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rox madeira yoga herbs wild food massage

Hi, I'm Rox.  based in Scotland in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.  I look forward to welcoming you on a walk, a workshop, a yoga class, a retreat or to stay in our Sage's Cabin.

I wear several hats as a mind-body therapist and community herbalist.  Working with the innate healing of the body and the wisdom of our plant teachers and guides.  I'm interested in the animist view of the world seeing everything as having consciousness defining how we can interact with the world around us.  I am particularly interested in the ways of the wise women of old, weaving together magic, mystery, science and art to bring healing to their communities.  I find food culture, culinary medicine and herbal medicine fascinating.  As a women and a mother I find that I am drawn to work in this area of women and family healing, but I am equally passionate about building community resilience and strength through herbal knowledge.

As such I am a the founder of the non-profit Movement in Thyme CIC and Historical Herbalists, a volunteer organiser with the Mobile Herbal Clinic Calais (First aid clinic for refugees in Calais), ambassador for the Herb Society UK, one of the organisers of the Scottish Wild Food Festival, a member of The Association of Foragers..


Projects and associations I am involved with:

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I feel that my main herbal teachers at the moment are Katja and Ryn at the CommonWealth Herb School, and Sage Maurer of the Gaia School of Healing.


  • Herbal Apprenticeship: The Plant Medicine School 

  • Gaia School of Healing: Scared Plant Medicine & Traditional Herbalism​​

  • Ancestral Medicine: Practical Animism

  • The Green Arte: Josh Williams

  • Aviva Romm: Herbal Medicine for Women (ongoing)

  • Family and Community Herbalism: Centre for Commonwealth Herbs (ongoing)

  • Herbal Medicine: Distance Herbalism courses with Kami McBride

  • Herbal Medicine: Scottish School of Herbal Medicine Foundation Course

  • Herbal Medicine: Worked in Neals Yard Remedies shop in Glasgow as a therapist, shop assistant and herbal medicine dispenser


Wild Food:

  • Wild Food: Business and Foraging training with Mark Williams Galloway Wild Foods

Nutritional Therapy:

  • Nutritional Therapy: 4 year Diploma Nutritional Therapy College Naturopathic Medicine

  • Diploma Culinary Medicine: The Culinary Medicine College (ongoing)


  • Yoga: Restore your Core teacher training with Lauren O'Hayon 

  • Yoga: Seasonal Yoga 200 hours

  • Yoga: Trauma Informed Yoga Hala Khouri & OmPowerment (cpds)

  • Movement: Burrell Education: Advanced CPD Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming

  • Yoga: Training in Scaravelli yoga with Diane Long and Christine Borg 

  • I​ have been practising yoga since 2006 and have been fortunate enough to study Vipassana Meditation, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Seasonal Yoga with some amazing teachers whilst living in the UK, Mexico, Argentina, Thailand and South Korea. 

  • Former Regional Training Officer and Committee Member of British Wheel of Yoga Scotland


  • Massage: Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage Well Mother - shiatsu & massage based training.

  • Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Myofascial Release for TMJ, Stone Massage, Ear Candling, NYR Facial, Deep Tissue Massage.

  • Previously worked as Therapist for Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH): Calm, My Time, Later Life & BME Later Life Projects, Co-writer of training materials for GAMH My Time Stress Training

  • Past board member: Hub G63 social enterprise & Grow Garden project manager

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  • 3 day certificate in First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

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