Rock-Bottoms, Up Levelling & Your Spirit Seasons

Rock-Bottoms, Up Levelling & Your Spirit Seasons

Nature’s seasonal shifts are something that we are familiar with, but much like how schools don’t teach us about finances and regulating our nervous systems, we are also not taught how to transition through our soul’s seasonal shifts. Understanding our internal spirit...

Vicarious Trauma.. and Boundaries.

Vicarious Trauma.. and Boundaries.

Last year, I had assumed that at this time, we would need to clear our energy after time with our families may have tested our boundaries as opposed to the vicarious trauma we are experiencing as a nation after so many fires destroyed our bush, wildlife and claimed several homes and lives. 

When there’s no BEFORE or AFTER pic to show..

When there’s no BEFORE or AFTER pic to show..

I don’t know about you, but I feel that this year has been a huge internal renovation for me. Old configurations I’d inherited that were wonky and rusty got gutted out and were replaced with a new infrastructure that is sturdier and built to be sustainable along with more reliable fixtures.

Sometimes we grieve those that are still here

Sometimes we grieve those that are still here

My friend passed away a few weeks ago. I’m so sad that I no longer see her and at the same time thrilled that she’s free from this earth and that she now has her wings. It wasn’t an accident or cancer, or any illness for that matter.  She was actually 2 months shy of...

A Qualification Doesn’t Give You Confidence

A Qualification Doesn’t Give You Confidence

When you truly embody a feeling, your discipline can be flexible, for your level of confidence is so expanded, that your trust muscle simply follows the flow of your soul. You pass the tests that could have potentially led you astray and are perfectly magnetic to receive what you yearn, irrespective of whether you are qualified or not.

But..I’m not where I want to be..

But..I’m not where I want to be..

Those of us who made new year’s resolutions 6 months ago or decided that our birthday year was going to be different / better / more abundant / more loving, have been feeling disappointed about our dreams that have yet to manifest into reality.

One thing that my numerous studies, soul searching and being a kinesiologist has shown me over the years, is that many of us are rarely where want to be or where we think we should be for 2 reasons.

Sharing, Taking & Claiming Space

Sharing, Taking & Claiming Space

I showed deference and claimed my space by taking the time to explain the difference between ‘holding the space for someone’ versus ‘taking the space from someone’.

Happy 2019 Beloveds!

Happy 2019 Beloveds!

I speak often of how our interactions with people can often be categorized into 3 thirds. The 1st third being the key supportive people that are aligned with our values and support us, the 2nd third comprised of mostly acquaintances and the 3rd third encompassed mainly of people who will never understand us.

2018 – The Year Of Extremes – From Trauma To Triumph

2018 – The Year Of Extremes – From Trauma To Triumph

Have you ever heard stories about people having the best and worst years of their life all at once? Like they got married to the love of their life, but lost a parent. Or they moved into their dream home, but then lost their job. Or they got the promotion of their dreams, but miscarried their baby at 6 months. Or moved overseas to be with family, but then got divorced.

What’s In A Name

What’s In A Name

When I tell people that my Greek name is ‘Panayiota’, their immediate response is a look of confusion as they tentatively repeat ‘you mean, like.. pana cotta?’

Close, but not quite.

Energy Matching for Energy Mapping

Energy Matching for Energy Mapping

The Universe will always reflect how we FEEL, as opposed to what we think, that’s why our emotions leave a stronger imprint within our aura than our thoughts, which by nature are much more fleeting.

Solstice Blessings

Solstice Blessings

Yogi Bhajan “Revolve your life around summer and winter solstice and everything will be taken care of. Come home when you can because there are two things in life — Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice — when the divine cosmic energy can help to elevate your consciousness and your breath.”

The Wisdom in Our Words

The Wisdom in Our Words

’m also aware of how language within mainstream and even sub cultures has the ability to make a certain gender or ethnicity feel inferior, for I’ve experienced both myself. It’s why I try to cultivate kindness and wisdom with my words.

The Rise In Community Consciousness

The Rise In Community Consciousness

For the longest time ever, I never really felt like I had that soulful community tribal connection, or at least not when I was growing up. Like many of my students and clients have shared with me since, I also felt like the stork had dropped me off to a community that had the complete opposite values of felt true in my own heart.

Anger – A Potent Tool For Transformation

Anger – A Potent Tool For Transformation

Anger is a potent energetic tool for transformation Our society doesn't really teach us the value of anger. In one extreme, it is dissuaded, dismissed and even devalued, yet on the other hand; it's given a cultural value that can be used as an excuse for 'passionate...

Radical Shifts Are Often Subtle

Radical Shifts Are Often Subtle

I’m so excited to be part of the FREE Radical Shifts Online Summit  along with many people who I’ve admired for years such as Dr John Demartini, Dr Bruce Lipton, Danielle La Porte, Ben Lee and Brandon Bays.

Does popular culture inspire growth?

Does popular culture inspire growth?

Many years ago I attended a seminar that talked about a universal event that helped humanity open their heart chakra. The global event that the speaker was referring to was the tragedy of Princess Diana's death. I still remember where I was and how stunned I felt at...

Does it EVER end?

Does it EVER end?

Does it ever end? Does it ever seem like you’re having the same conversation over and over, yet it feels like you don’t ‘get anywhere?’ Or you stumble on yet another emotional block regarding love / money / your job / your home / your in-laws / siblings that feels...

Transitions That Test You

Transitions That Test You

There has been a lot going on behind the scenes at Patty Kikos HQ that has required me to use a different kind of energy where I’ve been ‘putting myself out there, a lot more than I ordinarily do. While it’s been exciting and offered me the opportunity to learn a lot,...

Happy Autumn Equinox

Happy Autumn Equinox

Happy Autumn Equinox beloveds! I celebrated a little earlier during my kundalini yoga workshop on Saturday, (by the way - thanks for another packed out workshop my darling yogis!) and today I’ll be facilitating a Reiki 1 Training Day where 3 new healers will be...

Happy International Womens Day

Happy International Womens Day

When I found out about the existence of International Womens Day, I was a teenager who felt very disempowered within my own family. I was the youngest kid and only daughter born to European immigrant parents who had not received a full education in their own...

The raised intonation at the end of a sentence

The raised intonation at the end of a sentence

One of the girls I’ve been mentoring for a while has recently launched a video of her new professional offering and asked for my feedback and testimonial. Upon watching it, I instantly felt uncomfortable, for I knew that she’d want my honest feedback, and I could...

So THAT just happened

So THAT just happened

Well hello there! It’s a wonderful windy morning as I type away while feeling the potency of this magical super moon. I think full moons are always amazing, but this one seems to have brought so many people together in more ways than it usually does, simply because...

Why praying for what you want isn’t enough

Why praying for what you want isn’t enough

Top of the morning to you sweet soul! I'm slowly coming down from a big high after a powerful kundalini equinox workshop last Saturday. The pic below is of my dear friend Nigel playing the didge while I walked around channeling reiki and implementing energy balance...

Happy Spring Equinox!

Happy Spring Equinox!

Happy Equinox beloved! May the equal balance of day and night bring you a sense of clarity about your direction in life, a sense of peace within your heart and above all a loving integration of your own shadow and light. The balance of my own darkness and light was...

Beautiful Boundaries in 6 Easy Steps

Beautiful Boundaries in 6 Easy Steps

Good morning my lovely friend, how was your weekend? On Friday, RuRu my little ball of feisty fluff had an operation, and on Saturday I facilitated a Reiki 1 Training Day so I really enjoyed a day in the sun during this epic false spring that we’re having in Sydney....

8:8 Lions Gate Portal Demystified For You

8:8 Lions Gate Portal Demystified For You

This morning as I write to you, I do so with a heart that's bursting with love and gratitude. On Saturday, I spent the entire day with my first ever healing mentor from when I had attended a spiritual healing college many years ago, and on Sunday (yesterday), I spent...

August Reiki Healing and Energy Balance

August Reiki Healing and Energy Balance

At the start of each month and in conjunction with the new moon, I always sit in a deep healing meditation that gives me the opportunity to send reiki to my loved ones, as well as to everyone that is a client on my mailing list. I’ve been doing this for a while now...

6 ways to spot the energy suckers in your life

6 ways to spot the energy suckers in your life

As much as I've come to love writing posts and articles with the intention to inspire (and possibly entertain you), today I'm popping in nice and quickly to share an article that has stirred up something in me. Much of my personal life has involved the learning and of...

The Art of Releasing Guilty Passions

The Art of Releasing Guilty Passions

Is there an art to releasing guilty passions? I feel so grateful that I live in a country where I can express myself freely by embodying the values I hold dear to my heart. In my morning meditations and prayers, I'm always asking how I can be of greater service to...

Do you have a strong and supportive anchor?

Do you have a strong and supportive anchor?

As strange as this may sound because I'm assuming that you're not at out sea.. but.. Do you have an anchor? I ask because during times of perilous transitions that are often masked as disappointments, I find myself seeking comfort from one of my favorite ever quotes...

July Reiki Healing & Energy balance For You

July Reiki Healing & Energy balance For You

At the start of each month and in conjunction with the new moon, I always sit in a deep healing meditation that gives me the opportunity to send reiki healing to my loved ones, as well as to everyone that is a client on my mailing list. I’ve been doing this for a...

Scars, Spirituality & Samantha Wills

Scars, Spirituality & Samantha Wills

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Samantha Wills and ended up having an inspiring chat about her scars, my spirituality and the tumultuousness that can often accompany an entrepreneurial success story. SAMANTHA WILLS Samantha’s recent collaboration with Optus...

Winter Solstice Wishes

Winter Solstice Wishes

Sending you wonderful Winter Solstice wishes my dear friend, Today we celebrate this year's longest night and shortest day, also known as Winter Solstice. Even though this event happens every year, THIS year is particularly auspicious as it falls on a full moon. Is...

When we unite from a place of love

When we unite from a place of love

My dear friend, I try to encase myself in a bubble of love as much as possible, both personally and professionally, so this past weekend, I was left reeling with shock from the news of the Orlando shooting. The fact that this level of hatred and righteousness exists...

The power of Perspective

The power of Perspective

Top of the morning to you my friend! Today I am writing to you from the power of a fresh perspective! You see, I just had a solid 10 hours sleep! Indulgent you say? More like a desperately needed catch up..No wonder I get grumpy when I don't have enough.. I live in an...

I Always.. You Never..

I Always.. You Never..

One of my dear friends just sent me an email with a hilarious account of her latest couple therapy session that she’s been attending with her husband. To give you a bit of background, both make a living as very successful writers, and when it comes to the language of...

Inadvertently dropping the F bomb

Inadvertently dropping the F bomb

I find family dynamics inherently fascinating as they come up A LOT in all aspects of my working life. From clearing inherited patterns with my yoga and kinesiology clients, to managing tricky relationships on emotional wedding days as a celebrant.. Ever been around a...

Torn between feeling grateful and helpless

Torn between feeling grateful and helpless

Anzac Day is such a sad and sombre day isn't it? I found myself feeling quite reflective yesterday as I navigated through some prescheduled work commitments. Although the country I live in remembers the soldiers that lost their lives at Gallipoli, many of us have been...

The Digital Declutter.

The Digital Declutter.

I’m often watching how many of my friends who are parents mindfully swap their children’ toys around so that their kids can remain stimulated and interested. I notice that as an adult, I have to do the same for myself, and this is primarily why I try to cultivate a...

A Leap Into a Brand New Site – www.chakrachats.com

A Leap Into a Brand New Site – www.chakrachats.com

Like most dates, leap years aren't usually a big deal - unless a loved one passes away or you're born on the 29th February, or you decide you want to get married on that day. This is the case for my celebrant clients getting married today. She celebrated her b'day...

Overcoming my own Pride and Prejudice

Overcoming my own Pride and Prejudice

Pride has such a negative connotation, don’t ya think? It conjures up connections with one’s ego that suggest you get held back from reaching a state of Enlightenment in this lifetime. Or at least it does in the spiritual circles I like to swirl in. But so many of my...

What’s Your Love Language?

What’s Your Love Language?

February is traditionally a very busy month for me as it’s not only my favorite time of the year because of how warm the water temperature is at the beach, it’s also peak wedding season for my celebrant business. As an ode to a NON astrological yet overly...

How to find your flow

How to find your flow

I was recently inspired by one of my buddies practicing his handstands while his fiancé and I took pics during a cloudy sunset. These guys are 2 of my closest friends & constantly motivate me with their approach to love & life. Are they yogis?  Err. No. Do...

Is it easy to design a life you love?

Is it easy to design a life you love?

I was recently interviewed for a podcast by Brent Price who runs a website called The Lifestyle Income. His mission is to inspire you to design a life you love, and for many, that involves leaving the corporate world behind, and pursuing their dream of working for...

Meeting Caroline Myss

Meeting Caroline Myss

There were many reasons that inspired me to leave the world of social work behind. Caroline Myss (pronounced mace) is probably one of the bigger contributing factors, if not my greatest inspiration at the time. Shitty pay, never ending red tape, ongoing policy reviews...

Ancestral Clearing – Can it Be Easy?

Ancestral Clearing – Can it Be Easy?

My Dearest Friend, I feel inspired to write to you today after having officiated a wedding on a date that is traditionally known as All Saints Day for some or 'La Día de los Muertos' (The Day / Festival of the Dead) for others. The couple wanted to honour their...

Esther Hicks – The Law of Attraction

Esther Hicks – The Law of Attraction

I don’t know that much about the Law of Attraction, other than the basics, so when I heard that Esther Hicks would be coming to Sydney, I jumped at the chance to see her. Esther is an American inspirational speaker and author. She has co-authored nine books with her...

Eclipses, Shadows and Medicine

Eclipses, Shadows and Medicine

During an eclipse the earth casts a shadow on the moon. This can represent our collective shadow as people of earth. What we see is our own darkness. What we feel is the medicine from our lesson. These last 2 weeks have been seemingly more intense for many of my...

Comfort Zones

Comfort Zones

Well hello there stranger! It feels like ages since I last wrote to you, in fact, since my last blog post, I managed to sneak away to Bali for 2 weeks and teach on a wonderful retreat that my dear friend Beata facilitated. Do I sound nonchalant and blasé? Good. I...

Is your self talk as kind as it could be?

Is your self talk as kind as it could be?

A few months back I was standing on my kitchen bench watering one of my plants. Unfortunately I ended up spilling the water, which caused me to slip and fall on the hard linoleum floor. My unceremonious decline had me land with a thud that reverberated throughout my...

Bali, Blessings & Boundaries.

Bali, Blessings & Boundaries.

How do vacations sneakily become working holidays? For me personally, it seems to be a combination of bad time management and poor boundaries, so it was a huge blessing when my flight to Bali got rescheduled due to the volcanic ash cloud. Initially, I had planned to...

Winter Solstice and the magic of 6 months

Winter Solstice and the magic of 6 months

Winter Solstice is coming. And just like that, the days start to get longer.. I love the life of an antipodean. Yesterday, I braved the wind chill and went for a swim in the middle of the day. (!?) The sunny winter days that Sydney is well known for are incredible,...

The prosperity that comes with saying ‘no’.

The prosperity that comes with saying ‘no’.

Does saying ‘yes’ to every opportunity mean that we will never go without? What if we could make the fist dent in the Universe by saying ‘no’ to what isn’t quite right for us? For many of us that need to pay our rent or mortgage as well as our utilities, we use money...

Truth. And its Consequences

Truth. And its Consequences

Much of the 1:1 work that I do with my clients revolves around the concept of ‘truth’ and its consequences – both for themselves and mostly the effect that this will have on others. That well-known cliché that tells us that ‘your truth will set you free’ is so common...

Rain. It doesn’t just ‘make’ you sad.

Rain. It doesn’t just ‘make’ you sad.

April, Sydney - 2015 - we were impacted by the worst storm in 10 years. I hope you haven’t been severely impacted by the Sydney storm. Some of my friends lost power in their homes, and others had trees fall in their backyard. I was lucky enough to stay dry unless I...

When a portal opens hidden treasures.

When a portal opens hidden treasures.

Have you ever read the Harry Potter series? It’s the first time that I was ever introduced to the idea of a portal. In the fantasy world, it’s known as a sacred opening through time, space and dimension, but it’s a concept that is also used in energy healing to mend...

When it no longer fits, let it go

When it no longer fits, let it go

Why do we stay connected to people that make us feel bad? Why do we hold on to things that trigger a negative response from us? Why do we find it tricky to let it go? A friend of mine was hosting an amazing party for one of our mutual acquaintances late last year. The...

The Resolution of Surrender

The Resolution of Surrender

I started the year feeling very unsure. Uncertain of where I wanted to live (Australia? America? Sydney? California?) Undecided about what to do next regarding my work. (Commit to my 7 week courses? Workshops? Finish the e-course?) Unclear about the dynamics within...

Ecstatic Dance News – Chakradance

Ecstatic Dance News – Chakradance

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve added another string to my bow via my brand new Chakradance qualification! Chakradance is a dance practice for the soul. It is about reconnecting back to our true essence or true self with the intention to honor the work of the...

Do you use your clout for good or evil?

Do you use your clout for good or evil?

When I was growing up, I never really had any clout. Being the youngest child by many years in my extended family meant that my older sibling and cousins had always seen, done and experienced so much more than I ever had. Having relatives that were so much older than...

It’s better to start something than to do nothing

It’s better to start something than to do nothing

My heart is full of joy and gratitude as I commence my first work winter week knowing that we didn’t raise $500 for Randwick Children’s hospital. WE RAISED $1000!! It’s better to start something than to do nothing isn't it? Raising money for charity is a great start!...

An effortless flow versus making the first move

An effortless flow versus making the first move

Recently, I have been inspired by embracing the art of ‘an effortless flow’, instead of being compelled to hustle and feeling like being really busy is normal. I'm getting used to feeling my way around what feels right, instead of using my head to steer the vessel of...

Danielle La Porte – Truthbombs

Danielle La Porte – Truthbombs

DANIELLE LA PORTE  I’m not usually one that goes to live events to see speakers, but the chance to hear Danielle La Porte's live truth bombs made me reconsider. In fact, I’m not even a fan of seeing live bands. There’s something about the jostling, the smoking and the...

Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted course

Bright Eyed & Blog Hearted course

BRIGHT EYED AND BLOG HEARTED I like to think of my business as the place where yoga & healing unite & merge into chakra balance workshops & e courses. And eventhough it has undergone rebirths before, they were never quite like the one that took place after...

When the hustle is a hassle

When the hustle is a hassle

When the hustle is a hassle, is it time to connect to your heart so that life flows a little easier? I just love how language evolves. Popular euphemisms are a sign of the times we live in, and in the case of my landlord who uses ‘Gas’ to describe something appealing,...

How your paradox packs a punch

How your paradox packs a punch

I truly don’t love how what we do for a living defines how we meet people instead of embracing each others paradoxes. Our occupations have become an introduction, an ice breaker and the meaning behind what we choose to share in conversations with new people. If you’re...

The Reluctant Fall into Autumn Equinox

The Reluctant Fall into Autumn Equinox

I can feel it. It’s autumn - that time of the year where I start digging my heels in. The days are getting shorter and cooler, my energy levels aren’t quite as effervescent, and like a stubborn child who refuses to go to bed when they’re tired, I refuse to stop...

When do we develop our archetypes?

When do we develop our archetypes?

I often cover a kids’ yoga class for a dear friend / fellow yoga teacher when she can’t teach it. They’re a gorgeous bunch of 7-10 year old girls who are brimming with rambunctious enthusiasm, big hearted personalities, well meaning fashion / love advice, ample...

How much have you REALLY got to give?

How much have you REALLY got to give?

Life flows beautifully when we’re truly honest about how much energy we can really give to another person or situation. This little nugget was highlighted for me when the Universe gifted me with 2 very different situations in the same week. While strolling near my...

The Sex Drugs n Rock n Roll Chakra

The Sex Drugs n Rock n Roll Chakra

About 15 years ago, before I became serious about my yoga practice, I had long suspected that my social work career was lacking a serious spiritual element and my sex drugs and rock and roll period was coming to an end. So I went looking for some spiritual guides. It...

Do space invaders ever encroach your world?

Do space invaders ever encroach your world?

Personal Space is sacred. Not exactly a life changing revelation I know. Just ask anyone that commutes to work on a crowded bus everyday. I work from home as a healer and a celebrant so my work space is confined to one area of the apartment that I try to keep separate...

I Quit Sugar. Again.

I Quit Sugar. Again.

But for real this time. You see, my dad was the forklift driver for the confectionary companies Lifesavers and Nestle. As a result, my family had access to a plethora of chocolate and candy that was always at our disposal. The fact that I am not diabetic or obese is a...

Divine Timing is Sweet

Divine Timing is Sweet

Have you ever been at the right place at the right time? It’s such an extraordinarily powerful and synchronistic feeling. Things like getting to the bust stop just as your bus pulls up. Arriving at a party at the same time as your favourite people. Meeting your great...

Your success depends on your ability to be.. flexible

Your success depends on your ability to be.. flexible

A few months ago, I attended a training seminar on neuro linguistic programming and one of the amazing gems that I took away was the concept of finding balance by being more flexible. In order to find equilibrium and harmony in our life, we must be able to change...

Your intuition, pituitary and third eye chakra

Your intuition, pituitary and third eye chakra

Through a consistent meditation practice, we can access that divine channel that gives us entry into the unseen world. In order to be able to use it to our advantage, we need to exercise this muscle so that we trust our instincts and intuition. The pituitary gland is...

Your truth, your thyroid and the throat chakra

Your truth, your thyroid and the throat chakra

Both the thyroid and parathyroid glands are endocrine glands. This means they make and secrete the hormones which get released into the bloodstream. They act as messengers, affecting cells and tissues in distant parts of your body plus the body's metabolic rate and...

The power of your pancreas and solar plexus chakra

The power of your pancreas and solar plexus chakra

The third chakra has to do with our own personal power. It is where we learn to have a strong sense of ourselves and “come into our own”. The gland that corresponds to the 3rd chakra is the pancreas. The Pancreas has 2 roles in our body.  It's an organ of the...

Winter Solstice Significance

Winter Solstice Significance

The name solstice means ‘sun stands still’. The Northern Hemisphere celebrates the winter solstice around Christmas and just before the New Year. This highlights the idea of nurturing new beginnings and a time for creating new resolutions and resolves. For those of us...

Shift Your Perspective

Shift Your Perspective

I don't make resolutions just at the beginning of the year. My life is so busy that I'm likely to get swept up by the chaos in my mind and forget about my goal by February. Besides, I do most of my meditations for 40, or sometimes up to 90 days and I find that after...

Does your story empower you?

Does your story empower you?

At the end of my yoga classes, I sometimes invite my students to introduce themselves to the person next to them. This means that at times, many are meeting for the first time, at other times, they are interacting with people they already know. Sometimes they get to...

Your Endocrine System – Your Chakra Balance

Your Endocrine System – Your Chakra Balance

One of the major systems in the human body is the endocrine system. This system is composed of a number of glands that communicate information and control responses throughout the body. The body is composed on two main types of glands.  The exocrine glands release...

A simple work life balance

A simple work life balance

I was asked to write a blog post on achieving work life balance by a fabulous website called Inside Track. I've reposted it here with their permission and would love to hear your feedback. Achieving a work life balance almost sounds like an outdated New Age term –...

Discovering through De Cluttering

Discovering through De Cluttering

It’s the beginning of the year, a time when resolutions are still rife and intentions are still fresh and pure. It’s a time of out with the old and in with the new. A TIME OF DECLUTTERING I have the blessing of being able to work from home so I tend to be extra...

A message from Don Mariano Quispe

A message from Don Mariano Quispe

A message from Don Mariano Quispe, elder paco of the Q'ero: via K'anchaq sonqo - Heart of light thank you so much for sharing this important info... 12~12~12 and 21~12~12 According to the prophecies of the paqos (which source from the Inka lineage), the forthcoming...

21 12 12 Transition

21 12 12 Transition

The number "12" is the base number of ALL creation & the most POTENT number ... its sacred geometry derivative is 3... (Merger of mind, body & spirit) It is also the 12th layer of our DNA called the God layer (consciousness)... What does this mean? In this...

The Colours in Yin & Yang

The Colours in Yin & Yang

The Yin Yoga website is a great resource for me. One of my favourite quotes is “All patterns are formed by contrasts. The pattern on a chessboard is formed by the contrast of dark and light. The pattern of your life, when reflected upon, has displayed a contrast of...

Why do we suffer? The 5 Kleshas

Why do we suffer? The 5 Kleshas

Have you noticed that you can often have a similar situation to someone else, yet the way you will both respond to the same situation is entirely different? Like when we lose our job and one person sees it as a sign to embrace a bigger and better opportunity while the...

The trick to Prosperity?

The trick to Prosperity?

Is recognising it when you have it! As a reiki healer in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, I often see clients whose range of income is often vast and varied. I marvel at how much the sense of ‘poverty consciousness’ is really a manifestation of the thoughts in our head,...

Price vs Cost

Price vs Cost

I always wondered what people meant when they’d say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but these days, I’m not so sure things are as digestible as they used to be. The energetic cost of things is what can be taxing to our immune system more than our bank account....

Awkward Moments Made Simple

Awkward Moments Made Simple

 How often do you have to convey something unpleasant to somebody else?  In my other life as a Social Worker during my 20’s, we were trained in the best way to deliver constructive feedback. Start with something positive, deliver the negative and then always end with...

Fatherfigures

Fatherfigures

I have a great dad. As much as we see the world in almost opposite ways, I am often in awe of the way in which he’s managed to survive and be a great fatherfigure. A European immigrant that did not have the opportunity to be educated in his own respective country and...

A Spring in Your Step

A Spring in Your Step

Spring! It is the long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around. While winter was a time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration,...

Are you right? Or righteous?

Are you right? Or righteous?

So. I’m struggling with a friend at the moment. Struggling to respond kindly instead of feeling annoyed every time she shares a story with me. You see her stories follow the same basic structure. There’s an event or a situation. It/he/she was/is wrong, and her...

Shift Your Perspective

Shift Your Perspective

My yoga and healing training has taught me that overcoming a trauma, or a period of deep sadness changes the chemistry in our brain, which in turn affects our personality and our way of life. Often when we recover, there can be a part of us that will never be able to...

When Our Community Changes

When Our Community Changes

Are you enjoying the cold? I don't mind it so much this year despite the fact that it feels a little icy at times. I seem to enjoy curling up with a good book a little more than strolling along the coast these days and despite this, I still feel very much connected to...

Winter Chills

Winter Chills

The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and conserve our...

Thanks

Thanks

Gratitude is something that I try to cultivate on a daily basis, especially in my yoga practice and in my practice as a kinesiologist. It is often said that through the mindfulness practice of gratitude, one is able to rejoice amidst all life's suffering. The Buddha...

Be Anyone You Want To Be

Be Anyone You Want To Be

We are very fortunate to live in a time and place where few of us are limited by what we can do, study or even ‘be’. Gone are the days when your role was very much defined for you by the standards of the society you were part of.  Our life experiences help shape our...

Is our sensitivity our strength?

Is our sensitivity our strength?

Is our sensitivity really our strength? Have you noticed how much we avoid being uncomfortable in life?  It seems that many of us work very hard to create a life where we are surrounded by people we love and for the most part tend to cocoon ourselves in the bubble of...

Embracing Our Shadow

Embracing Our Shadow

In life, the shadow side of our personality often gets sidelined for the part of us that is more ‘acceptable’ to society. If we don’t acknowledge our shadow, it rears its head with the people and the situations that we manifest in our lives. If we are polarized, we...

Is a 50/50 Split Always Equal?

Is a 50/50 Split Always Equal?

For most of us women that live in a western world we have been told that we have equal rights to men. Women can be doctors, lawyers, and company directors; in fact we even had a female Prime Minister, but is a 50 / 50 split always equal? One of my 1:1 balance...

New Years Resolutions Yoga Style

New Years Resolutions Yoga Style

Have you been thinking of your new years resolution for 2012? I wonder why we place so much emphasis on them? Since starting a serious yoga practice several years ago, I’ve stopped putting so much importance on new years resolutions. A sadhana is like a new years...

Rest vs Party

Rest vs Party

I’ve noticed how busy many of our lives already are so it astounds me that we become even busier in the lead up to Christmas and New Year. It's a toss up between rest vs party. Many of us scramble to make time to catch up with people before the New Year and recently...

But My Family Stresses Me!

But My Family Stresses Me!

If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family - Ram Dass So your family stresses you? Christmas, Hanukah or Summertime periods usually mean spending time with the family we grew up with. The same individuals that taught us about boundaries, often...

Prana and Apana – the air coming in vs the air moving out

Prana and Apana – the air coming in vs the air moving out

Prana as a general term refers to the life force that flows through all things. Of the five primary pranas in the body, two pranas – the prana and apana– are regarded as the most important. Where does parana live? Above the navel – it accumulates at the base of the...

11 11 11 – Hello Aquarian Age

11 11 11 – Hello Aquarian Age

'The Flow of Eternal Power' is one of my favorite Kundalini Yoga books, and author Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa says 'The Aquarian Age isn’t just something that we started singing about in the sixties, it’s an actual measurable time period that parallels major changes in...

The Pursuit of Life Balance

The Pursuit of Life Balance

When did it become so difficult to juggle so many things and have a balanced life? Somehow it seemed so much easier when the world was less accessible with technology like it is today. The longing and pursuit of life balance is like that carrot that keeps getting...

Happy Halloween – time to honour our ancestors

Happy Halloween – time to honour our ancestors

When do we honour our ancestors? I’m a huge fan of dress up parties. Nothing builds rapport faster that donning a costume that helps you express your alter ego or in my case on Saturday, the shadow side of my personality. Aside from choosing costumes or trick or...

How do we speak with our actions?

How do we speak with our actions?

Finding our voice is a journey for many of us especially as we are taught to annunciate our words at school, we even develop our accent thanks to the region we grow up in, but do we ever learn to communicate consciously? How do we speak with our actions? In spiritual...

Is a daily practice important?

Is a daily practice important?

Is a daily practice important? Ask any professional athlete or musician and they’ll probably tell you that they need to cultivate their art in order to perform their best. Ask a gardener, a painter or a yoga teacher, and they’ll probably tell you that it’s the best...

What triggers you?

What triggers you?

Triggers. We all have them. Whether they stem from a new relationship, a certain food, a distinct smell, a conversation, or even a TV program, they exist to show us that we may still have some healing to do in our lives. Do you know what triggers you? Our emotional...

Do affirmations really work?

Do affirmations really work?

Affirmations. Do they work or are they just a bunch of words that hippy loving vegetarians use? I get asked this all the time, as a 1:1 balance session with me sometimes incorporates affirmations to reprogram your cellular memory as part of your homework. Yes. But do...

10 Great Ways to Spring into a Detox

10 Great Ways to Spring into a Detox

There are so many great ways to spring into a detox, but I've chosen 10 helpful tips to get you started. 1. De-clutter your home. I try to be incredibly mindful of the amount of clothes I have, especially because as a yoga teacher I get paid to be barefoot and in...

Forgiveness Heals

Forgiveness Heals

Forgiveness heals like nothing else in this world. Do unto others, as you would want others to do to you.  So how does the concept of an eye for an eye fit in here? How do we forgive someone who has hurt us beyond belief? How do we overcome an incident that has...

What’s Your Tell?

What’s Your Tell?

What's your tell? Do you even have one? Many shrewd and experienced poker players gain victory in many games and tournaments by finding what out the other player’s indirect physical giveaway is. My dad says he knows all of my mum's unique tells and she says the same...

11 things to know about Kundalini Yoga

11 things to know about Kundalini Yoga

1. Your body grows stronger as each exercise is done repeatedly for 1 or up to 10 minutes and your eyes are usually closed so that you go at your own pace 2. The repetition of a targeted movement based on your body's meridians  strengthens your nervous & glandular...

Come and see me for a top up, or get to know me through a 1:1 BALANCE. Or you can opt to move through one of life’s initiations with a 4 session CLEARING selection.

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