Maestro Curandero René (Barin Mane)
René’s devotion and dedication to ayahuasca are incomparable with any other European ayahuasca facilitator.
He discovered the sacred medicine in 2008, which changed his life completely, and ever since then he has been dedicated to the mission of providing ayahuasca in the most professional, safe and respectful setting possible.
René has led hundreds of ceremonies in the Netherlands in the past decade (mostly in the well-known ayahuasca center om-mij”, which René founded), guiding thousands of people in their journeys. He has also trained many other ayahuasca facilitators, and helped setting up new centers, spreading his knowledge, safety and quality standards.
Along the way he also started travelling to the jungles of Peru ,to meet traditional shamans, to learn from them and to invite them to Holland, in order to build a bridge between South America and Europe.
While working day after day with these traditional ayahuasca maestros, he learned the shipibo wisdom and knowledge of working with ayahuasca, and was even initiated by Maestra Doña Asencia Sánchez Canayo from the Shipibo tribe, who gave him his shipibo name – Barin Mane, which means “the one who radiant like the sun”.