Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship Sanctioned Teachers
The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Teachers that are listed below have been personally sanctioned by the Lineage and by don Oscar Miro-Quesada to teach the Five-Part Apprenticeship Series.
If you are interested in attending or sponsoring a PMT Apprenticeship Series, please contact a PMT Sanctioned Teacher below or email PMT@heartofthehealer.org.
Nancy Beck, RN
My goals as a Pachakuti Mesa Teacher: Bring simplicity to very complex concepts; Enlighten your understanding of the beauty of You; You come away from each gathering self-empowered; Know you are Complete and Whole. I actively work with people to open to their spiritual heart to the connection with Divine Love and acceptance of Self. Through this acceptance a person is able live their true path of Inspiration. “As we heal ourselves we heal others and the world around us.”
Audrey began self-study into Indigenous Wisdom and Earth based medicine paths in 1996. She began apprenticeship with don Oscar in 2008. Her hearts work and dedication to “all our relations” also took her through formal commitments in First Nations traditions of the Plains People, as well as working with Alberto Villoldo, Linda Fitch and don Martin Pineado from Wasau, Peru. Her formal education in Social Work and pursuit of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition unite in bringing practical and meaningful depth to her teaching. Yet “Great Mystery” guides the “hollow bone”. Audrey is a forensic social worker and has a private Integrative Psychotherapy practice as well. She is the founder of Weave Your Life LLC & The Center for Holistic Practices & Psychotherapy in Southington, CT.
Jason Blaesing began his apprenticeship in Peruvian healing and ceremonial traditions of kamasqa curanderismo and the Pachakuti Mesa in 1995 and has been teaching since 2003. He has continued direct apprenticeships on the coast and in the northern highlands of Peru. As a practitioner of the healing arts, Jason interweaves his experiences from kamasqa and Pachakuti Mesa ceremony, northern Peruvian folk medicine and curandero lineage, and traditional herbal lore.
Garry received his spirit name, Aquila Negra, from a shaman in Chiapas, Mexico. Discovering this path in 1998, he was able to create spiritual practice that supports his calling to live in harmony with the beloved Earth Mother. After a deep apprenticeship and experience with don Oscar, many trips to Peru and the land of the Maya, he shares the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition with great reverence and honor.
Phyllis L. Clay, Ph.D.
Phyllis has studied with don Oscar Miro Quesada since 2003, completing the basic series, the 5-part healing series, a 4-year advanced/extended training. She has served as a mentor in his 6-month weekly on-line advanced apprenticeship program with the Shift Network.
Phyllis is a Transformational Coach, accompanying individuals and groups as they focus on both difficult and inviting aspects of their lives using various forms of expressive arts (collage, paint, mandalas, clay, drawing, movement, costume). She invites her clients and participants with into their own deep purpose and into the joy of growth and expansion. She accompanies groups on Journeys to Self in magical settings like Florence, Italy, the megalithic sites in Ireland, and the depth of spirit in Assisi, Italy. Upcoming Journeys to Self include the wonders of Hawaii, the mystery of Ireland, and a return Journey to the beauty of Florence.
D’oro’s passion is sharing the indigenous wisdom “written on her bones” throughout her shamanic apprenticeship. A practitioner of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition – transmitted by Oscar Miro-Quesada – she delights in sharing transformative practices and Earth-honoring ritual so helpful for creating positive change for the Self, one’s community, and our planet in these unprecedented times. Dorothy also studied with Alberto Villoldo and John Perkins, and completed Spiritual Leadership Training with Harshada Wagner.
Justine Ferguson began immersing herself in native ways of North America in 2006. She was introduced to the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) in 2013, at Mount Shasta and completed her apprenticeship in Connecticut, in 2015. Justine is a licensed school teacher both in the states of California and Massachusetts. For more than two decades, she has worked with pre-school, elementary, adolescent, and adult learners. She is also a movement, mindfulness, and yoga teacher and an advocate for alternative learning and teaching styles. Justine uses her intuition in facilitating a safe and sacred space. She enjoys sharing this beautiful Pachakuti Mesa Tradition and serving from the heart. Justine is of true stardust – having been born under a lunar eclipse and full moon. Her unique connection to the unseen realms can be both felt and appreciated in her workshops. Justine is a true and caring Earth Walker.
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Paula is THOTH’s Representative in Peru. She is a life-long student and traveler of the Americas beginning in Guatemala and El Salvador in the 1970s. A Colorado native, Paula is active in building a grounded community of earth stewards by sharing her love for the mountains and her studies of Peruvian Wisdom traditions. Paula is a healing arts practitioner and has practiced CranioSacral and massage therapies for 17 years.
Bonnie Glass-Coffin, PhD, is a nationally recognized professor of anthropology at Utah State University. She has studied with Peruvian curanderos since 1982 and is author of The Gift of Life: Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru. She began apprenticing with don Oscar in 2005, experiencing the transformative power of these wisdom teachings and integrating these deeply into her life. She currently lives in Logan, Utah.
Through divine alignment, Jnana was ‘called’ to the Apu’s (mountain deities) which began her apprenticeship with don Oscar Miro-Quesada. Jnana has envisioned and created numerous programs which combine her depth of knowledge and lived experience in yoga, ritual, ceremony, healing and transformational work for both adults and children. She leads ritual and ceremony within her regional community, hosts guests wisdom-teachers and is avidly involved in her local community as an events organizer. Her calling to shamanism began in 1995 and since then has taught Hatha Yoga, completed the five-part Pachakuti Mesa Tradition apprenticeship, twice, with Judy Hoaglund, and has worked closely with Mateo Magee, author of “Peruvian Shamanism – The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition.” Jnana feels strongly that a strong spiritual community has the potential to change the world one person at a time.
Cynthia Greer has been a shamanic teacher, healer and ceremonialist for many years. Since 1998 she has apprenticed deeply in the shamanic arts with don Oscar Miro-Quesada, the Pachakuti Mesa and the Unseen World. Cynthia has also worked with many other shamans and indigenous healers from North, South and Central America. An endorsed teacher and past board member of the Heart of the Healer Foundation, serving as Board Champion for Education, she is also a contributor to the creation of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition apprenticeship series. Having experienced firsthand that everything is alive and that we are all One, Cynthia brings a sense of wonder, deep gratitude and love for all beings. Her passions include helping people transform and deepen their relationships with Mother Earth, Nature, the Unseen World, the Elements and All That Is. Cynthia is committed to sharing shamanic wisdom, initiations and healing practices, and to loving service to Mother Earth and her children. With over 20 years of experience teaching adults, she knows the best teaching is from the heart and the best learning happens when it’s fun.
Robin has apprenticed in the Pachakuti Mesa tradition for 18 years with don Oscar Miro-Quesada, shaman and master ceremonialist, building upon many years of in-depth consciousness training with other revered teachers. With degrees in music, religion and the arts, Robin ‘s commitment to infusing an essence of Spirit into unwavering Service to Pachamama colors all that she does. A creative sense of play, humor, gratitude and wonder are her watchwords.
Since 1990, Judy Hoaglund has been studying and practicing shamanic arts with indigenous teachers in North, Central and South America. She has been in intensive apprenticeship with don Oscar since 2002, and a PMT Apprenticeship teacher since 2009. Judy uses her training and experience in science, nature, mysticism, spirituality, shamanism and ceremony to bring the mesa teachings to her students in clear and understandable language. She serves as guide, teacher, mentor, minister and friend to her local mesa community. Judy readily shares her knowledge with humor and devotion with all sincere seekers. She incorporates the PMT, Reiki, bioenergetics, hypnotherapy, shamanic breathwork and more into her private healing practice and medicine lodge in Santa Rosa, CA.
Rev. Dr. Gary Langston (Red Bear Who Sees All Worlds) is a shamanic counselor, ordained minister and holds a Doctorate of Divinity in Metaphysics and Spirituality. His Northern Cherokee tribal membership, apprenticeships within many Native traditions and his natural intuitive abilities guide his work in helping others find sacred space within their own hearts. Called upon by his own tribe as medicine man, Gary serves with respect, honor and love.
Anna Maria Lopez
Rev. Anna is a founding minister at New Thought Community Church, and at the healing center, Centre for Harmony. Her shamanic path has taken her down many roads of Sacred Self awareness. She is a Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, Pranic Healer, Akashic Records Reader, Drummer & Crystal Bowl Sound healer, Aleya Dao 7 Gateways Teacher, Science of Mind Teacher, Practitioner & Ordained Minister, and gratefully, a Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Sanctioned Teacher. She once said, “I couldn’t put anything more on my plate” – yet, she realized that the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is her plate! Don Oscar has brought into her life a self-awareness that is immeasurable and life changing. Her heart breathes to share this Joy!
Valerie de Magdalena
Since Valerie’s first initiations in 1998, the shamanic and yogic traditions have been at the heart of her personal transformation, her therapeutic work with others, and her relationship with life. Initially a student of Shadow yoga, core shamanism and the Huna tradition of Hawaii, Valerie began her apprenticeship in the Peruvian paqokuna tradition in 2004 and shortly thereafter in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. She is a student of don Oscar Miro-Quesada, don Mariano Quispe Flores, teacher, healer and ceremonialist of the Andean Paqokuna tradition, and an apprentice to her beloved Pachakuti Mesa. She teaches yoga, facilitates workshops on Peruvian Shamanism and the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, and works with individuals in her healing practice. In service to the light of consciousness and to the Great Mystery that permeates all things, her classes, workshops and one-on-one work reflect her dedication to supporting individuals on their pathway to healing and consciousness.
Through his extensive apprenticeship with don Oscar Miro-Quesada, supplemented by his numerous journeys to Peru to study with the indigenous healers and ceremonialists of the highland regions, and previous training in the Mazatec tradition, Ray offers to others the wisdom teachings he has received and the rich and varied experiences gained through his service to the natural and spiritual worlds. As Ray has experienced the extraordinarily transformative power of this tradition, he has committed himself to serving others in their process of transformation. As such, Ray maintains a healing, teaching and ceremonial practice incorporating his many years of training and experience. Ray is the founder of The Sanctuary at Mt. Shasta, a retreat and healing center in Mt. Shasta, California.
Thomas Mock was initiated into Lakota healing practices in 1984 and in 1989 into West African Yoruba practices, completing several levels of apprenticeship towards priesthood. He began training with Oscar Miro-Quesada in 1999, completing his level four apprenticeship in 2007. Thomas was the first Executive Director employed by the Heart of the Healer Foundation where he helped guide THOTH towards its current vision of service work in the world.
Daniel Moler, MLA, is located in the Kansas City area. Daniel has spent many years researching and training in a variety of healing modalities, particularly indigenous medicine practices. A teacher and published author, Daniel’s passions include the shamanic arts, as well as alchemy, consciousness, liberal arts, philosophy, and spiritual awakening. An endorsed teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa, Daniel is dedicated to serving Earth and Spirit with great reverence.
Michelle began her spiritual journey at an early age. Her search took her along many spiritual paths. When she found the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition founded by don Oscar Miro-Quesada she knew she was home. She has completed the five part Pachakuti Mesa Traditon apprenticeship twice with her teacher Judy Hoagland. Michelle leads ceremony in her local community and is available to all of those in her local hoop. She is a Usui and a Karuna Reiki Master. She teaches Reiki and holds bi-weekly Reiki Shares.
As a Science of Mind Practitioner Intern she leads a weekly healing circle at New Thought Community Center. Michelle has a great love and reverence for Pachamama and is honored to teach this earth honoring tradition.
Bruce Pemberton, a psychologist, has been in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia for over thirty years. He is partially retired and has been deeply involved in learning from Indigenous Healers in North America, Peru and Ecuador over the past fifteen years. A past board member of The Heart of the Healer Foundation, Bruce is committed to impacting current psychological and cultural understandings with traditional wisdom teachings.
Carol Rydell is a shamanic soul coach, teacher, healer, priestess, business woman, explorer and the founder of Celestial Earth. She brings embodied oneness – anchoring qualities of courage, transparency, authenticity, unconditional self-love, trust, practicality, co-creative brilliance and love for all beings. Her teachings and transmissions support natural alignment with the Soul and its inner wisdom. Carol is a culturally diverse ceremonialist who has studied indigenous teachings and practices from around the world.