welcoming Peruvian curanderas

Doña Ysabel & Doña Olinda

topanga canyon, CA

oct 27 - nov 2, 2019


Curanderas for over 37 years, Doña Ysabel and Doña Olinda, known as the Twins, will be visiting California to offer Private Healing Sessions and San Pedro Mesada Ceremonies. They are traveling all the way from the North Coast of Peru to offer their beautiful feminine energy as they guide us in healing our subtle body and reconnecting with Mother Nature. The Twins attribute their gifts to the guiding spirit of San Pedro, who informs them as to what healing work needs to be done on each client to come back into wholeness. San Pedro is a traditional Saint that chose them as healers and is represented by the sacred cactus San Pedro. Traditionally for thousands of years, the spirit of this plant is ingested to expand ones ability to heal oneself and others. The Twins heal clients by several methods: hands on healing (as in private sessions), the use of herbs and teas, as well as the traditional core ceremony of the North Coast of Peru, known as the San Pedro Mesada Ceremony. This ceremony deepens the individual work the Twins do and helps to rapidly clear heavy energy in the client’s field. In this ceremony, the Twins support the group to directly connect with the spirit of San Pedro and in doing so release years of accumulated heavy energy. Please note the Twins speak in Spanish and a translator will be present who speaks English.




In a 1-hour Private Healing Session with The Twins, Dona Ysabel and Olinda, you will receive a powerful combination of: a diagnostic reading, cleansing, healing and blessing. They are sought out in their hometown of Northern Peru to cure issues relating from terminal illness to poor health to unhealthy relationships. They are famous for healing the impossible and credited with miraculous healings. Both healers work on you during the session. If you have a special request of healing, please let the Twins know at the beginning of your session so that they may best support your healing process. Sessions are open for women, men and children. If you cannot travel to be with the Twins in-person in California but would like to experience a session, they are taking some remote healings during this trip.

october 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 / 10am - 5pm

november 1, 2 / 10am - 5pm

Location: Private studio TOPANGA, CA

Exchange: 300 USD



The San Pedro Mesada Ceremony is the Twins signature healing ceremony. The ceremony originated in North Coastal Peru and has been used for 1,000's of years, the first evidence of which comes from the great Moche culture, a civilization that pre-dates the Inkas. Doña Ysabel channels the Spirit of San Pedro and offers deep healing to the group. Doña Olinda works with sacred wooden swords removing unwanted energies, clearing the energy body, cutting chords and awakening inner seeds of knowledge stored in the DNA. The ceremony's goal is for the healing of the participants and assists in opening the heart, creating greater connection with Spirit and removing accumulated heavy energy from one's field. The group participates in the drinking of a sacred homeopathic, herbal tea which the Twins make from the San Pedro plant. This is an active ceremony, where participants are directed to move and shake out limbs, to assist in the removal of the dense energies that have accumulated in the body. People of all ages have participated and adjustments can be made based on your mobility. This is a very safe, gentle way to experience San Pedro and the tea does not induce psychotropic effects. Space is limited to 15 people.

* The Twins are also open to offering private group ceremonies for groups of friends / loved ones of 8 or more, either in our studio in Topanga or in your home in the LA area. Please email Maggie to inquire.

*For those of you who have previously experienced the medicine of San Pedro (perhaps a longer ceremony duration or in a different cultural setting) please know all aspects of this ceremony are unique to the Twins, including how they prepare the medicine and its dosage. The ceremony follows the traditional Mesada originating on the North Coast of Peru. 

ceremony: sun. october 27 / 8-11pm (new moon)

Location: Private studio TOPANGA, CA

Exchange: 250 USD




We will be held in a private studio in Topanga, CA. The studio sits on an acre of land in nature, surrounded by elder olive and oak trees, in the Santa Monica Mountains. A serene space for healing. All private healing sessions will be held inside of the studio. Group ceremonies may be held directly outside of the studio in nature, on the grand deck overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains. Weather permitting. The studio is a15-minute drive to Malibu and Santa Monica. You will receive the exact studio address after you complete your booking.




Doña Ysabel (on left) and Doña Olinda (on right) in Topanga Canyon, 2018

Doña Ysabel (on left) and Doña Olinda (on right) in Topanga Canyon, 2018

Doña Ysabel Chinguel and Doña Olinda Pintado are distinguished Curanderas, medicine women, from Chiclayo, a small village on the North Coast of Peru. They have been featured in Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin's acclaimed book, "The Gift of Life." Known as The Twins, they work in their community as respected healers using their mesa and plant medicine. They use ancient and traditional methods to treat people. The focus of their medicine is to put you at peace with the Spirits of the Universe. Ysabel, from Singo in the province of Huancabamba, and Olinda, from Huancabamba village are soul twins, also known as Yanatin-Masintin, a balanced complementary union of masculine and feminine energy. For 37 years, they have practiced northern ancestral medicine in the city of Chiclayo. Their wonderful working relationship has allowed them to heal many kinds of illnesses - from depression to terminal illnesses. Traveling to Huancabamba with their clients, Ysabel and Olinda make use of the sacred waters of the magical Huaringas lakes. Ysabel Chinguel comes from las Huaringas and the sacred lakes nearby Piura, Peru. She is well known because of her “angel hands”.  People from all over the world come and take baths at the lakes in Huaringas, where they are healed and blessed.  When she was 30, she was elected by the divine San Pedro spirit to be a healer.  Ever since this time, she works in Chiclayo, Peru, helping people with terminal and rare diseases, and other disorders. Olinda Pintado comes from Huancabamba, a village near las Huaringas Piura, Peru. Since she was a little girl, she was interested in the Mesadas (San Pedro Ceremonies) and began to learn the ways of this medicine. When her cousin was very sick, Ysabel was invited to do a mesada on his behalf.  All were amazed by the results as a deep healing ensued. Olinda’s path was clear after this point;  according to her tradition, she was elected by the Divine spirit of San Pedro to be a healer.  She practices her medicine in Chiclayo, Peru, together with Ysabel.

Maggie Harrsen has returned to the States after an extended period in Peru, where she led healing retreats in the Sacred Valley and spent time with the Twins at their home in Chiclayo, receiving teachings and participating in San Pedro Mesada Ceremonies. Maggie was introduced to the Twins in 2013 when she participated in one of their San Pedro Mesada Ceremonies in New York City. Nearly five years later and living in Peru, Maggie was called by the Spirit of San Pedro in her dreams to reconnect with these medicine women. She is honored to support the Twins journey to her homeland where they can experience the diversity of our Western culture and support individuals in her community to re-connect with their soul-spirit nature.


Due to the nature of the Twins offerings and the preparation for their journey from Peru to the USA, all bookings are final sale with no refunds permitted. Tickets may be transferred to friends and family.