~ Adora Deva-Transformational Coach and Wellness practitioner ~
Adora’s heart philosophy is to inspire and empower people to recognize their own magnificence and divinity.

Trainings: Adora’s early work in the medical profession began as a Certified Medical Assistant supporting MD's in patient care from 1979 to 1990 in Santa Cruz, California. Working as a western medical professional, Adora gained insight into one of her core beliefs at the foundation of her work and interest in the medical field. This, now recognized, core belief is that lasting health and wellness occur only when we are inspired and empowered to recognize our own magnificence and divinity. Adora's insight into the nature of spirit-mind-body wellness and unity was later to inspire her study of the healing arts, and has helped shape the commitment that guides her Life Spirit Healing practice today. Her long-time dedication to the study and practice of safe, effective, healing techniques both modern and ancient includes leading-edge healing technologies, somatic therapies, passive and active energy-medicine, powerful shamanic healing practices, and more.

Adora expanded her understanding of the magnificence and divinity of personal self-expression with her then growing interest in Divine Dance. She began practicing Sufi Dance and Dances of Universal Peace in the late '70s and certified as a Dance leader in 2019. She leads dances once a month at The Center for Spiritual Living. Adora has always loved dance and in 1990 she delved into religious studies and dance at Cabrillo College. Her interest in Divine Dance led her to teach her own classes in 'Ecstatic Dance – Dance Your Prayers' in Santa Cruz from 2003 to 2005, and to participate in her first performances of 'The Twenty-One Praises of Tara' under the guidance of Prema Dasara in 2006. She continues her love and study of Tara dances, and teaches as well. View classes here

Her interest in healing and spiritual practices inspired Adora to receive Reiki Master certification in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing from Jeanine Sande in 2001. In 2002, she began her study and practice of Hawaiian Temple Bodywork Lomilomi – Ke Ala Hoku, with ‘Iolani Grace Emmanuel which is based on the shamanic healing practices of the ancient Hawaiian Kahuna.

Adora began her own healing practice in Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz in 2002, initially offering Reiki and Lomilomi and offering additional modalities as time progressed. In 2008, she opened her first 'Life Spirit Healing' practice location in the 'Oriental Healing Arts' building in Scotts Valley with Stephanie Di Pietro, Licensed Acupuncturist.

Then in 2009, Adora relocated her 'Life Spirit Healing' practice into the Lotus Holistic Healing Institute in Capitola. At the end of 2012 Adora moved her practice into Balance Health and Fitness with Genea Sparks, and then spent three years at Thrive Natural Medicine, followed by four years with Dr. Resnec-Sannes. Her practice is presently in Santa Cruz at her home healing center.

Adora's energy-medicine studies include Chi-Gong and Power Healing practice with Patricia Smith using Dr. Zhi Gang Sha's Power Healing methods in 2004 and 2005. She also has studied Chi-Aura Integration energy-medicine with Master Timothy Dunphy beginning in 2004, and received 'Chi-Aura Integration Practitioner' certification in 2008. Adora studied and began practicing Bio-Genesis ® Crystal Healing in 2004 and sometimes uses this remarkable crystal healing system in conjunction with Usui Reiki energy-medicine which she calls crystal Reiki healing.

In 2005, Adora studied Hypnotherapy with Rainya Marsha Dann, Director of the Institute of Transpersonal Studies in Santa Cruz receiving Hypnotherapist certification. In 2006, she received Alchemical and Clinical Hypnotherapist certification, Voice Dialogue Facilitator, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and ordination as a Universal Life Minister. She also served as assistant for the training in 2007 & 2008 and still to this day she assist from time to time.

Adora has studied Tantra since 2000. She has studied with such teachers as Margo Anand, Charles and Caroline Muir, and Bodhi Avinasha in Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga. She has also coordinated Tantra Seminars in 2007 for Charles Muir and Leah Alhcin.

In 2006, Adora received sessions on the Photo Facial and Photon Therapy system with very positive results. In 2008, Adora received training in, and now offers sessions using, the Photo Facial and Photon Therapy system for her clients at her 'Life Spirit Healing’ practice in Santa Cruz.

In 2007, Adora was trained in the use of the G5 ® Handheld Massage Therapy System which provides somatic therapies such as deep muscle relaxation, lymphatic detoxification, circulatory stimulation, edema and scar tissue reduction, exfoliation, cellulite reduction, and more.

In 2008 Adora began learning about Aromatherapy and Young Living essential oils and uses them in her practice today combining them with massage/Raindrop Technique and hypnotherapy.

In 2009 Adora trained in integrative massage and Polarity Therapy at Cypress Health Institute.

Also in 2009 Adora learned and began practicing The Emotional Freedom Technique with her clients as well as helped facilitate some workshops. In 2015 Adora became an advanced level practitioner with Theta Healing studying with Lynda Chaikin.

2021-2022 13 Moon Priestess training with Nadine Keller in the Ariel Spilsbury tradition.

Adora honors all religions, faiths and spiritual philosophies. She was initiated in the Ruhaniat order of Sufism in 1998 with Jemila Rose and again in 2007 with her present teacher Mariam Baker. Her main Mantra: “I am here to Bless and Empower All” Om Tare! May my Life be a Prayer.

Listen to an interview with Adora on Divine Groove Radio.

Episode 15: Adora Deva and the Cures for What Ails You


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