Athena has been studying forms of traditional healing and shamanism for over 12 years. She started working with Ayahuasca in 2009, and soon after began a formal apprenticeship with the Shipibo Mahua Lineage in the Amazon of Peru. She has spent months at a time in retreat in the practice of dieta fasting from foods and water for periods of time, and learning directly from the plants. She currently runs Medicine Weavings, a woman’s focused healing initiative. She also travels regularly and internationally, holding ceremonies and retreats.
Having witnessed such incredible miracles in her own life, as well as so many others, she is passionate to share this medicine with integrity and care. Athena has been recognized by the Grandmother Shipibo Maestras she works with, and was given the cup to serve medicine by her teachers after 8 years of apprenticing. Her Teachers Include Maestra Amelia Ronin, Maestra Manuela Mahua, Maestro Gilberto Mahua and Maestro Papa Mickey.
Athena is a mother, a doula, a musician, and an herbalist in training. She carries a deep love for the earth in all she does and is a huge believer in humanity. She shares this medicine with deep respect and reverence for life, and for anyone who finds themselves in circle with her.