Hello 🦋

Welcome to Sacred Forest, a cozy healing sanctuary in the heart of Glasgow, a safe space to let go of everyday stresses and experience the magic of the Amazon rainforest. 

 

My name is Maya, I'm a holistic therapist and Kambô practitioner specialising in women's health, autoimmunity issues and mental health. Most people know me as a touring DJ and music producer but I've also been on a healing path for the last 20 years years pursuing my love of knowledge and passion for all life's mysteries, spiritual development and plant medicines. 

 

In 2008 I graduated with a BSc in Complementary Healthcare at University of West London, which covered advanced studies of body work, pathophysiology, TCM, body energetics and diagnostics as well as counselling skills, hypnotherapy and integration. I'm also extensively trained in various naturopathic modalities by Neal's Yard Remedies and Viridian and a big believer in looking at health, disease and wellness holistically, treating all aspects of our being and focusing on prevention rather than cure.

  

I have nearly 15 years of experience with plant medicines in a ceremonial setting as well as Q'ero shamanic, Ancient Egyptian, Tibetan Buddhist and Mazatec study & practices. Over the last 6 years I connected deeply with sacred medicines and music of the Amazon, sitting in traditional ceremonies with Indigenous people and guardians of the rainforest such as the Huni Kuin and the Yawanawá. Through this profound inner work and study I continue to learn about myself, nature and these beautiful ancient traditions. It is extremely important to me that we honour, support and protect the Indigenous people, avoid exploitation and appropriation and this is present in all my work as a practitioner. 

I have been serving Kambô for over two years following a lengthy apprenticeship with my teacher, study in the Huni Kuin, Yawanawá and Noke Koi lineages and completed specialised training for autoimmunity and Lyme disease. I work with a wide range of clients but am particularly passionate about women's physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and addressing the root of the issue. Often the healing of these issues is trauma / suppressed emotion informed and for this reason safety, integrity and confidentiality are paramount. I have an individually tailored approach, offer one to one or group circle work and will be available for integration after your session. 

I only use ethically and fairly traded medicines obtained directly from the source and my work is priced according to how we trade with the community and what we give back - I  believe that's the right way to serve these medicines. 

 

 It's an immense gift and joy for me to be able to do this work and I'll be delighted to offer any assistance on your path. I look forward to connecting with you! 

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BSc Complementary Healthcare UWL
Lyme & Autoimmunity Kambô Specialist

Pachakuti Mesa Shamanic Practitioner

Cupping & Gua Sha Therapy Jong Baik

Advanced Aromatherapy IFPA

Advanced Reflexology AOR

Hypnotherapy Diploma BSY

Non-medical Herbalism 

Nutritional Advice & Stress Management

Reiki 1, Reiki 2

Nejang Tibetan Yoga 

Member Federation of Holistic Therapists 


 

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