About me

Martha Ballesteros-Shakti

Is an Educator, Therapist, and Life Coach with over 25 years of experience practicing Rapid Eye Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, and many other Therapeutic Holistic Processes. Martha has been leading Personal Empowerment Groups internationally for more than 30 years.

Her sessions bring awareness to the roots and cause of any issue her clients present, helping them dissolve attachments and identification with those issues, thus bringing back the capacity to be present in their lives, relaxed, and in harmony within their being.


Trauma Solution Practitioner, The Business Education Institute and the International Network for Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology, Peopleistic, Dallas Texas – 2016.


• Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, 500-hour instruction. Certified by the State of New Mexico Higher Education Department, Hypnotherapy Academy of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico – 2011.


• Reiki Master Usui System of Natural Healing, Gainesville, Florida – 2009.


• Therapeutic Massage Therapist, (624 hours of Therapeutic Massage training), Florida College of Natural Health; Maitland Florida – 2007.


• Craniosacral Therapy Level I Facilitator, The Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – 2006.


• Emotional Freedom Technique Facilitator (EFT), Orlando, Florida – 2005.


• Master Rapid Eye Technician, Rapid Eye Institute; Salem Oregon – 2003.


• SSPT Trainer, Rapid Eye Institute, Salem Oregon – 2003.


• Healing with Flower Essences Facilitator, Siu Tutuava, Bogotá Colombia – 1999.


• Pranic Healing facilitator, trained by Master Del Pe, Bogotá, Colombia – 1999.


• Family Constellations, Osho Multiversity, Poona India – 1997.


• Meditative Therapies No-Mind Training Osho Multiversity Poona, India – 1997.


• Osho Counselor Training, Osho Multiversity Poona, India – 1998.


• Core Transformation: Reaching the Wellspring Within – Trainer: Tamara Andreas, NLP Comprehensive, Tucson Arizona – 1996.


• Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP Santa Fe. Santa Fe, New Mexico – 1995.


• Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP University, Assessment conducted at The University of California Santa Cruz, July 1996.


• Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP Comprehensive, Boulder, Colorado – 1996.


• Reiki I and II, Salem Oregon 1996 and Tucson Arizona – 1998.


• Certified Practitioner of Ericksonian Hypnosis, NLP New York & The New Mexican Connection for Whole Brain Communication, Santa Fe, NM – 1996.


• Ordained Minister and Certified Spiritual Healer with the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards Congregations – S.H.E.S., Seattle, WA – 1996.


• Rapid Eye Technician, Rapid Eye Institute, Salem Oregon – 1996.


• Past Life Regression, The Light Institute, Galisteo New Mexico – 1992.


• Educator of the Living Foods Lifestyle, Trained by the late Dr. Ann Wigmore at the Ann Wigmore Institute, Aguada, Puerto Rico – 1992.


• Intuitive Massage, Purvodaya Meditations-Zentrum, Moosburg, Germany – 1980.


• Meditation Teacher, Purvodaya Meditations-Zentrum, Moosburg, Germany – 1979.


• Teacher of Art and Design, SENA Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje Popayán, Colombia – 1971.

My work in the healing arts began in 1972, teaching occupational therapists at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá. I spent most of my early childhood and adolescence in secluded monasteries where part of the everyday time was dedicated to meditation and prayer. During those years, I had extraordinary spiritual experiences. At 23, I began receiving direct personal teachings from several spiritual masters. I was personally initiated as a Sannyasin by Osho in India. I’ve spent 20 years being part of the Osho Meditation Centers in Europe and India, where I learned the Art of Integrating the State of Meditation and Mindfulness into everyday life.

During a retreat in the autumn of 1990 in Germany, I became a student of Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim, founder and Supreme Matriarch of the Yun Hwa Denomination of World Social Buddhism. I treasure the time spent with these spiritual masters; the greatest gift I received from them is my appreciation and love for life.

After losing my husband in 1990 in a car accident, I was fortunate to spend some time living with the late Doctor Ann Wigmore, founder of the original Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston, MA, and be personally trained by her as an Educator of the Living Foods Life Style. Being on living foods transformed my physical and emotional bodies completely.

Searching for ways to help myself get back to health and release the physical pain after a surgery that almost took my life in 1995, a friend suggested I learn NLP and Hypnotherapy. I initially trained with Jake Eagle in Santa Fe, NM, and then with Robert Dilts, Judith Delozier, and Robert McDonald at the University of CA, Santa Cruz. Later on, I learned Rapid Eye Technology with Doctor Ranae Johnson, founder, and director of the Rapid Eye Institute in Salem, OR, and was able to recover fully on an emotional and physical level.

I have been interviewed and shared my experiences in numerous magazines, newspapers, radio, and television shows. I received the Sanskrit name Ma Shakti Devi, which I cherish. Shakti is the primordial cosmic energy, the female personification of Divine Creative Power, also known as “The Great Divine Mother.”

Learning to honor and accept yourself unconditionally is the greatest blessing.

“I offer solutions through work one on one, in groups, seminars, classes, and retreats. I can assist you, whether you are looking to resolve personal or family issues or you need solutions for your company or organization.”

Each one of us holds trapped emotions and negative messages of unresolved issues within the deepest part of our psyche, stored over life cycles in our brains, bodies, and DNA. Often, particular patterns like depression, anxiety, or alcoholism keep running in the family until resolved.

The sooner we liberate those issues’ energies, break the cycle of dysfunction, heal our suffering and the pain of untold generations, the sooner we can give that precious gift of healing to our descendants.

My work is about supporting my clients in clearing the energy stuck in traumatic cell memory, opening up their body, mind, and spirit to a new relationship with themselves and life. They will acquire cutting-edge tools to be used in their everyday life, so they can keep themselves thriving and balanced.

I invite you to heal your relationship with your Soul and with the Generational Soul of your Family. Through it, you will renew all other relationships in your life.


Soul Retrieval Training, Tucson, Arizona.

Martha teaching a Living Food Training for Healthcare Professionals sponsored by Dr. Montserrat Palacin from the Centre de Teràpies Globals in Barcelona, Spain.

Osho Multiversity, Poona, India.

During the NLP Master Training at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

With Osho in India