Fate brought me to Michelle’s site – an article in a magazine about Yoni massage, a blogger who had written about Michelle and then Michelle’s site itself. It seemed to me that it was all meant to be, however I was beyond terrified.
Being touched by others and even touching myself was deeply unpleasant. I had honed the practise of disassociation and convinced myself that touching me was repulsive to others. The time came where I knew I had to do something drastic. When you’re petrified of touch and trusting others, contacting someone to touch you seemed insane but I was in a corner and knew if I wanted to start fully living I needed her help.
I read Michelle’s site over and over again, ‘Mother wounds’ resonated with me and I innately knew Michelle would understand not only the sexual abuse but also the emotional abuse and significant ‘Mother wounds’ that ruled my life.
Paying for three sessions was a gamble but could I afford not to see her? I decided I couldn’t.
With Michelle’s quote in my mind of “All journeys in life require strong beginnings of courage, love, honour and trust” my journey began. It is a journey needing bravery( it certainly was for me) however if you 100% commit to following everything Michelle guides you to do, not only in the truly beautiful space she offers you but also her support and guidance in between sessions, the rewards will be truly magical. Already after only 4 sessions my life has
changed dramatically. I was initially worried that the experience would seem sexual to me or my body would let me down again and not understand what it felt – in actuality nothing is further from the truth.
Your body and Michelle will talk between themselves in an awe inspiring way. I am not sure words have been created yet that succinctly describe what working with Michelle feels like so I would say take a risk, take a deep breath, drop her a line and press send.
You and your body deserve Michelle’s guidance, her care and ultimately her healing touch.”
Kim |West Sussex
“I have been seeing Michelle for about 4 months now. First, I did 6 sessions of sacred touch therapy and now I have started a mentorship with her because I love her qualities and the benefits of tantric therapy so much.
“Following the end of a relationship, the commencement of the menopause and then the loss of my darling mum all within one year, I was feeling physically and emotionally starved and lifeless. I felt as though I wasn’t really living, just existing and whilst I knew this was no way to go on, I also knew that I needed some support to help me to reconnect with my sense of self. For this reason I contacted Michelle with whom I have now experienced 3 tantra massages, 2 body bliss workshops and I also participated in the truly delicious, yoni egg course.
Well what can I say? In unique and different ways these experiences have been deeply healing, transformative, freeing and nurturing. In just a few months I feel as though I have gone from being like a shell, a shadow, to becoming much more a fully sensual, sexual and vibrant woman. I have so much gratitude to Michelle for helping me on this journey and I feel that I once more step out with confidence, a smile on my face and a sparkle in my eyes.
Before I met Michelle I really had no idea what to expect, just a sense that this was the right path for me to be taking at this stage in my life and I would urge anyone with even the vaguest interest in tantra healing, to follow your heart and step in. With Michelle you will be in very safe and skilled hands. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Michelle 🙏”
Jenny | Brighton
“At the start of the year I was completely heart broken. I felt like I couldn’t tell anyone how distraught I really felt but I remembered Michelle, the kind lady who I had met at a yoga class and I got in touch. Thus began my healing tantric journey with her for six months. Michelle gave me a safe space where I could express exactly how I felt, which was such a relief. If I needed to cry I cried. If I needed to say nothing and just be massaged it was like she instinctively new and I felt no pressure to do otherwise. Michelle’s support truly was healing for me and it helped me navigate a very painful period of my life.”
Jane | London
“Michelle is a long term tantra therapist and practitioner, whose experience was completely in keeping with the content of the course. her devotion to her healing practice is reflected very much in her yoga teaching practice. She is a genuine and loving person and teacher who is able to easily create a safe space for people to explore the inner journey of yoga. She continues to develop and learn and I think crucially, in this current yoga climate, is an honest appraiser of her own limitations. Everything she does comes from the heart and with absolute honesty. The feedback from her students, is, as I would expect, that they feel cherished, loved and safe. As Michelle intends to devote her yoga teaching practice to those living with cancer, I think there could be no better person set loose on the yoga teaching world right now!”
Jude Murray | Senior Yoga Teacher & Founder of Yoga for People Living with Cancer..
“That moment you realise that someone’s work needs to be experienced because you are struggling to put into words just how grateful you are for having had the chance to work with them….
This week I worked with the profoundly gentle and yet incredibly boundaried Michelle Roberton in the form of a sacred tantric massage. When I say boundaried, I simply see a reflection of someone in Michelle who works only from the deepest purity and heart of the calling of her work.
My journey to full embodiment has been a long one and with the loving and expert guidance of Michelle – this week I felt myself viscerally and literally land back into my body. I had the sensation of giving birth to myself – my soul finally feeling safe to come into my womb centre.
I am sharing for two reasons…. firstly, because I believe this work to be beautiful, sacred and so utterly necessary for anyone who has ever felt any shame or disconnection from their body. It is time that every young girl, teen and woman knew that her body was a sacred and divine vessel. When you feel this and you know it, you understand that you cannot possibly treat it any other way. I am not excluding men, simply sharing from the experience of being a woman. Secondly, I am sharing because I didn’t undertake this work with Michelle lightly. I tend to carve out my own road for healing and empowerment. Yet I knew I wanted help and I knew that I would be held in an extraordinarily safe way. Coming into my body has been fraught with fear and trepidation for most of my life and so feeling safe and held was paramount. Thank you Michelle Roberton for the gift that you are, and the heart, purity and integrity that you hold with your work”
Nikki | Brighton
“Michelle’s calm, gentle teaching has helped me to stop seeing my body
as the enemy, and to reintegrate my mind and body. The classes have
been a joy to participate in and a highlight of my week.”
Birgit | Hove
“Taking part in Michelle’s yoga class was a really wonderful experience. I felt very safe and nurtured in Michelle’s presence. I really love the way that Michelle took extra special care to prepare the ground and getting the body comfortable before we even began. Giving very clear instructions and plenty of time to complete each guided move, I felt able to be fully in my body and totally present. The movements were gentle, yet very opening, so a really good combination. It felt very feminine, but in a way that I’m guessing could be satisfying for both genders, particularly people in virtually any kind of recovery, or wishing to explore more meditative states. Thank you Michelle, for a beautiful experience.”
Stacey | Newhaven.
“I was very nervous before my first session & not sure how safe I’d be but that all evaporated as soon as I met Michelle. Having survived sexual abuse in childhood & young adulthood, I’d always felt a sense of shame about my body & was unable to feel safe within it.
Michelle’s loving & accepting manner helped me to start to leave the past behind. During my yoni massage, she enabled me to feel safe, protected & accepted & I was able to allow painful emotions to be expressed & allow the shame that I’d held around sexuality & pleasure to drop away. I am now left with more of a sense of ownership around my own body, I feel safer within it & overall I feel lighter, more grounded & with a newly found sensitivity & sense of aliveness that I can’t remember ever feeling before. Thank you so much Michelle.”
Jules | Sussex.
‘I first began looking into tantric/yoni massage as a way of healing sexual trauma about a year ago. I had experienced sexual trauma as a child and then throughout my teen years fell into self destructive behaviour when it came to men. I entered emotionally abusive relationships and completely disconnected with my body.
Sex was painful, not pleasurable, and I was often triggered by touch. Sex was a chore for me that I felt I had to do.
I was naturally anxious and afraid to contact and reach out to Michelle but from the very beginning she understood that fear. She spoke to me on the phone and gave me all the power to decide if I trusted her. My fears were reassured and as soon as I met Michelle I felt at ease.
To experience entire touch of the body without it being sexual and to have it only be about me, me coming home to my body, and me reconnecting to my body in a way that was completely on my own terms. Even after the very first session I felt more confident and more relaxed.
When I got home I sat with my body and actually felt some flicker of connection to my yoni. I could hear her, for the first time ever. I felt her pain and was finally able to begin to release it.
I had been focusing so much on therapy of the mind that I had neglected to remember the therapy that my body needed.
Michelle supported me and gave me advice, any question I had I knew it would be met without judgement and with answers full of wisdom. I have a long way to go until I am completely healed but meeting with Michelle and having my healing sessions with her have been the first real steps towards a place where I finally feel completely safe and connected.
I cannot thank Michelle enough for her support, she is not only a healer but a safe guide that is always there to hear your pain/success/happiness, whatever you want to share.
It has been life changing!’
Greta | Wiltshire
“I’ve had problems for a very long time, my body had completely shutdown. I had developed vaginasium following a very unhappy incident in my past at the hands of my first partner. I felt completely disconnected from my body, I felt great shame and incomplete as a woman. These feelings have heightened my anxiety and depression.
I have a great counsellor (who I have been seeing since 2014) who is helping me process my past.
I needed help to reconnect to my body. To find and embrace the sexual being I could be, who I have never even contemplated I could be.
I feel that with my counsellor I am doing amazing healing of my mind and Michelle is doing amazing healing of my body and bringing my mind and body together again, as well as opening the door in my emotions that I had kept locked away – which I could then discuss with my counsellor. It’s working out incredibly well.
Michelle through her amazing skills and endless understanding has helped me begin my journey to reconnect with my body, femininity and power. I never expected to make such amazing progress in such a short while (a mere six Weeks).
The appointments with Michelle are so relaxing. She is fantastic to talk to and is always ready with advice to help.
I always feel very relaxed and positive after my appointments which helps my mental health,
You also have home studies which help continue your healing process in the comfort of your own home.
I would absolutely recommend Michelle to anyone who has issues with intimacy.
I feel that with the continued support of Michelle and my counsellor I have fully rounded support.
I do feel strongly that both girls and boys as part of their sex education should be taught about the pleasures of sex and relationships as well as the pure mechanics. I wish I had know then what I am beginning to know now.”
Heather | East Sussex
“Michelle’s yoni egg meditation was nurturing and soothing. It was beautiful to explore my body, all parts of my body, with my jade egg, not just my yoni. It’s a lovely way to deepen your connection with yourself and your body. To become safely alive.”
Jodi | Brighton
“I decided to learn the practice of yoni egg yoga so that I could strengthen my pelvic floor, but it has been a lot more than a physical experience.
It has been a deep and nourishing journey that has given expression and release to emotions, has unfolded deep layers of my womanhood and femininity giving me more confidence and clarity into my needs, my love energy and my possibilities.
I felt very safe with Michelle who held me softly and heartily when I needed to let my tears out, she offered me guidance from her experience and wisdom when I needed to hear her view, she grounded me when my soul felt vulnerable and she guided me through the practice listening to my body intuitively.
Learning this practice could not have been so profound if I had opted for an online course, now so widely available, simply because I would not have had the magic that Michelle creates with her presence.”