Celina is the founder and director of Circle of Sacred Nature 501(c)3 church.
Her work is dedicated to bridging indigenous wisdom to contemporary contexts while also fostering sustainable reciprocity. Her training as a ceremony facilitator draws upon 20 years of experience with Amazonian plant medicine and a foundation in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. As an apprentice of Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy from the Kamentsa indigenous community of the Putumayo of Colombia her ceremonial practice is grounded in a traditional lineage and amidst that she leads with a very feminine approach.
She is also a Stanford grad, a Fulbright scholar, has a Masters in Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union, and has received professional training in spiritual care through the art of chaplaincy. Her greatest inspiration and influence comes from being the mother of two daughters.
Minister and Board Member, Kopali Serna has been apprenticing in the yagé ceremonial tradition since 2009.
She is an apprentice of Taita Juan Bautista Agreda Chindoy. For the past 7 years, she has worked closely with Taita Juan to develop programs that focus on ceremonial healing for people in recovery from addiction and other chronic health problems. She is also a certified Classical Ashtanga Yoga instructor and Master of Arts in Ayurveda (cand.).
She has 20 years of leadership experience in thecommunity based nonprofit sector with a focus on serving communities of color in the Bay Area, and currently serves on the Board of the Circle of Sacred Nature.
Erika Salazar is a Colombian woman of indigenous ancestry and custodian of the Healing Altar of the Amazonian Kamentsa Nation.
She has over 17 years of experience working with Plant Medicines and Healing Arts under the tutelage of Traditional Medicine Man Taita Juan Bautista Agreda Chindoy.
The ancient traditional ceremony passed on to her is solely dedicated to the healing of body, mind and soul.
Erika is also a professional medical herbalist In the Vitalist Tradition with the NAIHM.
Mother of two children and Minister of Circle of Sacred Nature 501(c)3 church.
Circle of Sacred Nature, 501c.3 church, is a multi-faith religious organization dedicated to the practice and revitalization of experiential ways of supporting our community to uniquely connect with the divinity of nature. The roots of our ceremonial practices are based in the indigenous Kamentsa spiritual healing tradition of Sibundoy, Colombia.
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