Founders & Staff



Co-founder of La Medicina and lead Ayahuascero, Chris was born in London, and worked as a professional Astrologer and Clairvoyant between 1979 and 2008, having given over 10,000 consultations. For over 20 years he studied with British Astrologer Geoffrey Cornelius, who pioneered astrology as a form of divination.

(left to right) Chris, Hamilton, Don Julio & Don Alberto

At the end of 2000 he had spiritual crisis - a series of increasingly vivid dreams and visions, which he resisted for four years. In desperation he finally sought help by going to the original Blue Morpho camp deep in the Peruvian Amazon, where he met Hamilton Souther, Don Alberto Torres Davila, and later on, Don Julio Llerena Pinedo. During this first retreat in 2004, he was formally accepted as an apprentice, and so began dividing his time between Peru and England, where he ran a telephone psychic reading business. In December 2008, he was to move full time to Iquitos, allowing him to finish his apprenticeship reaching the level of Maestro in February 2010. At the end of that year, he realised it was time to move on. 

He will always be grateful to Hamilton, Don Alberto, and Don Julio, for opening the door and sharing their medicine so fully. In 2012 he and his wife were surprised and honoured to be asked by Don Alberto to be Padrino and Madrina (best man and matron of honour) at his wedding. Every year whenever possible, he continues to visit Alberto in his hometown of Herrera.

In 2014 he was introduced to Don Ricardo, a vegetalista (medicinal plant healer) of 35 years’ experience. Don Ricardo agreed to teach Chris what he knew, and so began a new journey of learning with the plants.

Plant Maestro Don Ricardo

Chris's non-fiction books include “Mix and Match Astrology” Barons 1997, “Practical Visualisation”, Aquarian press/Harper Collins 1991, and “A Meditation guide to the Chakras”, Triangle company Ltd. Japan 1990. His first novel, StarToucher, a New Age Science Fiction was published  in February 2018, and is available now free on Amazon., Ibooks, and Smashwords.

For the full biography of Chris, please click here.


Arunachala, Tamil Nadu, South India



Co-founder of La Medicina, Nori arrived in London as a journalist from Tokyo in the early ´80s, where fate led her to the life of an actor. During the following 30 years she performed in various productions. 

In early 2006, she had a life changing Ayahuasca ceremony that took her over three years to digest, culminating in a visit to the ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi in India.

Since 2010, she has led the life of a sadhaka (spiritual practitioner), following Maharshi´s teachings of Atma Vichara (Self-enquiry).

Nori has been responsible for the design of all the main buildings during the 7 year construction phase of La Medicina, and has also supervised the landscaping.



We have a dedicated team of five locals working with us.  Ney, Fredy, Teo, Maria and Jose who are all employed legally and receive social benefits.  We also have 24 hour armed security.