Mareesa Stertz

Filmmaker, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and psychedelic activist, Mareesa Stertz programs events at The Aware Project and is the organizer behind the Psychedelic Leadership Summits and host of the documentary series, The Healing Powers (of psychedelics and other mindful practices), coming out on Gaia TV in 2020. Her work has been heavily influenced by her own journey of healing; and has taken her around the world, working with the shamans of Peru and the holy men of India. Her films have been featured by Gaia TV, Viceland, Merry Jane, Participant, and she is currently developing a one-woman theatrical show.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Psychedelic Leadership Community Build

    120 min | Plant Medicine Way

    In a surge of explosive growth, psychedelics and plant medicines are now emerging into unprepared systems of the modern world.
    How can we as leaders (organizers, facilitators, therapists, content creators, etc) work together to embody the lessons inherent in psychedelics? How can we operate collectively and help the world integrate these tools?

    This series of exercises are designed to build the connection, understanding, and relating-ness needed to fortify our community as we move about in the world. We’ll be utilizing techniques and pulling from multi-disciplinary resources that build cohesion and intimacy in a group of world changers for the challenges ahead.