30 years working with plants | 20 years in birth | 20 years in Sport and event management | 10 years of Floating and 10,000 hosted floats | Certified Sundor Firewalk Instructor | Creative Dreamer
These are the spaces I love and have relationships with...plants, water, fire, darkness, birth, transitional spaces where we start somewhere and end somewhere different. The arrival space of a new way of being, insights,openings or the death of things that no longer serve, an honorable closing. The liminal in-between space where the fire lives to transform.
The Forest needs 5 things to grow: Air to transport the seed: Earth to hold the seed: Darkness to rest the seed; Water to nourish the seed; Fire to transform the seed.
I have been in a loving kinship to natures apothecary since I was 17, completing three Dipolma programs: Master Herbalist, Wholistic Practitioner, and Herbal Therapist (MRU), as well as, supporting courses through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Connected to the limitless wonderment of their innate wisdom teachings, their capacity to help us heal ourselves, teach us about life and the interconnection of this beautiful world. I love spending time in the forest and making medicines!
The space of birth found me with the birth of my son in 2005. It is a natural state of being and deep honor to sit with women in women spaces; to be a sacred witness to their rites of passage. I currently work in a devoted mentoring role and synergistic cohort, as well as, co-creatrix of the Mugwort Doula Apprenticeship program. Knowledge sharing in the old way.
Floating found me a decade ago when float tanks were still very much underground. My first float was that moment where life as I once knew it, would never be the same. I quit my career I loved of over 20 years in the Sport industry to follow the not-so-subtle call of the float tank and the awe inspiring landscape of self discovery. Fueled by raw passion and a few incredible humans on the same path, we started up an international not-for-profit to support the emerging community across the globe and to way-find, in collaboration, the rebirth of floatation therapy in 2013...above ground. This lead to the birth of One Love Float, the predecessor to The ForRest.
My friendship with the dark began about a decade ago with float tanks and a deep curiosity of the potent space it offered for self work. I did my first 10 day dark sit in a self curated, community supported container and have been in regular practice with it since. Curiosity has lead those with courageous hearts to sit with me, to meet themselves in the oneness of the dark. New moons are natures reminder to spend some time with the dark and start new again.
Firewalking showed up for me during the transition of closing the float center. My first walk was for my 40th birthday. My next, was for my son's right of passage and 16th birthday. A similar pioneering path as the one to the float tanks, I started to build a relationship with fire through experiential curiosity. Felt like the time I dove into 10 days in the dark, accidentally on purpose, thinking it was one thing and then discovering it was so much more! Sat humbly at the feet of the fire as it taught me how to tend it. In the spring of 2022 before starting up The ForRest, the call to the fire was like a forest fire in my heart that lead me to Ireland to get certified as a Sundoor Firewalker Instructor and Empowerment coach. Surrounded by the magic of the land, faeries and rainbows, Fire presented itself as an ancient teacher.
One thing that has been a constant from the beginning is I gravitate towards pioneering paths to inspire others to trust they are safe to try. I would be honored to walk with you.
Mother & fur mama
Daughter, Auntie, Sister
Great Auntie, Faery Godmother
Friend, Best friend, Partner, Lover
Birth & Darkness Doula, Life Giver
Mentor, Sacred witness
Creatrix, Artisit, Curator
Firewalker, Floater, Herbalist
Guardian of the Salty Cosmos at One Love Float
Guardian of the Mycelium at the ForRest
Inspiring poetic transformer
Music lover, Epic playlist composer
Disliker of the mice
Huntress of belly laughs
Snowboard instructor, Coach
Ski School Director
Olympic winter sport advocate
Thank you for teaching me about how we do one thing, we do everything; how to pay attention to cycles; how to meet you with depth and reverence; and how to nourish a seed and bring it to bloom.
Thank you for teaching me about frequency, dose and how to determine the best method to invite the remedy.
Thank you for teaching me about surrender, the pathway of the heart, humility, the sacred.
Thank you for being the rewilding space of our deepest knowing, ancient mysteries, embodied feminine, how to listen to the call of the wild and the whispers of awe.
Thank you for teaching me about trust, intuition, fluidity, pathways of resistance, sacred containers, conception and creativity.
Thank you for gifting me the incubator of experiences within the float center, the connection to community, and how to transition through states of being.
Thank you for teaching me about transformation, tending inner and outer spaces, observation, offerings, and blissful joy!
Thank you for teaching me about how to "walk the fire" is in our own way.
Thank you for teaching me about the only thing that hides in the dark...is you.
Thank you for showing how to meet myself and not back down from my edge, self acceptance, and the space of the deep capacity to reclaim our own medicine, wisdom, intuition and voice.
Thank you for teaching me about love, interconnection, and the knowing that when there is every reason not to do that "hard thing", there is only one reason that is meaningful...that it is important.