Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine 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 teachers 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 to Robbie Warren and receive deep traditional teachings on an ongoing basis. The Teachers 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 Teachers and Mentors to the students who come to the School. Their perspective and experience creates a diverse interaction within the teaching circles.
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.
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.