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.
Marcela Enriquez Wakeham ~
Marcela has a life-long passion for movement and pleasure, she invites participants to feel the body at a cellular level.
My body has been my temple, and from a tender age I knew that loving and caring for myself on a physical level held the key to living life in its fullest potential.
That took me to seek dance as a 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, and from outside, took me into a deep journey of movement exploration.
My lineage is from the Mexican, Yaqui Indian blood line, and I come from a family of folklore dancers. I grew up watching my mother dancing with colourful folk-dance skirts, as well as absorbing the indigenous dance traditions form many parts of Mexico.
After 20 + years of dance movement exploration enriching my life I have also been exploring the world of somatic movement education, dance therapy, therapeutic yoga as well as Cacao Ceremony offerings for the last decade, blending my Mexican indigenous traditions with contemporary, Western somatic movement explorations.
My aim on this Body Love day retreat is to take you on an inner body journey where you can become aware of sensations at a cellular level, inviting to feel the heart of Mother Earth pulsating inside you. Invitations to feel the grieve of separation and the joy or re-union with her, with life, with plant medicine, with brothers and sisters animals, our ‘nawal’ spirit trough the spirit of Cacao, Mother Earth and Father Sky to be present in our ceremony and part of your loving, felt experience. Ometeotl!