The Shipibo Family
Ricardo Maestro Shaman
Master shaman and leader of Nihue Rao, 40 years of shamanic experience with ayahuasca and master medicinal diets.
Shaman and primary assistant to maestro Ricardo Amaringo, step-father.
Shaman at Nihue Rao, Miguel´s son and brother-in-law of Ricardo.
10 years of experience, 2 years isolated diet, 1000 ceremonies. Spoken languages: English, French, and Spanish.
Joe Medical consultant
Cvita Integration consultant
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.comCvita 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.