What to expect...
Yoga Nidra ~ deep rest through wakeful sleep, a practice that blends the benefits of deep sleep, deep meditation and deep relaxation into one effortless practice
Restorative Yoga ~ a practice of undoing through rest enhanced with hot water bottles, blankets and props to support the body's natural healing response at rest
Meditation & Journaling ~ self-enquiry practices to connect to intuition and insight
Wild Woman Yoga ~ A women’s yoga practice that honours the cyclical nature of our bodies and lives and as such is both nurturing and replenishing at certain times and fierce, wild and free at others. Like the lioness we have the capacity to be both gentle, caring nurturers and fierce, fiery protectors, our wildness can be expressed in both a gentle purr and a ferocious roar.
Women's Circles ~ A women's circle is simple, it's a space where we can just be. A place to rest, breathe, feel and move. A place to be seen AND heard in a world where women have been taught to be seen and NOT heard
Cacao Ceremony ~ The ancient Mayans and Aztecs used cacao for spiritual and ceremonial purposes. It is a heart opener which allows for a deeper and more authentic connection to ourselves, others and nature
Nature explorations ~ In collaboration with Cherry of Rhythmic Roots and Alissa of Wanderwoven we will explore the land and learn about the local plants and trees
Explorations of the Feminine are inherently inclusive and as such these circles are open to all who identify as women including trans, non-binary or any other expression or identification of femininity. These circles value diversity of expression, experience and perspectives.
Open to all ages, life stages and cycle phases, including babies and young children (with adults).
Sliding scale pricing.
Set within 300 acres of stunning rural farmland Furtho Manor Farm is a quiet and picturesque haven just outside of Milton Keynes. Our practices and circles take place in the heated barn overlooking the lake
The Farmhouse B&B – shared accommodation is either twin or triple room
Campervan space in the field if you’re brave!
Or heading home if you're a local and don't fancy staying over – you can still have breakfast with us on Sunday morning if you’re not staying over
Wild Woman Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Women's Circles, Menstrual Cycle Awareness and cacao ceremonies
Yoga, nidra, nature, women's circles and menstrual cycle awareness have helped me to heal from trauma, live with anxiety and depression, recover from addiction and eating disorders and continue to support me in learning how to open my heart, make peace with my mind and live in my body.
I discovered yoga as a teenager but it wasn’t until I left London for a simpler life in the countryside and reestablished a relationship to myself and to nature that the teachings really began to take root and do their work.
Yoga, nature and sisterhood have healed my body and mind in ways I had never thought possible. Women, nature and yoga have taught me to take a stand for rhythm, to feel the rumble of rage pulsing through the earth and our bodies and reject any expectation of consistency, predictability and infinite resource. In the forests, on the mat and in circle I have been shown how to truly live from a place of simplicity, contentment and connection and to honour my wild and cyclical nature. Bringing yoga, women and nature together has always felt like a homecoming.
I seek to offer an inclusive, supportive and nurturing environment which offers students the space and freedom to explore their practice in a way that suits and serves their shifting and changing mental, physical and emotional needs each and every time they arrive on the mat. Yoga should be accessible to all and I teach with this in mind.
I offer movement inspired by our wild nature; playful, spontaneous and fluid and regularly weave stories, themes ideas from daily life and nature into the practices. My teachings are rooted in the modern day whilst seeking inspiration from and honouring the tradition of the practice.
I like to move, laugh, roll around and play and always bring the truth of how I feel to each and every class. I truly believe the more human we can be with each other, the easier it becomes for us to be human.
'Yoga is not a workout, it is a workin. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know, be who we already are.' ~ Rolf Gates
Sound and energy healing, abdominal massage, red tent, ceremony
When I moved to Milton Keynes I reached out to the girlfriends of my partner’s friends to have a ‘poker’ night and met the group of 7 women who would transform my experience of groups of women. There never was much poker that happened and these days our playing cards have been exchanged for tarot but it is here that I forged the template of support, nurture and belly laughs that form the foundation for our circles and ceremonies today. It is also here that I met my soul sister and general all round mystical magical wonder woman Cherry Jeavons-White of Rhythmic Roots.
At the retreat Cherry will be offering a red tent space as a hideaway for anyone who needs it. From this space she will also be offering energy healing, sound healing and abdominal massage (at an additional cost). She will also be bringing her magic to our cacao ceremony and circles.
Read more about her offerings below...
For the last 5 years I have been immersed in the world of sound and energy healing, and have been lucky enough to train under many talented teachers, including Maestro Shaman Richard Down, learning the Central American system of healing the Chakras through Icaro (spirit songs) and toning with the voice. Learning this practice and combining it with my other training and experience in Massage, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Meditation and other ritual practices has been a source of immense healing for me. I have practiced these techniques on myself and received them from others, experiencing first-hand the powerful healing and personal empowerment that is possible. It is my heartfelt wish to share what I have learned with the world and pass on the incredible healing that I have received to others, so that we might work together as loving humans, to help heal each other and the planet. The collective consciousness is in need of healers and those who are willing to do the work of healing themselves. Only when we heal ourselves will the world begin to heal.
My influences are not only song and sound, but also yoga and movement medicine (I love to hoop!), meditation (a Vipassana meditation retreat changed my life for the better in so many ways and proved to me how important daily meditation is for our wellbeing), ancient earth magic practices (I have trained with experienced medicine women, shamans, and healers in traditional healing practices) herbalism, science and quantum physics, the tarot and ceremony. I love to read, swim and spend time in nature, and consider a barefoot walk through a forest or grassy field and a dip in the river to be the ultimate healer. I am a lover of ritual, the cycles of nature, and dancing until I can't see straight. I am sincere, but never serious.