I believe that to face the multiple crises that are present in the world we need systemic change. However we are each a reflection of the systems around us and so must do the work within ourselves and our communities to disentangle ourselves from repeating the same patterns of harm that got us here. So much of that harm is rooted in our disconnection and separation from the natural world. This is what underpins much of my work.
Hello & Welcome
I’m here to unlock people’s ecological and creative potential through creating transformational spaces of learning & healing that can help humans remember our innate belonging and wholeness in relationship with the natural living world.
Otherwise you can find me roaming Dartmoor, growing my own food in community at The Living Projects, connecting with ancestral life ways through crafting, wild food and foraging, singing and writing poetry or dancing and moving my body.
I’ve always had a deep and profound relationship with the natural world, however growing up in a city I often felt disconnected and with a lack of access to wild spaces. This longing for the natural world expressed itself in my body and my ability to relate with the world through my physicality and creativity.
This led me to spending five years training in Physical Theatre & Dance emerging with a variety of skills that allowed me to deepen into exploring spaces that support humans to connect with their creative essence through movement and embodiment, and therefore their essential wild nature.
Over the years I was very drawn to the esoteric and worked with myth, tarot, clown and other practices and therefore I created Artemis, a solo show that I researched, performed and toured with over four years that told the myth of Artemis but from the future looking back on the destruction and havoc that humans enacted on our planet.
As my research deepened so did my concern and empathy for the planet and the climate and ecological emergency we are living through. I felt as though I needed to shift my work to focus more on contributing in a good way to the climate movement.
In 2018 I experienced an intense burnout after years of working hard to sustain myself as an artist and performer, this led me to join Extinction Rebellion and in a baptism of fire I spent a year deeply involved with climate activism learning a lot about myself, climate change, systems change, complexity, activism, community and regenerative cultures in the process.
Since then I’ve dedicated my life to a variety of approaches needed to face an uncertain future. This spans reconnecting and healing our relationship with the earth, grief tending and pleasure activism, resourcing activism, resilience and burnout, women's empowerment & leadership, community building, rewilding and ecosystem restoration through regenerating land, food sovereignty, land access, peer to peer learning, plus learning from the land and nature based mentoring.
(With deep respect and love to the many teachers that I both known personally and have been inspired by.
Standing on the shoulders of: Rebecca Card, Peter Cow, Toni Spencer, adrienne maree brown, Daniel Foor, Francis Weller, Joanna Macy, Bill Plotkin, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Bayo Akomalafe and many more.)
Transition Town Totnes, Extinction Rebelleion, Enrol Yourself, The Design Science Studio, The Craigberoch Deccelerator, Be The Earth Foundation, The Psychedelic Society, Youth by Youth, The Living Projects, The Spaceship Earth Podcast, Civic Square, RSA, Togetherness, Involve Charity,
The Waterloo Vaults, Shotgun Carousel, Secret Cinema, Rogue Theatre, The Artful Badger, The Salon Collective, Feurza Bruta, The Eden Project, Divine Ridiculous, Thimble Theatre, Rift & Mama Marbles plus a variety of festivals, french circus companies and events over the years.
Bachelor of Arts, Physical Theatre at East 15 (clowning, bouffon, mask, aerial circus, animal studies, somatics and embodiment, suzuki method, aikido, contact improvisation, yoga)
Apprenticeship of Circus (aerial circus, fitness, acrobatics, theatre, clowning, embodiment, contemporary dance)
Training with Anna-Helena Mclean & Moon Fool (Voice, sound, embodiment, physical theatre)
The Dance of Likeness with Studio Matejka in Poland (movement, embodiment, physical theatre, storytelling, five rhythms)
2019 - 2020 Bringing It Home with Rebecca Card and Peter Cow & 2021 - 2022 Bringing It Home apprenticeship with Peter Cow & Sky-Maria (8 Shields cultural healing map in nature connection, mentoring, facilitation.)
Trauma Informed Practice with The Association for Psychological Therapies (plus my own reading and research into trauma, somatics' and the body)
The Learning Marathon, The Learning Relay & Project Regenerate - Enrol Yourself (Hosted and participated in these peer-led learning journeys, self directed learning)
Other trainings & learning:
Soulquest & Wild Mind Map with Rebecca Card, Ecology of Being inquiry group with Nick Laurence, Emergent Strategy Book Group, Soul and Grief Apprenticeship with Azul Valerie Thome, Practical Animism with Daniel Foor, Pause Apprenticeship with Toni Spencer, Design Science Studio with Buckminster Fuller Studio & HabRitual, Call of the Wild Feminine with Advaya.co, Sovereign 2022 with Wildly Devotional