Puma Fredy Quispe Singona
Fredy Quispe Singona (Puma) was trained by his grandfather Don Maximo in the mastery of Andean ceremonies and rituals. As a spiritual leader both in his own community of Chinchero and amongst international groups, he has a passion for the teachings of his people and a profound respect for the global awakening of human consciousness. He has attented and facilitated numerous international gatherings of spiritual leaders and young leaders with YES (Youth for Environmental Sanity). He is recognized globally as a holder of ancient lineage and wisdom with the power to inspire people in a special, heartfelt way to connect with the reverence and love he brings for Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the mountain spirits (Apus) that safeguard the Andean people. He is a co-founder of Cusi Huayna, a youth group focused on re-strengthening the community through the remembrance of traditional dance, story, and songs. Puma has a natural ability to connect with ancestral forces and natural elementals that assist him in his global healing path. He sees everyone as a global family and as he phrases it, "we are only healing ourselves while healing our family." As tour guide to the natural wonders and sacred sites of Peru and the Qechua world, he has an unshakeable certainty about the traditions and values of the ancient Andean cultures.