At the helm of Arkana Sacred Valley we are honored to have Chandra, a well-rounded multi-faceted medicine woman, and dedicated mother of 3. Originally from Mexico; she is very passionate about helping others rediscover their true essence, working with the light and manifestations of the divine feminine energy through her beautiful medicine songs. Her unconditional love, care and attention are present in every corner of Arkana Valley.
From an early age she was very intuitive and in touch with her dreams and the spirit world, she felt a special connecting with plants and flowers. Like many, these abilities were put on hold while she pursued a career in business. It wasn’t until she suffered a near death experience in her early 20s, that she would find her way back to the spiritual path. After free falling over 30ft and shattering countless bones, she endured many surgeries spending a lot of time in hospital beds. Broken physically, she started looking inside for answers and it was her faith and determination that brought the magic back into her life. She was fortunate to encounter several spiritual teachers that took her in and initiated her in the world of ancestral sacred medicines.
Chandra has trained for many years in the use of sacred plants, and diverse medicine circles and healing modalities; being first initiated as a leader in the Temazcalli (Sweat Lodge) Mexica rite. She proudly honors her lineage guarding the sacred fire of her ancestors. In later years she complemented this knowledge being initiated as a Reiki Master and embarking on her Vedic path following the teaching of her spiritual leader, Guru Amma Sankalpa. It is Guru Amma that gave her the knowledge through live Mantras that open portals to guide people find their higher self. She has worked with plant medicines for over 15 years and since her arrival to Peru is now honing her skills in the Shipibo Ayahuasca tradition under the supervision of Maestro Diego.
Through Sound Healings, Breathwork, Temazcalli (Sweat lodge Ceremony), Cacao Ceremonies, Chandra works diligently to unify all paths and medicines, recognizing unconditional love as the true path to ultimate happiness and fulfillment. An eternal optimist, she firmly believes we have the power to create a new world for those that follow with self-sustainable communities that know how to coexist in harmony with nature and others.