My journey with this study started when I was a young girl. My father would passionately describe his own life-changing transcendental experiences which occurred spontaneously and through meditation. I can remember knowing from an early age that I would, in whatever way I could, work towards building a world free from a limited view of our human potential.
I can remember the feeling of hunger for freedom in every sense. I left everything I knew, my friends, my job, home and belongings to hitch-hike around England then eventually Europe. During this time, I had absolutely nothing but trust and devotion to something greater. The openness in my heart and maybe naivety led me to some of the most extraordinary people I have ever been blessed to know. These people were somehow able to 'show' me a divine universe by a mere look or a perfectly timed statement. At the same time as my world seemed to disintegrate, a new paradigm began to open.
This sacred thread brought me to India where I worked in Delhi. I spent my free time exploring the Himalayas. It was here I started to explore the path of a yogi. I visited sacred sites and explored various techniques of transcendence. In the mountains, I felt an unquestionable devotion that captured me hook line and sinker.
I finally settled with the help of Buddhist Meditation retreats and Martial Arts training. I became a mother and trained to be a secondary school teacher. To deepen my own yoga practice, I trained to be a yoga teacher. I eventually took an MA in the Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS where I studied with Buddhist, Yogic and Tantric scholars. Here I conducted phenomenological research into Theravada Buddhist Meditation. I am currently working on a phenomenological study of Kundalini to expand horizons within western culture towards accepting and integrating new models for the human mind within mainstream mental health.
My wish is that what I offer you here may help you whether in your practice or with frameworks that gently hold extraordinary experiences. All the talks, papers and recorded practices are from my heart to you. To the best of my ability, I have researched the practices from past masters to support you on your journey. I have examined traditional Yogic, Buddhist and Tantric texts through the lens of a scholar and practitioner deeply devoted to the path of freedom.