Aloha, and welcome to this site, and a deeper dive into Iluma Tantra and all that I LOVE to offer to the world!
Below I touch on the three key paths that have fired me up so much over the years that I had to create a new system that blends the finest flavors - uniting Tantra, with Breathwork and Ecstatic Dance.
The synthesis of all these influences has led me to develop a system called 'Iluma Tantra'. Below I share about each of these paths, and how they have transformed my life over the years.
Eleven years ago I trained to become an Ecstatic Trance Dance facilitator with Amoda (Amoda Maa Jeevan, author of 'Moving into Ecstasy' and 'How to Find God in Everything'). Soon after, I began to offer this work out to the public, under the name Sacred Ecstasy Dance. This lead to a deep journey into exploring and offering different trance techniques using movement, breathwork and visualisation, and mapping the expanded states of consciousness that can be accessed through these techniques. I also dove deep into Biodanza and 5 Rhythms. This combined experience lead me to write a book about how to create your own Ecstatic Dance practice, called ‘Dance Your Ecstasy’, which will be released next year.
10 years ago, I began training in Rebirthing Breathwork with Natalia Brown. This involved a journey into childhood trauma, original birth trauma, and learning how to hold space for deep release in 1-2-1 space, and for groups. Through this I received initiation and experience of holding space for deep trauma release, and learnt even more about guiding people into healing trance states.
At advanced stages, we do breathwork in the water - in a hot tub or in cold water, as a way of bringing the consciousness to surface memories of birth and fears of death. Through this we face and breathe with some of the biggest shadows of our lives, our deepest traumas, our greatest fears. In facing them, we are able to journey with others to face their own. Today I offer both group and one-to-one sessions.
I first discovered Tantra at the age of 21 (19 years ago, gosh!). Without any formal training, states of Tantric union happened spontaneously with my beloved of that time, and only afterwards did we pick up some books to realize that it was Tantra!
For those new to the term, Tantra is a spiritual path of awakening that embraces sex, love and spirit. Through tantra we see the divine in all things, and see everything as sacred, from our most earthly aspects, including our sexuality, right through to the highest, most expanded states of consciousness that are possible. From Sex to Spirit!
In 2011, wanting to go on a deeper journey into Tantra, I began the feature length documentary ‘Sex to Spirit’ working closely with Tantrika Shashi Solluna. This catalysed a new stage of my own training and empowerment in the field of Tantra, learning from many of the leading global teachers of our time.