Mateo has been a student of the Sweet Medicine SunDance path since 1987. She is a Ceremonialist, Instructor, Shamanic Counselor and a Medicine Woman. Prior to her work in Shamanism, she has a degree in exercise physiology/sports medicine and has taught at the university level, as well as internationally.
Mateo is an avid gardener, a passionate fisherman, a champion archer, and a wilderness explorer. She has a deep love for animals and the natural world.
Being of mixed heritage, Mateo’s personal journey encompasses a variety of cultural and spiritual traditions. Her venture into shamanism began with the teachings of Gurdjieff, then Native American teachers – Wallace Black Elk, Sun Bear, Brooke Medicine Eagle, and Peruvian Shamanism before she found her path with heart ~ the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path.
With nearly 20 years of teaching experience, Mateo brings an enduring relationship with spirit along with steadfast integrity to her work. Her great joy is witnessing the awakening of potential in her students.