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Teachers from Mayan cosmovision to Tibetan Buddhism will share their wisdom and connection with death

Through conversations with thinkers, researchers, and visionaries, we will explore death as a natural part of existence and reflect on how the current state of the world, war, and climate change confronts us with the reality of impermanence.

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Abuela Ana Luisa

Grandmother Ana Luisa Solis Gil is a woman who walks her mystical path through ancestral teachings between Mexico and Tibet.

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She is a medicine woman and ceremony leader dancer. She has dedicated her life to the service of all.

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Amaru Pinto

Amaro studied music and composition at the Qantu School and later at a Peruvian University. He has composed songs and played piano, violin, guitar, bass, and Andean Sikus (Traditional Complementary Panflutes).

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Amaro is also a singer. He believes music and arts enlighten our souls.

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Arun

Arun, from Mysore in India, is a yoga practitioner with the foundations of ashtanga vinyasa yoga who aspires to help his students find their practice.

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His classes are there to share the essence of yoga through pranayama and asanas. Beyond yoga, his curiosity lies in body movements and particularly capoeira.

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Astrid Brink

Astrid is a contemporary leader, teacher, experience-based educational curator, individual and organizational mentor, inspirational speaker, and systemic therapist.

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She is a bridge woman, combining traditional and non-traditional realms and perspectives for creating thriving human relationships, organizations, and individual evolution. Astrid is also a singer and songwriter. She offers ceremonial concerts through her heart songs of the earth. Her musical project is called Abumai.

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Benny Oyama

Benny Oyama is a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from New York City who travels the world, spreading connection and Dharma through music.

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His mission is to aid in humanity’s process of becoming fully expressed and intimately interrelated beings through music and storytelling.

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Charles Michel

Charles Michel is a Colombian-French food educator, activist, and writer who aims to inspire urgent global challenges.

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He started his journey at Oxford University’s department of experimental psychology and published over a dozen articles in scientific journals on cross-modal perception and multisensory aesthetics. Recently he has worked on cutting-edge projects in community building, food innovation, regenerative hospitality, and experiential art.

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Diego Winburn

Diego is an elite member of the Academy of Magical Arts. He graduated from the Chavez Studio of Magic in Hollywood, California. He was certified in hypnosis by Anthony Jacquin, one of the most recognized hypnotists in the world.

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In 2019, Diego's first digital series was launched, "Diego Street Magic," created by Telemundo/NBCUniversal.

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Emanazul (Renato Y Nanala)

Emanazul is prayer, medicine, and love turned into music. Formed by Renado Dias and Ana Clara Cenamo, this Brazilian medicine music band reminds us through their music that all is possible when our intentions are pure and our hearts open.

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Rooted in years of profound work with shamanism and Dharma, Emanazul joins us at RestAura to share their powerful medicine and message.

Teacher

Frida Deni Solis

Frida belongs to the world of dance and plastic arts. She was a professional dancer who graduated in Visual Arts from UNAM-ENAP. 29 years ago, she began the practice of Hata yoga and meditation.

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She currently certifies yoga teachers, specializes in psycho-corporal therapy from Core Energetics New York, and is a student of the Mayan-Toltec path.

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Ira

Ira began her career as a physical trainer and health therapist specializing in dance theater. She continued her learning through yoga and acroyoga.

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She got a certification in acupuncture and craniofacial massage at the Spanish School of Traditional Chinese Medicine Nejing, and Sound therapy at the Spanish Institute of Sound Therapy. Since she arrived in Mexico, she has connected with indigenous teachings, traditions, cosmovisions, and ancestral philosophies. She is a Keeper of the Sacred Fire and Cocoa Ceremony. She has participated in different spiritual and cultural projects and events, holistic festivals, and expansion of consciousness.

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Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

Khenpo studied the philosophy of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism under numerous khenpos, from whom he received the vast teachings of the Drikung Kagyu lineage.

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He is currently the Spiritual Director of various Dharma Centers in the US, Mexico, and Brazil. He will join us at RestAura to share his daily meditation and deity practice and share the teachings and wisdom of the Buddha Dharma.

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Kiauitl

Kiauitl Ketzalli is a traditional Mexican dancer, landscape architect, permaculture fan, photographer, and creator of the Kaálan Néek project (guardians of seeds) and Fundación Semilla Ancestral (Ancestral Seeds Foundation).

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Kike Pinto

Kike was born in Lima and studied at the National Conservatory of Music; however, he studied Peru´s popular music.

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From the indigenous cultures of Peru, he learned songs for the cult of Water (Walina), Cosmovision, and Ceremonial Songs (Ikaros). He has the most extensive instrument collection in Peru. He founded the Taki Institute of Culture and Andean-Amazonian Musical Instrument Museum in Cusco.

Teacher

Lourdes Monroy

Lourdes believes that awakening a love of nature in children, based on the ancestral wisdom of the indigenous cultures, is possible to protect life and share a more harmonious world.

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She studied psychology and education and is a co-founder and primary school teacher of the Wiñaypaq School of Intercultural Education, the Taki Institute, and the Andean-Amazonian Musical Instrument Museum. She is also the founder of the Willka Nina (Sacred Fire) School in Lima, where she teaches.

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Manuela Mejía

Manuela Mejia is a Colombian musician, singer, and composer that creates healing music for the soul. Her music is a mix of mantras, sacred chants from different cultures, and heartwarming melodies that connect people with their roots, open their memory and inspire the longing to embrace the love that we are.

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She now travels with her project “Un Viaje En Kalma” an immersive music experience that brings the sounds of ancient America and wise India in a profound journey to the heart.

Teacher

Melanie Shank

Melanie has been a yoga practitioner since 2000. She took her first Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2004, and since then, she has continued her studies in lineages and paths of wisdom.

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She shares classes, workshops, and retreats in an authentic way. Melanie has been studying with yogini Uma Parvathi Nanda Nath, who teaches her the Kaula Hatha Yoga.

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Moncaya-Virginia Navarro

Moncaya is a multi-instrumentalist, artist, and composer. Originally from Spain and now living in Mexico, her sound is as ancient as it is new.

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She merges Andean, prehispanic, and traditional African and Asian instruments with synths, keys, and beats to create fresh sounds that awaken the soul.

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Natalia Rebollo

Natalia is a Mexican lawyer specializing in International Human Rights Law, holding degrees from American University Washington College of Law and L'Institut d'études politiques.

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She focuses on defending indigenous peoples' rights and currently leads the Ayahuasca Defense Fund, which defends the use of ancestral plants. She also leads the legal defense of people arrested in Mexico for importing ayahuasca and proposing a regulatory model for psilocybin mushrooms.

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Nico Ibargüen

Nico is an environmentalist, producer, and winner of two Emmy awards. He was an environmental reporter for Fusion and Univision. Nico organizes expeditions with world leaders to raise awareness of our relationship with the planet.

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He produced the award-winning documentary "Amazon Gold" and was an executive producer of "When Lambs Become Lions", which was selected by the Tribeca Film Festival. He directed Planet Initiative of the Americas Business Council Foundation and is a board member of Humane Society International. He is currently developing KAPOK, a regenerative tourism project in Bacalar. In association with Exile Content and La No Ficcion, Nico is the creator, producer, and host of the podcast Elemental.

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Nuria

Nuria Ananda is a Tulum-based sound healer, yoga, and meditation teacher with 20 years of spiritual experience. She has collected high-frequency instruments and loves sharing their healing power through sound journeys, mantra chanting, and medicine music.

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Nuria blends instruments like crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, drums, and more to create curated sound healing sessions. She speaks English, Spanish, French, and basic Russian, and her motto is "expanding the light in the world starting from within”.

Teacher

Rafael Chaman

Rafael is an adventurous and passionate artist who explores existence in inner and outer realms. He loves nature, is a guardian of the sacred, and is a practitioner of universal wisdom.

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As a well-traveled teacher, he founded The Dao of yoga and created Naga Tulum. His heart-oriented classes are spiritually inspiring and grounded in deep inner and outer alignment knowledge.

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Ram

Ram was born in Argentina with native and European roots. He is a multidisciplinary artist, athlete, musician, chef, and co-creator of different projects.

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He plays bass, guitar, charango, flutes, and percussion, and performs everything from musical medicine, fusion, kirtan, mantra, reggae, rock, ska, and samba reggae, to meditative music and sound journeys. He shares practices such as Hatha yoga, Acroyoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Kundalini Yoga. During the last fifteen years, he has been exploring the world of meditation, music therapy, and sound therapy, learning from different masters. Ram trained at the Spanish Institute of Sound Therapy as a Sound Therapist.

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