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Dark night of the soul – A grounding of selfhood into the powers of being or a surrender of self to the powers of being?

Dark night of the soul – A grounding of selfhood into the powers of being or a surrender of self to the powers of being?   As I dive more into women’s spirituality, dancing with [...]

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The History of Women in Yoga

I’ve just finished recording the “History of Women in Yoga class’ as part of Return to the Self’s online Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.  This history is rich and [...]

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Red, White, Pink and Purple Blood Wisdom: Your Moon Cycle

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW, AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT RED and WHITE MOON CYCLES “Just as our ancestors honoured woman’s ability to create humans from her womb and feed them from her breast, they [...]

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How to have a ‘Natural’ Birth

How can I have the best possible empowered birth experience? How can I have a ‘natural’ birth?   I’m sure to our ancestors that the idea of having to ‘prepare’ for birth would have seemed [...]

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Closing the Bones Rebozo ceremonies – Sacred Postnatal Rituals for the Mother

A period of postpartum separation from the world is a global practice.  In Japan it’s ‘Sango no hidachi’, for Koreans as ‘Samchilil’, which means ‘21’. In Latin American countries it is called la [...]

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Blessingway Ceremonies – Honouring Women with ritual and ceremony

Ritual for Women, Honouring Sacred Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood Pregnancy: Blessingway Ceremonies and Rituals Pregnancy is a special time for a woman to be revered and honoured by her loved [...]

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The Scattered Goddess and the Seat of Shakti

The Scattered Goddess It is no coincidence that as someone who is seeking spiritual growth and a return to the self, you are also very likely someone who feels passionate love for Mother Earth [...]

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The womb temple Kamakhya, Darkness and the Mystical experience

The womb temple Kamakhya, Darkness and Mystical experience     “Can you try to picture a softer dark than the masculine you have been bought up with? A darkness which is benevolent and [...]

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The Divine Feminine, Cultural Appropriation and Post Lineage Yoga

The Divine Feminine, Cultural Appropriation and Post Lineage Yoga I’ve never been the handstand in front of a sacred site kind of yoga girl and generally my work has not inspired a great deal, or [...]

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Day 2 – Return to the Goddess – Sacred pilgrimage to India

Day 2 of Navaratri – Kamakhya Temple, Assam (North Eastern India) An early morning flight from Jaipur and I arrive in Guwahati. I’ve travelled a lot in India but Assam is totally new to me It’s [...]

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