FACILITATORS

The following facilitators have been certified by Pneuma Institute and Juan Ruiz Naupari. They have met the requirements of their training, and are committed to constantly updating their education and remaining active in facilitation.

Pneuma Transpersonal Training & Breathwork Facilitators

Linas Statkus (Orlando, FL)
Avasa Love (Portland, OR)
Matthew Love (Portland, OR)
Eric Baumgartner (Ojai, CA)
Cheserae Scala (Ojai, CA)
Caroline Horton (Ojai, CA)
Beth Wadman (Mount Shasta, CA)
Lucy Pacheco (Ojai, CA)
Jaime Flores (Ojai, CA)

Eric Baumgartner

Is a father and a pilgrim, and has spent the last 25 years in the study and practice of medicine traditions from around the world. His father and grandfather were both physicians, and though he grew up suspecting he would be a doctor someday, he had no idea that his path would lead to natural medicine. He currently holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College, as well as a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a Family Medicine specialization from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine including subspecialties in Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Mental Health, Neurology, and Orthopedics. He practices functional medicine, acupuncture, herbalism, and nutrition in Ojai at Alquimia Wellness Center which he co-founded with his wife. He is also co-founder of Essential Medicina, an herbal lifestyle company focused on local and global botanical medicines. Eric has been an avid student and English/Spanish translator of Pneuma Transpersonal Psychology since 2008.

Jaime flores

was first introduced to meditative practices and Eastern Spirituality while studying Graphic Design and Communication at the Universidad de San Francisco in his hometown of Quito, Ecuador. His interest in philosophy and contemplative studies and music drew him to Pneuma Transpersonal Training in 2012. He became a Pneuma Breathwork and Pneuma Transpersonal Training Facilitator in 2020.

Caroline Horton

Has a Bachelors degree in French and English literature from the University of North London. After many years in the Arts, she moved to the United States and became interested in alternative methods of healing. She studied Herbology in New York at Flynns School of Herbology before moving to the west coast where she became certified in Shiatsu massage at the Santa Monica Massage School before moving on to studying Visionary Cranio Sacral Therapy for two years with Hugh Milne. She continues to practice cranio sacral work today.. Caroline’s interest in the mind-body connection for health and well being led her to become a student of Pneuma Transpersonal Psychology and in 2020 she became a Pneuma Facilitator of Transpersonal Training and of Pneuma Breathwork. As a result of these studies, with her background in writing, she has developed a creative writing course based on personal exploration through myth and transpersonal self analysis with an emphasis on how etymology affects our modern day comprehension of spirituality. Through both the pathways of Pneuma Facilitator and creative writing Caroline assists individuals on their path of self knowledge and self healing.

Avasa Love

Has spent her life studying and teaching music, dance, yoga, natural healing, and philosophy. With her husband Matthew, they have released two music albums entitled “Love is King, Love is Queen” and “The Road”. She is co-founder and CEO of Harmonious Essentials Inc, international business mentorship empowering wisdom-centered entrepreneurs, and the distribution of natural medicine. Avasa has studied under Juan Ruiz Naupari within Pneuma Institute International since 2010.

Matthew Love

Enjoys studying, writing, and sharing music. With his wife Avasa, they have released two music albums entitled “Love is King, Love is Queen” and “The Road”. He has a background in carpentry and a deep connection with nature. He practices yoga, meditation, natural healing, and is a student of philosophy. He is co-founder and secretary of Harmonious Essentials Inc, international business mentorship empowering wisdom-centered entrepreneurs, and the distribution of natural medicine. Matthew has studied under Juan Ruiz Naupari within Pneuma Institute International since 2010.

LUCY PACHECO

has always been drawn to the different cultures, religions and wisdom traditions of the planet. After receiving a BA in International and Intercultural Studies, she taught English to youth and adults in Central and South America as a way to connect with different communities.  Hatha Yoga Teacher Training inspired a deeper investigation into psychology, culture and spirituality which led her to begin studying Pneuma Transpersonal Training in 2012.  She became a Pneuma Breathwork and Pneuma Transpersonal Training Facilitator in 2020.

Cheserae Scala

Has spent the last 25 years working as a holistic esthetician helping women to find their inner beauty. She is also trained as an Integrative Nutrition Wellness Coach, and facilitates workshops and retreats where she educates about healthy lifestyle and natural beauty practices. In the last several years she has also been working as an end of life doula supporting families and individuals to make the dying process more peaceful, sacred, and natural. She facilitates trainings to educate those interested in supporting a more conscious end of life process. She is the co-founder of the Alquimia Wellness Center in Ojai, CA, and also the co-founder of the Essential Medicina healthy lifestyle brand. She has been a student of Pneuma Transpersonal Psychology since 2008.

Beth Wadman

Initially Beth did her medical training in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland before training in Psychiatry at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. She was a spiritual seeker and began traveling to sacred places on the planet. After discovering Transpersonal Psychology, she became certified in Holotropic Breathwork. She eventually moved to Mount Shasta, California. It was there that she first met Juan Ruiz Naupari.  In the Pneuma System she finally found what she had been searching for: a psycho – spiritual system that incorporates ancient spiritual traditions with the new technology of Pneuma Breathwork with the intention of Self-Realization. Beth currently is a traveling psychiatrist going temporarily to clinics for the seriously mentally ill in California, Arizona and Oregon with Mount Shasta as her home base.  Beth is now a certified Pneuma Breathwork facilitator and is in the Pneuma Transpersonal Training to become a Pneuma Analyst.