– Roshni –
Born-and-raised in Brisbane, Australia of Filipino & Indian heritage, Roshni was dancing before she could walk, and singing before she could talk. Running deep in her personal constitution, upbringing and lineage, the Arts/music & movement was noteably her natural passion. Beginning dance classes at the age of 3, she became a prevalent performer throughout her childhood and into her adolescence.
At 13, life would take its toll, with her sister being born with a rare disability and shortened lifespan of 15 months, and her mother's concurrent health decline. This catalysed the beginning of childhood trauma which would shape her future path. Required to mature from a very young age, Roshni experienced a radical shift in roles and responsibility; by age 14, from other significant traumatic events, she unfortunately then incurred severe anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia (16-years later, discovering it was undisclosed PTSD.) Feeling like she lost her identity, potential and all that made her 'herself' overnight, her life completely changed in that moment as she knew it.
Albeit having become a professional performer and top academic student from a young age, Roshni still persisted to rediscover herself, regardless of enduring severe suffering for the next 9 years. Graduating high-school and university, she then co-produced, directed & choreographed Australia Salutes Michael Jackson at age 18 (which toured around Australia) and featured as lead roles and core-cast members in pronounced musicals such as Miss Saigon & Rent.
Moving overseas to The Philippines to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming an entertainer and artist at 23, her health hit rock bottom whilst working as a music TV host, model & pursuing actress. Desiring change but stoic nonetheless, she flew back to Australia to work with a neurological chiropractor, a 'sleep doctor,' who worked with applied kinesiology. Along with being introduced to her first mentor in women's wellbeing who was a nationally-renowned alternative counsellor, this became the synchronistic catalyst which then changed the entire direction of her life, love, passion, and career.
Encountering healing as she had never before (working with multiple psychologists and counsellors in the past) Roshni's eyes were opened to a whole new world. Through Eastern medicine & theology, and naturally-discovered and -embodied spiritual & wellbeing practices, childhood regression techniques and other introspective healing modalities, Roshni found peace after only 1.5 months, and after which naturally had a spiritual awakening. Here she experienced the Awakening of her Consciousness, perception, connection to & deep understanding of Sexuality, which changed the experience of her life and connection to it forever.
Naturally meditating 4-hours a day, and living like a monk for the next 8 months, Roshni had her own experience of Nirvana or Enlightenment, receiving the vision of a new world (and how she could be of influence and personal contribution to it.) Envisioning a world thriving in holistic Wellbeing–integrating practices of meditation, self-connection, depth, healing and other transformative tools, while returning to Self, connection to Community, and our embedded Humanity–our humble roots with the Earth–Roshni knew this kind of change could impact, inspire and evolve the world-at-large. Through a defined focus on Enlightenment and becoming an Embodied Mother, as well as the sensually-enlivened and deeply-connected Womban, Roshni's desire thrives from her own embodied experiencing of becoming, and practice of self-connection, self-nurturing, and love...and how she chooses to move, live and be, everyday.
By focusing on healing the Women, the central, pro-creative beings of this Earth (being one herself) she knows how this affects everything–from how we see, connect with and understand the world, understand ourselves & others, how we create a deep, compassionate and empathetic connection to everything around us; to how we raise our children, can shape and influence the future generation just through our Being, heal lineages and generational trauma, heal our present-day relationships, what we choose to create through our work, how we create our life, and ultimately influences, inspires and conspires the conception & births the consciousness which creates our projects, how we move forward, and how we build our future Earth. Ultimately, it is the focus of recreating a healthy, new, connected & inspired paradigm through becoming it first; through a journey of awakening, embodying it, and integrating into our raw, natural human potential and form.
Opening her first organisation for children and adults with disability in 2014 ("The Butterfly Effect Project," motivated by her childhood dream of helping others like her late baby-sister heal, transform and find joy), she has also hosted workshops nationally and internationally for women, men and couples, using dance and connection as a mechanism for spiritual growth, embodiment, healing and wellbeing (from working with people in the Latin dance community through to spiritual & other communities.) Through her One-to-One sessions, she has supported a vast range of people to heal through the variety of modalities she has learnt, honed and developed over the last decade, to support others to live and create thriving, happy and deeply-connected lives.
Devoted to being and becoming the woman, artist & leader she's always wanted, known herself and envisioned to be, Roshni is currently her hosting one-to-one healing + transformational coaching sessions & mentorship, launching her programs Womban's Way and Mama's Way, and pursuing her art. Desiring to be an example of healing, embodiment, wellbeing, and that dreams do come true, Roshni is committed to becoming the revolutionary leader she wants to be, to create a thriving life where nature, home and connection to self & others play a central-role, and inspire the world to become whom we are meant to be–happy, whole, and free.
Roshni Rebecca. © 2023