Sunday, 20 March 2016

Reiki I workshop on saturday 23 of April

Next Reiki I workshop on 23 of April from 10.00 and to 16.00 pm.
Contact me for  any further information


Saturday, 19 March 2016

Children flying the nest

My beautiful daughter Ana, informed me last night that she will be soon moving to New York City having landed a new job there. She had been looking for a while to move to the States and it is like everything in life, you don't start to believe it is happening until it is actually happening and the wheel is in motion. Nevertheless, I couldn't help remembering Gibran Khalil Gibran's words in "The Prophet" where he shares his insight on children:

" Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
Beautiful Anita with me in Dublin

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of to-morow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bow from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrow may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness;
For even He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable. "

And with that, I can only rejoice for my beautiful Ana as she walks fearless and tall on the path she is manifesting every step of the way.
And for my other two children, Maria and Max, I wish from all my heart for Their Heart's Dreams to come true. 

Blissful mummy with Maria and Max
And for ALL the children of the world, I pray they always feel loved, supported and cared for by Life itself as it wraps its arms around them with every step they take.
 Children in the School of Life

Thursday, 17 March 2016

What happened to me since my last post - (Part 2) - Going solo in 2015

After 4 years following, Swami Aliyananda Paramahansa, the time came to find my own feet, my own guru, my own light. I couldn't follow in someone else's footsteps and be in their shadow.
I started to question my belonging to a group and the implication and consequences to it. This questioning was backed up with dreams and revelations which led me to separate myself from what has been my lamppost for over 4 years.
Was it hard? yes, very, as one needs to redefine what defined them initially and one has to find their own voice, their own song, their own dance and their fragrance. And when one has been swallowed in a group identity as I was, serving the interest and purpose of one person, it was difficult to see the woods from the trees. Saying all of this I am ever so grateful to Aliyananda for all she has taught me and shown me about myself and herself. She was a good teacher for me and thanks to her I was able to realise what it was I really wanted to do and where I wanted to be.

 Getting an award for inspiring human potential september 2014

 Get your light shining - However shy it is
 One unforgettable moment, was an outing we did with Satish Kumar in Dartmoor in August 2015. We never went to India with Aliyananda, but instead we went with a group led by Satish to Dartmoor and had a wonderful outing.

 Outing with Satish Kumar in Dartmoor
I have just come back from a trip to Iceland and Madrid and am ready to embrace anything new in my life. I feel blessed with my life, my friends and my family. I am blessed, I don't actually feel it, I know that I am blessed.

What happened to me since my last post (Part 1) - Trip to Lebanon september 2014

 With Max and Beirut in the background

 With Fred in Sofar

 One of the happiest memory of my trip
Much water has gone under the bridge since my last blog which was a year and a half ago!!!
Major milestones was my trip to Lebanon - my roots - with my kids.
I am the daughter of the Lebanese Cedar. Here resting in its lap
Going back to my homeland with my children was a very special event which has left me wanting to go back again, again and again…
I needed to take my father's ashes back and wanted my kids to connect with part of their genetic heritage. Thanks to my wonderful cousin Néda, who not only opened her house and arms to us but fully opened her heart to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
All the family with my cousin Néda first from the left and next to her Fred my other cousin.
Seeing my nannies Faridé and Wissal touched my heart and I can't thank enough Georges and Nadine for driving us everywhere and being amazing hosts with Néda. I hope one day I can repay all the favours and blessings bestowed upon me during my stay there.
 Nadine and Georges in Saida

Visiting many holy places, be it the cedars, our Lady of Lebanon, our childhood summer house in Sofar… everything was unforgettable. 
 With Wissal

 With Faridé

 One of my favourite picture
 With Néda
 Our Lady of Lebanon
The girls with Nadine

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Feed back from Kriya in Barcelona

The Kriya Yoga workshop in Barcelona was a total success.
I was a bit nervous about interpreting for my beloved Master but it went all very smoothly and there was nothing to worry about really.
Here are some photos from our gathering.
In the streets of Barcelona

In San Felipe Neri
in the evenings

 Aliyananda with Encarna

On our last evening we went out in the streets of Barcelona and had our picture taken
 in Plaza Cataluña

The whole group

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the Virgen de Montserrat, the Black Madonna of Cataluña. 

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Details of the Kriya workshop in June


Swami Aliyananda Pramahansa disciple of Maha Avatar Babaji, invites you to come and spend with her a weekend in Barcelona on June 14 and 15, learning the sacred practice of Kriya Yoga Breaths and Meditation.
Paramahansa Yogananda has written about Kriya and Maha Avatar Babaji in “Autobiography of a Yogi”.

Swami Aliyananda had a twelve-year journey to find her Master in The Himalayas. His first words on meeting her were “You have been looking for me for twelve years and now I have called you”.

Seven years later he took her personally to meet The Dalai Lama to discuss her World Peace Mission which he had given her the previous year.

Since then she has been travelling and her message for her World Peace Mission is:

 “Change Yourself, change the World.
Peace in the Heart, Peace in the Home.”

Venue and accommodation:
Casa Espiritualista Felipe Neri in Barcelona.

14 and 15 of June 2014 from 10.30 to 1.30 and 3.30 to 5.30 pm (lunch available at the venue for €10)

Teaching Fee for the weekend:
·      £80 for UK participants
·      €100 for non-UK participants

Teachings Booking:

Accommodation bookings:
·      Via internet (specify workshop and dates on booking page) – cut and paste following link:
·      By phone: (for Spanish speaking people) Pilar on 00-34-627 550050
(Tariffs are on a B&B basis but full board may be recommended if booking the weekend as residential)
·      If you experience any problems for your accommodation bookings contact Miriam on

More info at

Kriya Retreat Workshop in Barcelona in June 2014

On June 14 and 15 my dear Kriya Master/Teacher/Guru Aliyananda will be leading a workshop in Barcelona. We shall be heading to Barcelona on june 12. We are planning to visit the city and its beautiful Gaudi architecture and Gothic District on friday 

and be ready on saturday for the workshop at the Casa Espiritualista San Felipe Neri.

Monday we would like to go and visit the Virgen of Montserrat, the local Madonna whose name is carried by so many local catalan females…. 

It is Aliyananda first visit to Barcelona and my return in a long time back to Barcelona. 

Barcelona is where I first landed in Spain, where I undertook my nurse's training, where I learnt to live independently, where I met the father of my children, where I made life long term friends… When I first arrived in Barcelona, the first ever feeling I got is that it reminded me so much of Beirut where I was born. Not the smells, but the sea, the colours, the light, the heat, the humidity, the winters, the seasons… Barcelona was a milestone in my life and I am so much looking forward to being back there and connecting with the loved ones which were at one time so important in my development into adulthood. 

What is so special about going now to Barcelona is that I have found Kriya in my life. That Kriya is an intrinsic part of my life and that I can't even imagine life without my daily Kriya!!

It would be lovely if you could join us. Check Aliyananda's website for more info on and if you want to come along email me on

The Swan will soon be landing in Barcelona. Come and fly with us!!!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


The next Reiki II workshop will take place on friday 19 of July.
Please contact me if you are interested or know of someone who may be.

Reiki II will deal with those hidden areas of your life that so far you may not have wanted to look at, or even may be totally unaware of. You may be ready for the journey....

Friday, 22 March 2013

Spring Equinox 2013 at the Seed of Life

We all gathered this evening at Ba's house at the Seed of Life to celebrate the spring equinox. Some brave souls joined us- Ba, Lindsey and myself - as the weather was quite challenging outside.
We had to jiggle our plans around a bit as the weather did not allow us to do what we had in mind.
Lindsey unveiled a beautiful plaque to commemorate the 2012 winter solstice and all the Heart Intentions which were poured out on that day. It stated "Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven" SO BE IT and a message to remind us what was the intention of last solstice. The plaque was also adorned with 2 hearts (one above and one below the text) as well as the "OM" symbol and the 2 intertwined triangles (one pointing down and one pointing upwards) or 6 pointed star also called Star of David. We chanted the OM sound and put a little contribution next to a 3 stemmed Rose Peace.
Then we all gathered by the fire into Ba's lounge were we celebrated the equinox going around the 4 elements and the centre.
The whole evening was focused on balance, equilibrium, equanimity and peace as we felt that this was important for us to remember and celebrate today. We knew that others were tuning in tonight as we felt them all.
The evening was peaceful and it just felt perfect. 

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Next Kriya Yoga Meditation on 14 March 2013

The next Kriya Yoga will take place on March 14 between 18.30 and 20.00. 
If you are interested to join me/us please contact me.

Kriya Yoga Meditation is a very special moment to share with you