Co-founder and Director of the Paititi Institute, Center for Indigenous Medicine.
The Paititi Institute for the Preservation of the Environment and Indigenous Culture is a nonprofit organization devoted to the integration of indigenous wisdom into every day life. Paititi Is a Quechua name that represents an enlightened realm manifested thorough the awakening of our shared human heart.
At the Paititi Institute, Cynthia is working alongside her partners to create a platform that integrates ancient wisdom into practical applications in our modern world, building intercultural bridges for healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels for all people from all cultures and all spiritual traditions. She currently works to develop and facilitate holistic experiential education models weaving together our inner and outer landscapes through nature awareness, traditional Permaculture education, health education and indigenous Amazonian teachings and practices integrated with ancestral wisdom from all around the planet.
In addition, she serves as the Director of Permaculture at the Institute where she is in charge of establishing tropical permaculture models at the grounds of the Institute, while establishing an intentional community which implements many ongoing outreach projects in the local native villages and tribes. The projects focus on appropriate technology for sanitation and clean water, fair trade exports, and cultural healing exchange programs which establish natural medicine clinics.
At the same time, she is currently in the process of being initiated into the Indigenous Amazonian Healing practices to become a medicine woman and carry on an ancient lineage of healing wisdom.