Sitaramaya Sita

Sitaramaya Sita

Sita is a PlantWisdom Practitioner trained in the Shipibo tradition.  She shepherds a powerful community in Los Angeles and globally, of healers, seekers, visionaries and creators. She works with individuals and groups, in ceremony, events, lectures and tours to bridge the chaos of modern life and the wisdom of the indigenous spiritual practice.

Sita’s innate love of adventure has led her on an inner journey into non-ordinary states of consciousness facilitated largely by the richness of the plant kingdom. The resulting insight into what exists outside of consensus reality informs her teaching in a world with an unconscious emphasis on accumulation of the material.

It was overcoming her own personal challenges with addiction early in life that prepared Sita so uniquely for her commitment to the plant medicine path that requires dietary restrictions and other disciplines of body and mind. It paved the way for an understanding of how our lives are always perfectly unfolding for our greatest learning, a grace that she passes onto her students as they undertake more and more of her unique guidance.

Over the last 20 years, Sita has founded several organizations and events including PlantTeachers, Conscious Path Creation and Quantum Path Creation. She conducts innovative healing journeys around the world and is the organizer and founder of the Convergence conferences. Sita’s commitment to deep ecology has led to the development of "Fundo Sitaramaya," a preservation project of privately-held Amazonian land to steward and protect old growth trees, waterways and rainforest flora and fauna.

Sitaramaya is a stand for "Deep Ecology:" ecology that is more than recycling and preserving our natural resources and is the ecology of the interrelatedness, intelligence and equality of all creation in the ecosphere.

In 2009, Sita curated the first major show of Pablo Amaringo’s art in Venice, California. More recently Sita has appeared as guest speaker at various in Los Angeles events including the Ayahuasca monologues and the Aya Awakenings film premiere. She also presented at the World Ayahuasca Conference in Ibiza, Spain in September 2014.

Sita is also the director of the Capital Case Project, assisting and protecting the constitutional liberties of people on death row.


Panel Discussions:

Ayahuasca and Women’s Health
Panelist: Sitaramaya Sita

Ayahuasca offers distinct contributions to the field of women’s health. At the same time, specific factors should be considered to insure that women are well informed of ways that their experiences with ayahuasca may be optimized or hindered. Specific topics such as ayahuasca and menstruation, safety measures, contra-indications, and after-care will be addressed from multiple perspectives. In addition, a brief overview of general topics such as the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca for eating disorders, fertility, and other women’s health conditions will be covered. This presentation will offer an interactive dialogue between various practitioners and experts in the field. The goal is to offer a well-rounded overview that includes the perspective of different indigenous traditions as well as the lived experience of non-indigenous women that have an established relationship with the tea.

Panelists: Celina M. De Leon, MPH (cand.), Cvita Mamic, Sitaramaya Sita
Moderator: Kenneth Tupper, PhD

Plant Teachers and Entheogenic Learning
Panelist: Sitaramaya Sita

While much of the interest in the potential benefits of entheogenic plants, fungi and other psychedelic substances has been on their healing or therapeutic properties, this panel will focus on the potential of these substances in learning and education. In indigenous cultures it is commonly believed that one can learn from spirit “teachers” within the plants or mushrooms. With the advent of psychedelic drug use in the modern era, it was claimed that substances such as LSD, psilocybin or mescaline could enhance cognition, stimulate creativity and expand one’s mind. We will explore how there may be educational benefits to the entheogenic or psychedelic experience, and how these kinds of learning might be integrated into modern concepts of knowledge and understanding.

Panelists: Cvita Mamic, Kenneth Tupper, PhD, Sitaramaya Sita
Moderator: Rachel Kann

Shadows, Darts & Spirits: shamanism & the darkness not typically discussed
Panelist: Sitaramaya Sita

This panel presentation will speak to dangers that may arise from unsafe use of plant medicines, vulnerabilities that may arise when in the effects of plant medicines, susceptibility to influence and abuse, including sexual misconduct, and practices that utilize plant medicines for harm.

Panelists: Joe Tafur, MD, Sitaramaya Sita
Moderator: Ayasmina Flores, JD

Visionary Art – I
Moderator: Sitaramaya Sita

Visionary artists will discuss what it means to paint from a visionary perspective, how their visionary experiences influence their work and how medicine emerges through art.

Panelists: Amanda Sage, Anderson Debernardi, Luis Tamami, Solara Aerie
Moderator: Sitaramaya Sita