Hi, we are Jamie & Michael, weare partners in love, life, channeling & plant spirit healing. Now married, we joined forces together several years ago in the jungle, facilitating high-impact and powerfully-transformative ayahuasca healing retreats. We have honed their skills and are adept and passionate at cultivating and holding space for people to undergo life-transformative processes in and out of ceremony.
We are both professional channels, intuitives, mediums and students of the Noya Rao lineage of Shipibo curanderismo. Combining their experience and love for deep, transformative work, Casa Galactica was born in 2019. The vision of Casa Galactica is to create a loving, caring space for people to connect with inner wisdom, higher guidance, to heal, transform and dive deep, to create space for full potential to be uniquely expressed with the gifts that we have incarnated to embody. We believe strongly in empowering you, guiding you with the highest levels of safety, integrity and security so that your own path may develop and flourish within this lifetime.
We honor, follow and respect ancient traditions to bring through the wisdom of generations into the present moment. We continue to develop our own practices in unison with our indigenous teachers that push the boundaries of duality to unity and our own evolution. Our main teacher and guide is Noya Rao, an enlightened tree, who provides us a path to non-duality throughout all of the ancient wisdom traditions & practices.
We work with local indigenous Shipibo Healers, local support staff from the beautiful Mishana Community and trained Assistant Healers from around the world to share their expertise, healing modalities knowledge and wisdom that compliment the indigenous healing traditions.
Our mix of philosophies, personalities, ancient wisdom, healing modalities and cultures provide the perfect foundation for your healing journey of self-discovery.
We believe in sustainability, living in harmony with our environment & each other, re-planting, non-discrimination, equal opportunities with unconditional love at the core of everything we do. We give back, working to create projects for the local community and contributing our time, energy and finances to create and assist with preservation and protection projects within the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve and the Amazon Rainforest as a whole. See more about our
We are here in your service, to be clear and humble channels for spirit and healing energies to work through us. We are dedicated to your own healing, purpose and evolution. We love what we do and are so grateful to be able to share our work, our lives and our passions with you. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to be of assistance in any way that we can.
Jamie & Michael
MEET OUR HEALERS
In our ayahuasca retreats you will be carefully guided and provided for by our skilled team of healers. In each ayahuasca plant spirit healing retreat we have 6 healers including 2 curanderos, our shipibo vegetelista and 3 assistant healers who vary depending on retreats. On Noya Rao dietas we have 1 curandero and 3 assistant healers, + our Shipibo Vegetalista + Nurse who is available for the first phase of the dieta. We are here to care and provide for you in every way possible...
URIAS GARCIA NUNTA
Curandero for Ayahuasca Plant Spirit Healing Retreats
Urias was born in the native community of Nuevo Nazareth, Iparia, a full day’s trip by boat from the city of Pucallpa. His Shipibo name, Neten Beso, means “awakening universe.”
Urias has been working with the medicine for many years and has been dieting with the plants since the young age of 14. He is powerful, compassionate and very knowledgeable. His first and main teacher is Antonio Vasquez Galarreta, “a healer of great renown all along the reaches of the Ucayali river.”
Urias first started working with western patients while apprenticing with his teacher Antonio, who taught him to recognize the proper plants to use for each illness. Working with western patients is important for Urias, since he recognizes that many people who travel to the Amazon to seek healing are suffering from traumas caused by living in a violent culture. For Urias, not everybody can be a healer, since this path requires commitment, vocation, and a strong desire to be at the service of those who are in need. “This is why I am here; to share my medicine and my knowledge with anyone who might benefit from it.”
After substantial years of dieting and studying with many plants and trees,he found Noya Rao, the enlightened tree. Urias is a Maestro of love, light and great integrity which is what led him to this divine meeting with his teacher Noya Rao
Urias’ also loves piñon colorado, a plant that he calls “the greatest psychologist of them all.”
Urias is proud to represent the younger generation of Shipibo healers and strives to be an example for other Shipibo youth. “I love my culture and the medicine that my ancestors gave me. They knew which plants to use for every ailment, and I want every Shipibo person to have this knowledge, to appreciate this path, and to practice our language.”
Co-founder of Casa Galactica
Curandero for Noya Rao Initiation Dietas, Ayahuasca Plant Spirit Healing Retreats
Co-founder of Casa Galactica
Michael is trained in the Noya Rao lineage of the Shipibo tradition of curanderismo. He is also a professional channel, bi-lingual (English and Spanish,) Reiki Master and adept in various forms of mediumship, shamanism and high-vibrational healing modalities.
He studied Hatha-Vinyasa yoga with Suann Polveri and Reiki with the world renowned Reiki Grandmaster, Usha Dohbal. He continues his deep study of Core Qi Gong, Alchemy, Tai Chi and other Daoist Arts with his teacher Paul Diamond. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Manchester.
Through deep connections with the spirit world, he holds a unique, dynamic and safe space for the deep levels of healing to occur. These spirit connections span beyond our own Galaxy through the multi-verse and beyond. His main teacher is Noya Rao, the enlightened tree of unconditional love and light that is at the heart of all his shamanic and healing work. He first studied her with Enrique Lopez and his brother Rono Lopez who eventually connected him with Urias Garcia Nunta. Noya Rao is here to open her worlds to you, to dive deep into your own psyche, to release all that does not serve you and find the love that you have always held inside of you. Through experiencing this love and understanding you are able to heal the wounds of old, to make way for a new higher vibrational existence to unfold.
This healing work is of the highest vibration and integrity, to allow you to feel and release the deepest depths of trauma whilst being held in a safe container of unconditional love.
In addition to this work within ceremony he is greatly adept at guiding you through deep emotional processes of trauma, sexual + ritual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, addiction, negative programming and many other deeply traumatic experiences. This comes from walking this path himself, through healing these aspects of his own life and helping many others on their own journey to liberation.
Throughout the program he is available to answer your questions with his own experiences in this work and also channeling his Galactic Friends and Spirit Teams to provide high vibrational guidance for whatever may occur.
He is also a talented singer-songwriter of which you will get to experience his original healing songs too!
“Love is waiting for you, all you have to do is be willing to look inside”
– Michael Thornhill
EMILIO VALERA VAZQUES
Vegetalista & Nurse
Emilio is originally from a Shipibo community called Roaboya Nativa in the Ucayali Region, Peru. He is an experienced vegetelista which means he has an in-depth knowledge of native plants that are used to make medicines. He will be collecting and preparing plant medicines to treat different illnesses and conditions as part of your treatment plans. He is also a trained nurse with 15 years of experience working with western medicine in hospitals in Lima and around Peru.
He has an excellent understanding of medical conditions and is available throughout the duration of our ayahuasca plant spirit healing retreats and the initial phase of our Noya Rao Initiation Dietas.
He chooses to work with the traditional plant medicines of his ancestors because they are completely natural and have the power to help many people who are suffering different types of illnesses
He has an open heart and a deep desire to help all that come to our retreats so so that they may cure themselves of the illnesses and conditions which have been a part of their lives.
We are so grateful to have Emilio as part of our team, bridging the gap between western medicine, high safety standards and indigenous knowledge/wisdom!
JAMIE CSIZMADIA THORNHILL
Intuitive-Medium, Assistant Healer & Director of Operations
Co-founder of Casa Galactica
Jamie is an Intuitive and Medium, which means she utilizes her multi-sensory abilities to see beyond the visible, physical world and into the subtle energies that surround us at all times. She is also an Assistant Healer, trained in the Noya Rao lineage of Shipibo curanderismo.
In her work she acts as a clear channel, conductor, and translator for the abundance of inspired guidance and healing energies that are perpetually streaming from the multidimensional realms. She connects directly with God, your Higher Self, and the physical/non-physical soul-spirits and multi-dimensional beneficent entities assisting each of us with our life’s journey.
Jamie endearingly refers to these energies collectively as our "Spirit Teams", and they may include angels, personal guides, soulmates, deceased loved ones, cosmic friends, animal totems, plant allies and more.
As a very young child, before she ever had the conscious thoughts or words to describe it, she was connecting with all of the plants that surrounded her in daily life. She spoke with the rose shrubs in her great-grandmother’s garden, giggled with the Bluestem grasses next to the soccer field, and hugged the Bur Oak tree in a roadside ditch.
As an adult, Jamie has strengthened her life-long relationship with the plants by designing and creating native plant gardens and training within the Noya Rao lineage of Shipibo plant spirit healing. Her maestra and primary plant dieta is Noya Rao, the Beloved Illuminated Tree. Noya Rao directly teaches, guides, and informs all of Jamie’s work within our Ayahuasca Plant Spirit Healing Retreat programs.
The infinitely abundant wisdom, guidance, and healing energies Jamie shares with you during a retreat, ceremony, or private session are originating not only from Noya Rao, but also from the numerous beneficent, multi-dimensional energetic sources beyond – yet encompassing and uniting - our individual selves.
“It is my absolute passion to bring you into contact with your highest expression of Self, wellness, and personal truth. And it is my pleasure to share inspired guidance, creative ideas, endearing love, and focused direction to connect you with your own inner wisdom and your unique soul purpose here on this planet!” - Jamie Csizmadia