Maestro Rafael Garcia

About us

Rafael was born into a family of Ayahuasca Curandero Medicos in the Shipibo village of Santa Rosa de Dinamarca, 5 hours journey by riverboat to the south of Pucallpa. Growing up immersed in the world of Ayahuasca, Rafael observed his parents and the men and women of his extended family always working in healing ceremonies and guiding plant dietas. At the age of 18, his curiosity to learn more about this path inspired him to open his first plant dieta, and he has since been learning and dieting with different master plants over the past 14 years. Now 32 years old, Rafael is a healer of excellent talent and with a really sweet personal nature. His icaros can bring a sensation of pure happiness into your heart, and his dedication and empathy make you feel safe and allow you to easily open to receive his healing. He has an exceptional knowledge of plants and plant dieta healing. Rafael’s Shipibo name Kesin Ronin means Gentle Anaconda. Rafael lives with his wife and 3 young children, and is soon to move his family to Iquitos to become a resident lead Maestro at Caya Shobo. We are very happy to have his radiant smile blessing the centre, and his generous support…


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