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Natalia Rachel has spent her life on a journey to answer the question ‘Why am I like this?’. Her existential inquiry started at age seven with a knowing that there was something fundamentally wrong with her world. Living through and recovering from relational trauma, mental health misdiagnosis and physical illness, led her on a healing journey exploring mainstream health and mental healthcare, complimentary health, the healing arts, somatics & spirituality. Her studies span hypnotherapy, regression, trauma, craniosacral therapy and other somatic healing modalities.
Natalia’s ability to illuminate unseen, non-verbal experiences and dynamics often has her labeled as ‘gifted’ or a ‘healer’. However, Natalia insists we all have these innate abilities and the way to reconnect to them is simply through our own healing which demands dedicated self-inquiry and embodiment practice.
A ‘peaceful activist’, Natalia suggests that our own healing transforms our social footprint. She hopes that her words ignite a way of living and relating that demand accountability and invite grace. Natalia distills complex concepts into palatable and poetic words that capture the hearts of her audience. Her well-meaning heart is evident in everything she shares.
Originally from Australia, Natalia lives in Singapore with her two young children and is the Founder of Illuma Health. The organization is committed to repairing and revitalizing the way we treat ourselves and each other and co-creating a trauma-informed world. Natalia continues to commit to her journey of embodiment through practices including somatic movement & martial arts, meditation and process work.