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Cláudia Gonçalves was born in Minas Gerais, in the southeast of Brazil and she holds a deep honour for the Sacred Healing tradition passed down to her from her indigenous grandmothers.

Cláudia started to develop spiritually at the age of 13 years old guided by elder Dona Mercedes. This was the start of her spiritual shamanic path which she takes very seriously and with full time dedication.

She moved to the UK in 1994, embarking on a profound journey of personal transformation. In 2001 her indigenous great-grandmother’s spirit came to her in a sweat lodge ceremony, summoning her to go back to her roots and start doing shamanic work. Seclusion, deep inner work receiving teachings directly from the Spirits and training with outside teachers began; a year later, 2002, she started to work as a full time shamanic practitioner serving the community in the UK.

Co-founder of The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre, The Community Foundation for Planetary Healing and the Youth Vision Scotland, Cláudia works with people in Scotland and people all over the world; a great part of her work is also dedicated to various Indigenous groups in Brazil.

You can also see a glimpse of Cláudia’s work in the documentary “The Edge of Dreaming” by Scottish film director Amy Hardy – 2009. | | |