About The Teacher

Raised in a medicine family, Laura was born to the life of a curandera. She is a ‘specialist’ in ‘warme’ ikaros, used for unblocking and healing emotions and relationships.

Laura is 53 years old and was born in the community of Roaboya. Her village was named after a legendarily powerful Muraya, the most powerful shamans in the Shipibo world of ayahuasca. Both her parents and grandparents were well respected Onaya, working as healers for the local villages, and from a young age, she was deeply immersed in the world of plant medicine. As with many young Shipibo born of curandero families, Laura was given small dietas by her grandparents from the age of 10, and by the age of 16 her apprenticeship started in earnest when she started to work with ayahuasca.

By the age of 20, she was travelling all over Peru with her aunt, administering plant medicines and ayahuasca ceremonies for local Peruvians, wherever their aid was requested. She has also worked extensively with her incredibly knowledgeable mother and teacher, Ynes, both in Peru and abroad.

She brings with her an incredible wealth of knowledge that has been passed down for many generations in her family line. With her contagious laughter, and passion for helping and healing from a pure space of love, she is an absolute gem!

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