Jan Rostlinka was born in the Czech republic, before he moved to Ecuador in 2008. Since then, he has been studying medicinal plants and traditional healing practices with different tribes of the Amazon and apprenticed in several lineages of healers, notably with Luis Andi Grefa (Napo, Ecuador) and Mateo Arevalo Mainas (Ucayalí, Peru). Jan also apprenticed in the sacred Wirikuta desert (Mexico) and San Pedro in the Vilcabamba valley (Ecuador). Jan has extensive experience with organizing retreats and leading Ayahuasca ceremonies and possesses knowledge of shamanic practices and Amazonian plants. Jan has graduated in linguistics, which also makes him a great and accurate interpreter and translator.