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Jhaimy Alvarez Acosta

Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta is a Traditional Curandero (Healer) from Cusco, Peru who has been trained and initiated in the Wisdom Teachings of the Andes and specifically in the lineage of Apu Wachumita and the Mesa Teachings from both the Northern and South-Eastern regions of Peru. Jhaimy began his initiation onto this path at a young age as an apprentice to his Traditional Elders and through this inter-generational training he has now walked the committed path of a Wisdomkeeper for over 30 years.

As a keeper of Ancient Wisdom Jhaimy has been invited to share his knowledge and lead ceremonies at conferences, workshops and specialized tours throughout South America, North America and Europe. He has been an invited guest speaker at several universities including the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University and McGill University and is a regular guest speaker on podcasts and summits focused on the sharing of Indigenous perspectives and world-views.

In addition to his traditional lineage and training he has also completed a Masters degree in Tourism from La Universidad Andina del Cusco and holds a license in tourism. He has guided hundreds of spiritual pilgrimages and specialty tours throughout the Andes over the past 25 years providing unique opportunities to experience and connect with the temples and sacred sites in a personal way.

As Co-Founder of the organization Children of the Seven Rays and host of the Heart of the Condor podcast he is best known for his heart-centered and humble approach to healing and spirituality. Through ceremony, ritual and healing practices he continues to support thousands of people around the world in moving past their limitations in order to liberate and connect with their heart and their purpose. Rooted in the legacy of his Ancestors, Jhaimy holds a sacred space for us all to feel centered in the deep knowing of ourselves; grounded in Mother Earth and connected to the Cosmos


Events with Jhaimy Alvarez Acosta

Andean Wisdom Teachings: Walking the Path of the Heart
September 1 - 6, 2024

Immerse yourself in the Indigenous teachings of the Andes during this transformative, expansive and grounding retreat experience with Traditional Andean Wisdomkeeper and Curandero (Healer) Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta from Cusco, Peru. The focus of our time together will be to cultivate and deepen our personal relationship to ourselves and the world around…