Maya has had a deep love affair with nature since childhood and was naturally drawn to the wisdom ways of indigenous cultures that support living in harmony with the Earth. As a Certified Life Coach, Hakomi Practitioner and international trainer for Hakomi Institute of Mindful Somatic Psychology, Maya has been passionately immersed in the field of mind/body/spirit wellness for over 40 years. Her private practice and workshops are grounded in eco-psychology, embodied mindfulness and energy medicine and she respectfully integrates the ceremonial and shamanic practices she learned from her Wampanoag, Cherokee, Lakota, and Piute teachers to support people in healing themselves and their relationship to nature. Maya is the founder of Write from the Hear and Inner Nature/Outer Nature Retreats and Power with Heart, a feminine-principled leadership training program. She is also a published poet and playwright. (The Last Wild Place, available on