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This course aims to offer a new relationship with the Spirit of Darkness, one in which it is seen as a wombic, compassionate, fertile and illuminating force that can be worked with as an important ally. For three weeks, we seek to let Darkness illuminate our truest self that resides beneath the layers of socio-cultural conditioning, trauma, and upheld roles and beliefs, while drawing on shamanic methodologies to incorporate into every-day life.



Rooted in the mythic notion of the polytheistic self and the idea that we are comprised of many parts - some human, some animal, some angel - this course is aimed at uncovering these secret selves and beginning to form a relationship with them. Each week, we will be exploring one of these aspects through myth, story, soul flight and dreamwork. 



In an academic and social climate that gives precedence to the history of war, conquest, and the lives of kings, many have begun to ask the question, "Where were the women?" These lecture series begin to answer that question. They are part lecture, part experiential practice and explore the worldview, teachings and practices of these ancient women in ancient Europe and the Near & Middle East.





Drawing on research and fieldwork for Gabriela's dissertation The Bee Cult in Greek Myth and Ancient History, this course will explore the existence of pre-Hellenic priestesses known as the Melissae in Bronze Age Greece.  Each class will uncover their socio-religious roles, tasks and activities, while seeking to gain more insight into women's religious experience in the ancient Mediterranean as a whole.


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Gabriela is a very gifted teacher. Her capacity to hold space for self-discovery and healing is profound. She has both an incredibly nurturing presence, and a graceful way of applying ancient teachings in an extremely vital and relevant way. I highly recommend her work!

— Gabriel Newton · Baker · Washington, USA

The work with Gabriela never ceases to amaze me. In her courses, I developed a new understanding of my self and my body and have a new appreciation of natural emotional expressions that in the past left me ashamed. I came away with a deeper spiritual practice that continuously bridges the mundane with the divine.

— Antigone Nastos · Author · Greece


Gabriela holds a space with such love and care that it’s truly a pleasure to learn from her. I found myself walking through the many fears and doubts that have kept me from trusting my own inner wisdom. My dreams are blossoming, intimate friendships have been made, and my heart and soul feel nourished, full, and tended to. Learning these arts weaves meaning and beauty into each day. I now move through life gentler, softer, living in a way that feels honest, beautiful and true. Thank you Gabriela, I am truly grateful.

— Courtney DeFrancesco ·  Mentor and Guide · Massachusetts, USA

I have enjoyed two courses from Gabriela, and the most audible words from her I'm left with are: "There is no right or wrong way of doing this."

To walk in grace and less biases. To drop into the body without the pressure to be, but the curiosity to feel.  Because ultimately, apart from the wonderful methods she shares, she has taught me to trust myself in the dark, with all the discomfort and expansion that comes with it.

Gracias por compartir tu sabiduría y gracia, Gabriela.

— Nain Ruiz · Shamanic Practitioner · Malaga, Spain

Gabriela's course was one of my favorite things I have ever done in my life. Each class felt like a coming home to me, reconnecting to wisdom and practices that I knew in lifetimes before. Gabriela holds an incredible container for connection and deep journey work. Her courses are so powerful and so beautiful. I would take them again and again... and again and again. 

— Ashley Moret · Actor · Los Angeles, USA

I can't even begin to describe how working with Gabriela over the past three months has helped and inspired me - I truly feel that I am now finally remembering who I really am, recovering lost parts of myself I didn't even know I'd lost, and finding my own true path. I am so grateful for Gabriela and this work. Our classes have been so illuminating and healing for me. 

— Jillian Cookingham ·  Professional Dancer ·  New Jersey, USA

Gosh, I don’t even know how to explain anything - words seem so lacking! I’m really really really loving these courses - I’m finding they're unearthing so much, and I’m going so so deep. In last week’s class, I wasn’t even able to pull myself together enough to form any coherent thoughts after the movement... and I feel much has changed in my life since then. I can’t even explain it - I can see the points on my map so clearly as things are unfolding, and deepening and revealing. Thank you so much Gabriela!

— Candice Kali Snow · Holistic Therapist · Oxford, UK

My time with Gabriela and the students in her classes helped me to see all that is possible. I felt safe and comfortable to explore myself, as well as some of the things that have weighed me down without judgment, but with understanding and compassion. I feel more capable and have a stronger belief in all that is possible, which provides me a lot of hope and comfort. It was a beautiful experience that I will carry with me always.

— Melanie Varney · Therapist · Florida, USA

These classes touch profound depths while remaining accessible and manageable. Gabriela crafts a learning environment in which students gain a greater intellectual understanding of the concepts discussed while also training us in powerful experiential techniques that help in the cultivation of spiritual sovereignty. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is looking for an entry point into all things womb wisdom, woman's shamanism, and the reclamation of personal power.

— Gabriela de Golia · Tarot Reader · Connecticut, USA

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