My name is Lauren Barber.
I am a writer, yoga teacher, meditation teacher, holistic coach, entrepreneur, podcaster, blogger, speaker, space holder, communication consultant and content creator. I don't go by just one label. Perhaps that is all you need to know? But if you want to learn more, read on...
I am a creatrix. I am a woman. I am enough.
I have a kind heart - but can sometimes be critical. I am fierce but often fearful. I am brave but anxiety and panic attacks consumed a large proportion of my adult life. I am loyal and forgiving, but I find it hard to forget.
I am real and raw, but sometimes I want to hide. I am both messy and meticulous. I am an untidy Virgo - I love lists, and organisation is one of my strong points, but my clothes often find themselves on the floor and when I cook I use every pan in the kitchen.
I am both extroverted and introverted. I am highly sensitive and I believe that is a gift - rather than a curse.
Not a day goes by without giving myself the time to create at least one magical moment - I bring intuitive expression into my food, words, movement and daily rituals.
I hug trees, talk to the universe, skip through the fields and pull oracle cards. I am happiest with my bare feet on the ground.
I embody the elements around me - which means when Mother Nature is at her wildest - so am I.
I am a space holder. What does that mean?
I create and hold space for people to delve deeper into their hearts and souls to unlock the key to moving forwards into growth and expansion.
I am ambitions and believe that life is too short to spend it doing a job that does not light you up. I worked with horses throughout my teens, left school after doing my A-levels, became a journalist for a national magazine at the age of 19 and set up my own PR and Marketing business at the age of 22.
At the age of 32 I decided to ‘start again’ after burning myself out and becoming disconnected from virtually every aspect of my life.
In 2015 I certified as a Holistic Health Coach with The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. In 2016 I took an adventure to Costa Rica and trained with Yoga Academy International to become a yoga teacher. In 2017 I studied to become a meditation teacher and most recently in February 2018 I had the honour of studying Womb Yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. I am also a Reiki Practitioner and have 34 years of 'life experience' under my belt.
In between these times I have been training rapidly and intensively in LIFE!
I spent a long time being dominated my my masculine (get sh*t done) energy, and am now fully reclaiming my graceful (flowing) feminine powers. The two are both vitally important.
I spent over a decade feeling numb and that is no longer an option for me.
I am slowly unravelling the protective cage that surrounded my heart for many years and this website is my creative sanctuary to express and share the lessons I learn along the way.
I am not afraid of my messiness, my inner dark goddess or my ability to feel. I am not afraid to speak my truth anymore, or show the world my rawness. I will no longer apologise for my wild.
One of my biggest life lessons was losing my menstrual bleed.
Yet it is also one of the things I am most grateful for because it has lead me to a place where I feel no greater passion than when I am supporting other women to reconnect back to their natural cyclical nature.
Having Hypothalamic Amenorrhea for four years, after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, has helped me remember my instinctive nature as a woman and highlighted how essential it is that we speak openly and honestly about the truth of womanhood.
I don’t have all my sh*t together.
I am a curious soul - I question everything and ask potent questions that can spark rapid transformation.
I strongly believe that shame is one of the most detrimental burdens we can carry - and nearly all of us have some of that weight on our shoulders.
I share my truth so that others can hopefully find their own.
If I was to describe myself as a flavour… I would say I am deep and earthy with just enough spice to light a little internal fire - think ginger not chilli - and with edible glitter sprinkled on top! Warm and comforting, I will nourish and replenish you, but my gentle heat will linger. I am not to everyone’s taste but I offer an indulgent and wholesome taste for those who have a playful and adventurous spirit.