I know exactly what it is like to feel wounded, lost, confused, frustrated, broken and contracted. I know what it is like to deal with sexual abuse, rape, violence, drug use, and all kinds of other unhealthy imprints leading to a sense of disconnection with your own body, heart and soul, with others, and with the divine. I too spent decades feeling insecure, and making decisions based on fear and the need of approval. From where I stand now, I consider all of these experiences as gifts! And because I know the path from there to where I have reached now, I can help you do the same! So… how did I get to where I am now?
“Eating, drinking, sleeping, pro-creating.
A little laughter, a lot of tears.
Is this all there is to life?
Don’t die like a worm on the surface of the planet.
WAKE UP and be all that you can be,
you are so much more than that.”
In 2003, at the age of 27, I had two Masters Degrees from an Ivy League University and I landed in India as a Diplomat working for the United Nations. I thought I was making a strategic career move which would look good on my CV. While my soul had other plans for me, it knew this was the only way to get me to India, my great teacher. At that point of my life I had no spiritual inclinations. I was successful, gallivanting the globe, and nothing and no one was going to get in my way. Boy was I wrong! It was the time of my Saturn return, and my whole life was about to change…
From day 1 mother India took it upon herself to re-educate me, firmly and strongly. I quickly concluded that I knew nothing about myself and what I thought I knew about the world was being challenged by the day until not much of that was left either.
What does it mean to truly be alive? Who am I really?
What is my purpose in this life?
These questions reflect my hunger, my thirst, my driving force.
Since 2007 I have dedicated my life to this search full-time.
So at the age of 31 I left it all, my career, my house, my relationship, and dedicated myself to this search. I let myself come undone and immersed myself fully in different healing modalities and meditation retreats, peeling off the layers and dropping the masks. Eventually I trained in most of them, not because I wanted to share that work but because I wanted to go even deeper in myself. I wanted to get to know my body, heal my sexuality, let go of my wounds, and to remember myself. I spent all my money, time and energy this way for years.
My second coming undone started 7 years later, in 2014. I was 38 and it was time for my soul initiation to begin (as I started to move into the mid-point of Uranus’s transit on my chart). In the unconscious world this is known as a mid-life crisis. When experienced consciously, it means opening fully to love and soul and letting these energies become life’s guide. Whatever doesn’t resonate must go. I started to go on pilgrimages and work with a shamanic path. I felt a deep longing to immerse myself in the esoteric and in metaphysics, and to bathe in the energy of spirit, ritual and ceremony. It took two years and everything changed… Again! I left the safety and security of my marriage and my work, and dropped all the plans my personality had set up for me including having a base and becoming a mother. I fully let go, and surrendered to my heart and my soul.
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression,
it must come completely undone.
The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes.
To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” – Cynthia Occelli
I have spent over a decade searching for the answers to my burning questions. While I know that I have not reached the ultimate answers yet, I have reached a space of deep freedom, peace and love within. I am a 7th Ray Soul passionate about this human experiment called life. I see it as a way to learn the lessons I need to learn, and become whole. What I hold most sacred in this life is Truth. The guiding principles I live by are consciousness, love and freedom. My purpose in this life is to support others who also want to wake up, who also want to remember themselves, who also want to be free! I am a Soul-whisperer. I am part of a movement anchoring the mysteries and reviving the temples across the world. I do this through the work I share, and as part of “Highden”, a 7th Ray Mystery School and Soul Community in NZ, founded by Bruce Lyon, a place where souls can safely descend and shine.
I facilitate from a wisdom that comes from deep lived experience,
I have integrated into my being and work key life-lessons,
I embody a profound sense of freedom, love and purpose,
The work I share is a transmission of all of this,
And it is something EVERYONE can access within!
Why do I lead groups and events?
There are 3 main reasons. Because I believe the work I share can help others change their lives for the better. Because it is an expression of my creativity, my soul and my heart. Because I get to grow too with each group or event I create and lead. If any of these 3 elements were missing I would not continue. It is that deep and that simple! I wish to be surrounded by other free souls living with purpose and love. So I am doing something about it! Join me!
Key steps along my journey:
I have been walking the Tantric path full time since 2008. I have worked with Ananda Sarita, Bruce Lyon, John Hawkens, Diana Richardson (Puja), and Daniel Odier. I have also studied at the Agama Tantra Yoga School. I have facilitated Tantra and Sexuality workshops for the past decade in over 15 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. I was part of Ananda Sarita’s Team of facilitators until 2016, where I led mixed-sex Tantra groups based on the Chakras (the Sex to Superconsciousness series) and on Sexual Mastery (Master Lover), the Soulmate Training for couples, and the Women’s Empowerment training.
I also trained extensively in the following healing modalities and incorporate them into my work:
- BioDynamic Breath and Trauma Release, based on Weilhem Reich’s 7 belts of tension;
- Primal and Childhood Deconditioning based on Arthur Janov work;
- Sexual Deconditioning;
- Transactional Analysis tools based on Eric Berne’s work; and
- Tantra Massage including internal touch.
I have a Masters Degree in Public Health with a specialty in Sexual and Reproductive Health, and a Masters Degree in International Affairs with a focus in International Development, both from Columbia University in NYC. I worked with sexual and reproductive health issues such as HIV prevention, adolescent sexuality, domestic violence and family planning, with NGOs and the United Nations in the Caribbean, Latin America, East and Central Africa and Asia. I speak English, Spanish and Greek.
And now some fun facts about me…
So what about my “LOOOONG and complicated” name?
* Taki’h: it’s Aymara, a language spoken in the Andes, and represents my indigenous roots from Bolivia (my mother and her lineage). It was given to me in 2015 by a Shaman and I have been working with it ever since. It means: authentic path.
* Antigoni: it’s Greek, and represents my European roots (my father and his lineage). It was given to me at birth, I was named after my grandmother on my father’s side. It is a classical ancient Greek name, the title of the 3rd part of the trilogy written by Sophocles in 400BC, the first part is called: Oedipus. Spoiler alert! She dies for what she believes in, her values, her truth.
* Dhyandeepa: is Sanskrit and it was given to me when I took neo-sannyas with Osho in 2008. It represents my intention and commitment to know my true nature and drop all the masks that are in the way. It means the inner light of meditation.
What is my favorite way of expressing my creativity outside of the group room?
I love making mosaics!
Where am I based?
I have not had a base, a place to call home, since Christmas 2007! But my crystal ball tells me that when I complete 11 years of this nomadic life, so Christmas 2018, I will have a base again. Living a nomadic life for over a decade has taught me so much, primarily how to feel anchored, rooted, grounded, safe and at home within myself, how to call the entire planet home, and how to feel I belong no matter where I am.
In Which Countries Have I Shared This Work?
Spain, Greece, France, Czech Republic, Poland, UK, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Turkey, Israel, Kazakhstan, China, Thailand, USA, Argentina
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