Located in the middle of the Amazonian rainforest, Selva Madre is one of the most renowned places for an Ayahuasca retreat according to your path of awakening.
Honoring our principles, our brew is made only by Shamans fasting during the cooking process. We use only pure, fresh Ayahuasca vines and Chacruna leaves, nothing more is added.
Drinking the sacred medicine allows you to expand your consciousness, to encounter your real self and to heal your Karma. In other hand, it ensures your body of a perfect health.
Every ceremony is followed by a personal consultation and debriefing with Don Luis, plant baths and natural remedies can be recommended to you following his diagnosis.
The benefits of Ayahuasca
The benefits of Ayahuasca
Taking Ayahuasca is a permanently transforming process on all levels of your being physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It reveals your higher inner self and facilitates deep healing. At the beginning of the ceremony the Shaman sings Icaros that are sacred songs in order to tune healing frequencies from nature. Every participant comes in front of the Shaman for a personal healing.
3 Ceremonies per week
Our safety protocols are important in order to deliver the best experience. Unlike other centers that propose five ceremonies or more per week, Selva Madre has the perfect amount of three ceremonies per week, this is a normal and ideal frequency. Indeed Ayahuasca demands 48 hours to be entirely processed by the body and for its teachings to be assimilated. Doing more ceremonies in a short time is definitely not recommended. Our 10 days retreat includes 4 ceremonies and our 20 days retreat includes 8 ceremonies.
Purging is a central key element in Amazonian traditional medicine, the purge is induced by Ayahuasca helping releasing physical, emotional energies and traumas that you can carry since the beginning of your life.
Upon the completion of your stay you will be cleansed of all toxins, energetic charges and you will have a final consultation with Maestro Don Luis.
The days after ceremonies there is a circle meeting with all the participants, the Shamans and Maestro Don Luis Rimachi. You have the opportunity to speak about your visions and their significance, also the Shamans will explain what they have seen within participants during the ceremony. Each participant will receive direct feedback regarding his progression and/or healing. If Don Luis find it appropriate, there will be a natural medicine prescribed.
During your retreat, you will be staying in a private traditional Amazonian cabin. They are very comfortable and spacious. The cabins are screened in so no insects may enter and you sleep comfortable without mosquito netting over the bed. Each cabin includes a westernized sink, toilet and shower with running water but there is no electricity or hot water. In the jungle it is not necessary to have hot water as it is hot and humid.
The food at Selva Madre is very important in order for you to have the best experience for your retreat. Due to this, we serve only fresh and natural local food. The meals are healthy and balanced with a dietetic care. After the ceremonies there will be vegetarian food served and the following elements are omitted: Salt, sugar, saturated fats, for more information please consult the dietary information.
Included in your retreat price is transport between Selva Madre and Iquitos city center on your first and last day. We recommend to arrive one day prior to your retreat. We recommend the following hotels: La Casona Inn, El Cauchero Hotel, or Hilton Doubletree. We are located on the other side of the Nany river from Iquitos so the journey takes approximately one hour including taxi and boat. Not included in your retreat is transportation from the airport to your selected hotel. It is approximately 15-20 soles (equivalently $4-$5 USD) from the airport to any of the recommended hotels.