Our List of THOTH-endorsed teachers of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Cross-cultural Shamanism Apprenticeships and other workshops are listed below. If you are interested in attending their workshops or other events, please contact them directly, call 877-314-3778, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Valerie de Magdalena, CA
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.
Elizabeth Talcott, CA
In addition to her Shamanic apprenticeship with don Oscar beginning in 2002, Elizabeth has studied with teachers of various healing modalities in Japan and Australia. She brings fourteen years of academic teaching and clinical experience in Oriental Medicine to her work as a PMT teacher, incorporating aspects of Meridian Therapy, massage, Human Design, Reiki and Theta healing. She holds a deep reverence and respect for the process of healing and the many varied modalities that facilitate a persons’ transformation.
Judy Hoaglund, CA
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.
Ray Nobriga, CA
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.
Catherine ‘Kendra’ Davis, CA
Kendra strives to represent the heart of our community. She has studied the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition since 2005. Kendra has been a body worker and myopractor for over 18 years and is currently training therapists in myopathic neuro-muscular re-education. She teaches meditation, crystal healing, journey work and space clearings, and is a past community member of Madre Grande Monastery who has taken lifetime vows of service.
Edie Stone, CO
Edie Stone loves to share the beauty and transformative power of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. She has taught Mesa workshops, and led circles and pilgrimages in Colorado and Wales since 2005. Edie has studied with don Oscar since 1999. She also walks the Celtic mythic and mystical path of her Welsh ancestors. Edie has been the sacred witness and facilitator of hundreds of Heart-Vision Shamanic Journeys in her practice in Boulder, Colorado.
Paula Givan, CO
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.
Garry Caudill, CO
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.
Audrey Bennett, CT
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.
Anita Stewart, GA
Anita Stewart has practiced shamanic, ceremonial and healing arts for many years as artist, writer and weaver of heart-centered community. Intensive apprenticeship with don Oscar Miro-Quesada and other extraordinary teachers has deepened gratitude for profound gifts that ancestral wisdom brings our contemporary world. Anita teaches, offers ceremony and leads transformative journeys to the Andes, opening doorways into sacred realities as we each awaken to vast possibilities inherent in our lives.
Bruce Pemberton, GA
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.
Robin Harman, GA
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.
Sam Austin, GA
Sam Austin has studied shamanic and healing arts for many years, including intensive apprenticeship with don Oscar Miro-Quesada for over a decade. He has a mesa-based healing practice, incorporating what he has learned from traditional medicine people in the mountains, jungles and coast of South America. For years he has taught individuals and groups the sacred realities that he has learned in North America, South America, and the Himalayas.
Jean Tindle, IL
Jean Tindle is a teacher, healer and ceremonialist, and has spent the last 15 years studying shamanic traditions of both North and South America. She has studied the Pachakuti mesa with Oscar Miro-Quesada for many of those years. Her current practice merges the mesa tradition of Peru with both crystal and sound healing. She is a certified Sound Healer, Crystal healer and Reiki master. Her greatest joy is creating the space for others to experience the profound healing that can be found in these practices. She is a Kultrun drum carrier in the tradition of the Mapuche medicine women of Chile.
Lois Remeikis, IL
Lois focuses on carrying medicine from one world into the other. An initiated kultrun carrier and apprentice of Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, Lois fuses these traditions in the process of being a subtle warrior for manifesting spirituality in our everyday lives. Awakening earth-honoring wisdom in ourselves, Lois creates deep personal change through rituals, stories and transformative experiences. Laughter, gratitude, wonder and desserts are among the ways she brings forth her medicine.
Phyllis Clay Ph.D, NM & KS
Daniel Moler, KS
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.
Daniel Baxley, KS
Daniel’s lineage is Native American. He has apprenticed extensively with don Oscar Miro-Quesada, Peruvian and Native American Healers, and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He is the founder of the White Deer Lodge, a Healing and Retreat Center. His practice includes the Sweat Lodge, Vision Quest, and other honoring ceremonies. Daniel facilitates teachings and workshops, is a Body worker, Reiki Master, Attunement Practitioner, and Craniosacral Therapist.
Nancy Beck, RN, MO
My gift is Loving Service. For nearly 3 decades I have worked as a critical care nurse assisting others with the recovery of their physical hearts. I actively work with others in helping them open to their spiritual heart so that we may all connect with Divine Love in our acceptance of Self. Through this acceptance, we are able live our true path of Inspiration. As we heal ourselves, we heal others and the world around us. Additionally, I am a hypnotherapist specializing in between-life regressions.
Nancy is the author of Pillow Talk; loving affirmations to encourage and guide your children.
Gary Langston, MO
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.
Carol Rydell, MO
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.
Phyllis Clay Ph.D, NM
Phyllis L. Clay, PhD, was first introduced to the Inca spiritual/healing tradition by Don Manuel Quespe and Juan Nunez del Prado in 1996, becoming a 4th-level initiate under Juan’s tutelage. Phyllis began her apprenticeship in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition with don Oscar Miro-Quesada in 2003 and completed the Level 4 training in 2007. She has presented the principals of the Andean tradition while teaching courses at St. Paul Methodist Seminary and at workshops in Canada, Israel, and throughout the US and Italy. Phyllis facilitates Journeys to Self, weaving together Andean cosmology, the inner landscape of Roberto Assagioli’s psychosynthesis, journaling, expressive arts, and the external landscapes of such magical places as Assisi and Florence in Italy and the megalithic tombs, standing stones and stone circles of the ancestors in Ireland, England, Wales, and Scotland, companioning individuals as they explore and commit to the call of Self. She also accompanies individuals and groups on Visioning Retreats in the sacred Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.
Jason Blaesing, NY
Jason Blaesing, AM engages Peruvian healing as a practicing curandero (healer), and as a researcher of traditional medicine in the Andes. He began his apprenticeship in 1995, learning the Pachakuti Mesa and kamasqa curanderismo from don Oscar Miro-Quesada, and has for over a decade spent part of each year on the Peruvian coast and northern highlands, working under the tutelage of several healers, chiefly don Victor Bravo Cajusol, while maintaining a full-time healing practice in the US. He has taught the Pachakuti Mesa since 2003, and in 2009 finished the book which undergirds the Heart of the Healer Alliance apprenticeships. In a related capacity, he served as the five-year volunteer chair of the foundation’s Education Committee, and remains an advisor to the organization. Jason has also conducted documentary filming in North Peru, and recently completed the first stage of graduate study (Masters) at the University of Chicago, where he wrote on Peruvian medicine and mathematics, and for which thesis he earned the University’s Raymond D. Fogelson Prize for ethnological and historical science. He is now working on his PhD at Cornell University.
D’oro Cunha, NY
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.
Cynthia Greer, NC
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 program. 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.
Ellen Kittredge, CHC, NC
Ellen has certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and is also trained in the Quick Pulse and Advanced Pulse Clearing Techniques. Ellen has a lifetime of experience working with natural foods, farming, and healthy eating. Ellen has a deep passion for her own personal transformation, as well as that of her clients, and works with healing foods, nutritional recommendations, supplements, lifestyle coaching, powerful energy clearing techniques, and a variety of other tools in her individualized approach to creating optimal health for her clients. Ellen has a deep connection to indigenous ways of healing, and enjoys studying, teaching about and using some of the most ancient healing technologies on the planet. She is deeply honored to have been selected to be a Heart of the Healer Alliance endorsed Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts.
David Metz, NC
David’s background is very diverse. He is a certified herbalist, body worker, healthy eating advocate and shamanic practitioner. His training is in South American and North American shamanic work and herbalism, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. In his practice he is skilled at getting to the root of a problem using his love of nature and his understanding of plants as teachers.for healing. He resides in Asheville, NC.
Janet Harvey, NC
Janet Harvey is one who bridges the mysteries whether in her role as artist, poet, mediator, chaplain, ceremonialist, or leader of pilgrimages to local sacred sites. She is an ordained minister rooted in the Transcendentalist tradition of Thoreau, Emerson and Fuller. She follows the dreaming of Carl Jung, the reverence of John Muir and the wonder of Loren Eiseley. She has apprenticed with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition since 2004 and studied with Don Mariano Quispe and Jason Blaesing. She brings a deep sense of the interconnection of all that is together with a continuing curiosity that only increases as she journeys through life. She has been active in the Ancient Mountains Ayllu in Asheville and is a member of the Qollasuyu Council of the Southeastern United States.
Jeff Schmitt, PhD (Fire Walker), NC
Jeff Schmitt, PhD, Folk Healer, Tabaquero, Ceremonialist & Scientist, is a walker-between-worlds; he is a scientist, folk healer and is a musician. He has also practiced and taught Chinese martial arts for most of his life. Jeff is a 32-year veteran scientist, entrepreneur with over 100 publications and patents to his name. He is a dedicated practitioner and student of the folk healing traditions of Peru and North America.
Jeff is the Board Chair of the Heart of the Healer Alliance as well as an Endorsed teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Jeff enthusiastically works with clients using sacred healing and counseling methods; one of his greatest joys is bringing people together in sacred community to facilitate personal and planetary healing. Jeff has enjoyed a decades-long relationship with the sacred healing plant tobacco; for many years Jeff studied the neuroprotective properties of compounds found in tobacco and helped start a company to fight diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s based on this research. Over the years his relationship has shifted to working with tobacco as a teacher and catalyst for sacred healing, and as a consequence was given the title “Tabaquero” or one who heals with tobacco.
Kari Blaesing, TX
Kari Blaesing began her apprenticeship with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada in the early 1990′s. She strives to live each day in a heart-centered way and with a close connection to the Natural World. Her work with the Pachakuti Mesa provides a template to explore and deepen that connection.
Oakwalker (Philip) Groff, TX
Oakwalker has been deeply and intensively studying shamanistic healing principles and ceremonial service since 1995, and has been apprenticing with Oscar Miro-Quesada since 2002. He is a Certified Clinical Herbalist from the Self-Heal School in San Diego, an initiated sound healer by Tito La Rosa and an initiated Pampamisayoc (Earth Steward) by Linda Henning. He has done the service of the Three Year healing series with Oscar, and has been professionally involved in alternative health consulting since 2002. He brings a certain flair for relating obtuse principles of shamanism to the “real world” of technology and science by virtue of his life’s work in day jobs as an electronic engineer, which has allowed him to “see the fields” in a way that are in touch with the quantum mechanics of creation.
Bonnie Glass-Coffin, UT
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.
Jenna Joya Blondel
Jenna Joya Blondel came to the Pachakuti Mesa tradition in 2009. She has a private teaching and healing practice at 4 Songs in central Vermont, offering ancient wisdom ways and Reiki; and she is studying to become a Minister of Walking Prayer through the Center for Sacred Studies and Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. She is also a professor at Vermont Technical College, where she teaches classes on meditation and earth honoring consciousness. Her medicine gifts are creating and holding sacred space, deep listening, and opening the heart.
Thomas Mock, VT
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.
Waltraud Hoenes, Italy
Waltraud Höenes is a curandera and ceremonialist in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, and a transpersonal psychologist. From 1997 – 2007 she apprenticed with don Oscar Miro- Quesada. Her work as ceremonial leader of the Dolomiten Ayllu in Europe has grown a branch of the PMT complementing it with the region’s shamanic- mythic heritage. She gives workshops and leads pilgrimages in the sacred mountains of the Dolomites (Italy), where she lives.
Robin Van Loon, Peru
Robin Van Loon lives in Madre de Dios, Peru, where he works as the director of the Camino Verde organization. He has deep love for the medicinal plants of the Peruvian Amazon, and is an optimistic supporter of the healthy transformation of people´s relationships with the broader community of life.