Maestra Maricela Rios Inuma is of the Shipibo nation from the area of Pucallpa in the Peruvian Amazon. Her path working with plant medicines began from a very young age – she first dieted the master plant Jaguar Caspi at the age of 13 to heal from a serious illness. Working with this plant she was able to heal completely, and this was the first step in a lifelong path of learning from the plant spirits.
Maestra Maricela is 50 years old, and has been working alongside her husband Maestro Francisco as a powerful Onanya (Shipibo word for ayahuasca healer, or “one who has wisdom”) for the past 12 years. Her Shipibo name ‘Inkarina’ which translates to ‘fierce medicine woman princess’.
Together Maestra Maricela and Maestro Francisco provide profound and incredible medicine work rooted in a foundation of heart-centeredness and unconditional love. We at Soltara are grateful for their warm hearts, easy laughs, and the incredible penetrating beauty of their icaros, or medicine songs.