here is where we share...
Thank you for you and all the moments and turns and twists that brought you here.
I've come to understand that when one's work is difficult to describe, its a blessing. Here's the real world gist...
I am a certified practitioner and Self-Care teacher of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, and a Mayan Spiritual Healing provider of the same lineage. I have had additional training in advanced bodywork techniques and pregnancy/post-partum care with Dr. Rosita Arvigo.
I am a provider of Holistic Pelvic Care™ and Holistic Pelvic Energy™, trained by Tami Kent, MSPT, author of Wild Feminine.
I am also a Qoya teacher and teacher-trainer, and have had the pleasure of learning this profound work from its creator Rochelle Schieck. These three exquisitely transformative modalities make up the core offerings of my practice, and it is has been the honor and learning of a lifetime to have brought each of them to New Zealand.
Beyond this, I have to thank those who have fashioned my heart and bones and soul. I have been blessed with over 700 hours of teacher training over a nine year period with the late Swami Shantimurti Saraswati and other beautiful teachers at Ashram Yoga NZ, including opportunities to support my work with women and the womb through Natal Yoga teacher training and to journey deep into the mystery with Yoga Nidra teacher training. I carry this lineage with me always.
I wish to extend unending gratitude to my earliest teachers and role models - the most magical and radical goddesses who taught me how to divine, go directly to Mother Earth for sustenance, journey into the non-ordinary, remember the body as Holy and to trust profoundly in the truth - Cyntha Gonzalez, Andrea Anstiss, Golnaz Mirzaie. Thank you. I love you.
Beyond this, I kneel and kiss the earth (and the hands of the human teachers) of Taos, New Mexico; the Macal River in Belize, the Eastern Coast of Australia, the Guatemalan Highlands, the Wadis and Khors of Oman, the Redwoods of California, my Mother the Arabian Gulf, the infinite Pacific and every other Holy place on the body of this Earth that I have been so blessed to be a student of.
To speak of what one is born with...I can say that I know myself to be able to listen to the sounds of the living world and the remembered worlds that come in dreams and the moments between. I am a poet, a water baby and an accidental activist whose calling is simply to remind anyone who can hear of the right to life of any intact ecosystem, including those that live within our skin.
I am grateful to my human, animal, plant, ocean and Spirit families for the support that comes in spades to embrace the gift of this ride.
With so much love,
Samar Ocean Wolf Ciprian