Hi, my name is Yarrow.
I created this community as a way to share creative practices and rituals in a way that is affordable and as accessible as possible. My intention is to offer a soft place to land in your body and in togetherness – nothing is expected of you and you always get to choose what you want to try.
This isn’t about relentless self-improvement or superficial self-care, it’s about reclaiming enchantment, inhabiting our bodies and communities more fully and building resilience and hope. I hope we will explore what feels good, make space for curiosity, be culturally sensitive and feel our beautiful interconnectedness.
I am just so excited about bodywork, folk herbalism and witchcraft that is actively working to dismantle systems of oppression while meeting folks where they are at.
What you get
Open Creative Space sessions every other Saturday at 6pm UK time – come to have some tea, be together, do a brief meditation and then work on any creative project or the provided journaling prompts. More info is here.
A dedicated space to share questions, resources, reflections and wishes with the community. No pressure to show up or engage in any particular way, but an invitation to connect when you want to.
Every month around the new moon I am sharing a ritual kit from the archive via email. These are themed and include things like play lists, tarot spreads, guided self-massage practices, meditations, simple herbal recipes and other ritual ideas.
I make handmade linocut prints that I think of as art spells for your walls and as a member you get 10% off. Take a look at them here.
You’ll get a free digital copy of my book Rituals – simple and radical practices for enchantment in times of crisis as well as access to all my digital zines.
I offer seasonal live workshops that invite us to live cyclically and celebrate together. You also get access to past recordings.
I am offering membership in the community on a sliding scale basis.
The base tier is $6.50/£5 a month and marginalised folks are welcome to pay $3/£2. If you are well resourced you are welcome to choose the solidarity tier at $14.50/£11. You can cancel your monthly pledge any time.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions!
I want my work to be as accessible, trauma informed and magical as possible. I wont ever prescribe anything to you, predict your future or tell you that if only you tried harder you would get better. I believe you are already beautiful and perfect and that you can co-create your future. To me ritual is a way for us to learn to trust our own minds and our intuition, which I believe is something that patriarchy often prevents us from. In this sense I think that the magic can be a radical, healing way to nurture our resistance.
You can learn more about my background and story here.
Practices I love sharing
- Homemade herbal magic
- Reconnection with our local landscapes
- Guided visualisations
- Simple and sweet everyday rituals
- Journaling prompts
- Guided self-massage
- Intentional listening and embodied intuition
- Cyclical living
- Expressive art
Dear Yarrow, I wanted to send a quick note of my deepest thanks to you, for creating and putting out into the world your Embodiment course. I’ve been studying tarot now for about 2 1/2 years (not very long, I know), and it has been such a core tool for my own emotional healing. About a year and a half ago everything aligned in a way where I discovered intuitive eating and the fact that there was even a choice in how I saw weight and my worth. Growing up as I did, I didn’t even realize you could opt out of diet culture, struggling against my body type for what feels like my whole life. So, I feel like you are bringing together in such a magical way all these different topics that are so important to me, weaving them together in a way to help me feel at home in my own skin. How could I ever thank you enough for that?
Rituals are a source of grounding, orientation, comfort and joy for me.
We’re living in hectic and uncertain times and it often feels like our devotion to our phones and work is more important than anything else. More important than stillness, self-care, heart to heart sharing, touch, poetry and intimacy with the world around us.
Rituals are a chance to slow down, drop into stillness and to make space for what is actually present.
In ritual we can acknowledge the whole range of human experiences – joy, pleasure, anger, grief, deep sorrow. We make meaning by speaking the truth about what is happening in our lives and engage with moments of transition in empowering ways.
Many rituals have three parts to them – Separation, Liminality and Integration. When we step into ritual space we separate from ordinary life by putting our phones down, creating a beautiful container and setting an intention. Sometimes the separation is a chosen step, one that feels like it’s been a long time coming, and sometimes it’s one that we were forced to confront, for example through a break up, the pandemic or another kind of loss.
The liminal space of a ritual can be filled with love and joy, plants, tarot cards, dance, candles, music and flower essences to help us open up to the wisdom we can receive from the transition we’re in, but it can also be quiet and gentle to hold space for some tears and grief. It can be witnessed by loved ones or it can be just for yourself.
After a ritual we ground and make space for integration so that we’re returning back to our ordinary lives a little different – maybe a little more inspired, open, calm and clear about what’s next or maybe just with a little less weight on our shoulders.
Rituals are not a replacement for therapy, medical attention or medication that’s needed. They are a beautiful way to support ourselves through transitions in life and give us a sense of agency, meaning and creative expression.