Belinda Gore, PhD.

Cuyamungue Institute

The Cuyamungue Institute continues the work of renowned anthropologist Felicitas Goodman who discovered in the artwork of indigenous people worldwide a system of body postures used for religious rituals.  Using a simple method, these ritual postures appear to activate the human nervous system’s natural capacity for reorganizing perceptions to include expanded states of awareness.  The method is linked with deep relaxation, improved immune function, and the development of the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, the site of insight, integration, and moral maturity.

Belinda is the former President of the Cuyamungue Institute and is now the International Training Director.. Her two books, Ecstatic Body Postures: An Alternate Reality Workbook (Bear & Company, 1995) and The Ecstatic Experience: Healing Postures for Spirit Journeys (Bear & Company, 2009) as essential material for learning The Cuyamungue Method . Ecstatic Body Postures has been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish. Both books are available at many bookstores as well as on

Belinda teaches workshops based on The Cuyamungue Method throughout the United States and internationally, and trains Certified Facilitators and Regional Instructors in the United States, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, Israel, and Portugal.

The community in Latin America is especially vibrant and currently the following people are certified as Facilitators and Regional Instructors:

Analia Cristina Molinari, Mar del Plata
Laura Karina San Pedro, Mar del Plata
Coca Trillini, Buenos Aires: REGIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Delia Arellano, Santiago
Maria Esperanza Bonifaz Munoz, Santiago: REGIONAL INSTRUCTOR
Marita Gianina Fontana Valdes
Paula Olivares, La Serena: REGIONAL INSTRUCTOR
Daniela Perez, Santiago
Judy Ress, Santiago
Ximena Vega Soto

Patricia Salazar, Cali

For a schedule of workshops with Belinda, see Workshops or to arrange a workshop in your community, contact

A certification training program for practitioners and instructors is offered through The Cuyamungue Institute.  For more information, visit


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