OUR MISSION

Andean Spirit offers safe non-traditional healing services, cultural immersion, and community empowerment experiences to conscious visionary people motivated to create an equitable world via the integration of advanced, regenerative, and sustainable technologies that honor and respect Indigenous wisdom.

Ruben Apaza Quispe, B.A.

Hello everyone, Ruben Apaza Quispe greets you from the highest and most important mountain of the Q’eros Community, the Apu Huamanlipa. I am the grandson of the renown Q’ero teacher and spiritual healer, Don Manuel Quispe. I was born and spent my childhood in the Q’eros community. As heir to Inca wisdom, I come from a culture rich in customs and traditions that passed down from generation to generation celebrate Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (Sacred Mountains). I graduated from San Antonio Abad National University of Cusco with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism.
I lead Espirtuandino.org as a spiritual teacher and wisdom keeper – sharing the Q’eros 500-year-old ancestral knowledge and traditions transmitted to me through Inca spiritual technologies embedded within ancestral weavings and rituals.

Linda M. Tello, PH.D., P.E.

Dr. Tello is a licensed professional engineer and first-generation American with indigenous ancestry of the Pijaos from the Central Andes of Colombia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park; Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering, and Occupational Ergonomics and Safety from the University of Miami, Coral Gables; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University.

Dr. Tello founded the non-profit, Whole Earth Engineering, Inc., that focuses on helping remote and Indigenous communities integrate traditional community knowledge with modern STEAM solutions for culturally appropriate outcomes. Dr. Tello’s previous professional experience includes: the US Department of Defense, Air Force; the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the US Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service; the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and the US Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health.

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