OMsGurl Freespirit, artist, yogi, healer, luv child
"promoting a holistic, sustainable, abundant journey"
Freespirit, artist, yogi, healer, luv child
Freespirit; giving myself freely to the divine source.
Grateful for family who always supported this freespirit; which gave me courage to express my own abundant authenticity. I've travelled a bunsch and moved even more: 16x in 16yrs haha true story!
I first moved out from my family home at 18yrs old, in with my bff in Toronto.
I grew up in Kitchener, Ontario.
Cambridge Ontario was also my home at some point growing up.
Between the ages 2-5yrs we lived in Boston, Massachusetts USA. I attended a montessori school; such an amazing opportunity. I have often felt inclined to live back in the USA, despite some social-political aspects.
Montreal, QC was home for 4yrs 2007-2011. My BA was completed at Concordia University with a minor in theater and major in anthropology (almost a double minor in women's studies).
One of the most liberal places in Canada, such an amazing laissez faire attitude, truly an artists playground.
Vancouver is my home now, again for the third time. Third time is a charm right??
2004-2006, 2nd 2011-2013, now since late Oct/2016-present.
The mountains, and ocean pull me back, along with some friends; old and new, my cousin, the holistic/healing arts, and the performing arts too.
Spent the last 3yrs on Vancouver island; in Victoria and 2yrs in Courtenay, BC. Was in a common law relationship. A tough relationship with some co-dependence, that had its beginning and end. SO much growth because of the lessons from this relationship; with so much love shared in its own way.
We undoubtedly shared fond memories, and from it we got my fur baby. He took the tv moving back to Berkeley, USA, and I took the fur baby.
My home land is Greece. My brother and I are the first of our family to be born in Canada. Both my parents are born in Greece, although my mother grew up in Germany 5-12, and then Montreal 12-18.
I feel blessed to have been brought up in such a warm, loud, passionate, family oriented culture. I was super fortunate to have spent whole summers soaking up the sun, food and culture including of course the language from age 3 on ward.
Otherwise my favourite place is big island Hawaii. Its consciousness, divine landscape and spiritual chill vibration completely took me in. Hawaii reminds me that everything happens for a reason.
I am eager to explore south East Asia, more of American, more of Canada, Mexico, more of the Caribbean, some of Africa and more of Northern and Eastern Europe.
I am more or less fluent in 3 languages: English, Greek and French, and some basic Spanish; language as a means to connect. After all I am a talker ;-)
Ultimately I am a freespirit that serves the divine.
"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose"
Teachers told my mom as a preschool kid "she is like an artist".
I corrected them saying: "I am an artist!" I have had "training" in numerous mediums to hone "technique" mainly with painting, dancing, singing, writing, photography, acting, and mystical divine tools. A sort of jack of all trades, master of none ;-)
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely place. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it". Roald Dahl
Holistically after having experienced a miscarriage in my late teens; I began practicing yoga, which literally saved my life!
My mother was such a grounding force for me and my brother. She looked into holistic avenues for my brother who became autistic shortly after his MMR vaccine, and tools to help me later on out of my depression.. due to the imbalance stirred up in my body/mind/spirit from the miscarriage.
I remember days so dark I couldn't speak I was so totally apathetic and disconnected to everythign and everyone including to those closest to me; it was VERY scary!! I remember waiting for night to come so I could have peace while I slept because I felt tormented to be so far from connection. Slowly each yoga "class" I did/dvd that gave me yoga in my living room gave me a deep piece of strength and ground; I had lost, so I pushed myself to keep doing yoga daily to keep this piece of peace growing.
(top right photo: my moms n me 2013 Vancouver, BC)
I got certified as a yoga teacher (200hrs level I) by OpenDoor Yoga in 2005 to honor this passion and deep love that I literally attribute to saving my life.
In 2014 I became certified to teach kids yoga with rainbow kids yoga.
As a yoga teacher I have taught kids, special needs, beginner and corporate classes on n off since 2005. Embodying the "yogi" which looks and feels differently all the time, ultimately practicing devotion to raise and connect with the oneself vibration.
"Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor."
To heal oneself first, and then to be able to offer up the "healer" to others. I practice offering myself by using my hands as tools to move people's energy and aiding people with physical ailments. I do deep tissue, relaxation/swedish massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology-all of which I often add some of my energy work/a sort of reiki. I do feel I need to keep myself "clean" therefore I only drink occasionally, eat pretty clean and meditate daily. I "cleanse/purify" myself and the space after each treatment.
I am currently studying to be an RHN online (half way done). Amy Myers, Julie Daniluk, Todd Caldecott and Dr.Terry Wahls are some of my big influences in the world of nutrition who have inspired me to study this form of healing deeper.
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."
In 2008 I became certified as a reflexologist, and completed the spa therapy program in 2012 from VSBM.
I love doing treatments overall. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Sundays @czechrose.com
Luv child; to love despite pain, mistakes, imperfections and obstacles.
Compassion is a big part of love, and courage too. To find forgiveness for oneself and others when they've done you wrong. Or when your best wasn't good enough. Boundaries give security in the vastness of emotions that unfold because of love. Acknowledging the sacredness by being accountable. Through service the ultimate form of selfless love is found. Lightness and laughter is to share connection which is love. Gestures big or small matter, with pure intention: love is found. To be truly alive, is to have an open heart, of a sweet, honey, Luv child <3
"Love is a state of being, your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it can never leave."
OMsGurl a freespirit, artist, yogi, healer, luv child
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