What makes Astara a unique shoe brand?
ASTARA is the first and only luxury crystalline grounding footwear brand. There is a grounding technology piece in each sole of the shoe that has been programmed and radiates at the same frequency of the Earth. This resonance is 7.83hz and is called the Schumann Resonance. This frequency has been shown to promote overall balance and harmony within the body. In addition, these shoes also work with crystalline technology and each shoe is adorned with a specific crystal.
How do you combine science and spirituality to revolutionize footwear?
Contrary to many skeptics, science and spirituality are very closely related and intertwined, and yet in many ways, science is still catching up to what mystics, healers and spiritual leaders have known and taught for eons. Scientifically speaking, the component in the sole of the shoe is programmed with a resonance machine that is similar to what NASA uses to keep astronauts grounded to the Earth’s frequency when in space. The stored frequency 7.83 hz, called the Schumann Resonance, vibrates out to the wearer, and under the principles of quantum resonance, similar to tuning forks, the body moves into resonance and vibration with this frequency.
Spiritually speaking, when I received the download for this line, part of the vision shown was the image of a global grid of light. The information given was that when individuals continue to awaken to their true sovereign Self within, they embody more fully their true essence of light, and wherever their journeys lead, they are physically grounding light frequencies into the Earth and into the collective consciousness. The more people awaken and live intentionally and consciously, the more light particles there are on the Earth, the vibration raises, consciousness raises, and we experience more peace, connection and harmony as a planet and collective. I see these shoes as one piece of the puzzle, helping individuals to connect with the Earth, walk with intention, stepping further into themselves.
How do you choose the crystals you use?
I work with incredible family run businesses that sustainably source the stones. As crystals store energy within them, it’s important to me how and from whom I receive them. The first collection was comprised of Clear Quartz, Black Onyx and Rose Quartz. I chose these 3 as the initial collection as they have different and unique vibrations. I feel crystals similar to musical tones, and these 3 harmonize nicely, a low-medium-high tone. Also these stones are familiar for most clients, it was a great way to introduce people to the concept of working intentionally with gemstones on their clothing by using stones they might already have a connection with.
For my next collection, the stones are very unique and quite rare. I chose them for their vibratory rate, gorgeous unique color tones and inclusions within the stones, so each pair of shoes is truly one of a kind.
What healers have inspired you on your journey?
I have been greatly inspired by healers from different ancient civilizations, including Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Polynesian, and Celtic healers. As well as healers from the distant future, and along parallel timelines.
How did your journey into footwear begin?
I was a classically trained professional dancer for many years. I was extremely aware of the connection between our feet and the ground, and how we relate to the floor beneath. After dance I moved into the fashion space, and was a stylist and then luxury fashion publicist. I actually ended up in-house at Jimmy Choo for many years. It was there in my corporate setting, that I began to have health issues arise. I continued to deep dive into different modalities, as began to notice how sensitive my body was/is to EMFs. Back then there was only one book about grounding and one company that made “grounding” mats for under your computer and bed at home. I loved these and noticed a slight difference, and it was then that I started to dream up a shoe that felt as if you were walking on the ground, receiving the Earth’s healing vibrations, but was style and design oriented as well. Being a dancer, I loved feeling my feet and the connection to the Earth, but I also love a beautiful well-crafted shoe, realized they did not have to be mutually exclusive. Never would have imagined this would be my life, but it’s almost as if everything was leading me to this point. To be a bridge, and help people heal, find harmony within and connection to the Earth.
How does Astara promote positive female empowerment?
ASTARA is built on intentional and conscious living. We encourage women to set an intention into the stones and each pair of shoes, and allow the intention to radiate in their field with every step they take, encouraging women each day to take conscious and action oriented steps forward towards the life of their dreams.
What makes you grounded?
My sun sign is Gemini, I am quite the dreamer, and air sign and have spent most of my life creating and wandering in other realms. Staying grounded and centered has been my biggest teacher and medicine. You truly create the medicine you need. What keeps me grounded now is my acute awareness. I instantly feel when I start to become ungrounded or when my nervous system is on overdrive, I change my breath and my thought patterning and root back into my body. In addition, having structure within my day and practicing my daily rituals such as meditation and prayer help to keep me grounded.
Top 3 products in your medicine cabinet?
Jing Herbs Pearl Powder, Nettles, Ginger Root.
Bathroom Cabinet: OSEA Hydrating Facial Oil, Truthpaste, RMS “Unconcealer”
Favorite quote you live by?
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