In the first of our Faces and Places, where we invite you to get to know our guides a little more, we speak with the beautiful Amy Lavina White to take us through her journey and thoughts on wellness, as well as offering some tips and recommendations.
Having embarked on her own personal journey, Amy has vast experience and knowledge of various healing modalities and conscious practices. She is an avid meditator and has been practising since 2011 undertaking various courses and a month-long Meditation Teacher Training. Amy is also skilled in energy healing having been attuned to Reiki at Master Level and is trained in the sacred practice of sound healing using Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls.
What led you to where you are today?
It’s quite hard to pinpoint when it all started but I think it’s been running through my veins from a very young age. I remember browsing crystal shops with my mum and feeling intrigued by the various energetic powers they possessed. I was always very open minded, questioned what I was told and I guess had this niggling feeling that there was so much more to life that what was being taught to me at school and being fed to me by the media. It was in 2011 after a few personal problems that I found meditation and began practicing regularly. This then opened up a different way of life for me and started to shift my beliefs and behaviours. I began incorporating a number of practices into my daily routine such as gratitude lists, affirmations and loving kindness and completed my Reiki 1 training. Over the years I slipped in and out of my spiritual practice, always vowing to do more but life pulling me back with its firm grip. Then in 2016 when my mum passed something big started to happen; life as I knew it was just no longer fitting me anymore and the more I ignored my spiritual calling the harder life seemed to feel, I felt like I needed to break out of the spiritual closet and be free. After a three week holiday in India I came back and decided I would quit my job, move out of my flat and save enough money to go back to India and immerse myself in the culture and teachings. And so that is what I did! And through a synchronicity of events I was led to Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, booking only days before I started. It was here that I had my most profound awakening to date which has secured me on the path I’m walking today.