Angela Blueskies, MA, Creative Director for Heart of the Mother Retreats, has been a lifelong seeker of wisdom and personal growth.  At the end of a four year journey that brought her to travel around the world into the heart of many sacred traditions and into the depths of her own personal quest, Angela was called to experience Ayahuasca for the first time.  As she came to the end of one quest ~ a study of pilgrimage and personal transformation that was the focus of her Master’s Degree ~ she found herself beginning a new and powerful journey with the teacher she had always hoped might exist. 

For the past 15 years, Angela has journeyed to Peru to work with mentors, teachers, and medicine men and women in the name of awakening, healing, and transformation, and her own life has been the canvas for such work to find expression.  While profound changes were taking place on the inside ~ finding self love and self worth, letting go of harmful patterns in relationships, finding the authentic expression of herself and her inner gifts ~ equally profound changes were happening in her life.  She left behind a successful career as a classical musician and teacher to follow a new path that now includes working with sound and music as tools for healing, as well as facilitating workshops and retreats that create the space for people to go deep into their own profound transformative process.  It brings Angela great joy to empower people in connecting with themselves, their gifts, and their own inner wisdom.

Angela created Heart of the Mother Retreats because she was called to share the transformational gifts of plant medicine healing with others.  She has an intimate understanding of the essential elements in cultivating a soulful journey of awakening ~ from leaving home behind and entering into the unknown, the deep work of letting go of the past and creating space for new perspectives, and ultimately emerging transformed.  Angela creates a retreat experience that is fulfilling on many levels, balancing the desires for adventure and discovery through travelling in incredible places, the call for spaciousness to support inner discovery and growth, and the need for support and care in making sure everything is comfortable and well taken care of.  Heart of the Mother Retreats are dynamic, experiential, deeply nourishing yet challenging, and filled with beauty, and Angela is delighted to be of service to the awakening and transformation of humanity.

An internationally acclaimed musician, Angela delights in bringing her music to the Heart of the Mother Retreats. With a pure vocal quality, lush, beautiful harmonies, and rich instrumentation, her music brings people into profound meditative and ecstatic states and inspires deep connection to the heart.  You can experience some of Angela’s music HERE.  In addition, Angela is a MSW candidate at the University of Maryland Baltimore.  When she’s not on the road, she divides her time between her mountaintop sanctuary in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and the Sacred Valley of Peru with the love of her life, Helene Garrovillo.

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