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Olivia Gidman

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  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Being a catalyst for change & yoga t...
  • school, college, uni - however the w...
  • From Home's where the heart is..& that's usually where i lay my head
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Setting up an Eduction centre in Nepal to hold retreats, workshops, classes ranging from self sustainable living, eco-buildings, yoga, dance, music, retreats, supporting the youth. If the system was to collapse, do you have the skills and knowledge to support yourselves?

Help support and be apart of the team: https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/education-centre-nepal

Remember to be aware of the breath! and unleashing the hidden treasures deep in the subconscious ;)

ABOUT ME

ooooh i've been told so many things so all depends on however you perceive me to be as really! So far some of these; Unique, A bit STUPID/SILLY, RANDOM, POSITIVE, THOUGHTFUL, BLUNT, IMPULSIVE, PATIENT, CRAZY, Special, Chilled, Spontaneous, independent, dreamer, free-spirited, creative, open minded, accepting, happy & peaceful...that will do for now!

Try to live for the present moment out of my bag! Love dancing, smiling, loving, laughing, developing, making, learning, teaching, working, playing, doing, moving, observing..and nothing!
Giving and live in love. Enjoy the most simplest things and find peace amongst the chaos!
Help others wherever and whenever possible.
Put my trust in the universe, follow the flow, and learn from the journey..and hopefully remember it..my memory is pretty shocking but whatever!

Apart from keeping up yoga and meditation, i also like to delve into many things, depends what i feel like doing on the day!
Love doing anything creative..actually i'll continue in the 'interests'! ..

Try to be aware at every moment and put energy towards my inward journey... not only to become a better person each and everyday, but to help others around me along the way..."we cannot share with others what we do not have within" ..ahhh! :)

PHILOSOPHY

It's not from me but i'll break the rules..."IF YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU THINK YOU CAN'T YOU'RE PROBABLY RIGHT!"
-You reap what you sow -

DREAM DREAM DREAM..and make it happen, or wake up & realise you are the dream! You are the author of your own story :-)
Live in love and truth, remain aware and equanimous! :-)

YOu're born with nothing, you die with nothing, why in between does everyone grasp grasp grasp!!

Impermanence 'anicca', nothing stays the same, this too shall pass..to resist change is to suffer.
Learn the art of detachment and you will be freed ;-)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Spread my sillyness, compassion and smiles :)
Teach various styles of yoga, med and pranayama to whoever feels drawn to it or are just curious.
Can host you if and when i have a base in countries otherwise just meet up!!
Look forward to meeting whoever crosses my path next..!!!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All amazing unique experiences :)I've met so many beautiful souls throughout my journey on this planet we call earth! ;)

I'm forever thankful to CS, incredible.I never had any real bad experiences travelling alone in India (well depending on how you perceive situations!..many people think i'm a nutter when they hear some of the experiences!)..i actually recommend going alone. People will bother you constantly but just take time for them and show them love :-)ATTENTION CASANOVAS: NOT INTERESTED IN DATING OR 'HEALING TECHNIQUES' FOR A 'GATEWAY IN!' I make a great friend, little sister or big sister but please dont make assumptions.

visited 18 states (51.4%)

Interests

oooh Sooo many things...

MUSIC- I have a new Ukuleli, so cute! so learningto play that at the mo, and the harmonium. my music collection is completely random, from world music, cheese, pop, country, new age, folk, classical etc...so anything really!

Dancing - All kinds of dancing, be it in my bedroom or out with friends! i love to dance to anything, whether im good or bad at it doesn't matter..!

Being on the beach with the bongo's, reggae, and fire sticks etc is magical...oooh and i love the djambe!!:) LOVE sunrises and sunsets..mmm.

Nature - I love taking myself off into the wilderness and see what crosses my path!..
Animals - ahh i love these too..I always seem to attract them to me and have rescued many in my time.I could spend all day every day just being with them!!hehe. And yep, i don't mind what sort they are!
Spiritual and cultural - interested and open to all aspects.

A few more things such as:
Travelling, WWOOF, Making jewellery and other creative things (making gnomes by needle felting was fun and fake garlics!)..weaving with sheep wool when in uk, Acupressure, Astronomy,Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Reiki, Spinning, Weaving with peg loom!! Felting, Poi, Djambe, the mooon, Aromatherapy - Experimenting and making my own face, body oils and creams is lots of fun, permaculture, eco-living, shamanism , trad-witchcraft, Herbalism, macrame, crystals...anything basically thats not to do with politics, government and all that sort of stuff ;-) !

Besides being interested in many things i believe living in the now, trusting the universe, and having an abundance of love is all you need to live a happy peaceful life! :)

Music, Movies & Books

Love any good film and cosy nights !! :-))
Literally all music, it is food for the soul :)..LOOVE world music, Reggae, new age, african, chillout, indigenous, etc!!
I'm not great with reading fiction. Prefer self development stuff, about the land we live on, connecting to and growing spiritually and all that! eg eckart tolle, autobio of a yogi, paullho colhelo, byron katie all that kinda stuff!

Can rarely remember the names of artists, books, films...to me, the message conveyed is more important than where or who it comes from! If what they are saying has been learnt from life experiences then it transcends all personal beliefs and will hold true no matter who you are or where you're from. ;-)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sooo many...
Breathing...certainly helps me to stay alive and become present.. a huge teacher!
you're better off just asking when i meet u! ;)
Vipassana - a total of 40 days silence along with 400 hours meditation (seperatley!!) powerful intense experience to say the least!! :-))
Caring and loving for street kids.
Lived in Saigon for one year,had a motorbike and drove amongst the literally millions of other bikes...MENTAL!
Paraglided in Nepal amongst Himalayas :)
Scuba diving in Thiland
Everyday in india is incredible enough!
Raised money for prison inmates to spread yoga and mediation - did over 1000 yoga postures in a fixed time! Intense..

Every place i have traveled to and every moment has been equally amazing in its own way :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you whatever you want to know..even if that does mean i have to find out about it first, anything is possible!! ;-)
Yoga, pranayama, meditation!
Beyond the mind, this consciousness as we know it, there is a new state of mind, a new mind itself, which is silent, empty. In this empty state it is one with the world and the universe: it has no separation, no division from anything. It is in another dimension, timeless, in a state of pure energy, love, beyond the mind as we know it...goodluck on your journey realising it,lol :)
Explore the untapped potential of your mental capacity on a regular basis- the results are astounding :)
Your outer world reflects the state of your inner world.
There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self mastery!

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, India, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

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