Meet The Facilitators

Welcome to a shared adventure of Body Love.

So happy you have found us!  



Michelle Roberton ~                                                                                                                     

My Life has been my learning.   At the tender age of 48 and what appears many lifetimes later, I am not sure there is any life situation I cannot empathise with.

Life has taught me well with its tapestry of colours…

From a childhood of sexual abuse, anorexia, to drugs, to homelessness, to the loss of a son, from life threatening illness to near a death experience, from marriage to single parent hood, to the loss of both breasts.

But I sit here, writing to you hand on my heart, knowing I would not change a nano second of this life.

All these experiences have woven together, to enable me to share from an authentic place of “knowing how that tastes,”  and to offer an invitation to see beyond what may feel at times desperately hopeless and broken.

To be able to connect and “meet” the other, neck deep in their hell and offer a kind, knowing hand to show even the smallest glimpse of light …

Of another way.

This life has made me the woman I am today and enabled me to share and hold, from a place of raw and real bones.

From passion and soul.

Michelle has shared with her work with many, for 17 years, specialising in Sexual Trauma & Intimacy as a Tantric educator, body worker and counsellor for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Her passion stems from her own journey of discovering the medicine in the poison as she set it upon herself to reclaim her body, her breath, her sexuality and sensuality and express that in new, life enriching ways.

Michelle very much believes that our mind can only take us so far into any release of body trauma and healing of our sexuality. The discovery of who we authentically are is not hidden in our thoughts but in the sensuality and home of our body.

Her touch has been described by many as her gift to others.
Her gentle, authentically honest & calming approach, a comforting breath of fresh air.

Michelle lives in the colourful, vibrant city of Brighton with her four superstar children.



Hanna Angell ~

My longing is for you to truly live this life. To be in touch with the aliveness of your being and to drop into your deepest desires and truth. To listen to the rhythm of your own being, to you breath and to better understand the meaning of being connected to your Core Essence.

Having been disconnected from her body for many years, Hanna began her own personal journey into rediscovering herself and what it meant to be truly alive, connected to life and in touch with the truth of her Being.

Through this, she found the amazing and healing affects of movement, conscious touch, massage, energy and breath-work.

Training in Sacred Sexuality, Tantra & Ecstatic Dance, she discovered ways to reconnect with herself, her passions, desires and needs.

Having experienced a lot of trauma throughout her lifetime, Hanna also knew she needed to find a way to heal from the past pain and stories to free herself from the hurt that had been done but she was no longer experiencing or living.

Hanna is a Conscious Sexuality & Tantric practitioner with a wealth of experience and brings her softness, aliveness, energy and desire to enable you to feel truly embodied, connected to life, in touch with your body, heart, passion and pleasure.  Her mission is to guide, support, encourage and empower others in living open, authentic, impassioned and heart-centred lives.

To rediscovering, loving and celebrating their magnificence and aliveness; with all their vulnerability, messiness, sexuality and innocence.

She currently lives in East Sussex with her partner and little boy and offers empowering workshops, retreats and private sessions on Love, Sexuality, Relationships, Intimacy and Pleasure in the UK (Brighton, Bristol, London) Europe and beyond.


Marcela Enriquez Wakeham ~ 

Marcela has a long passion for movement and pleasure, she invites participants to feel the body at a cellular level

My body has been my temple, from a tender age I knew that looking after myself on a physical level holds the key of living life in its fullest potential.

That took me to seek dance as primary source of my life. Dancing under the moon and stars is what made me happy. Being in love with how body movement can evoke emotions and inspire stories form inside out and from outside in took me into a deep journey of reach movement exploration.

My background is my Yaqui blood line linage, I come from a family of folklore dancers, I grow up watching my mother with colourful folk-dance skirts, also I grow up with indigenous dance tradition form many parts of Mexico.

Right now, after 20 + years of internal movement exploration which enriched my life I have been exploring the world of somatic movement education, dance therapy, therapeutic yoga as well as Cacao Ceremony offerings blending my Mexican indigene traditions with somatic movement explorations.

My aim on this body love day retreat, is to take the participant in to an inner body journey where the participant can be aware of sensations at a cellular level, and invite the spirit of Cacao, Mother Earth and Father Sky to be present in our ceremony.


Helen Thatcher ~ 

Helen means bringer of light, and it is my passion to shine the light of acceptance     
onto the complex condition of being human.

As I have learnt to welcome and embrace all of my emotions and experiences, with equal value and compassion, I notice it is easier to flow with the rollercoaster of life with grace.
I believe when we hold ourselves in love, we begin to naturally surrender into the
simplicity of our true being. For me this true being is our sacred, divine, natural self.
This being has a unique flavour and expression for each of us and as its core is
peace, joy and love.

Your body matters, your emotions matter, your truth matters.  My role is to give you
the time, reassurance and validation you need to feel heard and understood. I can
support you feel more comfortable and confident in your body. To feel safe and held
in love.

Helen Thatcher brings a deep experience of Buddhist Meditation, skilled facilitation of transformational Dance; Movement Practice and intuitive wisdom of Conscious Loving Touch.  Combining all her expertise she provides opportunities for people to move towards Sacred Embodiment.  She has worked in the field of Personal Development and Holistic Health for 22 years.    Helen is now working with one-2-one clients and small group on boundaries setting, listening to the messages of the body, release of trauma through gentle touch, awakening the innocent, sensual self, expression of the natural being and holding clients in love both physically and energetically.
Helen is relaxed, at home in her skin, open-hearted, playful and present.




Jess Hillard ~ 

For years I walked around carrying grief. Somatised grief becomes heavy, my body was always aching and I had difficulty sleeping. Coupled with a strong survival personality, I was struggling. 
Whilst studying acting at drama school, movement classes and exploring archetypes assisted in the psychological understanding & embodiment of different characters. It was the start of a long (and ongoing!) process of waking up in my body. 
After developing a love of yoga practice, Chakradance and I met in 2017. I was blown away by its therapeutic, transformative quality, the powerful feeling of ‘coming home’ through its heart-opening, empowering nature and discovery of the body’s innate flow of healing wisdom. Eventually I began to reclaim lost parts of Self through coming into deeper relationship with my body ~ integrating mind, body and spirit. 
I have been both humbled and awed through my experience of facilitating Chakradance and now love holding space for others to experience the power of this new healing modality.
This ‘dance of the soul’ can bring the chakra system back into a state of balance and harmony. We can then more easily align with our outer world and feel a greater sense of wellbeing and aliveness. The beauty of each moment is seen through fresh eyes, through lightness and joy. 
Chakradance also complements my training as a Psychosynthesis counsellor.
Eshana Spiers ~
Become a mistress of your inner world and watch your outer world magically transform.

Eshana has been on a vibrant journey of self development over the past decade. With an adventurous spirit and bursting heart for truth, she has dived into the realms of psychotherapy, tantra, meditation, dance and yoga.

All of which have contributed to an exquisite unfolding, where her body has defrosted and life-force ignited, arriving at a place of deep appreciation for her feminine nature.

Eshana has a huge passion for menstrual cycle awareness and shares this practice with other women. She has a particular interest in the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle and supports women to release the build-up of tension through a practice called ‘Pre-Menstrual Permission’. Eshana embraces her cyclical nature, her sexuality and spirituality and celebrates herself as a deeply feeling woman.