Catriona MacGregor Fairfax

Specialties: Soul Coaching, Nature & Spirit Quests, Vision Quests, Spirit Animals, Past Life & Shamanic Journeys, Birthday Interpretation based on ancient Knowledge

What Catriona MacGregor is offering:

Workshops, Retreats, One on One Coaching, Speaking Engagements

How Catriona MacGregor can help you:

“In Partnership with Nature, helping you discover your unique path to freedom, purpose, and joy.”

Do you know who you are and why you are here?
Do you know what your mission in life is?
Are you aware of the daily guidance from your soul?
Our daily connection with the Earth has diminished alarmingly. We suffer from a disconnection from the natural world that leads not only to environmental destruction but a disconnect from our own hearts. We are cut off from nature, separate from the animals and plants that surround us, making us strangers in our own home. We miss the subtle changes in the wind, the calls of birds, the smell of the fragrant Earth beneath our feet, the wonder of seeing the brilliant stars in the night sky, We spend more time indoors or commuting, leaving little time for deep inner journeys or quiet walks in the woods even though who we are and what we are—the very root of our identity—is best defined in relation to nature and other living things. Our spirits need engagement with the natural world; without this our souls wither.
No matter how great your outer success is, if you feel that something is missing in your life, it may be time for a pilgrimage to nature to refresh yourself and to reunite with your inner vision. Who are you? What are you here for? Answers to the questions well up when we are at peace in quiet, inspiring places in nature, away from ringing phones and busy schedules.
We are not alone. Nature is our partner in the truest sense of the word. Nature offers us healing, wisdom, and an opportunity to connect with the sacred. Nature is a portal to an infinite and timeless realm where we can gain insights into a larger reality that is beyond our day-to-day comprehension.
For thousands of years, people have connected with nature to gain greater knowledge and spiritual fulfillment. For example, people of many cultures from all over the world used to go on annual pilgrimages to sacred sites.
I work with ancient mysteries, the energy in the land, the animals and the trees to help people connect with their inner wisdom and find a path with a heart. I speak of this as "finding home".
I offer Vision Quests, Nature and Spirit Quests, and Nature Retreats because I believe that our individual and planetary journey to health and wholeness is positively transformed when we deepen our connection with the Earth.
I work with nature, spirit and energy from animals, plants and the Earth. I learned what I I know directly from the trees and the animals. My earliest memories from the age of 4 have been about the animals, and the trees. I have also had powerful mystical experiences in nature, starting from the age of twelve. I have also been fortunate to learn from some wonderful "human" teachers. I am thankful for all of my teachers and for the amazing people that come on my Quests and Retreats.
I do not hold a specific dogma, nor follow a pre-determined religious path, yet my beliefs and practices are reflected in many cultural traditions and belief systems from around the world that – at their core –hold that each person can access divinity directly and that all living things are sacred.
I have a deep connection, love and understanding of nature and the wilds. I also believe in each person's ability to connect deeply with nature, their own spirits, and find the abiding unchanging part of themselves that exists in unity with all life… From here – I can help guide you to have experiences in and through nature that you might not be able to have- initially – on your own.
Here are some of the benefits that you can gain from my Quests and Nature Retreats:
> Find inner peace
> Find answers from the heart
> Connect deeply with nature and other living things
> Face your fears and step into courage
> Deepen your meditation practice or learn to meditate
> Communicate with animal totems and spirit helpers
> Contemplate your life's purpose and receive signs about your life's meaning
> Be at one with god/the creator/the universe, yourself.
Want to learn more about my philosophy, Vision and Nature Quests? "Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth" which won a Gold Medal as a "World Changing" book by the Nautilus Book Awards is available at Amazon or your local bookstore. To Learn More About Partnering with Nature

"Catriona's work is clear and profound ... and comes straight from the heart."
Denise Linn
Catriona (Gaelic for Catherine) is a spiritual teacher who helps people find greater meaning in their own lives, through Vision Quests, Nature & Spirit Quests and Retreats, and Nature Based Journeys & Rituals (Weddings).
Since childhood, Catriona has had mystical experiences in nature that have provided her with a profound understanding of the natural world. Catriona has a Doctor of Divinity and a Masters in Science Degree (Habitat Management) and has rehabilitated hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals. Catriona is a visionary bridge builder between nature and humankind - and an adept nature guide and naturalist.
Catriona is the award winning author of "Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth" which won a Gold Medal from the Nautilus Book Awards in 2011. She is the coauthor of Healing the Heart of the World: Harnessing the Power of Intention to Change Your Life and the Planet, along with Carolyn Myss, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Masaru Emoto, Fritjof Capra, Thich Nhat Hanh, et al..
Catriona teaches internationally and has presented at venues in six different countries. Catriona's work has been covered by NPR Radio, The Shirley MacLaine Radio Show, New Dimensions, and the Today Show.
As an internationally recognized leader in the environmental field her conservation programs have helped to protect species and habitat around the world. As an international consultant, Catriona assists organizations in the United States and internationally in strategic planning and leadership development. She uses a method known as Appreciative Inquiry which is "the act of recognizing the best in people or the world around us; affirming past and present strengths, successes, and potentials. Through this process she helps organizational leaders to be open to perceiving new possibilities for themselves, and the world.
In 2005, Catriona founded Awen Grove, a non-profit foundation, to bring the inspiration, wisdom and beauty of nature to benefit people's lives and the Earth, resulting in greater health and fulfillment for all living things. Awen Grove runs a Youth Quest program, which provides youth with inspiring outdoor adventures and immersion in nature [].

I have been deeply impressed by Catriona MacGregor for many years. Her striking kinship with the animal world and her vision of the natural world are compelling and apparent when you are in her presence. Many people carefully copy native traditions, hoping for a shamanic experience. Catriona MacGregor is a shaman. Catriona's book Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to ReConnecting with the Earth is a gentle yet somehow startling book, a work of unsuspected beauty, and generously far-ranging in its scope, considering how much it encompasses. It is written with the clarity of one who is consciously living in the web of life and empowered by a unique and enduring vision.

Jim Gilkeson, author of A Pilgrim in Your Body: Energy Healing and Spiritual Process and Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth

Catriona is the award winning author of Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to ReConnecting with the Earth. “Partnering with Nature” won a Gold Medal in the 2011 Nautilus Book Award. Catriona shares this prestigious title with spiritual pioneers such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama Deepak Chopra Eckhart Tolle Caroline Myss Gary Zukav and Dr. Andrew Weil

Beyond her many years of experience working as an international consultant Catriona has over a decade of experience as a transformational coach , Vision Quest Leader & Guide trainer, meditation teacher and intuitive guide. Catriona is well versed in several personality assessment methodologies including Meyers Briggs, handwriting analysis, and career and vocational surveys. Catriona offers Vision Quests, Nature and Spirit Retreats, meditation training, dream recall training & interpretation, and shamanic journeys.

Catriona’s work is conducted in partnership with nature.
A bridge builder between nature and humankind, Catriona helps people connect to nature and their own spirit through vision quests, nature & spirit quests, working with the elements Earth, Air, Fire & Water, spirit animals, and shamanic journeys. She believes that the personal journey to transformation leads to social, ecological and political transformation. She helps people find meaning in their own lives, as well as work that positively impacts the planet. It is her belief that as people develop a deeper awareness about nature, they will heal the earth as well as themselves. She is a wise woman who weaves her many life experiences, spirituality and intuition into a tapestry of hope.

Catriona has over twenty years of experience leading nature outings in the US and internationally. She has a masters degree in science in resource management, and has developed habitat plans for species management and developed and implemented conservation programs in the US and internationally. As a wildlife rehabilitator, Catriona has saved the lives of hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals. As an environmental leader and protector of nature, her programs have saved key habitat areas, and led to the comeback of an endangered species.