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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 am a British-Iranian community herbalist and foraging guide.  A yoga and Restore Your Core teacher, massage therapist and Nutritional Therapist.


I have experience of working with a wide range of peoples including refugees, asylum seekers, drug and alcohol rehab, mental health, elderly and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.  I specialise in mental wellness, marginalised groups and women's wellbeing in particular the transition to motherhood.

I am the chapter co-ordinator for Herbalists Without Borders Central Scotland.  A volunteer and organiser with Herbalist Without Borders Calais and Ambassador for The Herb Society UK.

I enjoy researching the history of women in medicine and trying to imagine what life as a cunning or wise women would have been like, offering living history re-enactment demonstrations.  

I am one of the organisers of the Scottish Wild Food Festival.

I combine each of these modalities to create retreats, workshops, and classes with the aim to reconnect to our intuition, to herbs, to the season, to our bodies, to plants, our folk practices and the land around us.  It is time to reclaim the medicine of our land, and the embodied medicine within.


I am the founder of the non-profit Movement in Thyme working with herbs and movement medicine to support and improve wellbeing in marginalised groups.  

Projects and associations I am involved with:

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  • Herbal Apprenticeship: The Plant Medicine School (ongoing)

  • Aviva Romm: Herbal Medicine for Women (ongoing)

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

  • Herbal Medicine: Home 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: Business and Foraging training with Mark Williams Galloway Wild Foods

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

  • 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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