Otter Dance Earth Medicine Practitioners are dedicated and committed individuals who have felt the calling to serve the community in a deep and meaningful way as healers and ceremonialists. Each Practitioner as completed the Shamanic Studies program and the practicum work required by the Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine.
These Practitioners are available through their own healing practices and many have additional training and skills to help their clients in a variety of ways. They are committed to a high code of ethics and integrity in their practices and interactions with their clients.
Each Practitioner must complete continuing education and practical work through Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine in order to be certified and endorsed by Otter Dance and Robbie Warren, Otter Woman Standing.
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Sarah Hemphill, Otter Dance Practitioner
Sarah Hemphill is an apprentice to Robbie Warren Hill, OtterWoman Standing, and sacred ceremonialist and yogini. A dancer out of the womb, Sarah’s first career led her to teach dance, yoga and meditation to all ages. Sarah then sought a different path, gained her MBA from Wake Forest University in 2008 and had worked almost a decade as a leader in corporate America when her path unexpectedly brought her into connection with Robbie. Thus, a great remembering and quite an undoing quickly unfolded. Now, as a teacher trained by Circle Yoga Shala in the Ozarks of Arkansas, Sarah currently lives as an apprentice on their organic farm and training center where she continues the study of yoga for therapeutic application and spiritual development as well as the art of homesteading. Also a hobbyist distiller and whiskey lover, Sarah’s path has unexpectedly and delightedly led her to uncover the science and art of medicinal distillation and plant medicine as an avenue for healing. As she continues her work in apprenticeship to Robbie and connection to Spirit, Sarah weaves and integrates her experiences and passions to reveal her own ‘medicine’ and be of service in a good way. Her business, www.sarahssacreddistillery.com, is a reflection of this act of weaving and pursuing her dreams and place of service.
Dina Butler, Otter Dance Practitioner
Through teachings, service and experience, as an apprentice of Robbie Warren Hill, Otter Woman Standing, Dina Butler is passionate and grateful to deepen and expand what she terms her “Medicine Walk” or her relation to Creation in a Good Way (Healer). Dina’s medicine name, in her tradition, is Empress Yumane HeartLove.
Being an empathic, intuitive, only child raised on a small farm in upstate New York provided much time and opportunity to indulge in the delight, exploration and connection to that which is termed “Nature”, both within and without. It is upon this foundation of awe, respect and the openness of her 5 year old self that she now builds her adult learning and experiences. At the age of 30, her childhood love and connection with animals blossomed when Dina was inspired to attend Gaston College and earned a degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. During her 15+ year career as a Veterinary Technician, including serving in upper management, Dina discovered a powerful desire/ability to provide more than medical support to hospitalized pets and to serve clients in a deeper way. The desire to balance the immediacy/harshness of emergency medicine with the softness of intuitive healing led her to attain the training to become a Reiki Practitioner which she used at the clinic, Hospice and continues to use often in her medicine work.
In 2015, Dina traveled to answered the “call” of Mama Africa and her life was illuminated and blessed in such a way that it reverberates through every aspect of her life including her medicine work and Rastafari tradition. The discovery of the inextinguishable light of Creation in the worst of circumstances, her desire to live, love and do healing work in Community and to live a life of inclusion and harmony with the most humble of us was birthed by living it at Botshabelo Orphanage and School. The medicine of dancing the Fire Dance in South Africa created a powerful connection to Creation, Ancestors and healing that Dina accesses as an Earth Spirit Medicine Practitioner and Ceremonialist. Her education and medicine work calls upon the Old Ways– the traditions and wisdom of many indigenous practices brought forward into this time and place for the purpose of healing. Her passions are working to create and support Community, guiding and teaching Young People (The PathFinders), the Divine Feminine/Masculine and learning indigenous traditions and wisdoms to discover similarities while delighting in the spice of the differences. She most often works with plant medicine (Tulsi and Cacao), Earth Spirits, shamanic/intuitive guidance, medicine wheel, and Reiki.
Brandy Winn, Otter Dance Practitioner
Brandy Winn is an apprentice to Robbie Warren Hill, Otter Woman Standing and Healer and Earth Medicine Ceremonialist. Her love for education and learning allowed her to pursue her MBA, this journey opened her to the world of travel. Her first traveling experience to China allowed Brandy to have a life-altering experience on one of the world’s seven wonders, the Great Wall of China. It was on this historical forte that the seed of her life’s purpose was planted and her pursuit of spirituality began.
After successful careers in Corporate America, Brandy made the decision to begin her path of service by joining the nonprofit workforce. This difficult leap lead her to another life-altering experience in a small village in Burundi Africa, Brandy began the adventure of remembering her divine essence and discovered her soul’s purpose to be of service to Mother Earth and Humanity.
Upon her return stateside, the reshaping of Brandy’s Life began. It is during this transformational time she became a student of the The Native American Traditions, sometimes called, the Red Road and Robbie Warren. Through her continued travels around the globe: Germany, Poland, Czech, Norway, and South Africa, dedicated studies with her teachers and elder’s of the community, Brandy has honed her skills as a Healer and Earth Medicine Ceremonialist.
Brandy’s ability to connect with Spirit and People allows her to guide others in remembering their own truth and empowering others through ceremonies, private sessions, and more to assist each of them to weave the life that is divinely theirs and of service all that is.
LeAnne Vreeland, Otter Dance Practitioner
Over 13 years ago, LeAnne Vreeland began connecting to her ancestors, the indigenous tribe known as the Tainos. Years later she became a Reiki Practitioner, Intuitive Reader /Coach, Holistic Practitioner, and Hypnotherapist. Through attending many sacred ceremonies and soul searching, she discovered a true passion for the Sacredness of the Red Road. Knowledge about her indigenous background, soul seeking, sacred ceremony, spiritual modalities and many different religions have opened the path to living and embracing The Red Road.
Discovering these modalities have given her the ability to weave through these practices into acknowledging her true purpose on Earth. Within the last 2 years, LeAnne was initiated as a Robbie’s Warren’s Shaman Apprentice and is passionate about her discoveries on The Red Road. Her purpose is to be of service to her community by supporting those to their soul’s journey through the ancient ways and empowering individuals to authentically connect to their heart to find true purpose with here on earth. She invites you to experience Robbie’s classes to ignite the Fire within and discover the ancient ways of the Shamanism. It is a true gift to yourself to be the “Hollow Bone”