Master shaman team
Maestro Ricardo Amaringo introduces himself, the center and the medicine.

The Shipibo Family

We are a traditional shaman shipibo family.

Shaman

Ricardo Shaman

Video Presentation

Master shaman and leader of Nihue Rao, 40 years of shamanic experience with ayahuasca and master medicinal diets.
Shaman

Miguel Shaman

Video Presentation

Shaman and primary assistant to maestro Ricardo Amaringo, step-father.
Shaman

Felacio Shaman

Video Presentation

Shaman at Nihue Rao, Miguel´s son and brother-in-law of Ricardo.
Shaman

Oracio Shaman

Video Presentation

Shaman and Maestro Ricardo's friend.

International Staff

We are a very welcoming team!

Manager

Benoît Manager

Video Presentation

10 years of experience, 2 years isolated diet, 1000 ceremonies. Spoken languages: English, French, and Spanish.
Facilitator

Macey Facilitator

Facilitator, administrative assistant and communication. 2 master plant training and healing diet experienced. Ricardo’s shamanic apprentice.
Facilitator

Mikey Facilitator

Facilitator, 2 master plants healing diet experienced.
Assistant

Sergio Assistant

Ceremony assistant, Ricardo’s nephew.

The Co-Founders


Dr. Joe Tafur

Although he is no longer a business partner, Dr. Tafur continues to act as a remote medical consultant for Nihue Rao. Dr. Tafur has been working to bridge the world of academic medicine with traditional healing knowledge.

He has collected a number of integrative case studies from which he hopes to develop a dialogue between Western medicine and traditional Amazonian plant medicine. Dr. Tafur summarizes these experiences in his book, The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine. For more information about Dr. Tafur´s work, visit his website: drjoetafur.com

Cvita Mamic

Cvita Mamic is an artist and healer. She divides her time between Canada, Peru and Italy where she focuses her energies as a healer in the Shipibo tradition of shamanism. She is drawn to the potential that plants have to heal people within their spiritual, emotional and physical realms. Cvita deeply believes in offering a safe container for people to explore plant medicine for personal healing, learning and transformation.