Maestra Juana Gordon Valles - Curin Kaisai
- Iquitos, Peru
Maestra Juana of approximately 72 years old – there is no record of her birth and was born at a time when her community did not follow a modern calendar. She was born in Santa Rosa de Piro Coche where she began to drink ayahuasca at a very young age. She started dieting teacher plants at 16 with her father who was a renowned Mureya (highest level healer in the Shipibo tradition). Juana has a sweet character and is a mother and grandmother to a substantial family back in her community.