04 Jan Miriam Grace
Miriam Grace is a fire conjuror :: basket weaver :: hide tanner :: medicine gatherer :: song sharer :: and earth tender. She seeks comfort in these wild corners :: learning to listen to the land and feel at home in the bellies of forests, mountains and deserts. She believes that studying earth based living skills is a doorway to a simpler, deeper, nature and spirit-woven life. Through these ancient ways of living we begin to understand more clearly our direct interdependence with the natural world around us :: to saturate our lives in gratitude for the spirit flowing through all.
Miriam was born and raised in a spiritual community tucked in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Meditation and yoga were intricately woven into her early life. She grew up climbing apple trees and cedars on the land that held the community. Days were spent exploring the river and running barefoot through the woods :: red dirt toes :: berry stained fingers :: pine needle tangled hair. This upbringing planted seeds of a lifelong pursuit for deep connection with nature and close living with Earth.
After many years of learning, creating and traveling, she found her way to the Tracker School, hidden deep in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. There her passion and love for the Wild found its channel in the philosophy of Earth-Living Skills and Ancestral Arts. She now leads workshops independently and at Skills Gatherings, and has taught classes for children, teens, and adults across the United States and in Europe.
Miriam Grace will be sharing Fire of the Earth.