Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura

Amazonian Rainforest, Brazil

We are here in these days of prayer so that we can illuminate a consciousness for this planet that is in agony…This is a seed being planted. – Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura


Born in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Clara studied philosophy at the University of Sao Paulo. Through her experiences of clairvoyance and mediumship, she was initiated many teachings, from macrobiotics to Umbanda. After helping with the curing of Padrinho Sebastiao, spiritual leader of one of the Santo Daime’s largest churches, she was invited to live and work in Céu do Mapiá, a community located in the heart of the Amazon forest. Clara is a founder and principal healer in the Santa Casa, a woman’s operated healing center in the Amazon jungle, which serves hundreds of people in the local village as well as thousands of international visitors.