A little note about me
I WORK WITH WOMEN
who long to come closer to Nature, within and out
who long to ground
who long for silence long enough to hear truth
who long to feel connected, honest and alive
I am an odd mix of everything - most of us are. I hold space for women to heal and move through this thing called life, deeply connected to the Earth. To themselves. AND to each other.
I like full moon meditation and gangsta rap.
My practice is a mix of nature walks, intuitive movement and starring into the forest
Woo woo and not.
My cycle is a solid foundation in my life, but I would never call myself a Goddess.
Three people call me mom, and I have days where I still get surprised, "Oh yeah that's me".
We are working towards a semi zero waste lifestyle, it stings to see the shit we do to the Earth
I am a crier, and get overly excited about small things
I love black humor the most.
More than anything I am human, and with that comes pain, joy, grief, ecstasy and days of just blah. I am in love with the ordinary.
And with all of that said, the WHO I AM is in a constant change and transition through life - and that to me is so the most exciting part.
One short paragraph wouldn't do anyone's life justice but here are some of the highlights.
Born amongst the Natives in Northern Canada, the love for the Wild was installed in me early. A respect for nature was the foundation. It was key to know your seasons and life around you - it is humbling to know yourself as a piece of nature.
I moved to Denmark in the 90's and within those countries we got quite the tour. I continued as an adult. I popped up all over the place - the world was my oyster.
As a young woman in 2001, I swooped off to Bosnia to work on an American HQ military camp. I extended that stay and continued onto a British camp in Kosovo in 2002, a tour that hit me hard and changed everything about my outlook on life. Coming home I experienced severe stress and anxiety and spent the next few years running.
I drank, smoked, over ate, partied, didn’t sleep, and wasn’t alone for more than 5 minutes to avoid feelings. It was all too painful. It continued to be very overwhelming. I isolated myself more and more and living was really no longer a part of life.
At one point the anxiety and restlessness was so harming to my life and my relationships that I needed to do something.
When I became a mom, I went through mild postpartum depression and once again looked down the shitty black hole of feelings.
Life is full for most of us. And has always been I reckon. For us modern folk, we’ve slowly taken away our connection to nature and each other. Bringing that relationship back into my life also brought back my ‘destessor’, my lifeline, my sense of purpose.
We have to work with the Wild we have. And I truly believe that when we stop underestimating nature around us, we can turn the ecological situation around. This is my work and hope for my children and the rest of us. <3
My training… or some of it anyway…
MBSR Teacher Trainings In Mindfulness - Eve Bengata Lorenzen, 2010
Thorough training that taught me how to draw on my inner resources and natural capacity to dynamically engage in care for myself, and to find greater peace of mind, ease and balance.
Shakti Yoga Training: Women’s Body and Cycle - Laila Torsheim Yogakompagniet, 2013
Training in a solid understanding of the woman’s life cycle, energy and physiology. I learnt how to teach special classes, lessons and workshops to women and gained an understanding of how to use yoga in relation to subjects such as menstruation and sexuality.
Mindfulness Teaching with Marc Coleman and Martin Aylward, 2013
A year long training where I gained professional teaching accreditation from the Mindfulness Training Institute, as well as development of my own mindfulness practice.
Doula with Michel Odent, 2011
In this short course, I learnt about pregnancy, breastfeeding and birth physiology, building my knowledge of all topics.
Post Partum Doula with Childbirth International, 2011
In this course, I became trained as a Postpartum Doula, enabling me to make the transition after the arrival of a new baby easier. The Training and Certification program provided me with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be there for parents in the early days.
StoryKeeper, Birth Story 2014
In this foundation course, I become trained as a Story Keeper, enabling me to be a receiver and keeper of stories after birth, and learning the practical experience and power of this work.
Herbalist Academy Herbalist Training, 2015
ShamaFlora: Herbalist Training, 2015
Curvy Yoga with Anna Guest-Jelly, 2016
This training taught me body affirming teaching language for yoga classes, and how to incorporate body acceptance into classes, as well as introducing body affirming tools to add to my knowledge.
Earth Medicine School, 2017
In this foundational certification program, Building my ritual toolkit and learn the practice of non-western healing.
Various courses in herbalism, nature based practices, meditation, body work, intuitive movement and story work.