Sexual/Spiritual Counselor and 13 Moon Initiation Facilitator
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ABSTRACT: This presentation will explore the sexual ideologies in North and South America and how to maximize the benefits of sexual healing and minimize the harm of sexual abuse in ayahuasca ceremonies.
BIOGRAPHY: Yalila Espinoza is a spiritual health practitioner who integrates art, music, dreaming, movement, ancestral rituals & sacred plant teachings into dynamic embodied explorations. She received a PhD in Consciousness and Transformation and Spiritual Counseling training at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her studies focused on indigenous shamanistic practices, sexual and reproductive health, and dreaming. For the last 10 years she has been engaged in academic studies, Amazonian shamanism using plant teachers, and many other trainings, such as the ISIS wheel approach with Gina Ogden, have nurtured her own spiritual-erotic awakening. All of these transformative experiences have inspired her forthcoming book titled: In The Belly of the Serpent: Sensual Wholeness with Plant Consciousness focused on how the purification and guidance of plant teachers are vital for sexual/spiritual health and liberation.