I'm Tania -
I'm a trained, experienced cacao specialist, Yoga teacher and Thai Yoga massage practitioner based in the green, beautiful South Hams area of Devon, UK.
I share nurturing, heart-oriented, holistic healing experiences, embodied treatments and tuition, and meditative, earth-based medicine offerings, for women drawn to nature-based spirituality, holistic health, indigenous wisdom teachings from around the world, and eastern philosophies and healing traditions.
I share Mayan cacao plant medicine in group and personal offerings which are now rooted in authentic Mayan traditions and rituals , and also draw on traditional plant spirit medicine ceremony techniques. My cacao initiation began with a cacaoista apprenticeship training (rooted in Amazonian-style plant spirit medicine ceremony but only working with cacao) in early 2018, and I began sharing cacao shortly after that. Wishing to deepen and ground my cacao work by connecting with an authentic Mayan lineage, in 2021-22 I began studying with the Mayan Wisdom Project; this included taking their Mayan cacao training in early 2022.
(Please explore the extensive cacao section of this website, starting here, for more info!)
I offer a gentle form of Thai Yoga massage, rooted in the "northern style" of Traditional Thai massage, in the Asokananda lineage - my main training was with the Sunshine Network, in a Lahu hill tribe village in the far north of Thailand, in 2014. In 2017 I took a training in advanced techniques in Thai massage, in Portugal.
In 2015 I undertook a 121 basic training in Hawaiian lomilomi (in the Big Island style lineage) whilst on Maui, Hawaii, and some of the spirit of this beautiful holistic healing & wisdom tradition filters into my treatments organically.
I'm also a very experienced Yoga practitioner (since 1995) & teacher (since 2012) - my main training was with the Devon School of Yoga but I've also studied with several of the first western Ashtangis and travelled to Maui, Hawaii in 2015, where I discovered the heart-oriented, joyful Wisdom Flow Yoga. I've taught continuously around Devon since 2012, and also taught at an international Yoga retreat centre in Thailand in the winter of 2016-17. I have recently stepped away from offering weekly drop-in classes; at present I am offering private tuition as well as weekend public workshops which combine some Yoga and ceremonial cacao.
I'm trained, certified and fully insured as an experienced professional practitioner in all of these offerings, and am open to creating bespoke treatments and sessions for individual clients in addition to the offerings described throughout my website.
Thanks so much for reading, enjoy exploring my offerings and do contact me if you'd like to book anything!
With warmth & gratitude,