Javier Regueiro (Lugano, 1965) is a Spanish national born and raised in Switzerland. He is a certified Massage Therapist (Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, New York City), Rebirther (Body Electric School, Oakland, CA) and Avatar Master, and a student of “A Course In Miracles.”
He moved to Peru in 2004 to study Amazonian plant medicine and shamanism, working with indigenous and mestizo ayahuasqueros in the Iquitos and Pucallpa areas. Since 2005 Javier has been a student of Don Francisco Montes Shu?a, a plant medicine person and perfumero of Capanahua descent. Don Francisco has lead Javier through months of shamanic diets, during which he has been learning about the use and healing properties of plant teachers such as Ayahuasca, Tobacco, and Datura among many others. With his teacher’s blessing, he became a full-time ayahuasquero in 2006. Since that time Javier has continued to deepen his practice by doing extended dietas in the Amazon under his teacher’s care and at the same time has been leading plant medicine ceremonies, healing retreats, and dietas for groups and individuals at his own Ayaruna Center in Pisac, Peru, until December 2017.
In 2015, desiring to retire, Javier’s teacher Don Francisco offered Javier the opportunity to take over his healing center, Sachamama Ethnobotanical Garden in Iquitos. As a result, Javier is now in the process of leaving the Sacred Valley and relocating to the Amazon jungle to continue his teacher’s legacy and work there.
In alignment with that purpose Javier has created the Ayaruna Project, whose main goal is the preservation of natural environments indispensable for the thriving of native cultures as well as the study, preservation and use of traditional Amazonian plant medicine. His commitment is to make Ayahuasca, San Pedro, and other plant medicines available to all people who feel called to engage with these medicines for personal healing and spiritual guidance. For more detailed information about Javier’s plant medicine retreats and the Ayaruna Project, please go to www.ayaruna.com.
He is the author of the books “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” and “San Pedro/Huachuma: Opening The Pathways Of The Heart,” available worldwide through Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press in print, Kindle, and audiobook formats.
He speaks fluent English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.