Who Is Leisha?
First, I am love and journaling (journeying) in discovery. I am choosing to live outdoors, live vulnerably and dive into human experience in a Magical Forest that I a co-creating with Nature Spirits.
In 2011, I left (some believe I ran, escaped, bowed away from, transformed) from a life of average normalcy. After a life changing plunge into my sadness and fears, I dove into a dream and landed in Vilcabamba, Ecuador – a place of many amazing misfits. Synchronicity was dancing as I discovered a Magcial Forest (deep within and without) in a most sacred Andes Valley. This forest is part of the Finca Sagrada Intentional Community. The naked forest became my home and an intimate friendship has developed with the creative forces of the land. Outdoor living has blessed me with wisdom of self-sufficiency and deep-earth, nature connection
These are my stories that share the transformations of living close to the land. I hope to inspire others to make different choices.
Leisha is a registered Ayurvedic, Registered Natural Health Consultant, Certified Herbalist, Iridologist, Homeopath who specializes in using food, herbs and transformation tools as medicine. Her deep love is for the North American wild herbal remedies as taught by the Medicine Peoples of the Indigenous North. She resides in the Magical Forest living outdoors and in communion with the land offering Soul Questing Programs and Mountain Top Inca Pilgrimages. She dedicates her days to working with the soil, plants, herbs, flowers and the Nature Spirits. A 30 years gardening experience couple with her knowledge of plant medicines and natural art are transforming the forest into a very magical space. Leisha also brings Homa/Agnihotra to the land on a daily basis.
The Magical Forest is a co-creative expression of Nature and Human living in harmony. I , Leisha, gave up a “normal ” life in the western culture to seek a deeper connection to my soul path coupled with connection with the Nature of our home, earth. I landed in Vilcabamba, Southern Ecuador and serendipity guided me to a sacred valley named Chirusco. I began in collaboration with the Nature Spirits to create The Magical Forest as part of a small intentional community named Finca Sagrada (Sacred Land Farm).
Finca Sagrada is a Biodynamic, Organic and Homa (Agnihotra – ancient Vedic practice) Farm successfully living with Nature in intention and grace. The Magical Forest is a co-creative collaboration between human being and beings of Nature. We, together, create spaces where magic abounds and emanates through the characters of the plants, flowers, pathways, garden art statues and meditation spots. Flowers are arranged with salad greens and grasses weave into ground covers. Water trickles through garden art and aromatic plants tease the nose. Food, medicine and natural communion is the gift we receive.
All elements (earth, water, wind and fire) blend and dance into the scene of the Magical Forest’s fabric so that all guests feel the immense power of love and gratitude for Mother Nature and all her expressive faces. It is our desire that all visitors have a sensorium experience that leaves the musical impression of wonder, magic and peaceful harmony
Since time immemorial, people have with Nature to seek guidance, renewal and re-connection. The Magical Forest is a space for such experience. Finca Sagrada and Magical Forest offer a variety of opportunities to rest, learn, experience and witness intentional community and sacred land living.
I share my experience through my writing (see my website). We offer many programs for guests and visitors (see programs offered above). Each day is a expression of love!