NOTE:  Faculty may change as the Camino Schedule is sometimes modified to meet changing needs and presenter availability.  Matthew Crowley: Poet, performer and MC, Matthew the Director of Shumei International in Crestone and president of the Crestone Spiritual Alliance.  James Dea: Author of The Conscious Activist, Cultivating Peace, Soul Awakening Practice (June 2017) and other acclaimed works. James is a former President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Washington office director of Amnesty International and CEO of the Seva Foundation. He worked with the Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut during a time of war and massacre and lived in Turkey for five years during civil upheaval and coup d’etat.  He has taught peacebuilding to over a thousand students in 30 countries, having also conducted frontline social healing dialogues around the world.  James, both an activist and mystic. is a member of The Evolutionary Leaders group and on the Advisory Board of The Peace Alliance and Kosmos Journal, as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Laszlo New Paradigm Institute. Zenki Christian Dillo:   The Zendo Leader at Crestone Mountain Zen Center (Dharma Sangha) and a Resident Teacher, Zenki is available for practice instruction year-round.  He teaches seminars in Crestone, Boulder and Crested Butte.  Mary Ezequelle, LCSW:  Mary is a co-owner of the Camino de Crestone with a long history as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker counselor.  For over 41 years she has specialized in working with children, teens, individuals and families to help them find their way through difficult and challenging times as both a counselor and foster parent.  She is a certified Healing Touch, Reiki and Reflexology practitioner.   Mary has herself been on a lifetime spiritual quest.  She is one of the leading guides for the Camino de Crestone Pilgrimage.   Eliza Fulton, RYT 200 and Certified Tái Chi Chih Instructor.   Eliza is a co- owner of the Camino de Crestone and the owner/operator of the Best Kept Secret B&B in Glenwood Springs, CO. ( She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition and is a 200 hour Integrative Yoga Instructor in the process of completing her 500 hour certification.  She is also an accredited Tái Chi Chih Instructor which is a moving meditation practice incorporating 19 moves and one pose.  (  She loves sharing her passion with others and is one of the leading guides of the Camino de Crestone. Mae (Manisha) Green:  Counselor, therapist and one of Crestone’s fine artists, Mae has long been associated with the Sri Aurobindo Learning Center and contributes her artistic talents in “Arting the Sacred,” one of the integrative events on the Camino de Crestone. Wahehe Yuha Maniktelo and Tatanka Ho Waste Win (Chris and Andrea Long): Founders of Singing Stone/Sacred Breath Lodge, they are Sundancers and lead sweat lodges here in Crestone.  Chris, an ordained medicine man, is Cherokee and Choctaw, with a Welsh father. Buffalo Goddess (Andrea Long) (link) Ram Loti: Director of the Haidikhandi Universal Ashram and past President of the Haidikhandi Babaji Samaj of America. John Milton: John P. Milton is a pioneering ecologist, spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman who is the founder of Sacred Passage and the Way of Nature.  His vision quest and shamanic work beginning at the age of seven, John has, since the 1950s, guided thousands of people into the wilderness. Over the years, many have sought his teachings on the Clear Light of Source and on spiritual cultivation and meditation in Nature. His has also been widely sought for his Qigong teachings, T'ai Chi Ch'uan training and Sacred Passage programs. He travels the world, sharing this knowledge and experience. Marika Popovits: Internationally acclaimed artist who paints in the original tempra style of the Renaissance master, Marika has for years been unveiling the process and expression of Consciousness in her many paintings. Premanand: Pujari and Chief Gardener at the Haidikhandi Universal Ashram in Crestone. Signe Ranstrom: Signe Ramstrom’s joy in life is to share the power and mystery Ancient Dance.  She conveys the energy of dance as a creative experience in both her performances and classes. Signe has trained, performed and taught for more than 40 years in San Francisco, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, Thailand, and currently in Colorado, founder of The Ancient Dance School (  Signe is a mystic, artist/scholar, master dance educator/choreographer.  She both performs and teaches of Classical North Indian Temple Dance, Kathak, Middle Eastern Dance, Oriental and Egyptian Folkloric.  She also has a strong background in the martial arts of Tai Chi and Taekwon Do.  She has developed a unique Natcha Yoga, blending exquisite dance forms from ancient cultures with modern free-spirited expressions of celebration.  Through the alignment of body/mind/soul and integration with music, her performances convey that “mystical moment” for which all dancers strive.  
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