contact!