ABOUT

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My name is Adriana.

Love is my ‘superfood’ to living a life steeped in conscious passionate pursuits.

I am a creative yogi and a flexible thinker.

For the past 30 years yoga has been my passion. It has carried me when nothing else could. Supported and loved me and shown me the true meaning of discipline.

It’s wisdom is vast and just like that, right from that very first class, I was gripped.

Being a teacher means I will always be a student. I’ve taught many varied people from all walks of life but my most challenging students where locked away in a high security prison. These women, had done some nasty things some of which needed to be kept in isolation. Yoga found them, caressed them and ignited something in them that bought me to tears every time I walked out of there. Every time! Yoga needs to be offered to all people in Prison full stop!

I’m back at uni except this time round instead of coming home to my mother soothing my exhausted brain with some delicious food, it’s me doing the soothing to my three kids, one dog and one divine husband. I’m studying a degree in natural sciences with a major in nutrition. Healing with Whole foods is my mantra. I cured myself from a thyroid disease with a three year detox that completely reset my vitality. I am disease free today and completely grateful that I had the hindsight to not go down the pharmaceutical path.

‘Intuitive yoga’ is what I call my teaching style… through my clarity it’s possible that what I teach in class may speak to you in a very deep and personal way. Yoga has opened a door in me that can often see beyond the physical veil. I am very respectful of your privacy and will only ever bring something up in class in a general way. Further insights may be shared in privacy after class.

I bow to you and offer my respect to you, beautiful friend,
Thank you for dropping by my digital ‘home’.

share some thoughts and say ‘ello… love the energy exchange!

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  1. Gigi wanders

     /  September 29, 2012

    Right on, sis!

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    • thanks for dropping by Gigi…
      I read a quote yesterday that has really inspired me and I thought I’d share it with you.
      “service doesn’t start when you have something to give; it blossoms naturally when you have nothing left to take” Nipun Mehta.
      I hope you find a home!

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  2. I just love your ‘ABOUT’ . I love where you are coming from. Yoga is something I’ve always had as a consideration in the back of my mind. Tried it for one season, got a few DVDs. Instead I do pilates and for the spiritual I read, meditate and contemplate. I’ll be back.
    Thank you for visiting my blog, because it means I found you.I too am a fellow Sydneysider and how you feel about Yoga is how I feel about my faith practice and I too have a brood who can turn harmony to chaos without too much effort…have faith it does get better as they grow older.

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    • Beautiful spirit, what a lovely response! your energy is contagious and truly warming! you are all about abundance; big love, big heart, big compassion! Perhaps you might consider attending a workshop I am leading in November. I’ll post details in the next few days. it’s truly a gift to meet you!

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  3. Love to get the details. thank you

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  4. Hi Adriana,
    I wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Beautiful Bloggers Award – congratulations! I can’t think of a more beautiful blog, both inside and out (if you know what I mean) than yours. Acceptance is optional, but if you would like to, just go to my blog and check out protocol. Namaste. x

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    • Beautiful Michele, thank you so much for the nomination especially coming from you. I absolutely adore how you think and love reading your posts. I do accept and will follow suit with the protocol. Hari Om Tat Sat!

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  5. Thank you for your nice comments on my post, Adriana. And you may indeed re-blog it. I hope it inspires others to do their own research.

    Your site looks interesting, and I love your introduction. I’m going to have a good look around. Have a lovely day! (I;m currently based in Doha, Qatar, after living in seven other countries throughout my life!)

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    • thank you for coming by Yaz. It’s beautiful to have your energy on my blog. I’m glad I found you, your words speak volumes. If you’re ever in Sydney I would love to meet with you. Do you teach in Doha?

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      • No I don’t teach any more Adriana. I just write and blog! Yoga would be good if I weren’t so lazy. And yes, we’ll have coffee if we ever come that way again. (Were there years ago for a holiday…wonderful). Lots of love to you.

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  6. The Dr.’s Experience with the Afterlife is an interesting article by the way, Thanks for the reference.

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    • Are you familiar with Anita Moorjani “dying to be me”. She writes beautifully about her experience with the afterlife. It’s a very moving story that reduced me to howling tears remembering the experience of my fathers passing. this one is a must read if you haven’t already read it.

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  7. Hi Adriana, Thanks for your comments on my blog. As for reading list, its been a while since I taught, so my reading list is a bit outdated. One good one was Barbara Brennan’s Hands of Light. You might know of it…all about hands on healing. I did find an article on Anita Moorjani. It was beautiful. Will watch the video too.

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    • Very strangely I do have that book in my bookshelf but have never read it!!! I even remember the person that gave it to me! Which oddly enough after I borrowed that book she disappeared from my life and I had no way of getting it back to her. It’s been with me for over seven years and I’ve never read it… amazing that in the past few months this is the second time I have been told to read it. I love how spirit works. Thank you… and massive gratitude for your wonderful 30 day posts… I love the way you think, it’s always a gift to be shown how to look inward in hope of seeking our truth. Yes, you should consider yoga! this will seem a random question: do you have a hip issue?

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      • Wonderful that you have that book, because it is a valuable source of information. I don’t have a hip problem, but I have been considering yoga. I’ve done the Richard Hillman 28-Day thing on and off over the years, and always threaten to keep it up but never do. I’m dreadfully lazy when it comes to physical exercise. I go to the gym sporadically and swim, but I don’t keep a regular schedule. I DO eat healthily though! No junk!

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  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes

     /  November 10, 2012

    Adriana, hi. I appreciate you visiting my vodka diaries. I do have a problem with alcohol, and I am tackling it. I LOVE writing though, and making videos with my handicam, which are distractions… and became my blogs 🙂

    Practising yoga for 28 years is AMAZING, and truly is then a daily form of living for you. I did yoga a little while when my son was infant (now 16 1/2) and it’s in my mind to take it up again, yet my body feels so fat, laden with a disgusting existence the last no. of years, just not sure I can bend ANYway while so fat…

    I am inspired by you – that dominatrix moment has me a little awed – and love your creative background (on the page). Wonderful to ‘meet’ you 🙂

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    • And it’s wonderful to meet you too sister! My humble apology for the delay in response, I have been away working in Melbourne for a few days. Yoga is powerful and when you find the right style and teacher the capacity for deep change is very possible and real. If you’re in the Sydney area and you want to start back up I’d love it if you came along to one of my classes. Keep writing, keep loving life and look forward to connecting with you through your blog.

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      • WordsFallFromMyEyes

         /  November 12, 2012

        Thanks, BentPeople, what lovely comment. You’d have to be the only tangible blogger I’ve ever met – meaning that if I WERE in Sydney I could actually meet you. That would be so amazing!

        But I’m in Melbourne…

        Yoga was meaningful to me for a long while. I admire practitioners of it very much. I’m in a slump. Don’t admire me at present! But do thank you for coming by 🙂

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        • Ok, I might not be in melbourne but if you need a nudge out of that slump I am willing to offer some support. That support will come in the way of reminding you of how far you have come so far. that it was you that gave birth to a beautiful boy and it is you that goes to work each day staying committed to living a better life. Sister, remember that inside of you is a place of perfect peace and harmony that is waiting for your permission to ‘come out’.

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  9. Wow, you have experienced such a variety of things in life!
    It’s wonderful yoga has made such an impact for you. Though I don’t do yoga, I am also bent! 😉

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  10. Thank you for following, this is a wonderful “space” and blog….People, that I can feel! Love to you! Linda

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    • lovely linda, my apology for the delay in response. thank you for your very kind words and I’m truly touched by your sentient observation. much love to you sweet friend

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  11. “If a flower has never been exposed to the sun it can never reach it’s full potential …”

    That’s quite beautiful Adriana. I love your about page- and such a wonderful photo of you, you are glowing. 🙂

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  12. Lakshmi Loves To Shop

     /  December 9, 2012

    Thank you for your beautiful blog. I have nominated you for “A Very Inspiring Blogger” award. To see this nomination please visit:
    http://lakshmilovestoshopalot.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/humbled-by-two-lovely-awards/

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    • deeply touched! many thanks… My life is insane at the moment,,, when I have space to breathe again, I’ll follow through with the nomination. Again, I thank you luminous one!

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  13. Hi, I have nominated you for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ award. Hope you don’t mind!

    No pressure, I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your blog this year.

    If you would like to accept you can check out the format here: http://micheleseminara.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/blog-of-the-year-2012-x-3/

    Thanks

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    • wow, sister… I’m humbled by your nomination. I seem to be gathering a few now and I guess I need to step up and start responding to them all. You’re divine and you’d be one of my nominations… is that allowed?

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  14. Hi hon, I don’t see why not! But you don’t have to respond,Ii notice you’ve got a nice haul of awards now, and they can be time consuming.J ust wanted to let you know I love reading x

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  15. I can only say whatever energy you saw in me, is multiplied in you. Look forward to reading more.

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  16. This is an amazing ‘about’ page!! I love that you go to prisons and work with inmates believing that with love, support and encouragement they might find their true potential. I’ve always wanted to work in a prison. I think it would be so rewarding.
    You have a beautiful spirit – I can feel it jumping off the screen! 🙂
    Thanks for following my blog. I’m pleased to do the same.
    Lisa

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  17. Hi Adriana it is so wonderful to know of your deep interest in Yoga. Yoga is one friend who never will let you down. Wish you all the best.

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    • thank you for dropping by. Do you practice yoga as well? Your site is really interesting. I’m glad I found it… look forward to your posts.

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  18. So happy you stopped by my blog! Look forward to catching up on yours. Much Love and Peace to you and yours in 2013!

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  19. Thank you for stopping by Adriana.

    Warm regards,
    mei

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  20. The Commonzense of Saint James

     /  January 10, 2013

    Thank you for the follow, I hope you will find something that interest you. Peace~David

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  21. What a lovely surprise coming across your page! I love it!

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  22. Good stuff!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog Adriana

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  23. Hi Adriana – I just discovered your blog via Gigi. Wonderful. I really enjoyed reading your stories. Also, I finally figured out “bent”. (I think.)

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  24. First, thank you for visiting my blog and hitting a few buttons! This was a breadcrumb that actually delivered a reward to me today. True, your About page is awesome. But what I am blown away by is the grace of your writing style. After reading a few posts, not sure why you even bother to use punctuation.

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    • I’m absolutely humbled by your beauty. Marcelino,,, and quite frankly, I could repeat your name over and over again. It’s really no surprise that Dante is your fascination… with an exquisite name like your Mr Guerrero, you belong to the grandest of the great club. Deep gratitude for all that you are and for being generous with your comments. ‘writing style’… and you’re referring to me… now that’s made me blush! with punctuation. much love

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  25. Hello there! Gorgeous site! Thank you so much for the follow… I love art and yoga too! Also, some of my favorite people in the world are from Sydney… you lucky lady 😉 Look forward to following you!

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  26. Hello, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award
    Please accept & oblige.
    http://thoughtsummary.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/the-versatile-blogger-award/.
    Regards

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    • why thank you beautiful one… I have a stack of nominations now that I’m embarrassed to say I’m yet to fill out. I’ll do my best to get to this one sooner than later. much love and warmth to you sweet one…

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      • Thank you for accepting the award dear , its a feeling that needs to be shared that you deserve it via nomination and its completely ok if you put it to display or not every time. we know in our hearts that you accepted it,then what else do i require. Don’t take any pressure, do as you wish to. Take care and Regards .

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  27. Barbra Brady

     /  August 21, 2013

    Thank for the like on my Full Moon Meditation Yoga Nidra, and thanks for your lovely site!

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