About The Teacher

SHAMAN, PRACTITIONER OF ANCESTRAL MEDICINE "As a doctor in ancestral medicine, I believe language goes beyond an alphabet. All beings on this planet: plants, stones, animals, as well as the universe and the stars, sing and transmit sounds that some ears have forgotten how to hear. When you learn to feel this sacred language, you can participate with it." Alejandro is originally from the Cauca region of Colombia where he has been learning through Ayahuasca since he was born. He comes from a lineage of medicine men/shamans on his paternal side, and his grandfather was a curandero, using traditional medicinal plants to treat illness, of the physical, emotional and spiritual nature. He was initially invited to Ecuador as part of a research study on Pasto symbology with the ethnohistoric museum, Mindalae. During this time, he held a few ayahuasca retreats, and was invited to represent the indigenous community where Alma Healing Center is now based. Alejandro is a recognized practitioner of ancestral medicine certified by the Indigenous Government of Colombia and UNESCO. He has worked among the Cofán and Siona people, and is now leading ceremonies among a Kichwa indigenous community in Ecuador.

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  • Darina Onoprienko   March 12, 2019

      Very supportive and inspiring person, Alejandro

    I'm extremelly thankful to Alejandro for my unique experience during 4 days trip to Puyo. Alejandro is an amazing, extremelly talented individual and a warm-hearted person. First of all, he is extremelly professional when it comes to ayahuasca ceremony, and medicinal plants. His guidance is very valuable and supporting. During the night you might experience different states, some might scare you or make you panic. Alejandro is very inclusive, very gentle; a different kind of shaman. During the ceremony he will definitely step in if you need support and spend as much time as needed to calm you down. I felt very safe and taken care of. Second, I think, being a shaman for him means living a life of thuth and play and enjoy every moment. It's amazing to see it. And to know that it all can work this way, that simple. This was one of the best learnings I took with me from from Puyo.

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