Maria Owl Gutierrez
Maria Owl Gutierrez is the founder and director of Sacred Future School and the certification program in Nature Therapy & Ancestral Wisdom. She is also the Dean of Students and a professor at Energy Medicine University. Maria has been teaching Indigenous Medicine in higher education for over 10 years, as well as guided over a thousand people through wilderness rites of passage and nature-based ceremonies for over 17 years. She has had the great privilege of learning with native teachers from 15 different traditional cultures and has gone through initiation rites as a wisdom keeper in two of those lineages. Maria has an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and her BA in Culture, Ecology & Sustainable Community with an emphasis on Group Facilitation from New College of California. Maria is also a certified herbalist and a certified clinical hypnotherapist.