"Gabriela is a mistress of transformation."


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.  


Working with Gabriela has been unlike any other self-discovery process I've ever engaged in. She is a deeply wise and gentle guide who is helping me deepen my respect for my intuition and honor my own process.
When she drums and I go on a journey, I can literally feel myself move into another dimension, where thought and judgement are suspended and I am given messages and answers about the questions I have brought to a session. I have gone on several journeys with Gabriela's guidance, over a period of six years now, and each one has been different and revealed new things to me, but each has also been very similar in its structure and sense of complete safety.

 Tracy Durkin Therapist | New Jersey, USA