About The Teacher

Miguel Alvarez was born in Cuenca and lives in the Loja and Vilcabamba area of Ecuador. In his 20’s he began to learn about of the world of medicine power plants in ceremonies and soon began to work with the shamans to learn the art of facilitating shamanic ceremonies. He has been offering his own ceremonies since being taught by his teachers and is now 40 years old with much experience.

Miguel began his work with Huachuma, the grandfather medicine San Pedro. He then went to the jungle to study with the Shuar shamans and learn about the spirit of the jungle with the grandmother medicine Ayahuasca. Miguel now facilitates San Pedro ceremonies and Ayahuasca ceremonies in Quito, Mindo, Machala, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Zaraguro, Ambato, Riobamba, Zamora and Chinchipe.

What we love about Miguel is that he is so compassionate, kind, loving, humorous, and does amazing limpias (cleansings) for our retreat participants, leaving them feeling clear and healed. Everyone loves Miguel!

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