About The Teacher

Carlos is a Mexican curandero and his work is inspired by his love of the Divine and of Nature. Carlos is the co-founder of Amazon Sacred Medicine running retreats in the Sacred Valley, Peru and other international destinations.

Carlos’ work could be summarized as a mixture of Amazonian traditional healing and transpersonal psychology, focused on direct experience. Having formally studied in these two sciences, he holds a deep understanding of the human psyche and the way healing takes place.

Carlos is a certified facilitator in Holotropic Breathwork, trained directly under the supervision of Stanislav Grof and Tav Sparks. In addition Carlos is a professional psychotherapist that holds a Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. 

Carlos’ shamanic training started with a formal apprenticeship of 4 years in the forest near Iquitos, Peru starting in 2006. During this training he lived in the Amazon forest for 2 years. For the next 6 years after completion of his apprenticeship, Carlos continued with his training under the tutelage of Golbert Grandez Taminche. During this time Carlos was able to deepen his skills and build a successful healing practice based mainly in South Africa. 

Carlos currently works with Frank Rocha, who is his friend and a co-founder of Amazon Sacred Medicine.

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