About

With my teacher Komilla Sutton in India

I was born in Sydney, Australia. I am of mixed racial descent, have lost both parents at a young age, left home at 13 and have spent the better part of the last decade with no fixed address while travelling, learning, growing, studying, and living in various places around the world.

I am creative soul with many passions. Helping people help themselves is where my heart is at. My interest in Indian/eastern thinking was inherited from my parents, both academics and travellers at heart. My mother had a strong connection with India, passing away in Bangalore when I was less than a year old.

Naturally, I grew up with many questions about life.

After becoming disenchanted with western schools of philosophical and psychological thought, I discovered yoga and astrology in my late teens. I was seeking freedom, not just in body but in my mind, from difficult emotions and thoughts. Western astrology and psychology was not enough for me, and led me to find the roots of astrology known as Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology.

True freedom is found in self-awareness as i continue to discover the endless layers that make up our – selves and the universe – they are one and the same.

My approach is grounded and down to earth, catering to the soul, rather than the ego, to speak what needs to be said rather than what the ears would prefer to hear. I attempt to make the complex simple, to translate the meaning of the cosmic motions into everyday language so that everyone can understand their experiences with a broader perspective.  I have been studying Jyotish for over four years with my teacher Komilla Sutton. Vedic astrology and the life sciences is an experiential, life-long passion and journey.

I also practice Ka Huna bodywork, a transformational and transpersonal heart centred form of massage. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to unwind, relax and come to a calm space in your body and mind. My treatments provide physical, spiritual and emotional care and healing. My treatments often weave in other modalities such as hot stone work, MiriMiri (Indigenous Maori healing) and Chi Nei Tsang (Chinese Abdominal massage). Directly working with physical blocks in the body aims to shift energetic and emotional blocks in the mind and body. 

Every human being is inherently vulnerable. In the heart of vulnerability lies our true self; open and trusting. Finding the courage to accept and own one’s vulnerability is one of the first steps to living authentically. It is my desire to assist you in discovering more of your authentic self, to understand why you are here and where you are going.

Hope to see you soon,

Darinka