Hello and Welcome!

My name is Marianah Jade Patrice Montesano Bacal, AKA Marianah Jade. I love ~ Winter {with a passion!}, Billy Holiday, baking bread, and all things cozy. I am Co-Founder at Eagle Prairie Land Sanctuary, wife to my soul mate of 15 years, mother to an extra-ordinary 13 year old girl, Herbalist, Celtic Folk Harp Musician, Spoken Word Artist, and Founder at The Women’s Grove. 

I stepped onto the path of Conscious Womanhood nearly 25 years ago, at the ripe age of 19, and have gained a tremendous amount of education and experience of leadership in the field, since.

As a masterful Craftswoman in the timeless Art & technology of Women’s Circle, for the last 15 years, I’ve guided thousands of women all over the world through practices, rituals, retreats, and teachings focused on Female Embodiment and Spirituality ~ both privately and in groups, in person & online.

My greatest qualifications as a Mentor and Guide, are born of my own life experiences and Initiations through the Rites of Womanhood. I have given birth on my hands and knees, in all of my female power, on my own bedroom floor. I’ve faced a life-threatening pelvic injury… and prevailed. I have healed myself of chronic illness, with the help of my Plant Allies. And I’ve created a life that is aligned with my deepest Purpose, as I know it to be. I’ve placed myself at the center of my life, and have courageously let go again and again, in service of growth and evolution.

Like all conscious women who make it to mid-life, I carry a substantial, multi-flavored Cornucopia of Women’s Wisdom to share. I’m proud of my Harvest, as I’ve weathered many fierce storms to gather it. It brings my life into full circle, when I get to share it with you.

I owe many of the tools, skills, and wisdom that I have in my life ~ to the guidance, care, skillfulness, safe containers, and transmissions that I’ve received from my Wise Woman elders. Now, it’s my turn to give back what has been gifted to me.

I believe that I can make a difference in our world, if I just keep living into what I love with a passion.

I love that moment in the midst of our Women’s Ways, when the Circle. Breaks. Open…

One woman moans with a longing so old and so deep, it may just be the voice of an ancestor…Another falls into the lap of a sister and weeps tenderly, remembering for the first time what mother-love really is. And yet another woman’s voice breaks into the kind of laughter that makes you wonder. We all begin to glisten in the moist, life-giving beauty of Womanhood. And it spills over into the room, and into the soil of the land, making our vegetables sweeter. It goes back home to spouses and kids, and love-mists the skin on their faces. It fills up our community cups with compassion, and quenches the creative thirst at our work places, and on and on, and beyond…

Pulsing. Tapping the Source to drink deep. Ahhh…We’ve arrived.

SO, HERE I AM. Will you join me?

HERSTORY ~

Below is a list of some of my relevant Education, Training, and Certifications ~

  • Motherhood ~ 2006-Present Day. {I would like a special award for now raising a Teenager!}
  • Women’s Temple Group Facilitation ~ Awakening Women Institute, Corfu, Greece, 2014.
  • 7 year intensive study of South Indian Sacred Temple Dance/Bharata Natyam ~ New York, New York, Tamil Nadu, India, and Boulder, Colorado, 1999-2005.
  • Yoga Teacher Certification ~ Sivananda Yoga Retreat, Bahamas, 2001.  
  • Shamanic Bodywork and Shamanic Journeying ~ Via Ann Drucker of Herbal Healing Arts, 2010.
  • Folk Herbalism in the Wise Woman Oral Tradition ~ Via Ann Drucker, 2010-Present. 
  • Maya Women’s Healing ~ Miss Beatrice Torres Waight of Santa Familia, Belize & Ann Drucker Boulder, CO, 2010-2020.
  • Maya Abdominal Massage ~ Via Ann Drucker, 2010-2020. 
  • Mediumship, Volvas Initiation, and Seidr Ritual ~ Via Betsy Bergstrom, 2018.
  • Apprenticeship in the Medicine Tradition of the Kofan Tribe of Colombia ~ Via The Divine Yaje Church, 2010-2015.
  • Ayurvedic Dosha and Pulse Diagnosis ~ Via Alakananda Ma & Alandi Ashram, 2009. 
  • Ayurvedic Postpartum Massage ~ Via Ysha Oaks & Sacred Window School of Ayurveda, 2009. 
  • Birth and Postpartum Doula Training ~ DONA International, 2008.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN The Women’s Grove SOON! 

With Love,

Marianah Jade