The People Behind Iluminado Tours
When Trudy came to the Yucatan in 1978 she remembers sitting on the top of the pyramid at Chichen Itza and suddenly knowing there was something important for her here. In 1992 when she first visited Mérida she knew this city would be her home. Like many of you, she was doing her personal work, following her spiritual path, and saying “yes” more often than “no” to the many opportunities and challenges that came her way. As you know, there is a point along this path where you have to keep moving forward, there is no going back. In October, 2001 she left her life in Vancouver, Canada, and moved here to Mérida.
Trudy created Iluminado Tours in order to introduce others to the magic and excitement she found in the Yucatan. During this time she continued to learn about the Maya from books, teachers, and more importantly from her personal experiences at the sacred sites themselves. Then she met her teacher Miguel Angel Vergara and started to understand where this journey was heading. All the little “yeses” were adding up to the big “yes” that meant defining, accepting, and following her life’s purpose.
Part of that purpose is to act as a bridge between the vast knowledge of the ancient Maya and today’s spiritual seeker. At Iluminado Tours she creates programs that lead people to their own special experiences at the sacred sites of the Maya. To complement these spiritual journeys, she has joined forces with Miguel Angel Vergara and Erik Solis Puga to open the Maya Cosmic Institute here in Mérida. This school is a place for people to study specific aspects of the sacred Maya world in depth. Commenting on this phase of her life, Trudy says, “I am really excited about this school. There was nothing like this in Mérida when I first arrived in 1992. I couldn’t even have imagined it then. I am now looking forward to whatever is coming next. I can’t imagine what it could be.”
Miguel Angel Vergara
Miguel Angel is a Master Teacher of the Maya Sacred Wisdom. His life’s work has been the study and true understanding of the Ancient Wisdom of the Maya, and his life’s mission is to share these Sacred teachings with the world. He does this through the study of their science, art, philosophy, and religion, extracting the true essence of the Maya teachings, and offering it to those seeking guidance on their Spiritual Path.
Miguel Angel Vergara lives and works in Yucatán, Mexico and is the author of a number of books on Chichen Itza and the Maya Sacred Wisdom. He studied with Mayan Elder Don Vincente Martín for seventeen years, was a director at Chichen Itzá for four years, and has given lectures and workshops throughout North America and Europe. He draws students from all parts of the world and his teachings do make a difference in their lives. Many keep coming back for more.
He teaches us how to connect with the Masters of Light who are still here at the sacred Maya sites ready to guide us now, as in ancient times. He goes to the source of the Maya knowledge; to the ceremonies, rituals, mantras, sacred books, pyramids, temples, stele, pottery, paintings, sculptures, and oral traditions that are available today, to find the essence of their knowledge and then teaches in a heart-centered style that connects rapidly and profoundly with his students.He currently leads spiritual tours throughout the Maya world of Yucatán, Chiapas, and Guatemala. Miguel Angel Vergara also conducts workshops, seminars, lectures, and classes on the Ancient Maya Wisdom in Mexico, USA, Canada, and Europe. He can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Solis Puga
Erik Solis (1966 - 2010) Erik was born in Yucatán and was very proud of his Maya roots. He grew up gaining much of his knowledge from nature as well as from his family and after graduating from university continued his education by working with many Maya teachers, elders, healers, and Maya X-men and H-men (Shamans).
Erik generously shared all he learned and strongly believed in teaching by example. He was a Maya Warrior, traveling on his path, sharing his personal experiences and vast knowledge while helping guide people to the awakening of 2012. His physical presence will be very much missed but Erik will always be a part of the Casa K'in team, working with us now in other dimensions.
Miguel Angel Vergara
Erik Solis Puga