Pavitra Gurumurthi

Embodying grounded presence, deep mystery and sensual essence in your everyday life

20 random facts you may not know about me

I had my website recently redesigned and the information introducing myself is minimal so I thought to share more about the person behind the website, as a way to further introduce myself and connect with you. If you read it, I would love to hear if we have anything in common. I hope that you have an enjoyable experience while reading. 

  1. My first name is Pavitra which means pure and sacred. My last name Gurumurthi means Lord Shiva, Idol of the teacher. My name was carefully chosen as part of my astrological birth chart which is very common in the Hindu tradition.

  2. I was born and brought up in Bangalore, South India which back then was referred to as the Garden City of India (still is but I wouldn’t vouch for the temperatures today). I grew up in the heart of the city.

  3. I am an only child to parents who married much later in life. My father was close to 55 yrs and my mother was around 39-40 yrs when they both consented to an arranged marriage. Back then, to be married much later in life was uncommon in India.

  4. I lost both my parents by the age of 30. My father passed away when I was 14 yrs old and my mother when I was 30 yrs old.

  5. I have lived in three different countries, much of it on my own – India for the first 21 years, New Zealand for 11 years and Australia for 7 years. I have now returned to India and have been living here for the past year. The journey continues to unfold.

  6. I am a Virgo Sun, Capricorn Moon and Sagittarius Rising according to Tropical astrology.  For astrology aficionados, I have a hell lot of Scorpio underlying my emotional world and Pisces energy overwhelming my external persona. I am a Leo Sun, Sagittarius Moon and Scorpio Rising according to Vedic astrology.

  7. I dove into exploring spirituality soon after my father’s passing. I was curious about life after death and the role of death in our human existence. The first book I read on the deeper meaning of life was Celestial Prophecy by James Redfield when I was 17 yrs old.

  8. I have diligently maintained a dream journal for 12 years and counting. I started recording my dreams when I discovered that they are premonitory in nature and weave a story of past, present, future experiences and lifetimes.

  9. I first became aware of my sensitivity when I was 25 yrs old. I was living in New Zealand and remember walking into a crowded bar and started to cry profusely for no reason. I later found my head inside a toilet bowl, vomiting. The feeling miraculously disappeared as soon as I walked out of the place. I disliked being in crowded spaces anyway and soon after that experience became very selective of how I socialised.

  10. I have a Bachelors in Computer Science, a Graduate Diploma in International Business and a IECL (Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership) Coaching Certification. I was gearing up to study western medicine but the trajectory of that goal changed on one fateful day when I met an inspiring Canadian doctor (who had been in the profession for over 40 years by then) who guided me without his knowledge, on the path I am today – actively using my heart to be of service.

  11. I am trained in Reiki and Hypnotherapy as well. Although I don’t specifically practice it, the healing energies are vibrantly present during my coaching and healing sessions with clients.

  12. I have been committed to my path of healing and self realisation since I was 25 yrs old. The most enlightening of experiences was when I spent close to two years in Primal Therapy. I showed up every week to clear and cleanse myself of residual feelings from my childhood. This particular therapy gave me a newfound reverence to the wisdom that is held through the range of feelings and emotions that a human body stores and wishes to express in healthy ways.

  13. I officially started my healing, coaching, writing career in 2015. I did not pick this path intentionally, it chose me.


  14. My love and obsession for astrology began from as young as 10 yrs old. My journey with astrology as been a tumultuous one and now looking back, I feel it was life’s way of encouraging me to commit to learning this powerful symbolic language myself.

  15. I have an irrational fear of drowning and no matter how many swimming lessons I have had over the years, I haven’t been able to overcome my fear. Having said that, I love putting my head underwater and will gleefully jump into an ocean like a 5 year old that has just found hidden candy.

  16. I am an avid heath freak. I will try anything once that will support my over wellbeing whether that is physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. My sensitivity does not allow me the luxury of letting myself go.

  17. I stopped drinking coffee about 16 years ago. I also never enjoyed the taste of alcohol so never drank but I do know the feeling of being drunk – in love!

  18. My pet peeves are wet floors, wet hair and wet clothes.

  19. I stopped watching mainstream television over 10 years ago. World events seem to travel faster than light and I have always relied on word of mouth for relevant updates.

  20. Since I was a child I have always enjoyed spending time on my own and this has unknowingly granted me the space, time and distance to harness my curious relationship with the mystical nature of life.

    This is me in a nutshell! I would love for you to tell me something about yourself or anything that we have in common. You are also welcome to connect with me via Instagram @tenderauthority


Meet Pavitra

I help highly sensitive women to let go of the need to hide their feelings and emotions to achieve their personal goals and embrace a quiet, confident approach so that they can be open to receiving and exhale with ease. Learn more about me and discover my offers.