- Chicago, Illinois
Christina Pateros, born Christine, was ‘rechristened’ Christina in Peru by a high Andean shaman in the Andes during sacred ceremony there in 2011. A former peri-operative, rehab, clinical and school nurse, Christina’s path has taken her to India to work in Mother Teresa’s missions, to the South of France’s sacred sites, and throughout the U.S. on her own vision quests trekking, studying, practicing and teaching shamanism. She has journeyed to Peru on multiple occasions, walking side-by-side with the Q’uero shamans in the sacred valley and high mountain Andes. She has journeyed with the Q’uero co-leading and guiding children from around the world as they experienced the bounty of the land and the magic of the indigenous peoples.
Deep in Peruvian Amazonia, Christina experienced the way beyond death in ayahuasca ceremony, further connecting her to the sacred work of supporting and nurturing conscious dying. Christina has trained with and been taught by many healers, sages and spiritual leaders including Tenzin Gyatso, HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Peruvian Pacos Don Francisco, Don Pablo Cruz, Don Pasquale, and Don Augustin, Alberto Villoldo, and Jose Luis Herrera.
She acknowledges with gratitude that the unnamed wise teachers and mentors along the way outnumber the named by far. She is a graduate of the The Four Winds Society’s Light Body School and is a full mesa carrier in the Q’uero lineage of the high Peruvian Andes. She has extensive training in craniosacral therapy and Reiki (Master level).
She honors her own sacred feminine, and sacred masculine…the artisan, the healer, the mother, the adventurer, the teacher, the guide amongst others. And she strives to live fulfilled simply, purely, and in gratitude...and to smile and laugh much along the way.