About Juerg Dreamturtle
Juerg Dreamturtle 2016
Dreamturtle helps us to feel
truth in our heart and life.
us to listen to the Sacred Messages
heart, mind, body, life - and Mother Earth.
advice and support to grow and share
in love, compassion, well-being and our Sacred Life
people and Mother Earth.
offers guidance for people and communities of many cultures
heal and grow towards love, well-being
a sustainable Sacred Life in harmony
others and Mother Earth.
He provides support and advice for children, teenagers, adults,
elders, schools, organisations, communities of
and non-indigenous peoples.
shares through his book, workshops, private
and group sessions,
consultancy, talks, videos, radio, television
and press interviews.
Juerg has worked,
lived and shared on five continents
and travelled extensively
in over 50 countries since 1975.
A native of Switzerland and citizen of New Zealand, Juerg is fluent
German, English, French and German.
also speaks some Spanish and Italian, and "bits"
other languages he learnt in over 35 years of travel.
he was a boy, Juerg felt deeply connected with Native American people,
and especially the ancient buffalo cultures.
Since his first extensive travels in the U.S. in 1979, Juerg has visited
and worked with many indigenous people from as far north as St. Lawrence
Island near Siberia, the caribou people north of the Arctic Circle in
Alaska and as far south as the late Big Bill Neidjie, one of the spiritual
guardians of Kakadu National Park, in Australia as well as Maori
communities and elders in Southland, New Zealand.
In 1999, during one of his many journeys to share with spirit family
amongst First Nations, Juerg was
given the spirit name “Dreamturtle” (“Papeshpupe” in Blackfoot) by
the late Buster Yellow Kidney - traditional Lakota Medicine Man who lived
beautiful Blackfoot people of Browning, Montana.
returned from this journey to New Zealand and soon after his life
drastically changed - except for his relationship to his children, his
old life "disappeared", including his marriage, his share in
the family home and his consulting company.
It was on
the 28th of December 1999 that Juerg's
full-time heart and soul "Dreamturtle" work began - or rather
and sharing with Jaymie Elder
Jaymie met at a remote beach
on the South
Island of New Zealand in 2005.
following years, Jaymie and Juerg shared and created
together, including Juerg's book "Sacred Journey".
from the devotion to their own healing and growing, they first travelled
and offered support to people throughout New Zealand,
often sleeping in
In the following years, they travelled and shared in
many parts of Australia,
East Timor and Indonesia.
sale of their retreat and many of their belongings,
Juerg and Jaymie
embarked on their nomadic journey in December 2009,
Australia and continuing in the following years
in North America, Europe and North Africa.
parts of the world.