MEET THE TEAM

Dr Sarah Lantz

Dr Sarah Lantz is a somatic yoni and intimacy educator, Tantra practitioner with the Australian School of Tantra, meditation facilitator,  Somatic Trauma Release practicioner through the International Institute of Complimentary Therapists (IICT), meditation facilitator, clinical nutritionist, health educator, writer, author, mother. 
Sarah has tertiary qualifications in public and women’s health and postgraduate qualifications in clinical nutrition and environmental health. Her tertiary studies are guided by growing up in large rural farming communities, her passion for the natural world and the healing properties of whole foods – plants, herbs, fats and oils – and her awe and wonder of the human body, which has that innate ability to heal and create creation itself. 

Much of her work initial work with women has focused on the embodiment of the body and intuitive eating as a way of getting back to the innate wisdom of the body and learning to trust your body again. In this capacity, Sarah has worked with women around the world.

She is currently (and always) guided and mentored by many wise women, and continues her own growth with ongoing teachers. Sarah is currently a student in Breathwork and Shamanic Womancraft.

Sarah was awarded her PhD from the University of Melbourne and post-doctoral research fellowship from the University of Queensland and was awarded an international scholarship from the University of Sydney. Her first book was released in 2009, Chemical Free Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World, is a bestselling publication and has gone into its third reprint. One Bite at a Time: Reduce Toxic Exposure and Eat the World You Want was released in 2017 and her latest book, Forage Ferment Feast: Tales of food and Family with Recipes for Restoring Gut Health, Connection, Healing and Wholeness was released in late 2018.

Sarah has been the ambassador for Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and the Australian Chemical Free Community, and is an active member of Slow Food Australia. She has also been an Australian delegate and presenter at Terra Madre International Slow Food Conference in Turin, Italy and continues to present nutrition, gut health, and fermentation workshops across Australia (and beyond) to engage parents and health practitioners in issues of building resiliency via whole, microbially-rich foods, and promoting practical solutions for reducing the industrial chemical burden on the body. 

Jorden Tubman 

As a child, Jorden was always curious and had plenty of questions: ‘Why things are the way they are? Do we really just grow up, go to school, get married, have kids, work, then die? What is all of this about? What are we all doing here?’ With no forthcoming answers, this questioning became overwhelming and over time brought Jorden much anxiety, eventually leading to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). From a young age Jorden was medicated with antidepressants, and while knowing that this was not her authentic path...to be numbed and desensitised…she couldn’t see an alternative path – yet!

Turning to meditation and yoga helped manage her anxieties, but after 10 years of being on the rollercoaster of antidepressants Jorden had had enough - it was time to make a change! Jorden turned to women’s healing and ancestral constellation work revealing that feeling, and feeling everything, was key to her recovery – yes, it really is that simple! "It seems daunting, but feeling, and releasing stuck emotions and wounds, in a sacredly held container, truly is a magical journey for healing. It’s simple, takes courage, and leads you to ultimate freedom and choice in life". 

Jorden feels compelled to share this work with others via the Sacred Women’s Way, working with other women to assist them to heal their own wounds and bring them back to wholeness. "It’s definitely worth taking the plunge. What could be more important". 

Jorden has tertiary qualifications in Education and Human Services, and having worked in both fields Jorden brings forth extensive knowledge and a deep desire to offer sacred and community human connectedness. With her deep love for animals Jorden leads a completely vegan lifestyle, and is passionate about all things cruelty-free and plant-based. Jorden is currently a student immersed in plant-based foods and flower essences gaining further knowledge and experience on how these ancient modalities can assist in healing and transformation. Jorden is also a student in Womb Wisdom alongside Sarah.

Jorden lives with her husband Chris, who is also actively involved in his own deepening embodiment in men’s work which is pertinent for their journey in sacred union. They look forward to becoming parents one day when a child is ready to be Earth-side with them. Jorden’s love for animals has drawn her to rescue four-legged babies and her home is currently filled with four fur babies.

Kristen Ottoway 

Kristen is the soulpreneur behind Sacred Women’s Way and is ready to make great ripples in the world, more expansive offerings to women, more soul expansion in the world, more healing, more grounded love and community connection. In this capacity, Kristen gets the Sacred Women’s Way organised. 

Kristen’s background is in crafting ethical, soul-based business. She was the founder of Inspired Living Events, which, with the help of Jorden, ran monthly documentary nights, complete with organic food, exhibitors and guest speakers; wellness retreats in the Glasshouse Mountains and monthly meet-ups for entrepreneurs seeking.

Kristen is currently the Director of Spray-Free Farmacy, an enterprise stemming from her need to heal herself of long-term irritable bowel syndrome via real, local, organic, healing foods. Spray-Free Farmacy is now an online organic food store rooted in food sovereignty – on eating seasonally, locally, supporting and protecting regional cuisines, reinstating the ritual of family dining and educating children’s palates.  At its heart, food sovereignty is an affinity between people, the seasons and the earth that feeds them. It’s a beautiful thing.

Three years on Spray-Free Farmacy now feeds more than 300 Brisbane families every week (and growing) and draws on the produce of local farmers, and the artisan foods of local makers and bakers. 

If business has taught Kristen anything, it’s that leaders from all walks of life have been all too willing to turn a blind eye to, or in some cases actively aid and abet, terrible behaviours to further the goals of their organisation – profit before people. It’s time that this stopped. It’s time that leaders understood that they must defend the moral soul of their organisation above all else.

For women entering into the Sacred Women’s Way programs seeking to find purpose and passion in their lives, Kristen brings a collection of skill sets that are teachable, observable, and measurable. Some of her takeaways seem entirely at odds with our present 3-D world.
 

Kristen is married to husband Trevor, her partner of 23 years, and mum to two young girls. She is part of the Brisbane Slow Food movement, and the conscious birthing and parenting community. 

Seeing and being seen, touching and being touched, is where freedom resides 

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