Trip Leaders – Michael Kobert & Dona Donato
Michael and Dona are spiritual travelers and Global citizens. They have been decades long spiritual seekers and believe strongly in the magic and personal transformation that comes from conscious travel to sacred sites and energetic places. Their mystical explorations have taken them around the globe both as solo travelers as well as group leaders and participants. They have explored such places as mysterious Chaco Canyon, the vortexes of Sedona, the path of Mary Magdalene in France, heart opening centers in Bali, consciousness altering Delphi in Greece, the sacred magic of Egypt, mystical sites of India, Thailand and Africa and the many ancient power places of Peru. They believe that spiritual travel nurtures self-growth in deeply profound ways and that engaging in service to others during these journeys brings incomparable joy – and so they endeavor to engage in sacred service to others on their trips. They are experienced with several different forms of sacred plant medicine and lead and serve groups through these transcendent experiences.
By background Michael is a zoologist, Dona is a life-coach and event production specialist- and together they are filmmakers and truth seekers.
Sacred Medicine Leader – Lesley Myburgh
Lesley Myburgh, Medicine woman, (frequently referred to as “La Gringa”) is originally from South Africa and first came to Peru in 1991 during which time she started working with San Pedro. Lesley returned to Peru bringing groups for years to continue learning from this master plant. She relocated to Cusco in the late 90s and Lesley embarked on an apprenticeship under the guidance of a highly-respected teacher, which lasted for 2½ years. She subsequently continued her training from numerous internationally acclaimed spiritual leaders including Credo Mutwa (African spiritual leader), Don Ruben (Wachumero), Don Ignacio (Ayahuasqero) amongst many others.
For the last 20 years Lesley has guided thousands of travelers and explorers worldwide in North & South America, Europe, Australia & Africa, using various healing techniques. Lesley travels to many countries sharing her gifts.
Q’ero Paco (Shaman) Louis Quispe
Luis is a member of the Q’ero tribe – the Wisdom Keepers of the Andes. He is a pampamesayok – or keeper of ancient spiritual tradition initiated healers in the Q’ero tribe, stewards of Earth, following in the tradition of their father and grandfathers. He is a pure soul and gifted healer. Andean Shamanism is a flexible and inclusive system. Nothing is obligatory. The only rule or law is the sacred art of ainyÂ – the principal of reciprocity, which includes respect for every living thing. Andean shamanism teaches how to communicate and interact directly with this world of living energies. There are no shamans among the Q’ero, as they are more mystical than shamanic. They call their spiritual leaders “paqos”, a term that may be translated as ‘priest’ or ‘practitioner’ The Andean Mystery Teachings invite us in to a delightful and seemingly magical world of mystical experiences
Juan de Dios (Kucho) Inka Shaman
Kucho lives the path of his soul. Communicating with the spirit, it is his commitment to provide the highest level of knowledge of the Andean tradition and offer sacred journeys with integrity and safety.
He has received the great initiation of Apu Machu Picchu to raise the cosmic consciousness of humanity and to purify and regenerate the Earth, known in the Andes as the new transformation, The Great Pachakuteq. He receives the energy and power of the white city of crystal of Machu Picchu , the Heart of Machu Picchu and the Sacred coca leaf. He communicates with the spirit of the ancestors through symbols, signs and sacred geometry of the temples and Wakas. (Sacred sites)
Somatic Breath Work- Daniel Sloan Brown, MA, PhD
Daniel holds a Master’s Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology, both from the California Institute of Integral Studies of San Francisco. He has worked in the Mental Health field for over 40 years, has been certified in Vivation BreathWork for 30 years, and continues to study and practice shamanic and somatic methods of healing. He is founder of New Earth Counseling and Consulting, which is dedicated to providing alternative pathways for people who seek to enhance health, gain insight and access spirit. NECC provides individual sessions, classes, ceremonial circles and other gatherings at our
Ceremonial House and Mediation Yurt in Marin County, CA.