Voices from Mexico and Peru

Youth Rising for Peace 2012 > Planetary Peace > Indigenous Wisdom
Broadcast on February 12, 2012
With Daniel Zevallos & Luz María Ampuero & Fred Clarke

Daniel Zevallos

Founding Director of Nuna Ayni Association

Daniel Zevallos is the founding Director of Nuna Ayni Association. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science with Post Graduate studies in Conservation of Forest Resources. Since 2002, he has been working in and learning the reality of the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon through its history, alive culture, cosmovisions, ancestral medicine, environment, and its social, economic and politic problems. He gives wWorkshops for the reactivation of our Ancient Memory and for the reconnection with the Cosmos. He has gained experience with children in the Wiñaypaq Intercultural School. Creation of spaces and activities that promote consciousness and harmony.

Luz María Ampuero

Founding Director of Nuna Ayni Association

Luz María Ampuero is the Founding Director of Nuna Ayni Association. She has been studying, working with and learning the path of Peruvian ancestral medicines since 2001. She has participated in peace events in Peru and around the world. She has worked in and supported different events and movements for ecological consciousness and the caring of Mother Earth. Experience in volunteer work with children in the Wiñaypaq Education Project in Cusco and the Children's Hospital in Lima. In the present, she dedicates her life to Nuna Ayni project and to sharing the vision of living in harmony with ourselves and with everything that surrounds us in Lima, Cusco, United States, Spain, Japan and the world through different workshops and therapies. Specialist in healing techniques such as reiki, reflexotherapy, massages, Andean ceremonies and rituals, medicinal plants, and workshops for women.

Fred Clarke

Founder and Director Nuna Ayni Healing Centre

Fred Clarke was born in Lima, Peru in 1979 and studied documentary filmmaking. In 1998, he had deep awakening experiences in the mountains and coast of Lima, and changed his way of life on many levels. In 2003, he travelled to the East Coast of U.S. to experience the “first world.” Between 2004 and 2005, he moved out to the high jungle in Peru to live and learn traditional medicine work and also to co-create an ecological self-sustainable community. In 2006, he came back to Lima and with Luz Maria Ampuero, Daniel Zevallos and some friends who then co-created Nuna Ayni Healing Centre, located in Barranco.

One year later, they decided to move away from the Nuna Ayni project and into the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, to P`isaq, Cusco. In the recent years he has been learning and working as a sound healer through Peruvian musical instruments both Pre-Columbian and contemporary, doing traditional medicine work from the Andes and the jungle, and learning about the Andean cosmology. Through the Nuna Ayni project he has held healing circles and traveled to the U.S. sharing the Nuna Ayni vision. In addition, he has been working with Wiñaypaq, an intercultural school, sharing workshops for native children in Cusco.