My first shamanic training was in Glastonbury in 2002 and I have practiced shamanic healing here ever since. In 2009/2010 I studied at Shamanka (Women’s School of Shamanism) including an advanced training in South American healing practices, during which time I visited Peru and had a profound healing experience.
I have taught various subjects in Glastonbury, including the runes, introductions to shamanism, shamanic journeying, space clearance ritual and voice sound healing workshops. I have mentored groups to receive the Munay-Ki rites, a series of nine energy transmission from the Inka tradition. I organised a workshop for Native American teacher Oogima Aakin Ikwe, Earth Leader Woman of the Anishinaabe, in 2008 which attracted 50 attendees.
In 2011/12 I completed the Inka Spirit courses offered by Don Juan Ñunez del Prado, strengthening my affinity with that tradition. I share some of these invaluable energy practices with clients at Healing Waters.
In January 2016 I completed a year’s training with Juliet Yelverton, in understanding the effects of trauma within the nervous system, a physiology and body-based approach which complements the Shamanic “spirit down” approach to healing.
I have been working with runes for many years, but recently strengthened my foundations in the Northern Tradition by training in Sweden in May 2017. I continue with rune divination workshops and now run shamanic journeying workshops based on Norse Mythology.
Just as valuable as the lessons that come from trainings are those that come from self-reflection. Shamanic spirituality supported an existing desire for change in my life. It helped me work with my own wounds and experience of illness to find the light, the teaching and the potential for change within them. Its healing has encouraged self-awareness, trust, a sense of wholeness, self-acceptance and inner purpose.
I have somehow transformed from a conventional, anxious, unfulfilled commuter to a shamanic practitioner, quietly working away in the heart chakra of the world. We are all capable of living a charmed life in co-creation with a loving and intelligent Universe. I am privileged to bring my experience and compassion to the service of your empowerment. Blessed be!