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.

Aisha Hannibal

Aisha Hannibal

Web Weavers

I want everyone to find their passion to make a positive contribution to the world. I’m a trainer in leadership, intercultural learning and communications. I teach, mentor and run workshops as a creativity coach, and in organizations I’m a facilitator and change manager. I co-founded the red tent directory and love women, my daughter and you lot.

Angela Triggs

Angela Triggs

R Group

I am in my sixties. My life, like my animal name, is ever changing.

Having retired from being very much in the commercial sector, I have found some time now for myself, and helping others when I can. I have slowed, I am literally older and wiser. I embrace eldership wholeheartedly.

Cali White

Cali White

Gatherings

As a seeker of love, I am diving deep into the feminine mysteries of my Celtic roots. I’m on a journey of personal healing through energy work, tantra and sacred ceremony. I am passionate about women’s empowerment and building conscious community. I spend my time creating beauty, walking in nature and dreaming a lot! 

Carol-Ann Hooper

Carol-Ann Hooper

Diversity

My commitment to women’s welfare and empowerment predates my WIP initiation (2008) by many years – my new vow was to include myself in the values I held for others. I’m now training as an interfaith minister and learning more about equality, diversity, healing and community all the time.

Debbie Collins

Debbie Collins

Honk! Newsletter

Healing is my passion, both my own, and others, through acupuncture, counselling, supervision, Death Cafes, Women’s Wild Nourishment Retreats (with the lovely Liz Terry), creative expression including poetry, tantra and Movement Medicine, and, of course, sweat lodge. In fact anything that brings joy! I have a gorgeous grown up daughter to whom I dedicate my work.

Diggie Nelson

Diggie Nelson

Staffing

I am a ceramic artist living in Sweden with my husband and our 17 year old son, our 2 other kids have already flown the nest. I am in awe of Shadow Work and its healing powers so I am slowly working towards becoming a qualified facilitator.

Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown

Bursary

I’m learning how to be a cyclical being in a linear world and seek out ways of expressing my positive belief in the human spirit, all washed down with a healthy measure of cynicism and despair.

I am a musician, writer and creative activist and am happiest outdoors somewhere wild.

Elgiva Tiptaft

Elgiva Tiptaft

Gatherings

I am a mother, a lover of being with nature, a gardener, a poet at heart. I make things in 3D for joy – like small sculptures, things to wear. I’m learning to ride a motorbike, and learning to communicate more clearly. My work is treating bodies to the delights of being anointed with essential oils.

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!

Gemma Tracey

Gemma Tracey

Diversity

I work in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion. I care deeply about seeing women thrive, and tackling the barriers, prejudices and stereotypes that get in the way of that. I spend my spare time volunteering in the homelessness sector, being a cool aunt, hiking and spending time with my lovers (books and coffee).

Ilona Abanshina

Ilona Abanshina

Web Weavers

I’m a personal and group coach, working as an independent consultant for corporate clients to solve communications and leadership tasks. I’ve created a mentorship program for my alma mater – Moscow State University. I’m passionate about women’s empowerment and personal transformation. I live in Moscow with my lovely husband and cat, love traveling, yoga and biohacking.

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.

Jo McNicholls

Jo McNicholls

R Group

I am a massage and shiatsu practitioner and am trained as a Shadow Work coach and group facilitator. I live in Bristol with my husband, daughter and dog.
Things I love…being out in wild nature, cooking delicious food, knitting toddler clothes, toys and blankets, sitting by a fire, quiet times.

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. 


Julie Ulbricht

Julie Ulbricht

Dens

I love my life! I am an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Family Constellations Facilitator. I also teach the Amnanda Process which is an Ayurvedic trauma release therapy. I live in sunny Sussex with my new husband and my youngest son. I am on the Steering Group for Brighton Red Tent.

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.

Karin Green

Karin Green

R Group

I am an adventure connoisseur. I love to journey, to our inner landscape through shadow work, to a beautiful vista or to the joy of laughing with friends. I am passionately drawn to the ocean. I live in the ocean state of Rhode-Island with my love and fellow adventurer Amos.

Kate Napier

Kate Napier

Dens, R Group

I’m passionate about communication, the fundamental importance of listening, and the planet’s need for compassion. I’m a teacher, theatre practitioner, One Spirit celebrant and spiritual counsellor, mother and grandmother. I’m growing into my creativity and nurturing a tiny business making spiritual textiles for all kinds of ministers.

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.

Liz Terry

Liz Terry

Ritual Guide

I am a Singer, Natural Voice Practitioner, Facilitator and Shiatsu Therapist. 

I run Resonance courses, women’s retreats to the wilds, a mentor team working with teen girls. I am passionate about environmental issues, community, creative ritual and womens/girls empowerment. I have two children and live with my partner in Stroud.

Lou Stanion

Lou Stanion

Gatherings; Honk! Newsletter

I am a product manager for a travel company and specialise in African safaris. I teach yoga and am constantly inspired by the healing effects on body and mind. I sit in a circle of ‘guardians’ who steer Red Tent St Albans. I love the wilderness, writing, swimming in the sea, and singing.

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.

Madeleine Lustigman

Madeleine Lustigman

Bursary

Mum to Jonah, Leora and Barney, living with husband Jamie in London. I love outdoors, sunshine, music. We weave in between our school community, kind hearted friends and a big Jewish family! I run the North London Red Tent. I am skilled in home hospitality, charitable work and massage therapy.

Mary Ann Clements

Mary Ann Clements

Diversity, Bursary

All my work is about bringing women together to make big change happen in the world.

Recently I founded Jijaze: a community for women who want to make a difference and a podcast called Change Making Women. I‘m also an International Development Practitioner and Shadow Work Coach. I’m based in London with my husband and Son.

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.

Pashmina Kaur

Pashmina Kaur

Web Weavers

I am a teacher, healer, nurturer, and an all-round (crazy but) awesome human being. I love to learn, grow, evolve, travel and explore, so when I’m not helping other people sort out their shit, I’m usually trying to sort out my own.

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.

Rebecca Kriese

Rebecca Kriese

Mails

I am passionate about health and wellbeing and practice Ayurvedic medicine in combination with Shadow Work to support myself, others to live life to the fullest. I live and work with my wonderful husband in Brighton and am blessed to be the mother of Ayla. Life is enriched by sitting in circle with women, being in the wild, and drawing from the wisdom of our ancestors.

I organise all the e-shots to the community.

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.

Sarah McCrumlish

Sarah McCrumlish

Web Weavers

My belief in the divinity of all beings and the intrinsic beauty of the soul motivates my on-going journey of self-discovery through tantra, including yoga and meditation. In my work, I support young people as a therapeutic counselor and in my spare time I love to sing, make jewelry and immerse in nature.

Sophie Boss

Sophie Boss

Staffing

I am a psychotherapist and author. For the past twenty years I have been working with women, exploring their relationship with food and their weight, empowering them to know and trust their bodies. I live in London and in Italy where I run retreats on my land in Puglia.

Sophie Hunter

Sophie Hunter

R Group

I am a group coach, drama practitioner, director and project dreamer. I work mainly in the field of arts for children and young people. I live with my husband and our two gorgeous teen/pre-teen daughters, in North Derbyshire. I am passionate about being in nature, women’s work, holding space and connection.

Steph Ward

Steph Ward

Honk! Newsletter

Forging connections to wild nature is a driving force in my life. I’m interested in the ritual and story of people and land, ancestors, magic and myth. I love to write and I’m Communications Lead for the Red Tent Directory. I work in conservation, I’m mother to two young children and I’m studying herbalism.

Sue Buckingham

Sue Buckingham

R Group, Staffing

I work when I can as a life coach and am training in shadow work. I have a young daughter, two stepsons, two dogs and three cats. I love to be outside in nature, to travel and explore the world when I can and I express my creativity in cooking and pottery.

Trupti Magecha

Trupti Magecha

Diversity

I am a documentary maker and photographer fascinated by the power of visual images.  I work in education and mental health services to support self-expression, deepen the connection and to share stories creatively. I am a shadow work and art psychotherapist trainee and love being with WIP.

 

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