Renee's life long passion for herbal crafting, her deep reverence toward Herbal medicine and her love of the Divine Feminine inspired her to create a women's group on the Sunshine Coast in 1998, called the Sunshine Coast Goddess Spiral, where she began infusing Herbal Medicine workshops into women's rituals. After co-founding the Sunshine Coast Wellness Collective, she opened a herbal Society on the Sunshine Coast, in Gibsons B.C. In 2002 she moved to Vancouver, B.C. Her passion for Herbal medicines inspired her to create a Herbal medicine shop in Vancouver, B.C. called Aphroditès Temple which she sold in 2006. While running Aphrodites Temple, Renee co-organized several Herbal Medicine conferences, where she gave presentations on the historical connections between Herbal Botanicals and various Goddesses.
Renee devoted her much of her life toward facilitating Womens Healing ceremonies and herbal medicine workshops. She studied under various Herbal traditions and spent time traveling to remote areas around the world learning from a variety of plant medicine healers from all walks of life. She co-founded a womens Herbal Society in Vancouver, called the Daughters of the Moon, where she facilitated healing ceremonies & herbal workshops for 12 years. Renee is committed to deepening her studies and practices, on an ongoing basis, in order to expand her ability to hold space for women undergoing transformative healing journeys.
Renee returned to the Sunshine Coast in 2017 to start a Women's Healing Collective and currently resides in Gibsons, BC where she owns and operates Shakti Blissful Botanicals, a herbal boutique specializing in blissful and consciousness expanding herbal infusions. Renee delights in making her herbal crafting in a ceremonial way, infusing her blissful herbal infusions with Love & intention.
Renee now devotes her life to herbal medicine and holding women's ceremonies in order to co-create a safe space for women to release their traumas & discover their own innate spiritual gifts. She currently offers Spiritual Counseling & Herbal Medicine Workshops for women on the Sunshine Coast of BC through her practice, Hummingbird Healing Arts & loves to spend her spare time working on a book she is creating on Botanicals and their connection with the divine feminine throughout history.
Note: The above image honours the Egyptian Goddess of Love Isis, who is depicted here with Blue Lotus Flowers; a beautiful aphrodisiac, flower which has 3rd eye opening properties and was used by the many of the Egyptian Priests and Priestesses for healing divination, and dream travel.
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In Renee's own words; "Women carry within their cellular memory the ability to birth spirit into matter. I believe the Mystical Divine Feminine is re-emerging in order to help Mother Earth in her rebirthing process. The Goddess is reclaiming Earth again to remind us that all of life is sacred and has a divine purpose. The Priestesses of Mother Earth understand that she is the body of the Goddess. The divine feminine has a deep connection with the spirit of Gaia. When we wake up to our divinity, recognize the divinity of the Earth, expand our consciousness and deepen our capacity to Love, we have the ability to co-create Heaven on Earth once again. Respect for Mother Earth is deeply interwoven with respect for the divine feminine for she is the matrix of creation. Our planet and all of life upon it depends on humanity's ability to uplift the feminine in her role as the matrix of creation, for it is through her that all things are born and re-born."
Renee believes "The more we reconnect with Mother Nature and commune with her Herbal plant medicine Queendom the closer we are to remembering our own divinity & co-creating Heaven on Earth once again! As above so below"