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Alex Amaru

When it comes to the BODY, the stressors and responsibilities of city life tend to leave men last in the punch-clock-line of self-care. The physical effects of this "selfless" attribute, however, have a ripple effect at the SOUL level. Feelings of inadequacy or lacking the strength to move on are symptomatic of some of the emotional responses experienced when the body and the soul are not in synch. At the core, these feelings of dissatisfaction--of not living wholeheartedly-- happen when desire is not being properly channeled. This is where I come in.


The BODY & SOUL healing practice I have been developing and improving since 2010 is a syncretic approach that uses open and safe communication, sound therapy, basic kundalini yoga and breath-work exercises, shamanic journeying and energy re-balancing, muscular tension release and playful leather stimulation, all aimed at transforming desire into a rejuvenating and relaxing experience, whose after-effects can last for days.


For those who feel that taking care of the body is not enough, my alternative service focuses on your space. After all, the way we present ourselves to the world is mirrored in the place we live or work: our HOME & OFFICE. With this offering, my goal is to help you clear up--energetically--your living or creative environment and work with you to organize, rearrange, declutter and brighten up  particular areas of your home or your home office. How to make your living or working environment more conducive to relaxation or creation, is what this offering entails.

So you too can take a breather and stop to enjoy the waves.


My background

Born in Cusco, Peru to a family with no direct link to an indigenous lineage, it was quite a surprise to find my shamanistic path open up years after I had moved to New York City. Following my initiation in 2013, I gradually started to accept that I am a curandero, a shaman if you prefer, reclaiming a lost connection to my land while my practice keeps me home, in the city, at the service of those men who benefit the most from it. Mis artes curativas, the healing arts I offer, are not for everyone and yet they are accessible to anyone. All it takes is a sense of trust and respect for oneself. Communication is vital, so if you are interested or curious in my craft, rest assured that what we share is and shall remain confidencial. I am available for email exchanges, phone conversations or quick text messages to make sure working together is as hassle-free as possible. 


At your service,



Training & Qualifications

2017 - Present

"Magic, Medicine and Mysticism" with don Oscar Miro Quesada via SHIFT.

Shamanic Feng Shui Seminar at the New York Open Center.


"The Path of the Universal Shaman"Advanced Intensive Training with don Oscar Miro-Quesada sponsored by California based “SHIFT” Organization, home of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.


Formal shamanic initiation with Alberto Villoldo, PhD (along with his wife Marcela Lobos and two Q'ero Shamans from Peru) at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.

One-week intensive medicinal plant work with curandera Dona Cotrina Valles in Iquitos, Peru.

2014 - 2015

Training in New York with Elizabeth B. Jenkins, author of the book ‘The Return of the Inka" and founder of the Wiraqocha Foundation based in Hawaii.

Learned additional healing techniques under the guidance and wisdom of Eleanora Amendolara, founder of the Sacred Center in Warwick, NY.

Training on the understanding and use of essential body oils with Marc J. Gian, Licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist in NYC.

“First- Runner Up” at the Mr. Eagle NYC 2014 contest.

2011 - 2012

Initiated into medicinal-plant work in the Valley of the Incas, Cusco, Peru.

2011 End-of-year retreat with kamasqa curandero don Oscar Miro-Quesada in Florida.

2012 Holotropic Breathwork weekend with Stan Groff at Menla, Tibet House US, Phoenicia, NY.


Reiki Levels 1-2 at the NY International Reiki Center