Llyn Roberts, MA – aka “Cedar” - is a prominent teacher of healing and shamanism. Her most recent book, Speaking with Nature: Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth, coauthored with Sandra Ingerman is a Gold Nautilus Award recipient. She also wrote Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness (Independent Publisher’s Award); Shamanic Reiki (Roberts & Levy), and the star-channeled message, The Good Remembering.
Llyn’s work incorporates her experience as a psychotherapist, training with diverse and remote indigenous cultures, study in Tibetan Buddhism, Western body-mind transformational approaches, and what her experiences in wild nature have opened her to. She teaches shamanic methods that can be applied to everyday life in order to turn crisis and fear into opportunities, and which heal us, and most importantly – our relationship with the Earth. Her work opens us to an expanded paradigm of well being that is essential to our own and the planet’s health as our world is rapidly redefined.
She studied cross-cultural communication at the School for International Training, including working as an intern in Pune, India, where she studied yoga with BKS Iyengar. She holds a master’s degree in Tibetan Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa University (1985); including her work as an intern in a Latino community in Southwest Denver, alongside a currendera. She was a student of the late, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and is an initiate of shamanic circles in South America and in Siberia. She has facilitated indigenous book projects and led sacred journeys for twenty years to indigenous shamanic peoples living in remote regions of the Amazon basin in Ecuador, the Asian steppes and far northwest territory of Siberia, the Ecuadorian high Andes, and the ancient lands of the Maya in Guatemala.
She has taught at highly regarded educational institutions including the Omega Institute, Omega’s Women’s Leadership Center, Esalen, Hollyhock, Rowe Conference Center, Mount Madonna, Kripalu, the Prophet’s Conference, Bioneers, Evergreen State College, the Center for Spiritual Living, One Spirit in NYC, the Eagle Condor Foundation. She has taught experiential programs at Vassar College and Evergreen State College, was consultant to the University of Massachusetts Sustainability Initiative in Dartmouth and to Earth Train, a Panama-based non-profit organization engaged in reforestation and educational programs, and indigenous cultural preservation.
Llyn is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Collective founded by Deepak Chopra and Barbara Marx Hubbard, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Union Graduate School and The Graduate Institute. She was a psychotherapist for the acclaimed Buddhist-inspired therapeutic community, Maitri Psychological Services, aka Windhorse. Her work is featured in numerous tele-seminars, books, pod cast and radio interviews and magazine articles.
Llyn is former director of the non-profit organization, Dream Change, founded by NY Times best selling author, John Perkins, her co-facilitator of Earth-honoring transformational programs for seventeen years. She is the co-creator of Shamanic Reiki Worldwide and the co-founder and president of the Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle, “OMEC”, dedicated to promoting a sacred and responsible relationship with the Earth (www.eomec.org).
Roberts translates ancient techniques into modern-day practices to help us transform, open to our higher purpose, deepen our relationship to spirit and nature, and reclaim our power to make a positive difference in the world.
Llyn lived for two years at the edge of the wilderness in the Hoh Rain Forest in the Olympic Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, United States, supported by her forest guide, Mick Dodge (of Nat Geo’s television series The Legend of Mick Dodge). While living in the Hoh, she wrote the Nautilus Gold Medal awarded book, Speaking with Nature: Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth, co-authored with Sandra Ingerman.
A modern day mystic and spiritual ecologist, Llyn through her work inspires a deep sense of belonging with the natural world.