Diane de Zylva | Siddhi Shakti. The Backstory…

Soul Light Energy Healing Diane de Zylva Siddhi Shakti About

Hi. I’m Diane

or Siddhi Shakti if you use my spiritual name; or Siddhi Śakti if you use the correct Sanskrit transliteration! 🙂

I think my spirit has always resonated with idealism, inspiration and creativity.

It probably explains why my childhood hero was Superman.

As a kid I was enraptured by the lore of King Arthur and the Grail quest. In my early 20s I fell in love with opera and its beauty, spectacle and technical brilliance.

I worked for major arts producers and venues in London and Sydney. The breadth and excellence of what I experienced was the pinnacle of the arts –  inspirational, creative, thought provoking, a social commentary with the ability to shape culture.

It opened my eyes to the world, but I wanted to know I was making more of a difference. I moved into the corporate social responsibility sector for one of Australia’s leading insurers. I cared so deeply about environmental issues and wanted to effect change via the might of commerce, and still it wasn’t enough and I left disillusioned. I tried producing environmental stories for community radio 2SER and got to speak with amazing and inspired advocates and environmental champions. I free-lanced in documentary production, helping tell other people’s stories, and all the while, something inside was missing. A feeling that I still hadn’t found what I was looking for.

It was my own questing, after years of searching through different career options, travel and many many books on esoteric subjects that it finally sunk in – nothing external to me was going to subdue the disquiet within.

And so fate brought me to encounter an alternative mode of healing and deep transformation that just blew my mind – a form of energy clearing called Ignite Your Spirit (IYS) energy healing.

I remember clearly stating to the practitioner I was seeing that I didn’t want to end up in an interminable process of talking about the same issue for the next 20 years. I wanted results.

I had explored many different healing modalities over the years, but the difference I felt after just one IYS session really made me pay attention.

The changes in my life and the shifts I felt as I delved deeper were enough to make me want to learn how to do it for myself, and so I undertook the rigorous and challenging training program to qualify as an accredited therapist.

Along the way I have discovered the tremendous joy that comes from being able to assist others on their own tranformation. I love seeing people break through their limitations, accessing innate knowing and healing capacity, discovering greater empowerment, and becoming more of who they were meant to be. I am continually touched by the courage and spirit of people in the face of their challenges in their quest for meaning, happiness and fullness of spirit.

Given everything is energy – us, our communication, our relationships, our businesses – when we change the energy of a situation, we can experience major shifts where there was previously inertia and difficulty. So… change your energy, change your life.

This modality is both profound and powerful, and aptly named by its creator Shakti Durga – it really can help ignite your spirit.

I’ve also been blessed to awaken an affinity with the sacred power of healing sound through mantra meditation. I just love to chant. Everything lifts when I’m immersed in the sacred frequencies of the cosmic sound. I’ve been blessed by my teacher Shakti Durga to transmit Divine energy through sound (nāda shakti) and to facilitate the sacred Vedic ceremony of fire puja.

I’ve deepened my training in the transformational essence of Sanskrit with Anandra George, completing the Heart of Sound 200 hour yoga of sound teacher training course in India – a profound enrichment of my sound based practices for which I’m now qualified as a registered yoga teacher. And I’ve experienced the gobsmackingly profound transformational beauty of Hindustanī classical music, rāga and special vocal toning sounds through Anandra, Sudhanshu Sharma and their guruji.

It would be my joy to be able to assist you to discover the essence of you, what lights you up, to help you ignite your spirit through mantra and energy clearing. Book a mantra or intuitive energy clearing today.

I’ve worked with both individuals and business groups sharing techniques for inner transformation. So if you’re looking for a something that’s going to give you a lift and shift, please get in touch and we can craft something together to suit you.

‘Do what brings you joy’ ~ Sri Sakthi Amma Narayani

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Yoga Teacher – Yoga of Sound: Sanskrit, Mantra, Sound Healing | Meditation Facilitator | Intuitive Energy Healer

A powerful intuitive healer, guided by wisdom, compassion and soulful insight

I draw on a range of modalities to assist clients in a deep and profound way, alleviating stress and anxiety, transforming blockages to wellbeing, self-worth, authenticity, empowerment, and life and relationship challenges. I’ve opened to the art of healing over many years intense study of energy, consciousness, mantra, meditation and sacred music. I’ve been expanding my connection and relationship with mantra and sacred sound over many years, and am a registered yoga teacher for yoga of sound practices.

I’ve facilitated group guided meditations and energy clearing sessions, as well as masterclasses for senior business leaders and would love to work with you. Please get in touch to discuss a custom program for you.

My training includes time in India with founder of the Heart of Sound, Anandra George, her beloved teacher Guruji Paṇḍit Baldev Raj Verma, and Indian classical music master Sudhanshu Sharma, obtaining a Yoga Alliance RYT qualification. I’ve also intensively studied energetic healing, meditation and metaphysical subjects for many years with Shakti Durga – Australia’s leading teacher of spiritual transformation, receiving many spiritual activations for the transmission of nāda śakti.

Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, Yoga of SoundSoul Light Energy Healing, IICT Member

Life Experience: Corporate & Arts Sectors

My life prior to helping others with wellness and personal transformation, includes extensive experience in the arts sector, working for many years with leading arts producers, and at major cultural centres in Australia and London in marketing and production roles.

I’ve worked in production roles with leading factual documentary makers including Smith&Nasht, Essential Media, Real Pictures, Jumping Dog Productions, Wild Fury and Mitra Films, on a range of projects that have screened on the ABC and SBS. My corporate experience includes marketing and project management roles at leading financial services companies, Insurance Australia Group and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Read music biography.
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The Vision

It is my hope that through the modalities of meditation, energy healing and sacred sound healing – mantra and kīrtan, I can help others uncover a greater resonance with their own truth, and an awakening of greater recognition of our deep interconnectedness with nature and each other, bringing a more enlightened, wise and sustainable approach to our life on this planet, inspiring innovative leadership and solutions and new ways of thinking and being in the world.

Spiritual Name

Siddhi Śakti is the spiritual name given to me by my teacher, Shakti Durga.
(I mostly choose to spell it as Siddhi Shakti rather than the correctly transliterated version, so that more people can find me and know how to pronounce it. 🙂)


I like to support a variety of charities. In this last year I’ve been able to make contributions to the following organisations.
Green Sakthi a reforesting program in India
Oz Harvest the leading food rescue program in Australia
Wires wildlife rescue
International Fund for Animal Welfare rescuing animals in need
Beloved Narayani food program in India
Shanti Mission offering meditation and energy healing by donation