Hi. I'm Gemini. It's nice to meet you.
Yes, it's my real name. No, It's not my star sign.
I'm a Sagittarius sun with Taurus rising and a Scorpio moon. Born on the winter Solstice in the English countryside near Stonehenge, where I grew-up roaming barefoot in the woodlands and corn fields.
Playing in the dirt, getting grubby, I grew plants and picked herbs from hedges to make into healing potions for my sick dolls and the injured animals I frequently rescued.
I swam in rivers and sucked in the fresh air, riding my bike down hills with feet off the pedals, hair tangling in the wind, screaming "Waheeeee" all the way to the bottom.
But life took me into offices, cities, into the world of consumerism, into the idea that parts of me, as a woman, were to be hidden, distorted if I were to ‘fit in’ with the system.
I learned that my 'nature' was not be be nurtured, but rather to be disguised and disabandoned.
Then, a few years ago I finally began to understand.
As women, we tend to withhold pain, fear, grief and shame from giving birth, abortion and miscarriage, stillbirth, menstruation, medical procedures, abuse and sexual assault, the cultural repression and attack of the feminine.
This causes us to disconnect from 'down there' and negatively impacts our bodies and lives, creating physiological, emotional and psychological disruption, robbing us of inner-peace, stealing our ability to experience true pleasure or ‘be’ who we truly are.
Our capacity to tune-in to the whispers of our soul is destroyed, together with our ability to listen to the subtle guidance of the cosmos.
Inadvertently, when our root is shut down or out of sorts, we unconsciously allow catastrophic levels of destruction and degradation to our bodies, Mother earth, our food, air, and water supply, our sense of self, sensuality, sexuality and our capacity for inner peace.
Consequently we are prevented from fulfilling our divine role as protectors of our bodies, children, communities and the Earth.
I began praying for a way to offer healing outside of the often expensive, one to one, therapy model.
“Dear Mother, show me how to help women clear and re-connect to their root chakra so we can reclaim our connection to the earth and each other?”
Insights arrived. Life threw me a series of perfectly relevant and profound lessons.
Messages came to bring women into circle together, to clear our past pains, heal these wounds in the safety of sisterhood, connect to our senses, reclaim our roles as wise women and protectors of this planet, to birth in greater peace and pleasure — for all.
With a juicy dose of intuitive guidance, messages in dreams and ceremony with La Madre, the idea of Womb * Sense was conceived and born.
It’s my joy to share this divinely designed fusion of yoga, sensuality and somatic therapy, held in the safety and solidarity of sisterhood, through classes, immersions, retreats and virtual circles.
I really look forward to seeing you somewhere soon!
Gemini is passionate about gently and safely unraveling the shadowy ‘stuff’ that sits behind our suffering to bring relief and restore an authentic state of wellbeing to mind, body, heart and soul.
Specializing in body-oriented psychotherapy, working with somatic embodiment practices, trauma-informed techniques and yoga, she’s transformed countless women’s lives, both in clinical settings, privately and in the100’s of classes, trainings, and retreats she’s led across the globe.
Over the past 25 years, she’s participated in health, environmental and social impact projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, USA, and South America, working with The Red Cross, Raleigh International, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Tony Robbins Foundation, POD Volunteer, Tech Trust and The Temple of the Way of Light.
She works with the Center for Relational Healing — an addiction recovery center — in Los Angeles, and in private practice with clients from all walks of life.
Gemini’s first love is story telling. The author of several award-winning books, her articles have appeared in Elephant Journal, The Huffington Post, RED magazine, Women's Health, BOOM, Live It Natural and Yahoo.
Internationally recognized, her books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and featured on The Today Show, Reuters, BBC, Ecosalon, Family Health, and Wellness magazine. They include:
Your Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in Goodbye, which shares her insights and observations of grief having lost her Mum to cancer when she was just 21.
The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox, an illustrated, tongue-in-cheek observation of our obsession with social media.
The Top 100 Recipes for Happy Kids: Keep Your Child Alert, Focused, Active and Healthy: Keep Your Child Alert, Focused and Active, a guide for parents who wish to support their kids wellbeing with nutrition.
Take a peek at her poetic Womb Talk blog.
Learning is her poison. There's always a large stack of ‘soon to be read’ books by Gemini’s bed.
She draws on trainings and certifications with the Trauma Center Justice Resource Institute, Trauma Prevention, Qoya, College of Psychic Studies, CRUSE Bereavement Care, National Federation of Spiritual Healers, Tony Robbins Leadership Academy and studies with Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. David Bercelli, Dr. Betty Martin and Dr. Diane Pool Heller.
Gemini is a somatic trauma resolution facilitator (STR), grief counselor, advanced certified TRE® practitioner and Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher.
She has been studying and practising yoga for over two decades following the tradition of Sivananda. Completing over 1,000 hrs of trainings with Sri Dharma Mittra, YogaBugs™ and many of America's leading teachers, including Saul David Raye, Govindas of Bhakti Yoga Shala, Sianna Sherman, Micheline Berry, Mark Whitwell and Shiva Rae.