About Us

Om Asatoma Sadgamaya

Tamasoma Jyortirgamaya

Mrtyorma Amrtam Gamaya

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi

Lead me from the unreal to the real

Lead me from darkness to light

Lead me from time-bound consciousness to the timeless state of Being

Let there be peace, peace and peacefulness

Meet the Team

Sylvie Horvath – Certified Yoga Instructor

Sylvie Horvath Portrait

Sylvie has been a yoga instructor for over 30 years. She has studied extensively with masters in the fields of yoga, ayurveda, meditation, breath work and indigenous plant medicine. Some of her most influential teachers include Dr. Vasant Lad, Yogi Amrit Desai, Yogi Bhajan, Dr. Tom Goode, Rama Joyti Vernon, Marshall Govindan, Wim Hof, and Ramanand Patel. Her love of yoga and the healing arts continues to inspire her studies and adventurous spirit. In her classes, she draws on the wisdom of yoga, pranayama (breathing) and ayurveda to guide all levels of students toward the realization and manifestation of their highest good and highest potential.

Sylvie holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She studied ayurveda at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico under Dr. Vasant Lad. She is an Ayurvedic counselor and a certified instructor of the Amrit Yoga Method – a hatha yoga based, kundalini yoga inspired practice created by Sri Yogi Amrit Desai, the founder of Kripalu and Amrit Yoga.

The Amrit Yoga practice has a spiritual focus to reveal the inner dimension of Yoga. This hatha – kundalini based yoga practice strengthens and aligns the energies of the body/mind/heart/spirit and awakens kundalini – the potent evolutionary life force energy within.

Tristan Hissung – Ayahuasquero

Tristan‘s journey with Ayahuasca started 10 years ago and he is holding ceremonies for 4 years.

In his first 6 years, he sat in approximatively 100 ceremonies with different guides: Salvador and Chiara that studied in Peru, Taita Juanito from Colombia, elders of the Secoya tribe in Ecuador and with Marcelo a student of Taita Juanito.

5 years ago he has been taught how to prepare the brew with the plants that are growing in our land. He started to share the Medicine with friends and eventually people started to ask to participate. Then 4 years ago, he built a ceremonial place and started holding ceremonies. Since he started he has been holding around 200 ceremonies and gave Ayahuasca to more than 1000 peoples.

Salvador Villalobos – Arutam Panki

Salvador Villa Lobos - Shaman

Salvador is originally from Zapopan, Mexico. He started with the path of plants in 1994, has had the opportunity to meet several grandparents of various traditions, from whom he has learned different forms of the sacred plant ritual.

He has developed in the knowledge of the red path, he is a shipper of Pipa (Cannupa), he has made the vision search and he is a sun dancer. He currently lives in Ecuador, where he shares the temazcal medicine, the songs and rituals of the sacred plants, with local circles and with people traveling from all over the world.

Christian Ritter – Psychologist

Christian Ritter

Christian was born in Switzerland where he grew up on a farm. He spent his early years learning music at the Conservatoire de Lausanne. He studied at the Université de Lausanne where he got a BSc and MSs in Psychology and a BSc and MSc in Economics. He then pursued a 12 years long career at IBM Global Business Services where he was working as a Senior Managing Consultant.

Since his early age, Christian has been interested in human condition and ancestral spiritual traditions. He has been travelling around the world to learn meditation, spiritism and ayahuasca. It has led him to discover various countries and cultures in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.

 

What Lights Our Hearts

Our Values

Inclusive & Respectful | Kind | Authentic | Humble | Responsible

Inclusive & Respectful

Our spiritual practice isn’t dogmatic. We include elements that we learned from different methods, practices, arts, traditions, spiritual Movements and religions. We follow our heart and feelings and try to be open and respectful of others beliefs and practices.

Everyone is warmly welcome.

Kind

We believe that kindness is healing by itself. By being kind to others, we most of the time experience kindness in return.

Authentic

We strive to be authentic in our practice and in every day life.

Humble

Anything coming from something other than humility is a resistance to the divine.

To raise one’s vibration, humility is key.

Be humble. Be divine.

Responsible

We strive to offer services and programs that are good for you, ourselves, our Earth, and all beings.

We actively care for you to assist you on your journey of awakening to your inner source, inner healer, and highest Self.

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