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HELLO THERE! I'M DANI

I help others understand and master the art of meditation, transformative inner practice and healing through private coaching, energy sessions, courses and tailored programs for individuals, schools and organisations.

I am a popular keynote speaker, teacher, a published author, podcaster and music producer and I hold regular retreats in Asia and Australia.

My teaching is experiential. I draw from techniques and wisdom of numerous world traditions, current research and my own experience.

My focus is on enabling others to understand and work with the design and function of their mind/body/energy system, to engage in transformative inner practice for maximum performance, self-healing and intuitive living, in other words, to live a Spirited Life!

My mission is to bring meditation and transformative inner experiences to people’s lives, through inspiring courses, content and facilitated experiences. Meditation. Transformation. Inspiration.

I am a happily married mum of two teenage children based in Singapore.

I grew up in a spiritual home and I have a hunger for understanding life and self, that presented from a very young age. This desire for knowledge, combined with a slightly rebellious nature, led me on a journey of exploration and discovery, that continues to this day. I’m not very good at simply swallowing blindly processes and ideologies. I interrogate them and if they resonate I set to the task of mastering them myself.

The wilderness, Yogic tradition, my childhood framework of Catholicism, Shamanic frameworks and Jungian psychology combined with an insatiable appetite for spiritual texts, is what opened me to the dazzling nature of the physical/energy body. These are the methods I teach, because I know them. I believe this is one of the most fabulous aspects of our modern world –  we can access many alternative perspectives and frameworks for connecting with Spirit. As I explore and learn more, I bring new ‘technologies’ into my teaching and offerings.

I hold several degrees and enjoyed a fabulous career in my 20s and 30s that ranged between Australia, Europe, and the US in the financial services and property sectors. I have always been compelled to teach and work with human behaviour. My career involved roles in cultural change, communications and marketing, capital raising, learning and development and HR. And always, in my private life, I maintained deep exploration of esoteric practices, spiritual frameworks and meditation techniques.

I am a qualified meditation teacher, through the Awareness Institute, Australia and a member of the Meditation Association of Australia and the International Meditation Teachers’ Association, that recognise the standard of my teaching and program development.

I am a Reiki Master trained and practiced in the Usui Reiki Tradition.

 

Qualifications and related studies

Relevant to meditation teaching:

Transformative Meditation Facilitator’s Certificate with Louise Gilmore OAM Awareness Institute, Sydney Australia, 2013

Advanced Meditation Mastery with Louise Gilmore OAM Awareness Institute, Sydney Australia, 2012

Related studies:

The Confident Medium & Trance Mediumship Residential: at Arthur Findlay College, UK, 2023

Opus Magnus – Alchemy Centre for Applied Jungian Studies 2022

Medicine Woman Initiations in Quechaun and Lakota traditions 2016-2019

Meditation with an Expert Workshop with Swami Muktibodha My Yoga Satyananda Ashram, Sydney Australia, March 2014

Over 20 years of Satyananda and Hatha Yoga practice

Psychology and Alchemy: Centre for Applied Jungian Studies 2023

Spirit of Summer Mediumship Residential at Arthur Findlay College, UK, 2022

Mythos – Myth and Metamorphosis, Centre for Applied Jungian Studies, 2021

Awakened the Illumined Heart – Merkaba Activation, Camellia Tatchev 2017

The Chakras and the Mind with Dr Rishi Vivekananda My Yoga Satyananda Ashram, Sydney Australia, September 2013

Other qualifications held:

Certificate of Property Investment and Finance, Cambridge University, UK, 1998

Bachelor of Commerce, University of NSW, Australia. Major in Finance and Legal Studies, 1990

Bachelor of Arts, University for Foreigners Perugia, Italy. Majors in Italian Literature, Language and EU Capital Markets, 1993

Spirited: A guide to your innate spiritual design to transform your life

Dani reframes meditation as an intentional practice to transform from reactive, to responsive, to expansive, and ultimately to creative living. She helps you remember who and what you really are, to live in active cohesion and co-creation with life and to operate creatively and intuitively in a state of flow. To remember this, is when we heal and come back to our true nature and design. This is being spirited.

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