La Luna del Amazonas

Ayahuasca retreat outside Iquitos, Peru

Meet our family

Maestro Don Guido Rimachi, 51

Maestro Don Guido Rimachi, 51

Don Guido Rimachi has worked at many different healing centers in the amazon jungle, but he has never abandoned the family clinic in the village, where he still receives local patients.

Guido is well known in Santa Maria where he has cured countless illnesses using his knowledge of the medicinal plants of the Amazonian jungle and his physical and spiritual healing knowledge.

"Energetic blockages are common, and many of us have blockages without knowing"

"Energetic blockages are common, and many of us have blockages without knowing"

He explains that the healing during a ceremony takes part on an energetic level. The ayahuasca enables him to see and remove any energetic blockages the patient might have.

"For example, During a traumatic experience you might subconsciously block energetic channels or chakras as a defense mechanism to protect yourself from further pain of that experience. This can later in life manifest as depression, anxiety or physical disease. During the ceremony I will remove the blockage, and when thats done, you are healed" says Don Guido.

Don Guido is a maestro de las plants, and will sort out any specific plant diet to attend to your specific ailments, depending on needs and intentions. Don Guido was trained by his grandparents alongside his brothers Don Marlon and Don Luis.

Maestro Leonardo Acho, 47

Maestro Leonardo Acho, 47

Don Leonardo grew up on the Marañon and Yanashi river and was introduced to the medicine at an early age by his family. From the age of 12 he sat in ceremonies every Tuesday and Friday (traditional ceremony days) with his father and grandfather among other curanderos from the village. He got interested in the shamanic practices and the art of healing when he witnessed sick people getting healed from natural treatments and plants. As a young apprentice he did many different plant dietas in isolation as part of the training. Don Leonardo has been at La Luna since the very start and is happy to share his magic with our guests.

Jack Rimachi, 37

Jack Rimachi, 37

As the youngest of the Rimachi brothers he also grew up in a family with strong healer traditions. However, it wasn't until recently Jack decided to pursue the calling. He is under good guidance from both his older brother Don Guido and Don Leonardo. Once he starts whistling in the maloka (temple), there will be no doubt he is one of the Rimachi brothers. Jack also helps out at the center with other duties and is usually the one in charge when a new building is to be built.


Enrique - Translator & Facilitator

Enrique - Translator & Facilitator

Born in Sweden as Henrik, but he is more known as Enrique around here. He came to the Peruvian Amazon after many years wandering in Sweden, USA, Spain and Costa Rica suffering depression.

He was a workaholic, gambler but also self medicating street drugs, as well as legal pharmacy drugs, such as benzodiazepines (xanax) and antidepressants. Nothing helped his depression or anxiety, not even 5 years in psychotherapy, until he found ayahuasca. Or eventually she found him.

Before building La Luna, Enrique lived with Don Guido and his family for 8 month in the small village clinic.

Enrique has participated and facilitated more than 500 ceremonies and has a deep understanding of the medicine and the work of the shamans that he is happy to share with our guests, and serves as a bridge between the modern western secular culture and the ancient amazon spiritual culture. Enriques role at the center is managing the western aspects that is unfamiliar to the shamans.

Enrique is first aid and CPR certificated and used to work for 911 (112) in Sweden before he moved to the Amazon. He is also involved in the Zendoproject by maps.org, where he works with psychedelic harm reduction and integration of challenging psychedelic experiences.

Enrique on Instagram




Korina - Yoga Teacher & Facilitator

Korina - Yoga Teacher & Facilitator

A fine member of our family, Korina has been studying traditional Hatha Yoga in India for the past three years blessing us with a passionate, well thought out and thorough yoga practice week in week out, truly in her element as a Yoga instructor. She was born in Philippines but grew up in Australia, her thirst for medicinal plant knowledge and natural calling to healing and caring, led her here to not only impart her yoga teachings, but also facilitate and look after the guests as much as possible.


Elina - Facilitator

Elina - Facilitator

Elina has been part of the team since 2016. She works not only as a facilitator and translator, but she is also the English teacher for the free English classes we offer to all the citizens in the village. Although born in Siberia, she was raised in Denmark where she learned English. Elina has undergone the training for psychedelic harm reduction with the Zendo Project, and she has a burning heart for the natural remedies in the Amazonian rain forest.



Freddy

Freddy

An expert at climbing and retrieving hard to reach fruits here in the jungle, Açai, Macambo and Aguaje to mention a few. An amazing builder, making sure all the bridges and structures withstand the hard conditions of the amazon!


Luz Dari

Luz Dari

Born and raised in Santa Maria, Luz Dari brings happiness and light to our team on a daily basis. A curious soul who is always wanting to learn English and eager to teach Spanish. She is one of our trained masseuses here at the centre and handles all the bungalow maintenance, a very handy lady indeed.