Gaia’s Oracle Sadhana ~ Guest Teachers
Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe)
Diné (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader and international speaker
Pat McCabe (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining) is a voice for global peace, and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth and global healing. She draws upon the Indigenous sciences of Thriving Life to reframe questions about sustainability and balance, and she is devoted to supporting the next generations, Women’s Nation and Men’s Nation, in being functional members of the “Hoop of Life” and upholding the honor of being human.
Indigenous Ceremonialist, Seer, Speaker, and Author
Melanie DewBerry is the author of The Power of Naming: The Journey toward Your Soul’s Indigenous Nature. She creates ceremonies for individuals and businesses crossing those imperative thresholds of evolution. Melanie describes herself as a Fellow Traveler finding her way home to Love. She believes that everyone deserves to be witnessed for who they are and supported in living into their medicine.
Founder, Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project & the Gaia Mandala Sangha
Cynthia is a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a dharmacharya in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing whose personal source of refuge is Mother Earth; Gaia. In 1990 she received the practice of the Earth Treasure Vases from a 106-year-old lama living in a cave in Nepal. Since then she has either been practicing in retreat, or traveling the world to plant these little holy vessels as seeds of peace where suffering is present and healing is called for. Today she is forging a new path of dharma in service to Gaia, deeply rooted in the feminine, honoring indigenous traditions, and teaching an embodied, engaged, sacred activism dedicated to global healing and collective awakening. Her book, Summoned by the Earth, is forthcoming.
Founder, Joyous Woman
Sukhvinder is a leader in the feminine path of awakening, teaching retreats for women all throughout India. An initiate of the Gaudiya Vaishnava school of bhakti, her life is deeply enriched with her sadhana. She is an energy practitioner, life coach, and Somatic Experiencing therapist for trauma release. Studying and practicing as a yogini of feminine embodiment, she embodies and teaches the Divine Feminine Principle through workshops, bodywork, womb work & ancestral healing. She currently lives in Mumbai and Kolkata.