Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine Directors & Teachers are dedicated to these practices and principles and use them in their lives every day. These are individuals who are committed to the education and spiritual expansion of the students of the School. Our team believe that the blessings and connections to these teachings will create great change for humanity and the world.
Not only has each teacher completed the Shamanic Studies program, but they have also extended their education by auditing these courses multiple times. Teachers are personal apprentices and students to Robbie Warren and receive deep traditional teachings on an ongoing basis. The team members are encouraged to explore and bring their own expression of these teachings in all they do.
Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine is blessed to have these individuals as support and mentors to the students who come to the School. Their perspective and experience creates a diverse interaction within the teaching circles.
Meet Your Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine Directors
Anna Bjork Arnadottir , Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine-Europe Director
A mother of two beautiful girls and a loving wife to her wonderful husband, Anna loves spending quality time with family and friends. Her spiritual journey started just over three years ago when her spirit sister invited her to a life changing event. Since then she has continued exploring all the beautiful things Spirit sends her way.
Anna danced the Fire Dance in Iceland, birthed a personal healing drum, worked to coordinate spiritual events in Iceland, and most recently graduated from The Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine.
“Learning from Robbie Warren, Otter Woman Standing, has been absolutely life changing. I have connected to Spirit in such a deep and humble way and I can now be of service to others with all the tools Robbie gave us along the way. I am so grateful to have been guided to my path of meeting Robbie and for all that she has taught me so far.
“I am awake.”
For the past 6 years Anna has worked as an event manager. Planning and organizing is her passion and she loves seeing a plan come to life. She has graciously accepted the responsibility of helping to organize The Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine – Europe, based in her homeland of Iceland. Her greatest wish is to be of service to all future students of the school and help them in any way she can as they progress along their spiritual paths.
Brandy Winn, Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine-USA Director
A passionate steward and member of the Otter Dance community, Brandy Winn has been able to weave together her love of education, learning, travel, and experiences from her past corporate career to propel her forward on her path of service. Brandy’s introduction to Otter Dance was through a course called, Core Shamanism. During this 6-month course is when all her Educational Degrees, Corporate Vocations, and Spiritual Awakening came together in perfection. After this course, she truly understood her life’s purpose and how to express it.
Since then, Brandy has served the Otter Dance Community and The Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine in a variety of ways and roles. She is humbled, honored, and grateful to serve as the volunteer Director for the School’s head quarters in the USA. She knows first-hand the impact of participating in the School’s offerings changed the trajectory of her life, and it is her goal to support other students on their journey as they join the Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine family and dive into their own spiritual exploration.
Meet Your Teachers
Robbie Warren, Owner of Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine and Teacher
Robbie is a modern day Medicine Woman and a traditional Shaman who serves as a intermediary between this world and the spirit world, she holds ceremonies, rituals and healing with the aid of Spirit Guides following the cultural traditions passed down through generations. Robbie is the Vision Keeper and Chief of the Fire Dance, a medicine dance given to her by the Ancestors.
Her spiritual path has its roots in Native American tradition but has developed through Robbie’s experience into a practice she calls Earth Medicine. The emphasis of Earth Medicine is reverence and respect for all living beings, conscious connection to Spirit and a keen awareness of the lessons life has to offer. Her journey along this path has given her many opportunities to work with some amazing spiritual teachers as well as other visionaries. She was given the Medicine name Otter Woman Standing by her Ancestors and Spirit Guides as she works within the other realms. She has also worked extensively in the Medicine-Dance community, both here in the U.S. and also overseas, traveling to many sacred sites around the world and working closely with powerful Medicine-People from many cultures and spiritual paths.
Robbie has tremendous creative energy and a sincere desire to seek cooperative partnerships and to build living communities of spiritual thinkers. She has a talent for using her inspiration and vision to uplift those around her. Robbie takes great pleasure in exploring the richness of all possibilities and wants everyone to live life to the fullest. She shares her experience and her vision to spread positive energy and she believes deeply that everyone has this power.
Dina Butler, Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine Teacher
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.
Sharon Kerr, Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine Teacher
Sharon’s compassionate, empathetic and loving nature is fueled by a very genuine desire to be of service. She was given the spirit name Raven Song in the Earth Medicine Tradition.
Raised in a small village in upstate NY, she immersed herself in the woodlands that surrounded her. She loved to spend time with animals and wildlife; communing with nature was very natural to her. Sharon’s childhood was richly blessed with opportunities to talk to and help injured animals, playing with plants, stones and water, and talking with Spirit.
After high school, Sharon joined the US Navy and requested to be stationed in Iceland. This proved to be a stroke of destiny, for as soon as she arrived she realized Iceland was the home of her heart, the place where she needed to be.
After the military she returned to the land of her birth; however it wasn’t long before she moved back to Iceland where she got married, raised her family, finished her BSc and MBA whilst working fulltime as a Quality and Safety Manager for an airline.
Sharon’s drive to succeed and desire to serve resulted in an increasing array of responsibilities, many of these related to the welfare of the people in the company and the environment. She felt she couldn’t say no, so she pushed, persevered, and accomplished every task until Spirit intervened.
Her “breakthrough” brought her a great blessing: it returned her to the pathway of her childhood– the path she walks today. Sharon’s Medicine path is the culmination of her genuine caring nature and love for people, and her love and respect for animals and the natural environment. These are the focal points of her Medicine, which she uses to help, balance, and heal.
Sharon walks her Medicine path her own way, seeking truth and clarity for herself and helping others be their best. Working with others she brings Earth Healing, participates in Fire Dances, both as a dancer and crew, and is very aware that now is the time for her message to be realized “be the Beacon”.
She is an excellent mentor and amusing to sit with in circle.
She is here serving and saying “yes” for you.
Tinna Sverrisdóttir, Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine Teacher
Tinna Sverrisdóttir works as a medicine woman and an artist. Tinna started her spiritual journey quite young and has been seeking inspiration & guidance since she was 15 years old. She studied Yoga Of Sound And Chocolate at The Mystical Yoga Farm at Lake Atitlan where her emphasis was on sound healing & how to work with the Cacao plant in a sacred way as medicine through ceremony. In 2019 Tinna graduated as a medicine woman from the Shamanic Arts Immersion // Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine, taught by Robbie Warren. Tinna was granted the honour to continue working with Robbie as an assistant and a mentor for the Earth Medicine School in Iceland.
Tinna studied acting at the Iceland University of the Arts, and graduated in 2012. She has been teaching children acting for the last 7 years & has worked in several projects both on stage & in television and movies. She is also a professional musician and has toured the world playing at different festivals & venues. Music and expression are close to her heart, and she uses sound and vibration extensively in her work. Her voice is her main instrument, but Tinna also plays the drum, crystal bowl, and gong.
Tinna received the medicine name “Laughing heart” in 2019 from Robbie Warren which suits her very well since she is light hearted empath and has a special ability to see the humour and the beauty in all things. Tinna’s emphasis in her work is on self love and self acceptance. She works in a very creative way where she weaves together her acting background with shamanism, sound healing & intuitive work.
Tinna is the founder & owner of Andagift Inspire // Cacao temple in Reykjavík, Iceland. There she holds cacao ceremonies, wild women empowerment courses, shamanic workshops, Kirtans & retreats both in Iceland & abroad. The seed of Andagift was born in Guatemala in 2017 when Tinna felt a deep calling to work with the sacred spirit of the cacao plant.
Tinna has a dream to build a society where all humans feel free to express their uniqueness in an authentic & creative way so we may celebrate ourselves better and from there build a stronger ground to celebrate the relation of all things. Her truth is that with more love & awareness we have the ability to meet fear, comparison, jealousy, feeling of lack, hatred and violence in a more peaceful way.
“We all have the ability to feel & from there we heal. So let’s start with getting to know ourselves before we judge ourselves or try to be someone else”.
Brandy Winn, Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine Teacher
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.