Gabriela Gutierrez is a poet, writer, and independent scholar whose work draws on mythopoetics and ancient wisdom to address the issues of our times. Born in Spain to a Welsh mother and a Spanish father, Gabriela has a mixed cultural heritage and an unusual childhood raised in movement. She is a polyglot, speaking English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, basic Arabic and some Serbian. From 2009-2012 she worked as a human right's defender in Ghana, Bolivia, Palestine and with Tibetan ex-political prisoners in the Himalayas. In 2012 she lived and studied with renunciant nuns in the Rajasthani desert. She then trained extensively with shamans in Bolivia, Peru and the UK, and is currently completing a Master's in the Poetics of Imagination with storyteller Dr. Martin Shaw and poet Alice Oswald,
Her areas of expertise include pre-Christian spiritual traditions of Europe and the Middle East
Gabriela is the founder of The Virtual Temple, an online space dedicated to the study, research and teaching of ancient wisdom that finds its roots in Europe and the Middle East. Her multi-lingual, inclusive approach create a unique container to catalyse change. She is known for her sense of humour, humility and devotion to her craft, and has been described by those closest to her as a woman of integrity, passion, generosity and courage.