Teri is an author, horse trainer and herbalist. She lives on a small organic farm in VT, with goats who eat the garden faster than it is growing!
Teri has an undergraduate degree in Lit, anthropology minor; and a masters degree in Education, curriculum and instruction. From this educational background, she has an intrinsic understanding of the writing process, what constitutes good solid writing and how to express information effectively.Coupled with her masters in Education-curriculum, Teri is adept at creating meaningful and powerful learning experiences.Having studied cultural anthropology laid the groundwork for her studies with indigenous teachers.
When looking for information on Lyme disease and herbalism, a book on shamanic healing jumped off the shelf at the bookstore.She was instantly hooked and before completing the book, knew she had to learn how to do this work herself. The book was on Peruvian shamanism and spiritual practices.And these are the teachings that are the central core and framework for all of her work.
Teri studied with many of the top names of the Peruvian spiritual medicine teachers, became an accomplished and gifted healer in her own right, and taught workshops and classes, developing her own approach to the teachings.She has also created Horse medicine teachings, as this is the energetic philosophy she has evolved.Most medicine “totems” are predatory and singular.Horses live socially, in groups and have more to teach people about creating better social communities.
From this work, Teri has also studied herbalism, and Bowen Bodywork- in order to better address clients needs at all levels, energetic, spiritual, physical and physiological.
Teri has a deep and strong connection to horses, having ridden and owned horses for over 30 years.She works mainly with thoroughbred horses, rescue and rehab, on her small farm in Vermont.Teri now teaches summer camps and holistic equitation. Her goal is to develop a program that teaches kids how to approach the world with relaxed confidence and respect, to recognize their strengths and acknowledge their weaknesses, and have compassion for all things.This is done through developing intuition and awareness that can be learned from working with horses.
When not working or writing, Teri is an avid science fiction junkie, and enjoys most outdoor activities, from hiking to skiing, to good company around a bonfire.
Greenwich, CT USA
current writing projects include:
Soldier to Warrior, a healing workbook that addresses the particular needs of soldiers, vets and people who have experienced trauma
Kinesthetic Meditations- a DVD guide for non-meditators, to teaching the body how to relax through simple exercises.
Growing Identity (working title) Remy and Tucker, growing up in an ever more complicated world, develop a friendship with a migrant worker who lives near them. A wise and kindly soul, who is a revered Medicine Person in his own country- he teaches them to have a different perspective about their worlds. Part story, part workbook. Growing identity is about learning to understand who we are and the experiences that contribute to creating identity. It also teaches kids how to understand the dynamics of peers in a different light, from peer pressure to bullying. It is about growing up with integrity and the rites of passage kids experience in that process.
Teri is available in the New England area for talks and books signings. For more information on her work and offerings, visit yaguarcita.zoogma.com and horsewisevt.com
Being Herd: user's guide to break free of
A user's guide for breaking out of "the box." Articles, discussions and information to help you to gain new insights, build better relationships, and creative solutions.
More information about the holistic spiritual connection with horses and the youth program we are developing here in VT.
Dancing in Your Bubble book trailer
This is a rough book trailer for Dancing in Your Bubble: ancient teaching, modern healing. this workbook is designed to take the place of expensive retreats and workshops- walking the reader through energy and healing concepts, including exercises and activities to create the healing experience.