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The First Warrior Was Our Founder, Gary Hess

Warrior Tribe owes its creation to Gary Hess, a Louisiana-born combat veteran whose 11-year stint in the Marine Corps included some of the heaviest fighting in Iraq. Transitioning back to civilian life in 2008, Gary faced the same difficulties as many veterans and trauma survivors:

The harsh realities of war had left deep wounds in his mind, body, and soul.

The First Warrior Was Our Founder, Gary Hess

Warrior Tribe owes its creation to Gary Hess, a Louisiana-born combat veteran whose 11-year stint in the Marine Corps included some of the heaviest fighting in Iraq. Transitioning back to civilian life in 2008, Gary faced the same difficulties as many veterans and trauma survivors:

The harsh realities of war had left deep wounds in his mind, body, and soul.

Where Traditional “Healthcare” Failed, Nature Prevailed

After years of emotional numbness, physical pain, and pharmaceutical dependency, Gary’s life changed forever in 2016. A chance encounter with plant medicines showed him that an effective, alternative route to recovery wasn’t just available, but attainable. 

This transformational experience marked the beginning of a journey toward healing and wholeness, shaped by natural medicines like entheogens, also referred to as psychedelics.

Where Traditional “Healthcare” Failed, Nature Prevailed

After years of emotional numbness, physical pain,

and pharmaceutical dependency, Gary’s life changed forever in 2016. A chance encounter with plant medicines showed him that an effective, alternative route to recovery wasn’t just available, but attainable. 

This transformational experience marked the beginning of a journey toward healing and wholeness, shaped by natural medicines like entheogens, also referred to as psychedelics.

From Recovery to Revelation

The impact of Gary’s personal journey on his mental and spiritual well-being was so profound that he knew it had to be shared. 

Propelled by a sense of duty and compassion toward his fellow veterans and trauma survivors, he began empowering others to take the same leap of faith into holistic healing and, ultimately, into hope.

From Recovery

to Revelation

The impact of Gary’s personal journey on his mental and spiritual well-being was so profound that he knew it had to be shared. 

Propelled by a sense of duty and compassion toward his fellow veterans and trauma survivors, he began empowering others to take the same leap of faith into holistic healing and, ultimately, into hope.

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The Warrior Tribe

Medicinal Assembly

The Warrior Tribe Medicinal Assembly is a unique entheogenic congregation that seamlessly integrates holistic healing practices, ancestral medicines, and tribal ceremonies derived from diverse belief systems.

The Team Behind the Tribe

These dedicated humans advance our mission of hope and healing every day.

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The Warrior Tribe

Medicinal Assembly

The Warrior Tribe Medicinal Assembly
is a unique entheogenic congregation that seamlessly integrates holistic healing practices, ancestral medicines, and tribal ceremonies derived from diverse belief systems.

The Team Behind the Tribe

These dedicated humans advance our mission of hope and healing every day.

Gary Hess

Gary, a former Marine Corps veteran turned holistic healer, uses plant medicines and psychedelics to aid in the healing of PTSD and trauma. With a focus on authentic healing and post-traumatic growth, he guides others towards wellness, drawing on shamanic traditions and modern therapies to inspire transformative journeys.

Amy Lynn Rezendes

Amy Lynn, founder of Your Heart Centered, guides personal transformations through shamanism and plant medicine. Deeply trained in Peruvian traditions, her holistic approach skillfully combines Depth Hypnosis and Buddhist Psychology, fostering profound self-awareness and a strong connection to nature for deep healing and growth.

More About the Tribal Assembly

More About

the Tribal Assembly

Rooted in the traditions of indigenous communities and tribal groups, the tribal assembly represents a formal congregation of members within a tribe. We wholeheartedly embrace the essence of these gatherings, bringing together individuals from our community to collectively address customary objectives such as decision-making, fostering community bonds, and promoting healing.

Rooted in the traditions of indigenous communities and tribal groups, the tribal assembly represents a formal congregation of members within a tribe. We wholeheartedly embrace the essence of these gatherings, bringing together individuals from our community to collectively address customary objectives such as decision-making, fostering community bonds, and promoting healing.

The Core Values
That Guide Our Practice

Our deeply held beliefs steer our every move, empowering us to compassionately and consistently support our Warriors throughout their individual journeys of self-discovery and reconnection.

The Core Values
That Guide Our Practice

Our deeply held beliefs steer our every move, empowering us to compassionately and consistently support our Warriors throughout their individual journeys of
self-discovery and reconnection.

Reverence

At the heart of our community is reverence—a deep respect for the healing power of ancestral medicines, the people who have safeguarded that power over millennia, and the sacred rituals they created. Whenever we approach a time-honored ceremony, we do so with the utmost respect, care and admiration.

Surrender

To undergo a genuine transformation, we must allow ourselves to be transformed. Accepting and embracing every experience with curiosity and an open heart is fundamental to personal evolution and healing. Surrendering may feel foreign to many trauma survivors, but relinquishing control encourages the sacred forces at play to guide us.

Reverence

At the heart of our community is

reverence—a deep respect for the healing power of ancestral medicines, the people who have safeguarded that power over millennia, and the sacred rituals they created. Whenever we approach a time-honored ceremony, we do so with the utmost respect, care and admiration.

Surrender

To undergo a genuine transformation,

we must allow ourselves to be transformed. Accepting and embracing every experience with curiosity and an open heart is fundamental to personal evolution and healing. Surrendering may feel foreign to many trauma survivors, but relinquishing control encourages the sacred forces

at play to guide us.

Nature as Medicine

Like the ancestral medicines we use, each one of us comes from the Earth. We honor the intrinsic and unbreakable connection between humans and nature, recognizing the importance of both harnessing and preserving the gifts of the natural world in our quest for holistic healing.

Tribalism

The mightiest Warriors draw on the strength of their community. By nurturing a collective sense of belonging, unity, and purpose, we uplift every member of our tribe, and encourage other members to come together in turn. We firmly believe that when wisdom, experiences, and resources are shared, growth is, too.

Coherence

We view coherence—the harmonious integration of the mind, body, and spirit—as the Warrior’s ultimate goal. When the whole self comes into alignment with thoughts, emotions, and behavior balanced, enlightenment is within reach. Coherence, in turn, breeds self-realization, fulfillment, and a deeper understanding of our world and our place within it.

Nature as Medicine

Like the ancestral medicines we use,

each one of us comes from the Earth. We honor the intrinsic and unbreakable connection between humans and nature, recognizing the importance of both harnessing and preserving the gifts of the natural world in our quest for holistic healing.

Tribalism

The mightiest Warriors draw on the

strength of their community. By nurturing a collective sense of belonging, unity, and purpose, we uplift every member of our tribe, and encourage other members to come together in turn. We firmly believe that when wisdom, experiences, and resources are shared, growth is, too.

Coherence

We view coherence—the harmonious integration of the mind, body, and spirit—as the Warrior’s ultimate goal. When the whole self comes into alignment with thoughts, emotions, and behavior balanced, enlightenment is within reach. Coherence, in turn, breeds self-realization, fulfillment, and a deeper understanding of our world and

our place within it.

Authenticity

Healing your true self begins with knowing and accepting who that is. We will always empower you to see through the societal expectations clouding your vision and come face-to-face with your authentic self. As you explore your inner depths, you’ll come closer to peace, self-acceptance, and transformation.

Gratitude

Throughout the healing journey, we believe in giving thanks—for the lessons we’ve learned, the new perspectives we’ve gained, and the community we’ve built. We know that a grateful, positive mindset amplifies the healing process and invites abundance, so we take every opportunity to acknowledge the life-changing blessings that accompany total transformation.

Authenticity

Healing your true self begins with

knowing and accepting who that is. We will always empower you to see through the societal expectations clouding your vision and come face-to-face with your authentic self. As you explore your inner depths,

you’ll come closer to peace,

self-acceptance, and transformation.

Gratitude

Throughout the healing journey, we believe in giving thanks—for the lessons we’ve learned, the new perspectives we’ve gained, and the community we’ve built. We know that a grateful, positive mindset amplifies the healing process and invites abundance, so we take every opportunity to acknowledge the life-changing blessings that accompany

total transformation.

Your Journey

Can Begin Here and Now

The road to healing and wholeness lies before you—and we’re here to help you navigate it whenever you’re ready.

Your Journey

Can Begin Here and Now

The road to healing and wholeness lies before you—and we’re here to help you navigate it whenever you’re ready.