Hi, Welcome 🙂
I’m Raneesha, the founder of Radiant Roots.
I am a Somatic Embodiment Practitioner, and Mindfulness Teacher and Mind-Body Educator. I am also a trained dancer in Indian Arts.
Radiant Roots is an initiative born out of the interweaving of many streams within my personal life, that of those around me and those before me.
Mind-body connection was introduced to me through South Asian Dance training which I have been practicing for 20 years. The practice, mythologies and origins of ancient arts held rich information about our inward journey.
Parallel to that, as a software engineer, I was interested in how things fit together, how they operate, function, and dysfunction. I was interested in solving problems, analysing root causes, and formulating models about how things worked.
Both interests – the inner world and ‘how things fit’ were distinct forms of what I was really interested in deep down – the makings of our human experience.
This understanding took on a new level when my own mind and body began seeking desperate help. The mental and emotional extremes I had registered as ‘normal’ and ‘what everyone goes through’ were swept well under the rug. This is when my understanding of mind-body connection went from intellectual to experiential.
Healing was an Everest – challenging, empowering. A history of inter-generational, cultural and collective trauma played a key role. What appeared as physical, emotional and mental extremes eventually revealed a much bigger picture. It required relearning, resourcing, rearranging and rebuilding. I started training in meditation where a world of discovery unfolded. Meditation, embodiment, and mind-body studies paved a clearing through which the entire mess gradually revealed and unpicking this became the most interesting thing I did and will continue to do.
At present, I am a Somatic Embodiment Practitioner, Mindfulness Teacher, and an advocate of Inner Wellbeing.
I am currently:
*Accredited by the Complementary Medical Association
I understand it’s important for anyone intending to work with me to understand my influences. My work brings together:
My work is insured and I undergo regular supervision. While formal training has been imperative for context and information, my daily practices inform my work significantly, having had more than 25000 hours of personal practice.
I continue to practice, learn, and evolve each day. The teachings of great teachers, philosophers, mystics, authors, scientists, women, men, and children continue to influence me each day. I hope to use Radiant Roots as a way to contribute back to the past, present and future generation.
If you would like to have a conversation about working together, do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂
My Warmest Wishes,
Raneesha Manoharan, MCMA