The Jakon Rate Family

Jakon Rate / Manuela Mahua Ahuanari

Jakon Rate / Manuela Mahua Ahuanari

Yoxan

Manuela Mahua comes from a long-standing and well-respected family lineage of Shipibo-Konibo healers from the upper and lower Ucayali regions of the Peruvian Amazon. Born in 1947, she has 60 years of experience working with her ancestral medicine. She began apprenticing with her father at age 13.

Today she heals and teaches, to both Shipibo-Konibo and foreigners alike. She has a vast knowledge and understanding of the natural pharmacy of her land and is very open to sharing it with those who are willing to make the commitment to carry on the tradition.

Manuela is an altruistic, generous, and positive force. She cares deeply for all of her students and provides individual attention and care that only a great grandmother can give. She embodies her given Shipibo-Konibo name Jakon Rate and truly is a Life-Giving Good Surprise for all who meet and learn with her!

Soi Sama / Delia Mahua Perez

Soi Sama / Delia Mahua Perez

Traditional Midwife and Gynecologist

Delia Mahua is a renowned Shipibo-Konibo midwife who learned the trade from her maternal-grandmother at the age of 17.  Delia is Manuela’s first-cousin and the daughter of Pascual Mahua, a deeply-respected healer. Delia’s care, kindness, and beauty touches all those she meets and she is truly a tsiri ainbo, a ‘stunningly beautiful woman who always does what is right’.

She is a deeply cherished great-grandmother who remains a key provider of her family. Delia also helps to prepare  food for guests and students with dietary restrictions, along with traditional medicines. Delia’s presence spreads love throughout the land, food, and plant remedies that is felt by all who come to learn with us.

Jakon Rate / Manuela Mahua Ahuanari

Jakon Rate / Manuela Mahua Ahuanari

Yoxan

Manuela Mahua comes from a long-standing and well-respected family lineage of Shipibo-Konibo healers from the upper and lower Ucayali regions of the Peruvian Amazon. Born in 1947, she has 60 years of experience working with her ancestral medicine. She began apprenticing with her father at age 13.

Today she heals and teaches, to both Shipibo-Konibo and foreigners alike. She has a vast knowledge and understanding of the natural pharmacy of her land and is very open to sharing it with those who are willing to make the commitment to carry on the tradition.

Manuela is an altruistic, generous, and positive force. She cares deeply for all of her students and provides individual attention and care that only a great grandmother can give. She embodies her given Shipibo-Konibo name Jakon Rate and truly is a Life-Giving Good Surprise for all who meet and learn with her!

Soi Sama / Delia Mahua Perez

Soi Sama / Delia Mahua Perez

Traditional Midwife and Gynecologist

Delia Mahua is a renowned Shipibo-Konibo midwife who learned the trade from her maternal-grandmother at the age of 17.  Delia is Manuela’s first-cousin and the daughter of Pascual Mahua, a deeply-respected healer. Delia’s care, kindness, and beauty touches all those she meets and she is truly a tsiri ainbo, a ‘stunningly beautiful woman who always does what is right’.

She is a deeply cherished great-grandmother who remains a key provider of her family. Delia also helps to prepare  food for guests and students with dietary restrictions, along with traditional medicines. Delia’s presence spreads love throughout the land, food, and plant remedies that is felt by all who come to learn with us.