Rocio was born in Santa Rosita, near Pucallpa, Peru and descends from a family of Shipibo Shamans. Her first mentor was her grandfather, Esteban Melendez, she was merely 9 years old. After her grandfather’s teachings she began to work and learn from her mother and step father – both Shamans – who were her teachers up until their final passing in 2011. It’s fair to stay that her life has a been a succession of mentors and teachers all under the Shipibo tradition. She has been studying and learning from many teachers for over 30 years. During those 30 years she’s worked with people from all over the world who come to Peru for healing as well as her fellow Peruvians. She’s worked on healing a plethora of diseases as well as with people from a vast array of social backgrounds, ages and demographics.