Who’s behind it all?

Melissa Billington

The Amazon Academy is where my instincts and keen interests currently lead me, as a means of taking the unity consciousness off the yoga mat and out into relationship with the wider community, especially the innocent and unprotected–the women, children, animals, water and trees. If you’re curious, you’re welcome to join me in these adventures. I can’t say where they will lead you, for only you can discover that for yourself… 

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Miriam Lancewood

Miriam Lancewood was born in a small village in Holland. Miriam wrote a book–“Woman in the Wilderness”–about her adventures living with her husband in the wilderness of New Zealand. They lived for 7 years in a tent, walked around like nomads, cooked on a fire, and completed the Te Araroa Trail. Their life is about embracing insecurity and stepping into the unknown.

Miriam wanted to be part of the Amazon Academy, to encourage other women to find inner fire, inner light, inner power and independence, as well as always remaining gentle to the earth and all the men and children. Miriam will be facilitating in a number of Seasons.

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Lindsay Alderton

Lindsay is passionate about the importance of a spiritual practice grounded in the lived experience of the body. She is committed to combining this with collective social action to birth more life-affirming cultures into being.

Lindsay will be facilitating in our First Spring Season (Sept, date TBC’d) with its energies of earth-centred security & embodiment, as well as learning to individuate & heal from ancestral lines.

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Sonia Waters

Creator of Wildself, mother of two, lover of one, wild woman adventurer. From corporate success highs and deep dark holes, to life in the mountains and flowing rivers. Sonia now offers herself to you as guide in your journey to your Wildself.

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Phil Townshend

Phil offers his knowledge of energy cultivation through meditation, qi gong, and understanding the body. Phil believes that heart-based awareness (and just generally getting out of our heads) is a big factor for Amazon Allies, in terms of being allies to women and balanced human beings.

Phil is our key Amazon Ally facilitator.

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