Anara Durand

Anara has journeyed through the world of dance since early childhood.

In her teens and early twenties, she studied contemporary, flamenco, contact improvisation, jazz, Egyptian Raqs sharqi & nomadic dance in London, Somerset and Egypt. She regularly attended barefoot, shamanic and ecstatic dance sessions and found a love and authentic attraction towards ecstatic dance, leading to a practice of Gabrielle Roth's 5Rythms for over 25 years.

At the age of 18, Anara was introduced to a pioneering hypnotherapist & reiki master; Christine Green, an extraordinary therapist and founder of Wellbeing Consultancy in the UK.

She began an intensely transformational and educational journey with Christine, learning about the positive alchemy that can take place between mind, body & spirit, with access to tools used in hypnotherapy & psychotherapy such as Austin Technique, N.L.P, Brandon Bays 'The Journey', E.F.T, Hypno-Analysis, to name but a few. She learnt how to re-programme the subconscious and to heal the root cause of historical or ancestral karma.

She has also learnt several healing modalities including reiki, shamanic, sound and crystal healing.

Anara  adapted  some of the methodologies to fit within her work as an holistic dance movement practitioner.

She spent a year studying Acting, Voice and Movement at Central School of Speech & Drama, and a degree in Fine Art at Central St. Martins where she developed a love for landbased art. This led to her studying  permaculture and sustainable community development. She lived for a year in the woods at an eco permaculture educational community in north Devon where she took part in teaching permaculture, introducing people to the concept of rewilding and converting zones of the forest from commercial pine into a woodland of native species. She then spent a year at Eco Forest, a permaculture community in Southern Spain, where she took part in teaching permaculture and  brought her art practice and holistic dance movement therapy to the land. 

She found that raw nature provided a more sincere mirror for her clients and explored the ways in which together rewilding and holistic dance movement could support the whole being and the community.

She has studied professional diplomas in hypnotherapy, past life regression therapy, safe and effective dance practice at the British Ballet Organisation and attended  for a year of dance movement psychotherapy at University. She is currently studying a Masters degree in History of Art at Bristol University. Anara is also a reiki master and sound healer, poet and author of mythical childrens' stories, set in magical landscapes. 

"Your work is cutting edge" 

Clare - Uk

''Anara's dance form is a Great Initiation into self discovery, to be able to express and harness a special Medicine that emerges from our Genetic Global Heritage."

Louise - Uk

"Just to say thank you for helping me gain such confidence to allow me to feel free and confident enough to let go  all on my own !.  It was a first for me and a positive experience, I am grateful for the environment you have created which allows us all to feel secure enough to do this.  "

Susan - Uk

 "The readings I've had with Anara were so on point. One where we solely focused upon love within seconds into the reading she described a person dear to my heart.. describing him in detail physically and soulfully as if she knew him and our connection. She guided me into holding the vision of what was best for both of our highest good and helped me alchemize the purest essence of love. She brought me back into my power during a time of powerlessness. Anara also cleared a lot of stuck family energy that was really hindering me from moving forward. During the holistic hypnotherapy regression, she brought me through in utero and cleared energy from my time in my mother's womb and then guided me further back to source and then my past life, connecting with my authentic soul self, my light energy and through this, then aligning with my present self and my past life self and source to receive healing through my energy body. All the tools she harmoniously used, working together so that I could answer questions about my soul purpose from my higher self via my subconscious and this was just in one session! I look forward to processing all of this work on a deeper level and then again doing more work with Anara in the near future. I've tried many modalities and worked with many people over the last 15 years but Anara is right up there for me and I feel by doing her Wyse Woman Alchemy Retreat in February, I can finally clear my fog and allow my vision and purpose to be seen and acted upon. Thank you Anara for guiding me back to my light."

Jennifer, County Clare, Ireland 2020