Hey, I am Yarrow!
As an embodiment mentor and ritual maker I support soft folks in reclaiming body liberation, intuition, a connection to nature and everyday magic. Being able to do this work really is my wildest dreams coming true.
My practices around folk herbalism, tarot, journaling, movement and creative expression are trauma sensitive, queer and body positive and as inclusive and accessible as possible because to me healing is both political and interconnected. If you like you can find out more about the custom rituals I am offering here.
I care so much about embodiment because I believe that our digitalised, fast-paced lives don’t leave enough room for connection and community. Slowness and sensuality have become luxuries, especially for survivors and marginalised folks. I want to create spaces in which you can feel safe and seen so that you can explore what makes you feel good in your skin and excited about life.
I run free monthly webinars as well as the Daydreaming Wolves podcast for dreamers who are into authentic conversations about healing, business journeys, everyday struggles and everyday magic that can be delivered straight to your phone if you like. For those who would like to receive some additional guidance and support in making their own magic I also offer monthly ritual kits including playlists, journaling prompts, tarot spreads and herbal recipes that you can get by pledging $3 or more on my Patreon.
By day I also run a web design and tech agency named Yarrow Digital that supports small businesses in building heartfelt, sustainable online platforms made to hold big dreams and beautiful communities. I specialise in custom made WordPress sites as well as easy to understand tech support and I also run a low cost DIY business training.
How I got here
I am a Scorpio with a Libra moon, Venus in Scorpio and Leo rising – definitely a lot of feelings over here!
My first book on witchcraft and healing fell into my lap on my 11th birthday, at a time when my body had already been on its first diet and experienced bullying, sexual assault and physical violence from peers. I cared a lot about what people thought of me as a teenager and struggled with sensory overwhelm, difficult romantic relationships and pretty low self-esteem. Honestly, it feels a bit vulnerable to write this, but I know I am not alone and I also know that these things have helped me become as passionate about embodiment and everyday magic as I am today.
In my early twenties I pursued pretty conventional career paths as best as I could because I wanted stability really badly. I ended up being an HR manager at 24 while studying part time and absolutely hated it – I knew life needed to be radically different, but I was broke and I had no idea how to make it happen.
Later in my twenties I remembered the magic of reconnecting with nature, journaling and asking for guidance I had first come across on my 11th birthday, but it felt very abstract and I could not manage to ground myself in it. Intellectually I wanted to learn and be super productive, but really the years since then have been a slow process of un-learning and remembering the things that feel true and magical. I most definitely already wanted to smash the patriarchy back then, but I was having trouble getting out of bed so that seemed like a lofty idea. What made most sense to me in the end was to nurture my resistance against oppressive ideas around our worth as humans and to remember our deep interconnectedness as well as the possibility of collective and individual healing so that we can make homes in our bodies.
My work celebrates queers, trans folks, working class babes, people of colour, people with disabilities and survivors. You are welcome here and it matters to me that this space is accessible to you.
My little dog, who has similar ideas, is called Orlando. He luckily joined me on this path and together we are some kind of nap/self-care dream team. Other than napping I am really into autumn, trauma sensitive bodywork, exploring my intuition with tarot, reading weird books till 2am, drinking herbal tea, coming home to stillness and colour coordination, wearing velvet and having introvert adventures.
If you have any feedback do send me a message here, I would love to hear from you!
So much love,
Inspiration and qualifications
I have an MA in creative media and a BA in social science and creative writing, but honestly growing a small business has taught me much more.
I have also trained in several body work and healing modalities such as yoga, breath work and massage and I am a big believer in self-study and the magic of going into the forest at night to figure things out.
There are many, many people that have inspired me, so I will name just a few here – in the last few years I have studied the tarot with Vanessa Sage and Nancy Antenucci which really helped me be my weird self. Training in celebrancy with OBOD gave me a chance to deepen my skills as a ritual facilitator and magic maker, which was a really beautiful experience.
Currently I am also studying with the Herbal Academy, the Body Positive Institute as well as the Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. My heart beats fast for people who care for the earth and are working to dismantle systems of oppression in creative and healing ways – some that come to mind are Clarissa Pinkola Estès, Asali Earthwork, Ren Zatopek, Dori Midnight, Beth Maiden, Sean Donahue, Jennifer Patterson, Julia Cameron, Meghan Jayne Crabbe, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, Christy Harrison and Travis Alabanza.
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