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)
Jorge was born in the native community of Nueva Betania. He is affectionately known by his Shipibo name Soi, meaning “a beautiful, shining design or pattern.” From a very young age, Soi began learning plant medicine by watching his grandfather Hilario treat patients in their family house. It was Hilario who decided to bestow all of his powers to his grandson in order for Soi to continue their legacy and lineage.
Soi began drinking Ayahuasca at the age of
At the age of 19, Soi had his first opportunity to work with Western patients, an experience that he describes as “an exchange of minds,” which gave him a perspective of the human mind as something much greater than his cultural Shipibo understanding over the mind. He cherishes the cultural exchange and recognizes that working in structured environments has taught him a lot about professionalism.
Since then, Soi has traveled throughout Peru, being invited to work as a healer in various indigenous communities. He has worked with and learned from Ayahuasca healers and traditional of the Quechua, Achuar, Huni Kui, and Ashaninka.
Soi is a part of a new generation of young Shipibo healers who grew up at the intersection of tradition and globalization. He has seen many changes in the native way of life since his childhood, including the advantages modern development has brought to this village such as clean water, medical facilities, intercultural education, agricultural projects, and electricity. Soi is politically astute and ware of the history of exploitation and religious indoctrination that the Shipibo people endured after the European conquest, particularly the atrocities of the rubber trade period.
Soi has a deep respect for the plants and all they have to teach along with immense pride in his culture and tradition. He is young in years yet wise in spirit and brings an amazingly powerful, youthful energy to our ceremonies.
curanderismo is a great way to unite people all over the world in the common goal of healing.”
– MAESTRO SOI
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
Maestro Francisco has been working with the Shipibo medicine path since his early
Although he started his learning later than most, Francisco has rapidly progressed to become a truly high level, mature Maestro of the Shipibo tradition. His beautiful i
Francisco has experience working with several different Ayahuasca