The opportunity to participate in the Breathe workshop came into my life when I was at a kind of crossroads mentally. Things I had typically mapped out for my life had not really panned out and I felt stuck in a rut. Going through this workshop helped me to deeply introspect and better understand the mental needs and burdens I was holding onto - these were things that were somewhat the source of my stress. Something as simple as focus on your breathing and using that to let go of things was like a revelation. I am happy I went through this experience and feel more connected with myself than I had probably going into it.
Thank you Shivi Dua for such an effortless workshop! Breathe has really benefited me in dealing and recognising deeper aspects of my life! It has also enabled me to believe the process and concept of effortlessness! I feel I understood and experienced what is effortlessness through this workshop because to look at it and as you say breathing and exhaling are the everyday processes that we do and if we put our awareness to it , it is efforts and effortlessness both depending on our perception of it and so is life the same way!! Thank you for introducing me to the effortlessness of living life peacefully and in present moment! I would highly recommend this workshop to each and everyone who is seeking peace in their daily lives!!
As a first time attendee of any sort of healing class I found this one to be very easy to connect with and instantly helpful. I have learned the technique to breathe and am using it daily to help manage my stress and be present in the moment. I can see it already improving my mindset and relationship with my family. I highly recommend this class!
The workshop has made me understand how we keep on holding on to small small things which eventually become so big that they start interfering and troubling us mentally & physically. Just like little little objects make this beautiful universe, tiny tiny cells in our bodies makes us...same way how these little small things , emotions keep piling up inside us, slowly becoming bigger and toxic in nature. It becomes more tough for us to let them go! The workshop I don't know how( I guess magically) brought these changes in me : *I am sleeping very soundly. *My digestion has become better. *I am surprisingly getting watchful (better than ever before) for each moment of my everyday life which is now seeming so precious, beautiful and profound! In short, I am valuing each moment! All we have to do, when in doubt, breathe in and simply breathe out!
After doing BREATHE WORKSHOP I have been initiated into understanding ‘holding on’ and ‘letting go’ very deeply. I feel that as we grow up we become possessive of our lives and the events that happen with us including the emotions that we experience through these events. We hold on to the material, the relationships and the loved ones. We lose awareness of the divinity present in these events, things and people. We even fail to realise that our presence in this physical world is something that is a part of The Creation and not something that is happening by our actions. Our actions are a part of The Creation. We create much struggle and stress to keep everything as we want. I am starting to understand that actually we are meant to just experience everything and everybody and let go. When we apply this learning in our breathing which is the basis of our physical existence, we are able to release a lot of stress and toxins that we have unknowingly accumulated in our body.The breathing exercises that we learn in this workshop are very simple to follow. Doing them regularly has made me aware of so much that I have been holding onto. The whole process has helped me improve my health.
Before I started the Breathe workshop, I didn’t have a lot of expectations. There were things going on in my life but I never made the association that breathe could help me overcome those. I was struggling with a sense of loss of control over my life and was very stressed about the future because there was so much uncertainty. But with breathe I realised that the truth is that there are few things in life that we have any control over and that’s not a bad thing. I learnt to let go the need to control my life and the future. Most importantly I was able to work on letting go of the need for a future, focusing instead on the present and what is, rather than what can and will be.
The addiction exercise from the Breathe Workshop is really cool - Today I switched off my phone for like 6-7 hours and didn’t get the urge to check it. I had such a good restful sleep instead of constantly scanning my phone for something or the other.The addiction exercise from the Breathe Workshop is really cool - Today I switched off my phone for like 6-7 hours and didn’t get the urge to check it. I had such a good restful sleep instead of constantly scanning my phone for something or the other.
Breathe has taught me how to deal with the most common problems/situations that people face, or when they are triggered or affected by something. As a student, I have to deal with a variety of challenges. The Breathe workshop assisted me in growing, changing, accepting my changes, and letting go of things over which I had no control. The sessions instilled in me a great deal of courage and self-assurance. I was having issues like not being able to get enough sleep, having difficulty studying, and having always felt self-conscious. I've felt and seen a significant difference in myself attending those sessions. Shivi aunty used to patiently listen to our difficulties, and I used to like conversing with her.
Breathe is a deceptively simple yet extremely powerful workshop! It has helped me in dealing with my stress and anxiety in the daily life and has given me a lot of clarity and direction about certain unacceptable life situations that existed since many years. My sleep cycles, that were disturbed since more than 3 years are also slowly getting better and I’m able to get into deep sleep mode easily now! The exercises are extremely simple, yet have the power to diffuse negative emotions such as anger, fears instantaneously and align you with the current moment, so that you can begin to enjoy life in this very moment Itself!
Breathe is a workshop that guided me about how to recognize and release deep seated emotional & mental stresses. It teaches not only a breathing practice, but equips one with profound, quick & effective ways of pinpointing the root causes behind various issues one is faced with in the course of life. The exercises introduced during the course of the workshop work through conscious thoughts, to recognize even subconscious patterns and that helps alleviate life experiences that are a result of those thought patterns. The entire experience taught me the importance and power of letting go.
As I am moving forward in my journey I am truly recognizing myself through Serenity Surrender healing modality. SS has helped me in discovering my power. Many times I often find myself in conflicts/choices; I have learnt options available will only distract me from the fact that any choice I will only recognize myself. It has a beautiful way of healing which has shifted my awareness from others to myself.
Serenity Surrender is a rarest blessing to me. It's an ultimate answer to all my prolonged quests regarding physical, metaphysical, religious and psychological existence of humans. It's a complete curriculum for the school of life and a testament for empowering souls.
SS has given me a new lease of life. My alienated inner self is now opening up to the rainbow of life, absorbing the colors of it and radiating with the reflection of divine light.
SS has helped me answer most of the ‘whys’ and all of the 'why me's’ in life. It opened me to embrace my emotions of anger, grief, frustration, control, fear - to finally be able to witness - self love, peace and joy within. SS is not a shortcut to living life, but it is a journey of self discovery through life situations with the destination being, ‘deeper understanding of ourselves’.
SS has not only taught the meaning of life but seeing the life from a very different angle. Before SS there was so much confusion about life and religion. Now it has become clear like a mirror where there is no fear of God as earlier we had all been conditioned to fear God, going to hell and heaven etc. In other words the life itself has become simpler. And I am truly very happy. I feel a transformation within myself. This change in self and in my family is quite noteworthy. We all in our family feel afresh and easy going, more stronger to face the challenges of life itself.
SS made me accept myself, from my idiosyncrasies to my fears and my insecurities. It helped me carve myself out and made me see my real self..I was raw, I was wounded, I was damaged, and I fell in love with that person. SS made me see things from a new perspective where it was no longer about positive & negative, it was all about me and there was no judgement, there was an awakening with a new awareness. SS truly is a journey from self-inflicting judgement to living in awareness & acceptance. You just don’t practice, you become SS.
I have never planned my life but always knew that there is some power who is deciding for me and yes, when I joined SS I knew exactly what it is . For me SS is something which gives me clarity in my journey . SS has made me a more confident person over these years, has also changed my perceptions & the way I look at situations. It takes away all the baggage we carry like judgement, grudges and all other negative emotions which take over our peace from us. I have learnt that for all the conflicts that we carry, the seed for the same is within us only . All that you have to do is dig in and understand your choices which leads you to a better and peaceful life.
Serenity Surrender (SS) opened me spiritually, it is here where I learnt that while we look for a 'cause' outside of us it actually lies within and the effect is what we experience outside. I learnt that it is through knowing yourself you start valuing yourself and everything. This brings within you an acceptance that unfolds life beautifully thereon. Thank you Serenity Surrender!
I am an inquisitive soul always seeking to understand why I experience, what I experience. This set forth my journey of reading various books to get answers until I met Serenity Surrender (SS). After becoming SS beacon I started seeking answers within and with every experience, I dwell deeper. I became aware of my potential to live life with awareness. I feel, I'm more courageous in dealing with life because I know I'll recognize myself through every situation.
Over my years of inner gauging through Serenity Surrender, I have learnt to understand and feel the emotions of people and relationships around me as a projection of the aspects of my life. The journey continues to be beautiful as I allow my emotions, perspectives and expressions to breathe in each moment. Serenity Surrender has taught me about the 'life being less ordinary' when I believe that 'life is for simply living'.
Serenity Surrender is a way to help one to understand themselves in a very deep manner. Every problems that one goes through always stems from a negative belief that one is unaware of and holding on to. SS helps one to recognise that limiting belief within for the current challenging situations and helps one to go beyond the situation. It helps one to connect with their own inner power in a very powerful yet simple way to transcend their own self created limitations.
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”, “think good thoughts”, “be non-violent in thought, word and deed” – my inability to understand such phrases, as well as questions of how to precisely be and live in this world (essentially how to “save” myself from it); and what, if anything, could be done about my inner angst and grief that no words, thoughts or understanding would suffice to get to the bottom of – this is a short list of woes that I sought relief from, when I approached Serenity Surrender as a healing modality. What I received in return was this fantastic trove of wisdom about the nature of self and a practice that taught me how to understand myself through all my experiences (particularly the pesky ones), inner and outer, in order to integrate them through that wonderful process known as “witnessing”, to become whole and complete in any moment, on an ongoing basis.
Serenity Surrender for me is a laser light that guided me to the track within. It brought my whole attention to self, and as I started looking within , understanding self, addressing my baggage of emotions, my pain, my abundance, I slowly started accepting them and started feeling light ,very light in my day to day life. I learnt to stop running away and playing martyr in my relationships. Serenity Surrender is a way of life we were born with it. In growing up it just got totally out of site.
I have been following it since 2015 and seen tremendous results in my life, be it relationship issue, professional issue or any body ailment. I stopped blaming others, problems still come as it is life , then now I have learnt to respond rather than react.
I am also a teacher for basic three days workshop of it.
With Serenity Surrender (SS) by my side I feel empowered. Empowered to lead the same life with more awareness and acceptance of myself and my situations. Earlier I used to feel at the mercy of my destiny. Now the meaning of destiny has changed for me. I now understand and realise whatever happened in my life and whatever is still happening is all that I wished to experience.It is so empowering and interesting to realise the power that we all are born with however are completely unaware of. SS has made me realise each moment how I create my own realities. Changing my realities and accepting the same are all in my hands.All I can add here is I never depended so much on myself and my hidden powers before I made SS my way of life. Thank you so much SS for making me realise my own strengths.
Three years ago, when I was in a lot of mess, my friend introduced me to Shivi and Serenity Surrender (SS). I was expecting to meet a counsellor, so when she started her healing session, being unprepared for it, I started doubting its efficacy. I just couldn't comprehend what was happening. But what I experienced in the following months was unbelievable. I had so much mental clarity, because of which, I was doing all the things that I always wanted to do. I was showered with so many opportunities from so many places. It was simply magical. Of course I did not know it then, that my altered beliefs were attracting the good things into my life.As time passed, I was back to my old self again and was wondering how I could experience that bliss again. There was also this one issue, that was really bothering me and I could find no way out of it. I prayed to God to help me. Within 15 minutes my friend called, and informed me that we were going to have a basic workshop in Pune in April 2011. I couldn't believe it. SS was the answer to my prayer! SS has made possible, all the things that I always dreamt of doing. It has also made possible, things which I never thought I would do. At the same time SS has helped me to know what I should hold onto and what I should let go.Prior to SS I was aware of the Vedanta philosophy, but was unable to put all of it into practice. SS has helped me do that. With SS there is so much more acceptance of myself than before.Recently I faced a major health issue. I kept healing myself as I have learnt in SS, and throughout this trying period I was able to maintain my calm. I hope to soon recover from it completely. SS has become a part of my life or rather a way of life for me. I now look at life as an adventure and a mystery to be unraveled!
Before learning SS, it was hard for me to trust anyone. And I always thought that trust is something which people should generate within me about their honesty and reliability. However, after healing myself for about 5-6 months for various issues, I realised that if you can't trust people then it is but a reflection of your own deep-rooted distrust on self. The beauty of SS is that when you heal a particular issue, not only that but several other issues get resolved. I never healed myself for not being able to trust, but I don't know when through healing I started trusting. Trust is the most beautiful thing on earth. It gives you so much of peace within. Being able to trust your evolution and feel that whatever happened to you only happened to bring you where you are today is nothing more than a blessing! The ideas that I found in SS and your book are very similar to the ones I found in other books such as The Secret. But no book could ever teach me how to change my impulsive behaviour and how to come in awareness of my self! Thank you so much Shivi Dua for the beautiful SS. I love you for restoring peace into my life!
My son (then 5) was suffering from alopecia. There are no medicines to cure it. Doctors use steroids to treat it. The most astonishing fact about alopecia is that, the reason why it happens, what triggers it, has not been completely brought out. So here I was helpless, in despair, agonised to see my child losing chunks of hair every day. Doctors would say ‘steroids are the only thing to treat it’, ‘Get a wig made for him’, ‘and Do hair weaving’ and the suggestions were endless. At this point GOD seemed had decided not to look at me and my son. Each day took me backwards, full of complains, blames, insecurities. Those few months seemed years and very difficult to live. But there was something that was guiding me. Even in this state I had the courage to say no to steroids. I would buy the medicines prescribed by the doctors but hardly ever used any. I knew it wasn’t helping. One question that kept on banging me “If there’s a problem, there has to be a solution”. So I reached Shivi Dua (Healer) and a naturopath.Both Shivi and this doctor (I haven’t met in person till date) assured me my son will be fine. That there are no medicines required, some oils and that’s all. (This was when every doctor I met had strictly told me not to use oil on his head). Shivi guided me how it was my karma to experience it. Gradually my son was getting better. Today in one and half years he’s back to his normal self. I was told by the doctor that it will take 3 years for my son.
Was it destiny, thought or prayer I do not know, but my introduction to Shivi Dua, was nothing short of a miracle in itself across time and distance. Shivi has been a source of immense positive energy and has taught me to master over self limiting beliefs. Over a series of intense healing sessions , I realised the immense power of her healings and believe me, each session left me physically healthier, clearer in the mind, energised, focussed and ready to face any challenge . Healing sessions with Shivi have had a miraculuos effect on my life and as the therapy continues my belief in my connection with the creator gets stronger by the moment. May the Creator bless her to help us all.....always.
The workshop was enabling. A new concept was introduced, yet the format across 3 days made the absorption process simple and easy on me. The idea of imparting his knowledge in a group (as against individual) has been helpful in quick absorption. Would wish to practice the learning and progress towards a follow on/next stage workshop when ready.
Serenity through Surrender has the power to make our lives peaceful and beautiful. I am blessed to be a part of this workshop and to have Shivi Dua as my mentor.
This workshop is a path which leads to self improvement and it promises a better life. It brings positivity in every aspect of life. The best part is that we can bring up any and every issue without any shame or fear and a promise to get rid of them. I can see light, hope, happiness, celebration coming ahead after being a part of it.
Shivi you are a powerful teacher, able to teach the most esoteric truths so simply that even the most uninitiated can begin to understand spirituality. Your aura, your presence fills the room with a quiet dignity which automatically creates a spirit of respect in the room, both for you and for the fellow classmates. I loved the partner exercises which allowed me to know each of my classmates on a very personal level. I think the workshop, the way it is structured is structured to perfection as each topic builds on the last one. I think you are so pure and beautiful in spirit and because of that the workshop had a divine energy. Thank you for letting me be a part of the magic.
A very good workshop. It brought experiential learning to a number of things we knew only intellectually. The group exercises were very nice and best was when the experience during those exercises brought about a shift. I am looking forward to using the learnings into practice. Some practical examples of how the clair senses develop over a period of time will help. Overall, a great experience!
On the first day of my SS workshop I started feeling the positive changes in and arround me. Earlier I always use to wonder, where will I go after death, where I have come from,whatever is to be is to be... and most frequently, what is the purpose of my being? Am I here to perform my daily chores and die one day and with the death all the restlessness and anxiety will be gone forever? or am I happy with the way I am and with whatever I am doing....... on and on these thoughts used to occupy my mind and guided my actions. After completion of the basic workshop, all of a sudden I got not only the answers of all my questions but also got a new understanding of my present life and the connection of my strong believes with my past life. I feel like a small kid who did not know how to take even a few steps, got a powerful tool that helped him not only to walk but also take a giant leap. SS has given me the understanding of living each moment in awareness of the Creator's power inside and arround myself but also the power of Surrender...my sincere thanks to you shivi,for being my guide,motivator and trainer.
It’s been a wonderful learning experience with Shivi and SS participants. I personally think the whole SS process is very simple, effective and powerful. Shivi’s dedication in teaching SS is worth appreciation.
It has been a wonderful experience. The understanding that has come makes me feel my power. I actually have a feeling of relief that nothing outside me is responsible for what is happening in my life.Earlier I lived only in the past/future but I am now feeling relaxed and not wanting to live anywhere but in the present. Thank you Shivi for a beautiful experience.