Selva Madre family


Maestro Don Luis Rimachi


With more than 30 years of experience, Don Luis is one of the most knowledgeable Ayahuasca Shamans active in the Amazon Basin. He began his training as a Curandero when he was child under the guidance and teachings of his grandfather. His ancestors passed on a wealth of knowledge stemming back to the native healing traditions of the land. He spent many years studying modern medicine and theology, and he established himself in the community of Santa Maria as a Curandero. After more than thirty years of experience, Don Luis came to the village of Padre Cocha and created Selva Madre in an effort to assist people in awakening and in healing of the mind, body, and soul.


Selva Madre Shamans


Anderson is a beloved family member and a Shaman Apprentice learning under the teachings and care of Don Luis Rimachi. He is from the region of Loreto, Peru. Anderson is a proud husband and father who exemplifies the duties of a hard working Curandero.  He is an important and essential part of Selva Madre and a leader in the community. We are very proud to have Anderson call Selva Madre home.

 Luis Junior

Luis Jr is the son of Maestro Don Luis Rimachi learning traditional healing in the lineage of his ancestors. He is a bridge between the guests of Selva Madre and Don Luis Rimachi. As a Shaman apprentice he is a strong advocate of probity, fellowship, and cooperation in the community. Selva Madre is very proud to have Luis Jr. overseeing the practices and daily affairs at Selva Madre.


Rosanna is from the U.S. where she has worked in the medical field for over 30 years. She has also studied yoga, religion, philosophy, spirituality, plant medicine, and shamanism. Her studies and volunteer work have taken her through many parts of the world including ashrams in India, traditional ancient Chinese medicine hospitals in China, and thirty other developing nations around the world.  In recent years she has participated in shamanic healing ceremonies to include Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Temazacal, and Four Tobacco Ceremonies throughout North and South America. She is enjoying life in South America and dedicated her life to helping and healing others.  Selva Madre is proud to have Rosanna assisting with the everyday operations of the retreats to include translation, bookings, inquiries, medical necessities/issues, yoga instruction, activity coordination, and travel advice/recommendations.

Kitchen Team and Jungle Guide





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