"Catriona's work is clear and profound ... and comes straight from the heart."
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 [www.awengrove.org].
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.