Not long after my first western experience with Madre in 2016 I was introduced to Nihue Rao, and feel incredibly fortunate that my introduction to plant medicines in their native Amazon setting was at this center, with Maestro Ricardo and his very capable helpers. Their center is well set up to help people of all ages and walks of life to experience deep healing in physical, mental, and emotional ways. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly for short-term visitors, and if you are called to go deeper on this path and stay longer, their commitment to learning from the plants is unquestionable. Nihue Rao is a safe space for women, and for anyone unearthing vulnerable places inside. I cannot recommend this center highly enough for all who wish to gain the benefit of these powerful and beautiful Amazonian plant medicines, from the depth of tradition of the Shipibo culture!