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We adhere to our strict medical screening procedures and observe official safety protocols at all times.
Our maestros are native healers who humbly transmit the knowledge and healing energies of the plants.
Guests that come to our ayahuasca retreat programs feel welcome as new members of our spiritual family. Fellow retreat participants will not only be your newfound tribe but also be instrumental to your healing journey. Our experienced facilitators work hard to make you feel right at home, supported, and cared for with all the love and compassion that is at the core of the plant medicine work.
Arkana’s highly-trained Shipibo Master Shamans come from an unbroken lineage of plant medicine knowledge passed down through thousands of years of indigenous Amazonian culture. They are lovingly dedicated to the healing processes of our guests. They work closely with Ayahuasca and other master plant teachers of the jungle with healing songs (icaros), capabilities, and knowledge with integrity and honor, for truly profound and deeply healing work.
With over 40 years of experience Maestra Justina is undoubtedly one of the most gifted healers of our generation. A direct descendant of a long line of Merayas, the Shipibo's highest ranked Shamans, she is the heiress of all of their ancestral knowledge and carries their tradition proudly. She was born in the quaint community of Vencedor, in the banks of the Pisqui River in the upper Ucayali. From an early age she was very intuitive and in touch with her dreams and the world of the Chaikunis, ascended spirits who are the guardians of the jungle; she felt a special connection with all plants and trees.
Eligio was born deep in the Peruvian jungle in the native community of Vencedor, a 24 hour boat ride from Pucallpa. The son of Maestra Justina and Maestro Cesar he comes from a pure lineage of Meraya Healers and is one of the most promising talents in the Amazon. He started working with the plants at the young age of 14, when he concluded his first Noma Rao dieta under the guidance of his mother.
Maestro Juan is one of the most prominent healers in the Wirrarika tradition. Healers are often referred to as Marakame, which is literally translated as: 'those that possess knowledge." Marakame Juan is recognized by Unesco as one of the few medicine men that is authorized to transport fresh Hikuri wherever he goes. He holds the title of Marakame Cantor (Medicine Singer) by his fellow elders. He chants to the spirit of the hikuri to connect humans with earth and the wisdom of the cosmos.
MAESTRA EUGENIA Our Psilocybe Mushroom ceremonies will be run by Maestra Eugenia Pinedo Casimiro, a Mazatec medicine woman from Huatla de Juarez, Oaxaca, the town of Maria Sabina. She proudly carries the lineage of her mother Abuela Julieta Casimiro, a former member of the Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Upon Abuela Julieta’s passing, Maestra Eugenia inherited all of her knowledge and healing responsibilities among her community.