About the Shamans
Fredy "Puma" Quispe Singona
Fredy who is known in the Andes as Puma is described as magical, compassionate and wise beyond his years with a deep reverence for Pachamama (Earth Mother) and an ancient understanding of the Cosmos. He is an Andean Medicine Man, Healer and Wisdom Keeper, who has trained as a medicine man since the age of 6 years old.
Puma continues his grandfathers legacy of shamanic tradition, traveling the world teaching native Quechua traditions and culture. By age fifteen, he was traveling to the world teaching native Peruvian Quechua traditions and culture. At age 27, he now sits on his communites council of Elders which runs Cusi Huayna,a cultural organization that teaches tradition to Quechua youth. He is also the founder of WILLCA, a cultural and healing center for youth in Chinchero.
A recognized leader within the community Council of Elders, Puma is internationally known for his powerful healing and teachings. He is a prominent citizen within his local community and a member of the Elders Council in Chinchero, Peru as well as the Co-founder of Cusi Huayna, a youth group focused on re-strengthening the community through the remembrance of traditional dance, story and weaving. He is accredited to sharing the secrets of the Andes as a guide on the Inca Trail while continuing to study with Quechua elders throughout the Sacred Valley.Today Puma plays an active role in world affairs by sitting on several international and indigenous councils including the World Wisdom Council, whose honorary chair is Mikhail Gorbachyev.
He was also featured in 4Real, with Cameron Diaz and Sol Guy, which began as a documentary television series that features young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting real change on some of the most pressing issues of our time, and has now expanded to include an online global community. Pumas interviews have also been published in Masters of the Living Energy written by Joan Parisi Wilcox. Through this work, he is ensuring the contribution of indigenous wisdom toward strengthening the vision of global harmony and healing.
Maria Teresa Valenzuela
Maria Teresa Valenzuela is an indigenous spiritual teacher and healer from an enduring lineage of shamanic healers and curanderos in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua, Mexico. Maria is also the Executive Assistant to Juliana Casimiro, one of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners of the planet who have come together to form the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers representing a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come.