The Paititi Family

Core Team

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Roman Hanis

Roman Hanis has been working closely with the indigenous Peruvian cultures in the Amazonian rainforest and Andean mountains since 2001. During this time he has devoted this life to learning the ancient healing ways of these cultures while seeking possibilities for creating ecological sources of sustenance for local populations and working to preserve the rainforest […]

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Cynthia Robinson

Since childhood, Cynthia Robinson has had a deep love for nature and natural healing. She always knew she would devote her life in service to the healing of people and the planet. Cynthia got her BA at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design with a focus in Design, Communication and Creative Problem […]

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Janel Possiel

Volunteer Coordinator Janel currently resides in Denver, CO where she shares her magic and love of children as a Special Education teacher at an elementary school.  Janel is inspired by adventures and exploring self and nature. She has traveled extensively through South America, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, and taught environmental […]

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Stella Maillot

Stella is a relaxed and outgoing girl from Montreal in Canada. As a child she traveled extensively with her family, living the gypsy life, and learning to appreciate the beauty of Nature from her artist father. Stella is a dancer, actor, dreamer, and creator of all sorts, but what she loves most in the world […]

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Anthony Bossler

Anthony Bossler grew up in the Midwest and has always had an affinity for nature. Anthony received a BS degree in Acting/Directing for Theatre and Film. It was during his studies that he began to discover more about the unseen spiritual world and our relationship to it as human beings. After graduating, he entered the […]

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Elton Lee Abela

Born on the historical island of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean. At the age of eight he started studying Music and was playing the Baritone and Violin. Although he studied classical music he appreciates all sorts of music and you can find him mostly on a psychedelic trance dance floor in the flow. […]

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Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones is a permaculture designer & teacher and sustainability/wellness consultant as well as part of the core strategic planning and design team at the PAITITI Institute. He has been on a lifelong journey to integrate his path of right livelihood with his interests and passion for cultural exploration, nature and sustainability, wellness, and a dash […]

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Sharon Joy Stein

Sharon Joy is a professional event organizer and visionary consultant. Her unique combination of skills and experience in project management, accounting and conscious-community development makes her an integral part of the Paititi Institute. Sharon’s inner purpose is creating and coordinating conscious workshops and retreats that facilitate the progress of the current global mind shift. A […]

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Milana Dravnel

Milana Dravnel was born and raised in the Ural Mountains in Russia. In 1998, Milana moved to New York where her practice of yoga began. After years of practice she earned her first yoga teacher certification in 2009, and in the same year she opened a yoga center and vegan cafe called Shakti Yoga Center. […]

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Guest Instructors

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Gregory Landua

Deep reverence and connection with nature has lead Gregory down a winding path to find himself teaching Permaculture and Ecovillage Design courses, as well as offering design and consulting services for clients from the tip of South America to Alaska. Gregory has studied marine and terrestrial ecology and evolutionary biology in the Galapagos Islands, translated […]

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Shenaqua Sookhoo-Jones

Permaculture & Nutrition Instructor Shenaqua Sookhoo-Jones was born in the United Kingdom and grew up under the influence of diverse family traditions, encompassing Burmese, Chinese, Indian, Cajun, French, and Inuit roots. Educated as a gardener and healer by her paternal grandparents who embraced Buddhist, Hindu and Shamanic practices in their healing and farming, she has […]

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Susannah Neal

Susannah’s journey in the healing arts started when she was a graduate student in Medical Anthropology and travelled to Peru in 1985. She spent three months travelling in the highlands of Peru and gathering information about “magical illnesses”, such as “susto, and how they are treated by Andean healers. When she returned from her trip […]

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Joanne Neville

Joanne Neville is an Associate Professor and the Clinic Director at the Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder Campus. Joanne teaches techniques of acupuncture and moxibustion, supervises student interns,  and oversees all operations of the busy college clinic.  She is known for her compassion for students and patients and also for her meticulous and precise attention to […]

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Healers & Doctors

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Seven Crow

Seven Crow grew up learning about healing and plants from her mother, which encouraged her to pursue a path in Chinese medicine and midwifery at an early age. She first learned the NADA detox acupuncture protocol at 18 which allowed her to support various activist communities, including First Nation and Earth First campaigns. Her continued […]

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Dona Matilde

Dona Matilde is an curandera and liniage holder from the Shipibo tradition. Matilde shares decades of experience and wisdom yet still contains the heart of a beginner with and open heart and the wish to continuously deepen her personal healing path. Bio coming soon 🙂

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Don Luis

Don Luis, also known as Lucho is a curandero and lineage holder from the Whitoto tribe in the Lower Amazon Basin outside of Iquitos, Peru. Bio coming soon 🙂

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Don Jabin

Bio coming soon.

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