Hi, I’m Lani,
The heart & voice behind heArt of Rest, a sanctuary for you to Rest, Be and Connect to your true Self. A place whIere you can receive support and encouragement to Rest into your authentic Self – calm, radiant and revitalised.
I believe your feminine sensuality and emotional wholeness is a gift. A gift screaming to be seen, heard, loved & shared. But when the world we live in hasn’t encouraged your unique gifts they can begin to feel like a burden. After years of not being acknowledged you can be left feeling disempowered, overwhelmed, uncomfortable and ashamed. But there is such wisdom in your beautifully sensitive nervous system, which you tap into through harnessing the magic of your emotional wisdom.
I’m a qualified Yin and Hatha Yoga and Meditation instructor and I’ve spent the past 10 years studying and teaching Women’s embodiment practices, Yoga for Trauma, Tools for the Highly Sensitive Person, Grief Loss and Trauma Counselling, Psoas release, Sacred Sexuality and Tantra. Drawing from all of these tools my intention is to support you in embracing all of who you are and to shift stagnant energy, beliefs and holding patterns in your body so you can choose to receive life in it’s fullness.
After losing my mum to cancer at a young age I struggled against depression, stress, sensitivity, grief and exhaustion for a good chunk of my adult life. For as long as I could remember I was always told I was too sensitive and the message that stuck with me was “my emotions are bad and it’s not safe to express them”. So I did my best to keep them hidden playing the people pleaser and letting perfectionism control my life. Until eventually my body couldn’t carry the weight of all of the words and feelings I hadn’t expressed and I began to listen.
I am so grateful for the teachers, mentors and friends that offered safe passage for me to navigate my emotional world and to learn to embrace it as much as my light. I’m so blessed to now be able to share this wisdom with you.