MAESTRO DON LUCHO
With over 40 years of experience as an ayahuasca shaman, Don Lucho is the center pillar and grand maestro of Selva Madre. He is the oldest brother of twelve and has a surgeon-like way of describing his healing work. He has the spirit of both a sweet child and a powerful bear and loves to share his wisdom, huge heart, and joyful belly laugh with everyone around him
Lucho studied at seminary and became a Catholic priest. When this didn't work so well with the traditions of his people and his shamanism, he left the church and returned to the Amazon to open Selva Madre, his own ayahuasca retreat with his family. He incorporates many perspectives into his work healing people and has big dreams for helping the world
MAESTRO LUIS JR
The son of Lucho and Monica, Luis is a playful and gentle soul with a beautiful voice and the serious heart of a maestro. He also has many years of experience as a shaman. He’ll work with you in ceremonies and help with Spanish-English translation.
Anderson is another main shaman in ceremony and is married to one of Don Lucho's daughters, Juanita. Anderson was formerly in the army and after a long time of suffering came to Don Lucho for help. After his healing Anderson devoted his life to being a curandero and helping to heal the world. Today he has over 10 years of experience and carries the title “maestro” as a full-fledged shaman.
LUCY & CAMILA
Lucy is one of Don Lucho's daughters and is married to Miguel. They have two children, Camila and Mark Anthony. When those two come around, you’re in for a treat! They always spread a lot of love and uplifting energy. Lucy runs a small shop in the neighboring village but helps out with cooking and cleaning.
Miguel is married to Lucy and is an excellent handyman. You'll likely see him tinkering and repairing things around the center. Need a hammock hung? He's the one to ask! He is also a good driver on the dirt roads and helps anyone who needs a ride.