Vera Lopez, Founder of Spirits of the Earth
Established in 1989 Vera has been leading spiritual adventures around the world sharing the power of transformational experiences through travel with thousands of seekers. One of the most knowledgeable guides of Machu Picchu where she herself had heard the calling, Vera has since then, dedicated her life to guiding others into sacred places around the world, such as the John of God Center in Brazil, Sedona, France and Avalon.
Spiritual Group Leader, Shaman & PachaMama's Priestess
Vera is a native of Brazil and lives in the spiritual center of Sedona, Arizona. She is an International Transformational Teacher, beginning her spiritual studies at the age of 18 with the renowned Luiz Gasparetto, Psychologist and Metaphysical Teacher. There she realized her natural ability to channel and started to direct it as a guidance tool while working as a spiritual counsellor.
Speaker & Presenter
Vera and Madeleine Marentette met in 2008 and from that moment knew their missions would be intertwined. Vera has been a keynote speaker at Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing including their summer festivals for empowering women. Vera leads international classes and retreats on many topics such Priestesshood, Shamanism, Metaphysics, Spiritism, Traditional Japanese Reiki & Awakening the Illuminated Heart. She also leads Divine Feminine Circle, Retreats and hasdeveloped a certification program for women who are called to serve the Great Goddess.
Michael Marentette, Madeleine Merentette & the Sacred Round Table
Meet mother and son duo who own and operate Canada’s renowned, award-winning Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing. They are joyous to be journeying with their soul sisters Vera Lopez and Soley Vidars on this Return to Avalon, a journey in Sacred Feminine ~ Sacred Activation. Dedicated to a life of service, Madeleine and Michael have a unique partnership, committed to teaching the arcane transformational processes that lead individuals through the labyrinth called life, to their own Holy Grail, to drink from the cup of truth and restore wholeness to body, mind and spirit. Teachers, writers, event producers and activists, they inspire and bring awareness to the Sacred Round Table, inclusive of ourselves, each other, animals, and the living planet that sustains us.
Wise beyond his years, Michael is a fourth year student at University of Toronto pursuing a political science degree. He is also a director of Grail Springs and leads meditation classes and workshops at the centre.
Madeleine is a Canadian bestselling author and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Wellness Travel Association, promoting the profound and positive influence transformational travel can have on the development of one’s view of self, of life, and of our humanity. They are overjoyed to be returning once again, to walk the sacred Land of Avalon, steeped in mythology, mystical archetypes, and the beautiful ancient wisdoms that connects us to our ancestors who once held and respected the undeniable intrinsic relationship we have with the feminine, with mother nature, and mother earth herself, the greatest teachers of all.
Helga Soley Vidarsdottir, Woman of Vision, is the founder and CEO of her travel company Sacred Iceland, CEO of her family art business, Illumination and Yantra Paintings and founder of the online sisterhood Eagle Women Global. She is a spiritual journey guide, poetess and writer and calls her entrepreneurial artistry Beauty Embraced Creations.
Soley’s vision is that of a flourishing world where peace and sustainability have been realised by the movement of mankind from balance to harmony ~ movement guided by the rise of the sacred feminine in our world, within men and women, politics, art and spirituality.
Her visionary work has led Soley to co-create and organise beautiful heart-centered projects, various holistic events, workshops, and retreats such as Mother Earth Retreat-creative expression events, Ayni Summit 2011-international peace gathering of Paqos in Iceland, Harmony Full Moon Meditations-prayers and meditation for peace since 2012, The Golden Octave Wisdom Workshop-discover your key to life in harmony and abundance, The Sacredness of Sisterhood-talk and healing circle at WeAreTheChange women’s festival and conference at Grail Springs Canada.
For 20 years she has been connected with the energies of Avalon and been empowered and nurtured by deep memories from past live experiences where Britain was her home and her everyday was dedicated to ceremony and reverence to Nature and all Life, guided by the sacred feminine wisdom in unison with the sacred masculine.
She is honoured to be welcomed my Mama England to serve as a guide on this journey with Vera, Madeleine and Michael, and deeply grateful to be Returning to Avalon, hand in hand with kindred spirits, men and women, from around the world.