Writer, poet, scholar and teacher.
Gabriela Mair Gutierrez was born in Spain to a Welsh mother and Spanish father. With a mixed cultural heritage and an unusual childhood raised in movement, she is a polyglot speaking English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, basic Arabic, Farsi and Serbian.
Gabriela studied anthropology, Sufi poetry and mysticism with a focus on the Middle East at SOAS University of London. From 2009-2012 she worked as a human right's defender in Ghana, Palestine, Bolivia and with Tibetan ex-political prisoners in the Himalayas. In 2012 she lived and studied with renunciant Jain nuns in the Rajasthani desert. She then trained extensively with shamans in Bolivia, Peru and the UK, before completing a master’s degree in the Poetics of Imagination with storyteller Dr. Martin Shaw, poet Alice Oswald and historical fiction writer Tracey Warr (2022).
Her work is interdisciplinary and rooted in mythopoetics, ancient history and the wisdom traditions of Europe and the Near and Middle East. She writes poetry, essays, historical fiction, independent research and blog posts on her Substack, and is currently writing her first book. Following a decade of rigorous spiritual trainings, Gabriela developed her own healing modality and teaching that she shares in both online and in-person settings.
"Gabriela is a mistress of transformation."
Liz Granfort · Life Coach · Boston, USA
"I cannot recommend Gabriela’s classes highly enough. To me there is no doubt she is amongst the great teachers on this Earth."
Noora Al Qassimi · Lawyer at United Nations · Abu Dhabi, UAE
"My healing session with Gabriela was an answer to prayers made manifest."
Victoria Fauve · Environmental Conservationist · Mauritius
"Working with Gabriela has been unlike any other self-discovery process I've ever engaged in. She is a deeply wise and gentle guide who is helping me deepen my respect for my intuition and honor my own process."
Tracy Durkin · Therapist · New Jersey, USA
"Gabriela is an incredible teacher. She masterfully creates learning environments in which students learn profound wisdom while also training us in powerful experiential techniques that help in the cultivation of spiritual sovereignty. To top it off, she achieves all of this with a healthy dose of sacred levity, compassion, and feminine fierceness mixed with gentle humility."
Gabriela de Golia · Tarot Reader · Connecticut, USA