Welcome to Escuela del Rio Cosmico

Est. 2020

“I want to stand by the river in my finest dress. I want to sing, strong and hard and stomp my feet with a hundred others, so that the waters hum with our happiness.”

~ Robinn Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Escuela del Rio Cosmico is a homestead, mystery school, culture farm and library of earth magic located in the Cuyamaca mountains in Kumeyaay territory in the Cleaveland National Forest of Southern California. We are dedicated to liberating our collective creativity from unsustainable habits and placing it in service of generating inspired solutions for ourselves, our families, our communities and our planet.
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Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman

Spirit Medicine Practitioner and Guidance Councelor

Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman

Yaya is the Creative director of Active Culture Family, Founder of Bridge Temple Mystery School, and constellator/ primary facilitator of the Medicine Mandala Green Magic Apprenticeship. Raised on a 100 acre Tree farm in rural Connecticut, she was taught from a young age the importance of living in harmony with the natural world.
Caroline  Arnold

Holistic Health Practitioner, Doula, Hedgewitch, and Steward of Elder Farm

Caroline Arnold

Caroline has been teaching and holding sacred space for women since 1999. She studied at The International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, CA, specializing in Somatic Bodywork and Structural Integration as well as training others in these arts as a bodywork instructor. Caroline works as a guide and facilitator for seekers on the path of transformation and embodiment through hands on work, movement practices, ceremony and community gatherings. She sees the coming together of people as a fundamental piece of our collective planetary evolution, especially for the new sisterhood of those who are awakening to the deep well of the ancient ways that can be accessed when women gather.