Meet Our Shamans

Arkana’s highly-trained Shipibo Master Shamans come from an unbroken lineage of plant medicine knowledge passed down through thousands of years of indigenous Amazonian culture. They are lovingly dedicated to the healing processes of our guests. They work closely with Ayahuasca and other master plant teachers of the jungle with healing songs (icaros), capabilities, and knowledge with integrity and honor, for truly profound and deeply healing work.


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MaestrA JUSTINA,
LEAD SHAMAN

With over 40 years of experience Maestra Justina is undoubtedly one of the most gifted healers of our generation. A direct descendant of a long line of Merayas, the Shipibo's highest ranked Shamans, she is the heiress of all of their ancestral knowledge and carries their tradition proudly. She was born in the quaint community of Vencedor, in the banks of the Pisqui River in the upper Ucayali. …
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MaestrO MISAEL,
Arkana SACRED VALLEY

Maestro Misael is a native of the small fishing town of San Francisco de Yarinacocha on the banks of the Ucayali River, in the Peruvian Amazon. The town is famous in the region for its strong tradition of vegetalismo shamanism using the wealth of medicinal plants that grow in the surrounding area. Misael was born into a family of talented and dedicated healers. Since a very young age, Misael developed his love of...
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Maestro ELIGIO,
Arkana Amazon

Eligio was born deep in the Peruvian jungle in the native community of Vencedor, a 24 hour boat ride from Pucallpa. The son of Maestra Justina and Maestro Cesar he comes from a pure lineage of Meraya Healers and is one of the most promising talents in the Amazon. He started working with the plants at the young age of 14, when he concluded his first Noma Rao dieta under the guidance of his mother.
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Maestro HERMINIO
Arkana AMAZON

Herminio was born into a family of Ayahuasca Shamans in the Shipibo village of San Francisco de Yarinacocha, a short drive from Pucallpa. His older brother, Maestro Misael, is his best friend and one of his role models. Growing up immersed in the world of Ayahuasca, Herminio observed his parents and the men and women of his extended family always working in healing ceremonies and …
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