Hello and Welcome. I’m so glad you found me!
I’m Kate; a Mother and a home educator living in the Tuggeranong region of Canberra.
I create sacred spaces to support you in connection to your body.
Offering Women’s Circles and the deeply relaxing Lomi Lomi Bodywork, I seek to deepen your connection to your own body supporting you to connect to your own innate wisdom.
I love making body products and have created a rich and organic Body Butter & Face Oil to feed your skin with nourishing oils.
I’m currently immersed in a 9 month Shakti Yoga Teacher Training with Jasmine Rose and look forward to adding this womb centered yoga late in 2022.
A little of what inspired my jounrey
Life changed so much for me with the birth of my first son.
My heart cracked open and I was led into places I had never considered before.
I found myself exploring Aware Parenting, taking onboard attachment parenting, all the while dealing with the left over impact of a birth that left me numb, feeling dis-empowered and struggling to breastfeed.
Finding out I was pregnant with my second son came as a huge unexpected shock. This became a catalyst for a lot of change!
With some listening support I began to connect to my inner realms, my feelings and emotions.
I researched more about pregnancy, birth and how I wanted to mother my children.
These aspects inspired me to later study and get certified as a Birth Doula.
In 2013 I started attending Tigress Yoga. I did this yoga and other feminine based yoga classes for many years to follow.
I still remember the day when I felt its impact on me. I had been standing by the fireplace feeling so much sadness and grief. There was a sense of energetically turning my attention to meet and see these feelings. For the first time, I stayed with the big feelings and allowed them to move me as I cried and sobbed.
I felt I had come to this meeting place of being with, rather than running from these feelings, because of all the practice I had of slowly meeting myself in these feminine based yoga class.
I realised it had changed my life. I realised I had more willingness to feel.
That moment was key for me to really connect to the growth I had made without even noticing. A nourishing gift I was only just beginning to see the potency of.
I didn’t need to DO anything, but just BE.
I felt inspired to become a yoga teacher in this feminine style of yoga. At the time I wasn’t able to support this dream, it would come later!
I came across an amazing style of dance as a way to connect into our bodies wisdom and signed up for the initiation teacher training.
I LOVED it.
AND I knew that I would never offer a class that way.
I put all the pieces from this modality into my inner cauldron with all the other embodied movement I had immersed myself in over the years and birthed Embodied Dance Circles.
This was a powerful practice that supported me in many ways.
I continue to offer this on Monday evenings.
I made the choice to become a birth doula and did my doula studies via the Australian Doula College and completed my certificate in early 2020.
I had the wonderful opportunity to support the birth of 5 of my nieces and nephews! I loved being in the birthing space.
However, it turned out to be poor timing to enter the birth world!
With lock-downs and reduced support people allowed in the birthing space, beginning a business was challenging. I made the decision to put my birth doula work on hold.
*Artwork by Monique van der Pol
In early 2021 I was inspired to head to Queensland to learn Ka Huna Massage at Mette’s Institute.
It was such a wonderful retreat that I returned a few months later to complete the next level of training.
I began to offer this Hawaiian style of massage from my home-based clinic and also from a clinic space in the Vitality Health Centre in Tuggeranong.
I went on to complete more training with Awen Massage Therapy and also completed a certificate in the Heartwoks Lomi Lomi.
Offering the nourishing Lomi Lomi Bodywork Massage has been deeply fulfilling part of my journey.
I love offering massages to all bodies!