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Ernesto Ortiz, LMT, CST, KRM:

Ernesto Ortiz

Ernesto Ortiz

Noted artist, author and healer, Ernesto Ortiz has devoted his life to exploring and communicating the language of the heart, primal movement and deep inner spaces. Over the past 25 years, Ernesto has taken thousands of people on a journey from physical and emotional inertia to the freedom of ecstasy, from the chaos of the chattering ego-mind to the blessed emptiness of stillness and inner silence.

His Workshops and Spiritual Travel Adventures have an electric intensity that unifies the spiritual with the mundane, from the poetic discovery of the soul to the modern approach of ancient shamanic practices.

Ernesto is recognized in the holistic, health and metaphysical field as an inspiring facilitator, teacher and therapist. His training began at an early age in Mexico with Curanderos and Shamans and has continued for many years with world renowned teachers in Transpersonal Psychology, Shamanism, Music Therapy, Bodywork and more. In his private practice he is approved by the state of Florida and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing Education Provider under Category A. Ernesto utilizes numerous healing techniques such as Bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy, Karmapa Reiki, Integrative/Shamanic Techniques, Breathwork, the Akashic Records, SERT Therapy (Somato Emotional Re-patterning Therapy), Music Therapy, Trance Dance and more. Ernesto is a ceremonial pipe carrier; he received his pipe in 1996 from his spiritual grandmother Barret Eagle Bear (Lakota).

In 1994 Ernesto created Journey to the Heart, a company dedicated to the upliftment of consciousness and the well-being of people by using practical tools to help integrate the physical with the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.

Ernesto’s book titled “The Akashic Records” Sacred Wisdom for Transformation will be published in the fall of 2011. The “Raw Emotions” series, first one titled “In the Presence of Love” ISBN #1-4259-9993-X can be ordered here



  1. Mike says:

    $2000! So only rich people can experience Ayahuasca eh? why are shamans sooo expensive? westernised capitalists 🙁

    • Dear Mike,
      That is NOT why the trip is around $2000.00. This trip’s pricing includes: Five nights at the Hotel Okaan Retreat Center, fifteen delicious meals, admission to the sacred sites of Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and a local Cenote (Dzinup or Yodzondot), plus health insurance while in Mexico. In addition it also includes the Ayahuasca ceremony, and the follow-up group session – and the daily teachings from the facilitator. You can certainly participate in an Ayahuasca ceremony for $100.00 I imagine locally – or if you travel yourself and stay at a very inexpensive hotel and do your own meals you could probably do it all for less than $1000.00. But our trip is at a beautiful retreat center and honestly – you get what you pay for in life for the most part. I know my shaman will mix the brew properly and my people will be safe. That is worth the money to me as is knowing I am not going to get sick from the food and there are no bugs in my bed. 🙂
      Blessings, Sheri


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