Who am I?

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

We travel first because we think we have to somehow find ourselves. And then we travel because we need to lose ourselves. Finally we travel because we realise we can only ever create ourselves. We travel to open our bodies, our hearts and our souls to the experiential value lacking in all that has been crammed into our minds so that we can reprogram our foundational characteristics and forge a new reality to return to – to the same place but a place that has changed because we ourselves are changed. This is the Circle of Zen; the Hero’s Journey; the Quest found in every Question; the Path to your unique Pathology.

My name is Penelope and I am a traveller of sorts, having walked the path of my own inner and outer landscapes of becoming and unbecoming as a therapist, coach, guide and teacher. Having studied continuously for three decades, I have come to believe that a life purpose is not something you choose but rather something that chooses you. I am an innately unconventional and highly sensitive individual with immensely powerful strength of heart and mind to show up and meet you where your own healing and transformation journey finds you. This is where we begin.

“True Healing
Penelope is truly a gift to the world and I am so grateful to have met her on my wellbeing journey. She is an incredible cranio-sacral therapist with genuine healing hands- but she’s also so much more. The diversity of experience and modalities that she is able to bring into a session makes her treatments truly unique. She meets me where I’m at and is able to tap into what my whole being needs. She has helped me re-set my nervous system and create new neural pathways! How lucky am I! Penelope is also wonderful with children.” – Lana Hindmarch

In between studying Developmental Psychology in my 20s and Functional Craniosacral Therapy in my 40s, I worked in Investment Banking, Human Resources, Consulting, NGOs (grief counselling and literacy programs), Social Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Writing (published a book and blog) and Mentoring. I have studied Psychic Development and I am ongoing student of Jung Psychology and Vedanta, fascinated by the overlay and the interplay of the ancient and the modern, mythological and scientific. I am also a PCC Certified Integral Coach® (UCT GSB) and a 500-hour teacher of TIME Meditation and Transformational Yoga (SriMa International School of Yoga). What looks like a linear process on the page has been more like a series of spirals, circles and roundabouts; a perpetual reframing of who I was whilst mothering, moving, building, struggling through family and relational traumas, travelling on planes and psychedelics, training, meditating, befriending and unfriending, becoming and unbecoming … contracting and expanding in a gradually more harmonious and magnificent rhythm that continues to breathe me and move me and change me into ever-expansive versions of myself. It took me years to frame and hang the paper accolades of my academic achievements because it’s impossible to represent the years-long alchemy that occurred for me internally with each course I not only studied but climbed right into and embodied.

Our lives become beautiful not because we are perfect. Our lives become beautiful because we put our heart into what we are doing.


Because of my own alchemical self-transformation, I bring to my therapy space a deeper understanding and empathy for each individual’s unique yet universal journey towards health, connection, purpose and vitality. I don’t try and fix you or solve your problems; instead we work co-creatively with your capacity to harmonise your system into a state better equipped to integrate and heal itself. Healing is a soul’s call to adventure into both fascinating and frightening places that you have no choice but to take, despite the uncertainty of the destination.

“Penelope is a gifted healer. I am a lover of healing and healers and have explored a variety of healing modalities for over two decades. It is hard to describe a session which works on levels outside logic – her sessions will leave you with a solid feeling of something deep moving, in a really phenomenal way. This, at least for me, is a trait of those who are dedicated and masters within their specialisation. She is a good human too – that might be all you needed to hear ;-)” – Brett Simpson

Using an integral approach, I work with the wholeness of your entire system–physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally, soulfully–tapping into various specialisations, my broad life experience and self-partnership, supplemented by research and additional studies in nutrition, meditation, shamanism, quantum physics, neuroanatomy and a variety of practices. This means a session with me will include a holistic investigation into the ways in which you can better resource your system as well as curious inquiry that allows you to develop a deeper understanding of your own particular equilibrium and how best to either recalibrate it or befriend it; both ultimately forms of resolution and recovery.

A Hero’s Journey is never a once-off pilgrimage but a seeking, initiation and return that beckons each time a challenge pulls forth a shift, a purification, a rebirth or a review of your current belief in your reality. Contact me to follow the waymarkers back to your own ease through the portal of your dis-ease and the map of your wound to discover the territory of your gift.

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.



  • Craniosacral Therapist (Integral Health)
  • PCC Certified Integral Coach® (UCT GSB)
  • Integral Meditation Teacher 500-hour TTC (SriMa, India)
  • Transformational Yoga Teacher 500-hour TTC (SriMa, India)
  • Touch for Health (Integral Health)
  • Developmental Psychology (INTEC College)
  • Jung Psychology (Conscious Living Program)
  • Psychic Development
  • Inner Engineering (Sadhguru) and Vedanta
  • Community Development (UNISA)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (CSIM, India)
  • Writing (business and creative), Publishing and Editing
  • Munay Ki Rites
  • Various business diplomas

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

I invite you on an exploration to greater self awareness, integration and inner resourcing so that you are better equipped for the pilgrimage to finding your purpose. Sometimes lost, always exploring, the modalities I use remind me of who I am and why I’m here. Who I am is the person this expansive pilgrimage has made of me. My boots 🥾 are always ready. Are yours?