Llyn Roberts, M.A., is an acclaimed teacher of healing and shamanism whose dynamic teaching and writing styles incorporate backgrounds in Contemplative Psychotherapy, Tibetan Buddhism, wilderness living, and work with diverse indigenous groups. Her Independent Publisher’s Award winning book, Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness, integrates shamanism with environmentalism. Other titles include Shamanic Reiki and The Good Remembering (Roberts & Levy). Her most recent book is co-authored with Sandra Ingerman (Speaking with Nature ~ Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth, Inner Traditions 2015).
A modern-day mystic and spiritual ecologist, Llyn has worked with remote indigenous populations and lived for two years at the edge of the wilderness in the Hoh Rain Forest. Her contributions to her new book, Speaking with Nature ~ Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth, co-authored with Sandra Ingerman, highlights the nature beings of the Hoh River Valley. Llyn and her work inspire a deep sense of belonging with the natural world.
Bill Pfeiffer aka «Sky Otter» is the founder of Sacred Earth Network which implemented leading edge visions for almost 20 years. Since this time, Bill has traveled to Eurasia more than 40 times and has led dozens of spiritual ecology workshops in the U.S. He has 25 years of experience in Re-evaluation Counseling and Vipassana meditation, and has undergone extensive training with Siberian shamans as well as with Joanna Macy and through the non-profit organization, Dream Change founded by John Perkins. Bill has also spent much time in the US Southwest guiding journeys and learning about Native medicine ways, including the crucial importance of ancient petroglyphs and pictographs.
Bill Pfeiffer's new book, Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture is highly acclaimed.
Nan (Shuni) Fenix
Nan Shumantla Fenix (Shuni) is a Mayan Day Keeper and Spiritual Guide, and holds a degree in Naturopathic and Holistic Medicine. She has performed many Mayan sacred fire ceremonies around the globe. Her wisdom of oral traditions includes the teachings of the Sacred Popol Vuh book of the Maya. Since 2001, she has held the honored title of Official Spiritual Guardian of the Sacred Popol Vuh book of Maya that resides in Chicago. Nan Shumantla is President of Kasa Kame, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the transformation of the human the spirit through the use of alternative therapies, active consciousness, environmental awareness and artistic performance. Together, Tata Pedro and Nana Shumantla perform their sacred fire ceremonies to honor Ajaw, creator of all things.
Tata Pedro Cruz
Tata Pedro Cruz is a traditional Mayan Ajq'ij and Day Keeper, and one of the principal authorities of the Council of Mayan Elders of Lake Atitlan. He received the title, "Heart of the Lake Atitlan" K'U'XYA, by his fellow Mayan Council of Elders and Tz'utujil people. His teachings include Mayan culture, cosmology, the sacred calendars, and the ancient oral wisdom of the Maya. Tata Pedro is one of the founders of the Unification of Ancestral Wisdom festival in Tikal, Guatemala. These festivals have brought together the fragmented Mayan descended tribes throughout Guatemala to promote the oral traditions, rituals and culture of the ancient Mayans and to share this wisdom with the world. He has expanded the festival by including ancestral wisdom from other cultures around the world. Tata Pedro recognizes the interconnectedness of all people, the expanding consciousness of the planet, and the urgent need to unify our spiritual, cultural and ethnic wisdom for the benefit of the planet and humanity. He is known for his phrase, "No matter what happens, everything with love!"
Stacey Gibbons holds a Master Certification in Traditional Reiki and has studied extensively with Shamans of diverse backgrounds. She has taught traditional as well as Shamanic Reiki programs of all levels since studying with Llyn Roberts in the 1990s. Gibbons previously owned and directed a yoga studio, and she currently teaches multiple forms of yoga.
Stacey's view that Reiki and shamanism are doorways to a diversity of natural and earth-honoring healing ways, inspires her to study broadly. She is a Karuna Reiki Master and she holds an Advanced Certification in Kolaimni Healing. She also holds a certification in Peruvian Shamanism from the Jaguar Path Institute and works closely with Maya elders and their ancient traditions on the annual OMEC sacred travel programs to Guatemala.
An experienced yogi of many forms through many years, Gibbons is certified in Forrest Yoga as well as Power Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, and has trained with Manju Jois in the Ashtanga system. She has taught Shamanic Reiki and Earth-Sky Yoga for many years.
A cultural anthropologist, writer, certified qigong instructor and wilderness expedition leader, Karen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and holds a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She has studied intensively with ZY Qigong Grandmaster Xu Mingtang at Shaolin Monastery in China and has traveled with him worldwide. She is also a private student and translator to one of China's top Master Chinese Medicine doctors, Dr. Zhao Fuxue. As founding board president of the North American Zy Qigong not for profit foundation, Karen is a bridge between East and West cultures.
Karen has studied Barefoot EarthWisdom ways for many years with Mick "The Barefoot Sensei" Dodge and leads earth-based movement programs, as well as wilderness events in the Pacific Northwest and in Western China. She combines the fundamentals of Qigong practice with trainings that include work with stones, staffs, and ropes with trees. Karen helps people reconnect with our Earth and ancient and modern wisdom to ignite inner Joy.