“Isla is in touch with the natural world and it’s elements in ways most of us have forgotten even existed. She is in intimate relationship with the earth, the trees, the water, with fire, the skies and the ancestors and I have seen this because I’ve been lucky enough to take part in ritual space that she has held as ceremony leader. Her intuitive wisdom is a potent and playful force and she is a carrier of ancient knowledge; knowledge that puts her on the leading edge in this time of profound cultural and social shifts towards a more earthed, embodied and hopefully kinder world.” Nick
"Isla is a beautiful guardian of our ancient ways and a woman of extraordinary integrity and wisdom. She humbly carries many powerful stories and traditions as she weaves her way through ritual, ceremony, community and motherhood with her feet on the ground and her heart wide open. I can’t think of anyone better placed to offer modern women an accessible and authentic guide to engaging in a more sacred every day, here and now. We all need more Isla in our life!” Xochi
'Isla's love of earth runs so deep. I recognise that her offerings are an expression of her thanks. And in that way her work is full of integrity, connectedness, vulnerability and devotion. I am so grateful she is walking her love in this way - for a living earth.'
"I felt really held and nourished. I felt how you live and breathe this work and I felt I had been initiated into a beautiful way of being - in tune with my inner goddess and the pulse of Her that can be felt in all things. Over the course of the weekend I called in an aspect of the Goddess within me that I needed to connect to and I really feel it now. I cannot thank you enough."
"Isla is a magician of ceremony, a powerful white witch, and a professional and caring person to work with.She worked masterfully to create a healing ceremony, a right of passage, that helped me step over this threshold. Isla has a deep presence and connection to the world of spirit and ceremony. She held the space beautifully and creatively. Arriving with her baskets of feathers and healing herbs and magic potions she is a wonder to work with. It was an educational and emotional experience and I’m really grateful for the change and support working with Isla had in my life."
"Isla held divine space with such wisdom, grace and prowess. I felt in safe and sincere hands to inquire, to unfold, to relax and rejoice. When I look back on this weekend I feel nothing but admiration for Isla and a warm golden glow for the time I spent connecting to myself, nature, the spirit of imbolc and my fellow goddesses. Highly recommended."
“I was amazed with how little effort and with how much joy Isla was able to hold our retreat, as if facilitating a group were the easiest and most natural thing she could be doing. So much kindness, so much wisdom, and such a deeply authentic, inspiring connection to the natural world. Isla is clearly someone who has found her calling, and what a blessing that is for the rest of us!”
“Isla’s wisdom, humility and deep presence brought a sense of connection which surpassed all of my expectations.
I felt I was able to really spend time with both myself and with my ancestors.
We were introduced to some beautiful trees on an ancient piece of land and encouraged towards healing release, through the element of a roaring bonfire.
A fantastic group, hosted by an insightful, safe, playful and authentic shamanic practitioner.
Truly memorable and highly recommended.”
“I have done two of Isla's woodland walks. These walks were one of the most memorable experiences I have had. I have always loved trees, but the experience I had with Isla, made me understand and feel the magic of trees in community. One of the first walks it was pouring with rain, yet it was completely magical. We made little designs on the ground with leaves twigs, stones, moss under the trees
as offerings it was really creative and delightful. It was magical. Thank you Isla.”
"Isla was the celebrant at our wedding and I couldn't have dreamed of a more wonderful experience. Having conducted a beautiful ceremony at my baby shower I wanted to continue the positive vibes through to our wedding which we heralded as a celebration of life for us and our new son.
Isla's approach is thoughtful, intuitive and flexible. She worked with us to come up with the perfect order of ceremony, incorporating our ideas and suggesting shamanic ritual which would symbolise some of our goals as a couple. We were slightly worried that some of our family and friends would find the ceremony challenging but as we saw from the images, everyone got involved, credit to Isla's ability to lead a group of people through a new, yet fascinating experience. Our guests gave us fantastic feedback, even the most traditional saying it was the best wedding they had been to.
From start to end we felt supported, loved and able to just be us. Thank you, Isla for everything."
"Isla created a beautiful sense of grounded magic and genuine warmth for our wedding ceremony. Having Isla around in the build up to the ceremony to keep us true to the essence of our gathering completely changed what we were able to achieve throughout the whole weekend with all our loved ones... to feel truly present.
On the day she had prepared the space among the trees so beautifully it was beyond even our wildest dreams (and our dreams were pretty wild to begin with!) She held the ceremony with such elegance and familiarity and conducted the ceremony with such gentle confidence and ease. She had clearly absorbed and refelcted on all the things we had discussed in our preparations together, adapting to our style and effortlessly weaving in aspects of both our cultures that we had requested of her. We cant thank her enough for all the love and effort that she put into every part!"
'We were so lucky to have Isla as our celebrant. I felt she completely ‘got’ our vision and wrote such beautiful words for us - the kind of thing we both wanted but didn’t quite know how to express. She is amazing at holding space, I loved the way she made the ceremony feel so intimate and personal and yet we were standing in a room with 150 friends and family.
Isla also came up with the perfect way of closing our ceremony that was very meaningful to us, pointing back to the first years of our relationship. All of our friends and family got the significance - it felt so very special and original - just what we had wanted but couldn’t have done ourselves.'
'We were married by Isla on a wild and windy day at the ancient standing stones of Drizzlecombe, Dartmoor. From envisioning the ceremony to skilfully holding the space on the day – Isla was a conscientious, empathic and intuitive guide every step of the way. Her ability to draw upon the natural elements of the wilderness setting and weave them into our personal ceremony choices resulted in a beautiful, unique and unforgettable day. We cannot recommend Isla highly enough. Thank you so much'.