Zulma is an educator, writer and speaker who has developed and taught her life’s work globally. After traditional university study, she explored various psychotherapies, world religions, mystical traditions, and energetic practices, culminating in what has become her teaching, ‘Inner Alchemy’.
Zulma was born to Puerto Rican parents in 1943 in New York. Her roots gave her Latin traditions and character, while her exposure to North American and European cultures helped to shape her intellect. She studied Humanities at Puerto Rico University and completed a BA in Romance Languages and Literature at New York University, where the beginnings of her formal search to understand the complexity of the human condition began to unfold. Zulma went on to complete an MA in Education at NYU, which was followed by post-graduate studies in psychology and counselling at San Fernando Valley State College in California.
This was the California of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and in this environment she learnt about emerging New Age developments in exploring consciousness, which in turn led her to study Primal Therapy under Arthur Janov at the LA Primal Institute. Zulma’s inner drive to know God led her to travel from the Americas to Europe, India, South America and finally back to Europe to meet different teachers and to learn from many traditions. Zulma surrounded herself in ancient wisdom and immersed herself in multiple psychotherapies (Gestalt, psychosynthesis, basic massage, bioenergetics, energy balancing, polarity, regression, and psychic arts, among others). She learnt about world religions, meditation, and various healing methods and explored eastern and western traditions (Esoteric Christianity, Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Zen, Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism, Tantra, and western philosophies, esoteric science, occultism, and parapsychology).
Zulma opened a private practice in California and New York and co-hosted a show called Dimensions in Parapsychology for Manhattan Cable TV. Zulma’s simple tools come from the fullness and the love she has known in the inner recesses within. Inner Alchemy has been developed as a system for experiencing the reality of Higher Consciousness not only as an avenue for inner experience, but also as a source of direct action in the world.
She went on to found the Inner Alchemy School of Consciousness in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, then followed her dream of reaching more people by expanding her activities to Europe, settling in Spain in the mid-90s. There, she consolidated her line of work and continued to develop methods of meditation and self-knowledge. Zulma has spent almost four decades of her life dedicated to teaching, writing, training, workshops, and conferences.
The purpose of all of this has always been to advocate for personal transformation as a way of securing social and world change, while training others to master the path of Inner Alchemy.
1967-1970 – The Primal Institute of Los Angeles. Trainee under Dr. Arthur Janov.
1970-1973 – Private Primal Therapy practice in London, U.K.
1973-1982 –India. Lecturer, Group leader, Teacher for ISABS and Tata Management Training Centre. Meditation and oriental philosophy researcher.
1982-1987 – Private Practice, California and New York. Co-hostess of “Dimensions in Parapsychology” for New York City’s Manhattan Cable TV, a New York cable television programme consisting of dialogues with world-known researchers, writers, parapsychologists and artists in all fields of human endeavour. Onset of the Inner Alchemy School in New York.
1987-1994 – Lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops and training programs in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Paraguay. The founding and expansion of the Centre for Inner Alchemy in São Paulo, Brazil.
1989-2000 – Founding of The Inner Alchemy University of Consciousness (U.N.I.C.A.) in São Paulo, Brazil, with training in five disciplines: philosophy, the psychology of consciousness, human energetic systems, meditation, and human relations.
1994 – Beginning of the expansion of the School of Consciousness to the European continent with the publication of the Inner Alchemy books in Europe. Workshops, seminars, trainings, international congresses.
2000 – The emergence of the Inner Alchemy Centre in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
2005 – 2014 – Spiritual coaching, tutorials, intensive individual and group training programmes with multi-lingual groups. Conferences and retreats. Mallorca.
2011 – Publication of “The Inner Woman” / “La Mujer Interior” (Spain)/ “La Inteligencia Femenina” (Mexico) with focus on Inner Alchemy training for women.
2014-2020 – Expansion of Inner Alchemy in South America: Argentina, Paraguay, and continuing work in Brazil.
2020-2023 – The opening of the Zulma Reyo School of Consciousness with intensive, concentrated Teacher Training programmes leading to practitioner and fully-certified professionals in Inner Alchemy.