About

Astra Niedra is a Voice Dialogue teacher who writes on using this leading-edge personal growth work in day-to-day life. 

Astra trained in Voice Dialogue with its creators, Drs Hal and Sidra Stone, and with other teachers in Australia since the early 1990s.

In addition to the books featured on this website, Astra has also written about Voice Dialogue for magazines and web sites, and for her Daily Voice Dialogue newsletter and Baby Dialogue blog (both now replaced by the Voice Dialogue in Daily Life website and blog). 

She has worked as an editor in health, legal and education publishing, and became Managing Editor (effectively Editor) of WellBeing magazine when she was 25 years of age. While at WellBeing Astra also edited the WellBeing Astrology Guide and various mini magazines that were issued as bonuses with each edition of the magazine. 

Astra majored in Philosophy and Education at University, and also studied Economics and Drama. She has studied meditation and various types of yoga for three decades, and has trained in the Japanese healing art Rei-ki I and II.

Astra wrote the script for Catarotti – The Cat Detective, an interactive musical show for young children about a jazz-singing cat detective who solves crimes against endangered species with a group of cat detectives known as SKAT by day and The Skat Kats band by night. (Catarotti and The Skat Kats are based on characters created by George Washingmachine and Jane Worthington for their CD Bonza Vista Social Club which they recorded to raise funds for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick.)

Astra is currently working on a book inspired by her grandmother’s secret WWII love letters, which her mother discovered after her grandmother passed away. The letters were from a German officer who was billeted in Astra’s grandmother’s home during Germany’s wartime occupation of Latvia.

I loved the way the author tells the stories and ties them back to seeking enlightenment. It’s funny, sweet, and thought provoking. A great read for all mothers, especially those who sometimes feel like they are not enough. I feel stronger after reading that being a mother is so spiritual, never before recognizing that fact. I loved this book!

– Ann Shepich