On the drive to the waterfall for our photography session Alexandra told me about how she fills her days. About her kinesiology studies, her yin yoga work and her experiences as an end of life doula. Needless to say by the time we reached our destination I was more than a little overwhelmed with the beautiful heart of this amazing woman.
Where did it all begin for you?
I started out with 15 years of dance experience where I learned about the body and its mechanics as well as how to feel my own inner stillness and connection with life. This led me on a long journey filled with gifted teachers and deep personal work.
You lived and worked abroad for over 10 years, How did this shape you and the business you have created?
I was away from family for a good 10 years and learned a lot about myself during this period.
My travels took me through many twists, valleys & turns and enabled me to meet one of my first most influential teachers, shakti mhi. As a teenager I tried to teach myself yoga & meditation by reading books in the backyard of my parents’ home but, it was through shakti’s teachings I learned through my wounds, how one can allow the light of Presence to heal.
I have since been very blessed to have crossed paths with other great teachers: Dr. Ian Johnson, who has coached me personally & professionally throughout my years of being a Studio owner and has remained a great mentor & friend.
How have your services and business evolved since you've returned to Australia?
In 2018 I am completing my final year in Kinesiology studies and I now work with clients to improve their health & well being by stimulating their body’s own healing potential.
I'm also providing end of life doula services, where I am a companion bringing comfort, support, compassion, and assistance to the dying individual and their family. I aim to help make the process feel safe and supportive during this important transition.
Why did you choose the name Yatra Essentials?
I chose the name Yatra Essentials for my business because Yatra means life journey. My business helps my clients learn to flourish, living in peace and health. If they come to me at the end of life, I can support them to die well, with grace and peace.