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Support Team

Paullo Qente

Paullo is dedicated to sharing his ancestry and sacred knowledge with the world. He believes it is our mission to understand and accept the presence of the divine energy in every one of us, and in doing so we will inherit the great presence of this energy in our being, our home, our daily affairs, and in our world. He knows Peru profoundly and is well versed in guiding people from all over the world along the powerful sites of the Andes, while detailing the rich history of the Incan Empire. He is an Andean Master of many sacred rituals and spiritual ceremonies and is a true blessing to both his students and his heritage.


Jo-El Nahual Altair


Jo-El is a Taino spiritual mentor, experience alchemist, entheogen researcher and psychedelic plant and fungi guide, empowering others to transform their lives for the better. Founder of The City of Light Evolutionary Journeys and  Kawsaytika Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant, both in The Sacred Valley of Peru, his mission is to share the ancient knowledge and cultures of the world and bring light and awareness to global issues. His passion lies in creating evolutionary and life changing experiences for humanity and is a true example that the Universe smiles to those who see the beauty in all things.

Maestro Marcial

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Maestro Marcial Isamani is a Shipibo Conibo elder who shares the indigenous Shipibo healing traditions of dietas with many healing plants and Ayahuasca. The Shipibo have a long history with shamanism. Through many years or even decades of training and intensive plant dietas, master curanderos emerged from the tribe. Working with energy, they are able to cure a wide array of ailments from physical to psycho-spiritual. Using focused energy work and icaros, they access the spirit world during ayahuasca ceremonies to create a harmonized environment to facilitate healing. As a result, patients in their circle are able to gain self awareness, self-actualize, do shadow work, and heal trauma. 

The Shipibo believe that our overall health is the result of a balance of body, mind, and spirit. Each plant they work with contains a specific and unique healing energy, which they channel vibrationally into the healing songs or icaros. These songs act as a conduit to facilitate the plant medicines in their ability to heal. 

Cristie Strongman

Cristie is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She works with individuals, couples and groups, utilizing a humanistic approach to focus on the whole individual and stress concepts such as free will, self-efficacy, and self-actualization. She advocates, for improving the understanding of neurodiversity in mental health, specifically with BIPOC populations in the mental health care system by helping clients with ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relational issues, low self-esteem, and loss of purpose. Rather than concentrating on dysfunction, Cristie strives to help people see their life’s ongoing Journey as an endless source of wisdom and draws on internal strengths with innovative methods. Her training is rooted in trauma-informed therapy. 

Her specialty lies in psychedelic integration therapy. She helps individuals to explore and to deepen, their appreciation and understanding of their psychedelic experiences by engaging them, and their experiences with compassion, patience, and curiosity. Cristie summons the power and guidance of the individuals “Inner Healer Intelligence” to help them navigate the sometimes-difficult task of understanding challenging newfound realities and paradigm shifts which can facilitate the merging of these into their everyday lives with greater clarity. 

Cristie completed a dual Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University as well as a Master's in Latin American and Caribbean studies, where her studies focused primarily on ritual and urban Shamanism. She is a certified therapist by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. She is currently working with MAPS on an FDA approved clinical trial study as an investigator and psychotherapist, examining whether MDMA-assisted therapy can help heal the psychological and emotional damage caused by trauma. She is also an educator and trainer to other professionals in psychedelic integration and psychedelic assisted therapy at Naropa University. Cristie is trained in cultural competency to work specifically with diverse minority populations. She is a bicultural, bilingual and multiracial Latina born in Colón, Panamá and raised between Panamá, Germany and the USA. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.


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Antonio Cuevas

Antonio is Cacique (chief) of a Yucayeke (an Afro-Taino village) in New York City. He is a medicine man with a strong Taino lineage, originally from the island of Puerto Rico. He is best known for his passion for truths and for his hands-on involvement in helping awaken his own community by helping uncover their resilient strengths. Antonio believes in the power of the plant medicine Spirits and the empowering messages they bring to the people of his communities. He highlights the integration of the lessons given by the medicines during ceremonies. He works with people one-on-one, in group settings, social and sacred medicine circles - locally, nation-wide, and internationally. His soul’s quest is to continue to be a humble and dedicated vessel for the insights and knowledge of Divine sacred medicines in all communities around the globe.

Evelyn Viviana

Evelyn is a renowned life coach, healer, and spiritual light energy worker born in Peru and driven by the calling of inner light in her spirit. She is committed to her own awakening as well as to the calling of Spirit to help humanity awaken to their own powers and inner wisdom, one person at a time. Evelyn is a certified teacher of Awaken the Illuminated Heart (ATIH) and has completed dozens of Vision Quests with guardians of Indigenous knowledge as a seeker and student of spiritual truths for healing, and psychic transformation. She is a leader in imparting shamanic wisdom and esoteric knowledges, much of which are found in Indigenous traditions, through her decades of teaching and leading retreats, meditations, shamanic breath-work, workshops, spiritual and mystic journeys to sacred sites throughout the world. She now works with a dynamic team of shamanic light workers, spiritual teachers, healers, and humble servants of the Divine Spirit to expand on the journeys of many spiritual seekers. She is a direct student of the world-renowned author and esoteric teacher Drunvalo Melchizedek, and is a certified student of his “School of Remembering” She credits the honor of learning directly from him to gaining a deeper understanding of her synergistic gifts and abilities of imparting the teachings learned in her own life’s spiritual journey onto her students. Evelyn is a highly intuitive and sensitive eternal student of the light, who has become finely attuned to the voice of inner wisdom and of Spirit. She is a rare teacher of shamanic wisdom and the art of esoteric knowledge. Her greatest delight is in being a witness to the growth of her students as they remember who they really are, and embrace their path of ultimate fulfillment in experiencing the divine rapture found in Spirit, life, and love.

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