Maria Christina Owl
Maria Owl is the founder and director of Sacred Future and the Transformational Leadership Program. She is an international spiritual teacher and healer, working to empower women and men to align with their natural harmonic resonance within the greater Web of Life.
Maria has been teaching Indigenous Medicine in higher education for over 10 years, including at New College of California, Dominican University, and Naropa University. Maria has guided over a thousand people through wilderness rites of passage and nature-based ceremonies for over 17 years. She has had the great privilege of learning with native teachers from 15 different traditional cultures and has gone through initiation rites as a wisdom keeper in two of those lineages.
Maria has an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and her BA in Culture, Ecology & Sustainable Community with an emphasis on Group Facilitation from New College of California. Maria is also a certified herbalist and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. She is the author of the soon to be released book The Great Mother Transmissions: Midwifing the New Earth.
OFFERING: Energy Medicine, Leadership, Attachment Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Quantum Awakening, Channeling, Trauma Healing, DNA and Consciousness
I was so happy to be at your Reclaiming Indigenous Mind presentation on Saturday at FEM Talks Goddess Revival Event. You drew the largest gathering of all the workshops I attended on Saturday.
The songs you opened with and invited us to sing throughout were very simple yet so powerful, especially because they came to you in dreams. I felt the whole circle entrain each time.
Your invitation to "put down the pen..." and be open to receive the oral tradition was such a relief. I could feel the information in my body as it was spoken! You transmitted some powerful and important wisdom that spoke to each one of us, especially tapping into our ancestors and honoring and working with them. Thank you for being your beautiful confident self, a true wisdom keeper. I always think of you as "She Who Brings the Light."
- Linda Braga, Society for the Study of Shamanism Board of Directors
Duane Michael Vos
Support and Guide
Duane Vos has always had a foot in both worlds of business and spirit. He owns a 7-figure brick and mortar business while also contributing his solid support, wisdom and holistic healing skills to the Transformational Leadership students. Duane's main gift is working with the Earth's energy grid. He has traveled to the sacred sites Tibet, Peru, Israel and Egypt with groups, to heal the grid and open portal for ascension. He is an advanced Qigong practitioner and Intuitive Empath.
OFFERING: Abundance and Authentic Entrepreneurship, Qigong, Occipital-Sacral Reflex Technique (OSRT), Group Healing and Consciousness
Guest Teacher and Dream Work Guide
Sequoia Etcheverry holds an M.A. in Depth Psychology from Sonoma State University. She holds certificates from Sacred Future in Transformational Leadership and Sacred Leadership. She is a deep nature connection mentor and a seasoned facilitator of human relationships, tracking both the personal and interpersonal experience. For many years, she followed her heart into the work of teaching ecology, sustainability, wilderness awareness and primitive skills to people of all ages. Through developing awareness to the patterns and rhythms of the natural world, Sequoia helps guide others to become more attuned to their own internal wisdom and the interpersonal ecology of group interactions.
OFFERING: Dream Work, Ancestral Wisdom, Depth Psychology, Wilderness Awareness, Mythology, The Way of Council
Nutrition, Health and Epigenetics
Melinda Penny-Washington is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who uses an integrated approach to healing the body. She was led into the field of food science after experiencing years of intense gastrointestinal pains, which later lead to the diagnosis of Irritable Bowel syndrome, or IBS. Not wanting to rely on pharmaceuticals alone, Melinda decided to address the lack of proper nutrition and stress management in her life as a way to heal her body. As a result, she left her career in the field of sales, and returned to school to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Melinda’s training includes a Bachelors of Arts in Communications, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics. Melinda also holds a certificate in Transformational Leadership from Sacred Future. The approach of combining evidence based medicine with energy medicine and indigenous wisdom creates space for a holistic healing experience.
Ethics, Scientific Hand Analysis