- Iquitos, Peru
Don Miguel is don Enrique’s brother and studied in the same tradition and don Enrique. Born into a long lineage of Shipibo healers, don Miguel has trained as a teacher and is especially fond of teaching the shipibo language and culture. He leads the Chamisal Ayahuasca Healing Retreats and also assists don Enrique on the Curandero Initiation Courses. He has a tremendous sense of humor and enjoys goofing around when it is appropriate. He knows the medicine and plants incredibly well and works with his own plant allies and to back up don Enrique in ceremonies. A trained language professor for his community, he is fond of leading lectures and workshops on the meaning of icaros and plant medicine within the Shipibo culture. Don Miguel is always willing to help in whatever way he can, administering vapor baths and plant baths, offering advice, preparing medicines, whatever he can do to make participants' experiences more positive.