Our Shipibo Maestros & Healers
We are blessed to work with some of the most respected traditional shamans from the Shipibo-Conibo tribe.
They represent thousands of years of Amazonian healing tradition and share their unique ancestral wisdom with heart, integrity
Maestra Orfelinda Sanancino comes from a long line of traditional Shipibo healers and takes deep pride in her work of cleaning the energetic body, liberating the mind and opening up the heart.
Under the guidance of her Grandfather, a Shipibo shaman, Orfelinda began her training as a curandera (a traditional healer) at the age of eight. She has devoted her life to the healing work of
We are regularly blown away by Orfelinda’s powerful
Maestro Soi (Jorge)
Maestro Jorge is a part of a new generation of younger Shipibo healers who work to maintain the balance between tradition and globalization of Ayahuasca.
Better known by his Shipibo name Soi, meaning “a beautiful, shining design or pattern”, Maestro Soi was born in Nueva Betania – a small community in the Amazon four hours by boat from the city of Pucallpa, Peru.
Soi began learning plant medicine from his grandfather Hilario, who was well-known as a Muraya, the highest level attainable by a Shipibo healer. He began drinking Ayahuasca at the age of 12 and began intensive plant diets one year later. By the age of 15, he was singing
Soi has since devoted his life to Ayahuasca, continuing to diet and train to deepen his relationship with the plants and his efficacy as a healer. He has traveled extensively throughout Peru being invited to work, learn and collaborate as a healer with the traditional shamanic lineages of the Quechua, Achuar, Huni Kui, and Ashaninka.
As more and more Ayahuasca Retreat Centers emerge catering to Western clients, Soi believes it is of utmost importance to uphold the integrity and authenticity of the Shipibo traditions. While his work bridges a cultural gap, it never strays from its true origins.
He holds great respect for Ayahuasca, and in his work embodies a deep sense of pride and honor towards his roots. His intentions and abilities as a healer are powerful and genuine, and underlying his playful nature is a true devotion to this medicine and its potential to heal and awaken.
curanderismo (shamanic healing) is a great way to unite people over the world in the common goal of healing.
Maricela Rios Inuma was born in the beautiful village of Roya, Alto Ucayali – steeped in the heritage of plant-spirit medicine – she healed herself and learned from the plants for two decades before working with Ayahuasca.
Maricela comes from a long line of healers and was taught by her father and grandfather, both of whom were reputedly incredibly powerful curanderos.
At the age of 13, she started her first plant
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