WHITE EAGLE MEDICINE WOMAN
White Eagle Medicine Woman’s (Suraj Holzwarth) adventurous life began early, when at the age of 19 she became the youngest woman to climb Denali, North America’s highest peak.
With a deep love for the earth, she spent most of her early years in the wilds and guided wilderness expeditions throughout the world for over twenty years.
In the late 90’s she received a vision in dreams with indigenous Grandmothers to create the world’s largest healing drum. Beginning in 2000 and taking over a year to construct, White Eagle and the multicultural Alaskan community built the seven-foot, crystal inlaid GrandMother Drum.
In 2001, White Eagle and Grandmother Drum were launched on their first of many World Peace Tours inspiring unity, peace and “drumming up” awareness of earth sustainable projects with the theme “ The Heartbeat of One Family, One Earth.
White Eagle is the founding director and Drum keeper of the GrandMother Drum International Peace Project and the 501c3 non-profit Whirling Rainbow Foundation. She is internationally known as a shamanic healer, seer, trance-medium, author, speaker, teacher, ceremonial and performance artist. She has traveled over a million miles touching a million people in 20 countries promoting unity, peace, tribal reconciliation, and earth sustainability. As a singer, chantress and world musician, White Eagle’s voice has a primal and mesmerizing quality, penetrating to the very heart and soul of our indigenous connection with each other and the earth. Her CDs include “Journey of the Heart”, “Songlines of the Soul”, “Living Waters of Grace” and the newly released double CD, “Holy Ground”. She is a master drum maker having made more than 5000 hand drums and 50 Community Mother Drums (3 feet crystal inlaid drums).
White Eagle is also the director and co-producer of the documentary film “GrandMother Drum: Awakening the Global Heart”, selected as the Top 20 Spiritual Films at the Tel Aviv Spirit Film Festival in 2008. In 2010 and 2012, the “Traveling Song”, and “Birthing Chant” respectively won the “Alaska Song of the Year” in the World Music Category. She is the author of “The Magic Bundle” children’s book, and “Songs of A New Earth” songbook as well as the director of the Rainbow Fire Mystery School, operating month long shamanic schools in Alaska, Hawaii and Peru. Her extensive spiritual teachings are found in the “Language of One” and the “Heart of One” books and online courses. In 2013, White Eagle launched the Global Blue Flame Planetary Grid ceremony, activating and renewing the earth’s grid in a one day ceremony annually with 62 trained groups worldwide. White Eagle is also a licensed minister.
Renamed by her tour staff, “Indiana Jane” for her utter perseverance to fund and travel the 7ft thundering symbol of the heartbeat of love globally, White Eagle has certainly “traveled to the beat of a different drummer,” placing herself in the midst of countless social, racial and political conflicts, environmental crisis’ and personal loss to sound the urgent call in awakening the heart of humanity. She has been honored to be initiated by many indigenous Elders and has been passed many of their ancient medicine bundles and global responsibilities. As a mother of two beautiful children and a total lover of humanity, White Eagle feels passionate that humanity can only move forward through positive prayerful activism focusing on the highest good of all and has often been referred to as the “Mother of the Rainbow Nation.”
MICHAELA ASHANEYA BAUMGARNTER, MA
Michaela Ashaneya Baumgartner is an international Healer, Trance-Medium, Writer, Performance, Visual & Ceremonial Artist. She serves as Tour Manager, Program Coordinator and honorary Board Member for the Whirling Rainbow Foundation.
As a Cultural Arts Teacher and Drum Keeper of the 3 foot, crystal-inlaid Community Mother Drum “Amazon Queen”, she also tours internationally on her own. Her flute music is included in the newly released “Holy Ground” CD.
Born in Austria, Michaela trained throughout her childhood and teenage years in flute and dance, theater and radio.
Her love for literature, philosophy, the arts and journalism determined her studies after High School and she graduated from the University of Vienna, Austria, with a Master’s Degree in German Philology and Communication Sciences & Media Studies in 2004.For Sessions Available Click Here
Her thesis about “Thunderstorm Literature in the 18th Century” was published. She then graduated from a certified training at the Upper Austrian Journalist Academy and started her career as a political journalist. She was known for her courageous and critical voice for political, social and environmental justice. As a young woman, she held her ground in the heat of political conflict and threats in a traditionally male-dominated field.
In 2009, a series of initiations began for Michaela that would change her life forever. Within a year, her long-term relationship broke up and she faced a severe heart inflammation. She began to question her path and search for her true mission. In the same year, she quit her high adrenaline career as a journalist and moved to Canada to work on a Guest Ranch with 20 sled dogs. In Canada her initiations intensified when she lost all of her belongings in a cable-fire in her van, and a month later, her only 19-year old brother died in a tragic car accident in Austria. His death was her ultimate heartbreak and became a huge turning point. To navigate her loss, Michaela went on a healing quest, traveling 20,000 miles alone in a 20-year old car across West Canada and Alaska. The wild land and animals began to mend her soul and taught her to come home to her own authentic nature. The inner breakthrough happened when she had her first communication from her brother in the Spirit World. As she broke through the illusions of death and separation, she began to make her greatest wound her greatest gift. The ability to commune with the invisible world set her on her true soul’s calling. By the end of her 7 months journey, she met White Eagle Medicine Woman in Alaska and was intrigued by her global peace, healing and sustainability work.
Returning to Austria, Michaela then worked with special needs children, graduated from her certified training in the Australian healing method, the “Bowen Technique”, and started to treat clients. She self-published “Rainbow Land – A Journey To Myself”, a German book about her transformational journey and gave a public photo-show of her voyage.
In 2011, she followed her inner guidance to attend the Whirling Rainbow Foundation’s Shamanic Program in Peru and there found a truly aligned spiritual path. Michaela began the foundation’s 4 year Rainbow Path Apprenticeship Program. Over these 4 years, she was a full-time volunteer, toured 14 countries with the GrandMother Drum Ensemble and also traveled alone as a Community Mother Drum Keeper, teaching and being initiated by indigenous Elders across the world. She served as a Healer, Performance Artist, Tour Manager, Program Coordinator, Drum Maker, Photographer, German Translator, Editor, Host and Board Member. In 2015, Michaela graduated from the foundation’s “Master Program of the Shamanic Arts” and has now joined the staff.
“Thank you both so much for all the shared medicine & honestly deep sisterhood. I’m glad to be in this lifetime with you two & look very forward to everything coming. Blessings and love to you both”.– Rondell Gonzales