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Maestra Vicky Corisepa

Victoria Corisepa was born and raised on the Upper Madre de Dios River in the Southeastern Peruvian Amazon. She works as a tabaquera, following in the tradition taught to her by her Wachiperi father. Many years ago, with the help of ayahuasca, and to the surprise of medical doctors, she not only overcame a life-threatening illness, but also learned to appreciate her indigenous Harakbut-Wachiperi heritage. Victoria is the founder and owner of Parign Hak - Grandma’s Home, a family-run retreat center that works to empower the Harakbut people through programs of respectful cultural exchange with the participants, as well as through ayahuasca ceremonies where local community members can address issues stemming from transgenerational trauma.