Shraddha has been a co-director of the Laughing Rainbow Mystery School since 1995. In the tradition of mystery schools, it has been a profound exploration of energy, awareness and meditation - a burning away of all that is not needed, all that comes in the way of being an open channel, a ‘hollow bamboo’.
Shraddha has a profound understanding of energy – where it is held and how it can be loosened and released so that your life can be more juicy, abundant and fulfilling. Using her vast experience and all the techniques at her disposal, Shraddha tunes in to where you are now, then helps to bring you closer to your own flowering.
Working in close partnership with British shaman and mystic Dheeren Gibbard and Chetna Lawless, she has published several books and card-packs designed for self-exploration, consciousness and meditation. These include The Lyme Game, Colour Rays: the Breath of Love, the Amber Band Cards, the Mauve Band Cards, the Ocean Band Cards and the Earth Chord Cards. She has also created the Flower Band, the Earth Band and the upcoming Atlantis Band Colour books - all of which can be found on the Laughing Rainbow website.
Shraddha was born in Mumbai, India where the mystic and the everyday are closely woven. Her father was a seeker, and her grandmother was a Theosophist and a follower of J. Krishnamurti, so growing up, it was normal to talk about subtle energies, Ascended Masters and other-dimensional phenomena at Sunday family lunches.
Her family moved to New York City in her early teens and after an eclectic University education, she began travelling. She spent a long spell in Arcosanti, an experimental eco-community in Arizona, working in a bronze foundry and doing organic farming. Next, she lived and worked in Alaska, then bicycled across Europe visiting energy points. Her goal was to go to Israel, where she joined an archaeological dig and then spent six months working on a Kibbutz. Finally, she was pulled to live and teach English in Japan. This is where she encountered Osho and Golden Cobb - the creative force for the Laughing Rainbow Mystery School. She had found what she'd been seeking.
Soon after, she made her way to Lyme Regis, England, to begin her intensive training in the Mystery School where she is now a Co-director.
Shraddha still travels widely, focussing on Earth Mysteries and the planetary Light Grids - notably in New Mexico, Greece, India, Ireland and the primordial volcanic island of Lanzarote.
Her work with the Earth's Light Grid spurred her explorations into the Light matrix within our own bodies -- which are the foundation of our physicality and our health. Together with Dheeren Gibbard, they devised Light Matrix Scans and Light Matrix Healings.
Shamanic work was a natural progression and as a shamanic practitioner, Shraddha blends her innate mysticism with 'core' shamanism. She was trained by Chetna Lawless and has completed a comprehensive 2-Year Teacher Training with Sandra Ingerman.
Having worked with and written books on each Band of the Colour Rays since their inception in 1991, she is a Colour Ray master and teacher and her healing practice is deeply woven in with them. She is also a highly experienced Reiki master and teacher.
Shraddha has over 25 years of experience with massage, bodywork and healing. She has an ITEC (Distinction) in Holistic Massage and has created a synthesis of Swedish massage, deep tissue, neuro-muscular therapy and shiatsu into her own unique style, using whatever is necessary for her client's healing.
She now alternates between living in beautiful Lyme Regis, in southwestern England, and in Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands. She is a painter, a writer, and practices and teaches Shamanic Journeying, Medicine for the Earth and wide range of healing modalities.