About Adora ~
heart philosophy is to inspire and empower people
to recognize their own magnificence and divinity.
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 continuing to the present,
and in 1990 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 performances
of 'The Twenty-One Praises of Tara' under the
guidance of Prema Dasara in 2006 and 2009.
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.
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.
in 2009, Adora relocated her 'Life Spirit Healing'
practice into the Lotus Holistic Healing Institute
in Capitola, at 4245 Capitola Rd, Ste 103, Capitola,
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
2005, Adora studied Hypnotherapy with Rainya Marsha
Cross, Director of the Institute of Transpersonal
Studies in Santa Cruz receiving Hynotherapist
certification. In 2006, she received Clinical
Hynotherapist certification and ordination as
a Universal Life Minister. She also served as
assistant for the training in 2007 & 2008
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.
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
2007, Adora was also 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 2009 Adora trained in integrative massage and
Polarity Therapy at Cypress Health Institute.
In 2010 Adora joined Genewize, a Nutrition company that uses your own DNA to customize supplements and skin care. You can positivly change and compensate for gene variations that contributes to how well your body ages.
student of yoga and meditation for many years,
Adora participates in Vinyasa Yoga with Rainya
Marsha Cross and Kriya Hatha Yoga and Meditation
with Babaji's Kriya Yoga. Adora's other interests
include movement practices such as Nia, swimming
as well as sacred mantra (vocal toning) and singing
Adora honors all religions, faiths and spiritual
philosophies. She was initiated in the Ruhaniat
order of Sufism in 1998 and again in 2007.