Victoria Sinclair – Biography

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(for academic, social and project management biography please visit the corporate section)

General Style of healing

Maestra Victoria is a spiritual teacher and healing facilitator from N.Ireland (curandera) with 20 years of professionally qualified experience working with holistic modalities, empowerment and consciousness-shifting.  She has been working with esoteric practice, intuitive healing and alternative states of consciousness and ways of Being for over 30 years.  Victoria is a transpersonal (eco)psychologist, trauma and postcolonial theorist and plant medicine practitioner, working on a High Priestess Level of initiation, ordained through several lineages and acknowledgments and in terms of shamanic initiation and training she worked prolifically in the Free Party Scene in Europe since 1990s and has been journeying and working extensively in Central and South America and Australia since 2006.

She has been a Culture Bridge for several tribes in Australia and South America, permitted to represent and relay messages for wisdom keepers in order to assist collective healing and awakening. She comes from a lineage of herbalists and clairvoyants. Vicky is currently co-creating new healing blueprint models for trauma and consciousness awakening such as the Wounded Healer series which has been running in Manchester and Ibiza.

Basic Academic Info

Victoria’s graduate and undergraduate qualifications have incorporated American studies, visual anthropology, Post Colonial studies, film studies, applied drama, Afro-American studies, media literacy, shamanism, psychedelic therapy, Indigenous Science, entheogenic and plant medicine research, consciousness, and Trauma Studies. She lectured for four years in Media Literacy, Film Studies and Postcolonial Culture at University of Manchester and University of Bangor.  Added to her background from an Occupied territory as a Celtic woman, Vicky has been committed since a young age to issues of marginalization, tribalism, cultural identity, trauma and community empowerment.   In her teenage years she was part of Aid missions to Romanian orphanages and Vicky has been committed to work in liminal places  ever since.

Therapeutic qualifications

Victoria has been a Reiki practitioner since 1999 and is a Master of both Tibetan Usui Reiki and Sekhem – Seichim – Reiki.  She has been teaching people globally since 2012 and has dedicated herself deeply to upgrading Sekhem teachings to help to create a Higher Pathway to Metaphysical Ethical Practitionership as part of her Dharma.

Her training background includes;  Transpersonal Psychology, Non-Dual Astrology, Epigenetics, Trauma work, Pranayama, Kundalini Yoga, Plant medicines, De-colonisation and Quantum, sound and ancestral practices. She is also a plant communicator and trainer of Sekhem Healing, Serpent Codes, Quantum Consciousness, Fundamental Energetics and Altered States of Consciousness, Permaculture and Eco-village Training. Her fusion trauma informed approaches bridge shamanism, IFS, CRM, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Quantum Transfiguration and Ancestral work.

She has been working as a practitioner in Energy Work and Mental Healthcare settings for over 20 years. Recently she has become a practitioner of Kalachakra Highest Yoga Tantra, studying with Khentrul Rinpoche and the Dzokden organisation.

Padma Khandro is a unique practitioner who works with transmission states and deep clearing to enable clients to process karma and trauma that previously had not been able to surface. She also has developed Non-Dual Astrology and Quantum Transfiguration to enable zero-pointing of ancestral, karmic and conditioned patterns and afflictions.

She also works with drama action methods and nutrition. Victoria fuses her training in various modalities with the administration of medicines, offering extractions, chakra balance, sound healing, and clearing on many levels using shamanic, intuitive and energy work methods.  She has dieted with almost 20 Master Plant teachers and incorporates these spirits and lineages into her work.  She is also an experienced kambo practitioner, having trained one to one with Giovanni Lattanzi.

Padma Khandro offers bespoke and small group mentoring for dedicated students who wish to apply themselves holistically in service to transformation and Dharma.

Tribal work

Victoria also works with indigenous groups around spiritual sovereignty and healing of self and eliminating planetary dis-ease to nurture higher vibrational being for the new age and evolution of homo luminus. Victoria has worked and trained with the Shipibo, Mestizo, Nauhatl, Secoya, Guarani, Mayan, Q’ero, Wiwa, Kogi, Arhuaco, Pitjantjatjara,  Arrernte and several other Australian indigenous tribes and brings the knowledge and practices she has learned into her multi-faceted works. She is currently also working with Celtic shamans to explore her own lineages, earthkeeping, voice and sound healing work and her role as an international Water Carrier and Pipe Carrier.

guarani group photo

Creative Eco-Techno

Victoria has completed her Permaculture Design Certificate and an Intensive EcoVillage training course. She also set up a holistic creative eco-technology hub in 2009, ArcSpace Manchester which won awards for its innovative approach and gained support from the EU Cadic Cluster programme and numerous strategic partnerships in Asia, South America and Europe.   The inner city hub delivered urban permaculture, healthy eating, healing, computer recycling, ethical textiles, a food buyers co-op, community events, eco residencies, a festival called Hackademia and numerous telepresence activities.   Vicky also began organizing healing circles at events from the early 2000s at events such as the Temporary Autonomous Arts TAZ activities. She also began the Generate Project from 2005 which offered intergenerational activities in inner city Manchester to predominantly ethnic minority groups.  She organized online dance battles with young people in Colombia, Brasil and Pakistan, carnival events, oral history and radio projects, circus skills, art, DJing and Mcing.  A gallery of some pictures of those activities is here

Event Management

Victoria has been organizing events and activities for as long as she can remember. She was a keen playwrite, musician, actor, director and producer from childhood and set up many initiatives in her home neighbourhood. During her Diploma in TV and Film Production Vicky worked as a researcher at the BBC.   From 1997 she started organizing multimedia and music events  and helping with free parties in UK and Europe.  In 2004 she co-founded Solid Earth, a grass roots arts and music collective which organized fundraisers and curated merchandise to support refugee communities abroad and in the UK.   These experiences have helped Padma to host tribal elders and wisdom keepers annually since 2012 and to organise retreats, assist at festivals and to oversee operations of Dharma Stars platform in various settings.

Project Management

In more recent times Vicky has organized numerous international tribal events such as Eagle Condor gatherings in Palenque 2012 and beyond and numerous tribal gatherings in UK and Australia. She is  co-founder of Re-igniting the Ancient Ways initiative and also recently organized several tribal camps in the Red Centre of Australia, working with senior lore/law holders and elders to share ancient culture and to organize intercultural collaborative artwork pieces, and a healing camp in Australia with Origine elders.

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Since she was a child Victoria was regularly put into leadership and events organization roles. Producing holistic music events since 1997, as an adult she has set up:

Solid Earth

Music Collective, Solid Earth for refugee awareness working with Medicins Sans Frontieres to create holistic music and arts events for awareness and fundraising from 2004 – 2010.

Generate Youth and Intergenerational learning Projects

Oral Histories, radio shows, circus, theatre, streamed international dance battles, telepresence activities in schools and indigenous communities, holiday schemes in marginalized inner-city areas and natural settings and African and Afro-Caribbean Heritage Awareness Projects from 2005 – 2012.

ARC Space Manchester (holistic hub)

ARC Space delivered numerous modalities in inner city Manchester to marginalised groups along curative and creative-eco technological frameworks, including Ethical Textiles, Computer Recycling, Local Food Initiatives, Alternative Currencies, Telepresence, Holistic Wellbeing and Healing, CO2 Reduction and Community Media. The hub gained partnerships, funding and recognition locally and internationally and was part of the EU Cadic Cluster Initiative, Bricolabs Network and affiliated with the Asia-Europe Foundation – 2009 – 2012.

Re-Igniting the Ancient Ways

Re-Igniting the Ancient Ways – an initiative for bridging indigenous/ancestral wisdom. RAW has delivered events with Amazonian, Origine, Dogon, Wixarika, Celtic, Druidic, Bwiti, South African and Rainbow Tribe Knowledge Keepers at inner city, nature-based and large-scale festival environments.

Eclipsial Moment of Infinite potential- Melissa Shemanna

Wounded Healer – Trauma Healing Blueprint

The Wounded Healer blueprint was launched in early 2017 and delivered highly focused immersions in holistic modalities for trauma release around core issues. Modalities include Breathwork, IFS (Internal Family Systems), Quantum Liberation, TRE (Trauma Release Exercises), Voicework, Cacao ceremonies, plant essences, Movement, Shamanic energy work, Sexological Bodywork and much more.

We created a large team of practitioners to enable groups and individuals to find suitable interventions and support for a variety of traumas. The activities led to more focused retreats and one to one integration sessions

Lotus Programme

The Lotus Programme has been delivering online & in-person training for upscaling consciousness, empowerment & spiritual sovereignty since 2016. This template for microcosmic empowerment is also the ‘launchpad’ concept for the Avatar mentorig programme and affiliated with Dharma Stars Platform. The lotus as archetype/totem is about working through our sludge as a vital nutrient to our higher, transcendental purpose becoming transmitters & receivers to higher forms of knowledge coming through & finding our place again in our ecosystems to accelerate alignment with the Earth.  Victoria’s refuge name as given by Khentrul Rinpoche in 2020 is Padma Khandro – ‘Lotus Dakini’!

Dharma Sekhem Temple Arts Rejuvenation School (STARS)

Dharma STARS formed in 2021 and is a collective of holistic practitioners who care passionately about Natural Law, High Principles and Planetary Service. For us it’s important to be a grounded group of committed holistic Awakening facilitators who are connected to trusted knowledge systems.

The elimination of suffering of all beings is a massive task but together and with our affiliated networks we are committed to activating an initiative to train up a new ‘fleet’ of Shambhala Warriors.

Here you will find an array of amazing courses, holistic therapies, initiations and teachings to get you onto a deep path.

This portal in many ways holds dakini energy, and we are fiercely dedicated to heart-based action and service to communities.

Shambhala Warriors

Padma and Dharma Stars are deeply invested in assisting people to find their Highest Dharma and to prepare for the Golden Age/Aquarian Age/New Earth.   Many prophecies suggest we are entering into a profound window of planetary transformation and our trainings are all given with this in mind.

We really aspire to be a High Level Cosmic Finishing School and are glad to also be students of Kalachakra Highest Yoga Tantra as taught by Rime Master Khentrul Rinpoche of the Tibetan Jonang tradition.

We volunteer and assist with some of Rinpoche’s activities and if you would like to connect to an authentic unbroken Tibetan lineage we can signpost you to this during your time with us.     We recently planned and co-produced Rinpoche’s sharing of the Shambhala and Golden Age Prophecies with Dzokden Organisation in Tepoztlan, Mexico.


Conscious Festivals, Retreats and Events

Recently Victoria and Re-igniting the Ancient Ways organized shamanic and wisdom sessions with numerous tribal wisdom keepers for Boom festival. She also organizes retreats globally for empowering rainbow tribe, indigenous peoples and practitioners to step up into tribal unity consciousness and spiritual sovereignty, running approximately one retreat per month. She passes on healing and shamanic initiations in the Americas, Europe and Australia. Having spent much time listening to tribes, teachers and communities, Victoria, on occasions, is ready to share the messages she has received with audiences.   She prefers to work in co-creative settings where a group consciousness can emerge and a wisdom flow can be created by all parties.

Lotus Programme and Victoria Sinclair

Lotus Launchpad for holistic awakening

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