I am a transformational coach, menstrual mentor and yoga teacher with a background in bodywork and healing for over twenty-five years.
My deep commitment is to whatever is required in the moment for each individual, whether that is in one session or a longer series within the context in which we agree to work.
Tangible results arise from holding vision, presence with what is and connection to your own natural intelligence.
I am especially interested in the way emotional expression reveals itself, is moved through the body to release old stories and open the door to new ways of being.
I also like to open up the conversation around menstruality and peri/menopause because of the unnecessary struggles many women face when it’s not spoken of and for the insights and gifts readily available when we are aware of them.
It is a joy to see a woman’s face light up when she realises the implication of being in tune with her own rhythms and imperatives and how to hold these in an everyday world.
It’s not always easy but these are initiatory processes that grow and mature in us over time.
My own challenge was a three week cycle that left me regularly tired and anaemic. The doctor’s only solution was to take the pill which didn’t suit me. In peri-menopause, my cycle became more erratic and heavy and I fell into something of a hole before I understood this was a natural part of the transition to menopause.
The peri/menopausal journey gave me energy, motivation and vision to pursue this work, to believe that the more women are connected to themselves, the more connected they are to life in a way that ultimately brings them and all their relationships into greater authenticity and integrity.
The other women on this page are my grandmother and great great aunt. Many of our experiences are handed through the ancestral line and can also be made good by the work we do to integrate them in this generation.
I have lived all over the world, have a degree from Oxford and realised a capacity to heal when I worked for the British Tourist Authority in New York. This intelligence has seen me through all the ups and downs and discoveries of life, developing as I have studied and integrated different modalities along the way.
I am a Certified Transformational Coach in Dr Claire Zammit’s Feminine Power programme. Alexandra Pope, menstrual pioneer and founder of Red School has been a great inspiration. I have been privileged to assist on many of her courses, mentor on the Red School forums and as such be one of the first to practice the Menstrual Medicine Circle she developed. Fausto Maria Dorelli at Innergy in London was my yoga teacher and I did my teacher training at the Sivananda Ashram in Montreal. I studied at The Alive and Well School of Conscious Bodywork in California and continue to deepen my skills in energy medicine and vibrational healing with Carol Cumber at the Natural Harmony Centre. Many other teachers, writers, practitioners, clients and friends have influenced my practice for which I am wholly grateful.