Davi Kopenawa Yanomami
Davi is a shaman and spokesperson of the Yanomami Indians in Brazil. He came to prominence for his advocacy regarding tribal issues and Amazon Rainforest conservation when the tribal rights organization Survival International invited him to accept the Right Livelihood Award. Davi spoke to both the British and Swedish parliaments about the catastrophic impact on Yanomami health as a consequence of the illegal invasion of their land. Prince Charles publicly called the situation ‘genocide’ "Of all Yanomami who have emerged as public figures, probably the most important is Davi Kopenawa Yanomami."
Steve Beyer,lived for a year and a half in a Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas, and has
published three books on Buddhism and Tibetan language and religion. He has been
a wilderness guide and a peacemaker and community builder. He studied among
the indigenous peoples of North and South America, and sacred plant medicine with
traditional herbalists in North America and curanderos in the Upper Amazon, where
he received coronación by banco ayahuasquero don Roberto Acho Jurama. He has
served as an editor of the Journal of Shamanic Practice and as a contributing editor of
Taita Iachak Alberto Taxo
Don Alberto Taxo is a master Iachak of the Atis (Kichwa) people from the Cotopaxi region of Ecuador. He was given the highest honor of Master Iachak by the Shamanic Council of South America. He generously shares ancient Andean wisdom and practices with people who seek happiness, balance and fulfillment. Don Alberto has been a speaker at schools and universities, at international conferences, political rallies, and native celebrations.
Carlos Barrios is a Mayan priest, historian, anthropologist, researcher, and an expert in the Sacred Maya Calendar.
Carlos was born in Guatemala. After studying with traditional elders for 25 years he became a Mayan Ajq'ij, a ceremonial priest, shaman, and spiritual guide and member of the 'World Council of Mayan Elders.
Lena & José Stevens
Jose and Lena Stevens are the founders of The Power Path School of Shamanism. The curriculum is based on a synthesis of José & Lena's integrative study, apprenticeships, personal discovery and many years of experience in working with shamans from around the world. They offer cross cultural experiential courses, retreats, seminars and trips. The Power Path is a proactive approach to life.