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I want to live in a world where yoga is medicine, desire is celebrated, everyone’s default state is wellbeing, and dancing in the streets is highly encouraged if not mandatory.
With my passion for movement my first love was dance – everything from ballet to hip hop – and I was a dance teacher for many years. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 25 and given a 30% chance of survival that I explored yoga, first as a way to manage pain, and then to heal and regain strength.
Since returning to full health I have made yoga, meditation and daily contemplation a regular part of my life and feel better than ever for it. I healed my body, overcame fears around my illness and found a way to live fully, with grace, gratitude and an open heart.
As a yoga teacher in the style of Embodied Flow, I am sought after for my breadth of knowledge, empowering approach and attention to awakening – be it physical, mental and emotional. Through the complimentary tools of yoga and desire mapping I am a master at helping clients unwind unhelpful habits, patterning, tension and thoughts and in the process guiding them to feel, know and reveal the best version of themselves for a life well lived.
In additional to my wellness journey, I spent 11 years working in public relations across large multi-nationals, investment banks, government and the third sector. I know first hand what stress and imbalance does to our bodies and the value of desire mapping to reset our focus and find a greater sense of ease and flow.
When I'm not on the mat I'm finding my yoga on the snow, in the water, or basking in the sunshine on my deck with a good book. I relish simple daily pleasures to make love with life - creating through cooking, impromptu movement with a rocking playlist, walking my dog on the beach and a great glass of NZ pinot noir paired with soul deep conversation with friends. When my schedule allows, exploring many an intrepid destination really turns me on!
Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?
I'd been following Danielle for a while through a recommendation from a friend. Danielle's Fire Starter Sessions got me hooked, so when the Desire Map was launched I was an early adopter... as soon as it arrived I took myself on a mini-retreat across a few afternoons at home and the course for my soul was set.
Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.
My husband and I were both drowning in corporate jobs (me PR and the boy finance) and we knew a circuit breaker was needed by the end of the year, we just didn't know what. We toyed with a few business ideas, did a few online courses to re-skill, but nothing quite lined up with how we wanted to feel. And then one day I was introduced to a friend of a friend that led to a job offer to teach in Bali. We had a house with a large mortgage, a beloved dog and quite a few logistical challenges but the answer was clear. We wanted to feel FREE and Bali would definitely enable that. We were sold - even though details of how we'd make it work weren't clear I said yes, and everything fell into place. That was three years ago and both of us have vowed to never don a suit again.
Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?
Through teaching yoga I'm acutely attuned to the repercussions of people allowing themselves to go through the motions with a poor quality of attention. And that's what I see off the mat too - many of us have indulged a really shite quality of attention when it comes to, oh you know, irreverent *sarcasm* things like HOW WE WANT TO LIVE. I'm calling people out. It's not good enough. My spiritual grenade to really wake up to the importance of attention and getting clear with how I wanted to feel was bowel cancer at 25. My passion is to inspire awesomeness and invoke awakening before a throw down from the universe like the ol C, but to be sure I will throw a few (loving) spiritual grenades your way.
"Adele is AMAZING! I can't rave about this woman enough. She radiates this infectious energy that cannot help to be inspirational! I really enjoyed the yoga, and I really felt that Adele's combination of yoga and with CDFs, it had a powerful impact on my mind, body and soul. It was the most beautifully awesome thing I have ever experienced!"
Leanne, Mt Maunganui NZ
"Adele is so welcoming and a real inspiration. Changes I've made since the retreat have been really profound. I bring my Core Desired Feelings to life every day. I've taken up weekly yoga after 10 years of not practicing. I feel a lot calmer and assured after the retreat that I am able to create the life I want. I feel amazing!"
Therese, Auckland NZ
"Adele is a wonderful spirit. She created a sacred space, with incredible women. Many breakthroughs, revelations, lots of laughter, some tears, many emotions. Adele's philosophy of using the body to access feelings is genius, allowing me to feel and respond to many feelings in the present moment and really ingrate the material in a potent way."
Sara, Auckland NZ
"The workshop inspired me to really consider how certain situations in my life made me feel. Not even to directly change them, but just to start to be aware of how I feel, which is incredibly valuable. Adele has beautifully unique way of offering the experience of diving deep into your feelings in a light hearted and playful manner."
Danielle, Auckland NZ
"I have been to a lot of personal development courses and found this to be on of the most significant for me. I really liked the combination of yoga and movement with the desire mapping process. I discovered a CDF that was completely unexpected in that it didn't relate to any personal development work that I had done before - quite life changing!"
Felicity, Auckland NZ
"Adele brings such a beautiful, inspiring and uplifting energy to the Desire Mapping experience. She really magnifies things by skilfully intertwining yogic practices and philosophies with the CDF work, exponentially increasing the level of inspiration and true felt sense within each participant. So potent."
Jessica, Auckland NZ
"Invigorating. Inspiring. Soul-lifting. It was a stunning experience full of warm, friendly people and insanely good vibes, thanks to Adele's open-hearted approach. She knows her stuff and I couldn't think of a better person to facilitate such a honest, sort-of-terrifying-but-the-good-sort-of-terrifying journey. Her soul sparkles bright indeed!"
MaiLynn, Wellington NZ
"I pushed & pulled, stretched & grew. I laughed, I saw others hurt & it opened up my own. I healed. I yoked to words & beliefs I can practice. Thanks Adele for showing me how."
Amber, Wellington NZ
"I've plunged forward 10 years in wisdom but gotten younger, my youthful spirit is on full beam! I'm so excited to feel this way. Thank you Adele for a beautiful, nourishing weekend."
Emma, Wellington NZ
"Adele is one of life's treasures, she has a heart of gold and an amazing way of working with people to bring out the best in you and motivate you to follow your needs and desires."
Lisa, Wellington NZ
“Adele, you have been such an inspiration and motivator for me… My time with you will stay with me for the rest of my days.”
"Adele is the most inspiring yoga teacher with the most soul replenishing words of guidance."
One to one coaching packages infused with the Desire Map.
Discover your core desired feelings for lighting up your life in 2017 and beyond.
New Year's is a time for resolutions but all too often the resolutions we make go un-fulfilled because were doing it backwards. Discover a new way to map out what you desire in 2017, with practices to reveal what's truly meaningful for you and tools to make it happen.
Adele Kinghan is back at Yoga Sanctuary to facilitate a 3-day workshop that will skilfully intertwine both Eastern Enlightenment philosophies and Western frameworks including Desire Mapping to help you navigate a unique start to 2017 infused with energy and authentic intention.
She will offer a fresh perspective on goal setting with the richness of the science of yoga as the backdrop, specifically the chakra system as a way of understanding life, your role in it, and what it is you seek.
The Desire Map Experience: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul (MP3)
The Desire Map Daily: A Guide to Feeling Your Power Everyday (MP3)
The Fire Starter Sesssions Facilitator Program
The Fire Starter Sessions + The Desire Map Facilitator Program Bundle
The Creation Space Meditation Kit
The Creation Space Meditation Kit (Friend Bundle)
The Love + Radiance Meditation Kit
The Love + Radiance Meditation Kit (Friend Bundle)
The Embrace Meditation Kit
The Embrace Meditation Kit (Friend Bundle)
The Desire Map Book Club Bundle
#Truthbomb Card Deck - Volume 1
#Truthbomb Card Deck - Volume 2
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