My name is Gabriel Ortiz, and I am a spiritual healer and Ayurvedic health consultant.After studying the art of curanderismo for many years and walking a path centered around self-healing, I am being called from deep in my heart to share the methods of healing that have brought the most profound and life changing shifts for me.
My deepest studies have been with my spiritual teacher Taita Juan Chindoy Chindoy who is a descendent of a long line of indigenous healers within the Ingano culture of the upper Amazon in Colombia as well as my studies of Ayurveda at California College of Ayurveda.
I have found Ayurveda and this type of shamanism, more accurately called curanderismo, go so well together because they are both based on the same principles that require studying the essence of ourselves and the nature of life. Both ultimately acknowledging that all diseases come from a spiritual source. I have found Amazonian shamanism to be the most direct method to heal from the origin of trauma or disease; going all the way back to the beginning.
Ayurveda is based on the same principles of healing but I have found the modern version of it to complement the art of curanderismo by really addressing the other 50% of how we live our daily lives and what we can do to promote lasting health through diet, lifestyle and environment. Ayurveda is excellent at addressing the needs of an individual and how each unique body, mind and spirit works. Each one of us is unique, and there is not a one size fits all solution for healing.