Cotacatchi Health Opportunty

by | Jan 14, 2009 | Archives

The most valuable asset for wealth & opportunity is good health. We are focusing on this fact at our Cotacachi courses in February.

Recent messages have shared shamanic health tips and today’s tip is the fifth in this series.

Cotacachi Health Tip #5:   Coordinate your body and mind.  Plus coordinate your brainwaves.

There are four categories of brainwaves, ranging from beta waves, the fastest of the four different brainwaves to alpha, theta and the final brainwave state, delta. Delta brainwaves are of the greatest amplitude and slowest frequency.  Deep dreamless sleep takes you down to the lowest frequency.

When we allow these waves to interconnect freely we gain unimaginable intellect.

There are three ways I know to help coordinate brainwaves:  meditation, listening to 60 cycle music and taking Theanine.

Learn more on the power of coordinated brainwaves.

Vijay Eswaran practices this while running the conglomerate QI Group, a company less than 10 years old that is approaching $1 billion in annual sales. A Hindu Indian born in Malaysia, he starts each day monk-like with an hour of silence, a practice detailed in his book “In the Sphere of Silence”.

To gain from silence, Merri and I meditate twice every day.

Plus we listen to 60 beat ten cycle classical music as we work. You could count the number of times we have missed our meditation routine in the last 20 years on one hand. This has helped us enormously.

The silence in meditation has been proven many times to improve health and intelligence.

60 cycle music, along with deep breathing exercises for relaxation moves the mind into Alpha and deeper states as well.  Health benefits are gained as blood pressure can drop, heart rates slow and the mind becomes calmed.

This is a simple as listening to relaxing Baroque music such as Handel’s Water Music. A few others compositions at this cycle include Corelli’s Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Violin and Orchestra in No. 2, 8, 5, 9. or J.S. Bach’s Fantasy in C Minor and Trio in D minor or Vivaldi’s Five Concertos for Flute and Chamber Orchestra.

This process tunes our minds into nature’s deeper wisdom, tunes us into the wisdom of silence where the noise of our logic is not heard. This creates what seems to be extraordinary intelligence but is really just taking us to the deeper levels of wisdom we all (as creations of nature) possess.

A third avenue that helps the mind slip into alpha is Theanine (chemical name: r-glutamylethylamide) one of the chemicals found in green tea. Theanine is used to reduce stress and anxiety without the tranquilizing effects found in many other calming agents. Scientific evidence shows that Theanine stimulates the brain’s production of alpha waves, making the user feel relaxed but alert and not drowsy. It also helps the body produce other calming amino acids, such as dopamine, GABA, and tryptophan. As might be expected from a calming supplement, Theanine may be able to lower elevated blood pressure as well.

Holistic health practitioners and herbalists have known for centuries that Camellia provides a relaxing and calming tea. Western scientists are only beginning to study the effects of Theanine and the benefits that this natural substance may hold.

My last health exam showed that I was in great health…except my cortisol levels are too high in the morning…a sign I am working too hard under too much stress.  My health consultant, Sheri Clary MPAS, PA-C, who monitored the exam immediately recommended Theanine.

Sheri and her husband, James Clary D.O. have been friends for years and she specializes in helping people reclaim their personal health and well being through Preventive Health care and the achievement of balance.

Our bodies are complex, intricate and finely tuned creations. Even when one thing gets a little out of balance, it can have quite an effect on the rest of our system.

Achieving total balance is very important to health.

Sheri has a passion for what she does best is helping people feel better. With the encouragement and blessing of her husband, who also shares her passion for helping others, she offers a unique blend of alternative and traditional therapies to help her patients meet their individual health needs.

Sheri received her Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Medicine, from Western Michigan University as a Physician Assistant, Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska.

She is Board Certified and Fellowship Trained in Anti-aging and Regenerative, Restorative and Functional Medicine,  via the American Academy of Anti-aging  Medicine an active member, of A4M, a society of Physicians and Scientist dedicated to Enhancing the Quality and Extending the Length of Human Life Span.

This new field of medicine aspires to early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related decline. This field is based on biochemical findings, genetic and environmental uniqueness that pave the way to balanced homeostasis.

Patient attention care rather than disease focused diagnosis, optimization of the body’s endogenous mechanism of self repair with proven and real care of exogenous treatment technologies with bio-identical hormone replacement.

Functional Medicine an  integrative, science based health care approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the unique aspects of each patient,  then individual tailoring interventions to restore, physiological, psychological and biochemical balance.  They focus on lifestyle, exercise and diet with nutrition and nutraceuticals and additionally bio-identical prescription hormones compounded by a compounding Pharmacy.

Sheri and James teach their patients the keys to healthy aging, and hormones are a key factor in healthy aging.

They teach problems with conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the difference between bio-identical (BHRT) and investigate Estrogen Metabolism and teach what needs to be known, and the dietary supplements to improve Estrogen Metabolism.

They also investigate the Roots of Hormonal Balance for Men and Women and other hormones that affect ones Biological Balance.

Sheri will be at our February course coming down on the 8th of February and staying most of the week.  She will be available for consultations.

During February and March there are several ways you can enhance your health beyond, the clean air, pure food, extra exercise, flowers and sweet people.

First, February 9-10-11, We teach Beyond Logic with Blaine Watson.

Here is Blaine Watson teaching nutritional ideas at our farm last year.


Sheri will be available for consultations during this time.

We will also have a shamanic ceremony in this valley at a sacred grotto where golden water springs from the hillside.

Here is the valley.

Here I am in the grotto.


The shamanic ceremonies often produce incredible results. Here is a group of our delegates at a ceremony on an ancient Incan ruins.

One delegate wrote about this of her daughter who had not been well:

Our lives however were somehow turned around from…nothing. The mother later said in this note.

“Hi Merri and Gary: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Our daughter called me from the airport so it is going to be a long stressful trip for her, but she was very happy, excited and told me all about the wonderful time. She could not stop talking about you guys, about the seminar and about the whole positive experience.

“We want to thank you both so much for your support and care and for the wonderful attention you gave. I don’t think she could have made it without your help. Her health is so unpredictable…. She can be fine for a few weeks and then she has a relapse….and, of course, traveling is very stressful for her. But she has a wonderful attitude and is so looking forward to get her business off the ground…this is the first time in over 6 years that she has been able to get back to work and she is full of optimism. Thanks again for being so understanding and helpful. I just don’t know how to express our thanks other than to send you both a big warm hug!”

Merri and I have spent months over the years traveling, working, studying and living with Taita Yatchaks, Yatchaks, Shamans, Shamanas and Curanderos. We learned they work from nothing. Here we are with Aldemar a yatchak in the Amazon.

The real shamans are unpredictable because they gain their energy from their environment and from the here and now.

Here are Merri and me with a Taita Yatchak deep in the sacred LLanganatis.

Every year we try to sponsor a course conducted by some great teacher. This year we have three,  our astrologer Blaine Watson,  Bob Shane a scientist who teaches quantum healing.

During your stay you can visit nearby Otavalo, South America’s largest indigenous market plus numerous other markets, the leather market of Cotacachi, the village of the weavers and including our local produce market shown below. You’ll be speaking Spanish!

Another day you can soak in rose petal laden waters at an exotic spa.

See and hear local musicians.

See exotic sites and the majestic Andes:


Finally your learning and healing will also help eliminate the suffering of poverty. Meson de las Flores is owned by our Land of the Sun Foundation which helps the poor.  All proceeds from the hotel go to Land of the Sun.

Here are two of our many friends that we feed daily at the hotel.

Merri, I and the staff at Meson de las Flores in Cotacachi invite you to join us for health and wealth this February and March.

Here is the staff of Meson.



Join us at a course in Cotacachi or on Ecuador’s coast this winter.

Feb. 9-11 Beyond Logic Simple Ways to More Wealth and Better Health

Merri and I just had a wonderful reminder of why we need to live beyond logic.

This our hotel…Meson de las flores.


We had the opportunity to buy this fixer upper directly acros the street from the hotel.


Everything was great about this building… the price… the location… proximity.  There was one problem… traffic buses and trucks…fumes and noise.

We racked our brain  trying to figure out how to resolve this….but there seemed no solution.  We almost decided not to but… but Blaine and our chart indicated that this was the right thing to do.

Yesterday we learned that the village is building a new new road blacks away and that this road…gong right past our new building will be blocked to trucks and buses.    When we bought…no one could have known!

Feb. 13-15 International Business & Investing Made EZ

Yet we use every tool to enhance our wealth and this course looks at history, markets and logic to figure out where to invest and how to do business now. Peter Laub of Jyske Global Asset Mangement (JGAM) will join us in this course.

Feb. 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

March 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Bob Shane will be at Meson  for balancing treatments during this course and we once again will visit the sacred grotto where golden water springs from the hillside.

March 10-15 Ecuador Export Expedition

March 16-19 Coastal Real Estate Tour

Attend any two Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$999 for one. $1,399 for two

Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one. $1,749 for two

Better still join us all year in Ecuador! See our entire schedule of 27 courses, tours, mingos and expeditions we’ll conduct in 2009 and how to attend as many of them as you like FREE.

The course fee includes meeting at Quito airport (day before the
course)…transportation (by group bus) to Cotacachi and back to Quito.
Course fee does not include air are. accommodations, food or individual transportation.