✽ These sessions and courses are a remembrance of something very old, primordial and simple.
✽ You are encouraged to take responsibility for your own process as a way of reclaiming your sovereignty and being your own authority.
✽ When we commit to doing our inner work, we change our behaviour, which in turn changes other people's behaviour. This is a form of activism in which you start shaping the world around you just by being who you are. In this way, we can create change on Earth and restore it into its true countenance, which is Eden.
✽ The more you do the practices, the more you will come to understand your shape in the world. They will give you a map to navigate your daily life while being tethered to the sacred.
✽ The women's courses are open to anyone who identifies as a woman or as non-binary.
✽ I have crafted the group courses as a direct response to the call of those who feel isolated in today's world and hunger for like-minded community.
✽ Unless otherwise specified, all offerings take place via Zoom from the comfort of your own home.
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ONE-TO-ONE VIRTUAL SESSIONS
The Pollen Method Healing
The Pollen Method is an indefinitely ancient form of energy medicine and seership (intuitive spirit-driven guidance). Here we work with the restoration and remembrance of the true countenance and the opportunity to be reconnected into the greater hidden universe once again. There are a number of distinguishing features to this practice. Firstly, its practitioners are exclusively female due to the importance the womb plays in the method, being an agent and vessel of intelligence able to see, scan, witness and inform the practitioner. Secondly, the majority of the work takes place in semi-darkness - darkness being an important ally and teacher in the workings of this holistic practice, better able to reveal the luminosity of the client to the practitioner and client alike. At the end, a focus will be given to life after healing — how we can create healthier lives for ourselves and others after the healing has taken place.
The next openings begin in April.
Please book well in advance.
Upon the Golden Road
ONE-TO-ONE VIRTUAL MENTORING
There are many roads, but only one of them is golden.
In these vibrant one-to-one sessions, Gabriela offers personalised mentoring, dream work and spirit-led guidance to help you find your way onto your golden road. Life is a series of stepping stones; appointments that we make before we come into this world. But the pace of modern life can often get in the way of our soul path and we find ourselves stuck in knotteds webs that keep us from stepping fully into who we came here to be. We know we are on our Golden Road when the river of our life flows with ease, direction and clarity. These sessions are aimed to break those patterns, untangle the knots, and uncover the road to authenticity, love, wellness and ecstasy that is our birth right.
Mentoring usually takes place once a fortnight, with personalised resources and tools to dive into between meetings.
The Garden Within
ONE-TO-ONE WOMEN'S LESSONS
This is a rare opportunity to receive one-to-one teachings from within an ancient lineage of womb shamans and temple priestesses. Originally passed down from mouth to ear, the wisdom of these women can be traced back from Great Britain, through Eastern Europe, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Babylonia, and perhaps older civilisations still. Steeped in secrecy to protect it from the rise of patriarchy and institutionalised religion, the serpent of wisdom is now rising again to heal the world in her time of greatest need.
As a woman, I see myself as a garden,
and I see myself as the gardener of myself,
I see myself forming and pruning and watering and nourishing
all the flowers and trees and vines and leaves in me.
There is a world within yourself, that has so much to offer!
If only you would walk into it each day!
We were not meant to save the world;
we were meant to save ourselves!
And in saving ourselves, we have saved worlds innumerable.
- C. JoyBell C.
VIRTUAL GROUP COURSES
Women's New Moon Gatherings
VIRTUAL MONTHLY CEREMONIES
On every New Moon, join a gathering of women from around the world.
Woman, in her cyclical nature, mirrors the cycles of the moon. In other words, the outer lunar cycles illuminate a cycle that we each experience within ourselves. During the Full Moon, we go through a period of death, and as the moon wanes towards darkness, the New Moon offers a time of rebirth. It is here that we shall meet, within the rich fertile soil of the shadowed moon, to plant new seeds for the month ahead; seeking to step ever-further into who we truly are. We will embark on an exquisite love affair with Darkness, she who was known in times of old as the most ancient of spirits, but who has since been demonised and made into the evil sister of the light. By cultivating a new relationship with her and leaning into the mantle she wraps around our shoulders, we begin to experience the delight of her presence within, the velvet watery depths within our bodies. Excavating this ancient relationship between woman and darkness will uncover an infinite well that has served our ancestors and our planet since the dawn of human consciousness.
The gatherings are gentle, nourishing and revitalising. They answer the call of the woman who feels isolated in today's world, creating a monthly space for community and sisterhood.
You are encouraged to create a special sacred space in your home that will be the symbol location for these gatherings. This can be a space that you use for your regular daily practice if you have one, or a simple candle in a corner of a room.
Spaces are limited to 12 participants
Seeing in the Dark
"We close our eyes, that we may see more clearly."
- Simon Buxton
Working with a bonded and supportive community, we come together to seek guidance from the unseen realms to heal the global planetary crisis. These gatherings are aimed at those who hear the whispers of the Earth, who are concerned about the state of our world, who seek to create change and restore our pearly blue home to her true countenance, which is Eden.
For the first time in measurable history, the stability of nature can no longer be taken for granted. What we do in the next 20 years will determine the future for all life on Earth. If we are to ensure a future where humans and nature can thrive, we must address the needs of our time through a holistic lease of inner work married to outer action. We will engage in the Art of Soul Flight, an ancient shamanic practice, and apply our findings to our lives and the world around us. Becoming the change.
These gatherings celebrate the resilience of the human spirit and the intrinsic ability of all to alchemise any material into gold.
COMING FEBRUARY 2020
Spaces are limited to 12 participants
IN-PERSON WORLDWIDE WORKSHOP
The Rise of the Serpent
IN COLLABORATION WITH MARIAM SHAKTI KARAN
Long venerated by cultures throughout time, the serpent is a symbol of wisdom. Known as Kebechet by the Ancient Egyptians, Quetzalcoatl by the Mayans, Lilith by the Gnostics and Python by the Ancient Greeks, the serpent is understood to be both earthen and stellar. She is the great alchemist that bridges the worlds and reminds us of the old Hermetic saying, ‘As above so below, as within so without.’ After being obscured by powerful state religions, she now rises again and provides a healing balm for these fragile times. In this workshop, we will meet with her in her various forms. As the Kundalini life force that nests within our bodies, and as the Spirit Guide of the Serpent Priestess who can reawaken our true countenance. By remembering to speak her ancient tongue, we celebrate the female wisdom teachers of the ancient past that have been largely forgotten, and we take a revolutionary step towards restoring Eden on Earth.
Through shamanic practices, sound, breath-work, meditation and kundalini yoga, participants will excavate the infinite sources of wisdom held within the body to heal ourselves and our world.
This is an in-person workshop that runs in various locations around the world and is open to anyone who identifies as a woman or as non-binary.
NEXT LOCATION: UnMind, London, UK
To receive updates on next locations, or to host this workshop in your area, please contact me.
Early bird: £380 until 21st March. £420 onwards.
Payment Plans & Scholarships Available. Please fill out a contact form informing us of your situation and we will do our best to make it work for you.
Shamanic Practice - Kundalini Yoga - Heart Blessings Womb Activations - Oracular Divination - Dreamwork Ceremony -Breathwork & Meditation - Hot Springs
Pilgrimage to Mary Magdalene Caves
Plant-based & Zero-waste
Gabriela & Mariam (Shakti Karan) are the weavers behind The Rise of the Serpent, a body of work rooted in awakening and embodying the seat of power that resides within. With a mixed heritage and a multi-lingual background, Gabriela and Mariam teach globally, seeking to revive the ways of ancient civilisations that held the Feminine Principle at their heart.
Mariam is a teacher of kundalini yoga, breathwork and meditation and student of bhakti yoga with a background in transpersonal counseling and emotional bodywork.
Gabriela is an initiate in a lineage of womb shamans and temple priestesses, and is the founder and teacher at The Virtual Temple, an online space for healing and learning. Mariam and Gabriela are also passionate advocates for the Earth and visit schools globally to inspire hope and action in the future generations.
Their collective work, opened in a cave in Oman in 2018 whilst holding womyn in retreat, ignites catalysing change both within participants' personal lives and the greater outer world.
Open to all womyn-identified & non-binary. Mothers with young children can be accommodated. Please enquire if there are any accessibility concerns.
I have had transformative experiences working with Gabriela on several occasions. She continuously creates a safe container where I can go deep and explore the inner workings of my being. She is a beautiful soul who has a strong desire to help in the healing process.
ERIKA CARTAGENA / NYC