Our Healers


Our healers come from related as well as distinct lineages which brings an incredible wealth of ancestral knowledge to their team work

As Maestro José brings our healers together and leads the work from his immense knowledge, power and wisdom, we are blessed to count with Maestra Ynes who accompany us through her astral vision and guide the younger generation of healers through her extensive knowledge of plant medicine

Our center benefits from the exceptional presence of powerful and experienced, masculine and feminine healers. Maestro José who was raised within a strong matriarchal family of healers is the embodiment of that perfect balance which brings strength, kindness, warmth and compassion to our work.

Maestro José works very closely with his mother Maestra Ynes, both at Shipibo Rao and at her center Niwe Rao Xobo. He currently works in collaboration with the Temple of the Way of Light and often travels abroad with his apprentices.

Maestra Ynes, mostly present at her own center, accompanies and helps guiding the work at Shipibo Rao through her astral visions during her ceremonies and her dreams.
While Maestro Jose gives the Dietas, his is supported by a team of Maestras and Maestros who in turn remain on site to take care of the Dieteros on long traditional Dietas and accompanies the works during the 14 days healing and purification Dietas.
Meet our Maestros

Maestro José López Sánchez

His name in Shipibo is Sany Meny "The mesenger" - 36yrs. Working with plant for 28 years. Favorit plant: Shiuahuaco

Jose Lopez Sanchez was born in the native community of Raoboya and named after his grandfather, the highly respected Meraya healer Jose Lopez. He was given this name with the intention of inheriting his medicine wisdom and knowledge.

At just 7 years old, Jose began to prepare physically and mentally to enter the world of plant medicine, and at 10 began his first dieta, which was a one-year dieta with a very powerful tree, Shihuahuaco. He then continued Niwe Rao and Noya Rao in succession, from 11-12 years old.

At 13, Jose’s grandfather passed away and Jose continued to learn with his uncle and his mother, the well-known and respected Maestra Ynes. At 16 he began healing people in his community, and then in Pucallpa and traveling within Peru. José now travels the world, in addition to working in the Amazon.

José is an incredibly powerful healer, who is able to unblock and release negative energies and find the root of where an individual’s issues is held, whether in body, energy, or spirit to align and harmonize the individual.  His role in his family is that of protector.  Jose  teaches and communicates in a unique, generous and accessible way.  He conducts his ceremonies and Dieta with extreme tenderness, kindness, compassion, clarity and firmness.  Despite his incredible power and knowledge, Jose remains deeply humble, passionate about the limitless possibilities of learning and sharing.

Maestra Ynes Sanchez Gonzalez

Her name in Shipibo is Xawanjisbe - 'The most Vibrant Bird in the Forest' - 70yrs. Working with plant for 54 years. Favorit plant: Bobinsana

Maestra Ynes is a mother of seven children, three of whom are now Onaya healers, Maestro José is her younger son. She is originally from the native community of Roaboya, next to the Ucayali River, Pucallpa.

At 14 years old, Ynes fell seriously ill with an unknown disease which led her to diet medicinal plants under the guidance of her grandfather and master healer, Aurelio. After successfully healing herself, Ynes decided to apprentice with Maestro Aurelio.

A year later she undertook a diet in the forest that lasted more than two years in complete isolation from the outside world. Some years later, Ynes continued dieting with her great-grandfather, Maestro and a Meraya healer, Luciano Sinuiri. At the age of 18, she began her last diet with her mother’s uncle, Maestro and Onaya healer, Basil Gordon. These three powerful healers gifted her the base of her knowledge and experience with the sacred plant medicine and ayahuasca.

Now with over 50 years of dedicated experience and ancestral knowledge, devoting her life to heal others in Peru and abroad, she brings an incredible wealth of knowledge that has been passed down for generations through her family lineage. With her contagious laughter and passion for healing, she distributes light and love with unfaltering compassion.

Maestro Daniel Valera Rojas

His Shipibo name is Kana Muste "men of good heart" - 46 yrs. Working with plant for 34 years. Favorit plant: Toe

Born in the native community of  Limòn Guma, Maestro Daniel became blind at the age of 12, the only possible work for him was to be a healer.  That is when he stared his first Dieta that lasted 6 months with the Master Plant Huayracaspi under the care of the Maestro Benigno Alvarez, directly followed by another 6 months Dieta with the Master Plant Toe.

Maestro Daniel then followed his instruction with Maestro Victor Gonzales with another 2 few months Dietas with Renaquilla and Shiuahuaco. He then dieted an other 2 Master Plants, Ajos Quiro and Camalonga for respectively  a year and 10 months with the Maestro Abel Rojas. With the same Maestro he did a 18 month Dieta learning from the books of the occult sciences. Having realized this Dieta with success he was ready to work as a Maestro healer.

From his blindness Maestro Daniel developed a profound sensibility, gentleness and humility.  He walks his life as a healer with great dedication and discipline and is very generous with his sharing.

Maestra Laura Lopez Sanchez

Her name in Shipibo is Chononyavi - 'Princess with the Power of Light' - 56 yrs. Working with plant for 46 years. Favorit plant: Bobinsana

From an early age, Maestra Laura has been deeply immersed in the worlds of plant medicine. Laura was given small diets by her grandparents from the age of 10 years and by the age of 6 began her apprenticeship to learn about ayahuasca. 

At 20, Laura traveled throughout Peru with Ynes, sharing medicinal plants and ayahuasca ceremonies for local Peruvians.  She has also worked extensively with her mother, both in Peru and abroad.  She brings an incredible wealth of knowledge that has been passed down for generations in her family line. 

Laura works closely with her sister, Maestra Lila, and both have dedicated their time to sharing their medicine with the wider community. 

Laura is known for her beautiful Ikaros (medicine songs) that pour out of her with love and devotion to each of her patients.

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