Teachers we work together with
Experts of the Inca Tradition
At Inka World, we work with experienced Western experts and teachers who convey the spiritual wisdom of the Incas. In addition, three times a year we offer the opportunity to meet powerful indigenous masters from Peru and to experience their abilities first-hand during a one-to-one session, a Despacho ceremony or during a healing journey.
Among the Western teachers with whom we organise workshops and spiritual journeys are, for example, Prof. Juan Núñez del Prado and Ivan Núñez del Prado from Peru, Elizabeth Jenkins from the USA, and Hans-Martin Beck and Elke Steinbach from Germany.
These experts live and teach the Inca tradition with all their heart and in their own personal way. Each one of them has a deep understanding of the Inca spirituality and teaches techniques that have been passed down for generations from master to student. Furthermore, the all initiate students in the fourth level of consciousness at which people are able to see life and all their experiences from a grander point of view.
Prof. Juan Núñez del Prado
Juan followed the footsteps of his father Oscar Núñez del Prado, studying anthropology at the University of Cusco and specialising in the religious culture of the Incas and their indigenous descendants. During his studies, his contact with these people has led him to seek initiations into the Inca tradition.
For more than 10 years, he learned with Don Benito Qoriwaman, a famous healer, altomesayoq and paqo from Wasao in the valley of Cusco. Don Benito is the man whom Shirley Maclaine describes in her book "It's all in the playing." It was also Benito who sparked Juan's interest in this ancient wisdom teaching.
Subsequently, Juan expanded his knowledge further by working with other well-known masters such as Andres Espinosa, Melchor Deza, Manuel Qispe, and Mariano Apaza and gained practically endless experience. It is important to him to share his knowledge with students around the world according to Ayni, the only commandment of the Inka religion.
It could be said that Juan Núñez del Prado is probably the individual with the most comprehensive knowledge of the Inca tradition, the energy work of the Incas and all their myths today. These days, even young Q'eros seek him out to learn from him, which he considers a great honour and sign of appreciation.
Due to his innate curiosity and his scientific background as an anthropologist, Juan never grows tired of expanding his knowledge in the areas of astronomy, psychology, comparative religion and connecting it with the spirituality of the Incas and the Inca tradition.
Hans-Martin holds an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years, holding various management positions with international software vendors.
In 2005 he first came into contact with energy work and alternative medicine; this encounter fundamentally and sustainably changed his life. He began several years of training with worldwide recognized teachers of the Inca tradition and established a healing praxis for coaching, consciousness work and alternative healings.
For some years, he has been sharing his knowledge in seminars and workshops, organising spiritual journeys to Peru, regularly inviting indigenous masters from Peru to Europe, and giving lectures at conferences.
In 2015, he published his German book "The Spiritual Wisdom of the Incas", the first German reference work on the Inca tradition.
Hans-Martin and his wife Elke live near the city of Heidelberg, Germany.
Ivan Núñez del Prado
Ivan is the son of Juan Núñez del Prado and has been working with him for many years. Like his father, he found himself drawn to the Inca religion, the Inca culture, and the Andean cosmovision. At the age of seven he received his first initiation at the Festival of Qoyllur Rit'i. Later, he became a member of the Catholic Easter Movement, practiced Sufism and participated in meetings of the Presbytarians.
In 1991 he received the initiation into the 4th level of consciousness, called Karpay Ayni. The following year, he took part for the first time in the Hatun Karpay, the spiritual journey to the Incas' ancient power places. Ivan organised and participated in the first meeting of the Inca religion with Tibetan Buddhism when Lama Lopön Chechoo Rinpoche (Karma Kajyu) came to visit Cusco.
Having completed many different initiations with great masters of different traditions, he now teaches his knowledge and wisdom to groups in Europe and the United states.
Elizabeth has acquired her knowledge and her experience from various teachers over the course of many years. She has been organising workshops all over the world for almost 25 years. In these seminars she always focuses on practical exercises and techniques used in the Inca tradition. She has a wonderful way of explaining and letting people understand why this tradition is called "nature mysticism". Elizabeth often includes Q'ero Indians in her seminars in order to allow participants to experience the authenticity of the Inka culture.
The U.S. American psychotherapist discovered her gift for moving energy early on and developed it for many years under the instruction of various masters in Peru, including Juan Núñez del Prado, Manuel Q'ispe, Humberto Sonqo Q'espi and Bernadina Apaza Flores.
She has published three books on this subject, teaches the Inca religion all over the world and leads groups to Peru for initiation journeys.
Elke is an industrial engineer and has been working in international marketing for a big German company for many years. Since 2004, she has been into energy work and coaching which includes family constellation work, aura soma, reiki as well as primary and hypnotherapy.
Several years ago, she became acquainted with the spiritual tradition of the Incas through Ivan and Juan Nuñez del Prado, attends their workshops several times a year, and teaches this knowledge today.
Elke and her husband Hans-Martin live near the city of Heidelberg, Germany.