My name is Isa Vasanti, I was born in Belgium where I spent the 27 first year of my life. Existential questions filled my mind as early as I could think, avid I was to grasp the how-to of human existence. The words of Socrates “Know thyself and you will know the Universe and the Gods” guided my confused and burdensome teenage years. I studied psychology at the University of Liege, Belgium, hoping to find answers to my quest for contentment and peace of mind; truly the quest of the Holy Grail! Soon after graduation, I assisted drug abusers in a Belgian hospital but quickly realized that the nature of human suffering is rather existential and deploys in the four corners of human condition: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. My university degree, regretfully, did not provide relevant and applicable wisdom to efficiently resolve suffering.
Intuitively perceiving the healing potential that meditation can provide, I moved to India to find further answers to the quest “Who Am I“. Living in ashrams, I studied and practiced various traditions for 7 years, including Buddhism, Tantra, and Advaita Vedanta. After several years of meditation practice, I finally realized the true nature of mind as pure consciousness through the self-inquiry method as taught by Ramana Maharshi, an Indian sage who lived his entire life devoted to the Self and revealed the direct path of practice of Self-inquiry to awaken many to the Holy power of pure consciousness.
Soon after my spiritual realization, I became a mother and moved to the USA to raise my two children.
Motherhood, as well as marriage, presented the task to weave the true nature of mind into the fabric of mundane existence.
Embodiment practices and healing became my main focus. I studied breathwork and the Hakomi method (a method of psychotherapy based on mindfulness centered in the body) as tools to access and resolve the deep-seated afflictions of the mind engrained in the past.
For twelve years I lived in a community in Southwest Colorado nestled in the woods. Close to Nature, I instinctively learned the ways of the shaman. Mother Earth herself became my teacher, organically guided me to intuitively understand animals and plants spirits. During those years I learned to journey in the Underworld to retrieve the hidden and lost parts of the soul for returning whole and complete on the land of the living.
Mythologies from around the world are the pool of wisdom where I siphon tales and archetypes that inform my teaching and facilitation.
The Buddhist teachings of Lama Tsultrim Allione, as known as “Feeding your Demons” constitute the bedrock of my work as a midwife of your soul: the lost and disowned parts of the self are carefully attuned to, listened to, and feed to complete satisfaction, then the demon transforms into an ally – what was hidden and rejected has been befriended and is now included in the self. That is wholeness.
My facilitation of your transformation is embedded in the timeless Feminine Wisdom of compassion, fierce or tender as per the need of the pattern at stake, consisting of accepting rather than resisting.
My mission is to liberate the soul from the egoic bondage of false identification. As a midwife of the soul, my commitment is to steadily and thoughtfully accompany you on your journey of self-discovery and realization.