Vilcabamba San Pedro Ceremonies Santiago Ayala| San Pedro Shaman
Santiago comes from a long tradition of sacred indigenous teachings tracing back to the Cofan, Huaorani, Secoya and Kichwa tribes who he has lived among. Born in 1966, a native to Ecuador, Santiago found himself on the shamanic path at the age twenty-six after overcoming a serious illness working with sacred plants and the healing traditions of the Andes that extend down from Ecuador to Peru. He has since devoted his life to the path of indigenous teachings and healing with the sacred medicine of San Pedro.
He carries the blessings of his elders, tribal chiefs, his family and all the many medicine people whom he was initiated under. Santiago is well known throughout Ecuador and the Americas as a highly respected Shaman and a gifted healer, when you work with Santiago you will quickly learn why. Santiago is humble, deeply compassionate, wise beyond his years and carries a deep and powerful intention to heal with the spirit of San Pedro.
For the past 3 years Santiago has worked at a well-known medicine healing retreat in Ecuador where he has lead countless San Pedro medicine ceremonies with groups as large as thirty people. Santiago has also, for the last year and a half, lead many San Pedro ceremonies at Matt Monarch's Raw Retreats in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. It is very rare to have an opportunity to work with Santiago in his home setting with much smaller groups, usually 6 to 8 people. His Moloka where he holds ceremonies sits high a top the sacred mountains of Vilcabamba with breathtaking vistas. To climb the path up the mountain and find yourself in this sacred setting is truly an experience you won't soon forget.
Santiago has lived in Vilcabamba, Ecuador for over fourteen years along with his wife, two daughters and son. Well known and loved in the community, he works tirelessly to offer healing to all those who seek his help. He is also the guardian and keeper of one of the last San Pedro forests here in southern Ecuador. His medicine songs, prayers and blessings carry the intentions of the spirit in his heart and are a special gift to all those who have a chance to work with him. Santiago speaks Spanish as well as English and creates a healing space in his ceremonies where everyone feels comfortable and safe.
Santiago works with the sacred tools of his ancestors that have been passed down for generations, the power and presence of his lineage speaks in all the work he does. Santiago works with many animal spirit energies, including Jaguar, Mountain Lion, Fox, Coyote and Hummingbird. To work with Santiago is to learn the ancient traditions these sacred ceremonies represent and to re-connect with the subtle energies of spirit, so you can heal on all levels and start to transform your life.
If you are in Vilcabamba, Ecuador or passing through and looking to be part of or arrange a ceremony with a small group please be in touch. Contact Form >>