Bios

photo by Michael Berz

Photo by Michael Berz

Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta
Andean Wisdomkeeper

Jhaimy is a Traditional Curandero (Healer) from Cusco, Peru who has been trained and initiated in the wisdom teachings of the Northern coastal region and the Southeastern Andean region of Peru. Jhaimy began his initiation onto this path at a young age, and has apprenticed with Master Teachers in the Alchemical mystery teachings of transformation and transmutation.

As a keeper of Ancient Wisdom, he has been invited to share his knowledge and lead ceremonies at conferences, workshops, and specialized tours throughout South America, Canada and Europe. He holds a degree in Tourism from La Universidad Andina del Cusco, is the Founder of Traditional Andean Medicine Tours in Peru, and has presented lectures and public talks at Trent University as an invited guest of the Indigenous Studies Department.

He is a regular featured guest speaker in events across Canada as part of the Andean Wisdom Teachings series through Children of the Seven Rays, and is best known for his heart-centered and humble approach to healing and spirituality.

Today, Jhaimy continues to be committed to the SERVICE OF LOVE; and, through ceremony, ritual, and healing practices, he supports people in moving past their limitations in order to liberate and connect with their heart and their purpose.

Contact: info(@)childrenofthe7rays.com

 

Starr Muranko
Events Coordinator & Facilitator

As both a traditional and contemporary dancer and choreographer, Starr brings with her a passion for the arts and the ability that creative expression has to inspire and transform individuals, families, and communities. She is committed to supporting Indigenous peoples and the living expression of their cultures through the honoring of wisdom teachings, traditional ceremony, dance, music, and story-telling, and honors her mixed heritage of Metis, Cree, and German in all of the many aspects of her work. She has a strong connection and commitment to the teachings and protocol of the Ancestors, and, in particular, the Grandmothers and their quiet strength and resilience as leaders in our families and communities. Starr was inspired to be a part of C7R as a means to facilitate the sharing of Andean Wisdom Teachings  while also weaving together community ties and teachings between the Eagle and the Condor – the people of the North and the people of the South. Designing Journeys of Transformation, community building opportunities, and being in service to the next seven generations has always been an important aspect of her work and expression in the world; and, she is thrilled and humbled to be a driving force behind the long-term vision of building of a Healing and Educational Centre in the Andes of Peru.
Contact:  info(@)childrenofthe7rays.com

 

Photo by Angela Hubbard

Martine Kleissen
Bookings Coordinator & Events Assistant

Martine has a deep love for the sacredness of life and the embodiment of inspiration, wonder and joy in daily life. She is an intuitive artist, writer and Kundalini Dance Facilitator and believes self-love, heart-centered connection and transformational-growth flourish when in union with sacred connection and authentic expression. She has been with Children of the 7 Rays since early 2011, and finds immense joy in assisting with events and facilitating awareness towards uniting Condor and Eagle in a bright and heart-filled future of deep reverence and sacredness. She lives by her favourite quote from Rumi “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

Contact:  bookings(@)childrenofthe7rays.com
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Lorraine & Blair Martin
Children’s Education & Community Ambassadors

Lorraine and Blair Martin are both members of Ayllu Kallpa in Vancouver, BC, and are actively involved in many fundraising and community service initiatives with Children of the Seven Rays Foundation. Some of these projects include initiating the beginning phases of the Young Eagle & Condor Program with sister schools in North Vancouver and the community of Raatchi in the Andes of Peru. Both Blair and Lorraine are committed to creating community, seeing the oneness in all, and working with others to create a beautiful world for future generations.

Contact: info(@)childrenofthe7rays.com