Don Juan Tangoa Paima was born on 29 March 1951 in the Neiva region of Cali, Colombia. At the age of 4 he immigrated to Iquitos, Peru with his family; they lived with his maternal grandparents.
His grandfather was a great healer of that time, as were his brothers.
Juan first drank Ayahuasca at the age of 13; he now has some 48 years of experience. The first few times he drank it had no effect; later he drank with another curandero ( healer ) and experienced very strong effects having drunk only a fraction of what he had drunk before. He saw his whole life, from his birth to his death. The experience of drinking Ayahuasca in a ceremony depends heavily on the power of the curandero.
Don Juan has been trained as a curandero since adolescence and by now has healed countless people. He has a lot of experience in treating all kinds of illnesses. Read more on his website: yacupuma.com