Clear Your Blocks
Take the Leap
a defining moment brought me to where I am today
How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become a Women’s Coach + Kundalini Yoga Teacher + Kundalini Medicine Woman?
That defining moment in my life happened in 2011 when I lost my job of 7 years. I was getting paid more than everyone else, and in times of “austerity” that meant my job disappeared. I was working with teenagers in care who had substance misuse problems and they were great, but I hated working in a government system – but I got sucked in and stayed because of the regular income. I was becoming miserable, I worked in a building that had indoor guttering due to leaks from the council flats above, dog shit, eggs and glass were thrown down on us, and there were desk lamps instead of proper lights after another electrical fault. I mean how bad did it have to get? And I’d even secretly started smoking again.
I was sinking into depression and hopelessness by the end, feeling like I was full of so much potential to be of help to others but I knew I was in the wrong place. I was dying inside. But still, I was absolutely horrified and terrified about losing my job, I’d never been “made redundant” in 20 years of working! But thank God that I was. It forced me to investigate what I really wanted to do with my life, because at my core I knew there was more to life than this, and that I was not my job – so who the hell was I and why wasn’t I doing something that I really loved and felt inspired by? I quit smoking. Gave myself permission to spend my redundancy money knowing that the vacuum would be filled by the Universe or God, what ever that meant. I just trusted that something would come and I would be taken care of. I had a fantastic summer. I did whatever I really wanted to do.
So one day, I went to a very different kind of class that I’d been meaning to do for five years – a Kundalini Yoga class. And once I was there, I felt unreasonably happy for the first time in years. There was no external reason for it – it just was. I sang out loud all the way home on my bike, wind in my hair, and a huge smile on my face. I had found the vacuum filler! I’d been doing Hatha yoga on and off for 20 years, and even trained to become a teacher 11 years before but didn’t have the courage to start teaching, and quite frankly the classes I went to had started to bore me.
Within two months, I was in Kundalini teacher training. What attracted me was that it was very experiential. It pulls you apart and puts you back together again. The training was really intense and really tough in an amazing way. Early mornings. New language. A group of mainly women in an Ashram type environment. We were all learning amazing things about who we really were…it was a profound, heart-opening and mind-blowing experience for me.
I felt as if I’d shed a massive amount of fear to step into who I was. I finally had the courage and the tools to step into some of the work I do now.
Shortly after I discovered the power of sound via the Gong, gave birth to my Shamanic Drum, and went to my first Cacao Ceremony in 2013 which inspired my interest and love of ritual and ceremony in making life sacred again and as another powerful way to tap into our own wisdom.
Today everyone has access to tonnes of information but the most valuable knowledge is Self Knowledge – is this aligned with my Truth? To check – am I doing this to get approval or validation? How can I let go of the struggle? Who am I?? What is the point??
Many people are waking up (and/or in a lot of pain) and realizing that things are changing and we are part of that – an important part of that is that once again we are reclaiming our true power and voices. For ourselves and on the collective/planetary level.
The essence of all the things I offer are about connecting with this inner guide and power – yourSelf/Higher Self/God/Spirit/Soul, listening to your own wisdom and finding the courage to follow it. (AND in group events – finding the courage to connect authentically with each other and enJOY yourself!)
We are undoing lifetimes of conditioning about who to be, how to be, how not to be…
We are learning to slow down in an environment that wants to keep things fast and impulse-driven.
We are remembering that we have natural powers of intuition, wisdom, strength, and healing.
We are remembering that it is OK to claim our space, say No, & to have boundaries and that it IS OK to RECEIVE!! To be vulnerable, loving, compassionate and caring about ourselves and each other and our natural world.
You can make a choice. You’re not a victim of your circumstances. You are truly powerful and amazing but there is some undoing to be done!
So please check out the classes, events or get some clarity with 1:1 sessions.
I hope you can find a way to one of the offerings here, that will help you –
*drop your stress
*increase your peace
*release stuckness around emotions like fear/anger/sadness/depression
*love yourself and know how worthy you are
*connect with your Self/ intuition/creativity/inspiration/path forward
*connect with other human beings in a conscious way in the real world and virtually
*and feel BLISSFUL
Take the Leap! Be Brave!! And in return, I will do my best to hold your hand through it all 🙂
So what kind of expertise do you have?
Life experience and learning is important, but it’s also reassuring to know some of the knowledge and skills I’ve gathered along the way that I draw from to help you get the results you really want…
I’m the Founder of Choose YourSelf & Change Your World for women. I show women how to reclaim their natural energy and power so that they can feel more JOY, FREEDOM & EXPANSION.
I’ve held numerous women’s retreats and dozens of women’s workshops in the UK and internationally over the last 9 years, initiated a women’s circle/ Red Tent in London and participated in “Gathering the Women” a Red Tent annual event and held dozens of Sacred Shamanic Cacao Ceremonies for Women.
More recently (2020/21) I have participated in regular Women’s Womb Circles, Women’s Wisdom Circles, Womb Awakening Circles with 3 different facilitators. Along with a deep dive into Light Language & Light Codes with a wonderful faciltator after I started to speak light language towards the start of 2020. It’s all a bit mysterious, along with spontaneous kundalini awakening kriyas that are also part of what happens when I meditate (since mid-2019).
A Certified Kundalini Teacher with over a 1000 teaching hours and 100’s of hours of training that includes:
- 120+ Hours Kundalini Medicine/Yoga Therapy with Guru Dharam – how to apply Kundalini Yoga in a therapeutic context for individuals for modern day problems such as anxiety, stress, overwhelm, insomnia, fatigue, transitions such as menopause.
- 200 Hour L1 (KRI) Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with International School of Kundalini Yoga (i-SKY)
- 62 Hour L2 (KRI) Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training on Vitality & Stress Management with i-SKY (Guru Dharam & Darryl O’Keefe)
- 62 Hour L2 (KRI) Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training on Conscious Communication with Karam Kriya (Shiv Charan Singh & Satya)
- 62 Hour L2 (KRI) Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training on Mind & Meditation with i-SKY Guru (Dharam & Darryl O’Keefe)
Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Melbourne, Australia
Gong Healing Level 1 & 2 – how to use the gong and sound therapeutically with Gong Master Mehtab Benton (and hosted his trainings)
Mantra Yoga University (2015) with Yogi Amandeep Singh
Diploma of Cognitive Hypnotherapy (Quest Institute)- working with private clients at a London Hospital
New Code & Classic NLP Practitioner – including Advanced NLP Training with John Grinder
High Level Business Coaching Program for Women (2017) – mastering your mindset and serving your community
Motivational Interviewing Practitioner Level 1 &2 – How to Help People Change from the Inside Out
Women’s Camp with Karam Kriya (2016) – “The Future is Feminine”
19 days of White Tantra Yoga – an intensive & deep subconscious cleansing process
Massage/Tactile Therapies & Auricular Acupuncture qualifications
Postgraduate Qualification in Psychology
Many years in my previous working career supporting change in young people with multiple and complex issues including being in the care system, substance use and mental health problems.
Insured by DCS for : –
Life Coach Skills; Yoga & Meditation Instruction; Gong Healing