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 where the way to heal diseases was through herbs, plants, rituals & the sacred use of different “winds” to remove trauma or shock. 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 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 Mescariapa in 2005, in Tipon, Peru & I am a Mesa Carrier connected to an old Lineage of Andean healers. I also hold a 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 ways in which we can bring about deep healing 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 & anywhere where healing & Ceremony may be needed!