Rosa is 58 years old. She began dieting when she was 25 after her husband passed away unexpectedly as she wanted to learn how to heal others. Rosa has worked with us at the Temple since February 2009 when we began working with the Maestras. Rosa is endearingly called Rosita chiquitita – tiny Rosa – by many of the staff as is only about 4 foot tall. She is a walking heart with arms and legs!
Rosa has an encyclopedic knowledge of medicinal plants and is wonderful to follow on our jungle walks. She loves working with us at the Temple and is very much one of the family; in fact her grand-daughter Luz is married to Brian, our permaculture and community projects manager and they are expecting a baby together in October 2010 – Rosa’s great grandchild. When Rosa is with us, she assumes a lead role in managing the Maestras and serves the medicine during ceremonies.