About The Teacher

Ona Kaban is a trained Medicine Woman with over 20 years experience in Shamanic transformational experiences and retreats. Initiated in the Toltec Arts and Native American Ceremonies. She met her first meditation teacher at the age of 7 and became a Chi Kung practitioner at 14. Her fisrt teachers in the shamanic world were Doña Zilda Carvalho and Grandmother Mimbi Many Feathers who trained her in the sweat lodge in a old school way. Ona was originally born in Brazil and due to her family life, she traveled much through North and South America, having had the opportunity to train and live with different men and women of knowledge from various traditions. She is currently an apprentice to Don Carlos Castillejos, holder of the Mayan Toltec lineage, to Lujan Matus from Parallel Perception and a Dzogchen practioner under the teachings of Chögyal Namkhay Norbu. Ona is also a co-founder of Nahualli Institute for Toltec Research.

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  • Tirsa Alonso   May 19, 2017

      Honor her person

    I lack words to describe the great appreciation I feel for Ona Kaban. Her presence transforms those who are at her side, for me it is one of the Teachers who have most enriched my life. I am deeply grateful to her, and honor her person. Pure love, coherence, grace are the words that comes to me when I hear her name. Me faltan palabras para describir el gran aprecio que siento por Ona Kaban. Su presencia transforma a quienes estamos a su lado, para mí es una de las Maestras que más han enriquecido mi vida. Me siento profundamente agradecida hacia ella, y honro su persona. Amor puro, coherencia, gracia son las palabras que me vienen cuando escucho su nombre.

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