Healers & Staff

Healers & Staff

Pisatahua is locally owned and managed by

residents of the Aquicuana Reserve

Wara

Wara Wara Puma is a female Shaman and medical doctor of Aymara origin, brought up by her mother and grandmother, both native aymara women.  She is well versed in Aymara healing practices and spirituality as well as Ayahuasca and San Pedro (Wachuma) ceremonies.

Wara is also a Sun-Moon Dance and Moon Mother facilitator. She has a pure and courageous heart and sings with the voice of an angel. Truly a treat to behold, Wara works with love, surrender and devotion. She maintains tha uttmost respect and care for her patients.  In addition to being an incredibly talented and dedicated healer,…

CURANDEROS

Don Marcial

Don Marcial

Healer
Master Curandero Don Marcial was born in an indigenous community

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Wara Wara Puma

Healer
Wara Wara Puma is a female Shaman and medical doctor of Aymara origin

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Tupak Wayra

Healer
Tupak Wayra is a Bolivian healer from two indigenous linages

FACILITATORS

Wigberto

Wigberto Rivero Pinto (chaca)

Co-Founder

Erik Taylor

Erik Taylor

Co-Founder

sasha rivero taylor

Co-Founder

SUPPORT STAFF

Emily stuyvers

Translation & Technical Support

Chavis

Chavis Clark

Webmaster

MAINTENANCE

Wilfredo Salas

Wolfredo Salas Chamero

Construction

Jose Rodriguez gutia

Construction

Diego Racua Guarua

Construction

Conrrado "chico" Suarez Duran

Construction

Juan Carlos

Maintenance

EMAIL UPDATES

Don Marcial

Healer

Master Curandero Don Marcial was born in an indigenous community outside Riberalta in 1937. His parents are both Tacana natives that migrated from the Ixiamos region at the height of the rubber boom at the beginning of the 20th century.

Don Marcial, the youngest of his three brothers, discovered many of the jungles’ mysteries and developed a deep spiritual connection with the Amazon from a very young age. He would accompany his brothers for excursions that could last months, surviving on the abundance of fruits, fish and nuts they found along the way.

Despite his 81 years of age, Don Marcial is extremely fit and spends most days working in his gardens. He leads ceremonies and has the ability to concentrate and chant for many hours. He is extremely attentive to participants and Pisatahua guests often comment of his strength and warmth.

Don Marcial is windowed and the father of 16 children. He lives a 15 minute drive from Pisatahua with many of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wara Wara Puma

Healer

Wara Wara Puma is a female Shaman and medical doctor of Aymara origin, brought up by her mother and grandmother, both native aymara women.  She is well versed in Aymara healing practices and spirituality as well as Ayahuasca and San Pedro (Wachuma) ceremonies.  Wara is also a Sun-Moon Dance and Moon Mother facilitator.

She has a pure and courageous heart and sings with the voice of an angel. Truly a treat to behold, Wara works with love, surrender and devotion. She maintains tha uttmost respect and care for her patients.  In addition to being an incredibly talented and dedicated healer, she’s a full-time mother to her son, Inti (4), and her baby girl, Illari Rosita.

Tupak Wayra

Healer

Tupak Wayra is a Bolivian healer from two indigenous linages: Quechua in the Amazon, and Aymara in the Andes. He is the cofounder of numerous organizations that work for the restitution and diffusion of indigenous knowledge such as: “Camino Ancestral Bolivia” (Organization providing ceremonies with plant teachers), “Ayllu Phunchhawi” (Practical workshops and investigations on ancestral music), Ayllu Qollañan (Education and Indigenous investigation) and Casa Ajayu (Cultual and Healing Center). He also leads distinct workshops about indigenous cultural history and knowledge. Alongside his community, he travels throughout Bolivia, organizing ceremonies to heal and spread indigenous culture.

“To cure ourselves we must return to our roots”; for this reason the healing ceremonies must always be accompanies by the wise words of Mother-Earth (Pachamama). The techniques utilized for healing can be teacher plants (Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Willka, and Tobacco), offering to sacred locations, teas from plants that heal specific diseases, and consultations with the sacred coca leaf (a very important master teacher plant in the indigenous Cosmo-vision that acts as our oracle).