"While most spiritual traditions preach the importance of transcendence and merging with the unitary light of consciousness, the Munay-Ki guide us to also cultivate an empowered relationship with the dark—understanding it not as something negative, but as the fertile grounds from which true power, compassion, and wisdom arise.”


Feeling the call to adventure, at age 21 I left my home country chile and a budding career as a journalist.

When I arrived in hippie California I found a tremendous contrast with the repressive and conservative atmosphere I grew up in— a life of terrorism and dictatorship. Wheat grass juice, hang-loose surfing, and women’s hairy armpits, offered me a freedom I did not know was possible. Studies of yoga and massage opened my eyes to a holistic life.

Despite all these awakenings, a marriage and prompt motherhood revived my unhealed childhood traumas and generational wounding.

At age thirty, while miserably drowning in the dark pool of my fears, I was washed exhausted in the shores of the shamanic path. With the force and the speed of lightning, my life took a sharp turn towards my own healing and understanding of the hero’s journey. After a decade I had completed the core work of alchemizing my pain and sorrows into sources of wisdom and compassion. I was first initiated into the mystery teachings within the framework of the Four Winds Society, and then directly by the wisdom keepers of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon jungle.


Meanwhile, I returned to Chile, studied with the medicine women of the south, and created a retreat center in the mountains – together with my second husband, Alberto Villoldo, shaman, author, and founder of the mystery school I attended.

During all these years, my eagerness to feel and connect with the deepest truth of reality kept expanding in my heart. In my forties,I cultivated tantric and Buddhist practices which I weave with love and joy with the rest of my rituals.


Today is my passion to teach

About maps that point us towards self-realization. I am doing a studies in depth psychology and I weave this wisdom in my teachings.

Being a lead teacher at the Four Winds Society and spearheading its Spanish programs, in the last decade I have led hundreds of students through the Medicine Wheel and Munay-Ki programs.

I am the author of the books Awakening Your Inner Shaman; The Sacred Andean Codes and the co-author of the Mystical Shaman Oracle cards. When I am not writing I love landscaping at our retreat center in the mountains of Chile and creating medicine with plants.


"Once we awaken to the realization that no one can take the journey for us and that we ourselves must walk through the flames of transformation, we accept the invitation from spirit."