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Journey to the Heart/ Thermo Therapeutics

Ernesto Ortiz


9199 SW 97th Ave
Miami, FL 33176
United States
T: (305) 595-1668

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Journey to the Heart is a personal development organization dedicated to the upliftment of consciousness and the Well-Being of all people.

Our aim is to integrate, with practical tools for the New Millennium, the physical with the Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. We are a personal development school with no walls.

We offer Psycho-spiritual Integration and Personal Development Workshops such as:

  • Trance Dance & Shamanic Soul Hunting

  • Basic Hot Stone Massage Therapy Workshops

  • Advanced Hot Stone Massage Therapy Workshops

  • Learn How To Read the Akashic Records

  • Akashic Records Intensive & Consultant Training

  • Sacred Geometry Workshops

  • Reiki Training on Karmapa Reiki Workshops

  • Shamanism Workshops

  • Integrative/Holotropic Breathwork Workshops

  • Trance Dance Workshops

  • Pendulum Dowsing Technique

  • Relationships workshops and more, much more....

Profile and Credentials        

Ernesto Ortiz was born in Mexico City, in 1951. As a child he frequently visited the family’s coffee plantation, where he learned a life style that would later mark the path of his teachings, influenced by “curaciones” and other practices carried by the Shamans of this land.

Around the age of 17, he started exploring "mind expanding" with teachers’ plants. He moved to San Diego, California where he studied textiles and photography, and at 21 his passion to study and photograph native cultures and “shamanism” took him on a two-year trip to South America. Upon his return to California, he established a business importing textiles from Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia; worked as a photographer for Kali Productions - an LA based company; and opened a retail business dealing with crystals and accessories. In 1990, inner-calling and a desire to share with others the accumulation of experiences and the ability to develop mind work stirred Ernesto to a new direction. In 1988 he moved to Florida where he founded “Journey to the Heart”.

Ernesto has been in the healing field for more than 20 years, has educated in schools such as, Educating Hands, the SE Institute of Oriental Medicine and Miami Dade Community College and has lectured at Florida State University and University of Miami.

Ernesto has spent many years studying and facilitating Indigenous Shamanic practices, and has studied with Michael Harner, Frank Natale, Robert Ghost Wolf, Starr Fuentes, Barrett Eagle Bear, Mary Parker, Helen Bony, Jackie Small and more. He is an honorary Ceremonial Pipe carrier from the Lakota Nation, his spiritual Grandmother/Sister Barrett Eagle Bear blessed him with this honor in 1996.

He has been featured in Allure, Cosmopolitan, and Selecta Magazines as one of the best massage therapists from coast to coast; in TV programs such as ‘Despierta America” (the Spanish version of Good Morning America), “Primer Impacto”, Galavisión, Telemundo/NBC; in radio shows like “Así contigo” and WLRN Public Radio, reaching an international audience of over 86 million people. Ernesto's has made his home base in Miami, Fl.

Philosophy and Comments        

Journey to the Heart/ Thermo Therapeutics can customize any workshop you want for you and your group. From a weekend to a seven day retreat. We have facilities available in Miami and the Florida Keys. Ernesto is an inspiring teacher/facilitator, has facilitated in the US, Canada, Australia, the Bahamas the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.


Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

To book seminars and workshops in your area, set up a private session or to obtain more information please email Ernesto @:


or call

(305)595-1668 or (305)632-5603





Journey to The Heart's vision is...

To bring the best possible teaching and material available on the topics of personal and spiritual growth.

We do not speak for or represent one religion, but rather, the common threads of wisdom that run throughout all teachings...

We believe there is a Spirit, God, which is the essence of everything that exists in the universe...

We believe that wisdom can be found in the teachings and scriptures of many faiths and that all can be used to bring joy, guidance, prosperity, and happiness into our everyday lives...

We'll focus on the common threads of wisdom that run throughout all teachings and will bring to the light new ways of understanding these truths...

We believe there is no one way to achieve enlightenment but to utilize the multiple teachings that are available to us...

We believe that compassion, tolerance and love are essential ingredients to run our lives...

We believe we are not perfect but conscious...

Ernesto Biography Update 2006        

Noted artist, author and healer, Ernesto Ortiz has devoted his life to exploring and communicating the language of the heart, primal movement and deep inner spaces. Over the past 25 years, Ernesto has taken thousands of people on a journey from physical and emotional inertia to the freedom of ecstasy, from the chaos of the chattering ego-mind to the blessed emptiness of stillness and inner silence.

His Workshops and Retreats have an electric intensity that unifies the spiritual with the mundane, from the poetic discovery of the soul to the modern approach of ancient shamanic practices.

Ernesto is recognized in the holistic, health and metaphysical field as an inspiring facilitator, teacher and therapist. His training began at an early age in Mexico with Curanderos and Shamans and has continued for many years with world renowned teachers in Transpersonal Psychology, Shamanism, Music Therapy, Bodywork and more. In his private practice he is approved by the state of Florida and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing Education Provider. Ernesto utilizes numerous healing techniques such as Bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy, Karmapa Reiki, Integrative/Shamanic Techniques, Breathwork, the Akashic Records, SERT Therapy (Somato Emotional Repatterning Therapy), Music Therapy, Trance Dance and more.

In 1994 Ernesto created Journey to the Heart, a company dedicated to the upliftment of consciousness and the well-being of people by using practical tools to help integrate the physical with the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Providing tools for growth, the company offers a variety of classes and workshops: Hot Stone Massage, Karmapa Reiki; Akashic Records classes, Pendulum Dowsing Techniques. Psychospiritual Integration Workshops are also offered: Integrative Breathwork, Shamanic Breathwork, Shamanic Workshops, Trance Dance, Soul Hunting, and Relationship Workshops. Ernesto is a ceremonial pipe carrier; he received his pipe from his spiritual grandmother Barret Eagle Bear (Lakota).

New Book Release        

Ernesto is internationally certified and teaches the Akashic Records also provides teacher training and certification programs, Ernesto has facilitated Workshops in the US, Canada, Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean. He is currently writing several books in the “Raw Emotions” series, the first one was released December 2005 with the title “In the Presence of Love” ISBN #1-4259-9993-X and can be ordered @ www.Bkorders@authorhouse.com

The Akashic Records Level I: The full two-day workshop on 4 DVDs        

Learn how to open YOUR own Akashic Records

At last.... the ultimate in-home resource for personal change; work using The Akashic Records; more than just a book, the complete weekend workshop on 4 DVDs, along with the complete manual and meditations used during the class.

The Full 2 Day Level I Workshop on 4 DVDs

Taught by Ernesto Ortiz, principal facilitator for Journey to the Heart.

Discover the magic, beauty and wisdom of Akasha and see how personal transformation, integration and spiritual healing through the Akashic records process thought on this DVD home program. Four DVDs of live training, meditations, questions and answers, exercises that will guide you step by step thorough this gentle and profound process.

Come Home, Again and Again, to a Gift of a Lifetime....

Now YOU have the opportunity to tap as deeply and as often as you desire into the Sacred Space of your Akashic Records to receive profound self-knowledge, guidance in all areas of life, and uplifting, healing energies.... All in the LIGHT of the Unconditional Love of Akasha, of Source, and of the Masters and Teachers, who are always there to bring you ever-greater Self-Actualization and Joy.

This complete workshop is specially designed to be accessible to everyone. No prior experience, no need for psychic abilities, just an open heart and the willingness to learn a Sacred Prayer.

You can own this whole program for less than half of a live workshop; with the benefit of being able to view and review the material as many times as you want.

What you'll learn:

How to open YOUR Akashic Records using a Sacred Prayer.

* Grace Points ~ Physical points of Action to anchor information received or let go of what no longer serves you.

* The Art of Questioning ~ Learn how to formulate your questions to deepen your experience.

How to Align, Attune and Allow for this sacred energy to flow...

* An easy way to connect to Akasha.

* The must powerful way to protect yourself.

* How to use this energy with any other modality.


The entire Akashic Records Level I workshop is now available for $107.00 plus shipping.

Receive discount vouchers for the live Levels I, II, III classes and the annual Intensive.

Two ways to order:

* Directly from Ernesto @ kiva101@aol.com or

* Use the link below, it will take you to Your OM Store, where you can order using Pay Pal.

Note: Orders outside the US, plese contact Ernesto for shipping costs.

4 Disc DVD Set $107.00

Shipping in the US $6.00

Total: $113.00

YOUR OM STORE....www.journey2theheart.com ~ Click Here to order


"I can feel something opening up inside me, it's like a little door leading to the space of Akasha, from which I receive wise guidance beyond my own enthusiasm and my own fears. I keep deep inside me this precious and sacred space inviting me from the bottom of my heart to go for trust and life itself." Eric G. France

"I had been looking for a long time to find a path that would fill me with passion and act as a conduit for my life. I found it. Thanks to you I have the tools to heal my heart and unfold my life's vision." Sabine T, Wash. D.C.

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