About

With my teacher Komilla Sutton in India

I was born in the late 80’s in Sydney, Australia.

My childhood was challenging one which led me to leaving home at 13, attending 3 different high schools during my adolescence and in my 20’s I spent many years travelling, learning, growing, healing, studying and living in various places around the world.

Perhaps my healing journey started when I left home, or perhaps it started earlier… I always desired to improve and to feel more at ease in the world. Intuitively I knew there was much more to what life presents to us on the surface of things, and i always had a strong passion for history, cosmology and science.

My interest in Indian/eastern/indigenous/shamanic 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. My father, being an archaeologist took me several times to Sri Lanka during my childhood. There I would play amongst the faded ruins, stupas and reclining buddhas, with my imagination bursting with visions and inspiration.

In Sri Lanka

Naturally, I grew up with many questions about the purpose and meaning of life, and my place in the great universe.

I discovered yoga and astrology in my late teens. I was seeking freedom, not just in body but in mind, from difficult and intrusive emotions and thoughts. Western astrology and psychology was not enough for me, and over time my search led me to find the roots of astrology known as Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology. I began studying in 2015 with Komilla Sutton.

I have come to the understanding that 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. Jyotish – Vedic Astrology has been a profound an immeasurably useful tool to aid  my journey and strengthen my sense of purpose and deepen my understanding of the inner relationship of all life, thought, emotion and action.

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. Vedic astrology and the life sciences continues to be a life-long passion and journey of direct inquiry and experience.

I also practice Ka Huna bodywork, a transformational and transpersonal heart centred form of massage, originating from Hawaii. I have trained up till level 5 in Queensland, at Mette’s institute.
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 helps to shift energetic and emotional blocks in the mind and body and spirit.

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, and to feel safe on your journey in life.

Hope to see you soon,
With Love,
Darinka