It is a quality of being that embraces the complementarity in duality, honours cyclicity, and commits to developing constructive resources for each challenge, both individually and collectively.
We are living in a crucial time for transformation of structures, beliefs, values, internally and externally. Allowing the feminine side of the psyche to manifest, through empathy and care, is a profound way to truly connect to ourselves, our families, community and Mother Earth.
I am Íris.
Woman, mother, animal, pilgrim and care giver of wild places, endlessly questioning the cultural threads that bind us.
I am a Somatic Trauma Therapist, eco-somatic movement and yoga educator, doula, herbalist, ecologist, artist, traditional iberian healer, recolector of medicinal, ritual and artistic traditions. Researcher of the intricate connection of body, Earth and the sacred, focusing on iberian proto history, it’s animism and xamanism.
Caregiver of the fertile places within soul and soil, through movement, therapy and ritual.
Constantly nourishing sensitive presence, active listening and creating relationships.
My basis formation is contemporary literature, theater, contemporary and traditional Northern african dance. Additionally, I am trained in Somatic trauma therapy, somatic movement, yoga, doula, coaching and emotional intelligence, permaculture, medicinal and traditional herbalism.
I have two decades of practical and theoretic experience in iberian animism, xamanism and archaic mythology.
Presently I teach and offer therapeutic sessions online, in Portugal, United Kingdom and Brasil.
In Sintra, Portugal, I have co-founded the Senhora d’Azenha cooperative for art, therapy and eco-spirituality as well as the human ecology collective Teia da Terra. I am part of the Remembering the Bones project, teach at portuguese macrobiotic institute and the Glastonbury Goddess Temple. Simultaneously I develop my personal project Earth Body Medicine.
I am Lila.
I am a herbalist, dream and crystal therapist, conscious cook and ritual dance artist.
I am a woman, a mother, a daughter, a lover, a sister, a friend and I am in service of Mother Earth.
I was born and raised in the countryside, observing myself in the seasons on Earth. A great part of my learning is from experiencing, hands-on, the Mother (Matter) – Nature – source of life and key to wisdom. I have a degree in Institutional communication. Rebelling against my field of studies I acknowledged my need to bring more humanism to the reality we live in through art, nutrition and healing. I am a self-taught herbalist, crystal and dream therapist and conscious cook. I am a ritual dancer, having studied Oriental and Organic Movement with the artist and medicine woman Íris Garcia, with the art activist Mariana Lemos and with the musician Baltazar Molina. I co-director of the project Senhora d’Azenha, center for Art. Therapy and eco-spirituality in Portugal, as well as co-founder of the ecological collective Teia da Terra.
I teach holistic herbalism focusing on incenses, essences, elixirs, conscious cooking and story-telling. I have created the project Earthwalking (bare foot walking retreats in wild nature), Corpo Essência (crystal therapy) and Delphos Seeds oracle. I aim to offer an integrated work of healing and self development. By whichever of these paths, the choice is always an expression of Pure Life in movement, consciously creating what each moment requires in connection to All in resonance.