About Me 


“It is my honor to support your personal empowerment & healing with the intention of supporting our global evolution.” – Marilu Shinn

I was born & raised in Mexico City. Growing up, I was surrounded by parallel worlds: the contemporary Mexico & the eclipsed, old world of mysticism. I witnessed firsthand my grandmother’s Earth based healing practices, which she transmitted to me, & the deeply embedded use of Plant Medicine & Ancestral Ceremony by the “Curanderos” (healers). I grew up in a family were the way to heal diseases was through herbs, plants, rituals & the sacred use of different “winds” to remove trauma and/or heal disease.

The Shamanic way of empowerment & healing is not something I recently came upon or learned about by reading books, rather, it has been an integral part of my life experience & vision since I was a child. Following in my ancestor’s footsteps, it is my highest destiny & my passion to walk the Path of the Medicine Woman & ordained Priestess with the intention of supporting your highest expression!

My formal training includes the Four Winds, Light Body School & an ongoing apprenticeship with the Indigenous Qero people of the high Andes of Peru. I was initiated in the Peruvian Shamanic Tradition by Don Alberto Mencariapa in 2005, in Tipon, Peru & I am a Mesa Carrier connected to an old Lineage of Andean healers. In addition, I have had the privilege of receiving Sacred Feminine Rites & Teachings from renown scholar Vicki Noble author of the book Shakti Woman.

 I also hold BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2003 I was certified as a Yoga teacher by the Mount Madonna School. Blending the teachings from those two traditions has helped me deepen my understanding of the many natural & somatic ways in which we can bring about deep healing;  transformation at the deepest level & re-alignment with Purpose & Source Energy  once we trust our body’s wisdom and innate capacity to restore itself. I currently live & offer individual & group healing sessions & hold Ceremony in Santa Cruz, California & facilitate International Women’s Retreats. I look forward to connecting with you beloved!