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Lewis brings 25+ years of experience creating innovative experiences and products for education, health, and wellness. He is the founder of the Growing Heart Farm retreat centers in Brazil and New York, and supports plant medicine traditions across the Americas. Linkedin
Jorge Luis Delgado was born in the Andes mountains of Peru. He is a descendant of the Quechua and Aymara native cultures. A lover of ancient wisdom, Jorge Luis became a “chakaruna”- bridge person – at the age of eleven, and began to assist and show pilgrims and travelers how to find their way.
Jorge Luis’ love and passion for Ancient wisdom has motivated him to share his Solar heritage in different parts of the world. He has brought teachings to the United States, with programs at New York City’s Omega Holistic Institute and the New York Open Center. He has also participated in programs on the History Channel.
Jorge Luis is the author of the books: Andean Awakening: an Inka guide to Mystical Peru; The Inka Wisdom: Return to Joy and Machu Picchu: The city of the children of the Sun. He is an organizer of great world events and an activator of portals for the expansion of consciousness. He unveils the Doorway of Willka Uta, better known as the inter-dimensional doorway of Lord Aramu Maru, to the world.
Jorge Luis works to sow and spread the essence of Light in love, service and wisdom throughout the world.
Hanifa Nayo Washington, she/her/hers, is a social entrepreneur, sacred artivist, cultural producer, and healing justice practitioner with 20 years in nonprofit leadership. Hanifa, a facilitator, reiki master practitioner, musician, and creative, works at the intersection of mindfulness, place making, and social justice to cultivate organizations, gatherings, spaces, and experiences rooted in the values of beloved community.
Hanifa is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Fireside Project a nonprofit that is creating systemic change in the field of psychedelics in three key domains: safety, diversity, and equitable access. Through their Psychedelic Peer Support Line, Fireside Project has created a nationwide safety net that has substantially decreased 911 calls and hospitalizations while democratizing access to high-quality care. The line has supported over 1200 callers since launching in April of 2021.
Hanifa is also the Co-founder and Organizing Principal of One Village Healing, an online BIPOC centered healing, resilience, and psychedelic wellness space and is in her 4th year as a lead facilitator of the New Haven Community Leadership Program whose mission is to equip, support and inspire the practice of values-based collaborative leadership.
In 2017 Hanifa released her 3rd album Mantras for the Revolution. Hanifa offers this soulful, connective, kirtan-style, collective practice as medicine in this time of revolution that is both- within us and around us.
Harry brings his leadership and lived experience, with a background in teaching arts and advocacy to systems-impacted youth, to his continuing work as a nationwide activist and educator. He founded New Earth in 2004 and has been helping to reform the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles County ever since. He earned his Ph.D. in Community, Liberation, & Eco-Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, the result of decades of devotion to the four components of creating and supporting a healthy society – environment, wellness, education, and expression. Harry’s approach to life and his work is one that acknowledges the trauma he has personally experienced, combined with a tireless curiosity that drives his self-healing practice. His life’s mission is to share what he’s discovered to be true along the way in the hope that it will resonate and support the healing of others. His conversation on the impact of inequality is simultaneously an exploration of ways to support those most affected by it. Harry’s global travel has taken him to more than 30 countries, where he’s spoken and supported communities through service in India, Central America, the UK, and Africa. In 2017, he was honored as a CNN Hero, and in 2018 he was selected as one of 20 inaugural Obama Foundation Fellows from over 20,000 applicants in 191 countries.
Jenipher Jones Bonino is the founder of LEVITATE, an active interfaith resource and apparatus to support the lifestyle and wellbeing of all people, particularly those from historically excluded communities. The primary focus of her work involves law at the intersection of wellness, social justice, and art, with an emphasis on the wellness of women, people of color, and LGBTQI+ folks of color. Jenipher manages Denver University Sturm College of Law’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Social Justice Initiatives. She began her career in civil and human rights as a Fellow at the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Harvard University at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, at a civil rights law firm, Jenipher litigated complex civil litigation cases involving prisoners’ rights, law enforcement misconduct, and employment discrimination. Both a civil rights and integrative law lawyer, she is a graduate of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Living School and is trained in both contemplative and interfaith practices.
With over 20 years of experience training and working alongside Midwives as a Doula and Shamanic teachers, Venus has learned the art of holding space, facilitating healing, ritual and ceremony; all informed by her clinical background. She supports a personal healing experience with dedication to your safety, comfort, privacy and expansion. She provides the opportunity for integration to process your experiences. Venus was lovingly taken under her Taino Indigenous elders who taught her ceremony, prayer and their history. She continues to study Amazonian Curanderismo (healing traditions).
Reconnecting with our ancestors and embracing the richness of our ritual practices is what drives Darut to build community and be in service. First, he is a husband, father of 3 young adults and grandfather. Then, he is an emcee, poet, songwriter, beat-maker, men’s work leader, ceremonial facilitator and helper, and a propagator of love.
Jani Moon has been facilitating ceremonies and rituals of all kinds with a specialization in women’s work for over 15 yrs. The owner of Moon Media Coaching, she is a communication and connection coach and a kinesiology practitioner of the Reunion Method. She has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Development, is trained as an Alchemical Creation Priestess, and is a certified Ipsalu Kundalini Tantra teacher. She is a student of multiple ancient wisdom traditions and serves by holding space for individuals to do their own deep healing in community, trusting that we are all evolving together.
Roman Michael Hendrickson, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Ruby Valley Medical Center and also serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the Fort Peck Tribes Health Promotion and Disease prevention program, located on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. His work focuses on the natural aging that goes on within the body and how to manage multiple medical problems holistically and ensure social support for best possible outcomes. Beyond the clinic Dr. Hendrickson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and has authored over 45 articles appearing in a variety of professional medical journals over the last 40 years. He has spent his career in active community service to a broad range of populations including the Indian Health Service, VA nursing homes, and various special community interests and groups.
Robin Carhart-Harris is the University of California, San Francisco Ralph Metzner Distinguished Professor in Neurology and Psychiatry. At UCSF, Robin serves as Director of the new Psychedelics Division within the translational neuroscience Centre, Neuroscape. In 2021, he was listed in TIME magazine’s ‘100 Next’, a list of 100 rising stars shaping the future. Dr. Carhart-Harris founded the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London in April 2019, the first of its kind. He joined Imperial College London in 2008 after obtaining a PhD in Psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol, focused on the serotonin system, and an MA in Psychoanalysis from Brunel University, 2005. Robin has designed human brain imaging studies with LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and DMT, a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression, a double-blind randomized controlled trial comparing psilocybin with the SSRI, escitalopram, for depression, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and a multimodal imaging study in first time users of psilocybin. Robin has published over 100 scientific papers.
Radha is a leading Ketamine-Assisted Therapist for groups and individuals. For the past 20 years she has merged somatics, psychospiritual teachings and psychedelics for healing trauma and fostering personal growth. marisaradha.com
East Forest is an internationally known teacher and composer with millions of listeners. His works and collaborations include Ram Dass, Google, Johns Hopkins, TED, and the Yale Psychedelic Science Group, among others. eastforest.org