I'm Sam Ahern, founder of Devon Mala Tree. 'Mala' is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning 'garland' or 'gathering', a coming together, while the many branches of a tree are symbolic of the many paths a healing journey can take. Trees also serve to remind us of our own roots, firmly planted into Mother Earth, and also of our own gut microbiome, which is the root of our health on all levels.
I've been practising yoga for over fifteen years and it really is life-changing; strengthening the body, quietening the mind and bringing you back to your true self even in the midst of life's most chaotic adventures! During this time I've explored many styles in many different countries, teaching within communities in New Zealand, South East Asia, Costa Rica and most recently Colombia, where I spent the first half of 2018.
After initially returning to the UK in 2013, I completed my IYN 500hr Diploma with the Devon School of yoga, whose lineage can be traced back to Swami Sivananda Paramahamsa in the south of India. I also followed a strong calling to advance along my path as a healer and qualified as a Reiki Master and a Shamanic Practitioner.
The final branch to be added was my work with the gut microbiome rebalance, following my own discovery of its tremendous healing power. That incredible ecosystem that lives on us and in us is now known to impact all of our body systems both positively and negatively. I experienced such amazing results through my own 21 Day Purify Program that I was determined to share this with others.
I'm now back in the UK and based in the beautiful West Country town of Totnes, where I offer reiki sessions, shamanic healing and yoga one to ones. My Gut Microbiome rebalance work can be done in person or online, so feel free to get in touch whereever you're based!
'The ego is rooted in negativity...The soul is rooted in love.'