Guided Alchemical Journeys
Are you looking for a deeper level of life? For more fulfilment, for more joy? Are you seeking relief from self judgement and self criticism?
I help people who are wanting to access a deeper lever of self love and self esteem and live a more joy filled life.
My focus is on assisting you to live your greatest life through healing trauma and clearing negative beliefs and dissolving blocks in your energetic system. I do this work through a combination of physical, mental and emotional processes: Inner Alchemy!
My name is Michelle Taffe and I am a writer, yoga and meditation teacher, self-empowerment mentor born in Australia in 1974.
I feel very deeply and I channel my feelings through writing, art and music. It’s a challenge living in the century we live in, for me. I feel I belong more to the 17th or 18th centuries. Around the time of Mozart.
As an empath I have the ability to sense and intuit things about other people. I am able to see and feel what it is that they are holding back and not saying, or what erroneous beliefs they have taken on.
I can walk into a room and I know at once who is angry, who is happy, who is conflicted, who is depressed.
Having these gifts can be a double-edged sword, as you can easily start to think that because you have access to the feelings of others, that you are also causing them in some way. Which is not true. But that can take a lifetime to learn.
If you are also an empath and on a path of self healing, self knowledge and self understanding, and need someone to help mirror back to you what you are going through, then I might be able to help. To help you with your own alchemy process I might suggest a variety of things – including journalling and other creative practices.
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A frequent traveller I have visited or lived in more than 30 countries and I speak four languages (Spanish, French, Italian and my native English). I am currently based in Melbourne, Australia.
At the age of 29 I had a realisation at my first Vipassana meditation retreat in Thailand that my thoughts were causing my suffering. This was the first step into delving into the reasons behind persistent and ongoing depression that had dogged me since my teenage years.
From 2000 to 2011 I lived in Spain, where I worked in online media as a webmaster, writer and translator. I also investigated other vocations such as cheffing on Superyachts, English teaching, freelance writing and tour guiding. From 2011, I moved back to Australia and launched my business, The Global Yogi, where I travelled the world reporting on yoga and spirit events and destinations worldwide until early 2018.
I am grateful for the practices of yoga and meditation, and for all of my teachers in learning to heal the self, from Eckhart Tolle, to Louise Hay and Marianne Williamson, and many teachers and guides on Youtube.
My mission at Inner Alchemy is to help you to live your greatest life!
I do this through helping you to heal from trauma, dissolve inner and outer blocks and reconnect to your true self. I use the tools of self-enquiry, witness consciousness, meditation and yoga to help you become empowered to create a life you love.
I also integrate the teachings of NLP, hypnotherapy, and the Work of Byron Katie, affirmations, journalling for self-enquiry as well as Reiki energy (the healing energy of unconditional love). Depending on the specific needs of my client I will use a combination of these methods.
QUALIFICATIONS + EXPERIENCE
Since my first 10 Day Silent Meditation (Vipassana) Retreat in 2005 i have completed two more, in 2013 and 2017, the last two as yoga teacher and then facilitator.
I have a daily sitting meditation practice based in the Vipassana (insight meditation) tradition. I also have a daily yoga practice which is based on the Ashtanga primary series, and qualified as a 200 hour hatha yoga teacher at Samma Karuna School for Awakening and Healing in Thailand in 2017. I have also completed my Reiki I Certification, and am qualified to give hands on Reiki treatments.
My greatest teacher has always been my inner self, and I have learned the most through working through my own traumas and gradually healing into a healthy and happy human being. Of course this is a lifelong process and I will never claim to be ‘done’! or ‘cooked’ as some of the meditation teachers say. My professional qualifications are as below.
- Bachelor of Arts (English Literature and Classical History, Monash University, 1997)
- Grad Dip Applied Media (Swinburne University, 1998)
- RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher (Samma Karuna School of Awakening and Healing, Thailand, 2017)
- Certified Reiki Level One Healer (Margot Brock, St Kilda, Melbourne, 2017)
- Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher (Mindfulness Works Australia, 2018)
- Facilitator at Vipassana Meditation Retreat (Wat Kow Tham Monastery, Thailand, 2013 / 2017)
It brings me great joy to be able to assist others in the deep and courageous journey of healing the self because the life transformations that result are so fantastic.
Feel free to contact me for more information about either courses and other events or a one-on-one session.