Who is Teaching?





Maureen Walton – Director & owner of Wyldwood Sojourn retreats, visual artist, storyteller and guide.


Maureen offers her studio home & woods, as a safe  sanctuary for guests to receive the essential teachings of  Feminine Spirituality recently re-surfacing worldwide. It is significant that Wyldwood is so close to the land were the Virgin Birth mother Kahetosuk, self-conceived & raised the famous Iroquois Peacemaker, born 1000 years ago.  Maureen is an artist & storyteller. She has devoted much time seeking out, the natural technologies of the Womb from different traditions and offers clues to them in her retreats. She introduces women to the once common Moon Lodge practice (or Dark Lodge/Red Tent) that was practiced world wide.Maureen feels that reclaiming  our former spiritual leadership is a step away, once we reclaim the secrets of the Moon Lodge practice.







Dr. Margeurite Rigoglioso PHD, teacher, author, Seven Sisters Mystery School. San Fransisco. USA



We are honoured to have Marguerite  travel to W.S. from San Fransisco,in 2015,16 and 17 to share her discoveries and insights, in the world of  Feminine Spirituality. Marguerite has written 3 books on Divine Birth, from the Greek tradition and is continually pushing boundaries and reading against the grain in ‘his story’ to reclaim hidden truths of the Divine Feminine Principal, that have been distorted and dismissed.


We credit her with sourcing out actual practices of self conceiving, once common among trained practitioners, in the ancient world. At W.S. we continue to explore this path.






Bonnie Hazen solo witch practitioner

Bonnie began visiting Wyldwood Sojourn 13 years ago as a participant in full moon rituals and drum circles.  She is an intuitive witch with no affiliation, prefering to follow her own unconventional path. 

She is a devotee of the Goddess in all her forms and has 20 years experience with the Divine Feminine to draw from. Bonnie has formal training in holistic health and energy healing. Currently Bonnie offers workshops to compliment  retreats at W.S.










Tamara Segel (New Moon Farm)



Tamara Segal is a Registered Herbalist with a private practice in Prince Edward County ON. She works mostly with wild plant medicines and wild foods, which she harvests and prepares with each season. She also teaches classes, workshops and plant ID walks in the Quinte area and at her farm which she runs with her partner, plant based chef Chris Byrne (chefchrisbyrne.com). Her aim is to empower people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take their health into their own hands as much as possible. You can learn more about Tamara’s offerings at hawthornherbals.com








Karen Holmes MRED -poet, singer, spiritual teacher and guide.


face picture We welcome Karen back to WS. She offered a series of 8 retreats in 2011, to mark the 8 sacred turning points of the year and to ready us for the new era arriving after 2012.                                                                                              Like our other guides Karen researches her own material through many sources, and works diligently to create fascinating retreats to impart these  subtle concepts. She travelled in 2017 to Ireland and New Zealand to meet with those carrying clues to the Ancient Earth mysteries, clues that carry the sacred codes and keys.   Karen holds a Feminine understanding of early Christian mysteries and is currently exploring the little known Foster Mother tradition once common the world over. Karen has 3 published books of poetry. She also works with children .






Dr. Emmanuelle Vandendriessche, Tantric Priestess.


 Emmanuelle is professionally trained as a veterinary surgeon and specializes in animal chiropractic work combined with with intuitive healing. She also trained as a tantric Priestess in Spain. In 2012, she was strongly called to the mayan lands and trained with mayan priests and priestesses in Mexico. She has a deep connection to Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent deity and Ixchel, the mayan goddess of fertility.  She says “By embracing the divinity of our Wombs, we find we can create anything.”  She has written and published a book called “Tulum, el latido corazón del Anahuac.
Emmanuelle became pregnant, in a non conventional way during her practices. The boy, Tomas Topiltzin is with us now & is just over one year old.(2018) She hails from Belgium and lives in her home near Tulum on the Mayan coast with her son.





 Roula Said- Professional Dancer, musician and vocalist and singer.



roulaExplore the wisdom of the feminine through the ancient lens of bellydance as interpreted and re-imagined by modern day master instructor, Roula Said. Roula Said is a dancer, musician and vocalist. She has devoted the last 20 years to studying, teaching, choreographing and performing Middle eastern dance and music. Her journey has taken her into realms of artistic exploration and personal healing that transcend any one culture. Roula has a true gift for distilling the essence of bellydance.Roula has taught at W.S. for 3 years and her dance is key to open and shift our bodies to accept and remember our Wombs as divine! Maureen offers storytelling and meditations to support Roulas work at W.S.Roula lives and works in Toronto.





Cindy Lindsay PHD- Spiritual Teacher of the Holy Womb Tradition.Clairvoyant and soul healer. Taught at W.S. in the summer of 2010.


Cindy is a certified teacher & healer in the recently recovered practices of the Holy Womb Chakra traditions, from pre-Hindu India.(2000) It holds deep reverence for the Divine Mother and for the Creation Energies of the Feminine. Prior to this Cindy trained for 10 years with the Qero Indians of Peru. This Inca tradition focused on the Power of the Womb & of the Blood Masteries. It is a Shamanic practice from pre-contact. This is truly one of the Sacred mysteries of the ancient world. At our invitation, Cindy travelled to Wyldwood in 2010, to teach the Inca Womb Traditions. Maureen is honoured to continue to keep much of this teaching alive here at Wyldwood Sojourn. 







Powerful Images from the

Ancient World 

More powerful than words….let these images sink in to your memory banks and gestate them within! They are tools, frescos and carvings from the life of female Shaman and Priestesses and their people. Art can bypass the intellect and the modern mind.

Three superposed lotus flowers forming a “Sacred tree”. Ivory (open-work, fragment) Right: Lotus flower with 5 petals. Left: Ivory plaque with top and bottom border from Arslan Tash, ancient Hadatu, Northern Syria. 11.3 x 3 cm, AO 11481; 7.6 x 2.1 cm, AO 11482


This group is from Israel from the time of Queen Jezabel .These are some of her sacred tools she used as a high Priestess of Asherah. Asherah, the central deity of the time, is known as the Tree of Life-The Giving Tree. Her consort is El. Their child is Yahweh. Note the ivory carvings and the ceramic tower with 4 levels and aspects. These priestesses knew the art of self conceiving & more. Asherah was banished around 1000 BCE. She had been central for about 15,000 years or so. Jezabel, when an old woman, was murdered by Elijah. She was later demonized. We are beginning to reclaim her greatness and Asherah’s, through visioning.

ref. Ancient Origins and Karen Holmes,Cupofwisdom.com

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