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About Theta

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. GROWTH MUST BE CHOSEN again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”

ABRAHAM MASLOW

House of Theta is a place where those with a creative soul come to find rest, renewal, stimulation and creative fuel through transformational teachings, mind-body practices and supportive coaching. It was born out of a commitment to help people overcome the barriers of burnout and to realise their greatest creative potential as humans.

Hi, I’m Vaila.

I founded house of Theta after experiencing first hand how the way of the seasons offers a pathway to creative recovery and healing from burnout. 

I had been practicing yoga for nearly a decade before a very difficult relationship breakdown and the sudden death of my father left me emotionally and physiologically burned out.  I was 31 and everything I had known as stable and certain an adult was suddenly lost.  I had to start from scratch but struggled to muster the energy to begin rebuilding.  

I was always a seeker of truth and had confidence in our human capacity to recreate. I had completed a degree in physics and chemistry, spent a decade working in advertising as a behavioural strategist then returned to art college to launch a career in textile design. But suddenly the linear trajectory towards perpetual progress felt futile so I returned to my roots. I grew up in the forests and on the sea and remembered the regenerative capacity of nature – I just needed to relinquish my stubborn grip of attempted control. This coincided with a deep dive into yoga, philosophy and meditatation and realised that the answers to life’s most challenging questions were best understood by observing nature and the somatic wisdom of the body. 

Today my yoga practice is foremost informed by the lessons I learned growing up in the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands and Islands – integrating Daoist approaches to mindful movement and meditation with ancient Celtic wisdom that honours the seasons and cycles of life.

The seasons saved me. It nourished me, inspired me and brought me back to my rhythm.  It is my greatest desire to allow everyone to reclaim their strength and creative capacity by remembering the way of the seasons.

 

 

 

About Theta

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. GROWTH MUST BE CHOSEN again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”

ABRAHAM MASLOW

House of Theta is a place where those with a creative soul come to find rest, renewal, stimulation and creative fuel through transformational teachings, mind-body practices and supportive coaching. It was born out of a commitment to help people overcome the barriers of burnout and to realise their greatest creative potential as humans.

House of Theta offers a practical 4-stage program, integrating Chinese medicine, Jungian Psychology and our ancient Celtic connection to seasons and cycles nature to help you cultivate your personal and professional growth.

It has been founded on the observation that everything that is alive and healthy follows regular seasons and cycles of growth and decline. But the western culture of the past 2 millennia has increasing detached us from our environmental and own true nature. The narrative of perpetual growth, control, consumption and accumulation has caused an unhealthy balance and a drastic limitation to our personal and working lives. When we fail to respect these natural cycles and become attached to what is safe or familiar; when we no longer value or allow for periods of rest, inspiration or reflection, we become blocked and life fails to flow or grow.

But, the obstacles are also cyclical and predictable. By becoming aware of our natural tendencies, habits and addictions it is possible to transcend our fear and security; to move past our previous successes and failures towards personal growth and prolific
creative output

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