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BEHIND THE VEIL

about our founder, philosophy, practices and sustainability transparency.

Founder of The Ritual, Brooke Skinner, has spent over a decade researching and gathering resources to understand the connection between the body, mind and spirit. Working within the Fashion industry, she found herself in complete burnout mode, chronically ill and undergoing life-saving surgery. This grey period in her life inspired a deepening of her neurobiology studies, psychotherapy, herbalism, energy work and kundalini yoga. Combining all her knowledge established a deep desire to bridge the gap between spirituality and science. 

 

Now a renowned teacher and trainer within the spiritual community, Brooke continues to help support others in returning to the sacredness within and empowering others through the art of luxuriating and ritual. Her philosophy is that when we are acquainted with our inner mystery, and when we choose to slow down moments within our daily lives, we begin to understand that we are the one who creates our reality. Within our lives, there are so many opportunities to set intentions and shift our perspectives. From the simplest acts to the most desired, they can all be infused with meaning if we allow them to be.

 
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"As a woman I have had my fair share of adversities, I have swum through the trenches and been frozen by my own traumas, they once defined who I was, how I behaved, who I associated with and even the way I looked. In order to process and move on from the adversities I faced, I learned very intelligently how to disassociate, how to disconnect from my body, to become numb and one hell of a tough bitch. It was my way of self-protection. 

 

The past 10 years have been about refinement, education and reconnecting with my senses, my body, my Sacred Feminine. From all this learning, repatterning and self-liberation I have found the importance of Ritual. This is why I have created this platform for us to awaken and deepen our connection to self and connect with the parts that we as a collective have had to swallow so deep just to survive. 

 

I see you, I hear you, I respect you...Welcome to The Ritual".

Philosophy

The Ritual is an offering of many limbs – a web weaved into a wonderful tapestry of creations to support the journey of discovering our identity and receiving clarity for our life assignment and live’s visions. This discovery and clarity comes from the healing that takes place from living a life infused with intention and presence and the allowance of our feelings to be recognized and felt. Connecting with our senses through acts of intentional self care is truly an empowering way to heal, to sensitise ourselves and reassociate to the Natural world in which we live, of which we are a part.

 

Ritual, although encompassing ceremony and action, does not have to be elaborate. The simple act of lighting a candle while stating your name out loud instantly merges the emotional and physical aspects of ourselves into the present moment; the cup of tea or coffee made to start one’s day becomes a Ritual when we interact with it intentionally by infusing the cup with words of self-love and encouragement in its preparation and consumption; the moment’s pause of closing our eyes and connecting to our breath brings us to down to Earth, instantly grounding us in the present. 

Our Impact

We hold our responsibilities to the Environment, Work Health & Safety and Ethics in the highest regard and have made these three fundamentals a core part of our business model. We continuously seek out and implement positive change in all areas of our supply chain and production and develop new practises to achieve more effective sustainability and transparency.

 

As a small women owned and run business we ensure we operate as a carbon positive business with equality and nature at the forefront of our minds and practices. If we do not believe that something we are creating is contributing positively to the biodiversity and sustainability of the land we reside on, we will not do it. There is far too much 'green washing' within the beauty, fashion and wellness industries where the donation of profits are given to organisations to support the planet whilst the internal runnings and behaviours of these businesses are far from sustainable and regenerative. Labels and terms can mask a truly disappointing reality when we see 'behind the veil' that companies cast.

 

What we believe is crucial to the regeneration of the planet is how we live and work on a daily basis. Every practice and step we take is founded on Earth Based Spirituality, where we are the caretakers and protectors of planet Earth - Nature herself  and strive to honour and defend her in every way we possibly can.

 

 

If you would like to see some our in depth sustainability policies and practices you can read more by clicking HERE.

“It is my intention that we all return to the sacredness within and know the incredible vastness we hold, the art of ritual is the vessel that supports us in cultivating that connection. Let this be your invitation to honour the power and grace within. Ritual takes these very aspects of our Self and transmutes them into something sacred, something new. It is the physical act of Alchemy- it contains the adaptability and the strength to hold and contain that which we can not with thought alone.”

- Brooke