My name is Gabriela Ariana. I am the mother of two girls and a boy. I am an artist through dance, music, pictures and handcraft. I am a shamanic tradition holder and teacher, trancedance teacher, traditional healer, facilitator of rituals of passage and other traditional ceremonies, drum meditation teacher, creator of The Moon’s red path and Root’s presence retrieval, both methods in the light of ancestral wisdom and medicine for women’s empower. I am also a body therapist and a yoga teacher and I have developed Embodying Soul, a somatic approach for treating trauma.
Nature is my master, my power place, the strength of my body and my soul. Nature is the physical manifestation of my ancestors, my support, every day, every instant. Nature is all over: it is under the asphalt, between the buildings, up on the sky. Nature is also this body where I live. Nature is my home.
I grew up in Chile. I lived since I was born during difficult times in the atmosphere a militar dictature that last 17 years. I am thankful for having by my side the right people to guide me towards an experience of life further on and over this horror times. The experiences of my childhood open in me, at very early age, a worldview and a soul’s meaning that are present constantly in my work and in each moment of my life.
Traveling for many years through different countries to keep up my career as a dancer makes me understand that our society is in a great need of the legacy of our ancestors, the experience of nature and the understanding of the wheel of life. Ancient medicine and wisdom is a legacy for all of us. The same wisdom has been manifested in almost all ancients cultures in the world and it has been in almost all of them denied or just forgotten. I believe that this ancient wisdom is more necessary than ever in order to save our nature and our human race.
I moved to Finland in the year 2000 and from then I got interest in learning also about Finnish traditional knowledge and ancient wisdom. It was my way to immigrate to this country. In 2012 I began my studies with the Finnish shamans Susanna Aarnio and Johannes Setala at the Center of Finno-ugric shamanism, now days Johannes Setala’s center.
I see the world, the situations between human beings, the racism, the poorness, the societies inhumanity, the nature’s tearing down and this fires up my deepest passion and mission in life which is to do the best I can to bring us back to nature, back to the body, help us to heal old wounds, to recover the meaning of humanness and the basic importance of community for our survival.
I have a deeply honest and strong will for helping others to find wellness from within. Through my work I help, encourage and guide others to conect with theirselves as nature in body and soul. Finding this connection and getting to experience it and understand it, opens something in human beings that nothing else can open. Through our bodies we find the keys for healing and empowering not only our selves but also everything that surround us, including other people and the nature around.
The nature in us, when rised up, gives as the answers and the courage we need to walk an authentic own path, in our own rhythm, following our very own truth.
I go on with my mission through my art and also by offering workshops, courses, trainings, retreats, lectures, couching and mentoring. I am so thankful that people are coming even from other countries to learn with me about my work, about nature and ancestral wisdom.
I run my little company from a small town in Finland called Kirkonkylä-Vihti. Here I create my art and think and re-think all the possibilities for constantly developing and sharing my work.
I have been on this path over 22 years and I feel that my passion, love and authentic vocation has no limits. Roots to empower your nature is the best I can wish to anyone.
If you would like to contact me, send me a message to: juurakonvoima (at) gmail.com
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