Wellness Coach & Retreat Facilitator
Thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about me. I moved from Scotland to Australia in 1986.
My early years were spent setting up businesses, training and mentoring sales people, working in advertising and marketing. I was a high acheiver and what most people think of as a success. I made great money, drove nice cars, wore beautiful clothes took clients overseas on 5 star trips, owned my own home….but I was not happy. I was depressed and struggling to find the meaning to life. What made it more difficult was that I was ashamed that I felt so depressed. I told very few people and those I did would say “Hey, you can’t be depressed, you’re gorgeous and have everything”…So I battled it alone, including 2 serious attempted suicides. One, I should have never survived according to Doctors.
What did I do?
I refused medication and went on a 25 year journey of discovery, doing courses where I opened the door to my heart where I cried, laughed, walked on burning coals, stood naked (yes literally) in front of fully clothed people to break down the walls I had built up, meditated and meditated, took every course I could on this search, spent thousands of dollars. I practiced 12 years of intense Bikram yoga ( the burning coals were easier) Listened to great teachers, elders and wise ones. I went to India again and again and again and sat at the feet of gurus and teachers. I meditated in Ashrams and visited holy sites. I did retreats, in silence whilst fasting or purging out toxins. I did sweat lodges, processes, and practices that would have me burned at the stake if it were another time…. I studied and studied and searched…..and all that I have found, I now share.
Studies: Certified in
Food: Raw Food Chef,
Yoga: Bikram Yoga, Surya Yoga, Kriya Yoga,
Body: Aromatherapy massage, Lomi Lomi massage, Swedish massage, Reiki; levels 1,2 and 3
Mind: Clinical Hypnotherapy, Thought Field Therapy
After teaching Bikram Yoga for the last 12 years, opening 4 studios, teaching thousands of people from all parts of the world, mentoring over 100 teachers and selling my Byron Bay studio I now focus on my Online Wellness Courses and Retreats, Personal Coaching and Skype Support Sessions.
What is my life purpose? To Teach, Educate & Inspire from my own experience
What is my message? After years of searching for answers, making dreams a reality, triumphing in success as well as being brought to my knees during more than one “Dark night of the Soul” experiencing losses, heartbreaks, betrayals and illness I have come to know this “ You must become your own Savior” (but sometimes you need a little help 🙂
Creator, Raw Food Byron