Drew, the initiator of SLA began his journey with meditation and inner work consciously when he was 12 where he found himself deeply concerned by people’s levels of stress, dissatisfaction and suffering on an individual level and collectively.
Experiencing a natural heart awakening at that time he felt himself to be the same self in every heart. Within the hearts of all people he became deeply aware of the suffering of un-wisdom. Wanting to do something to help us find a way to happiness, during this experience, he sat for the first time to meditate. Observing the breathing for several minutes he then experienced what was like a focused bubble of intense joy ascend through his spine and explode in his head. As a result of this experience he began to meditate intensively and study Buddhism and Taoism, then Raja Yoga and Qi-Gong. At 14 people began to ask him for advice and help with problems they were concerned about and so he began to teach meditation and provide individual ways of solving problems.
He then continued to study original Christianity, Gnosis, Vedanta, Tantra, Buddhism, Theosophy, Transpersonal Psychology as major influences. Also, Stress- management, Inner-child healing, Re-birthing and Holotropic breath work, Yang, Lee and Chen style Tai Chi and Taoist Yoga, Qi-Gong, Buddha PalmCosmic Chi Kung / Qi-Gong therapy, Nei Kung, Lau Gar kung fu, Usui and Tibetan Reiki master level, Raja Yoga, Kriya Yoga with SRF, Swami Kriyananda, Roy Eugine Davis, Rajashi Pterananda of the Harihariananda lineage, Ananda Expanding Light Ashram Nevada, Babaji, etc, Kundalini Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Laya Yoga, Agni Yoga, Atma Yoga, Sanskrit, Jyostish, Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, Supra-mental Light Yoga, Surya Siddhanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Siddha Yoga, Tumo, Western Hermetisism, Kabbalah, the science of sacred sound, etc, etc, and all methods relating to the psychology of love and awakening of consciousness. Having spent much time on extended spiritual retreats, long fasts and experiential work with Kundalini Shakti and The Divine Mother. As he developed his practices he continued to teach others. He also studied fine art, philosophy and education to masters level, teaches linguistics and organisational development and communication, undretaken doctoral level research in consciousness and has spent 3 years working as a care assistant with severely handicapped and brain damaged patients.
For 35 years he has regularly worked with diverse people from all over the world with varied issues, spending much time travelling in Europe and living in spiritual communities. During this time he developed what is now ‘The School of Love~Awareness’ system of Soul based Education and Violet Diamond Transformation, etc. The central practices of this system are specific causal techniques which transform stress and conflict at their core and unfold a living realisation of the Self as Being-Consciousness-Bliss.