Hello. I'm Ashira Prem Rachana.
Welcome to my website. Here you will find a fusion of journalism, film, yoga, organics, and music inspired by my life.
Born into conflict, I've had a personal experience with injustice. My life journey guided me to work in the fields of journalism, human rights, and film production, which I use as tools to expose injustice and advocate for change.
From years of working on the ground, advocating and struggling for truth, I began an internal journey to find peace and healing that brought Kundalini Yoga, meditation and healing techniques into my life.
I became Ashira Prem Rachana.
Today, I am a Kundalini Yoga teacher and an Osho Sannyasin who loves working with kids. Being an active meditator, I love to travel the world and hopefully spread some joy along the way.
As for music, well, that has always been a passion of mine. I sing and I perform Sufi Whirling at events and concerts in and out of Palestine, where I live.
Enjoy exploring my website and I hope you find what you're searching for.
Peace and love,
Ashira Prem Rachana
Yoga & Active Meditation
We all carry within us habits, thoughts, and ideas that have been planted in us by our ancestors, our culture, and the people closest to us.
When we were children, we were like empty vessels, observing our environment, learning from our parents, right and wrong.
Our emotional intelligence and behaviors were shaped by situations and environments.
Our reactions to these situations sometimes trigger us into repeating habits that we may not like.
Anger, fear, tension, feelings of no self worth, lack of self-confidence, shyness, shutting out what is unknown).
We also carry within our bodies memories of trauma. We carry our family's DNA. You can also call it Karma. Whatever it is there are things in us that were given to us without our conscious agreement.
Singing & Sufi Whirling
On 9 November 2016 in a small discreet room inside Jalal Al-Deen Rumi' s shrine, I whirled and meditated for hours, and in full sobriety, the words and melody for my song, Tatajallah فلتتجلى, came to me as I danced away in love of God and in search of peace.
After years of witnessing the pain and suffering of my people, I went searching for God, for divine mercy, in the place where whirling was born but has now become forbidden.
A forbidden dance that opened my soul. I produced and distributed my latest song, Tatajallah, as part of Frontiera's - an independent production company in Ghent, Belgium - City's Song, Ramallah Sessions.