From an early age, there has always been a deep longing for freedom.
It often expressed itself as an aversion to anything that seemingly tied me down but as I gradually turned inward and lost interest in the external world (at least for a while), I began to discover true freedom that isn’t dependent on anything phenomenal, including any emotional state nor a chatty mind.
I had found the source of true inner peace, unconditional love and fulfillment that had always been there but went unrecognized. It was beyond all the changing and yet was all of it at the same time. From this seeming shift in perception, I learned that it was possible to fully enjoy the beauty of life without needing anything to change. And that didn’t mean stopping the dance of life, it meant tapping into this deep inner knowing that all was well… in this moment… just as it is.
If fear was here, that was okay. If there was resistance to the fear, that’s just what was happening. If judgement toward the resistance was here, that was allowed. If joy was here, that was enjoyed. If fear of loosing the joy was here, that was noticed. Nothing is pushed away nor was anything held onto… Everything was free to come and go because that is the nature of reality and none of it is you.
I have travelled the world to find out for myself what teachings, methods and approaches could help me wake up to the truth. It’s been a long journey back home and I’m grateful for every bit of it. It has allowed me to understand the mind, the nature of reality, and the human condition in a coherent way in order to guide others to drop in and discover for themselves what it means to be at peace with themselves. With this comes the natural allowance of life to flow in whatever way it wishes to.
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|| EXPERIENCE ||
Meditation Instructor || August 2021 – Present || Remote
Retreat focused on cultivating genuine happiness, guided by Alma Ayon. Followed by 8
Louise Kay Events || January – July 2021 || Remote On-line Retreats
7 months fully dedicated to truth, spiritual awakening, embodied awareness (being present with the sensations in the body) and trauma healing
Thosamling Nunnery & Institute || January – October 2020 || Dharamshala, India
2 month Samatha and Vipassana Meditation Retreat focused on ‘Cultivating Genuine Happiness’ guided by Alma Ayon. Followed by 8 months of solo retreat consisting of self-practice and self-study that focused on understanding the mind and emotions.
Tushita Meditation Center || November 2019 || Dharamshala, India
10 day course: Introduction to Buddhism covering the foundational teachings of the 4 Noble Truths and an array of guided meditations
Goenka Vipassana Meditation Center || July 2019 || Jaipur, India
10 day intensive meditation course mainly focused on the body-scan technique
The Yoga Institute || April – June 2019 || Mumbai, India
500hr YTT that covered a solid foundation in the Ashtanga or Classical Yoga tradition techniques including asanas, pranayama, kriyas, ayurvedic medicine, the 4 paths of yoga, samkhya philosophy, chakra psychology, mysticism and dance movement therapy and meditation
Yoga & Meditation Instructor || January 2017 – February 2018 || NYC, USA
Consulted clients on a 1:1 basis and offered personalized instructions and tools for their unique needs, concerns and ailments.
The International Buddhist Center || June 2016 || Prathat Doi Suthep, Thailand
2 weeks of intensive practice of Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation focused on breathing, body-scan & walking meditations, dharma talks and chanting
Wise Living Yoga Academy || May 2016 || Chiang Mai, Thailand
200hr YTT focused on Traditional Yoga and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali