TOMAS BOSTROM – Founder and Program Author
Tomas was a full mesa carrier in the lineage of the Q'ero Earthkeepers of the Andes and a graduate of the Four Winds Society's Light Body School. He served as a Four Winds Light Body staff teacher prior to becoming accredited to teach the Inka Medicine Wheel. He was also certified by the Institute of Energy Medicine to teach Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey.
His path as a teacher and energy medicine practitioner was revealed when he journeyed to Peru and traveled through the Sacred Valley with the Q’ero shamans. After teaching the Inka Medicine Wheel for two years and studying with the Andean Paqos from Peru, Tomas put his own body of wisdom on paper, writing the Sacred Earth Medicine Path curriculum, a powerful program which sources directly from the sacred Andean teachings, flavored with some modern wisdom.
In December of 2015, Tomas embarked on the greatest healing journey of his life after being diagnosed with a serious illness. For eight months, his beloved by his side, he walked a path of learning and evolving with an open heart and in beauty. Sadly, his complete healing manifested when he left his earthly body on August 18, 2016, with the full moon eclipse in Aquarius illuminating his transition.
Tomas is now guiding Orit and Shaman's Journey from the other side of the veil, from a place of pure consciousness and oneness. His legacy of creating and founding Shaman's Journey will ensure his eternal presence in our lives, and in the lives of those who are called to participate in the Medicine Path training.
Orit Heartlight– Lead Teacher
Orit's journey into energy healing began when she realized that contrary to her previous training as a physical therapist, true healing occurs at the level of the energy field which permeates the physical body.
She embarked on the path of energy medicine in 1997 with the Integrative Manual Therapy Association. In 2004 she began studies in CranioSacral Therapy with The Upledger Institute. She is a Certified CranioSacral therapist, a Certified Teaching Assistant with the Upledger Institute, and a Reiki Master practitioner.
Orit's life shifted profoundly when she was introduced to the Munay-Ki, the nine initiation rites of the Inka lineage. That lead to studying shamanic healing with the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society, to receiving direct initiation transmissions from the Andean Q'ero Paqos of Peru, and to assisting Tomas Bostrom with the management and teachings of Shaman's Journey's workshops.
Orit is a full Andean Mesa carrier in the lineage of the Q'ero shamans of Peru, and a graduate of The Four Winds Society's Light Body School. She is also a Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, and continues to study with renowned Peruvian Shamans.
She is dedicated to creating space for others to connect to their healed state by stepping onto the Shamanic path. Orit continues the legacy of her beloved Tomas by teaching and facilitating the programs offered by Shaman's journey, and
developing new programs. In addition, she offers integrative healing sessions utilizing Shamanic Medicine techniques such as Illumination, Extraction, Soul Retrieval, Cord Cutting, Chakra and Luminous Energy Field Cleansing, Despacho Ceremonies, advanced CranioSacral therapy and Reiki. She also hosts regular Munay-Ki gatherings in Agoura Hills, California, and trains Rite Bringers in the art of gifting these initiations.
J.T. McKinney – Senior Teaching Assistant, California
J.T. is an inspired, self-referencing visionary who is centered in being of service to all beings while encouraging collective healing, transformation, and well-being.
His journey into energy medicine began when he witnessed healing taking place on an energetic level on multiple occasions during his physical therapy practice in an elderly setting, unbeknownst to shamanic healing.
His curiosity into indigenous healing ascended when he was given an opportunity to study shamanic consciousness as experienced on the Sacred Earth Medicine Path, in which he received academic credit for his anthropology degree.
In 2015, he received the nine initiation rites of Munay-Ki, and in the same year, he stepped onto the Shamanic path with the Sacred Earth Medicine Path.
J.T. is a full mesa carrier in the Neo-Andean tradition sourced from the Q'ero community of Peru.
In 2016, he started his service as an assistant to the Sacred Earth Medicine Path. This opportunity has been deepening his connection with the ancestral lineage of the luminous ones and he continues ever inward, upward, and onward with the co-creation of his biggest dreams, his highest destiny.
J.T. continues to be an advocate for supporting all people in experiencing our soul’s connection to the Web of Life, while simultaneously embodying a catalyst for positive growth and development. His ultimate aim is to help all sentient beings move one step closer towards Unity Consciousness for the well-being of Mother Earth, the advancement and preservation of humanity, and the highest good of the Universe.