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Special Guest Herbalists and Practitioners

Meeting Masters on the path is all part of the Herbal Journey. 

We are honoured to be walking alongside well loved and respected holders of sacred knowledge and wisdom.

Each day of the path we will be joined by a special guest. 

Annie McIntyre FNIMH

One of the UK's best loved herbalists, Annie has been in practice for over 30 years, specialising in Ayurveda and the herbal treatment of Women and Children from both Ayurvedic and Western perspectives. Her upbeat manner, ability to simplify complex concepts and fun approach to sharing makes it a pleasure to be in her presence.

Annie McIntyre is the author of many books on herbs ranging from general introduction to using herbs, Ayurveda and herbs for women and children to a Practitioner’s Guide to using Indian and Western Herbs the Ayurvedic Way. She practices from her home in the Cotswolds, UK where she has a beautiful, idyllic garden representing a woman’s journey through life from birth to paradise, which she uses for teaching and has open to the public for guided tours. Her herb gardens have been featured several times on BBC’s Gardener’s World  and frequently on local television series. She loves to travel and teaches all over the world. This will be Annie's first time teaching in Portugal.

Jen Gold BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine

Jen is one of Scotland's best loved medical herbalists and holistic therapists based in her Mongolian yurt at Knowes farm shop, East Lothian. She started her holistic training in 2001 whilst travelling in India and was fortunate to have studied Kriya Yoga and Reiki I and II with Yogi Mohan.  She later became a Reiki Master/Teacher and hold regular classes in East Lothian and abroad. In 2002 she began her herbal medicine study at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in Glasgow.  Holistic massage and aromatherapy were part of the extensive training and she has been practicing as a massage therapist since 2004.

She has many years experience working with people of all ages, supporting them with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues.  Her years of training, practice and experience allows her to work in a unique and individual way to promote health and a strong sense of well being.

Fernanda Botelho


For 17 years, Fernanda lived, studied and worked in London in the area of medicinal plants and Montessori and Waldorf Education. Back in her native Portugal since 1998, she has participated in many projects of environmental education from schools to associations. She completed training in being a  Botanical Garden Guide at the Science Faculty in Lisbon. She is a member of Colher para Semear, the Portuguese Society of Botany, the Herb Society and collaborates in the French site "Herbalistes sans Frontieres" and in "Portal do Jardim".

She writes regularly for the magazine Jardins and for As Plantas e a Daude: Guia Practico de Remedios Caseiros, and has published various children's books, such as Salada de Flores, Sementes a Solta e Hortas Aromaticas, all recommended by the National Plan of Reading (Plano Nacional de Leitura).

Daisy Mae BSc (Hons) MNIMH


She first studied and obtained a BSc (Hons) in Classical civilisation with special interest in Greek mythology. This not only was inspirational in learning about herbal medicine but also a deep study into the human psyche.

She first completed a one year herbal medicine class with Nina Nissan in the late 1990’s, then studied the BSc four year course at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine where she also completed therapeutic massage and aromatherapy diplomas. On qualifying, she became a member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
She lived and ran her own herbal clinic for nearly 10 years in Glasgow, UK and now lives in Algarve, Portugal. She is in the process of building a centre for healing and education with her partner, Corey on their land at Ceratonia Gardens near Algoz.

Deva Shamim


For many years Shamim has been learning and practising different techniques and traditions to align the human being to its true potential. This path was opened to her through oriental dance in 2003 and from that came her work with women's retreats, sacred dance and the rescue of the Divine Feminine true power.

She has been learning about ancestral rituals, including Sweat lodge and Soul Hunting with indigenous medicine women from Europe and Central & South America. She was initiated in Andean wisdom, by Munay Ki Inkan Priests.

She is co-creator of the project and has worked with the diets of plants in the Peruvian Amazon.

She helped to organise International Therapists of Osho Gatherings and learned with these masters of mediation therapy. At the Osho Meditation Resort in Pune, India, Shamim undertook the training of Osho Active Meditations and Women Liberation and Love. She is qualified as a Bioenergetic therapist by the Nameste Active Bioenergetic and Meditation Centre in Porto Alegre, Brasil

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