Roots – Community Centre

A healing sanctuary, temple, and community centre: fostering deeper connection with the earth and with each other…

I am in the early stages of developing a community centre and wellness sanctuary in Southern Costa Rica, along with my family and husband Alex Flett.

If you would like to find out more about collaborating with us or would like to make a contribution you can read more below, and get in touch by email to

About Us

Alex and I are both passionate about health, wellbeing, and spreading love in the world. We come together from different backgrounds, fusing together our skills from different parts of the globe, spiritual traditional, and practical experience. We facilitate meditations and ceremonies together, as well as offer our services individually.

I am a holistic health mentor, craniosacral therapist and meditation guide. I draw on a wide array of techniques and tools – from my own experience recovering from chronic health conditions, as well as study of energy healing practices and shamanism. You can find more info on this website about my services as well as personal health journey.

Alex is a black belt in Kung Fu and teaches Qi Gong and Kung Fu. We are also both musicians, and integrate music into our ceremonial & meditation work.

The Vision

Our mission is to create and facilitate healing spaces where visitors can come to reconnect with the simple pleasures in life. A place to enjoy fresh organic food, clean water, and the soothing music of jungle song. A place to nurture the mind, body, heart and soul, and feel a sense of tribe and belonging with the Earth and all her creatures.

A sense of family and community is at the heart of the project. We believe that health and wellness is a universal human right and want to be able to offer visits/retreats, attendance at events, and our practitioner services, inclusively to all – irrespective of background and finances. For this reason, we will be operating with sliding-scale pricing and alternative models of exchange.

We are currently in the early stages of infrastructure development on the land and raising money to support the growth of the project, as well as building up our team. We are looking for individuals who want to join us, in terms of sharing the benefits and responsibilities of enjoying land in Costa Rica. Ideally, we are looking for those who are interested to a) invest financially, b) live on site for a percentage of the year, and c) who will actively participate in the project: whether that be through construction, permaculture design, offering services/teaching.

Work that has been done to date: connection of public water and electricity services, planting of fruit trees, and design work for cabins and multi-purpose accommodation/event space.

Pledge to Gaia

We are committed to sustainable development, with ecological building and land management practices.

My passion for protecting the Earth was developed from a legal perspective when studying environmental law at university. Alongside my studies, I was involved pro bono in preparing the scientific evidence base for an environmental case against the UK government before the European Court of Justice, concerning England’s failure to implement the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive in the context of agricultural development. My article discussing the case, Semi-natural grassland decline: the failings of environmental impact assessment in England was published by Lawtext in the journal Environmental Law and Management, Volume 28 (2016) issue 5.

Alex has been a climate change activist himself and shares my values for fiercely protecting Mother Earth and seeking sustainable solutions for humanity’s survival and growth, symbiotically with the harmonious functioning of the planet’s ecosystems.

Themes of protection, purification, and healing of the Earth also feature in much of our music and poetry.

Meeting the land for the first time with our local agent.
Walking the land with her previous custodians – a Tico family who planted many trees and have been conserving the jungle.

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