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Rita Hraiz: A biography on my next Blog Talk Radio Guest

April 21, 2012 By: fiona Category: Fiona and Friends

RITA HRAIZ was born in London in 1963, eldest daughter of an Indian Father and a Lebanese mother, went to a catholic school. Aged 7 her father taught her to meditate by centering her energy at her brow centre. Rita has measured her life by her profound spiritual experiences which she became conscious of at the age of 4 years.

She was also clear that she passionately wanted to be to be a fashion designer at aged 7 and focused much of her thinking around this.  When she was 25 she had already had her clothes featured in British Vogue and had a multi national oil organization backing her collection which she supplied to the likes of Top Shop, H&M Hennes and Miss Selfridge along with Saks 5th Avenue and Galleries La Fayette, initiating manufacturing in various factories in Europe and running her own in house factory in London.

Having achieved all that she had set out to do and realizing this did not give her inner peace or substantial happiness at all, at age 27 she gave up a high profile life style.  By this time she had been featured in Forbes magazine, The Guardian, and countless other high profile newspapers and magazines as well as various radio and tv shows including Jonathan Ross LIVE as an astrologer who designed outfits based on your birth chart. But she gave this all up in order to take a spiritual sabbatical.

Rita who now has four children moved to Glastonbury in 1994 with her eldest 2 boys to live life in a focused meditation regularly getting up at 4am and study esoteric astrology and texts of ageless wisdom after receiving what she considered profound and humbling teachings about the laws of initiation and the 7 rays.

In 1998 two years after her 3rd son Shiloh was born in water and in a powerful state of bliss with each contraction melting into pure white light, Rita began to ground out her spiritual practices and in order to pay bills began the notorious cake business from her home. This was called Seriously Scrumptious and the cakes which were made as an offering to the Divine went on to sell in Harrods food halls, all 17 restaurants of Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Cadbury’s and later Waitrose.

Rita personally pioneered food sales on QVC the shopping channel and succeeded in doing sell out shows at a rate of £45, 000 in 30 minutes. Multi millionaire Phillip Green at one time wanted to buy into her business. However from a place of desperation and pressure she sold out taking on £170 000 debts personally and three weeks later her soul mate died of a road traffic accident just after their baby daughter Shanti Devi was born. She was 5 months old at the time.

This was a very empowering and lucid moment for Rita who feels this also was a profound blessing in her life as tough as it was. Not long after this her clothes brand which has been developed specifically to nourish light workers was born. The Brand is called ‘Rita Hraiz in MUDRA’ . This collection which is inspired by her understanding of colour therapy is stunning and comfortable and has won The Pret a Porter award for best ethical collection. It is designed by Rita to encourage all women to feel comfortable to shine and look beautiful and is available in sizes extra small to XXXL .
Rita feels her highest purpose in this life is to share wisdom as truth teachings from a place of her own self realization and her esoteric studies of the ageless wisdom: this comes from all streams of teachings from the Essenes, Christianity, The Vedas, The Tantric Buddhist teachings and also from the Sufis as well as from sacred medicine plants and the teachings of the indigenous ways.
Rita makes regular time to give esoteric astrology readings on a one to one basis and takes commissions for soul portraits as her personal way to deepen in her meditation and express some of the beauty of her inner world is through her sacred art.

Fiona & Friends: Rita Hraiz in Bliss Talk on the Cosmic Web

April 20, 2012 By: fiona Category: Fiona and Friends

Rita Hraiz is one of those souls who is an absolute delight and inspiration to know. Her vibrant smile and open, embracing energy touches all those she connects with. And it’s my absolute pleasure to have her with me in the virtual Blog Talk Radio studio on Wednesday 25th April.

Rita is perhaps known to some of you as a soul centred astrologer, to others as an amazing designer of gorgeous colour therapy inspired clothing and perhaps to others as a gifted visionary artist. You may also know her from her tantra workshops or esoteric talks and retreats. But the same energy pervades everything she does.

She is uplifting, inspiring and creative and has a deep commitment to truth on all levels.

I would love you to come and tune in as we talk in the show so that you get can to know Rita if you haven’t yet had the pleasure. She has taught and given talks globally over the years and shares her deep esoteric wisdom with those who feel drawn to her.

If you’d like to get some detailed background information about Rita and her work, I’m going to share some links with you to articles that put her life and work into perspective:

- Rita Hraiz: A biography of my next guest on Blog Talk Radio

- Rita Hraiz – blog post on her clothes brand


But there’s a special treat in store for you all this week.

Rita is offering free short astrological readings to those of you who call in live to the studio.

I’ll be sharing with you at the start of the show how you can do this and talk directly to Rita.

So if you’d like to listen to the Blog Talk Radio show live, you can tune in through the following link:


If you can’t manage to join us live, the great news is that this show goes straight into the archive and that means you can listen to it later when you have time.

If you’d like to find out more about Rita’s work, here are some links you might find useful:

Rita Hraiz in Mudra

Soul Centred Astrology

Email Rita


Fiona & Friends: Mark Keane in Bliss Talk on the Cosmic Web

April 09, 2012 By: fiona Category: Fiona and Friends, Meeting Spirit to Spirit

If you have no idea of what kundalini yoga or dance is, please come and tune in to this week’s show. I have the great pleasure of having Mark Keane in the studio with me and he’s going to be telling us about the kundalini energy and how we can harness it in our daily lives.

Mark teaches classes in the Wilder St. Studio in Bristol and is available for individual tuition too.

He also runs an event called Conscious Clubbing which revolves around people connecting consciously and having a good time without having to lose themselves to alcohol, drugs or the like.  When you attend one of these events, not only will you be able to connect with like-minded people who love to merge with the love on the dance floor, but there might also be the opportunity to be part of drumming circles, do group meditations or even join in with some kundalini dance.

Tune in on Wednesday evening on Blog Talk Radio at 8pm GMT (noon PST, 3pm EST) and listen to how Mark got involved with his life work. Find out how unleashing your kundalini through dance and yoga can bring about amazing change for the better in your life and take the opportunity to have a chat with Mark.

Here’s the link to the show: Mark Keane in Bliss Talk on the Cosmic Web.

And for those of you who are unable to join us, the recording is available in the the archive for you to listen to at your leisure and share with your friends.

If you’d like to connect with Mark and find out more about his work, here are some contact details:

Mark’s main site:

Conscious Clubbing website:

Mark’s Facebook Groups: SleepingSerpent and Conscious Clubbing

Email Mark


Postscript: We mentioned during the live show that I had interviewed Mark a while back and posted this on YouTube. For those of you who haven’t yet had a chance to see this, here is a short piece of film showing Mark demonstrating the breath of fire which we talked about extensively during the Blog Talk Radio show:

And do get in touch with Mark if you have any questions at all. Enjoy.