Who We Are

WORLD RENOWNED SPIRITUAL TEACHER AND AUTHOR

Shakti Durga

Founder of The WellBeing Initiative, a registered Australian charity with the vision of helping to lift human consciousness and promoting spiritual, mental, emotional and physical flourishing. Shakti Durga has authored 5 books and countless spiritual music and mantra CD’s.

Shakti Durga helps others to heal and become inspired. She assists them to experience non-duality, through which their lives begin to abound with miracles of grace.

Shakti Durga has developed two pathways for spiritual evolution. One is a joy-filled spiritual training program called The Spiritual Path, which focuses on cultivating inner illumination through a deep, practical understanding of multi-faith spirituality. The other is a comprehensive seminar series for spiritual personal development, assisting people to marry spirituality with worldly life, bringing more grace, skill and peace to even the most difficult circumstances. This series is available through The Consciousness Connection.

Prior to commencing her vocation in spirituality, Shakti Durga was a practising barrister. She has two grown children and lives in Cooranbong, north of Sydney in NSW Australia.

WORLD RENOWNED SPIRITUAL TEACHER AND AUTHOR

Shakti Durga

Founder of The WellBeing Initiative, a not-for-profit charitable organisation with the vision of helping to lift human consciousness and promoting spiritual, mental, emotional and physical flourishing. Shakti Durga has authored 5 books and countless spiritual music and mantra CD’s.

Shakti Durga helps others to heal and become inspired. She assists them to experience non-duality, through which their lives begin to abound with miracles of grace..

Shakti Durga has developed two pathways for spiritual evolution. One is a joy-filled spiritual training program called The Spiritual Path, which focuses on cultivating inner illumination through a deep, practical understanding of multi-faith spirituality. The other is a comprehensive seminar series for spiritual personal development, assisting people to marry spirituality with worldly life, bringing more grace, skill and peace to even the most difficult circumstances. This series is available through The Consciousness Connection.

Prior to commencing her vocation in spirituality, Shakti Durga was a practising barrister. She has two grown children and lives in Cooranbong, north of Sydney in NSW Australia.

 

“We are all loving, sacred activists working together on our own piece of the vast jigsaw puzzle of life on Earth.”

– Shakti Durga

“We are all loving, sacred activists working together on our own piece of the vast jigsaw puzzle of life on Earth.”

– Shakti Durga

I have ultimate respect for the woman, scholar, wife, entrepreneur, singer, author and overall creatrix and now friend that Shakti Durga is. I’ve watched her across time and space and, under her bold and gracious guidance have been able to travel to unfathomly beautiful places in myself and in a part of the universe i didn’t even know existed. I find her to be truly masterful and with a rare capacity to bring palpable blessing – all while she helps us navigate with surgeon-like precision the darkness in ourselves and the world, teaching us to alchemize all that is unlike love. I have seen her initiate many people into their effulgence and for me, she has taken this thing called ‘energy work’ and has made it concrete and accessible, placing me in the driver’s seat of my life and able to contribute at new levels. My life is just more fun and delightful with her in it and I feel empowered and accompanied in ways I didn’t know were possible. So there!

Rev Lynne Brinkerhoff MSOD, PCC The Intrapreneur Whisperers Here

Meet Our Teachers

The Faculty within the Shakti Durga Mystery School is a treasury of living wisdom holders. Click below to read more. Each of these teachers holds the Shakti or spiritual energy of what they are sharing and have a minimum of fifteen years of experience in areas of special interest.

Gayatri

Senior Teacher and Master Healer

Gayatri is the current director of The Consciousness Connection. With a lifelong background of spiritual practice and a Masters in Positive Psychology, Gayatri’s passion is bridging the scientific and spiritual worlds with research so that more people have access to the inspiration, strength and wholeness spiritual tools can provide. Gayatri is a committee member of the Transpersonal Psychology section of the British Psychological Society and guest lectures on Consciousness at Leeds Beckett University, where she is completing her PhD.

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Ganesha Ma

Senior Teacher and Master Healer

GaneshaMa is humble compassionate and down to earth and will always greet you with a smile, she creates a space to meet souls where they are at thus helping them shine their light and find their purpose

Whilst she lives, applies and teaches the ancient arts of healing its in her profound ability to travel through lifetimes  and heal pastlife trauma that is her passion for those seeking transformation and freedom.

GaneshaMa is deeply connected to nature and has a deep connection with animals. She brings gentleness powerful healing and optimism to everything she does.

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Maitreya

Senior Teacher, Healer and Sacred Musician

Maitreya is a sublime teacher, powerful healer and an inspired sacred musician. He guides his clients, students and audiences into the heart of the truth with boundless joy, empowering them to uncover the vast radiance that is their own nature.

He has an extensive background in utilising music as a tool for healing combined with an unshakable passion for the transformational power of sound.

Maitreya has been studying and practicing a variety of energy healing modalities for more than 15 years. He has a BA from Newcastle University, Australia.

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Bhadra Kali

Senior Teacher and Master Healer

Bhadra Kali is commited to the journey of living a life anchored in truth and compassion. She brings her experience as a registered nurse specialising in Child & Family Health to support families, particularly young families, from prior to conception through to growth, development, happiness and harmony in the home. She is also passionate about devotion, love in action, and brings this to her work in the world.

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Sada

Advanced Energy Healer, Hypnotherapist, Sacred Musician, Spiritual and Naturopathic Counselor

Sada has degrees in Psychology and Exercise Science and an extensive background in helping people find happiness and health through self compassion and self awareness.  

She helps people identify unconscious patterns of energy, thought and behavior and helps people let go of what doesn’t serve them.

She is passionate about helping people bring more love, joy, good health and freedom into their lives.  

Sada specialises in healing the physical body and in helping people understand and connect with their body and emotions to bring more balance and good health on all levels.

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Nataraj

Ignite Your Spirit Energy Healer & Psychospiritual therapist

Nataraj is an IYS & Psychospiritual therapist, group facilitator and meditation guide who has a profound connection to Nature and Indigenous Wisdom.  He is a trained somatic psychotherapist and trauma practitioner.  He has worked and travelled extensively around the world, enjoys yoga and ocean swimming and plays the didgeridoo.

 

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Grandmother Nancy

Sundancer and Sacred Pipe Carrier

Grandmother Nancy is of Algonquin and French heritage and has followed the Red Road since childhood. Seeking out elders willing to teach, her first two mentors were Lakota, one an author, one a medicine man. An Ojibwa medicine woman, then a Mi’kmaq grandmother later adopted her. Community elders gave her permission to pour lodges since 1991. She served as a facilitator for a Native Women’s Circle in federal prison for 17 years.

A Sundancer and a Sacred Pipe carrier, she is acknowledged as an elder and a grandmother in her communities in Canada, where she was given instruction to bring out and share certain teachings. Grandmother Nancy is a well-known storyteller, sharing legends from many different Nations in schools, health facilities and the pow wow circuit.

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Craig Cooper

Craig loves to connect people together in a way that brings forth a rich appreciation and respect for the Aboriginal people of Australia. He has lived and worked with the Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land, and has very close ties with the Kaurna people of South Australia and Kangaroo Island. He managed the Living Kaurna Culture Centre for 7 years, a significant culture site for First Nations people of Adelaide, and Australia.

Craig runs men’s groups, and workplace wellbeing programs. Craig’s book – ‘Gratitude on Country’ A cry for a Simple Life is available late May 2022. His vision is to lift how we live on country, trade and care for people and place so as to contribute to a better world for everyone. www.livingwellaustralia.com

Craig was given a role as ‘Spirit brother’ with the passing of a Senior Kaurna cultural custodian Paul Dixon. Uncle Paul was the caretaker of the gateway to the Tjilbruke Dreaming story. Craig was also given a totem, which he holds dear. Craig has sat around the sacred fire and today is grateful for Aunties and song-men that sing up the land and guide and protect spirit to seek truth and heal country. He empowers people of all ‘sovereign nations’ to listen to the land and deepen their connection to country.
To this day, Craig remembers walking into a Friday evening Satsang in March 2011 on the spiritual path with Shakti Durga, and the feeling of coming home and connecting to a soul tribe of people.

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Himavan

Himavan has a natural and innate connection with the Earth and the crystals that come from it. He uses this connection to heal and transform.

He grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. He left school, did an apprenticeship and then backpacked around the world. After returning home and setting up a business, he settled back into life on the Northern Beaches.

Although business and life were good, it felt as if life had become mundane. He was introduced to Shakti Durga and spirituality which was something he had never thought of or really believed in. Until that time, he had been a complete agnostic. However, this introduction opened him up to looking at life from a new perspective.

Through meditation, spiritual teachings and studying the energy body his understanding deepened.  After studying Ignite Your Spirit Therapy and Crystal Dreaming, he realised he had a deep connection to the crystal kingdom. This love and appreciation quickly lead him to crystal bowls and sound healing. He now uses crystals and crystal bowls to assist people to heal and find their true authentic selves.

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Prema Raphael

Sacred Artist, IYS Energy Healer and Teacher

Prema is inspired by nature, the Divine, ancient mysteries and sacred geometry. She honors and utilises ancient techniques in art and incorporates them with modern loving approaches when teaching. She is passionate about awakening the Sacred Relationship to creativity which she believes resides in everyone.

Prema has been studying with Shakti Durga since 2006.

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Meet Our Team

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Adi Dass

PA to Shakti Durga, Retreat Co-ordinator

Adi Dass works as the PA to Shakti Durga, looks after online shop orders and is the administrative co-ordinator for retreats.  Adi Dass has been studying with Shakti Durga for 15 years and is a qualified Ignite Your Spirit and Lift Meditation Therapist and Mentor.

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Shivani

Registrar

In service to the community, Shivani is the company recorder for The Spiritual Path with Shakti Durga, students and teachers. Bringing years of experience in customer support to assist new and longer-term students into the seminars and events that are right for them, Shivani guides with growing heart wisdom and loving-communication.

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Stella Maya

Lift Your Life Coordinator, Centre Manager, Reception and Administration, Ignite Your Spirit Therapist, Lift Your Life Practitioner, Spiritual Teacher

Having spent more than 15 years studying with Shakti Durga, Stella Maya has also had the great fortune to be on the front lines in opening new centres as well as travelling to centres overseas to teach and care for outreach communities.

Stella’s time and commitment to the school as well as her know-how and outgoing personality make her a great fit in the office. She coordinates the Lift Your Life program for the WellBeing Initiative, looking after both clients and practitioners. Stella’s years of experience in the school means that if she doesn’t know how to help you straight away she will find someone who can.

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Veena Vani

Co-ordinator Music, Audio and Transcription Teams

Veena Vaani co-ordinates the music, audio and transcription teams. As a disciple of Shakti Durga and professional musician, she supports Shakti Durga with harp and keyboard at live events.  She ensures Shakti Durga’s teachings are recorded, edited, transcribed and archived – a rich resource to inspire and uplift humanity.

 

Meet Our Team

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Adi Dass

PA to Shakti Durga, Retreat Co-ordinator

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Shivani

Registrar

Veena Vani - Shakti Durga

Veena Vani

Coordinator Music, Audio & Transcription Teams

Stella Maya - Shakti Durga

Stella Maya

Lift Your Life Coordinator, Centre Manager, Reception and Administration, Ignite Your Spirit Therapist, Lift Your Life Practitioner, Spiritual Teacher

Learn with Shakti Durga

 

Heal and become inspired. Experience non-dual consciousness, feel an abundance of loving support and let miracles and grace flow into your life.

We are loving sacred activists working together on our own piece of the vast jigsaw puzzle of life on Earth, of awakening to the sacred in everyone and everything. Our fuel is hope and faith, our objectives arise from a yearning to create a better world, empowered through acceptance of how things are but not wavering from our vision of how they could be. 

As we learn, heal and transform, we become catalysts for things to happen differently. The Divine works through us in ways we could never have imagined. 

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