Our Facilitators &
Integration Specialists

Our highly-experienced team of facilitators possess the skill and compassion to effectively guide you through understanding your plant medicine journey. They are trained to assist you in integrating and embodying the sometimes elusive and challenging teachings of Ayahuasca for an experience that is truly life-changing.
Every one of our team are deeply connected to Ayahuasca and have undertaken a long journey of self-healing. Think of them as your friends and guides. Here with you throughout every shade of your experience to bring their own unique color, skill-set and love to this healing journey.

Marta

FACILITATOR, INTEGRATION SPECIALIST & YOGA TEACHER


Marta is a gifted, passionate, and highly experienced teacher and student of Yoga and the teachings of Advaita Vedanta. She has first discovered Yoga at 14 years old and right away felt the mysterious familiarity of the practice. She began her professional training with a Jivamukti Yoga immersion, under the guidance of Yogeswari – one of the most senior teachers of the method. Martawas certified as an Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow instructor in a traditional school in Goa, India. 

Her studies across diverse traditions devoted to understanding both our human physicality and the pathways to Spirit have led her to understand that all paths are complementary, and ultimately lead to the very same realization of Unity. She is deeply grateful to all of her teachers, past and present, human and non-human, for shining their light under her stumbling feet.

Safah 

FACILITATOR, INTEGRATION SPECIALIST & ENERGETIC PRANIC HEALER

Safah (or Soi Kete in Shipibo) brings a wide variety of skills to the team and has been working with the medicine for over ten years. She resided in India for several years and acquired extensive training in yoga, breathwork and energy medicine, preferring a more introspective, somatic style of practice.

Safah has been leading yoga trainings worldwide since 2011 and has extensive experience facilitating groups through deeply personal and transformative experiences. She enjoys sharing the tools of yoga as a way to engage more fully with the ceremonial experience and post-ceremony integration.

She is also a certified Pranic Healer and has been cultivating a greater sensitivity to the world of energetics for over 15 years. Safah has experience facilitating for various medicine centers in Peru, and has acquired a strong rerpetoire of emotional/mental processing tools that help to bridge western pathologies and understanding with the Shipibo paradigm of healing.

Honoring the Shipibo lineage, she continues to study and diet with her maestro Jorge Ochavano Vasquez (Soi) in his community of Nueva Betania.

 

Paulette

FACILITATOR, YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHER AND THETA HEALER


Paulette has been living in the Sacred Valley for over three years after following a deep spiritual calling to stay in Peru. Over 100 plant medicine ceremonies later, she enjoys helping people connect deeper with their emotions and mind through meditation and self-reflection.

She is a certified yoga teacher, a Reiki Master, a Practitioner of Arcturian Healing and Techniques, a teacher of A Course in Miracles, a ThetaHealing Practitioner and ThetaHealing Instructor. She offers one-on-one healing sessions which includes energy healing, belief-shifting, and mediumship, among other energetic healing modalities.

Having come from an upbringing and education in the United States, she is adept in bridging the knowledge and rational mindset of the Western world with the wisdom that plant medicines bring. She is a huge proponent of integration and cultivating mindfulness practices and is thrilled to be a part of your healing journey.

Dannia Palacin

YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHER

We’re blessed to have Dannia Palacin as a part of the Spirit Plant Journeys team. With over 700 hours of training, Dannia specializes in traditional Hatha yoga with Tantric bases, therapeutic Yoga with an emphasis in proper alignment and safe adjustments, meditation and Pranayama.

Over the past few years, Dannia has spent time training and travelling around Southeast Asia in order to deepen her practice, and become a channel to share her knowledge with devoted practitioners.

She has a holistic approach to yoga that combines all of her travels and experience. Her current fascination for mindfulness, meditation and pranayama began last year when she visited India and did her first Vipassana retreat and a Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh. She creates her classes with care and love, curates her music to create a nice atmosphere and puts emphasis on a progressive, gentle and safe practice. For her, yoga is about connecting with the source, it doesn’t matter if it is through dancing, laughing, crying or breathing.  As a master once told her, Yoga is about finding our true self, blissful, playful, joyful and fearless.

 

Sarah Hunter Grace

FOUNDER & INTEGRATION SPECIALIST


With more than 12 years of experience working with Ayahuasca, Sarah is the river beneath the river of Spirit Plant Journeys. She brings an incredible diversity of gifts as a pre and post-integration specialist to help guide her guests through a truly transformative experience.  

At the age of 18, Sarah left her home in Belgium to venture into the Amazon in search of Ayahuasca. After undergoing a deep healing process and inspired by the healing potential Ayahuasca holds, in 2013, Sarah founded Spirit Plant Journeys.

For the past 6 years, Sarah has tended to the fire of Spirit Plant Journeys, growing it into one of the leading and pioneering Ayahuasca Retreats in the Sacred Valley. 

Sarah believes part of her mission is to connect the world with this beautiful medicine in a safe and responsible way. Her intimate and sweet connection with the medicine drives the direction of Spirit Plant Journey’s unique integrative approach.

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