From Plant to Spirit

Online Course: From Plant to Spirit,
Introduction to Shipibo Wisdom

With Shipibo Maestro Don Miguel

October 15th – 17th, 2021

Online Course: Introduction to Shipibo Wisdom.

Learn the Shipibo Wisdom directly from Don Miguel, a Shipibo Teacher that draws upon his ancestral linage of healers, “curanderos.”
During the live online course, our Shipibo Teacher will introduce the students to the art of ancestral spiritual tradition and the Shipibo’s cosmology.

The Shipibo people are deeply respected for their knowledge of the sacred plant medicines, ceremonies, and spiritual connection to the rainforest environment. They are a resilient tribe, and despite numerous attacks on their culture and traditions, they have retained their traditional knowledge and customs.

Under Don Miguel’s guidance, you will explore how we can utilize sacred medicines like Ayahuasca, Noya Rao, Bobinsana, Chullachaqui, Aya Huma within a spiritual context.

You will learn who the true Onanya, the Shipibo’s Shaman, what it takes to undergo a traditional Dieta, how to use the pipe and connect with Mapacho, and how to sing an Icaros.

It’s a unique opportunity to acquire the essential foundation to work with Sacred Medicines under the Shipibo lineage from a Maestro with a high level of transparency and years of experience.

The course will be offered live on Zoom professionally translated in English in real-time!  

Full Price of the Online Course: $295 

– Limited space 




Online Course Schedule

The course will evolve on a 3 hours class each day, fully translated from Spanish to English in real-time.
Each class will be broken into two sessions of 1.10 hours (a – b), each with a 20 minutes break.

We will reserve 10 minutes at the end of each session for Q&A.

Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th times:

a) CET 8.30pm / EST 2.30pm / PST 11.30 am / AEDT 4.30 am (day after)
b) CET 10pm / EST 4 pm / PST 1 pm / AEDT 6 am (day after)

The online events will be recorded for lifetime access!

Live Online Course structure

Day 1a: Introduction to the Shipibo Shaman: Onanya

• After an introduction of the course and the teacher Don Miguel the group will learn who are the true Shipibo Shamans, Onanya, who were the mystical Murraya, and who are the Brujos, Sorcerers. 

Day 1b: Storytelling: Ayahuasca and how to work with the Sacred Medicine in Ceremony 

• Learn the legend behind Ayahuasca and how to navigate the experience in the ceremony. Don Miguel will share what it takes to lead a Ceremony with Ayahuasca, what is needed to bring healing, and how to protect the ceremonial space from energetical attacks. 

Day 2a: Master Plant Dieta: Learn the Shipibo Tradition of connecting to Plant Spirit 

• Learn the essential component of Dieting Plants and Teacher Trees. Don Miguel will teach the traditional way of connecting with the Master Plants’ spirit and new ways. Don Miguel will explain the restrictions during and after a Master Plant Dieta and why fasting is essential. 

Day 2b: Shipibo Cosmovision, the myths behind Noya Rao, Bobinsana, Chullachaqui, and Aya Huma. 

• Learn the legends of the most known Master Plants as well as their proprieties and how to use them in practice. 

Day 3a: Working with the Pipe, Mapacho, and the Pipe’s Dieta

• This will introduce how to work with Mapacho and the Spirit tobacco with a Pipe. How to use the Pipe to connect with the Master Plant spirit and learn to follow a Dieta with the Pipe.

It may be the best time to ask Don Miguel to craft a Pipe for you with your favorite Teacher Tree. 

Day 3b: Noya Rao Icaro’s Class

• Don Miguel will also teach the group about the significance of the Noya Rao Icaro that you can use throughout a Mater Plant Dieta. This knowledge will be vital in helping you to access your highest potential and realize deep healing and transformation.


The Shipibo Wisdom Course was a great introduction & overview of the art of curanderismo. I have been on this path for a little over 2 years, & these sessions provided new information as well as clarified confusing aspects of these practices. Don Miguel is honest & sincere in his approach, & his knowledge is vast. He also has such positive energy that radiates even in a virtual space!

Justin Groppuso-Cook

It was a true honor to sit with such wisdom and attunement in the Shipibo wisdom class. Don Miguel is a true teacher, one that shares his wisdom freely with impeccability. I can feel his immense love for the traditions of his peoples, his deep reverence for the wisdom of the plant kingdom, and his love in sharing his wisdom with all those that are called. I was hesitant at first to join the class; first of all, because of the language barrier, and second, I am a student that learns best through experience. I can honestly say that the language translation was extremely precise with absolutely no confusion, and in Don Miguel’s love for sharing this wisdom, I was surprised with how focused I could remain through learning in the zoom platform. I received clarity on the next steps on my personal path as well as a more universal vision of humanity’s potential and how we can show up! After spending time with Don Miguel, I am ever more aware of the call I have to visit Aya Healing Retreats and study with the Masters!
Thank you so much Elio, you are a beam of light and we so appreciate your medicine and also your attention to detail. You are helping to bridge these worlds are your work is supporting this phase of evolution. Thank you to all those that made this class possible. I am giving gratitude for all that it takes to dream this world into being and all that is being shared and channeled through these teachings.

– Alex Harrison 

thanks for the wonderful seminar! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the last 2 days live due to unusual circumstances at home…but was so excited to watch the recordings! it’s so much worth and amazing that this is actually even possible.  maybe there is some positive in all this craziness in the world at the moment! 🙂

– Sven Zeissner

The course with Don Miguel was very powerful for me. I had no idea a virtual class could bring so much. Then again, I had not experienced a virtual class with a Maestro, a world of difference. Next time I will be better prepared and diet as though I am attending the ceremony. That had been my intention. However, things got a little confused with what I am going through personally these days here. I trust it is understood, particularly I hope by Don Miguel.

Matthew Larson

Big Thank You’s to you, your team, and Maestro for this course. I received a lot of details and affirmations on my previous knowledge and it felt so magical to be in company with such a potent group. I will be deep-diving into the recorded material again and again.

– Jaclyn McNulty

I simply loved it. Don Miguel and Elio have fantastic joy and happiness in helping their fellow humans. Congratulations brother, such a great pleasure and honor to be part of this circle of knowledge and sharing. THANK YOU!!!

Bogdan Vladau

Don Miguel

At a very young age Don Miguel began his apprenticeship as a curandero through plant dietas under the supportive guidance of his grandfather. Miguel is also a trained literature professor and thoroughly enjoys teaching the Shipibo language and culture.

Also known as Senen Yoi (meaning Speaking the Truth), uses a variety of plants to heal and treat ailments of many kinds – mental, physical, spiritual, emotional.To Learn more about Don Miguel >>

Elio Geusa

Elio Geusa is the director of AYA Healing Retreats. He works in Peru helping to facilitate life-changing plant medicine experiences alongside Shipibo curanderos.

He is immensely passionate about sharing his knowledge on Master Plants, respecting traditional ways of knowing, interpreting, and navigating plant medicine work and helping to reawaken his guests to the innate intelligence and benevolence of the natural world.To Learn more about Elio Geusa >>

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