Amanda Schendel

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Amanda's goal as a facilitator is to protect the practice of North and South American Spiritual traditions, ceremonies, and sacred practices. As an advocate of the safe, responsible and sacred use of psychedelics, she strongly supports the continued scientific research into their healing potential and medicinal use. 

Amanda has spent the past 4 years studying native plant medicine and healing with a Quechuan shaman in Ecuador. During her stay as a manager and facilitator at Gaia Sagrada, she keeps the sacred fire, teaches workshops and studies modern mindfulness meditation & native healing modalities. Her position includes managing and leading a group of 15 volunteers at the center. 

She splits her time between her home in San Diego, California, Seattle WA & the mountains of Ecuador. She works with various groups and retreat centers around the world. Her podcast, Semi-Woo, is a celebration of all things spirituality, consciousness and "woo-woo"!

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