Zelia was born in 1975, at age 22 while living in a cave in the Himalayas she had a profound awakening experience, since that time Zelia has traveled in different parts of the world, following her passion for shamanism and developing ways to teach and share ancient wisdom traditions, in a way that is in context with the world we inhabit as modern humans.
For over 15 years, she has been teaching and working in the field of shamanism, evolving the Shamanic Trance Dance Training School and the Shamanic Trance Dance Tribe Collective.
Within this time, she has regularly held Shamanic Trance Dance rituals in many parts of the UK and Europe. Created a handmade nomadic tipi camp, in order to provide an authentic setting to teach shamanism and simple living in a natural environment. Within which she has taught a variety of different shamanic courses, as well as establishing a successful shamanic healing practice.
Zelia’s Tribal Hearts tipi camp, found its new home in North East Spain in 2016, when her and her husband Tom brought 12 acres of land in the stunning mountain landscape of medieval Matarrana, their short stay ‘Tribal Hearts’ Tipi sanctuary provides the perfect exclusive setting for the exploration of Shamanism, Shamanic Trance Dance, Soul Healing and Vision Quest.
In 2015 Inspired by so many requests from her students Zelia began training individuals to become Shamanic Trance Dance Guides and Guardians, passing on her wealth of knowledge and experience. Zelia has a strong mission to grow the Shamanic Trance Dance Tribe, in order to empower others and for this powerful work to be accessible in many more locations throughout the UK, Europe and World wide.
Zelia is a visionary guide, pathfinder and wisdom teacher, she has a joy for life and a deep love and respect for Mother Nature. Zelia walks with an ‘attitude of gratitude’ and enjoys dancing, singing, music, walking her dog Shola and living simply.
Her skills include:
Guiding visionary shamanic trance dance, soul hunnting retrieval, sweat lodge ceremony, energy work / balancing, tie cutting, ancestral healing, divination, ceremonialist, fire keeper and minimal impact living.
Diploma in Anatomy Physiology and Massage
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
First Year Fundamental in Transactional Analysis.
Trance Dance Facilitator:
Training with Wilbert Alix – Zelia served a 6 year apprenticeship, assisting and working with Wilbert in many parts of the world.
Shamanic Practitioner and Healer:
Trained with author and Shamanic Practitioner Ross Heaven.
Transmitter of the Munay-ki Earth Keeper Rites and Reiki Master.
Zelia has completed her 4, 7, 9, and 13 day Vision Quest with revered Medicine Woman Carmen Vicente.
Zelia is a Chanupa Sacred Pipe carrier and has been given the blessing rites and teachings to hold Sacred Tobacco Prayer Ceremony and Sweat Lodge Ceremony in the design and ancient tradition from the Sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan.