Michelle Cross trauma leads to her triumph
Hello Again Beloved ∇
Hopefully you read my “welcome to about me” and learnt what I am r e a l l y passionate about. Now you can read or watch a little more about my story of how I am truly able to share from an authentic space… because I learnt through the massive process acceptance and surrender.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom – Anais Nin
Now here’s the longer version of how I got to where I am. I was born in UK, yet now call the Caribbean island Barbados home since 2014. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it?
But It wasn’t always like this for me. ∇
Growing up, I was a shy introvert and was taught that ‘children should be seen and not heard’ – the effects of which lasted well into my adulthood. Numbing that forced silence, in addition to the trauma of my first sexual experience – which occurred against my will – I turned to work as a method of coping. Immersed in the damaging trope of the strong independent woman, running my own business, exhausted and overworked, I was wholly unprepared for the change that the year 2009 had in store for me.
That year, I suffered a debilitating case of food poisoning, which caused my whole body to misalign, left me with auto-immune disorder of arthritis and plantar fasciitis. I was not able to walk or move without experiencing intense pain. I was this tight bud.
I interpreted this pivotal time in my life as the universe telling me to stop and slow down, and seek a new path. The new path I chose was the path of Feminine Tantra Practices. I also met my now husband the same year I started studying Tantra. Both have transformed my life. And the passion I have for both became my purpose to share with others.
In a rare but necessary move, I had to turn to someone for help: my mother. Doing so taught me not only how to surrender, but how to receive. This also healed my relationship with my mother.
As I explored Tantra, which honours the Goddess or Ma, meaning the Mother… you can see the relationship between my spiritual practices and healing the relationship with my own mother. – Can you?
Tantra gave me the transformational keys to re-write the stories held within the cellular memory in my body. I was able to dive deeper within myself to unlock the intimacy blocks I had and didn’t even realise until I was in immense pain. Through the practices I cultivated profound self-love and confidence. I discovered that what I was looking for outside of myself, was within me all the time, I just needed to learn the tools to nurture. The intimacy of Tantra Yoga gave me the keys to embody everything within me = into-me-i-see. I see my beauty, love has conquered fears and doubts.
Then my husband, he unlocked the door to my sensuality and sexuality through trust and commitment. The intimacy of Divine Union is the highest practice I teach. This Divine Union is within you as well as with a partner if you have one. I feel safe to express my sensuality and sexuality. My passion to share all of this with others.
This bring me to you
Since you have read this far, I sense you too are…
- seeking transformation or an awakening
- wanting to heal an aspect within your life or within your body,
- longing for more confidence and to connect to your beauty,
- longing to embody your true feminine essence,
- yearning to know your truth of who you are and rise,
- would love to explore your sensuality and sexuality more…
Does any of this resonate? if so, I’d be delighted to share with you.
I view every woman as a Goddess; The highest practice in Tantra is to see everyone as Divine, so if Goddess doesn’t land how about Queen, or Priestess… ultimately we strip away the labels.
I actively assists women on the quest for personal empowerment, to own their stories and step into their potent pulsating feminine energy.
I want you to know I see you, I hear you and you so matter.
I teach powerful feminine Tantra Methods that give you energy, boost your confidence and self-esteem, deepen connection and intimacy, light up your sexiness and turn on your femininity.
I also share how to have amazing Tantric sex (if you want to know!)
I am happy and blessed to say for the last 10 years I’ve been working in women’s empowerment through Yoga and Tantra, which began 30 years ago as a healer and massage therapist. I’ve taught and inspired 1000’s and 1000’s of women, who are on a spiritual path or have a sense there’s something more. There definitely is. I’d love to show you..I promise you can have it all, vibrant energy, success, all the pleasure you want, deeper connection and intimacy and ecstatic sex, and it won’t take you nearly 30 years like me!
I do hope we meet, virtually or in person,
with deep respect,
ps : I know some like to know little more so…
Barbados is my sanctuary, sacred base that allows me to work internationally, as a coach and teacher.
I’m a dedicated teacher of Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Tantra,
a Massage Therapist and Spiritual Healer,
a Sensuality and Embodiment Coach
and a Moon Circle Sisterhood Facilitator.
I am a Senior Yoga 500hours Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
and also one of the very few Certified Isadora Tantra Coach™ by the late Psalm Isadora.
I’ve studied with the most amazing teachers around the world, Sianna Sherman, Shiva Rea, Chameli Ardagh, Psalm Isadora, Dawn Cartwright, William Thomas, Yogesh Raje, Lisa Schrader. Having travelled to India since 2006, I have been initiated into a Shakti Lineage of Tantra that I love. I am so grateful and humbly bow down to all of them for lighting a torch for me to be a beacon for you. And to all the people I teach or cross paths with also are teaching me in so many ways, unconsciously.