Valerie Niestrath has been facilitating and teaching educational seminars for 37 years. She has worked as a high school teacher, Outward Bound instructor and personal growth facilitator, leading and teaching groups all over the world, including Europe, Asia, Cyprus, North & South America. She currently works as a personal development trainer & coach teaching personal leadership and communication skills.
Since 1975, she has been trained in Core Energetics, Hawaiian Huna, Healing Tao, Native American Shamanic Practices as well as Egyptian Alchemy.
In 1997, she was initiated into the Andean Path by Don Americo Yabar and in 1999 by Juan Nunez del Prado; she currently teaches courses in Andean Mysticism in the U.S. and abroad & leads groups to Peru.
Valerie is a trained mediator and holds advanced certificates in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hellinger Family Constellation Facilitation. She and her husband, Stephen Victor live in Ashland, Oregon.
Juan Nunez del Prado, Anthropologist, Mystic and Andean Priest, has practiced the Andean tradition for over 40 years. His father, anthropologist Oscar Nunez del Prado “discovered” the Q'ero Indians (direct descendants of the Inkas) in 1949 and led the first expedition to their villages in 1955. At this time, as a child, Juan met and was influenced by Q’ero Elders – the spiritual Paq’os.
Juan, met his Master don Benito Qoriwaman (mentioned in Shirley MaLaine's book, It’s all in the Playing) and studied with him for ten years before receiving the Hatun Karpay Initiation in 1988. Juan is one of the few living keepers of ancient wisdom from Andean intact cultures and has been gathering the Inka Prophecies for over 23 years. He is passionate about fulfilling the Andean Prophecy where people live more empowered lives possessing greater harmony within oneself and with nature as a physical representation of the Divine.
Juan retired from the University of Cuzco, Peru where he taught Anthropology and now teaches the Andean Path throughout Europe and the Americas.
Stephen Victor engages the wisdom of the human heart to illuminate love’s movement within the lives of individuals, families and groups – assisting them to embrace the expression and experience they desire.
In the 30 years of facilitating change for others, Stephen has drawn on Applied Sociology, Mediation, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Andean Mystical & Shamanic Practice – and Hellinger Family Constellations. For the past ten years he has been co-leading annual spiritual initiations into the Peruvian Andes. Having studied directly with Bert Hellinger, learning his groundbreaking trans-generational work, Stephen, too, is innovative and pioneering in his own trans-dimensional healing.
Stephen leads public Fields of Grace workshops and year-long training seminars, and serves as a consultant to business in the U.S., Europe, and Middle East. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.
Sergio Magaña “Ocelocoyotl”, is a well-known and respected healer in Mexico City, who has been initiated into the 5,000-year-old Toltec or Toltecayotl lineage of Mesoamerica. The tradition began with the ancient Chichimecas, who transmitted it to Teotihuacans and then Toltecs, who then taught both the Mayans and Aztecs.
Sergio is also trained in the Tol shamanic lineage (nahualism) of dreaming knowledge that has been passed on in the oral tradition without interruption from master to student for 1,460 years. The time for these teachings to be unveiled is now and Sergio is one of a few spokespeople asked to share this ancient and hidden wisdom with the world.