Our center is located in the Amazonian rain forest, near the shores of the Nanay river which is a five minute boat ride from the Amazon river. We are dedicated to help our guests with the ancient knowledge of curanderos “healers” in order to heal and awake spirituality
Located in the middle of the Amazonian rainforest, Selva Madre is one of the most renowned place for an Ayahuasca retreat according to your path of awakening.
Ayahuasca Medical Guidelines
Our Ayahuasca medical guidelines are set in order to be sure that you start your retreat in perfect health conditions. When you register a booking you will be asked to provide the list of medication you are taking and your health condition.
For thousand of years in the Amazon, natives have developed a powerful medicine based on plants and spiritual healing practiced by generations of healers.
Ayahuasca Retreat Preparation
Preparing your retreat is very important for you to experience it in the best conditions and benefit its full potential.
During our free time we were treated like a gods by always helping Weyder, our chef Bermudes and his daughters.
I can realy recomend this retreat! Amazing vibes, comfortable accomodation, good food and safe aya experience!
They have 3 shamans, Luis, Luis Jr, Anderson, they are all great people. All shamans will attend ceremony in the night (and all staff from the camp will wait outside). I can fell the place and the temple is protected very well by them, and I feel safe when I was there, and experiencing Ayahuasca.
The master shaman Luis has profound knowledge about Ayahuasca and experience, they took a good care of me, and my friend. The discussion after ceremony is also very important to me. During the stay I had good connections with people here, which makes my very happy.
The place is clean, room is simple but comfortable enough. The food is acceptable. Most important thing is they treat me with heart, and taking good care. I appreciated it very much.
I already left a great review the first time I came. Nothing has changed. This place is still as beautiful as before. I love the work the shamans Don Lucho, Luis jr. , and Anderson do. They really are great shamans and have helped me a lot.
The entire facility is still beautiful and great and just about what you need for a good detox in the amazon. The food as always was a lot, various and great!
Everybody is so nice and friendly and has a great positive attitude and mind. It’s really a place to heal and I’m so happy I choose this retreat and this shamans in the first place and now again. I will be back one day. Thank you so much to everybody who workes at and for Selva madre. You made my stay great! 🙏🏼 much love Jasmin 💓
Don Lucio is one of the greatest men I’ve met. He has a wealth of knowledge and is revered by all that know him and work for him. The ceremonies are incredible… other worldly. The icaros (chanting) and attention given to each participant is enough to bring you to tears.
There are two other shamans, Anderson and Luis Jr who are also exceptional and staged a ceremony when do Lucio couldn’t attend for health reasons.
It isn’t as strict a diet as many of the other retreats and the food is incredibly healthy, nutritious and tasty.
Contrary to many of the other retreats, don Lucio and his team brew the ayahuasca in the true form and do not cater for the ‘tourist’ crowd. According to some sources, other retreats add things like angels trumpet which can be lethal in order for the participant to have an even more crazy trip which is unnecessary and can be dangerous.
The love and care that you experience here is second to none and I have no hesitation in highly recommending this retreat. It helped me a lot.