Stella is a Heartful Playful Medicine Women and Lover of Life. She is a Meditation and Mindfulness Facilitator, Energy Healer, and Artist. Stella considers her work to her life path. She is the founder of Medicine Pathways — Aqui y Ahora Healing Arts. It is her desire to share meditation and mindfulness utilizing traditional and innovative practices, incorporating art, song and nature. Her objective is to help show people who they are beyond the many layers of stories and wounds they have experienced by guiding them inward to the present moment, that they may come to know the vast beauty of their inner being and their true loving nature. Stella currently teaches classes at various locations within the community and facilitates Indigenous Ceremonial gatherings which include: Sacred Drumming and Song Circles and Ceremonial Art Gatherings.
Stella Cruz is a descendant of the Yaqui and Spanish Nations and grew up with a desire to serve her community and abroad. In 2007, while in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle, Stella witnessed the dire need for medical care. This inspired her to established a Health Care Cooperative with several villages, volunteers and the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS). She was honored in 2012 with a Humanitarian Award by PAMS. Locally, she has worked with a Federally Qualified Heath Care Center for over 20 years, expanding access to health in areas fraught with multiple barriers.