Time of the Feminine Podcast with Lauren Walsh & Shaina Conners
The biggest problem in the world is our disconnection from nature. How do we solve this?
This Time of the Feminine episode features spiritual healer, philanthropist, and activist Vivien Vilela as she reveals her journey from the dehumanizing world of modelling to the Amazon jungle.
This Time of the Feminine episode features spiritual healer, philanthropist, and activist Vivien Vilela as she reveals her journey from the dehumanizing world of modeling to the Amazon jungle.
As a successful model, Vivien felt that life wasn’t that hard until she woke up to the grim realities of her industry and, later on, to her father’s suicide.
Lost and empty, she sought comfort in self-destructive ways – drugs, mindless materialism, meaningless relationships.
But what saved her from oblivion isn’t mere therapy. Having connected with indigenous elders in the Amazon and beyond, Vivien faced her demons with an ancient shamanic vision quest.
She tapped into a sacred world that surpasses all understanding and from then on, she dedicated her life to saving others and the planet through the preservation of indigenous culture and wisdom.
Here, she talks about how to harness the energy of nature into your being, where dark energy comes from, and why she doesn’t believe in charity. She also addresses the issue of commercializing spirituality and gives tips on manifesting a fulfilled life!
Vivien Vilela is the co-founder of the Boa Foundation, a non-profit organization collaborating with indigenous communities to preserve and protect sacred land, culture, and ancient wisdom.
Aniwa Gathering, one of her projects, is an annual 4-day event where indigenous leaders convene to give workshops to international community and discuss the world’s most pressing issues.
Growing up, I felt I didn’t belong. I doubted my worth, hated my body, and deeply struggled with relationships. In my early 20’s, I sought healing and deeper meaning by walking a spiritual path. Through this, I found sisterhood — the type of sisters that are willing to fully see you and go deep with you. This rapidly changed my life.
Since then, I have led women’s circles, coached, and guided transformational experiences for the past 11 years. Global Sisterhood is a reflection of my journey. It exists because millions of women like me are waking up, doing our inner work, and cultivating sisterhood. It exists because of these women… and because of you.
I lived a life and career that I thought was the right one… Really, I was trying to get straight A’s in my life. Getting the money, career, boyfriend and so called “dream life”, didn’t quite cut it… Partially because I and the world had so much healing to do and unless I did something about it, who would?
I’m here to build community, think of new systems and hold transformational space for women around the world. Together we will pave a new way…