Exploring the Wild within and the Wild outside
Welcome to Wildbird, specializing in spirited adventures, yoga and exceptional multi -technique bodywork and massage.
These offerings call you to your wilder, more essential nature. Inviting the outside in and the inside out for greater personal freedom.
Hi, my name is Candace, my friends call me Billy, I'm a bodyworker of more than 10 years, and a yoga teacher, but mostly, I am a long aspiring wild bird.
"To be wild means to be skin free, heart free and soul free. To be wild means to be led by the heart. And what I mean by the heart is the passion that ignites life and purpose in someone’s being. A wild woman is neither good nor bad; she is right in the middle, playfully creating her own sense of balance."
I have a thirst for what journeying barefoot and expanded, in some of the most beautiful places the outside has to offer does for us, and I invite you to experience the joy and glory of it with me. My interest is in the expansion of the feminine and combining what I know to yield body and heart opening experiences, particularly for women, that enliven and enrich.
I love being called to move, for everything movement with breath delivers and for the way it connects me with myself, this has been a considerable challenge for me. Coming from a distorted, contracted relationship with myself and my environment, I’ve unraveled years.
Sincere effort has moved me through truly awesome long term meditation experiences, deep release bodywork processes, outside adventures, intensive yoga, breath work, Tantra and teacher plants. They have all served as a reminder to keep coming to myself, brought further awareness of internal realities, many of which, they have allowed me to permanently release.
My understanding is that the mind is reflected in the body, and that cellular processes are affected by our unprocessed thoughts and feelings. The body provides an access point for releasing the old and changing the mind through touch, movement and breath, and this change is enormously supported by simply being outside. Outside, the land and the elements are medicine for the psyche.
"Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought
and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation."
Henry David Thoreau
Our bodies hold the stories and shapes of our lives, what we’ve been through, thought and felt.
It's a blessing to have learned what I know as part of adventures in places like, Hawaii, Thailand, India, the UK, Zanzibar and South Africa. My training in ancient massage and cutting edge bodywork processes as well as yoga, meditation and breath work have all been a part of my own necessary exploration within...I look forward to sharing with you what I have learned, whether it's on my massage table, on your mat or out adventuring.
I walk a lot, dance a bit and do a smidge of yoga. Paddling 40+ km down a river on a SUP felt like mission impossible. And camping - that's something other people do! This whole adventure was very much outside of my comfort zone. But my heart and soul were fractured and exhausted; and the lure of freedom from the hamster wheel of my life was too intoxicating to turn down. With Candace reassuring me she would make a ‘wild bird’ out of me; we turned up the tunes and headed to the Orange....read more