Maria has been passionate about exploring consciousness and healing modalities since her early teens and has been eagerly searching for a way to use her gifts in the service of others. Maria studied ancient cultures, religions and psychology in university. In 2006 she received her Yoga Teacher certificate from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. Maria has been organizing annual nature retreats called "Open Air Anahata" which blend music, yoga and meditation within the serenity of nature. In 2008 Maria met Maestro Alberto at Blue Morpho Shamanic Center. It was there that she felt a strong calling to dedicate herself to studying Amazonian Shamanism and shortly after Maria entered the apprenticeship with Maestro Alberto. Maria continues to learn the secrets of Amazonian Medicine and has been generously sharing this Medicine with her guests.