𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗘𝗰𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗗𝗝?
I loved dancing ever since I was little, especially dancing to choreographies. During my teenage years, I enjoyed going to clubs in Austria, listening and dancing to house music for hours and hours in a row. My older cousins would sneak me out of the house to go clubbing together, because with 13 years I technically wasn’t allowed to go clubbing yet. I still remember standing on the dancefloor and feeling the beat of the music in my body, stomping with my feet on the floor, jumping in the air to express my joy through my legs, hands & arms. I was often sad when the music stopped and I had to leave the club. I was like a Duracell bunny on the dancefloor back then, dancing almost non stop for hours without hardly a break. A good night out meant I was being covered in sweat from head to toe. I loved how DJ’s were able to rock a crowd and create anticipation between tracks.
When I moved to London I still continued to enjoy the house clubbing scene for a few years, however the noise levels and busyness of the clubs became less attractive over time. I tried street dancing, hip hop dancing and many other dance classes at gyms instead.
As I started to explore my spiritual nature, I came across various dance practices like Ecstatic Dancing, Biodanza and 5 Rythmns Dancing. I loved being able to express myself freely to music without needing a choreography, whilst being taken on a journey into myself through dance and music.
Later on I founded and organised my own Dancewalking Group in London, where a group of people danced to the same playlist together whilst at the same time dance walking through various parts of London. The challenge was to stay in your own energy and expression, while business men and women as well as tourists were moving past us. I was responsible for crafting the playlist, getting people together and take memorable pictures & videos of the event.
In 2020 I felt the call to take up my passion for dancing again and I started creating sensual dance journeys for people to dance to online. In January 2021, I participated in an Ecstatic Dance DJ & Facilitator training with the Wakamaia School of Sacred Fun in Bali, where I learnt about both the DJ and facilitation side of Ecstatic Dancing. I discovered just how powerful dance can be for the soul and how with the right music you can shift someone from one state into another state of being. I got introduced to the idea of adding different elements to my dance journeys from breathing, toning, singing, sound journeys, cacao ceremonies, painting etc.
I love using dance as a way of connecting with myself and as an act of self love.
𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗼𝘁𝗲?
“The fastest, cleanest, most joyful way to break out of your own box is by dancing. I’m not talking about doing the stand-and-sway. I’m talking about dancing so deep, so hard, so full of the beat that you are nothing but the dance and the beat and the sweat and the heat.” — Gabrielle Roth
Learn more about Ecstatic Dancing here
How did you discover your passion for Spirituality and eventually became a Death Adoula & Educator?
I wanted to know just what it takes to have loving relationships with others. On that path I kept being pointed back to nurture the relationship with myself…over and over and over again. I learnt that “it starts with me, loving myself”.
On my way to heal myself from bulimia, I discovered NLP and certified in NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy. It was the start of my personal development journey. I attended many relationship seminars with Ariel & Shya Kane in the US to learn from a couple that had a healthy relationship, that talked about the Power of Now and Instantaneous Transformation. I didn’t want to recreate the relationship my parents had that ended up in divorce. Back then I was still judging divorce, now I have a totally different outlook. I was looking for alternative ways to create relationships filled with magic and joy, beyond old patterns and relationship traditions. I was ultimately looking for a magical relationship with myself and one filled with freedom.
In my late 20’s and beginning 30’s I moved from being interested in personal development, to being interested in spirituality. I discovered Reiki and became a Reiki Master and started to work with energies more consciously. I joined lots of spiritual groups back then like the London College of Spirituality, Language of Love Events and I even attended Cuddle Workshops. Eventually in 2012 I stumbled across the Crimson Circle, a global affiliation of New Energy Teachers which quantum leaped my own spiritual development into having a greater sense of understanding of how energy and consciousness work with each other and I reconnected to my wisdom that was already within, to go beyond the patterns of the mind and go into quantum allowing to create “New”.
I certified as a Sexual Energy Teacher (a study on how to manage energy wisely and learn to go beyond abuse and victim patterns), I also certified as an Aspectology Teacher (New Energy Psychology on integration of disassociated aspects, parts of oneself) and finally, a Dreamwalker Death Teacher (support people during their last stages of the death process with their transitioning into the other non physical realms). I learnt how to work with energies on a multi-dimensional level.
I facilitated many workshops in Austria, UK and Scotland on the above subjects.
My journey with my mum who struggled with mental imbalances and schizophrenia for 20 years of her life taught me to have lots of compassion for myself and anyone else who is daring to go beyond the hypnosis of the mind, beyond ancestral patterns, and anyone who leaps into the unknown to discover themselves outside the limitations of the mind. It takes big levels of compassion to go on the journey and face everything you have ever thought to be true about yourself and the “outside world”. I learnt there isn’t really an outside world, only my energy & my perception of other people….that sent me on a whole different journey of letting go of every single belief system I had, including that I needed to change the world “out there”, this led me to once again look within at my own reality landscape and how I was relating and creating in the world.
My mum died a few years ago, she didn’t want to be here anymore. Having certified as Death Transition Guide, I guided my mum over to the other side and dreamwalked her energy. (Dreamwalking = An interdimensional journey of consciousness where the guide stands in honour and compassion while illuminating the way for someone transitioning). It brought me valuable experiences that I now share in my book Conscious Death Design and during my Death Education sessions.
My passion is to inspire consciousness on how we deal with the final stages of someone dying, bring more joy & laughter to the death journey, make death a celebration of someone’s life cycle coming to an end, bring in new ways of how to create “End of Life parties” and look at ways of how to deal with the body when someone dies. I’ve designed the Conscious Death Design Card Game for couples, friends and families to explore the taboo subject death in a fun way, by inspiring conversations that people usually don’t have and learn something interesting about each other along the way.
Details about my Services and what I do can be found below
Digital Card Game
Card Game Zoom Event (Online Group Play)
Ask me anything about death 1:1 Session
Death Adoula Services
Free Ecstatic Dance playlists each month
Private Zoom Dancing & Sharing
Monthly Group Zoom Dancing
Online Sensual Dance Journeys