Shipibo ‘Maestra’ Isabel Pinedo Rengifo

I had heard a lot about Isabel. By all accounts she was a very talented healer and an amazing ‘Ayahuaquera’ and i was very excited when she finally agreed to come and visit Dreamglade with the possibility of us working together… Fortunately, she quickly and completely fell in love with the Dreamglade site (it’s hard not to) and readily agreed to help us out with the Ayahuasca ceremonies, the healing work and the dietas....

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In the beginning there was mud

Finally, after ten sometimes gruelling months, the dream that was ‘Dreamglade’ has become a reality. The building of the 1km ‘road’ (I use that term very loosely) through the dense, sodden jungle was an epic slog, involving lots of manpower, thousands of sandbags, the building of four bridges and countless episodes where we were up to our knees in mud, yet again having to dig out the truck that was buried in thick sticky...

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