Israh has been working with women for over 10 years. Her experiences as an aid worker with women's groups in Nepal led to an interest and training in midwifery, women's health and female empowerment. Israh's passion for being 'with woman' has continued to grow, and she now works with women in nature and wilderness environments. As a 'midwife' she supports women through times of transition beyond that of physical birth and supports them to reconnect with their energy, passion and goals.
women's retreats facilitated by israh
Way of Nature Women's Retreat, 2017 and 2018
Set in the unspoilt beauty of the Dart Valley. Five days of exploring reconnection and relaxation. At the heart of the process was a 24 hour ‘solo’ – a period of time all alone in Nature. This is a rich and often unforgettable exercise, practiced by people throughout time.
Camino de Santiago, 2015
Walking for 7 days with a group of women. A time to unwind and relish the history and beauty of Northern Spain. Staying in huts along the way and savouring Spanish cuisine in the evenings. It was an unforgettable experience.
Birth is one of our greatest cross-cultural bridges. No matter where or who you are, we all have an experience of birth. It reminds us of our exquisite power and profound vulnerability, asking us to connect with ourselves in a manner we may have never touched upon before. The way we support women to become mothers has a profound influence on that family's development, and knock-on impacts for society as a whole. Israh supports women to have healthy, confident and attuned transitions into motherhood.
Israh has been a practising midwife for 9 years and is currently working in Bristol. She has worked with the Association of Radical Midwives, trained with esteemed global birth advocates and supported local birth groups, as well as organising study days for Independent Midwives to share their knowledge in Obstetric Units. She has worked in the UK and for grass roots organisations abroad. Midwifery has been pivotal in her life and continues to inform her practices both in hospital and in wilderness environments.
Israh designs bespoke events for women wanting to acknowledge and mark important times of transition such as marriage, birth, loss, and the passage into a new year. She also mentors women who want to reconnect with their sense of purpose, be inspired and pursue their higher goals.
New Years Celebration
A day long event for 15 women celebrating the seasons of the year and setting new intentions. This was completed by a sweat lodge and feast.
hen do with a difference
A creative adventure into who you are. An opportunity to reflect and connect with self prior to a major life transition.