Veerle Phara

I am Veerle Phara

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born in Belgium but a child of Pacha Mama. My name has Germanic roots and comes from PharaHilde, which means literally a Female Travelling Warrior. I lived as a child in front of the zoo of Zwartberg (Limburg, Belgium), were I woke up every morning with the roaring of the lions, and our garden linked to a gypsies park. As a young adult, we lived several years in North-America, back in Belgium I studied history of art and travelled to Spain and Latin America. As a child I was already passionated by dance, yoga and movement, but also by nature, the extended fields, and the ocean. Yemaya (Orisha, Mother of the Ocean and the Sea), in Quechua Mama Qocha, has always taken and important and respectful place in my life, as well as Pacha Mama, Mother of the Earth.

I lived, worked and travelled long in Latin America and was initiated in the holistic visions, rituals and ceremonies of indigenous cultures through intense work and living experiences. My Chilean lifestory after the dictature, living at the feet of the Pacific in a primitive paradise, was like being swong between living and surviving, searching for new, own authentic values. Leander and Sara Yula, my two wonderfull adolescents, carry Chilean blood and in their genes they let West and South melt together. Slowly it became clear in my life that it is my life journey to break down barriers on every level, to bring people, cultures and especially women together, let them encounter and re-member who they really are inside… I love bringing people in a re-connection with their true mission and their primal force…

I followed a bachelor in intercultural communication and management, where I coordinated for years the module Latin America and I still give classes on religion and syncretism in Latin America and the visions of shamans worldwide on illness and healing. Throughout the years I specialized in these themes.

Through diverse trainings but especially through intense experiences (f.e with different indigenous cultures in Latin America), I grew to shamanistic and therapeutic coach. I also followed diverse teacher trainings in yoga. Through initiations, ceremonies & rituals, I walk the path of Pampamesayoq towards a Paqa, Quechua for medicine women.

I am fascinated by coaching groups and people, it passionates me, especially in contextual coaching, open people’s mind and consciousness, to create a dynamic that links people and make them communicate, who different they are through their culture, origine, education, mindset…

As a guide tourist I guide groups in Latin America, this magical wonderful continent, and for years I have been giving courses to guides and tourist guides on culture and communication, groupdynamics, animism, shamanism, sustainable turism…

Guiding a group through Peru in oktober-november 2014 we stayed with a local family in Amantaní, the female island in the Sacred Lake of the Inca, lake Titicaca… During an individual coca-reading our Paqo Pedro told me… ‘Dios te ha dado el don para guiar grupos” , ‘God gave you the talent to guide groupes…

I give healings, organize and coach ceremonies and keep on walking and immerging myself in the energetic path. I have a master degree in Reiki, followed diverse workshops on lightwork and healing and was initiated in the beautiful and profound Munay Ki, Ñusta Karpay and Hatun Karpay. My primordial source of healing is Pachamama, Mother Earth, and female wisdom and energy of indigenous cultures in Latin America.

Through the Obod traject I am also deepening in rituals and the path of the Druids, sinking and exploring more my Celtic and Germanic Roots…

Goddess cultures from over the whole world, fascinate me. Years ago I travelled to Malta and Gozo. Gozo is the female island that carries the memories of a rich neolithic culture. I spend hours and hours sitting there, listening, meditating, observing the energy of Ggantija, Santa Verna and the Xaghra Stone Circle. I could feel through the connection with the Earth, how I came home. The megalithical stones still recall an enormous rich past where the Great Mother was honoured in a harmonic and loving society between men and women, in a harmonious connection with the earth and all elements. The Goddess send me a clear message: Bring back our memory… All the work that I have been doing with women and my own Goddess life path, in connection with a deep longing to realize something larger in the world for and by women, led me to the creation and soul-giving of the Belgian Ostara womenfestival (3 times… now it is time for something new). It s the beginning of healingwork of female energy on a more universal level. Grateful and strenghtened with this message from the Great Mother, Bring back our Memory.. I accept and can go on walking in thrust…

Yoga, dance, movement and meditation are wonderful passions that help me ground and be within myself, come home into my inner soul! Yoga and dance has been part of my life since 35 years and I prefer an intuitive, contextual and creative way in guiding and coaching people, in giving classes to adults and in workshops on dance and movement. Dance & Play is a proper creation where we make a journey through the 7 energetic centra of chakras and grow slowly through dance, movement, breathing… to Joyful, Creative Inner Beings… Sense&Flow is my own yoga proces, with a focus on the awakening of the female warrior energy!

Astrological I am a dubble Lion, there is a lot of fire energy in my whole being. I love fire and it is an important part of my daily life, as a fire women and keeper of the fire. I honour the female power of Grandmother fire. I keep the Fire in different festivals, as a Sacred Fire, and guide Fire ceremonies, Fire Walks and Sweatlodges, where I feel mostly at home, deep in the womb of Mother Earth. But Lions also love to Play. In the transition that I am in my life, I invite each time more the Playful Wisdom…

I did a Vision Quest in april 2017, where I stayed 4 days and 4 nights alone in the mountains in Spain. Intense and wonderful experience, where I received a Vision on my mission on Earth, being a Keeper of the Temple of the Earth. My aim is to create a Temple of the Earth, especially for Women, with sweatlodges, temascales, sauna, baths, rituals, ceremonies and coachings, all destinated to support Women to ground in Mother Earth and in themselves. Meanwhile we found a magic place in Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal, where we created the Temple of the Earth. And we keep on giving rituals and ceremonies everywhere in the world.

To meet Yves in a ceremony with sweatlodge, was connecting with a soul partner, to the fire and to my soul… Organizing and leading together sweatlodges, temazcales, ceremonies and rituals, is each time a challenge to coach others in a magical proces between male and female energy, between fire and stones, the sun and the moon, between pachamama, the spirits and the elements of nature, the four wind directions, guides and ancestors. Each time different, healing, transforming, creative, joining hearts, cultures, souls…

Yves is a builder in the literal and figurative sense of the word and each day again I can see how his intuition and power leads him to stand in life and create. Thankful to him we can use our yurt in Belgium – named as a ‘ Queen Yurt’ by the Mongolian shamanca Bulgan (10,5 diameter!) – as a space to create, play., love, coach people in yoga, movement, workshops, circles and make space for ceremonies and rituals … Also in Portugal we have a large Temple yurt for ceremonies and workshops.

My driving words in workshops and coaching are Embody, Empower & Express… embody and embrace what lives in you, give it the power or the softness that it needs, and express it through any form of creation ( sound, image, movement, drama, play). Step out of the gray zone of middleness and fear and your live! My lifemottos: ‘live life as a fascinating, playful and far-reaching journey’  …. and… Discover and Awaken the Goddess in each one of You!!!!