In this Step Into the Circle podcast, Eva Iglesias shares about the upcoming WisdomWomen Visionary Gathering: An Exploration of Healing and Re-Union in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. This gathering will connect two communities with the intention to gather in sisterhood and learn from one another. Eva shares the inspiration that drew her to steward this gathering, as well as a fascinating co-creative process in bringing it to life.
Eva was born in Catalunya, Spain. She studied industrial engineering and business administration and worked for technology companies in Europe, the US, and South America. After becoming a mother she started to pay attention to the devastating effects of our modern culture, particularly to our current ecological and human relations crises. She began the process of unlearning and unknowing the cultural myths prevalent in our society.
She believes that we all have an inherent knowing that can be accessed by deep listening to our bodies and the wisdom of the Earth. She feels deep reverence for the Earth and connection to indigenous cultures, who honor right relations with the natural world and each other. She is called to offering sacred space for other women to find their voices and come into their own knowing. Eva is Founding Member of WisdomWomen, where she currently stewards the collaboration with Indigenous Matagalpa women. Over the past few years, she has taught sustainability, gardening, and mindfulness at elementary schools. Eva lives in California with her husband and 2 children.
Leslie Frame-Crowley is a WisdomWomen Founding Member who believes in the power and necessity of sacred storytelling. Coming from a family with a strong tradition of story, and of understanding and connecting to the of the lives of her ancestors through genealogical study handed down from generation to generation, she connected very early on the the power, the fun, and the importance of story; our own stories, and our shared story. This calling has led her to the stage as an actor and to develop a love of writing. Step Into the Circle is a reflection of Leslie’s love of story. She believes that as we share our stories, our dreams, and our work, and as we celebrate other women as they do the same, connections are made, resources are shared, and creative hearts are nourished.