Who is Teaching?






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

Maureen offers her studio home and woods, as a safe quiet sanctuary for you to receive the essential teachings of Feminine Spiritual traditions recently re-surfacing.  It is significant that Wyldwood is a few kilometres from the place were 2 virgin birth mothers, birthed & raised Dagonawida, the famous Iroquois Peacemaker, born 1000 years ago.

Maureen is an artist & storyteller. She has devoted much time to seeking out, the natural technologies of the Womb, that redirect the powerful healing blood energies for self development. In her retreats she introduces women to the once common Moon Lodge (or Dark Lodge/Red Tent) were these traditions were once practiced world wide. Maureen feels that stepping into our former spiritual and healing leadership is a step away, once we reclaim the Moon Lodge practices.







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


We are honoured to have Marguerite  travel each year to W.S. from San Fransisco, to share her new discoveries and insights, in the world of  Feminine Spirituality. Marguerite dedicates herself to encouraging women to learn for themselves the wisdom of the Priestess Path and claim their own gifts of the power of the Womb. She travels world wide to teach and offers intensive courses in her home town. Marguerite has written 3 books on Divine Birth, in 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.She and Maureen collaborate in designing and presenting this work at W.S.




Karen Holmes MRED -poet, singer, spiritual teacher and guide.
face picture Karen returns to W.S. after leading a series of 8 retreats in 2011, to mark the 8 sacred turning points of the Earth to bring us into the new era, in an honouring way.  We are excited to have her back, to offer new wisdom from her studies and traveling experiences in Ireland and New Zealand.  Karen studied the Druid Priestess traditions, as well as the mysteries of Hybernia and a more Feminine understanding of early Christian mysteries. The Foster Mother tradition is one such practice lost to us today.  Karen has a diverse background including R. Stiener’s philosophies that focus on Nature, Earth and the Cosmic Mother. She engages us in writing and altar making, to deepen our listening, by providing unusual and inspiring art materials.  Karen has 3 published books of poetry and is currently composing a fourth.





Dr. Emmanuelle Vandendriessche, Tantric Priestess.

Emmanuelle trained as a Priestess, for 4 years, in the Mayan Tantric tradition In Mexico. She has a deep connection to Qetzequatl and Ixchel and works with both dieties. She says “By embracing the divinity of our Wombs, we find we can create anything.” Emmanuelle focuses on helping us develop the art of self conceiving, on all levels. She has written and published a book called “Tulum” , about her personal journey into the mysteries of the Mayan world. Emmanuelle became pregnant twice, during her practices, first with a girl & then with a boy. The boy Thomas Topiltzin is with us now & is one year old. Emmanuelle founded and operates an  animal chiropractic school that instructs veterinarians, in Spain, Mexico and S.A. She is celebrating its 10th year of operation. She hails from Belgium and lives in her home near Tulum with her son.
 Roula Said- Dancer, musician and vocalist.

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.






Edgar’ Cuisine at Wyldwood Sojourn

Edgar is central to the success of Wyldwood Sojourn in his passion for designing elegant theme foods that are nutritious & tasty. His feasts are always well received & always draw ooohs & ahhhs for both the flavors & the beautiful visual presentations. At Wyldwood to dine together is another aspect of sacred activity …whether Middle Eastern, Peruvian, Caribbean or European influenced, they are all vegetarian meals, full of protein & freshness.  Edgar draws from his own garden or from the local farmers markets to shop & creates everything from “scratch” in his own kitchen.








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

Cindy is a graduate of Soul University in Penukonda, India. She is a certified teacher & healer in the practices of the Holy Womb Chakra traditions, from pre-Hindu teachings, It holds deep reverence for the Divine Mother and for the Creation Energies of the Feminine. Her teacher was Swami Kaleshwar (founder) She studied with him for 12 years. Prior to this Cindy trained for 10 years with the Qero Indians of Peru. This Inca tradition was also of the Power of the Womb & of the Blood Masteries. It is a Shamanic practice that survived the Spanish invasion of the 1500’s, by being kept hidden until recently (this is truly one of the Sacred teachings of the old world). At our invitation, Cindy travelled to Wyldwood in 2010, to teach the Inca Womb Traditions to a small group of 10 women. We are honoured to hold this wisdom. Cindy now practices only the Indian teachings. She continues to be one of my teachers.

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