The Four Winds Leadership


 FacultyAlberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist, has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Dr. Villoldo directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine. Founder of The Four Winds Society, Alberto instructs individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine. Dr. Villoldo has written numerous best-selling books, including Shaman, Healer, Sage; The Four Insights, Courageous Dreaming and Power Up Your Brain. (Read more about Dr. Villoldo)

Four Winds Senior Faculty Instructors Students of the Four Winds first, and then energy medicine teachers, these Four Winds Senior Faculty Instructors are daily examples of our 50,000-year-old teachings in practice in today’s hustle-and-bustle world.


Lynn Berryhill 135 px Faculty

Lynn Berryhill is an acclaimed artist whose paintings are featured in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Lynn has taught creativity classes, is an active energy medicine practitioner, and loves to teach. Her creative spirit lets her easily take students into the realms of the soul to learn to work with destiny. BARRA DELGADA Faculty

Peter Bonnaker 135 px FacultyPeter Bonaker received his Ph.D. in the field of education from the University of Denver in Colorado where he is currently an adjunct professor. In 2009 Peter founded the Institute for Spiritual Advancement in Denver where he he is an energy medicine practitioner with clients from around the world and is the Institute’s Program Director. ———— —————————- ———– ——– —————— —————- —- —————– BARRA DELGADA Faculty

Jim Dewell FacultyJim Dewell A native of Southern California, Jim Dewell is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology, and The George Washington University, School of Medicine. He was board certified in Family Medicine, which he both taught and practiced. In 1992, he left the practice of western medicine. A graduate of the Four Winds Society, he maintains a shamanic healing practice in Southern California. BARRA DELGADA Faculty

Julie Hannon 135 px FacultyJulie Hannon lives her dream of bringing true health and the power to heal ourselves as an energy medicine practitioner. She teaches and inspires her clients and students to connect with their own essential truth and their unique connection to the divine. It is her honor to support the world’s changing consciousness through shamanic work and ceremonies, bringing peace to individuals and to our planet.


Pat Heavren 135 px FacultyPat Heavren has worked for more than twenty years as an organizational consultant, mediator, teacher and workshop facilitator. It is her life’s passion to support individuals, partners, and groups into weaving their everyday stories into the greatest stories ever told. BARRA DELGADA Faculty

Marcela Lobos 135 px FacultyMarcela Lobos – Marcela is a medicine woman initiated in the healing and spiritual traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She was born and raised in Chile where she leads expeditions, working with women shamans that belong to a matriarchal society that still holds the wisdom and passion of Mother Earth. Marcela is passionate about taking women through “rites of passage” that allow them to find their power, grace, and wisdom. BARRA DELGADA Faculty

Amina Enste Meineker 135 px FacultyAmina Enste-Meineker is a business economist with more than 20 years experience in finance, strategy and business development. She loves the clarity, elegance and efficiency of the energy medicine taught by Dr. Villoldo.  Amina’s father is from India and her mother German thus a natural bridge between worlds. She gives private sessions, teaches and coaches organizations. Her passion is to unfold each person’s underlying potential and to empower the people and organization with whom she works.


Chris Prietto 135 px Faculty

Chris Prietto, RN has been a registered nurse for 37 years and has vast experience in Pediatric Oncology, Emergency Room and Surgical nursing, Myofascial l Release and Cranio-Sacral body work. Chris is one of the lead teachers in the Dying Consciously Program, a program providing a long overdue opportunity to help people from all walksof life assist their patients, friends and family members make their greatest journey one of peace and dignity.


Dean FacultyDean Taraborelli has traveled to sacred sites in over 30 countries to study and experience the wisdom of ancient cultures. His interaction with people from many nations has given him insight into world religions, beliefs, mythology, rites of passage, ritual and spiritual healing. Dean is the founder of the Sanctuary – A Life Transformation Center in Sedona, AZ.. where he is actively and daily engaged as an energy medicine practitioner.


Michael Hemme FacultyMichael Hemme, has been walking the path of the Luminous Warrior for many years. Born in Germany with Spanish roots he has a strong soul-connection to the wisdom keepers of the Americas. His passion is to guide people into the unknown and explore new territories. Michael worked as an editor at a newspaper for over 20 years. Today he is teaching Four Wind´s classes and has a healing practice in Germany with clients all over the world.