Toni Javier Lopez Lopez
Toni comes from a long lineage of healers (the Lopez family) and started to sit in ceremony when he was only 12, guided by his grandfather Sanymeny, who was a renowned maestro in his region.
He decided to start his apprenticeship with plant spirits through carrying out dietas when he was 22. His 2 year old son became very sick which called him to learn how to heal him. His initial intention was focus on healing his son and other children in his community.
He started dieting with gentle plants, known to transmit love and improve relationships. After several years focused on smaller plants, he then moved onto dieting larger plants and trees – known as ‘ani medicine’ (big medicine), used to heal more serious illnesses and conditions. He carried out a one year dieta with several different plants, including Chaikuni Rao, a plant famous amongst the Shipibo people. This is his favorite plant, which he claims fully opened his heart and healed him of his own childhood wounds.
Tony has three children, and his youngest daughter, who has just turned 12, recently started training and dieting under his guidance. His core intention is to be of service for the betterment of his family and society at large.