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Fi Sutherland BEd(Hons), BSc(Psychology)

Fi's Story – Guide of the Heart

Fi is intimately aware of the human conditioning and uses her skills, experience and heartfelt approach to support and inspire people, on an individual basis as well as in groups. Fi changed direction in her life in 2001 and went to University to study Psychology. During this time she also completed a three-year Advanced Therapeutic Counselling Diploma, which opened up a whole new aspect to her life.

Fi Sutherland, meditation teacher, author

Prior to 2001 Fi lived in New Zealand for 19 years and had a career within the Typesetting and Graphic Design world, as a System Manager and Production Manager. She originally trained as a Physical Education Teacher in Edinburgh and has represented both Scotland and New Zealand in Volleyball.


Fi has been meditating daily since 1995 and has studied various Buddhist traditions. She has also worked with Shamans in Peru and Nepal, and from 2005-2015 attended the workshops of Emaho, a Native American Shaman, who taught in Europe.


In 2007 when she was 50, Fi made a commitment to follow her heart’s calling and to fully immerse herself

in her spiritual path. In 2009 her personal journey took a powerful and profound shift when she had a near death experience, while in a coma, in Peru. Fi woke up from the coma in an awakened state, like a new-born child. In integrating back into the body she lost some of the luminosity, but not all. Her intention now is to re-awaken consciously through the body and hold that state for the highest good of All. The spiritual practices and teachings of the Path of ISIS, as well as the Rays of Divine Consciousness practices, have provided Fi with powerful tools to help her awakening process.


Since 2009, Fi has undertaken three Vision Quests, one in Switzerland and two in the USA – in the Inyo Mountains and in Death Valley, California. She has also trained as a Vision Quest Guide and as a Water Pourer for Sweat Lodge Ceremonies.

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Fi Sutherland Meditation Teacher

Fi's qualifications

COSCA Certificate in Counselling SupervisionTom Allen Centre, Glasgow

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic CounsellingCollege of Holistic Medicine, Glasgow

Certificate in Life CoachingCollege of Holistic Medicine, Glasgow

BSc Psychology (with Distinction)Glasgow Caledonian University

Core Process Psychotherapy Foundation Course Certificate, Karuna Institute, Devon

BEd (Hons) (Merit in teaching)Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh

Coming Home – awakening through the stillness into the living light

Fi's book tells the story of her spiritual awakening out of the ingrained behaviour patterns, thinking, and habits that controlled and directed her life for thirty-eight years, until her first wake-up call at a cinema in 1995. 


Through the book's five sections and twenty-five chapters, Fi takes the reader on a journey of increasing self-awareness and insight activating the mind, body, spirit, and heart. This knowledge, and the practices and exercises included, are based on Fi's personal experience of awakening, her training as a therapeutic counsellor, her clinical observations with clients, and her awareness of others as a meditation and spiritual teacher. 

Coming Home by Fi Sutherland

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Spiritual and Person Development Experience

2023 Himalayan Shamanic Workshop with Bhola Banstola: Overcoming Obstacles & psychopomping

2022 Himalayan Shamanic Workshop with Bhola Banstola: Shiva, the Destroyer

2021 Himalayan Shamanic Workshop with Bhola Banstola: Mahakala, the Lord of Time

2020 Shamanic Practitioner Training completed

2019 Moondance Ceremony (6th dance), Germany

2019 Himalayan Shamanic Workshop with Bhola Banstola: Kali Healing and Naga Nature Spirits

2018 Moondance Ceremony (5th dance), Germany

2018 Himalayan Shamanic workshop with Bhola Bastola: The three worlds and Kyva practice

2017-2013 Rays of Divine Consciousness Retreat, Kilmartin

2017-2012 ISIS Retreat, Iona

2016-ongoing: Path of ISIS, Teacher

2015 Vision Quest on Death & Dying, the School of Lost Borders, Death Valley, USA 

2015 – 2005 Emaho,Transpersonal Psychology Seminars, throughout Europe

2015 Death and Dying Shamanic Workshop

2014 Path of ISIS Gate 7, Teacher’s Training

2014 Naked Voice Chanting Workshop, Chloe Goodchild

2014 Shamanic Workshop in Nepal – Himalayan Shamanism with Bhola Bastola

2014 Yungdrung Bon Foundation Teaching, Lama Khemsar Rinpoche

2014 Medicine for the Earth, Amsterdam

2014-2012 Priestess of the Moon training, Kilmartin – Iona – Egypt

2013 Path of ISIS Gate 6

2013 Naked Voice, Voice Workshop, Chloe Goodchild

2013 Vision Quest Facilitator Training, the School of Lost Borders, California

2012 Path of ISIS Gate 4 and Gate 5

2012 The Ancient Ones Retreat, Kilmartin

2012 Workshop with Native American Medicine man ­– Morning Star, Scotland

2011 Path of ISIS Gate 3

2011 Sweat Lodge Training, Germany

2011-2014 Moondance Ceremony, Germany

2011-2012 The 9 Rites of the Munay-Ki, Scotland

2010 Breathwork Practitioner Course, Sundoor

2010 Path of ISIS Gate 1 and 2

2010-2012 Two year Spiritual Leadership Course – Sundoor

2009 Levels I, II, III Transformational Breath Foundation Personal Training

2009 Vision Quest, Switzerland

2009 Fire Initiation Training, Sundoor

2008-2011 Annual week-long Solitary Retreats, Dhanakosa

2008 Reiki Master Practitioner

2007 The Avatar Course, New Zealand

2006 Meditation Retreat, Dhanakosa, Scotland

2005 Meditation Retreat, Community of Interbeing, Scotland

2004 Meditation Retreat, Thich Nhat Hanh, St Andrews, 

2000 Month-long Meditation Retreat, Gaia House, Devon

1999 Reiki First & Second Degree, New Zealand

1998 Advanced Meditation Course, Wellington, NZ

1996 Introduction to Buddhism, Wellington, NZ

1995-1998 Various Buddhist Retreats, Wellington, NZ

1994 & 1995 Buddhist Meditation Courses, Wellington, NZ

Spiritual Pilgrimages


2022 Shamanic Workshop Nepal – Himalayan Shamanism with Bhola Bastola & many other Nepalese Shamans

2019 Kilmartin, Egypt

2018 Kilmartin, Southern Germany

2017 Kilmartin, Iona, Southern Germany

2016 Southern Germany

2016 Greece – Delos, Santorini, Delphi, Phillipi

2016 Scotland – Kilmartin, Iona

2015 USA – Mesa Verde, Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree

2015 Lindisfarne, Kilmartin

2015 Nov 2014, Jan 2014 : John of God, Brazil

2014 Egypt – Giza Pyramids, Sakkara, Dashur Pyramids, Meidum, Luxor, Aswan, Philae, Edfu, Esna, Komombo, Dendera, Abydos, Abu Simbel (organised by Fotoula)

2014 Nepal Kathmandu Valley, Guru Rinpoche sites, Nammo Buddha, Boudhanath and Swayambahunath, Bhaktapur

2014 Central Tibet – Buddhist monasteries & sacred caves

2013 France – Kathar sites, Saintes Maries de la Mer, Rennes-le-Château, Carnac and Chatres

2012 China – The Forbidden City, Leshan Buddha, Eastern Tibet – Mount Emei, Buddhist monasteries, ancient Buddhist caves, Taoist mountain

2012 USA – Mt Shasta, Grand Canyon, Sedona

2012 Scotland – Kilmartin, Iona, Lewis – the Callanish stones

2011 Egypt –  Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Sakkara, Dashur Pyramids, Meidum, Abydos, Luxor (east and west banks), Philae – Aswan

2011 UK – Orkney, Stonehenge, Avebury, Angelsey

2010 Egypt – Giza Pyramids, Sakkara, Dashur Pyramids, Meidum, Dendera, Abydos, Luxor, Tel el–Amarna

2009 Peru – Sacred places in Cusco, Tipon, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytanbo, sacred mountain trekking

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