I'm a Shamanic energy practitioner, clairvoyant, educator and artist. My family is from Ecuador, South America. I've always naturally been drawn to the cosmology of indigenous cultures, especially that of the ancient Inca. Although I grew up in urban areas, I felt an affinity for the spirit world and nature. As a young child, I had various paranormal experiences that were at odds with what was perceived as real.
My childhood was impacted by many instances of loss and pain, mostly as a result of my Father's unexpected passing the day I arrived home from a family visit in Ecuador while a teen. This painful event left me feeling deeply vulnerable and lost. Unable to process my grief,
I developed an auto immune disorder shortly thereafter.
If you've ever experienced PTSD, then you will know how it totally interferes in every aspect of your life. I'm someone who's had to work very hard to overcome its effects. My life experiences overloaded my nervous system. As a result, I developed life-threatening illnesses while very young. Yet, I would always bounce back into another version of health. In my quest to heal myself, I've done a lot of personal work through Shamanism. Somatic body-based healing is another effective modality that's helped me. As I have continued seeking to understand the nature of my health conditions, I discovered a link between Shamanic healing principles and Body-based somatic healing techniques. These methodologies require a deep sense of presence in one's body.
Body based consciousness is at the heart of our own natural animal instinct. In my life, I'd already experienced a deep connection with the natural world, yet my social conditioning cut me off from connecting to my body's own nature. As I cultivated a greater understanding of my body, shamanic practices and somatic principles, my symptoms of PTSD completely abated. With that being said, my own transformational healing path is what inspires my healership.
I'm offering services that can educate, guide and support others interested in Shamanism as they strive to find inner peace and empowerment in life.
I value the time you spent reading about my story and look forward to connecting with you!
With light, Mina
I have an degree in Art and have taught in Santa Cruz and in Silicon Valley. Circumstances in my life inspired me to take the Shamanic Path in 2007 and I've never looked back. I started my private Healing practice in 2012 after completing 6 years of studies in Core & Cross Cultural Shamanism with Patricia White Buffalo in Santa Cruz, CA.
I've continued training in a variety of modalities and techniques ever since, in order to be of the highest service possible to others. The courses and trainings I've pursued are related to my interest in healing and transforming my life for the better. My studies have included Human development, Birth psychology, Adult Attachment theory and Somatic principles, Past Life healing and hypnosis. I'm also drawn to the Damanhur and A.O.M. Mystery Schools, 5 Element healing, the Shamanic cosmology of Tibetan Bon Buddhism taught by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and the Peruvian Inca cosmology of the Pachacuti Mesa Traditions taught by Don Oscar Miró Quesada. Needless to say, I never tire of learning and enjoy sharing my interests with others.
2019 - In progress
Universal Shaman Series ~ Don Oscar Miró Quesada
Reverence Ritual and Renewal course.
APPAH Certification series Prenatal and Perinatal education course.
Universal Shaman Series ~ Becoming a Shining One course with Don Oscar Miró Quesada
Became a certified Shamanic healer after completing the Walking the Shaman's Path program with Patricia White Buffalo
Certified as a Hypnotherapy Consultant and Medical Hypnotherapy consultant.
Center for Hypnotherapy in Oakland, California.
Faculty member - Walking the Shaman's Path Program with Patricia White Buffalo
Dare 1 - Attachment Mastery course with Diane Poole Heller