Vera Lopez is the founder of Spirits of the Earth, aspiritual adventure company established in 1989 that provides transformational experiences through travel to seekers around the world. With her extensive knowledge of sacred places, Vera has become one of the most respected guides of Machu Picchu and has dedicated her life to guiding others to explore spiritual sites such as Sedona, AZ, France, Spain, Avalon, and Brazil.
Vera is also a spiritual group leader, shaman, and PachaMama's priestess. She was born in Brazil and currently resides in Sedona, Arizona, a spiritual center in the United States. Vera began her spiritual journey at the age of 18 under the tutelage of Luiz Gasparetto, a renowned psychologist and metaphysical teacher. There, she discovered her innate ability to channel and began using it as a tool for guidance while working as a spiritual counselor.
As a speaker and presenter, Vera has been a keynote speaker at the Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing, including their summer festivals for empowering women. She conducts international classes and retreats on various topics such as Priestesshood, Shamanism, Metaphysics, Spiritism, Traditional Japanese Reiki, and Awakening the Illuminated Heart. Additionally, she leads Divine Feminine Circles and has developed a certification program for women who feel called to serve the Great Goddess.
Jennifer Harvard's background in Natural Health and Holistic Healing spans over 30 years. I was inspired by my mother who was a Reflexologist while growing up, which spurred me to seek alternative approaches to healing. I worked in health food stores in the 1990’s while studying Massage and Bodywork and went on to become a massage therapist and energy healer. My true path as a seeker didn’t end with the physical. After Recovering from Alcoholism I looked for a community and a spiritual practice that met my needs. Along my journey I became a Tibetan Buddhist Practitioner, studied some Yogic Philosophy, and dabbled in Other Nature Based Religions but found my true spiritual path and home in Nature Based Spirituality or Shamanism. From these traditions I have learned that if one of us is not liberated, none of us are truly free. Much of my work today involves using Ritual and Ceremony to create Safe space for women to gather in community and honor each turn in the Celtic Wheel Of the Year.
Through my years of study and certifications I recently launched a healing practice. My one on on sessions focus on creating the same safe space for women to heal through a variety of techniques such as Aromatherapy, Chakra Balancing, Meditation, Breathwork, and leading Shamanic Journeys. I look forward to seeing you in one of my circles or working with you to facilitate your own healing journey."
Gaia Sisterhood www.gaiasisterhood.org/about
Stephanie Urbina Jones is a multifaceted individual, who is a singer, teacher, writer, sister, friend, mother, wife, and lover of life. She shares her passion for living a life of creative freedom with people all over the world, and is an inspiring example of how to turn dreams into reality. As a bestselling author of "Sacred Death", she tells the moving story of how she midwifed her grandmother to the other side, which transformed her life and gave her the courage to pursue her dreams.
Stephanie's work includes writing songs, performing, and leading transformative journeys as a co-founder of Freedom Folk and Soul, a Transformational Community of the Healing Arts. She believes in following her heart and chiseling out her soul, and sees herself as a kind of midwife who guides individuals on their journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation. Her mission is to empower those who seek to live a life of passion, purpose, and personal freedom.
For more than 25 years, Stephanie has devoted herself to studying, praying, walking, talking, working, and exploring the depths of her heart to heal and create a life of humility, passion, and purpose. She feels called to give back what she has received, and to share her experience, strength, and hope with other souls who are on the path of wellness and higher consciousness.
Freedom Folk and Soul www.freedomfolkandsoul.org/about-us