The woman I am today along with the work I facilitate, has her origins in my personal commitment to seeking out the deeper meaning of life and the purpose of our existence.
I’ve always been drawn to the interior (Soul), to Spirit, earth, nature and life’s mysteries. The connection that I feel with my cultural ancestry, including rituals that have deep meaning and healing power is in my blood-line and heritage.
This life-long quest for meaning and for ways to mark life’s important moments was always going to lead me to the work of shamanism, earth-centred practices, spirituality, ceremonies and ritual work – a path that continues to enrich my life in remarkable ways.
I was born in Hungary and at six months of age my parents escaped to Italy where we stayed in a refugee hostel for a short while. In 1971 we immigrated to Australia to start a new life.
My parents divorced when I was four years old which led to a turbulent environment throughout my formative years. My healing solace was found through the incredible joy I found through dance.
Throughout my teenage years I continued to develop an incredible passion and discipline for dance. After many years of rigorous training and study I received a scholarship to study at Durham University in North Carolina.
When I was twenty-one I moved to England and spent ten years working as a professional dancer in London’s West End. I was also blessed to travel the world in leading musical productions as a dancer, choreographer and director. It was at this time that my interest in different cultures and various spiritual and shamanic traditions started to deepen.
My mother explored mysticism and spirituality to which I was introduced from a very young age. However, it was when I developed chronic sciatica that an inspired commitment to my own healing path through alternative medicine, shamanism, yoga and earth-centred practices truly began.
It was also this growing interest in the mind-body connection, spirituality, metaphysics and different healing modalities that led me to becoming a certified and practising yoga teacher.
Through this exploration, I began a deep and transformational journey of healing and awakening. It was during this time that I travelled the world for training and formal study in the areas of earth-centred practices, shamanism, eco-psychology, mind-body counselling, energetic healing, ceremonial work and plant medicines.
I’ve always looked to life as my greatest teacher. In 2011, life took me on the most profound healing journey so far when I lost my son in childbirth. During that time, I also found out that my mother was terminally ill with cancer and my husband and I decided to divorce. I had a choice – to drown in self-pity and sorrow, or to go deep within and commit to a path of personal healing, transformation and growth.
I remember holding Alakai’s lifeless body in my arms – in that moment I made a promise to him that I would no longer postpone my truth. I was ready to step onto my life’s path and purpose and into my power; and in doing so, let go of the fear that comes with the territory.
Alakai’s death awoke in me a joy and beauty that reconnected me to the sacredness of life in a way that inspires me each and every day. I have come to be in an empowered and deeply life-affirming space, where I continue to explore, embrace, and step into all that I am and all that I choose to be in every moment.
In a world that generally does not acknowledge or embrace death as a natural part of life, we have disconnected from how to live as a community.
Through my experience of loss, I learned that love is the single most powerful force in the universe – life is more precious than any of us can ever understand.
My work now is inspired by the clarity that emerged with the loss of Alakai as well as my years of training and study in earth-centered, shamanic healing practices.
I have also had the privilege of travelling and living extensively in many different parts of the world studying with indigenous elders and teachers from various spiritual and shamanic traditions – each helped shape who I am today and for that I am deeply grateful.
My services include one-on-one shamanic healing sessions, local and global retreats, workshops and mentorship programs.
I have a Bachelor of Arts (Dance), Diploma in Shamanic and Energetic Healing, Certificate in Yoga Teaching and have trained in Mind-Body Counselling, Shamanic Counselling, Eco-psychology, Shamanic Earth-Centred Practices, Soul-Centred Healing, Transpersonal Coaching, Crystal Therapy, Ceremonial Work, Meditation and Plant Medicines.
I am also a full member of the International Energetic Healing Association.