Maestro Arturo Izquierdo Valles

About The Teacher

Born in a small native community village down-river from Atalaya, Arturo started learning the medicine path at a very young age (under 10 yrs old) from his mother and father who are both Maestro Onánya healers of the Shipibo tradition. By age 18, while studying Teaching at university in Lima, Arturo was already holding healing ceremonies for his university professors.

Now 40 years old, we believe Arturo is one of the most talented young Shipibo Maestros working in Peru today.  Arturo holds an advanced technical knowledge of Shipibo healing and medicine plant dietas. He is an excellent teacher of the Shipibo culture, history and cosmovision. In Arturo's powerful icaros, his beautiful melodies, his vitality, and his calm, self-possessed presence we see a person who carries the legacy of the ancient knowledge of his forebears.

Arturo lives with us at Caya Shobo and often visits his family in Atalaya.  We are very happy to have his help as a lead Maestro at Caya Shobo, and to have his family in our hearts as our dear friends.


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