Lotus Vine Journeys has taken care to select the most genuine and powerful Shipibo healers for our retreats. We are excited to work with our new Maestro Adriano!
Maestro Adriano Raimundo Rodriguez comes from a lineage of Shipibo healers from the Ucayali region in Peru. He started learning from Mother Ayahuasca at a very young age. When he was eight years old, his father served him his first cup of Ayahuasca and since then he has not stopped his work with medicinal plants. Adriano is now 50 years old and has been immersed in the healing arts for more than 42 years. Thanks to the guidance of this father, who was also a Maestro, Adriano started his apprenticeship through traditional plant diets at the age of ten. His first plant diet lasted one year. During this time, he dieted master plants such as Ayahuma, Sanango, Chiricsanango, Toe, Huairacaspi and Piripiri. He began healing at the age of 15, first with children and then adults. Maestro Adriano carries the wisdom of generations of healers. He is a wise and compassionate Maestro, proud of this culture and heritage, with an abundance of knowledge about medicinal plants and Amazonian shamanism. He has dedicated his life to healing and sharing his knowledge with indigenous people and foreigners alike. It is a true blessing for us to have the opportunity to work with someone who has such a deep connection to and understanding of the plants.