Life Spirit Healing
Adora’s 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, 2013 and continues to participate in her Tara Practice.
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 4245 Capitola Rd, Ste 103, Capitola, California.
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 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.
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 Capitola.
In 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 positively change and compensate for gene variations that contributes to how well your body ages.
In 2012 Adora Joined two health and wellness companies, Nerium and Body by Vi.
In November of 2012 Adora joined her present location located in Balance Health and Fitness.
A 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 practice.
Adora honors all religions, faiths and spiritual philosophies. She was initiated in the Ruhaniat order of Sufism in 1998 and again in 2007 and is learning to lead Dances of Universal Peace with her teacher Vanessa Hafiza Ragan.
Adora’s Mantra is “ I am here to Bless and Empower all”
“Adora brings to her healing practice a gentle, compassionate strength. She offers a loving, nurturing touch as she gives a massage. The G5 machine is fabulous. Adora is also very knowledgeable in the field of hypnotherapy. She carries the wisdom of over 25 years of experience in the medical-corporate world as well as a mother of 2 grown children. Adora is deeply dedicated to supporting individuals on their path. To receive a session with Adora is to receive being loved.”
~Rainya, Santa Cruz, CA
“I have been known to be a skeptic. But, thanks to The Connection Magazine, I have been introduced to several “alternative” experiences that have added joy and comfort to my life. Adora Deva’s Light Therapy is one of these experiences which I am so excited to share with you. I have major sleep problems. A good night’s sleep has evaded me for years. I went for one Light Therapy Session with Adora…and, I actually fell asleep on the table! When I awakened, my body and mind felt like I had actually slept for hours! Then, Adora gave me a glass of cool water with a tangerine essential oil adding a wonderful conclusion to the therapy! If you need rest, sleep, ease of aches and pains, I urge you to see Adora. Her kindness and sincere interest in your complete well being is so evident. You will be rewarded with the benefits of her services, and you will enjoy her as well!!”