venerated, blessed and worthy of devotion
the secret of transmuting one element into another
WHERE THERE IS MASTERY, THERE IS NO MYSTERY
Welcome to Sacred Alchemy.
The manifestation of a life’s work dedicated to transformation and liberation. A place of nurturing and safety where you are supported in designing your own magical formula to create the life you love. Where all the components of your existence thus far, can be used as essential and valuable elements in your own unique creation ~ your individual elixir of life.
BREATHWORK ~ TANTRIC BODYWORK & SACRED SEXUALITY ~ CONSCIOUS BIRTH
Life in a human body is a precious opportunity and it’s our responsibility to make the most of it. We all carry the power within ourselves to become the masters and creators of our own experience. When all of life can be perceived as a fusion of elements that offer opportunities for growth and transformation, anything is possible, life opens up.
To accomplish this we often need a kind of “deprogramming” and “reprogramming” of our internal human computer. Our birth in a particular place and time gives us our primary programming, influenced by heredity and environment. If our life unfolds from this program, without too many problems or questions, then we will see no need for change. But when we experience challenges in life or if we begin to seek something beyond our limited “program” then we need to find ways to alter it.
Part of this journey requires us to strengthen our connection to our higher self or our highest ideal of ourselves, whilst remaining grounded, integrated and aligned with life. Although we are immersed in matter, for some, human life is fundamentally a spiritual journey. Exploring consciousness on our own terms and deepening our self-awareness are essential steps on the path to awakening to our life’s purpose and finding what makes us truly happy.
For us to move beyond limitation and into liberation and self empowerment, we often need different tools.
Sacred Alchemy offers the opportunity to explore and experience an alteration of consciousness through Breathwork, Tantric Bodywork, Sacred Sexuality and Conscious Birth.
My purpose is to walk this Earth fully awake, fully aware and fully embodied as the true expression of myself without boundaries. My intention is to draw upon the raw, juicy, sensual, creative life force flowing through my being and live my life from this place.
My passion is in creating a sacred sanctuary to give others the opportunity to do the same.
The power of Conscious Breath has been the key element for deep transformation, in both my personal experience and that of my clients.
Growing up in Australia, I started training in breathwork at the tender age of 19. Although the learning never ends, I completed my training as a fully accredited breathwork practitioner in 2004 and moved to the UK and set up in professional practice. Since then my client base has extended from Scotland to London and everywhere in between. I’ve also had the pleasure of facilitating many groups, workshops and trainings, organising events for international healers/trainers, as well as holding committee positions with the British Rebirth Society and the International Breathwork Foundation. Breathwork has taken me all over the world and has also lead me to explore and train in Conscious Birth and Tantric Bodywork & Sacred Sexuality.
Over the past 20 years my own journey has seen me study a variety of processes and modalities, all adding depth to my technique and practice. These include yoga, meditation, crystal therapy, massage and reiki. As a result, the sessions and support I offer are tailored to your individual needs. This support is based on a high level of personal integrity, honesty and compassion.
Returning to live in Australia in 2014, I look forward to sharing my experience, skills and heart across this wide brown land!
I look forward to working with you.
The Breath is the thread that connects us to life as no other element can. It is the link between mind and body, the conscious and the sub-conscious and is our most powerful tool on the path to self realisation. True, we have the automatic breath, which sustains our existence but it’s the Conscious Breath that allows us to truly become the creator of our lives. Out of merely surviving and into the fullness of living!
The origins of Breathwork are to be found in most ancient spiritual practices. Rebirthing Breathwork is most closely related to the yogic path and was developed by Leonard Orr in the 1960’s. The distinction is that it’s a Conscious Connected Breath, allowing for non ordinary states of awareness and a change of perception to our life situations. Providing a great service to the western way of life, it has been termed ‘The yoga for the west’.
Breathwork Mastery is a conscious, connected body/breath process that facilitates a direct experience with our inner universe, allowing us to access parts of ourselves that are often hard to get to through talking therapies alone. By using the breath to journey inwards, we’re able to quickly and effectively clear suppressed emotions, physical discomfort, limiting thoughts, beliefs and past conditioning – right back to birth, conception and beyond. This information is held energetically/electromagnetically in the subconscious and in the cells of the body.
By clearing these limitations and blockages, and changing our thoughts and beliefs at a core level, we’re able to change the way we perceive ourselves and the world. We’re then free to change our behaviour and our response to life situations. Once we are no longer suppressing, a huge amount of energy is made available to us. Energy that was once being used to ‘hold down’, can be turned towards revitalising and creating health, balance and harmony in the body and mind. The connected breath also aids in detoxification. The opportunity is for a detox that extends from the physical, into our emotional, psychological and spiritual realms.
Add ‘Intention Setting’ to this process and you become the creative director of your life path. Using the breath to clear what has been in the way, the energy that is released can be directed towards your intention.
When we begin to take responsibility for all aspects of our lives and consciously choose our thoughts and how we behave, we start to create our reality and become the masters of our unique human experience.
By learning to BREATHE CONSCIOUSLY we learn to LIVE CONSCIOUSLY.
Breathwork is a gentle but powerful means to access your inner self. Time and time again it has proven to be one of the most effective healing modalities available to us and is an invaluable tool on your personal journey.
REMEMBER TO BREATHE
YONI MAPPING THERAPY
Yoni is the Sanskrit word for the vagina and includes the entire female genitalia, reproductive system and pelvic space. It also translates to ‘source of all life’ and ‘birthplace of creation’
Yoni Mapping Therapy is an integrated modality that embraces all aspects of the self – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and sexual. It is a unique experience that gives you opportunity to discover the true potential of your Yoni and to come to a place of wholeness, love, reverence and honouring. It’s an empowering embodied experience that can help you feel who you are on a deeper level.
It’s about coming home to yourself.
Many women feel disconnected from their whole pelvic area, mostly due to trauma of some kind and/or shame. Yoni Mapping allows a woman to meet her yoni, to discover her own creative power source. There many benefits of internal therapeutic pelvic massage, which is now becoming more popular in many different fields. Osteopaths, physiotherapists and pelvic floor specialists do internal massage for pelvic health and alignment.
Yoni Mapping Therapy sessions are also about being present with whatever is arising, without judging it or labelling it as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. All of you is welcome and accepted – whatever that looks like!
Sometimes we work quite specifically but there’s nothing we are trying to change or fix, no place to get to and no pushing or forcing.
“Tantra is the hot blood of spiritual practice. It smashes the taboo against unreasonable happiness; a thunderbolt path, swift, joyful and fierce. There is no authentic Tantra without profound commitment, discipline, courage and a sense of wild, foolhardy, fearless abandon.”
– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The mention of Tantra often invokes a response of questions, curiosity and even caution. In simple terms, Tantra is not a religion, doctrine or cult, but is the path of awakening and transformation through the ordinary and through the senses.
It’s a practice that views every aspect of life as sacred and spiritual, seeking to create union and harmony within and without through everyday ordinariness, thus removing the illusion of separation and the idea that spirituality is only for the advanced or the elite.
Tantric practices and rituals are world embracing rather than world denying, taking us into the core of our humanity and offering a vision of the whole of reality as an expression of free and blissful Divine Consciousness.
The journey includes the de-conditioning and re-programming of ourselves and who we think we are and moves us toward seeking our truth on our own terms. It involves accepting the fullness of who we are – physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. It’s a process of integrating the many parts of ourselves into one harmonious fusion of blissful, embodied awareness and living in the world from this place. The opportunity is to create a deeply loving, deeply in touch relationship with ourselves, others and the world.
Taking this journey through the body, with the use of conscious breath and sacred touch, is a powerful means of awakening one’s own life force. Other names for this life force are: sexual energy, creative energy, prana, chi, cosmic consciousness and kundalini.
Awakening this energy has a profoundly healing effect, which can be both blissful and challenging. As we awaken, we may need to address parts of our selves or our lives that also require transformation, in order for us to move fully into our wholeness.
‘The Tantric yogi who can live married with children, have a completely ordinary life, but at the same time play with the world as an ornament of awareness, is really something. To recognise all appearance as the ornament of your own wisdom nature and to live in the bliss-mad realm of freedom where all perception is delight: That is the goal of Tantra. Awakening is your birthright. Accept your inheritance!’
Tantric Master, Prem Pranama
DOULA: BIRTH PREPARATION & POST NATAL SUPPORT
The essence of the doula is to be rather than to do. As a Mother myself, I am passionate about supporting you in the way that is right for YOU, a way that nurtures the strength, confidence and natural ability within you, so your birth can be the positive, life changing experience it’s meant to be. I have attended many different types of births, including water births at home and assisted hospital births. The support I offer is agenda free with my main focus being on helping you make the choices that best suit your needs.
During your pregnancy I would hope to establish a relationship by meeting with you and your partner/birth partner at least two or three times. During these meetings we can discuss your plans, anxieties and expectations. We can talk about your preparations for childbirth, such as workshops/antenatal classes, and if you wish we can do some preparation of our own together. If you have a birth plan we can go over this together so that I am able to become familiar with your needs and choices. Some women also find it cathartic to share past experiences of pregnancy and birth.
At present I’m unable to attend births, however I can help to empower both you and your birth partner to have the birth you desire through offering Birth Preparation Sessions.
During your pregnancy I would establish a connection and relationship by meeting with you and your partner/birth partner at least two or three times. During these meetings we can discuss your plans, hopes, anxieties and expectations. We can talk about your preparations for childbirth, such as workshops/antenatal classes, and we will do some preparation of our own together. If you have a birth plan we can go over this together so that I am able to become familiar with your needs and choices. Some women also find it supportive to share past experiences of pregnancy and birth.
I can also put you in touch with other birth support networks in your area such as Hypnobirthing or a Doula who can attend the birth with you.
After the birth I will come and visit you at home a few times to see how you’re all getting on. This is an opportunity to talk through the birth experience with someone who has been on this journey with you from the early stages. I’ll also share some breathwork and bodywork processes with you to support you through this delicate time. Most women find this an important part of completing the birth process. I can give you information on local postnatal support groups and activities if needed.
** Please make contact and we can create a plan that best suits your needs and budget.
For more information on birth doula support you can click on: http://www.doulanetwork.org
“Since beginning regular breathwork sessions with Karlyn, I have experienced significant changes in my emotions, behaviours and actions. As well as being a phenomenal experience every time, breathwork is the most effective tool I’ve found for exploring and releasing underlying problems. Every session is a pleasure, a challenge and a surprise, Karlyn is an excellent guide and support, a true magician”
PM Martin, Events Manager, Glasgow
“Dear Karlyn, Thank you so much for the breathwork session yesterday. You faciltated the session with such deep presence, grace and flow, I felt completely safe to be vulnerable and surrender to the experience. Today I’m feeling more relaxed, softer and more at peace with my recent challenges. I’ve already recommended you to a few friends and looking forward to continue the journey soon!”
Bonnie Bliss, Somatic Sexologist, NSW, Australia
“My tantric session was out of this world, a truly healing experience. Simply surrendering and receiving took me to places in myself I didn’t know existed. My life has changed in such positive ways and my health has also improved immensely”
D. Perry, Business Consultant, London
“Preparing for and birthing my baby has been the biggest event in my life so far. I was so glad Karlyn was there to help me make the decisions and choices I felt were best for me and my family. Learning the breathing techniques and trusting my body was what allowed me to have the birth I had dreamed of “
F. Cunningham, Hairdresser, Edinburgh