I started working with Ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon before the advent of Ayahuasca tourism. For 15 years I ran ceremonies exclusively for and with the native Peruvian population; both tribal and acculturated. My first teachers were Doctor Jorge Gonzalez Ramirez and Don Solón Tello Lozano. By the time I started working with the Shipibo shamans; Pancho, Benjamin, Manuel, and Mario of the great Mahua family, I was a shaman in my own right and accepted as such. For many years The Mahua family and I worked together on local Peruvians night after night...then the tourists began trickling in.
Now unfortunately because of the high demand there has been a proliferation of "sacha" shamans; people without proper training are running ceremonies and are in it strictly for the money. The shamans that I take people to in Peru are some of the few remaining old timers with extraordinary skills, unbroken lineages of knowledge, and impeccable integrity. - Maestro Chononita
"When embarking on a journey of the soul, I cannot trust just anyone. Neither should you. Maestro Chononita trained for decades with master shamans from the Peruvian locale in the Amazonian jungle. Now he is a Shaman of the highest realm. How do I know this? You may be skeptical. I know there are some bad accounts both in Western countries & in the Amazon of ayahuasca gatherings gone sadly and seriously wrong. I never have to worry about that with Maestro Chononita and the curanderas he works with. I know I will be treated with care and compassion. He has expertise in administering the medicine and working a true ceremony, steeped in tradition and respect. He does things right. What's incredible is that he charges minimally for the healing journey. You are given energy healing, medicine, counseling, lodging and very healthy food for a fraction of the cost of what other groups may charge."