Priya shiatsu massage / treatment come with a true healing, positive energy touch. I feel renewed, aligned, stress relieved and best of all completely pampered with her treatments. The ultimate relief and relaxation massage with an intuitive, understanding and compassionate person.
As with all IT folk, I have suffer with lower back and posture problems. I have tried numerous approaches and have found that Priya's combination of acupuncture and massage the best. The bliss of waking up without pain is worth every cent.
Priya is a profoundly generous and nurturing therapist, with quiet authority and insight. Her shiatsu massages are sensational - as strong and powerful as they are subtle and gentle. She provides a peaceful and safe space to give oneself over to an energetic healing process that always leaves me feeling more in touch with myself, recharged and rebalanced.
Priya is truly a special healer. Working with different modalities she has a deep understanding of the human body and energetics. Priya is guided in her daily life with ancient wisdom and truths which transcend through her work. Amazing.
My tai chi practice is providing me with (much-needed) balance in my life and some practical tools to manage stress. This is my second attempt at studying tai chi. The first was at a traditional-style martial arts centre where we learnt the form by rote, all dressed in the same uniform and lined up in rows. While we do practice the form in order to learn them at Darshan, this is done with a much greater understanding of chi. I now feel more engaged with various aspects of my tai chi practice - mental, spiritual and physical. Priya is a knowledgeable teacher and the classes are small, fun and friendly!
It is a rare thing to encounter knowledge, integrity, wisdom and dedication on the one hand, and playfulness, compassion, enthusiasm and humility in one person. And yet this is what Priya embodies to me as a Tai Chi teacher. She effortlessly combines the dignity of a living teaching lineage with the delight of someone who sincerely enjoys her own practice, and in so doing, leads by an example that one cannot but want to emulate. She is completely approachable without it diminishing the respect I have for her in any way. Perhaps because her realization of the principles of Tai Chi as I understand it so far, is self-evident, at least to me. Drawn to her warmth and sincerity, she engenders in me a patience, and love, and respect for my own process which I hope to eventually be able to extend to everyone around me too. Being a bit of a curious creature myself, I also appreciate that she is willing to introduce information, in that peculiar style of hers, as if she’s simply reminding us of something we already know. This is where it becomes really profound for me, because Tai Chi seems to be such a nuanced teaching that one learns it not only through the Form and the Teachings, but the actual example of the teacher herself. If the goal of Tai Chi is to return oneself to a fluid, but constant, state of poise, from which to engage the world gracefully and with love ... then I am completely convinced that Priya is the perfect Tai Chi teacher for me.
Tai Chi was recommended to me by a someone that was assisting and guiding me on my journey. I was not feeling grounded in my life and interestingly enough I had vertigo, which make you feel off balance. I always wanted to do Tai Chi, after seeing the movie Calendar Girls, but just never made an effort to find it, so Tai Chi found me. My first class experience was a combination of confusion, calmness, leg workouts and absolute stillness. I drove home feeling light, free, content and peaceful. I was addicted! I went twice a week and the results was starting to show in my daily handling of stress, as well as people around me noticed a difference in me. I also noticed that I was getting into shape! My legs and bottom was firming up and the vertigo went. I felt I was back inside my life. If you understand energies, then you will understand how amazing Tai Chi i. It also taught me discipline, which lets face it, is necessary to follow through any goal or dream. Tai Chi is for young and old, does not matter what your view point or believe in life is. Like with anything else in life, it is about finding a Tai Chi group/instructor that you resonate with. Priya is amazing, you can feel her passion and love for Tai Chi. She is gentle yet knowing when to raise the bar. She walks her talk.
I have had the pleasure of being treated by Priya for many years, both before , during and after my pregnancy. Letting go and trusting Priya with my body is a key element to the space she holds as a body worker. During treatments she holds a very still space for my body to speak to her, I feel that she listens and then guides her treatments according to what my body is telling her. This allows me to surrender to her touch and feel energy return to stagnant areas of my body.
Thank you Priya for amazing treatments! Consistent Shiatsu has changed my life.. I love the 'prevention is better than cure approach'. Acupuncture whilst at first painful, has brought balance and relaxation and is now my first port of call for any illness, injury and even extreme stress or fatigue. I am blessed to have discovered your wonderful treatments!
Priya, thank you for six years of deep grounding, connection and enlightenment I've experienced through your incredible skill and loving care. You always know just how to get to the essence of every situation and meet one's personal need in every moment. Never before have I managed to feel so at peace and on top of the world!
When I arrived at Priya’s rooms for my first acupuncture session I had a multitude of physical, mental and emotional symptoms that were causing me great distress. Priya’s initial consultation showed that she is both empathetic as a listener, and also extremely professional as a practitioner. She administered her needles systematically, addressing the primary issues first, whilst also educating me on the root causes of my complaints. The improvements were numerous and tangible, and I remain indebted to her for sharing her expertise.
I damaged my lower back three decades ago, and It has turned out that TCM is most effective in managing my condition (in addition, of course, to maintaining overall wellness). When my therapist of many years, a student of Dr. Lin’s who practised tui-na and acupuncture, emigrated from South Africa in 2011, she recommended me four colleagues, each with different emphases of practice. About Priya, she specifically said – “she has an amazing Qi”. I chose to contact Priya because of this recommendation, and because Priya practises, and teaches, multiple disciplines of TCM. The benefits of Priya’s treatments are amplified by several years of experience, and yes: her Qi is truly amazing.
Priya is a wonderfully warm, open and compassionate practitioner. In my times of emotional or physical woes, she administers deft and uplifting healing for both my body and soul. I love Priya’s gentleness and delightful sense of humour. She makes me feel better; she makes me feel cared for; and I always leave her with a smile on my face.
When I left Italy five years ago I was worried that I would never find another special yoga teacher again, but I was wrong. I have been so lucky that after only few weeks I was in Cape Town I met Priya, I knew straight away she was exactly what I was looking for. She has a perfect balance of wisdom, integrity and playfulness. She has the rare ability to create a unique class every time, never repetitive, never guaranteed. Since then she also have been treated me regularly with acupuncture. She has been an amazing support in find my physical and psychological balance again. THANK YOU PRIYA!!!