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Silvana Lauricella

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Silvana is the founder of the Sapphire Retreat and has been practicing natural healing therapies since 1995. She is trained in and practices, Reiki, the Journey Method (with Brandon Bays, since 2001), Quantum Touch and Energy Alignment.

She is also trained as a facilitator to run women’s circles. She has attended women’s circle retreats on a horse ranch in Assisi, Italy, which was run using horses as our teachers. She has also attended women’s circles in Australia and is looking to hosting these, as well as the retreats, in 2022.

Her inspiration is working with people who are willing to meet “whatever happened to them”, heal from it and move on. She says that when people come to her for a therapy and they are able to open fully to the pain of their past, she is able to objectively feel it with them and “go into it with them”. When they come out of it she feels that she comes out of it with them and the elation is so uplifting. “It feels like the world turns better when we are able to let go of and transmute what is holding us down.”

In 2006 she published a photographic book of sunrises and inspirational verse “New Beginnings – The Zen of Australian Sunrises”.

She holds degrees and diplomas in Education, Languages and Computer Science.

Conny Dietzschold

Conny Dietzschold, coach and teacher in the field of personal development and meditation since 40 years, an inspirational speaker internationally and an expert in event organisation since 1984 (conferences, congress, symposia and dialogues on ‘New Consciousness for our Future’). She is one of the pioneers of the Brahma Kumaris’ work in Germany and has been an initiator of major events and projects in Cologne since 1980. She founded several Meditation Centers in Germany for 15 years and was the national coordinator for Brahma Kumaris Germany until 1998. She is based in Sydney since 2001 and co-founded the meditation space – Center for Meditation and Personal Development in East Sydney in 2006.

She is also the founder and organiser of WEGs Women’s Empowerment Group, running fortnightly from 2012 – 2018. More than six years Conny is coaching + teaching meditation on a weekly basis to the staff of Cancer Council, Cancer Institute Sydney, Mental Health Association, and the Heart Foundation. Some of the select corporates Conny conducted corporate Mindfulness sessions are Toyota, MTV, Pacific Magazines – Channel 9, Monumental Marketing Agency, and Ashurst International Law Firm.

She is the creator of the 12-Session course ‘The Happiness Project’ and the 12-Session course ‘The Creativity Project – Discovering and Recovering your Creativity’, Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Course + Masterclasses + R.A.I.N., How to change Habits, Mindful Self-Compassion, 13-Session series ‘Simple Living’ and a 9-Session course ‘So You Think You Can Work’.

Conny’s latest venture is working with masters in Aroma Therapy, Yin Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture combining the treatments with an Alchemy crystal singing bowls sound bath. She is also presenting online meditations and master classes on platforms, such as ‘The Wellness Warrior’ and ‘Women Wealth & Wisdom’, online lunchtime meditations for corporates, as well as giving talks and guiding meditations at the Northern Beaches Cancer Group ‘Active Women touched by Cancer’.

Conny is welcoming you at various venues around Sydney for a sound massage, sound and light bath meditation, chakra meditation and a Reiki Crystal Energy Healing Session.

Leanne Atkins

Leanne is passionate about helping people from all ages, stages and walks of life, live the best possible life, regardless of what experiences or challenges they may face.

Leanne holds a Certificate in Holistic Counselling and Holistic Life Coaching, Meditation Teaching, Chair Yoga and Women’s Circle Facilitator Certification; and is currently studying a Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology.  She also holds a Certificate in Management, Certificate in Marketing and a Diploma of Financial Services.

As a mother of adult children, Leanne understands life is not always easy to navigate and can be over-whelming at times.  Her extensive life experiences have provided the foundation on which she draws knowledge to help others.  She is intuitive, empathetic and patient in validating concerns and providing strategies to calm the mind and soul.

Her interests also include drumming, crystals, mandala colouring, dot painting, kayaking, bushwalking and barefoot walking on the beach.