37-39 Union Street
I am a yoga instructor and cacao ceremony facilitator based in Nairnshire in the Highlands. I have been teaching for over 10 years.
Since returning to my ancestral homeland of Scotland in 2018; I have taken a deep dive into the realm of plant medicines, in particular cacao, which has become a close companion and ally on my path. Feeling called to connect with the plant in its native habitat, I journeyed to Guatemala to learn from the indigenous communities who prepare the cacao in the traditional way. It is this cacao that I offers in ceremonies - straight from the source!
Separate to my relationship to cacao, I continue to teach various styles of yoga both through a studio in Inverness and privately. It will always be my first love; at a tender age in her teens I discovered yoga; was this physical movement (asana) that enabled me to find a doorway to connect to the spiritual realm. Something I had been searching for...
Qualified in a multitude of styles, with roots in Sivananda yoga I delight in offering Hatha, yin and pre and postnatal yoga as well as Vinyasa.
Alongside teaching yoga, I now offer ceremonial cacao circles (both online in groups and individually, or with couples and in person). My first experience with the sacred plant medicine which is ceremonial cacao can be described best as an unlocking. I was able to step into my vulnerability and the full spectrum of emotions with confidence and grace. My heart opened and my mind quietened. After sitting with the medicine over time, I felt called to journey to Guatemala to learn from the indigenous communities who grow, prepare and work with the cacao.
Cacao shared and consumed ceremonially invites you to dive deep into your heart space, enabling you to open to that place within yourself of greater awareness, a stronger sense of presence and interconnectedness. Referred to as heart medicine it has a grounding yet uplifting effect on ones mind, body and spirit.
Together we create and then I hold a container which supports the connection each person makes with the cacao by offering a sacred ceremonial space to enhance the effects of the medicine. Inspired by how this plant has enriched her life, she delights in offering this to others to support their journey.
If you feel called to reach out and connect, please do! With many blessings x