Maria has been practicing tlish diyan since her childhood days as instructed by Grandfather Juan Ten Bears Yraceburu. While working in mainstream American and raising her children, her passion for traditional ways grew and she felt the strong desire to serve deeper. She began Moon Lodge and began sharing ancient ways with young women returning to Earth.
She was honored to become Clan BundleKeeper in 2001, and has been teaching since 1972. She is a cofounder of Yraceburu EarthWisdom in California and has been conducting SpiralDancing Life Training since 1996.
Maria loves growing in her lineage teachings and continues her own life practices collaborating with cross-cultural traditions like Inkan, Hawaiian, Orisha. Focusing on the life aspects of tlish diyan and integrating a variety of disciplines from many traditions, she shares various concepts of EarthWisdom. Being well-conversant with tlish diyan, she helps students understand the basics of prayer, ritual and chants.
She believes everybody deserves to have an access to this time proven lifestyle, and actively runs community ritual circles fulfilling her life prophecy.
Lynda Yraceburu has over thirty years of experience as an earthspirit photographer. She worked in orthodox medicine as a Cath Lab X-ray Technian and Lab Manager, and took on Gypsy Healing after being exposed to Grandmother Juliette de Bairclay Levy, when they lived together in 2003. In 1996, Yraceburu joined her life partner, Maria Yraceburu, to take on a traditional role in creating Yraceburu EarthWisdom, their global 501(c)3 eco-spiritual community. She has proudly seen the extended family grow from it’s humble beginnings in the San Francisco Bay area into an internationally known and critically acclaimed Community of the Heart.
Gypsy Healer/EarthSpirit Photography/SpiralDancing Lead Guardian
Apache, Comanche/Inca Native from Southern New Mexico. Yolanda has been making drums since 1987 and is considered to be a Master Drum Maker, and loves teaching drum and Native Traditions. She also leads Drumming Circles, Women Moon Lodge Circles and Spiritual Gatherings.
Nammy/Grammy Winner/international performer/singer/songwriter/recording artist/YEW Songmaker/SpiralDancing Graduation Interview Council
Kahuna Leilani Birely
Kahuna Leilani has been bringing ancient Hawaiian healing and Goddess Wisdom to the community for two decades. She earned her M.A. in Womyn’s Spirituality from New College in San Francisco. Kahuna Leilani started The Daughters of the Goddess Womyn’s Temple in 1996. She gives thanks and honor to her teachers: Luisah Teish, Yoruban Chieftess and author of Jambalaya; Kahuna Auntie Pahia; Vicki Noble, author and co-creator of the Motherpeace Tarot; and Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane and Mahea Uchiyama.
Hawaiian Kahuna/Ordained Dianic High Priestess/Ceremonialist /Co-Author of On Holy Ground: Commitment & Devotion to Sacred Lands/SpiralDancing Graduation Interview Council