Transformative Learning


Our vision is to transform education, health and family through nature immersion. We value other perspectives and teachings from around the world that can contribute to building healthy relationships with nature, others and our inner worlds.

In 2018/9 we are working alongside different international and local organisations to bring teachers to our land to learn and share together to inform our practices and relationships.



Coming in 2019: Maria Galindo.

María Galindo, Spanish by birth and Mexican by heart, from a very young age, already showed her vocation for healing. At 17, in the south of Spain, she enters the study and exercise of nursing, where she acquired formal practice in the field of medicine. Her spirit, always free, took her to travel the world, traveling through Asia, South America and Europe for more than 5 years, culminating in Mexico. It was in Mexico where she established her traditions and practices: she danced as a Meshica Conchera, received the egg cleanse transmission in Veracruz, herbal medicine and abdominal massage in Mayan lands.

In her personal journey he has received knowledge and practices of transpersonal psychology, Ontogenetic shamanism, Shaivist and Vajrayana tantra with teachers such as Emeterio Pineda, Mónica Bourás, Carlos de León and Maa Parvathi Nath.

During the 31 years living in Mexico she has extended her wisdom carrying and initiating groups in sacred fire and establishing the Ceremonial Tradition of the 21st in the archaeological zones of the Riviera Maya. As a healer in service for more than 20 years, she participates in her community, Tulum, Quintana Roo, as guardian of a space for the people, Talleres Cero Foundation and teaches courses in herbal medicine in the Yucatan jungle. She also trains people in the Mayan technique of abdominal massage, as well as knowledge of egg reading and cleanse, performing ceremonies with experience in containment to carry out any intention that requires this practice, weddings, baptisms, death, healing, etc; making a great contribution to the awakening of consciousness.

Part of her personal journey has been shared in a recently published book, 'My Relationship with Schizophrenia', where Maria shows that any experience is an opportunity to grow or learn, that there is nothing random and that everything is perfect in the planes of the soul.

If you are interested in trainings with Maria, please contact us. Details coming soon.



June 2018 Event: Vertwoods hosts Grandmother Tonalmitl for teachings on the Moondance.

The danza de la luna moondance is a profound four night ritual of prayer song and dance for women over the full moon. Originating from Mexico it brings ripples of memories of women's night time ceremonies from all cultures forgotton or in the process of remembering.

This dance speaks to and awakens the deeply intuitive consciousness of women, reconnecting them with their ability to work with their bodies for profound transformations.


Circle of Life Rediscovery has worked with Salvatore Gencarelle of Helpers Mentoring Society to support this work in the UK.  They offer a number of trainings in the UK. Please see the Helpers Mentoring Society website to find out more.



Circle of Life Revisited Image Sal Gencarelle
Circle of Life Revisited Image Sal Gencarelle

"The Fire Quest was a strong process for the whole family. The experience gave us all an opportunity to acknowledge, honour and deeply realise the transition into competence and independence that he is making. Thank you for bringing this work and for holding it with such heart and integrity."

"This work is like fuel for the soul and has given me more strength and resilience at work, more peace in my life as a whole and a deep respect for these ancient teachings and the Lakota lineage they have been passed down through."
"My perception and connections with nature, the world around me, with other participants and with myself have altered in such deep and healing ways. Difficult to put into words but definitely a life changing experience!"

"The Life Within training has been one of the most powerful classes I have had the fortune to be involved in" 
"Sal is a powerful, patient, humble teacher. He has authenticity having lived on the reservation for many years, he is a bridge between the most intricate ways of Lakota Sioux and the western mind." 
"My connection with nature from this work and Sal's teaching has deepened in ways I never imagined- a true gift and a daily sense of joy."

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