Astral Harvest Music & Arts Festival

Shakti Rising - Women's Tantric Cacao Ceremony

This ritual offers a sacred space to cultivate the respect and empowerment needed to align with the feminine gifts of wild creativity, unconditional nurturing and sensual embodiment. Through breath work, tantric meditation, yoga, sound-healing and free movement we inspire the power of sisterhood and the beauty of Shakti rising.

Bio: Sophia grew up in the heart of Wales, close to nature and her adventurous family. Ever curious about how to deepen her relationship to life, Sophia has dedicated much of her time to exploring healing arts and music around the world. First training as a dancer at Laban Dance Conservatoire in London, then moving to Canada for her Holistic Health Practitioner Certification at Grant MacEwan University, Sophia completed her yoga TTC at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in India and later studied at Agama Yoga in Thailand and Inan Itah, Nicaragua for tantric wisdom.

Sophia studied Acupressure, Reflexology and Reiki in Canada and Thai Massage in Thailand and offers a unique blend of these healing arts in the form of Ritual Healing Massage.

​In 2012 she toured with NuMundo through Central America, helping to implement permaculture and community building projects.

In Peru, she studied as a shamanic apprentice of Paching Hoe Lambaiho. Sophia completed her Permaculture Design Certification and Earth Activist Training at O.U.R Ecovillage with StarHawk and Charles Williams and, following this, she co-founded The Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour which traveled along the West Coast of North America. In recent years Sophia has been developing the collaboration, Shanandar, with Dan Lambert, which aims to weave lush melodic tapestries with timeless keys and soulful vocals (

​Sophia is now based in Edmonton offering regular yoga classes, cacao ceremonies, ritual healing massage, workshops and music.