ISRAH GOODALL
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retreats

An enriching, connecting, powerful, inspiring, uplifting, affirming, soulful four days. All held in a way that felt profoundly respectful - a beautiful honouring of all that we are, all that we have been and all that we are becoming.
— Alexandra, Way of Nature Women's Retreat, 2017

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

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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. 

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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.


It made a huge difference being all women, allowing a unique dynamic to take seed and flower. I have no doubt that the mystery and magic from this adventure has only just begun.
— PARTICIPANT ON WAY OF NATURE WOMEN'S RETREAT, 2017

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
— Marianne Williamson

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BIRTH SUPPORT

What I was completely unprepared for was the support and strength we received from Israh. Her gentle steadiness, sympathetic understanding and what I can only describe as love carried us through the hardest hours of my life. There was never a moment when the focus of her support wavered. I don’t know how I would have coped without her.
— MOTHER, 2016

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.  


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My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby.
— Marie Mongan
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A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
— BRENE BROWN

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bespoke

The rite of passage ceremony that Israh created for me was definitively the most meaningful and important thing I did in the run up to my wedding. It was an incredibly moving time in nature, exploring my own thoughts and connecting with my feelings. Israh is truly one in a million and is so gentle and kind in her approach, yet so powerful at holding a space for you and guiding you through your emotions.
— HODA, BRIDE TO BE, 2015

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. 


example events

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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.

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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.