Passionate about service
The holistic experience at My SachaJi would not be complete without our dedicated team of staff, who, as experts in different fields of wellness, each contribute an important element.
As well as being a brilliant, intuitive manager, Thomas is also a shaman, on hand to assist spiritual healing, while lead therapist Cynthia is an expert in transformative and stress-busting therapies.
From the local community, Doña Rosita is an Indigenous traditional medicine practitioner as well as a midwife, and brings a wealth of ancestral knowledge to her Andean cleansing treatments and community volunteer programs.
Even our sales manager, Denise, is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, dedicated to wellness and to helping others realize their potential.
Chef María Cecilia brings fine dining to the Andes from her native Argentina, creating a delicious, balanced and sustainable dining experience.
The great majority of staff members come from local communities in the area. Their innate warmth and kindness is a common trait of the Andean people, as is their strong connection to the land and their culture.
Owner and founder of My SachaJi, María Teresa Ponce, is an architect, photographer and yoga instructor, bringing together all her passions in the ecolodge. At this gay-owned hotel, 20 percent of the women employees are gay, an unusual total in Latin America.
And it would be impossible to talk of the My SachaJi team without mentioning our family of animals: rescued dogs Valentino, Filia, Aura and Siri the cat, plus llamas Panchito and Juanita who help us trim the grass!