Bodyworker & Therapist: Raynor Massage & Dorn Method
Spiritual Coach – initiating Men and Women into Spirituality
Shiatsu & Traditional Meridian Therapy – the Art of Moxibustion
Meditation Teacher & Facilitator
Priestess Path by Elizabeth Wilcock: Valkyrie & Lineages of Light
Creator of Coaching Programs: ‘The Journey of Remembering’, ‘Remember Who You Are – Embracing the Sacred’ – ‘Dying with Grace’ – ‘Dancing with the Moon’
Oracle & Tarot Reader
Former Dancer & Musician
Innate Motivator Speaker, Believer & Soul/Essence Researcher
Author of the book:
“A Voz do Corpo“
I was born and raised in Portugal. Lived an intense and interesting life over here. But life took a turn and I moved to the UK back in 2006. I was on a search for ‘a’ second chance in life, hence I stayed there until 2019. Moreover, London was my second home initiating me on an incredible journey of the soul that has brought me to where I am now.
In retrospective, I feel very blessed, from a very young age up until my teenage years and besides school I was involved with dance, music, thinking, writing, exercising and travelling. However, the Universe showed me other rather more dramatic events such as my Mum’s murder at 17 and immediately after, initiating what has become a passive-aggressive relationship that leads me to believe that I was a victim and on a constant emotional rollercoaster over 22 years. Furthermore, while this was happening, all these experiences started to reflect on my health.
Healing crawling in silently
In my early 20’s I underwent surgery twice. I was diagnosed with endometriosis with possible polycystic ovaries syndrome on my first surgery and losing an ovary, bleeding internally on my second one.
Endometriosis turned out to be a learning and healing process with my emotions and reconnect with my female energy temple – my uterus. A 6 year of constant pain with my menses non-stop and other related health conditions triggered a deeper connection with my Soul’s essence and understanding better what my body was trying to say.
Long story short, I initiated a path on learning natural ways to healing.
For those who wish to know a bit more about my story here is the Podcast Somos run by a beautiful woman whom I had the pleasure to serve – Plínia Ribeiro. Spoilers alert – this podcast is in the Portuguese language though!
Building a new Era with Light & Freedom
2008 was the year I dedicated part of my time to serve others so that many could embrace their Being with Love and be Calmer towards life. Guiding you to bring you closer to your Higher Self and to where you want to Be, letting you know how life is Greater/Beautiful and Simple!
I created my first website with Meditation, Beauty and Massage services and I met very different people. As a group, we helped each other in the Life processes with cyclic gatherings.
And as a bodyworker, I had felt that my intuition was so strong in certain moments that I started paying attention to what it was telling me or guiding me. It took some time to understand it and be able to trust it too, soon after I was incorporating it into my Massage work. By doing so, I felt even more connected to the Universe and feel humbled and blessed by the whole experience and synchronicity.
There are so many lessons to learn in life by all of us, that I have found ways to better share-serve-teach others towards their guidance, their own intuition and their own mission too.
Since young, I had this gut feeling that everything is possible! – And this has become a challenge to my Life’s Purpose/Mission.
Nowadays, I am sharing a variety of Health & Wellness services either treating the body and mind as guiding our paths in a more connected way with Spirit. That makes this whole life Journey worthwhile to see in others their happiness returned/remembered! I am grateful for everything that has happened in my life and I share with you that my intention is to guide and to create a conscious awakening in each individual, either through Bodywork treatments, Spiritual Coaching, Oracle Readings, Meditation & Other Holistic Therapies, Books and Videos.
This name has a meaning just like anything else I say and do, having a reason behind it. Nothing happens by chance.
Let’s start by understanding that Music has been a part of my life from an early age. My mother had seen me dancing anywhere with Music as little as 3 years old and when I turned 6 she found out a local Ranch Folk Traditional Group where I could dance. I stayed with them until I turned 18. A few years later she offers me to board the local Music School as a gift when I turned 11 years old since she understood I had a gift of playing keyboard by ear. It is there, that I learned that “Music is the expression of feelings and emotions through sounds”.
I also learned that Jazz was the mother of all music genres and styles back then (this is no longer true though, however it has served the purpose – read below).
Years later, and after dancing for so long I adapt this meaning into my dancing improvisation style: “I express music through my body.”
As for the name Riva, it comes from an inspirational name that I found out on a Graphics Card I bought in 1999 – RivaTNT is the one! (It is an acronym that stands for Real-time Interactive Video and Animation Accelerator ).
By the time I felt I could create a name for me in the years to come and turn it professional was RivaJazz the full combination. It means that Dance & Music are the True Expressions of my Soul.
‘Among friends, family and co-workers I was able to access many visions, much knowledge of the soul. I love to observe others – is has been the best teacher to learn life and growth. – Hence a life full of lessons that made possible to help others.- And so it is! ‘RivaJazz