I'm Eugenia and I have spent my life exploring the power and possibility of change and transformation through the alchemising process of embodiment.
Women who work with me are invited, supported, and guided to reclaim and recall their whole-self.
They return to the home that is their body, their way of being in the world.
All the processes I work with are intentionally OUTWITH the scope of the analytical, logical, critically perceiving brain.
As a reformed type-A, over-thinking, driven, non-stop, high-achieving ‘busy’ woman, I (dramatically) came to realise this way of living served everyone else, but sadly not myself.
I also recognised it was a way of by-passing some of the deeper messages and themes recurring in my life.
After several breakdowns (mental, emotional and physical) - at different but reliably familiar intersections in my life - I reluctantly surrendered.
I moved to Edinburgh, Scotland on a hunch.
I took a long walk: 800km along the Camino Portuguese.
I did some volunteering: as the cook at Ireland’s Jampa Ling Tibetan Mediation Centre for a month.
I followed the love of my life to Okinawa: he studied Karate whilst I communed with Ixcacao and spoke bad Japanese.
I feel into a deeper surrender through more illness whilst on the Island of Gods: Bali held me in her womb as I took a two month long convalescence and learnt the true art of rest.
After decades of creative, performative embodied practices (yoga, violin, singing, theatrical arts), these more recent lessons revealed to me the subtle power of “body as diviner”, and it’s profound ability to act as a compass for living in truth and tune with the heart’s deepest desires and potential.
I am dedicated to serving women in sharing these lesson and tools for this pathway.
It is in working WITH our body, that we are reunited with our power of self-knowing.
The ‘doing and thinking’ mind is asked to take a well deserved break.
Processes of feeling, sensing, moving, exploring, making and creating are the ways in which we are re-acquainted with our personal truth, desires and dreams.
When we elevate - and become fluent in - the innate wisdom of our body, ease, flow and joy returns.
Through the non-verbal, felt language we re-learn the art of creating a life.
Both literally and metaphorically.
Much of teaching and process has come from personal learning, knowing and practice. But I am highly qualified in various aspects of Embodied Arts and a bunch of ‘proper’ stuff from some nice institutions too, which you can find here.
What does Oh My Yogini mean?
The Sanskrit yoginī is essentially the feminine source word of the masculine yogi and means 'a female Yoga practitioner'. It is also the respectful term used for female Hindu or Buddhist spiritual teachers in India, Nepal and Tibet. To be clear, I'm not an ascended master, nor am I an enlightened Indian, Nepalese or Tibetan Buddhist Guru (well not in this lifetime anyway !). So I'll explain a little further...
The name plays on several modern ironies: the embrace of 'Oh My God / O.M.G' as a response to pretty much anything ("oh my god, this açaí bowl is amazeballs!"); that most who use this phrase don't actually subscribe to deity and guru beliefs; and that worship culture is alive and rampant with female social media stars being born every hot, digital minute: enter the Instagram Yoga Celebrity….
In truth we are our own Guru.
Ancient knowing is within us.
Our innate wisdom is ready.
We don’t need another icon.
It’s time to reclaim power.
And so let’s go within...