RivaJazz - My Story
RivaJazz
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Training:

Bodyworker & Therapist: Raynor Massage & Dorn Method

Spiritual Coach – initiating Men and Women into Spirituality

Shiatsu & Traditional Meridian Therapy – the Art of Moxibustion

Natural Womb Healing Therapy

Meditation Teacher & Facilitator

Quantum Healing

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

Graphic Designer & Content Creator

Author of the book:
A Voz do Corpo

A Spiritual being, a woman, daughter, cousin, niece, granddaughter, friend, lover, companion, partner, wife and Angel on Earth

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this is my story


My born-given name is Dalia. I am a Leo and I was born and raised in Portugal.
I am the only child and my parents and I lived a traditional family life: my mother always cared for her loved ones so she spent some years connecting with her brothers and sisters so they kept the family together; and, my father cared for his mother (my grandmother) and had many siblings which whom he grew distant from at an early age.

My First Lineage

In my early years, my mother told me I was always dancing when I heard music. By noticing this, my mother created my very first life experience by becoming a dancer on a local ranch folk dance group that my mother had found and I danced for 12 years.
On my 11th birthday, my mother gave me as a present, a membership to the local Music School to start learning electric organ that later on was followed by the piano. My mother is my biggest influencer as you can read here and she is still pretty much alive in most things I do and how I see the world. She also taught me the arts of knitting, cross-stitching and embroidery and I loved to be around her to make her smile.

Why my family is meaninful in my story?

Because my parents mark my childhood and teenage years with interesting experiences and to which when I look back it makes sense for me to say that this early start in life experience is my school.

The most significant experience that awakened me

The Universe gifted me with my Mum’s passing at 17 and immediately after, I begin a passive-aggressive relationship that leads me to believe that I was a victim and on a constant emotional rollercoaster over 22 years. And while this was happening, my health started to decline.

A second chance in life

When I felt that Portugal wasn’t allowing me to grow in any industry, I took a chance outside my home country, moving to the UK in 2006.
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 my early 20’s I underwent surgery twice, had been diagnosed with endometriosis and possible PCOS on my first, and lost one ovary resulting in internal bleeding on my second one.

Endometriosis is a big part of my learning and healing process with my emotions and reconnects with my female energy temple – my uterus. A 6-years 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 really trying to communicate.

CREATOR OF THE JOURNEY OF REMEMBERING

Since young, I have felt a deep connection to GOD and the Universe. Always knew something was whispering in my Soul guiding my life in general, I just didn’t know how it happened and why it was there, until much later in life.

I have certainly been guided to initiate into the Priestess Path much later in my 30’s. Only then, I became more determined in healing my wounds from long years of trauma. I also felt my heart wishing to embrace a new Journey of Love by attracting the beloved partner.

Living through the Dark Night of The Soul

The impact of the tragic death of my mother at 17 followed by a karmic relationship that lasted over 22 years, made me dive deeper into a journey of the Mental, Emotional and Spiritual worlds.

These years of pain, trauma and life challenges, pushed me further in a deep journey to remember who I AM and what I am here for.
As a result, I have lived my Journey of Remembering through many stages of Emotions, Learning processes and Acceptance.

I also spent some years researching various themes of Personal Development, Healing, Ancient Wisdom, the Esoteric world, and so much more… Until 2012, I started a different journey with Massage and other studies in different Holistic Therapies ensued allowing me to put in action what I have learned and somehow remembered what my soul yearned all along.

Overall the Journey of Remembering was and is a continuous form of going inwards. It allowed me to gain a deeper perspective of how life is portrayed throughout Time and how we can make the Change in this World.

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My story is all about an initiated path on learning natural ways to healing.

My story in Podcasts:

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!

When Did The Inner Work Start?

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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.

Curiosity: Origin of the Name RivaJazz

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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! ‘

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