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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
For most of my adult life, I battled with depression, unhappiness, and a profound dissatisfaction with existence. Despite trying various therapies, medications, and self-help strategies, I never found the breakthrough I desperately sought. A lack of results gave rise to self-medicating coping mechanisms like drugs, pornography, sex, and the biggest for me – alcohol. The more they didn’t work the more the feeling of hopelessness grew. This feeling of despair translated into two rehabs and three hospitalizations for suicidal ideation over the course of my life. However, I was still searched for an answer. It was during a stable period that my therapist suggested I try ayahuasca, connecting me with Humberto and his remarkable group of individuals.
Before sharing my first ayahuasca experience, it’s crucial to acknowledge that each person’s journey is unique, and every encounter with the medicine yields different results.
At the time, I held atheistic beliefs rooted in my engineering background, maintaining a perspective that life simply consisted of living, suffering, and dying. Despite my skepticism, I embarked on my first ayahuasca ceremony. However, for the first 3.5 hours, I felt nothing, while witnessing others laugh, cry, or enter altered states. Feelings of doubt and hopeless crept in, so I decided to journal about a traumatic experience involving my father, questioning whether anything would work for me. Sensing my frustration, an amazing individual approached me, and said “I’m a healer, can I help you?
I immediately thought to myself, “healer”? Bullshit. But, I had nothing to lose. I put my journal down, and she took my hand. The very first thing she said to me was “Wow, you’re really channeling your dad right now.” This time I didn’t hold back on my thoughts, I said it out loud “bullshit, you saw me write in my journal.” She calmly explained, “first of all it’s dark in here, second I don’t have my glasses on.” Third, she put a blindfold on. She proceeded to tell me specific details about the experience with my father, as well as a litany of other things that happened in my life. I was silent through the entire experience, and considered that perhaps I had been wrong about beliefs my entire life. Desperately seeking an explanation, my mind rationalized that I had also told the therapist, who recommended I try ayahuasca, all of these things. In that exact moment, the “healer” mentioned something that had happened, the previous day, in my car, completely alone. In that moment, I felt like all the walls around my brain exploded. The flood gates opened, I began to cry, I felt an extreme sense of humility and gratitude. I felt a divine, loving connection, and I realized that there is more to life than I thought. This marked the beginning of my transformative journey.
Since that momentous experience, everything has changed. I have participated in monthly ceremonies and even attended a multi-day retreat in Mexico. This profound shift led me to leave a comfortable job and pursue a path of helping others. Ayahuasca did not magically solve my problems, but it illuminated the path I needed to follow. I still have work to do, but I am now motivated and guided by a sense of purpose. Fear no longer paralyzes me as it once did. I am filled with gratitude, empathy, fearlessness, and love. My outlook on life has become positive, and I eagerly anticipate the future. Together with Shaman Humberto Alcala and the dedicated staff at the Finca, we are committed to supporting you on your own transformative journey.
We are proud to introduce Humberto Alcala, a modern-day medicine man who will be leading all of our medicine retreats. Humberto’s journey began ten years ago when his personal experiences with ayahuasca guided him away from a successful contracting business in California and towards becoming a revered facilitator and shaman of mental exploration and emotional healing through sacred medicines.
His path led him to live among indigenous tribes deep in the Peruvian jungle near Pucallpa, where he trained extensively
with an experienced traditional Shipibo Shaman. This immersive experience included master plant dietas, vision quests, and profound inner work. Humberto’s unique background, combined with his traditional shamanic training, allows him to serve as a bridge between the western psychology of most participants and the native South American medicines and cosmology. This integration facilitates a transformative experience for retreat guests, enabling them to fully embrace the lessons learned during ceremonies.
Originally conducting small-scale sessions in his birthplace of Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, Humberto’s work has now expanded worldwide. He has traveled to various regions of Mexico, numerous cities in the United States, Europe, and now South America. With almost 8 years of experience, Humberto has facilitated over 400 sacred medicine ceremonies. Known for his down-to-earth, easygoing, and compassionate personality, he creates a safe and secure environment for all participants. Humberto’s philosophy centers around the belief that there is nothing to fix, and that we are already perfect as we are. He offers a transformative opportunity for individuals to reconnect with themselves, learn, grow, heal, and ultimately remember their true essence.
Jamie provides integration support for Mexisoul participants both during and after the retreat. She is a trained educator who has earned a master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology. For the last ten years, Jamie has coached professionals and business owners to create more of what they want by thinking beyond the perceived limits of conditioned and conventional boundaries.
Seeking new tools and solutions for both her and her clients, Jamie attended the first Mexisoul retreat in March 2022.
Jamie attended the first Mexisoul retreat in March 2022. She returned as a participant several times over the next year to gain a better understand of the lasting benefits of plant medicine. In April 2023, Jamie returned to La Finca as a member of our staff. Using her knowledge of Transpersonal Psychology and her experience in client work, she helped redesign our integration program to offer more extensive support to participants.
During the retreat, Jamie leads group discussions on integration, what to expect after the retreat, and how to benefit most from your work with plant medicine. She is also available during the retreat for one-on-one personalized sessions.
After returning home, she will be available through both private and group texting to answer questions and a one-on-one call.
Jamie believes we are continually on the edge of vast untapped potential, that plant medicine isn’t necessary, but is one of the most powerful and effective tools available to get a glimpse into what’s possible, to know we are already whole, and to find peace and wellbeing.
Meet Krista, a biochemist engineer, environmentalist, and passionate educator. Born and raised in Mexico City, she spent most of her life in the beautiful northwest region of the country. Throughout her career, she dedicated herself to teaching and inspiring young minds, having served as both a school administrator and principal for over 20 years.
With her extensive experience, she developed the skills necessary to manage educational institutions with grace and efficiency. However, despite achieving what many consider to be
the average goals in life, she yearned for something different and embarked on a journey of self-discovery. It was out of this necessity that she found herself at Mexisoul, eager to explore new horizons.
Arriving at MexiSoul as a guest, soon after she decided to volunteer and was entrusted with the responsibility of managing the kitchen. This experience allowed her to embrace her love for the environment and work towards creating a positive impact in her community. Alongside her role as an educator, she cherished her role as a devoted mother to two children and a loving wife of 30 years. With her diverse background and unwavering determination, Krista continues to make a difference in the lives of others while nurturing her own personal growth.
Brenda, a graduate in psychology who embarked on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery after completing her studies. Following her graduation, she spent six months traveling, seeking clarity on her next path in life. It was during this time that she accompanied her aunt to the Finca and became captivated by the world of medicine. While there, she cultivated a profound appreciation for alternative medicine and its potential to heal and transform lives.
Inspired by the opportunity to assist and contribute to the inner
growth and expansion of consciousness, she wholeheartedly embraced it. Born and raised in Sonora, a vibrant region in the north of Mexico, Brenda has called Guadalajara her home for the past seven years. Driven by her genuine curiosity and love for human connection, she finds joy in getting to know people and hearing their diverse experiences. With a compassionate heart and a thirst for knowledge, Brenda continues to pursue her passion for medicine, aspiring to make a positive impact on the well-being of individuals while fostering their inner growth.
At the age of 43, I had achieved what society considers a “perfect” life. I had a successful career, a loving marriage, two wonderful sons, and a range of social activities and hobbies. I traveled the world and enjoyed good health. However, despite all these external trappings of success, I felt a deep sense of emptiness and depression that I couldn’t explain. It was during my interaction with a group of meditators that I began to realize that my life had been driven by conditioned thinking, and I had neglected the longings of my heart and soul.
During my travels, I found solace and inspiration at the Osho International Meditation Resort, where I had numerous insights and transformative experiences. I became deeply grateful for the facilitators who crossed my path during this time. In 2016, I discovered my true home at Finca el Péndulo, a ranch that became my creative canvas and a reflection of my new life. It was here that I encountered Humberto, and our paths converged as we both embarked on the exploration of sacred medicines.
Through the use of Ayahuasca and other sacred medicines, I realized that the state of consciousness and profound realizations I used to achieve through extensive meditation could be experienced in a single night. I witnessed the incredible power of these tools to unlock hidden emotions, release toxic thought patterns, and connect with the true desires of the heart. Humberto chose Finca el Péndulo as his spiritual home, and I opened its doors to those seeking healing and peace of mind. Witnessing the transformative journeys of hundreds of individuals who have participated in ceremonies has reinforced the purpose of Finca el Péndulo and given deeper meaning to my own path. Though the journey is ongoing, I continue to explore the boundless possibilities beyond the mind, guided by the deepest longings of my heart and soul.
Saya Le Fueotorgado
TEMAZCAL HEALER/YOGA/ENERGY MASSAGE HEALER
I am from Guadalajara, Jalisco. I began the path of yoga and meditation through my parents, who instilled the discipline in me. At some point in my childhood, I got lost and found refuge in yoga and meditation along the way. During my journey, I received guidance and education in the discipline of Osho. Once I acquired these practices, I traveled through Mexico and South America, where I had encounters in indigenous and native villages and learned the art of Mexican medicine, the temazcal. Through this, I participated in various gatherings of traditional
doctors and healers, sharing the medicine of the temazcal. My temazcal focuses on an organic, natural vision that promotes well-being and relaxation. Trainings I have undergone include certifications from Yoga Alliance and Osho International.
I remind myself of the joy and pleasure of sharing. I deeply enjoy experiencing it and sharing it with others, witnessing the change in people.
ENERGY MASSAGE HEALER /MEDITATION COACH
From Caracas, Venezuela, Chi was raised under the influence of consciousness, nature, integral health, collectivity—what you do, what you say, what you think. Based on this, she shaped her destiny and made decisions regarding her profession. She pursued a career in performing arts, and has two published poetry books. She was a theater production director. This is how she arrives in Mexico. Through her connection with art, she establishes herself more clearly and integrates all forms of art into the sensitivity of life. She has studied transpersonal
psychology, meditation, aspects of yoga, Raja Yoga, breathwork, and family constellations. She is a person in transformation. Her work involves using art for self-observation. From a young age, she found her purpose, and her ancestral community entrusted her with the responsibility to look within beings and be a medicine woman.
Spirit guided her, along with her mothers, grandmothers, and her heart. By connecting with that, she understood and allowed herself to be guided, beginning the journey of looking inward through her brothers and sisters.