The Four Winds Leadership

Dr. Alberto VilloldoAlberto 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 - Senior Faculty, The Four WindsLynn 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.

Peter Bonaker - Senior Faculty, The Four WindsPeter 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.

Jim Dewell135x135Jim 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.

Julie Hannon - Senior Faculty, The Four WindsJulie 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  - Senior Faculty, The Four WindsPat 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.

Victoria Johnson - Chair of Faculty, The Four WindsVictoria Johnson assists individuals, families, and companies, to remember and reclaim their original grace, and to realign themselves with their destinies. Victoria is passionately engaged in the path of love and service and in sharing the shamanic way. Victoria is the lead teacher for the Four Winds’ Munay-Ki Program students learn to take the nine energetic rites of transformation out into the world.

Marcela Lobos - Senior Faculty, The Four WindsMarcela 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.

Amina Enste-Meineker  - Senior Faculty, The Four WindsAmina Meineker began her journey as an economist in Frankfurt’s finance and real estate industry. The clarity, elegance and effectiveness of the energy medicine taught by Dr. Villoldo fascinated her immediately and she brings this into all aspects of her daily life. Amina has been practicing energy medicine since 2007.

Lara'Marie ObermaierLara’Marie Obermaier was active in business management for many years. Her expertise and vision launched her on a journey of spiritual development. Lara’Marie now is a busy energy medicine practitioner in Munich, where she combines psychotherapy and shamanic energy medicine to empower her clients on their personal journeys.

Chris Prietto - Senior Faculty, The Four WindsChris 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 Taraborelii  - Senior Faculty, The Four WindsDean 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.