|Posted by amarakaruna on April 13, 2015 at 9:40 PM||comments (4)|
Amara has been studying alternative healing since 1978, having studied Swedish, Esalen and deep bodywork, Chinese healing, herbology, and Macrobiotics.
She was trained in psychic reading, healing and meditation for two years at the Berkeley Psychic Institute, and has taught numerous classes in the same since then.
Amara taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, a method of peer counseling, for over five years, and has been studying and practicing it since 1983. In 1989 she developed her own approach to peer counseling, called Wholistic Peer Support, integrating many ideas from RC with spiritual meditation practices, psychic healing, breathwork and body centered techniques. This has since evolved into a network of people under the name of Holistic Peer Counseling. She has taught hundreds of people to do peer counseling, and leads classes and support groups, including groups for sexual healing, parents and leaders.
She began studying Tantra and Sacred Spot work, a method of sexual healing, on Maui in 2003, and has since studied six different methods of pelvic bodywork. Among them were studies with Joan and Thomas Heartfield and Caroline Muir through the Divine Feminine/Awakened Masculine Institute.
She studied and traveled with Chetan Samarpan, a French tantra teacher trained by Margot Anand. She learned Rivers of Love healing massage from David Bruce Leonard, author of "How to Worship the Goddess and Keep Your Balls".
She studied Taoist Practices in the tradition of Mantak Chia with Saida Desilets, author of the book "Emergence of the Sensual Woman".
She has been teaching Sacred Sexual Healing Massage for men and women, and leading Tantra Pujas, on Hawaii and the west coast. See http://www.newculturehawaii.org/tantra.htm
She developed Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy, a method of healing the inner infant self using cradling, hypnotic induction and suckling to address emotional issues stemming from lack of breast feeding and loving closeness as an infant. She is the author of "Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy- Healing our Hearts".
She also has led and participated in many Goddess song circles, camps and Neo-pagan rituals since 1980, being attracted to the honoring of Nature, women and the natural cycles, and continues to offer these at La'akea. She eats all raw food, identifies as polyamorous, and currently lives in a land based permaculture community in Hawaii (see www.permaculture-hawaii.com).
She currently is producing reproductions of her art as banners and prayer flags, which can be seen at www.karunaarts.com.
One of her primary goals is to empower as many people as possible to be effective, supportive allies for each other, and to encourage people to grow emotionally and spiritually, to be free and have fun.