My name is Suza Bedient, and my credentials for creating Tree of Life Mentoring are Direct Experience and Committed Study. I have been a wild child, always. I was raised between the Chesapeake Bay and the Appalachian Mountains, sailing and hiking, craving deep wilderness. I eventually became a Senior NOLS Field Faculty for the past 25 years, with over 330 weeks in remote settings. This work has lead me to wild places in Australia, New Zealand, Baja California, Kenya, and the Himalaya, as well as my beloved Wyoming. (all the photos on my website and FB are my own).
I majored in biology in college, and amongst other things, taught human anatomy and physiology at the Port Townsend School of Massage. This is where I became interested in Human Potentiality, listening deeply to the body’s intelligence and its link to the soul’s path.
Looking for deeper access to the wisdom of the earth, I became initiated as a Mesa-Carrier in the Andean tradition through the mentorship of Marti Spiegelman and The Shaman’s Light™ program. I continue my initiation at ever-higher levels, and have been honored to work with traditional shamans in Peru and Tuva.