About The Teacher

Gonzalo ”Aguila” Garcia has been walking the Red Road of the sacred medicines and offering sweat lodges to his community in and around Medellin, Colombia for over 25 years. He is revered throughout the country as a traditional medical healer gifted in activating the healing power of Awakoya, Hikuri, and Yagé. During ECA retreats, he works primarily with the sacred medicines of Awakoya (Wachuma) cactus, the traditional sweat lodge of the Lakota-Sioux from North America, tobacco, ambil, rapé, and mambe.

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