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) The way my mother treated aches, pains and ailments was solely through plant remedies and smoke. All of my siblings including me were born at home with the aid of a midwife, a partera, who was also a skilled Nagual, keeper of Ancient Nahuatl Traditions.

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 the wisdom traditios of South America.

 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. The ancient teachings from those two traditions has helped me deepen my understanding of the many natural & somatic ways in which we can bring about soul level healing;  transformation at the deepest cellular level & re-alignment with Purpose & Source Energy  once we trust our body’s wisdom and innate capacity to restore itself.

I have also been fortunate to receive Teachings & Rites of the Sacred Feminine Archetypes & Wisdom  from renown scholar Vicki Noble author of the book Shakti Woman. However, my devotion & practice is exclusively Shamanic & informed by the Q’ero Wisdom Keepers.

I offer online Earth Based Medicine & Womb Wisdom Teachings  & hold Ceremony in Santa Cruz, California. In addition, I facilitate International Women’s Retreats. I look forward to connecting with you.