Biographies

 

ALisa Starkweather

ALisa Starkweather

Co Founder

I am a certified Shadow Work® facilitator since 1993 and one of the original founders and designers of Women In Power. I have been avidly involved in ritual, rites of passage work, community building and healing for nearly 25 years.

I am the founder and facilitator of a two-year international women’s spirituality and leadership program, the acclaimed Priestess Path Apprenticeship. As a Women’s Empowerment Trainer, I help women to walk on fire, dance with serpents, sleep in caves and transform their lives with authenticity, connection and passion. I have three recordings of original chants for circles, Daughter of the Earth and Calling Us Home and Women Rise Up. I am the visionary and organizer of the Women’s Belly and Womb Conference, Daughters of the Earth Gatherings, the founder of the grassroots Red Tent Temple Movement and a featured teacher and speaker at several women’s gatherings worldwide including Making Way for the Feminine for the Benefit of the World Community in Jaipur India.

I am working on several initiatives and future visions for women at this time which include creating a global database for Women Rise Up alliance, Building the Sisterhood Bridge and a U.S. Women Rise Up tour with teachers, ceremonialists, activists and musicians. I am also seeking filmmakers that could help in a Red Tent Temple Youtube series on several women’s topics. My website is www.alisastarkweather.com where you can join the mailing list and be a part of a women’s movement now that is shaking the trees.

“ALisa Starkweather is truly magic, deeply wild, and contagiously empowered. She has offered me personally , as well as countless women and men I know, profound renewal of faith and spiritual transformation. She has the ability to stir the hidden, undeveloped, wounded and long neglected parts of our souls into positive action. When ALisa has the opportunity to lead people in ritual or interactive workshops there can be no doubt that The Great Goddess Herself has charged her with the vital, timely work of awakening human beings to the mysteries of the Sacred Feminine.” A.W.

Elizabeth Klyne

Elizabeth Klyne

Company Secretary

As a Career Development and Shadow Work coach and group facilitator, I love to walk alongside people as a trusted friend, a sounding board and safe haven, encouraging and supporting them to bring the work of their hearts to the world.

I have two teenage sons and enjoy baking and badminton.

Federica Stelli

Federica Stelli

Registration

I did WiP in 2014 and in 2017 I joined the Registrar Team. I trained in Shadow Work®. Currently developing Federica 2.0 as I look at the life that I want to create with my German fiancé. I love getting massages and adore sausage dogs, they’re the best!

Janine Romaner

Janine Romaner

Co Founder

Janine Romaner, ND. I am a naturopathic doctor with a private practice north of Atlanta, GA in the US. I am a founding member of the Shadow Work® Guild, certified shadow Work® facilitator, trainer and mentor, and have been actively involved in community building and healing work for over two decades. I was honoured to be invited to join the original Women In Power founders’ team and assist continuing design development of this life-changing initiation.

I have travelled extensively throughout North America, southern Africa, Britain and Australia, lecturing and leading seminars. I am regularly featured on radio shows pushing the edge of mainstream practices, in the fields of natural medicine, archetypal patterns in Jungian psychotherapy and deep emotional healing. I am gifted in seeing and feeling into the roots of unwanted symptoms and awakening healing within.

Jude Blitz

Jude Blitz

Co Founder

I am an original founder of Women In Power and a psychotherapist in private practice and a facilitator/trainer of Systemic Constellation Work in Boulder, Colorado.  Certified in Hakomi Therapy and Shadow Work®, I am a practicing six-degree black belt in Aikido, which I teach at Naropa University.  I am a mentor with the 4 Gateways Coaching Program.  Out of sheer love, I have participated for years in women’s dream groups, and book groups.


I have been a member of a moon lodge for many years, then a member of the Rolling Crones, I created a yearly women’s retreat, Reclaim Our Feminine Initiations, workshops on Warriorship and the Feminine, and Meetings With Remarkable Women, Our Mothers.  With my husband Tom Daly and colleagues Cliff Barry and Mary Ellen Blandford, I co-created the Inner Sovereign Training, for women and men. 


Karen Ferberman

Karen Ferberman

Treasurer

I have 30 years experience in finance, focusing on retirement advice for organisations and their employees. My passions, however, include creating safe communities, music, connection and making life fun. My proudest achievements are my two adult children and coming out into the authentic life I now live with my wife.

Karen Higgins

Karen Higgins

Gatherings, Registration, Dens

I am a ShadowWork coach and work one -on- one with women and men.

I am a passionate believer in the power of sitting in circle and in particular Womens Circles. I have been running Red Tent days at my home for many years.
I am married and have two young men for sons.

Liz Remande-Guyard

Liz Remande-Guyard

Diversity, Webweavers, Bursary

I am a Shadow work coach and group facilitator + trainer/facilitator in the field of youth and community. I believe in the power of community, being in nature, women’s work, questioning, simplicity, and people.  I live in Brighton with my husband and our 3 children.

Lizzie Rothschild

Lizzie Rothschild

Past Director

I am a theatre practitioner and celebrant. I run a green burial ground.

I am passionate about reconnecting death with life, honouring life’s passages with appropriate ritual, women’s work, community, laughter, silence and the wild.
I live with my partner on an organic farm. We have two children.

Nicola Kurk

Nicola Kurk

Co Founder

I have over 30 years’ experience in the field of personal development. I am internationally recognised as a trainer, mentor, coach and facilitator of Shadow Work.

I have created and led women-only Shadow Work® retreats that unearth buried aspects of the feminine soul and psyche and celebrate feminine Rites of Passage. I have travelled extensively to lead retreats, training sessions and spiritually-oriented seminars in the UK, Europe, Russia, Dubai and North America and have also taught facilitation and leadership skills to corporate clients.
Originally an artist, I am known for my sensitivity, passion for life and sense of fun as well as my intuition and perceptiveness. I bring rich texture and creative flair to all my endeavours.
I also work privately with both couples and individuals, drawing on extensive experience of intentional community, leadership, counselling, mediation and communication skills to support clients in reclaiming disowned parts of themselves and tapping into the well of intuition and wisdom that lives inside us all.

Pat Johnson

Pat Johnson

Diversity, Honk! Newsletter

I am a Shadow Work coach and facilitator, writer and gardener.

Ten years as a psychotherapist in Bristol; twelve years peace-building with Somali teams in the Horn of Africa: I am passionate about creating positive change and bridging different realms – and believe ‘another way is possible’ for this Earth tribe.

Roxy Grimshaw

Roxy Grimshaw

Accountant


I am an accountant and Shadow work facilitator. I’ve been involved in women’s trainings for 20 years. Passions for me include shadow work, communication, colour, making fused glass art, opera, plants and my garden, the music of my youth,  and the Buddhist principles of kindness and compassion.

I am the contact person for any issues with the Facebook groups

Sara Schley

Sara Schley

Co Founder

I am initiator and one of the three original founders of the Women In Power program. I am a certified Shadow Work® coach and facilitator. I am a coach, consultant, facilitator and thinking partner to individuals, organizations and communities.


With my husband and partner, Joe Laur, I am co-founder of Seed Systems, a company dedicated to personal and planetary healing. I am the creator of numerous communities and collaboratives for global and personal sustainability, including the international SoL Sustainability Consortium, Creating Sustainable Organizations: Meeting the Economic and Social Challenges of our Time, and Yes to Life.


I have been an Outward Bound instructor and a member of the Israeli analog to the Peace Corp. I am a published author, facilitator, speaker and teacher in the areas of social diversity, environmental sustainability and personal development.

 

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