About The Teacher

Archetype: Peaceful warrior. Silent wisdom. New beginnings.

Role: Guardian of sacred Ayahuasca ceremony space and musician. Sound healer. Spiritual integration. Coaching.

Personal journey: My path to wholeness in this lifetime involved many trials, tribulations and heart breaks. Chief among them was escaping my upbringing within a damaging cultic group.

At the age of 13 my parents started attending a religious cultic group. This group used typical tactics involved with cultic groups: brain washing, mind control, emotional manipulation, etc. all wrapped in a pretty little package of religion and “absolute truth."

Over the years I had self-studied philosophy, psychology, and other theological systems of belief. As a result of this, I started questioning the belief systems within the cult and speaking out against them.

This began my dark night of the soul, where only the thought of death brought me comfort. I was faced with the decision to completely remove myself to heal, or stay and die a slow, life-numbing death. To add to this turmoil, I had a wife and children within the group. Try as I might, I could not convince my wife to leave the group. I needed to free myself, but at a significant loss. Either way, the choice was a form of death and dying to everything I was attached to.

Later I found society (the outside world) was very similar to what I knew growing up. This drove me further inward to heal the trauma, embracing the past and being patient with myself as I walked this path. I found many practices along the way such as yoga, meditation, plant medicines (entheogen and psychedelics) to assist in this process.

I was a lone wolf, who learned to surrender to love and his need for a pack. After years of wandering alone, I finally found my tribe within the Avalon family. And now, I am on a path to assist others on their journey to wholeness and reclaiming lost parts of themselves fragmented in the past traumas of life.

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