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About Hemla Makan -Dullabh & 7 Rays

​Growing up in South Africa, Hemla understands the concept of "Ubuntu" which means "I am because of you"


Nelson Mandela describes it as "the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievement of others."


Hemla draws from this belief and weaves it into her work and in her relationships with each soul she meets.


​Hemla believes that we are all beacons of light and her journey with each soul, is to remind them to reawaken that power and light within themselves. 


To be able to see within is to know ourselves.

Why work with Hemla?

To awaken the power within you is to awaken the dormant inner healer. We have aspects of our lives that we have been asleep to. It may be our hearts, our minds, or our bodies. To truly awaken the power within us we have to cultivate a practice in "Presence" and look inside to find out what has been asleep and why?

Hemla helps guide you on this journey using various modalities. She uses the Enneagram and somatic-based energy work to speak to the body, mind, and heart.

We need guides to help us navigate the terrain, to explore both the inside and outside of ourselves. As a Transformation Catalyst, Hemla guides and works with both groups and individuals, to listen, guide, and offer tools to help us feel more empowered and focused. When we re-pattern our thoughts and our actions it brings growth and change. 

What is unique about Hemla's style of working? 

Hemla customizes each session to suit your individual needs, even when working in a group. She blends together the various therapies that may be needed making each experience unique for you!

Meet Hemla

Hemla has been a Transformation Catalyst for over 20 years, she lives in Los Altos, California. Hemla teaches meditation and has meditation circles for groups. Hemla teaches group workshops on a variety of topics.

Hemla continually adds to her repertoire of therapies. She is certified as a teacher in the Narrative Enneagram. Hemla is originally from South Africa. She now calls the Unites States home.

Hemla's background is as an artist and teacher and she still incorporates her art into her work.

Hemla has been exploring the world of "wholistic" practices since she was 16 and her journey really began then.

7 Rays Holistic Center was founded in 2002 by Hemla, it began in Johannesburg, South Africa. 7 Rays provides multiple therapies for groups and individuals as well as products and online workshops for an international market. Meditations, free resources and other products are available at the shop, look under "shop" in the tabs above.

"Hemla is very gentle, compassionate, intuitive, and gifted. Her wealth of knowledge and skills with different metaphysical modalities makes her unique in her field. She is a wonderful facilitator.

When you go to see her, you feel like you are seeing a dear old friend. She holds the space for you and listens with compassion in a non-judgmental way. She empowers you and helps you to see yourself and your gifts. She clears the fog for you to see better and gives you positive energy.

If you go to see her, even if you have no idea what is happening to you, she will guide you and gently help you identify possible issues and point out the relevant therapies."

~Rasha H

"Hemla takes you through a process of self-discovery and healing that is unique and inspiring, combining different types of methods that work best for your personality and what you are comfortable with. She is extremely approachable and entirely open-minded and non-judgmental about anything that you discuss with her.

The process she led me through opened my mind, my heart, and my soul in ways that helped me understand who I am, where I came from, and what I want to do to move forward-- unlike any other process I've ever experienced. Because I feel so strongly about Hemla's process and its transformative effects, I would encourage and have encouraged many of my loved ones to meet with Hemla. She's simply amazing. I give her my highest recommendation."

~Courtney D

Certifications, Studies & Continuing Education:

  • Certifications, Studies & Continuing Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) UKZN, SA

  • BA (Hons) - School of Arts (Ceramics), SA


  • Meditation Practices - Iris Borman, Pietermaritzburg, SA

  • Reiki (Master & Teacher) - Sabitha Maharaj & Swasth Nivas, SA 

  • Channeling - Melissie Jolly - Durban, SA

  • Past Life Regression - Melissie Jolly - Durban, SA

  • Color Works (Levels 1,2 & Advanced) - Melissie Jolly - Durban, SA

  • Crystal Healing & Metaphysics - Ingrid Richert, Crystal Haven - Howick, SA

  • Crystals- Lions River, SA

  • Numerology - Des Holmes, Johannesburg, SA

  • 2004- Created my own Color Therapy program

  • Art of Movement, Johannesburg, SA

  • Anthenea Technique, Johannesburg, SA

  • Awakening the Divine Feminine, Johannesburg, SA

  • Intermediate Kinesiology & Quantum Energetix with Dr. Frans Kromhout, Johannesburg, SA

  • Advanced Quantum Energetix with Dr. Frans Kromhout, Johannesburg, SA

  • Art of Living - Level 1- Art of Living Foundation, Johannesburg, SA

  • Art in Motion (expression through the body) - Balu Nivison - Dullstroom, SA

  • Healing the Inner Child Therapy, Johannesburg, SA

  • Family Constellations Teacher & Practioner - Yishai Gaster - ReMind The Constellation Way, CA 

  • Way of the Symbol - Bea Chestnut  & Uranio Paes - CA

  • Instinctual Subtypes - Barbara Whiteside - San Mateo, CA

  • Enneagram for Coaches & Therapists - Bea Chestnut & Uranio Paes - Palo Alto, CA

  • Kabalah & Prosperity - Rev. Maggy Whitehouse, London, UK

  • Embodiment Dance- Farima Dance, CA, USA

  • Certified Teacher in the Narrative Enneagram, CA, USA

  • Deep Living Institute - Beyond Duality, CA, USA

  • The Embodied Enneagram - TNE, CA, USA

  • EPP (Enneagram Prison Project) - 9 PrisionsONEKey, CA, USA

  • Somatic Enneagram with Marion Gilbert

  • Keys to the Enneagram - The Diamond  Approach

Hemla is a certified teacher of the Narrative Enneagram

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