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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Paul Gambill July 12, 2018
I went on a retreat hosted by Amanda in July 2017 at a beautiful house in Sammammish, WA. From the moment I arrived until the time that I left, I felt like a very welcome guest. Amanda has such a fun and endearing personality that makes it very easy to feel comfortable with her as a guide. She offered an opportunity to discuss 1 on 1 with her any concerns or anxieties I was feeling, and that was really helpful to preparing me for the ceremonies. Every detail about the weekend was meticulously planned, from food to activities to how to create a comfortable space for all the attendees. I had an incredible experience with her, and I would absolutely do it again if she was hosting a retreat in my area.
Katherine Elonna July 10, 2018
I was lucky enough to have Amanda as one of my Ayahuasca facilitators. I've also worked personally with her in a one-on-one mushroom journey. She truly is able to hold space and provide such a caring and warm environment. I think its so important to trust the person who is leading you through these psychedelic spaces. Amanda has a firm grip on these medicines and also has such a light-hearted personality and warmth so that I always felt it was easy to let go and breathe into my lessons and healing. I find her experience with traditional ceremonies helpful as she creates a beautiful and intimate space for your journey. However, she also is a modern teacher and able understand the needs and background of westerners. Overall, I'd love to attend any retreat or journey that she hosted. I can't wait to see what's next for Amanda!