Meet Erin Holtz Braeckman
“In my own lived experience,
our inner landscape longs to
realign with its outer
landscape - to relocate itself
within what researcher Paul
Devereux refers to as the “full,
rich, mythic sense of place” that is as alive within as it is without. Yet, although we all have ancient lineages that once depended on this attunement with Nature for survival - their livelihoods inextricably woven into the turning of the seasons - our modern lifestyles have pulled us void of course with modalities and mentalities that
defy our innate orientation to the rhythms of the Earth.
“But the body knows how to re-member what it has never forgotten: to see the animals as ancestors; to hear the wind as storyteller; to taste the rain as ancient memory; to smell the wood smoke as inheritance; to touch the landscape as lineage once again.”
As an observer of the sacred in the everyday, writer and educator Erin Holtz Braeckman seeks to make “the embodied inner life” a daily spiritual practice. She holds a B.A., B.Ed., and an M.A. in English Literature (Public Texts), as well as certification in Spiritual Counselling and a background in World Religions. She is a part-time faculty member at Lakefield College School, a reiki practitioner, and an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, teaching Hatha and Qigong out of her home business, The Village Yoga Studio, in Ontario, Canada. Erin is the author of four published books - including her recent release of The Oracles: A Collection of Birdsong - and leads online programs that explore women's wisdom and ancestral traditions, myth and mysticism, and the rewilding of Deep Feminine Earth-based spiritual practices. When not with a book, her garden, or beloved family, Erin can be found leading her annual Sacred Travel retreat through the South of France.