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.”
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.
As a Pachakuti Mesa Tradition sanctioned teacher, Yola draws on over 30 years of practice and experience in the healing arts including: herbology, energy medicine, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, archetype consulting, wellness coaching, and spiritual guidance. Yola’s shamanic path began in 1993 in the Dür Bön Tradition, a pre-Buddhist shamanic tradition of Tibet. In this 20 year apprenticeship Yola participated and assisted in many ceremonies, gatherings, sacred fires, and retreats. These profound experiences helped pave the way for her service as auxilia (ceremonial assistant) to don Oscar and her deep apprenticeship in the living lineage of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Yola lives in the Ottawa Valley and serves her community with a thriving private healing practice, ceremonial offerings, and workshops.
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.
British Columbia, Canada
For the last 10 years, Robin has supported, empowered, and been in loving service to many hundreds of people, through her ceremonial work which is rooted in the wisdom and ancestral blessings of the ancient Chavin. Being in service to the wisdom of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition lineage is a true blessing and continuation of this work. Robin also works one-on-one with individuals through health coaching and facilitating the inquiry work of Byron Katie. She teaches classes on health, healing, plant medicines, and integrative movement practices. She is a visionary artist and utilizes creative expression as a joyful pathway for transformation.
British Columbia, Canada
For the past two decades, Darcy has been passionately researching the fields of holistic health, alternative medicine, spiritual healing, and human potential. Darcy has worked with hundreds of clients through his ceremonial and transformational energy practice. He is tapped into the potential within humanity to evolve into ways of living that are supportive of all life. He has a deep passion for helping people heal and thrive, and has dedicated many years to training in shamanism, consciousness studies, self-inquiry, and various energy healing modalities. Darcy is committed to supporting as many people as possible in this planetary evolution. He is tremendously honoured to be of service to Pachamama, to life, and to all awakening hearts.
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.
As a PMT sanctioned teacher, David brings all of himself to the privileged task of assisting others experience the power and beauty of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. From his own journey, he recognizes the hunger so many feel for a spiritual practice that is both transformational and practical. Having heeded the Call to Heal, David has pursued apprenticeships in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition along with graduate training in counseling psychology, theology, and spiritual direction. David currently works full-time as the Director of a community mental health center near Atlanta and part-time as the owner and operator of Burning Bear Healing Arts, LLC, where he is in private practice offering psychotherapy, supervision, spiritual direction, and shamanic ceremonial healing. He makes his home in Decatur, Georgia, between Atlanta and Stone Mountain. David is married to a gifted and dedicated social worker, and the father of two brilliant teenage children.
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.
Autumn Paige Moler
Autumn is a modern Renaissance woman who has devoted her life to protecting and serving Pachamama, doing the sacred Work of living and teaching an earth-honoring existence. Throughout the past 15 years, she has gathered many skills from her studies and experiences as a vocalist and musician, an early-childhood educator, a labor and birthing doula, a yoga instructor, and a Qabalist. In 2016, stepping into deeper communion with the Earth and the unseen realms, Autumn became a sanctioned teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. She vowed to share the sacred teachings from Peru, in which she apprenticed and made the foundation of her life, since she was introduced to this beautiful and powerful lineage in 2012. Mother and wife first, Autumn’s intention is to create and nurture community. She extends her love for family by facilitating ongoing ceremonies, workshops, and healing sessions to help support others in transforming their lives for the better.
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.
Mona Rain was introduced to don Oscar and the ceremonial arts of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition in 2008. She began her formal apprenticeship with don Oscar in earnest in 2013, when she sought out the purest lineage tradition of Peruvian ancestry. Her career within the healing arts began nearly 30 years ago, offering 20 years of experience interweaving the shamanic practices of indigenous cultures from North and South America with modern needs. Mona’s heartfelt passion is reverently guiding students and clients in embodying their own innate healing wisdom, through conscious self-awareness, shamanic practices, and spiritual vision quests. She has lovingly assisted hundreds of clients in creating harmonious transformation on a personal and community level, and in acknowledging the importance of the restoration of sacred ritual in these auspicious times within the Taripaypacha. As a mentor, mother and grandmother, Mona is a dedicated Earth Steward for “The Next 7 Generations”, and is honored to be of service to all who are searching for their miraculous unfoldment within the Great Mystery.
Glenda’s interactions with the psyche and unseen realms, and her connections “beyond the veil” began at a very early age when she spent much of her time outdoors and encountered her first otherworldly beings and energies. That connection drove later academic pursuits seeking to understand the subtle aspects of being, and Glenda received advanced degrees in biology and psychology. Her psychological practice focuses on helping clients rediscover who they are, developing their innate gifts, and creating a path for living which encourages and supports the unfolding of authentic Self. Using cutting edge psychological techniques, ancient shamanic healing modalities, Integrative Energy Medicine, art & expressive therapies, ceremony & ritual, along with immersion in nature, Glenda’s goal is helping clients re-member and re-connect to the essence of who they are, helping restore balance and healing in the lives of those she serves. Glenda is a Medicine Carrier for the Native American Church. She has been apprenticing in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition since 2012 and became a sanctioned teacher in 2016.
Heather is a student and practitioner of the healing arts, a certified massage therapist and a Pachakuti Mesa Tradition teacher and ceremonialist. After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, she began exploring many types of natural therapies, healing tools and spiritual practices. In 2011, she was introduced to the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Cross-Cultural Shamanism. In 2016, she became a sanctioned teacher. Heather’s soul-infused service is deeply rooted in the transformative power of love and a reverence for the profound medicine of beauty. By facilitating earth-honoring ceremonies, workshops and healing rituals, Heather hopes to contribute to the restoration of balance and wholeness in others and on this precious planet.