Aloha, and welcome to Live Love Breathe, and a deeper dive into all that I'm most passionate to offer to the world!
Below I touch on the 3 key paths that have fired me up so much over the years, that I had to create a new transformational system that blends them together - uniting Breathwork, Tantra, and Ecstatic Dance.
The synthesis of all these influences has led me to develop 'Live Love Breathe'. Below I share about each of these paths, and how they have transformed my life over the years - and how they could also transform yours too!
10 years ago, I began training in Rebirthing Breathwork with UK teacher Nathalia Westmacott-Brown (whose forthcoming book will be published by DK/Penguin later this year). This involved a journey into childhood trauma, original birth trauma, and learning how to hold space for deep release in one-to-one sessions, and also for groups. Through this I received initiation and experience of holding space for deep trauma release, and learnt even more about guiding people into deep healing states.
We also explored breathwork in the water - in a hot tub or in cold water, as a way of bringing the consciousness to surface memories of birth (in the hot tub) and fears of death and contraction from life (in the cold tub).
Through this I came to face some of the biggest shadows of my life, my deepest traumas and greatest fears. In facing them, I gradually became able to journey with others to face their own. Today I offer both group and one-to-one sessions, usually on dry land, but something in the water!
I first discovered Tantra at the age of 21 (20 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 creating a feature length documentary ‘Sex to Spirit’ working closely with Tantra teacher and Hay House author 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, and going on to train as a Tantra and Tao-tantric facilitator.
Twelve 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 Trance Dance. This led to a deep journey into exploring and offering different trance and ecstatic 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 led me to write a book about how to create your own Ecstatic Dance practice, called ‘Dance Your Ecstasy’, which will be released later this year. I've now shaped this into my new offering: Tantric Dance, which blends ecstatic dance with tantric connection.
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