About The Teacher
Maestra Maricela was born in the Alto Ucayali river village of Roya, south of Pucallpa. Her father Nicolas Vardales is a well known Shipibo medicine man with a strong famileal lineage of medicine knowledge. At 13 years old, in receiving treatment for some serious health issues of her own, Maricela started to learn about the healing properties of Amazonian medicine plants. She continued dieting with different master plants until she started her learning path with Ayahuasca in her early 30's.
Now 46 years old, Maricela is an experienced Shipiba Maestra of high level. When she starts to sing in the Ceremony it is as if a rare and beautiful bird from the jungle emerges in her throat and the Maloka is filled with joy and light. When she is healing you, there is a strong sense that she is not alone and you may feel the dance of beautiful feminine spirits all around yourself. Her Shipiba name Aincaisina means Wise Young Girl.
Maricela has a cheerful and personable character and is always happy to help prepare medicine perfumes or other special gifts upon request. Maricela lives in Pucallpa with her family.