Luís Gonçalves Louro was born in Mira de Aire. His first job at fifteen was to guide groups of visitors in the caves on that small village. Soon he established a strong connection with the Earth.
He initiated his spiritual deepening with the Franciscan brotherhood in Fátima in 1986. Since that time he has been studying and practicing different spiritual traditions.
Luís has been working as teacher and trainer since 1989. He encountered the FSS in 2004 and began to do shamanic healing work. He joined the Foundation for Shamanic Studies as faculty member in 2010.