Hummingbird Retreat Center
- Iquitos, Peru
The Hummingbird Ayahuasca Healing Center specializes in plant spirit medicine using both ayahuasca and huachuma. Our emphasis is on healing: physically, emotionally and spiritually. We offer standard 12 day retreats and also personalized healing retreats of 2-4 weeks for those that need deeper healing or have serious emotional or physical problems. Our center has a 5 year record of getting exceptional results for our clients. We have healed fibro myalgia, arthritis, diabetes, IBS, PTSD from war verterans and other traumas, and variety of physical ailments western medicine could not diagnose. Many have been freed from addictions, and we have successfully treated over 60 people for long term depression.
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IrisTheOwl July 06, 2017
Words could never picture the life changing experience The Hummingbird Retreat Center has been for me and others I witnessed during my time there. I've spent a month there and every second was a healing one, both figuratively and literally. The place is like a little piece of heaven, the staff is friendly and discreet, the food is delicious and most importantly healthy and the organization is impeccable. I felt comfortable and safe; this has become a new home away from home. Jim, the owner, is an exceptional soul, an amazing friend & confider, a tremendous healer and an excellent & competent professional. The Shaman and himself are doing such a hard, tremendous and sacred healing work on people every day that you can't help but feel an infinite gratitude and respect for them and for what they accomplish. This sacred place is healing in so many ways and worth every penny and more. Besides the sacred medicines that will reset your mind, body and spirit to the healthy state you are born in (and should always be in), the fresh air your lungs breathe from the breathtaking jungle and the healthy foods you intake, this unique, magical & beautiful place enables you to meet the most beautiful, brave & wise souls out there, bond deeply & sincerely with brothers & sisters and make long lasting, life changing new connections with people you wouldn't never have been able to otherwise. That being said, it is very important to remember that this is a place for healing and learning; the process can be hard and needs your total commitment. It is important to remember that it is your openness, your humility and your attitude of sincere gratitude & respect that will define your experience and your outcomes. Don't expect anything & just surrender. This is a life changing experience and change can be hard and scary, but like life, it is worth it all! For those suffering from long lasting depression and anxiety; I was one of you, and for the first time in a very long time I can finally say that I am cured! I didn't go there with the hopes of healing my depression because I just couldn't face another failure and yet after a month I was healed; I am healed. And this is not one of those time when you think you're finally free from it and weeks or months or even years after it comes back because it was never really gone; this is knowing without any doubt nor fear that I am cured from depression and anxiety. I'd forgot how freeing life without depression was and I am just now really fully understanding how strong people suffering from depression are. You are brave souls, please don't give up and without expecting anything, give this sacred place a chance to do the same healing it did to me, to you. Will I go back there? In a heart beat! Do I recommend it? Absolutely, without any hesitation nor reservation! If you are serious about your healing and learning journey, this is the ideal place to do it! I wish you a great journey! Jim, words can't express the magnitude of my gratitude to you nor could I say it enough times; thank you again for being who you are and doing what you do. You are doing such a hard and tremendous healing work. People need you, the world needs you; please don't ever stop. I am so grateful for you and this sacred place that has become a new home away from home. I feel like I'll always have an enormous debt to you. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Jamie Nigel July 01, 2017
Jim and his Hummingbird centre provided everything necessary for me to journey deep into myself. I was taken care of perfectly by everybody during my 12 day stay, which gave me the chance to work and fully focus on myself. The program is set up well to achieve as much as one wants to achieve. The ceremonies are sacred activities being led by Maestro Manain and his beautiful Icaros, Macaras and his magical flute. Even Jim participated with some beautiful icaros. During the ceremonies there were several people watching over us which gave a sincere feeling of safety. Fellow travelers who struggled were gently assisted. Equally valuable to the ceremonies were the next morning's sharing circles where everybody could share his experience and Jim and Maestro really took the time to hear you out and help to understand your experiences. The medicin is really strong, and Jim let everybody start with a mild dose to ensure everybody had a good experience. After the first ceremony you could choose you dose with the advise and supervision of Maestro. The locaties of the centre is beautiful and very well maintained. Breathtaking nature which contributed massively in my experience. Staff is extremely humble and friendly. Rooms cleaned everyday. And the food is amazing; never knew Aya dieet food could be this good! Finally I would like to express my deepest grattitude towards Jim. A man with a lifelong experience and a sincere pure hearth. I learned so much from this friendly and loving man. His priority during our stay was to ensure everybody was okay and when somebody needed something, Jim would take care of everything. What I was looking for was a safe, clean and proper environment where I could work on myself. Jim, Maestro Manain and tThe Hummingbird recreat centre provided me with that and so much more. I'm strongly considering to return here in the future, and can definitely recommend this place for anybody! After 6 months I will write another review to share my experiences in my 'new life'.
Whatever comes up, see what is without calling it right or wrong. Pema Chödron