Nuna Ayni comes from the Quechua language of the Andes: ‘Nuna’ means soul, spirit or consciousness and ‘Ayni’ means sacred reciprocity. Our project was born when we experience a reconnection with our true nature through ancestral ceremonies and rituals from Peru. In these experiences we were able to acknowledge that we are part of the universe and that each being has an impact in the world remembering all relations are sacred. From this place came our inspiration to SHARE and study more about the different ways we can nourish and also provide others an experience that can allow this reconnection with the knowledge that we carry in what we call the GENE OF WISDOM, to bring forth a new consciousness. We believe that it is possible to live in harmony with ourselves and everything that surrounds us. We serve as a bridge between the ancient and the modern, the elders and the youth, and the spirit and the material.

Through our mission we strive to revitalize ancestral wisdom through sharing it with the goal of empowering individuals to create a socially and environmentally conscious world.


Luz María Ampuero

Founding Director of Nuna Ayni

Luz Maria is one of the Founding Director of Nuna Ayni.  She graduated from the University of Lima, Peru, with a BA in Communications and a focus in Photography and Documentaries. She has been learning and working in the field of Peruvian ancestral medicines since 2001. 

She has 4 years of experience volunteering with children in the Winaypaq Education Project in Cusco and the Children’s Hospital in Lima.

She has also participated in global events promoting peace and ecological sustainability. Named peace ambassador in 2009 by the Dhamakaya foundation in Thailand. Since 2003, Luz Maria has traveled internationally conducting various workshops and therapies, including Andean wisdom, ancestral medicinal knowledge, women’s workshops, reiki, dance and movement, reflexotherapy, and massage. She dedicates her life to share the Nuna Ayni vision of how to live in harmony with oneself as well as one’s surroundings.


Daniel Zevallos

Founding Director of Nuna Ayni

Daniel is one of the Founding Directors of Nuna Ayni. Since 2002 Daniel started his service and commitment sharing and remembering the teachings of the Keepers of the Sacred Fire of The Heart.

Since 2006 he has been sharing through Nuna Ayni the wisdom of our ancestors, locally and internationally a variety of workshops, therapies and talks, including biomagnetism, therapies to release trapped emotions and Andean & ancestral wisdom. 

He also leads journeys into nature and into meaningful places with contemplative and inspirational purpose to awake our ancestral memory meanwhile we are walking back our journey to our Heart.


Diane Cullumber

Nuna Ayni Development Coordinator – USA

I have over 10 years experience in nonprofit management and fundraising in the U.S., starting a resource center for Latino immigrants in Minneapolis and raising funds for student access to education at a private liberal arts college. 

Most recently, I was trained as a facilitator with the Pachamama Alliance and planned a symposium and workshop for hundreds of participants to discover their individual roles in creating an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on the planet.  I am now pleased to apply my own personal commitment in these areas along with my nonprofit and fundraising experience to create a living model for a new humanity with Tierra Nuna Ayni.  It is my goal to connect individuals and resources in support of the project. 

Please contact me if you wish to support the project in any way.


Susana Tello

Nuna Ayni Project Coordinator

She has 40 years of experience in the Peruvian labor system in the administration area. She worked at the Universidad de Lima  for 15 years as an administrative assistant in the faculties of Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering, Vice Rector’s Office and the Investigation Department.

The last 9 years she was the manager assistant of the Director for the company Haskoning International DHB Sucursal Peru. Today she works for the organization Nuna Ayni as a project coordinator and executive manager for fundraising.