Self Care courses


Why would you come?


You wish to delve more deeply into healing yourself
You may have ‘tried everything’ and are still suffering . .
Vulvadynia, pelvic pain, period woes, miscarriages pregnancy catastrophes (including none), after menopause hassles, digestive disorders that have overtaken your life – and anything in between.

You love the idea of your own hands doing the work
You wish to honour your body for getting you to here – even though you may not have been the kindest.

You have finally awoken to the need to self care and to self love
You feel inspired to learn more of the elder wisdoms – oral traditions that underpin almost all ‘old wives’ tales’.

They knew, and we can uncover just how wondrous our body/heart/soul connection is – and to nature.

Because we Live in Our Bodies . .


Why look to the pelvis??

Is our hub/centre

A major part of my own healing happened when I finally (after 35 years of being a women’s natural health care teacher) found Maya Healing .. I just knew to follow adn it lead me to where I am now a vastly more improved version as heartful hands-on is all I have done and now am teaching  . .



May I take this class if I have an IUD? Yes, your instructor will show you modifications for the self-care massage.  The lower belly massage can not be performed as usual with an IUD present.  Make sure you tell the class instructor and assistants that you have an IUD.

May I take the class if I’m pregnant?  Yes,  If your pregnancy is advancing without complications.  Your instructor will show you modifications for the self-care massage. Make sure you tell the class instructor and assistants that you are (or may be) pregnant.  Lower belly massage may not be performed on the actual body (but above it)  in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Please bring extra whatevers that make you comfortable (extra protein snacks, pillows, etc).

Is this an approved continuing education class for other health care professionals? Ye s massage and acupuncturists can apply. A certificate of completion and class hour transcripts will be given upon completion.

What does my tuition cover?  Your tuition covers about the 18 hours of blissful intimacy with the small intimate class of likeminded women – plus instruction, notebooks/handouts , a one-to-one 30-minute educational session with an Arvigo Practitioner. Gluten-free wholesome snacks (and meals) provided. $US40 of your tuition goes to the IxChel Foundation. $US 58 goes towards the US office for the admin/paper costings. The mission of the Ix Chel foundation is two-fold: support for the Belizian Traditional Healers, for the preservation of their knowledge and promotion of sustainable organic cultivation as a substitute for destruction and depletion of the rain forest.


Please read the general self-care information first. I want to allow all who wish to help themselves through this empowering work to be able to do so.

In sharing what I see as the most important part of any therapeutic intervention – your own self-care, and why anything else you do will be activated and enhanced.

This is the investment into your better life forever.

It is a small class – so intimacy and sacredness is assured.


Actual Arvigo Self Care Level One training:

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NOTE – NZ is a retreat in Heather’s Healing Sanctuary . .

Last chance to get the foundation for the PCT – Professional Care Training to become a Maya/Arvigo (c) worker – as the inaugural NZ event happens 26th Feb for 5 days . . in Auckland area.

I have noticed a real hunger for more when I present the Arvigo courses.

I offer a prelude day is I feel essential: an introduction to understanding self through Self eyes.

Heather’s ‘Who/What Am I’ Three circles:

Beings of Light

NZ – last chance before the Professional Care Training 26 February Auckland

To book for the Self Care class you need to go to the official Arvigo®site. (It is a small class .  – please act now).

First in, booked and ready to change your world . .


Half Price Additional classes .

  • Atarau, NZ
    ‘Healing After Birth’ Especially for those who work with pregnancy and women who have birthed.
    We will dive into ourselves in this class
  • Brisbane
    ‘Nourishing Mothers’ sets the scene, so the self-care weekend has a foundation to sit on past the cultural assumptions and medicalised versions of life that are taken as ‘gospel’.
    What set us up – our early and pre-birth life.

I always run a course independent of this at the start of my Self Care courses – to give more credit points to those acupuncturists and midwives who may wish to come in – but mainly to allow context – as the tendency for even this work to lean on the physical model presented in western medicine means I get in with some of my nearly 40 years of wise womanly health care and life tips.

If you are ready to take this step into self awareness, self healing and self love we welcome you with open arms

A weekend to gift yourself a journey into yourself, to deepen the heal on yourself, those that came before and those that come after.

This class is open to anyone that is ready to step through that gate.

'our song'






Self Care training is a time to focus on your own digestive and reproductive health concerns.

This course is designed to educate and empower you to use your own two hands to help yourself! You will learn techniques that are founded on the ancient Maya method of abdominal massage.

Further trajectory in helping others

If you are a health care professional, this class is entry into the upcoming PCT (professional Care Training) held in NZ in late February/early March leading into the intensively useful to all Introductory Spiritual Healing early March 2018.

This is a great addition to the good that you already do. Simple, easy and profoundly gentle changes to be made in all of us – with a touch in the right place!!! Magic away all the aches, pains and grief often stuck in the physical, that itself holds up the whole body working as it could.

Love to see your inner Light turn on .  .
Come and join our circle!



Post Self Care:

Healing the Wounded Healer (19 – 22nd February)
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More questions?

Ask Heather . .

Ph +617 3899 2274

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