About The Teacher
Papa Gilberto Mahua is a 71 year old maestro of the renowned Mahua family, a legendary family of Shipibo curanderos whose lineage stretches back hundreds of years.
As the youngest of the four elder Mahua brothers, Papa Gilberto has been dieting master plants for over 50 years. To diet with Papa is to diet with one of the last great healers of our time.
Papa grew up during an era before any Western contact, and his grandfather was a “Meraya,” who were considered the highest class of Shipibo healers, known for their ability to immaterialize and transform into powerful animal allies.
Papa Gilberto is not only known as an extraordinary healer, but also as maestro of great integrity and ancient wisdom.