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authorcheriAuthor and Life Artist Cheri Shanti has been creating unique, and transformational experiences in communities around the world for 15 years. As a musician, dancer, poet and percussionist, she uses the expressive arts to create deep connections and strengthen the soul path of individuals and communities.

She also mentors by using a combination of self inquiry, meditation, yoga, and time in nature to create an authentic spiritual path that is free of the guru trip, and puts the empowerment of the individual front and center.

In addition to her work with communities and groups, Cheri is a powerful performer and player. She has recorded 5 CD’s of original music and has shared the stage with members of ARU, String Cheese Incident, Royel Wooten of the Flecktones, The Motet, and many others. Cheri’s energy in the groove is contagious and inspiring and she is renowned for her ability to create a comfortable safe space for beginners and master players alike.

Cheri blogs regularly on The Wild & Wise Blog as well as the Return to the Roots blog.

“Wild & Wise: Get Real: Because Love Wants to Live You.”

Cheri is also the founder of “Wild & Wise,” lifestyle design, coaching and retreat programs that empower individuals to maximize their personal potential through self development work, spiritual teachings, creativity, self inquiry, time in nature and expressive arts therapies. “Wild & Wise” offers specialized women’s retreats as well as one on one mentoring and community service programs.

To contact Cheri or for more information: go to


Upcoming Books and Programs:

Dream it! Live it! How to Create a Masterpiece Life One Dream at a Time

A 21 day audio program and audio companion workbook.  Learn practical and easy to implement life skills that will have you moving consistently and actively in the direction of living your dreams and creating a Masterpiece Life, one dream at a time.

The Man Chronicles

A book for women.  An insightful, humorous and profoundly intimate sharing of a woman’s experiences with the men in her life, filled with erotic moments, profound introspection, raw and revealing honesty and self inquiry on the mysterious world of the masculine feminine balance both internally and externally.  A book you will laugh, cry, and gasp your way through.

Into the Heart of Wild & Wise: One Woman’s Journey Back to Self

An incredibly intimate journey of one woman’s victorious battle with the demons of depression. At 39 years old, just when she thought her life was settling down and her life partner was by her side, Cheri’s world got rocked by major life upheavals that had her questioning everything and everyone in her life, especially herself.

This book tracks her most intimate moments with herself in a journal styled heart sharing like no other. More to come.

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