Shaman
Maestro Ricardo Amaringo introduces himself, the center and the medicine.

The Shipibo Family

We are a traditional shaman shipibo family.

Ricardo

Ricardo Maestro Shaman

Video Presentation

Master shaman and leader of Nihue Rao, 40 years of shamanic experience with ayahuasca and master medicinal diets.
Miguel

Miguel Shaman

Video Presentation

Shaman and primary assistant to maestro Ricardo Amaringo, step-father.
Felacio

Felacio Shaman

Video Presentation

Shaman at Nihue Rao, Miguel´s son and brother-in-law of Ricardo.
Francisco

Francisico Shaman

Shaman, Ricardo's friend.

Oracio

Oracio Shaman

Video Presentation

Shaman and Maestro Ricardo's friend.
Oscar

Oscar Shaman

Video Presentation

Ricardo's friend.
Olinda

Olinda Shaman

Ricardo's friend.
Julian

Julian Shaman

Olinda's husband.

International Staff

We are a very welcoming team!

Benoît

Benoît Manager

Video Presentation

10 years of experience, 2 years isolated diet, 1000 ceremonies. Spoken languages: English, French, and Spanish.
Paul

Paul Facilitator

Facilitator, Spoken languages: English and Spanish.
Amber

Amber Facilitator

Facilitator. Spoken languages: English.
Sergio

Sergio Facilitator

Facilitator, Ricardo's nephew. Spoken languages: Shipibo and Spanish.

International Consultants

Our international experts.

Joe

Joe Medical consultant

Co-founder of Nihue Rao, medical and integrative medicine consultant. Ten years of experience, writer, and Western medicine graduate.
Cvita

Cvita Integration consultant

Co-founder of Nihue Rao and integrative medicine consultant, 7 years of experience, healer, artista and apprentice of Ricardo.
Martina

Martina Communication

Reservation Coordinator, Integrative Consultant, practices Somatic Experiencing, Apprentice of Ricardo and 7 years experience.
Markus

Markus Consultant

Contemporary artist and integrative medicine consultant, 7 years of experience, healer and apprentice of Ricardo.

The Co-Founders


Dr. Joe Tafur

Although he is no longer a business partner, Dr. Tafur continues to act as a remote medical consultant for Nihue Rao. Dr. Tafur has been working to bridge the world of academic medicine with traditional healing knowledge.

He has collected a number of integrative case studies from which he hopes to develop a dialogue between Western medicine and traditional Amazonian plant medicine. Dr. Tafur summarizes these experiences in his book, The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine. For more information about Dr. Tafur´s work, visit his website: drjoetafur.com

Cvita Mamic

Cvita Mamic is an artist and healer. She divides her time between Canada, Peru and Italy where she focuses her energies as a healer in the Shipibo tradition of shamanism. She is drawn to the potential that plants have to heal people within their spiritual, emotional and physical realms. Cvita deeply believes in offering a safe container for people to explore plant medicine for personal healing, learning and transformation.