I am an ESOL, Interpreting, Arts and well-being course programme designer, well-being practitioner, teacher and facilitator from the UK, with 16 years experience working with the refugee community in Manchester. I am a co-founder of The Dragonfly Collective, which is a collective of nearly 300 creative women in Manchester, and seeks to support and empower women who are on a spiritual pathway.
Following a life-changing diagnosis of CFS in 2011, I began exploring a wide range of healing modalities in countries across the world, including an extended period in an ayurvedic clinic and research centre in Lonavla, India, where I trained in meditation and restorative yoga, and become a patient and student of the renowned Dr Jagdish Butada, and an extended period of silence and ecstatic dance practice in a conscious community in the jungle in Costa Rica.
I have studied sound healing on the Holy Isle of Scotland with a Buddhist community, I have studied yoga with Yoga Campus UK, I gained an Art and Design Diploma while I was unable to work with the C.F.S. I have also completed the Shakti Tantra Women's Programme, Levels 1-4. All of these things have provided me with a unique toolkit of resources to enable me to live my fullest life; a life which is richer than I ever could have imagined, prior to my illness and subsequent Liberation journey and awakening process.
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“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS