Hi, I’m Priya.
Writer, Mother, Poet – Lover of Life, deeply devoted to helping you to experience the love, power and beauty of your one, precious life.
Who am I?
I am a devoted mother, lover, sister, daughter, and friend. I was born in Mumbai, India in 1973, yet raised in England, UK, where I am currently based. I spent most of my childhood in a dream-like state, wanting to be liked and fit in, yet curiously always feeling different, as if I belonged to nowhere in particular.
Over the past two decades, I have dived deep into my own healing process, embarked on a great many meditative and holistic courses and trainings, in an effort to understand who I truly am. Perhaps, like me, you too have felt different and have been on your own quest to discover who you really are.
Perhaps, like me, you have found yourself at various crossroads in your life – wondering which pathway to take – which relationship to enter more deeply into, which one to let go of; which job to start – which one to walk away from. Maybe you are also a mother and a lover and have to navigate the transitions that raising children and being in partnership with a beloved surely brings.
The necessity of caring for and raising a family, offers me countless opportunities to drop ever deeper into my heart and expand the vision of what it means to truly, and unconditionally love another human being. At times this has been excruciatingly painful and difficult, as I have certainly had to stretch beyond what I thought was possible – letting go of mental constructs about the way I think things should be.
Or the way my mother did things. Or the way I think she thinks I should do things. (You see how complicated it can get!) A psychotherapist told me long ago “shoulds are shit!” But of all my many teachers, my children remain my greatest teachers.
Offering deep soul mirrors to the wisdom of reality as she presents herself, rather than my at times limited perceptions of the same. Naturally designed button pushers, children are also great bullshit detectors. When I’m out of alignment and not living in my power or truth – their behavior reflects this back to me, pretty much instantly. The gift of this present-moment feedback loop a true, if not at times fierce grace.
On my personal journey of discovery, I have deliciously unraveled myself as a sacred poet – weaving words and worlds together, as I help to build bridges of understanding with all those I work with. From time to time I offer modern-day prayer rituals, where together we can experience the intimacy of connection, awakening new possibilities into your cellular whole. It is a potent space to heal epigenetic, ancestral trauma and the conditioned patterns of the past. It is a space in which the power of your true beauty cannot help but be revealed.
Tools & Techniques
In the last twenty years, I have nonetheless acquired tools and techniques to empower all aspects of body, mind and soul. Some of these include Lomi Lomi and Biodynamic Massage, Heart-IQ coaching, Theta Healing, Reiki, Vispassana and Tantra, amongst others. More recently, I have completed two years of an apprenticeship in sacred sexual healing. This has been a profound journey of womb-awakening, delving into sexual wounds and coming into an even more, fully embodied and juicy aliveness in the area of sacred sexual relating.
Throughout my career, I have used my gifts and skills to support and empower others to be the best version of themselves. This has taken many different forms, whether working individually or with small groups and organisations– but always with humour, a real sense of meeting one another and a smile. Clients often share how safe, loved and supported they feel in both group and individual sessions and I feel deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to truly connect and share these precious moments of growth with some incredibly courageous and amazing souls.
We are living in times of great change and awakening, as the sacred feminine is being re-birthed alongside the sacred masculine. You are an important part of the imbalance now being restored. As you access your original, feminine DNA and primordial, feminine wisdom, you will literally birth new projects, creativity and dreams into your life. I’m super excited to share my latest offering – Sacred India, Temple Heart, a fun, magical adventure, travelling through India’s sacred south, with a bespoke group of conscious travelers. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please do email me to join my mailing list as dates for Winter 2018 are still to be confirmed.
Whether we meet in an online group or in person at a retreat, or whether you subscribe to my blog, it remains my deepest joy to connect. Transparent communication, and heartfelt connections with others are quite literally what make my heart sing. (Oh yes and candlelit bubble baths, the naked beach at Arillas in Corfu, eating chocolate, chanting, dancing, and did I mention chocolate, amongst other things!)
I have loved people since smallest childhood – I remain fascinated with all the many ways in which we are so different and yet all the many ways in which we are also just the same. The majesty of each human being never fails to humble me, igniting the fierce and tender longings of my heart to live a more joyful and connected life, in community with those around me.
The longing for deep, intimate connection has been a continuous thread throughout my life’s bumpy and silken road. If you feel inspired to get in touch and stay connected, I would LOVE to hear from you. Feel free to drop me an email or please do consider subscribing to my newsletter – this is a much more intimate space for my latest offering and reflections, which are shared only by email.
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In La’kech Ala K’in
I am another you.